Our research group uses light to study a range of fundamental and applied problems. We use and develop light-based techniques involving ultrafast lasers generating picosecond (10–12 sec) to femtosecond (10–15 sec) and steady-state sources. Our work involves extensive collaborations with other scientists both on and off campus. Three major areas of work involve: solvation dynamics, subdiffraction-limited imaging and food safety. We are also entering the arena of developing alternate energy sources such as biofuels and photovoltaics.
Dr. Jacob Petrich
Professor, Department of Chemistry
Area of Expertise:
BS, Chemistry, cum laude, Yale University
PhD, Physical Chemistry, the University of Chicago