Physical Chemistry, Surface Science, Analytical Chemistry, Materials and Solid State Chemistry — New laser and synchrotron spectroscopy methods are developed for the study of chemistry in aqueous systems, properties and reactions at liquid surfaces, nonlinear optical imaging, new forms of matter, and molecular astrophysics.
Active projects include terahertz laser spectroscopy of clusters, synchrotron X-ray spectroscopy of liquids and their surfaces, nonlinear chemical imaging microscopy of novel and nanostructured materials, and chemical reactions at liquid surfaces. We continue to focus on problems involving liquid water and its surface.
Professor, born 1947; B.S. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (1970); Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison (1977); National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow-NIST, Boulder, CO (1977-79); Dreyfus Award (1979); Presidential Young Investigator Award (1984); Miller Research Professor (1985-86); E.K. Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy (1989); Michelson Prize for Spectroscopy (1989); Lippincott Medal for Spectroscopy (1992); Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award (1992); ACS Harrison Howe Award (1992); Royal Society of Chemistry Bourke Medal (1992); Churchill Fellowship, Cambridge University (1995); Humboldt Senior Scientist Award (1995); Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1995); Fellow of APS, OSA, and Royal Society of Chemistry; Member of National Academy of Sciences (1999); Pittsburgh Spectroscopy Award (1999); ACS Irving Langmuir Prize in Chemical Physics (2000); Centenary Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2001); E.O. Lawrence Award (2004); Johannes Markus Marci Medal (Czechoslovakia, 2004); Morino Lectureship (Japan, 2005); Oxford University Hinshelwood Lectureship (2006); Inaugural Solvay Chair in Chemistry (Belgium, 2008); ACS Peter DeBye Award in Physical Chemistry (2009).