My research involves the use of UV laser spectroscopic techniques in a number of novel experiments in gas-phase chemical physics. The aim is to understand more about how chemical reactions happen at a microscopic level, and how the outcome of a collision between molecules can be controlled. Current experiments include the study of the properties and applications of highly excited "Rydberg states" of atoms and molecules, the study of photodissociation dynamics, the control of molecular motion using electromagnetic fields and the study of chemical collisions at ultralow temperatures.
Physical Chemistry (undergraduates, years 1 to 3) and Part II project supervision
Email: Professor Tim Softley