The Lord Porter Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopy Laboratory
An EPSRC Capital Equipment Award
We are interested in all aspects of light-matter interaction in condensed phase.
Examples of some of our research directions include:
We are members of the EPSRC Grand Challenges Networks:
We are integrated into multiple University of Sheffield initiatives:
Laboratory capabilities at a glance:
Join the team - get in touch! Contact us to become a user, a collaborator, or both:
Dimitri Chekulaev, scientist-in-charge: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Julia Weinstein: email@example.com, or anyone from the team
Interested in applying for a fellowship? Contact one of our team!
Interested in PhD or postdoc positions? Get in touch!
Industrial collaborations welcome - get in touch.
The Opening Meeting on 14 March 2018
was attended by ~150 laser enthusiasts, with >100 from outside Sheffield
We are very grateful to our guests of honour, Lady Stella Porter and Dr Andrew Porter
10.00 - Arrival, tea, coffee, lab tours
Session 1. Chair: Peter Styring, University of Sheffield
12.00 - Lunch, lab tours
13.30 - Official opening of the laboratory by Lady Stella Porter and Dr Andrew Porter
Session 2. Chair: Tony Ryan, University of Sheffield
13.40 - Professor John Derrick, Vice President, Faculty of Science
13.50 - David Phillips, Imperial College London: "Flash photolysis - a historical perspective"
14.20 - Julia Weinstein, Dimitri Chekulaev, University of Sheffield - "Introduction to the Laboratory"
14.35 - Majed Chergui, Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne, Switzerland: "Ultrafast electronic, spin and structural dynamics: X-ray and optical studies"
15.05 - Jenny Clark, University of Sheffield "Spectroscopy of organic semiconductors from solar cells to polaritons"
15.25 - Coffee, tea, cakes
Session 3. Chair: John Kelly, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
15.50 - Theo Keane, University of Sheffield "Vibrational control of electron transfer"
16.10 - Adrien Chauvet, University of Sheffield "Quantum control: shaping light to probe and control chemistry"
16.50 - Andrew Orr-Ewing, University of Bristol: "Watching chemical reactions with ultrafast infrared spectroscopy"
17.20 - Anthony Parker, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK: "Lasers for Science - from Chemistry to Medicine"
17.50 - Closing remarks
19.00 - Dinner
PHOTOGRAPHS and VIDEOS of the lectures - to follow soon