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Chemical Dynamics People


Chemical dynamics research is conducted by the groups led by the academics listed below, click on their pictures to find out more about the activities in their research groups.

Dr. Dave Townsend

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We investigate the "ultrafast" time-resolved dynamics of excess energy redistribution in gas-phase model biological systems.

DT Webpages

Dr. Stuart J. Greaves

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We use experimental and theoretical methods to study the dynamics of chemical reactions in solution, at interfaces and in the gas phase.

SJG Webpages

Prof. Matthew L. Costen

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We use high-resolution spectroscopy to study photodissociation, gas-phase inelastic collisions and collisions at soft interfaces.

MLC Webpages

Dr. Hendrik Nahler

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We study the photodissociation dynamics of atmospherically relevant molecules on water ice surfaces at near-ambient conditions.

NHN Webpages

Prof. Martin J. Paterson

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We develop and apply theoretical methods to describe the electronically excited states of molecules, particularly those where light absorption causes new and interesting chemistry to occur.

MJP Webpages

Prof. Kenneth G. McKendrick

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We use laser-based methods to study the dynamics of reactive and inelastic collisions in the gas phase and at gas-liquid interfaces.

KGMcK webpages

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Postdoctoral Researchers

picture of David Hadden Dr David Hadden   WPG.27A
Research Associate on Gas Phase and Interfacial Dynamics
 

picture of Tom Sharples Dr Tom Sharples   WPG.27A
Research Associate on Crossed Molecular Beam Dynamics
 

picture of Simon Purcell Dr Simon Purcell   WPG.27A
Research Associate on Interfacial Dynamics

blank head, image coming soon Dr Paul Lane   WPG.28
Research Associate on Interfacial Dynamics
 


PhD Students

blank head, image coming soon Danica Pinto   WPG.02
1st Year PhD student working on Photochemistry on ice surfaces.

blank head, image coming soon Chiara Capuano   WPG.02
1st Year PhD student working on Photochemistry on ice surfaces.

blank head, image coming soon Thomas Messider   WPG.28
2nd Year PhD student working on Imaging Interfacial Dynamics.

blank head, image coming soon Robert Bianchini   WPG.27A
2nd Year PhD student working on Interfacial Dynamics.

blank head, image coming soon Thomas Luxford   WPG.27A
3rd Year PhD student working on Crossed Molecular Beam Dynamics.

blank head, image coming soon Cassandra Rusher   WPG.28
4th Year PhD student working on VMI experiments.


Alumni

Dr Maria Antonia Tesa Serrate (PhD) Engineer, Edinburgh Instruments Ltd., Livingston
Dr Stephen McGurk (PhD) Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Edinburgh
Alan Sage (PDRA) Graduate software engineer with Renishaw.
Dr Kerry Relf (King) (PhD) Scottish Water, Edinburgh
Dr Grant Paterson (PhD) Research Scientist at Hydrafact Ltd, Edinburgh
Dr Carla Kidd (Waring) (PhD) Physical Chemistry Teaching Fellow, University of Leeds
Dr Paul Bagot (PDRA) FIM and Atom Probe Group (Oxford)
Iain Ballingall
Dr Sarantos Marinakis (PDRA) Lecturer in Physical Chemistry, Queen Mary College, London
Dr Mhairi Allan (PhD) Chemistry Teacher (Manchester)
Dr Azhagammai Alagappan (PhD)
Dr Sven Köhler (PhD) Dalton Fellow (University of Manchester)
Dr Graham Richmond (PhD) Oxford Medical Diagnostics / Gus Hancock Research Group (Oxford)
Dr Hailey Kelso (PhD) Unilever Research (Port Sunlight)
Dr Hilary Crichton (PhD) Associate Editor, Journal of Applied Polymer Science (NJ, USA)
Dr David Henderson (PDRA) SAIC Ltd. (Cambridge)
Dr Florian Ausfelder (PDRA) DECHEMA (Frankfurt)
Dr Craig Murray (PhD) Assistant Professor, University of California Irvine (CA, USA)
Dr Colin Randall (PhD) THUS plc.
Dr Gillian Sweeney (PhD) Chemistry teacher (Cheshire)
Dr Neil Jackson (PhD) Research Machines plc.
Dr Cameron Watson (PhD) Shell
Dr Allister Watson (PhD) Edwards
Dr Graeme Maitland (PhD) Cisco Systems (California)