Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine

Ultrafast nonlinear spectroscopy

(949) 824-6851 | | Group page

Senior Personnel

Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine

Ultrafast nonlinear spectroscopy and microscopy

(949) 824-1263 | | Group page

Donald Bren Professor of Chemistry and Physics, University of California, Irvine

Spectroscopy with submolecular resolution using inelastic STM

(949) 824-5234 | | Group page

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Penn State University

Theory of Molecular Plasmonics and Computational Spectroscopy

(814) 867-1787 | | Group page

Associate Professor, University of California, Irvine
(949) 824-5996 | | Group page

R. K. Mellon Professor, University of PIttsburgh

Condensed Matter Physics

(412) 624-3599 | | Group page

Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine

Non-linear optical (CARS) microscopy

(949) 824-9942 | | Group page

Professor of Chemistry, Northwestern University

Energy Science; Theory & Computation

(847) 491-5657 | | Group page

Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Utah

Interfacial & Bioanalytical Chemistry (IBAC) photochemical properties

(801) 585-1434 | | Group page

Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry, Northwestern University

Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy

(847) 491-3516 | | Group page

Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, University of California, Irvine
(949) 824-0378 | | Group page

Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine

Condensed Matter Physics

(949) 824-7640 | | Group page


Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy, University of California, Irvine
(949) 824-9961 | | Group page

Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine
(949) 824-1746 | | Group page

Researcher, University of Jyväskylä
+358 40 805 4356 |

Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine
(949) 824-8572 | | Group page

Professor of Chemistry, The University of Liverpool
+44-151-794 3518 |

Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine
(949) 824-5566 | | Group page

Director, Technology and Applications Center
(949) 863-3144 |

Professional Staff

Venkat Bommisetty
Managing Director
949-824-2646 | VenkatB@UCI.EDU

Erika Metz
Administrative Specialist
949-824-4560 |

Danielle Watt
Director, Education and Outreach
949-824-9473 |

Project Scientists & Specialists

Kevin L. Kohlstedt
Research Assistant Professor, Northwestern, Schatz group

My research interests involve describing mesoscale phenomena such as charge transfer in photovoltaic materials, plasmon coupling of self-assembled metal nanostructures, and anisotropic cluster growth, using computational and theoretical frameworks. | Group page

Joonhee Lee
Project Scientist, UC Irvine, Apkarian group

Time-resolved scannning tunneling microscopy, Single molecule Raman Spectroscopy, Ultrafast electron dynamics in plasmonic materials

Hiroaki Maekawa
Associate Specialist, UC Irvine, Ge group

Ultrafast nonlinear spectroscopy, multidimensional infrared spectroscopy and nonlinear microscopy. | Group page

Postdoctoral Scholars

Mayukh Banik
UC Irvine, Apkarian group

Understanding orientation dependent chirality of single metallic nano-dimers invoking magnetic dipole and electric quadrupole to SERS effect.

Craig T. Chapman
Northwestern University, Schatz group

My research is focused on understanding the dynamical behavior of molecular systems, with special attention to the areas of clean energy, human health, and technology. The principle research strategies I employ include cutting-edge quantum chemical computational techniques as well as analytical theory. | Group page

Xing Chen
Penn State University, Jensen group

My research interests involve the method development for investigating the plasmonic response of metallic nanoparticles in quantum size regime and the plasmon-enhanced nonlinear spectroscopy. | Group page

Yinsheng Guo
Northwestern University, Schatz group
My research focuses on coherent Raman spectroscopy and other ultrafast nonlinear spectroscopies. | Group page

Cheng-Tsung Eric Lai
Postdoctoral Scholar, Northwestern, Schatz group
My current research is focused on computational and theoretical studies of soft materials self-assembly. | Group page

Zhansheng Lu
UC Irvine, Wu group

First-principles calculation on the environment and energy (three way catalysts, fuel cell and gas sensor) related material and Nano-materials | Group page

