Electronic Structure Lab
General interests of the group are understanding the electronic structure of materials using density functional theory. Current interests include charge transfer excitations in donor acceptor complexes (organic photovolatics), linear and non linear polarizabilities of molecules.
Nuclear & Surface Physics
Welcome and Bienvenidos to the web page of the nuclear and surface physics group! Here you will find information on our current projects, group members, external collaborations, recent publications, research interests, equipment and computational capabilities. We currently have equipment for X-Ray Fluorescence, seismographic equipment and subterranean radon detection capabilities. On the computational aspects we work with Molecular Dynamics simulations for nuclear matter and (soon) with reactions. Please contact us with questions and initiatives, we look forward to hearing from you.
Jorge Lopez, Ph.D.
Optical Spectroscopy & Microscopy Lab
Welcome to the Optical Spectroscopy & Microscopy Laboratory! Our research interests focus on optically and microscopically tailoring the properties of soft and hard condensed matter materials. Employing state-of-the-art instrumentation for confocal Raman, vacuum-based FTIR, and AFM, we provide important insights into procedure optimization for fabricating new materials with emerging technological applications in mind. Our research projects span a broad range from nanoelectronics and nanophotonics to medical diagnostics. We are always interested in interdisciplinary collaborations and in establishing long-term, sustainable research. We cordially invite you to visit our webpage and look forward to hearing from you!
Felicia S. Manciu, Ph.D.
Our research interest focuses on nonlinear optical microscopy and spectroscopy with applications in biophysics. One area is developing advanced optical microscopy for molecular and cellular imaging in medical research. Nonlinear optical microscopes based upon two-photon fluorescence, coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering and pump-probe method, are developed to image a variety of biological tissues and cells both in vitro and in vivo. We are also developing femtosecond laser spectroscopy to study ultrafast dynamics in molecular systems, e.g. organic photovoltaics and novel two-dimensional materials.
Chunqiang Li Ph.D.