My research involves the application of laser techniques to problems in damage to DNA (from UV light or high energy radiation), nanoparticle therapies for melanoma, and characterizing light harvesting in molecular and nanoparticle based materials for solar energy. My lab utilizes femtosecond laser based spectroscopies to elucidate mechanisms in liquid solution photochemistry as well as nanoscale materials and has particular expertise in photoelectron, ionization and excitonic transport processes. My group collaborates broadly with researchers in medicine, electrical and biomedical engineering, physics, physical and theoretical chemistry around the world.

Awards and Achievements

  • Fellow American Physical Society
  • Fellow Royal Society of Chemistry