The van der Veen lab receives the NSF CAREER award for the proposal entitled "CAREER: Ultrafast Imaging and Spectroscopy of Cooperative Phenomena in Photomagnetic Nanomaterials". This will support ongoing work on ultrafast photoswitching experiments using transient absorption spectroscopy, as well as first ultrafast electron microscopy experiments on cooperative spin crossover materials.
Junior UIUC Chemistry major Henry will working on simulations for XANES spectra of ZnTe/CdSe core-shell quantum dots. He is also working on theoretical estimations of laser induced heating effects. Welcome Henry!