What's New In the Lab?
After 6 months in our lab as a visiting student Mahtab Abtahi returns home. During the farewell lunch she was finally introduced to bubble tea. All the best, Mahtab, we hope to see you again soon!
Congratulations to Jeff Crouse who successfully defended his PhD thesis
INVESTIGATIONS OF ICE PHOTODYNAMICS: MOLECULAR DYNAMICS STUDIES AND AN APPARATUS FOR SOLID SAMPLE VELOCITY MAP IMAGING
Jeff will take his expertise on theoretical and experimental physical chemistry to the Royal Military college as an instructor in Quantum Chemistry and to the University of Waterloo as a postdoctoral fellow.
Five excellent students from our lab will be presenting their projects today at the annual Queen's Chemistry Undergraduate Poster Session. This departmental tradition allows students completing a 4th year project to present their research to friends and colleagues. Come join us today in the 4th floor lounge to hear more about their work!
Although traditional 3D fluorescence spectroscopy is a powerful analytical technique, it is also notoriously slow, making it inappropriate for kinetic studies. Our paper presents a much faster way to collect 3D fluorescence measurements, using Hadamard 'barcodes' to encode a white light source and the corresponding fluorescence signal. In this work, we used a submersible fiber-probe to measure both the degradation kinetics of spinach extract in acid, and the thermal degradation kinetics of rhodamine B.