Dr. Eric A. McArthur
Dr. Eric A. McArthur, formerly an undergraduate researcher in the Borguet laboratory from 2000-2003, successfully defended his dissertation on July 22, 2008. Eric’s dissertation work “Time-Resolved Second Harmonic Generation Studies at Aqueous Liquid Interfaces” investigated molecular photophysics and photochemstry in theses unique environments. The research was carried out under the guidance of Professor Ken Eisenthal at Columbia University in New York City.As an undergraduate in the Borguet group, Eric helped develop Fluorescence Labeling of Surface Species (FLOSS) and is co-author of two papers using the technique. Eric found his time in the Borguet group to be an impelling experience that has positively impacted his academic endeavors. The experience inspired him to pursue graduate research in the area of spectroscopy and surface science.After his Ph.D., Eric was a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University in the Weiss lab where he studied the physical chemistry of semiconductor quantum dots, quantum dot-organic complexes, and other nanostructures. Eric is currently working as a Field Service Engineer at Spectra Physics-Newport.