It is the ambition of this group to understand chemical reactions, one molecule at a time, with spatial and temporal resolution sufficient to resolve the making and breaking of individual bonds. We look forward to the day when we will be able to visualize how energy, localized in one part of a single molecule, redistributes itself to other parts of the molecule and to its surroundings. We have a dream that we will build supra-molecular structures by simply mixing the precursors together and allowing them to self-assemble in a predetermined manner. The realization of these dreams requires that we understand interfacial and nanoscale phenomena at a fundamental level. This journey will change the way that we think about chem.

The objective of this research program is to advance our understanding of interfacial science and to develop technical abilities so that we can address the challenges posed by these dreams.

Recent News:

– Congratulations to Lauren Towers for her graduation! We wish her and Maxime Zitouni the best of luck in their future ventures. 

– We say goodbye to Wasim Nawaj and wish him the best of luck in his future ventures.

– Congratulations to Laura McDonnell and Caitlin My Hanh Thi Le on their graduation! We wish them luck in their future ventures.

– Congratulations to Lauren Towers, Jessica Kolora, and Belinta Simiyu for presenting at the 87th Intercollegiate Student Chemists Convention (ISCC) and to Belinta for placing first place in the physical chemistry division.

– Congratulations to undergraduates Lauren Towers, Jessica Kolora, and Belinta Simiyu on their oral presentations at the Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creativity.

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