Sudipta Mukherjee
UC Irvine, Ge group
Ultrafast Nonlinear Spectroscopy, Nonlinear microscopy, Surface Enhanced Nonlinear spectroscopy | Group page

Shu-Ting Pi
UC Irvine, Wu group

Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics | Group page

Andrew Sirjoosingh
Northwestern University, Schatz group

My research interests include developing ways to model time- and energy-resolved two-photon photoemission experiments on metal surfaces as well as metal nanoparticles. | Group page

Shijing Tan
University of PIttsburgh, Petek group

I study the spectra and electron dynamics in surface plasmon enhanced photocatalysis with time-resolved two-photon photoemission spectroscopy. | Group page

Graduate Students

Brian Albee
University of California, Irvine, Potma group

Construction and characterization of nanoscale Au plasmonic devices for the study of ultrafast electron transport processes and magnetic field enhancement, using a combination of photolithography, electrochemical, and focused ion beam (FIB) milling fabrication techniques. | Group page

Lindsey Beecher
University of Utah, Shumaker-Parry group

My research focuses on the self-assembly of Au nanoparticle and Ag nanocube dimer structures to produce localized fields that will lead to enhanced Raman spectroscopy signals. | Group page

Siyu Chen
UC Irvine, Ho Group

Single molecule microscopy and spectroscopy. | Group page

Naihao Chiang
Northwestern University, Van Duyne group

My research is focused on develping tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy under ultrahigh vacuum conditions. | Group page

Kevin T. Crampton
UC Irvine, Apkarian group

My research involves investigating the coupling of light to surface plasmon polaritons via tailored, transient optical gratings. This coupling scheme is then utilized to remotely launch surface plasmons at nanojunctions to drive and monitor space-time resolved chemistry.

Yanan Dai
University of PIttsburgh, Petek group

Ultrafast photoemission electron microscopy of plasmonic nanostructures | Group page

Kan Fu
UC Irvine, Law group

STM studies of coupling in QD oligomers, Inductive effect of organic ligands for quantum dots. | Group page

John Houlihan
University of California, Irvine, Apkarian group

Manipulation of nanoparticles to fabricate enhanced magnetic field structures, electrical characterization of conductive polymers, and tip-enhanced raman spectroscopy by utilizing scanning electron microscopy and a nanomanipulation device.

Junghoon Jahng
UC Irvine, Potma group

Studying photo-induced force microscopy and spectroscopy by combining atomic force microscope with optical microscope. Key words: chemical imaging of a single molecule, optical binding. | Group page

Sam Keene
UC Irvine, Law group

Optical and electronic studies of Quantum dot assemblies. Quantum dot field effect transistors and solar cells. Optical and mechanical manipulation of nanoscale objects.

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Ryan Khan
UC Irvine, Potma group

Studying photo-induced force microscopy, combining mechanical force detection with optical microscopy. | Group page

Christian Kim
University of California, Irvine, Ho group

Study of single molecule dynamics with sub-angstrom spatial resolution and ultrafast temporal resolution using a femtosecond laser-coupled scanning tunneling microscope. | Group page

Cady Lancaster
University of Utah, Shumaker-Parry group

Investigating cleaning techniques for gold nanoparticles to optimize thin film deposition and development of a gold nanocrescent/alumina substrate for surface enhanced spectroscopy | Group page

Shaowei Li
University of California, Irvine, Ho group

Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Microscopy | Group page

Pengchong Liu
Penn State University, Jensen group

My research is focused on understanding the interactions between plasmonic nanoparticles and adsorbed molecules, and their effects on the optical properties on both of them. I'm also interested in developing new computational models for accurate and fast simulations of large plasmonic systems. | Group page

Zhongyue Luan
UC Irvine, Law group

My research involves building plasmonic nanocrystal dimer SERS platform for study of charge transfer. | Group page

