Eric Borguet

Dr. Eric Borguet is the Hazel Tomlinson Professor of Chemistry at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. He was born and spent his formative years in Dublin, Ireland. He attended college in France at the Université de Paris-Sud (XI-Orsay), where he studied chemistry and physics. He traveled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the USA and obtained his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania in 1993, under the mentorship of Professor Hai-Lung Dai, where he studied adsorption and intermolecular interaction on stepped metal surfaces. His post-doctoral training was completed at Columbia University in the group of Professor Kenneth Eisenthal, using nonlinear optics to investigate spectroscopy and ultrafast dynamics at liquid interfaces. Chemical and physical processes at surfaces and interfaces are the principal focus of his ongoing research program at Temple University. His research activities have resulted in over 150 peer-reviewed publications,  in excess of 300 invited talks, and more than 280 contributed presentations.

Eric has mentored 31 graduate students, 23 of whom earned a Ph.D. and went on to post-doctoral fellowships, as well as industrial and academic careers. He has advised over 100 undergraduate researchers, many of whom have continued to graduate studies. His group has welcomed 16 visiting graduate students, as well as 5 sabbatical visiting scholars. He has supervised the training of 17 post-doctoral fellows.


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Current Research themes:
Nonlinear Optics and Ultrafast Processes at Interfaces
Development of Ultrafast Optical Parametric Amplifiers
Electrical Conductivity and Switching in Single Molecules
Molecular Interactions and Catalysis with Nanoporous Materials (MOFs, COFs, SWNTs, …)
Nanomaterial Synthesis and Characterization
Scanning Probe Microscopy
Nanoscale Dynamics at Interfaces
Sensors for Biological and Chemical Agents
Environmental Chemistry

Honors and Awards:
Inaugural Hazel Tomlinson Professor of Chemistry 2023-present
Morino Lectureship, Japan 2019-2020
Honorary Visiting Professor, Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, India 2019-2020
Fullbright Specialist Roster, 2018-2023
Visiting Professor, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France 2013
Temple CST Dean’s Distinguished Excellence in Mentoring Award, 2012
Visiting Professor, Hokkaido University, Japan 2012
American Physical Society Fellow, 2010
American Chemical Society, Philadelphia Section Award, 2009
U.S. Young Observer to 2007 IUPAC General Assembly and Congress, 2007
Visiting Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2007-2008
Visiting Professor, Université de Bordeaux, France 1999
NSF- CAREER Award, 1998-2002

Current Appointments:
Hazel Tomlinson Professor of Chemistry, Temple University, 2023-present
Professor of Chemistry, Temple University, 2007-present

Previous Appointments:
Adjunct Professor, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, 2010-2013
Adjunct Professor of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2002-2010
Associate Professor of Chemistry, Temple University, 2004-2007
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, 1996-2004

Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Columbia University, New York, 1993-1996
“Nonlinear Optical Studies of Spectroscopy and Dynamics at Liquid Interfaces”
Advisor: Professor Kenneth Eisenthal

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1993
“Spectroscopic Study of Adsorption and Intermolecular Interactions on Stepped Metal Surfaces” 
Advisor: Professor Hai-Lung Dai

B.Sc., Maîtrise de Chimie-Physique, Université de Paris-Sud (XI-Orsay) France 1986

Dr. Eric Borguet’s CV

Department of Chemistry
130 Beury Hall
Temple University
1901 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Office: 1 (215) 204-9696, Room 252

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