The goal of my research program is to develop a microscopic understanding of how coupled electronic, vibrational, and solvent/bath degrees of freedom optimize charge and energy transfer pathways in molecular photochemistry. The direct time-dependent visualization of charge delocalization is a crucial first step in understanding charge and energy transfer and subsequently designing molecules and materials for efficient capture and transport of electronic energy. To achieve the above goals major research efforts, our group has focused on (i) the development of new multidimensional spectroscopies to directly probe the coherent couplings between vibrational and electronic motion and (ii) the use of femtosecond (fs) X-ray spectroscopy to probe electron delocalization dynamics across a donor-acceptor interface with sub 50 fs time resolution.

Awards and Achievements

  • CAREER award
  • Sloan Fellowship