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Ultrafast Spectroscopic Investigation of Dynamics in Complex media (MEECHU16SF)

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    Prof S Meech
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  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

Ultrafast spectroscopy provides detailed insights into molecular dynamics. In our group we use the most modern tools of ultrafast spectroscopy to look at excited state reactions, energy and electron transfer dynamics and the molecular level details of the mechanism of operation of light activated protein.

Funding Notes

This PhD project is offered on a self-funding basis. It is open to applicants with funding or those applying to funding sources. Details of tuition fees can be found at https://www.uea.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research-degrees/fees-and-funding .

A bench fee is also payable on top of the tuition fee to cover specialist equipment or laboratory costs required for the research. The amount charged annually will vary considerably depending on the nature of the project and applicants should contact the primary supervisor for further information about the fee associated with the project.


i) F. V. A. Camargo, H. L. Anderson, S. R. Meech and I. A. Heisler* ‘Full Characterization of Vibrational Coherence in a Porphyrin Chromophore by Two-dimensional Electronic Spectroscopy’ J. Phys. Chem. A, 2015, 119, 95-101
ii) F. Palombo, I. Heisler, B. Hribar-Lee, S. R. Meech ‘Tuning the Hydrophobic Interaction: Ultrafast Optical Kerr Effect Study of Aqueous Ionene Solutions’ J. Phys. Chem. B 2015, 119, 8900 - 8908
iii) J. Conyard, A. Cnossen, W. R. Brown, B. L. Feringa, and S. R. Meech ‘Chemically Optimising Operational Efficiency of Molecular Rotary Motors’ J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 9692-9700 (Featured as a ‘Spotlight article’ 10.1021/ja506476x, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 9519-9520)
iv) R. Brust, A. Lukacs, A. Haigney, K. Addison, A. Gil, M. Towrie, I. P. Clark, G. M. Greetham, P. J. Tonge and S. R. Meech ‘Proteins in Action: Femtosecond to Millisecond Dynamics of the Blue Light Sensing Protein AppA’ J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 16168-74 (JACS ‘Spotlight article’, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 16745 and featured in JACS select DOI: 10.1021/ja510614s, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 16695−16697)
v) S. P. Laptenok, A. Lukacs, R. Brust, A. Gil, I. Sazanovich, G. M. Greetham, P. J. Tonge. and S. R. Meech ‘Complete Proton Transfer Cycle in GFP and Its T203V and S205V Mutants’ Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 9303 - 9307

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