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Our lab works at the intersection of mass spectrometry and laser spectroscopy. We develop custom instrumentation to generate and trap ions and ion-molecule complexes, control their temperature, then interrogate them by various types of spectroscopy. The instruments we are building are capable of many types of studies, but currently we are particularly interested in learning about electron transfer mechanisms, especially those coupled to proton transfer.

quadrupole mass filter

Rowland Junior Fellows Program

The Rowland Institute at Harvard was originally founded by Edwin H. Land as the Rowland Institute for Science, a basic research organization, conceived to advance science in a wide variety of fields. The Rowland Junior Fellows Program lies at the heart of the Institute: a program dedicated to provide young scientists the opportunity to perform independent experimental research for up to five years with full institutional support and access to the Institute's outstanding technical scientific resources.