Hannah Mayhew
Northwestern University, Van Duyne group

My research involves pairing plasmonic enhancement with excited state vibrational spectroscopies. I am interested in integrating ultrafast time resolution with nanoscale surface characterization techniques. The goal of this project is to study site-specific dynamics of materials relevant to photovoltaic devices. | Group page

Michael O. McAnally
Northwestern University, Van Duyne and Schatz Research Groups

My research focuses on understanding the fundamental physics behind plasmonically-enhanced coherent Raman scattering (CRS) spectroscopies from a combined experiment-theory approach. When CRS events are plasmonically-enhanced, unusual spectral behavior is observed due to the combination of plasmonically-enhanced optical fields with the coupled driven-oscillators of the molecule-plasmon-light interactions. Using a variety of experimental CRS techniques and theoretical analytic models for light-matter interaction in plasmonically-enhanced CRS, we are beginning to understand the physics at a deeper level. | Group page

Calvin Jay Patel
UC Irvine, Ho group

Research and development of a Radio Frequency Scanning Tunneling Microscope(RF-STM) with the capability to detect photon induced tunneling current for the purposes of combining femtosecond temporal resolution and sub-angstrom spatial resolution. | Group page

Laura Ríos
UC Irvine, Apkarian group

I propose to explore the rectifying abilities of DBDT for implementation in solar energy technology. Major characterization methods include STM and AFM experiments.

Kate Rodriguez
UC Irvine, Apkarian group

My research focuses on investigating the Raman scattering process of plasmonic nanoparticles, typically consisting of metallic nanospheres functionalized with a molecular Raman reporter. Of particular interest are considerations such as the chirality of the plasmons and the interference effects that arise between the scattering processes of the metal and molecule. These phenomena are studied via polarization-resolved and intensity-dependent surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy.

Emily Sprague-Klein
Northwestern University, Van Duyne Group

My research currently involves photostability studies of four-waving mixing substrates for surface-enhanced stimulated raman spectroscopy (SE-FSRS) and surface-enhanced coherent raman scattering (SE-CARS).  We have observed novel spectral features that can be explained by plasmon-driven hot electron chemistry and are working towards dynamic control of these charge transfer processes by utilizing increased temporal resolution.  I am also pursuing theoretical calculations of non-equilibrium electron dynamics in order to gain insight into rapid thermalization processes occurring within experimental ultrafast systems. | Group page

Peter Stevenson
University of Utah, Shumaker-Parry group

Chirality is a property of asymmetry with significance in many branches of science and refers to the handedness of a material. Plasmonic materials have also been observed to exhibit handedness in response to light, which represents the basis of chiral plasmonics. I focus on the fabrication and characterization of nanomaterials (as related to chiral plasmonics) prepared using a copper mask nanosphere template lithography method developed in our lab. It is anticipated the versatility offered in this fabrication approach, in conjunction with adequate characterization of associated chiroptical activity, these efforts will lead to scenarios involving chiral plasmon-driven chemistry. | Group page

Nicholas Tallarida
UC Irvine, Apkarian group

I use a scanning tunneling microscope to study single molecule electron dynamics and Tip Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy. I am also investigating an intrinsically conductive metalorganic polymer for its use as molecular wires.

Faezeh Tork-Ladani
UC Irvine, Potma group
Studying photo-induced force microscopy.
Analytical modeling and full wave simulations to study electrodynamics 
of a few geometries of nanostructures used for single molecule spectroscopy and imaging. | Group page

Undergraduate Students

Facheng Guo
UC Irvine, Undergraduate Researcher, Potma group | Group page

External Advisory Board

Mark Johnson
Arthur T. Kemp Professor of Chemistry, Yale University

Mostafa El-Sayed
Regents' Professor and Julius Brown Chair, Georgia Tech

Supratik Guha
Director, Physical Sciences, IBM Research

Robert J. Phillipy
President CEO, Newport Corporation, Irvine

Paul Weiss
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA