Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry

Physical Chemistry and Spectroscopy

HRSMC research theme 2

The interaction between light and molecular matter is at the basis of a large number of fundamental and applied research areas in molecular chemistry and physics.

In this HRSMC research theme light is used to probe as well as utilize fundamental processes, such as

  • reaction mechanisms and dynamics;
  • catalytic events;
  • energy and electron transfer;
  • conformational dynamics; and
  • dynamic life processes.

Concurrently advanced spectroscopic techniques are used to elucidate inter- and circumstellar chemistry, and for analytical applications.

Participating research groups 

Many of the groups working in this area are renowned for their development and application of new spectroscopic techniques. Although academic research in spectroscopy is rather widespread in The Netherlands, the photochemical and photophysical research of inorganic and organic compounds in gas and condensed phases is more and more confined to groups within the HRSMC. 

 

Theme

Group/University/staff members

2

 

Biomolecular Spectroscopy (VU/LaserLaB)

Dr. F. Ariese

 

Biophysical Organic Chemistry (UL/LIC)

Prof. dr. H.J.M. de Groot, Dr. Alia, Dr. F. Buda, Dr. G.J.A. Sevink                 

 

Hybrid Solar Energy Conversion (VU/LaserLaB) 

Dr.  E.L. von Hauff

 

Laboratory Astrophysics and Astrochemistry (UL/LION)

Prof. dr. H.  Linnartz

 

Molecular Nano-Optics and Spins (UL/LION)

Prof. dr. E.J.J. Groenen, Prof. dr. M. Orrit, Dr. P. Gast, Dr. M. I. Huber

 

Molecular Photonics (UvA/HIMS)

Prof. dr. A.M. Brouwer, Prof. dr. W.J. Buma, Prof. dr. S. Woutersen, Dr. ir. A. Petrignani-Taube, Dr. R. M. Williams, Dr. H. Zhang. Guest Appointment: Dr. S. Castellanos Ortega (ARCNL), Prof. dr. J. Oomens (Radboud University)

 

Molecular Structure and Dynamics - FELIX / Molecular and Biophysics (RU/IMM)

Prof. dr. J. Oomens, Dr. J.M. Bakker, Dr. A.M. Rijs

 

Surface Chemistry and Catalysis (UL/LIC)

Prof. dr. M. Koper1, Dr. W.T. Fu, Dr. I.M.N. Groot, Dr. D. Hetterscheid, Dr. L.B.F. Juurlink

 

 

Published by  Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry

23 January 2018