Dr. Jacob Petrich

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Professor, Department of Chemistry
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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.

Project

Integrated and Dynamic Multi-Spectroscopic in situ Imaging of Plant Metabolism at the Level of Subcellular Compartments

Area of Expertise: 
Imaging
Education: 
BS, Chemistry, cum laude, Yale University
PhD, Physical Chemistry, the University of Chicago
Contact
515-294-9422
0773 Gilman
Ames
IA
50011-3111