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Vibrational Spectroscopy
August 5-10, 2012
University of New England
Biddeford, ME

The Vibrational Spectroscopy conference brings together experimentalists and theoreticians working at the frontiers of modern vibrational spectroscopy, with a special emphasis on spectroscopies that probe the structure and dynamics of molecules in gases, liquids, and at interfaces. The conference explores the wide range of state-of-the-art techniques based on vibrational motion. These techniques span the fields of time-domain, high-resolution frequency-domain, spatially-resolved, nonlinear, and multidimensional spectroscopies. The conference highlights both the application of these techniques in chemistry, materials, biology, the environment, and medicine as well as the development of theoretical models that enable one to connect spectroscopic signatures to underlying molecular motions including chemical reaction dynamics. The conference goal is to advance the field of vibrational spectroscopy by bringing together a collection of researchers who share common interests and who will gain from discussing work at the forefront of several connected areas. The intent is to emphasize the insights and understanding that studies of vibrations provide about a variety of molecular systems ranging from small polyatomic molecules to large biomolecules, nanomaterials, and environmental systems.


Contributors

SUNDAY
2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in (Office Closed 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmVibrational Motions in Chemical Reactions
Discussion Leader: Tim Zwier (Purdue)
7:40 pm - 8:15 pmMathias Weber (Colorado/JILA)
"Charge redistribution and charge transfer reactions in clusters"
8:15 pm - 8:25 pmDiscussion
8:25 pm - 9:00 pmAndrew Orr-Ewing (Bristol)
"Vibrationally resolved chemical reaction dynamics in solution"
9:00 pm - 9:10 pmDiscussion
9:10 pm - 9:30 pm2-min Poster Talk Lightning Round I
9:30 pmWelcome Reception
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmVibrational Dynamics in Materials and Energy Conversion
Discussion Leader: Nancy Levinger (Colorado State)
9:00 am - 9:35 amTim Lian (Emory)
"Probing Molecular Structure and Ultrafast Dynamics at Adsorbate/Solid Interface by Time-Resolved Vibration SFG Spectroscopy"
9:35 am - 9:45 amDiscussion
9:45 am - 10:20 amAaron Massari (Minnesota)
"Sum Frequency Generation Spectroscopy of Organic Transistors"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:35 amAbe Nitzan (Tel Aviv)
"Vibrational heating, electronic heating and heat transport in molecular junctions"
11:35 am - 11:45 amDiscussion
11:45 am - 12:20 pmJohn Asbury (Penn State)
"Ultrafast Vibrational Probes of Electronic Processes in Materials"
12:20 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session I
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmVibrational Dynamics in Biology
Discussion Leader: Nien-Hui Ge (UC Irvine)
7:30 pm - 8:05 pmSharon Hammes-Schiffer (Penn State)
"Ultrafast Dynamics of Photoinduced Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer Reactions in Solution"
8:05 pm - 8:15 pmDiscussion
8:15 pm - 8:50 pmPaul Cremer (Texas A&M)
"Investigating Ion Binding to Peptides and Surfaces by SFG"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:30 pm2-min Poster Talk Lightning Round II
9:30 pmPoster Session I (continued)
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmVibrations at Interfaces
Discussion Leader: Sylvie Roke (EPFL)
9:00 am - 9:35 amRon Shen (UC Berkeley)
"Some basic problems on surface sum-frequency spectroscopy"
9:35 am - 9:45 amDiscussion
9:45 am - 10:20 amJim Skinner (Wisconsin)
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:35 amElsa Yan (Yale)
"Chiral Sum Frequency Generation Spectroscopy for Characterization of Protein Structures and Dynamics at Interfaces"
11:35 am - 11:45 amDiscussion
11:45 am - 12:20 pmJohn Conboy (Utah)
"A New Perspective on Lipid Membrane Structure and Dynamics Provided by Sum-Frequency Vibrational Spectroscopy"
12:20 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session II
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmSpatially Resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy
Discussion Leader: Mischa Bonn (MPI Mainz)
7:30 pm - 8:05 pmSteve Baldelli (Houston)
"Sum Frequency Generation Microscopy of Monolayers on Metal and Metal Alloy Surfaces"
8:05 pm - 8:15 pmDiscussion
8:15 pm - 8:50 pmCarol Hirschmugl (UW Milwaukee)
"Infrared Imaging at the Diffraction Limit using a Multiple Beam Synchrotron Source and Focal Plane Array"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:30 pm2-min Poster Talk Lightning Round III
9:30 pmPoster Session II (continued)
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmVibrational Spectroscopy in the Environment
Discussion Leader: Hongfei Wang (PNNL)
9:00 am - 9:35 amVeronica Vaida (CU Boulder)
"Vibrational spectroscopy of reactive processes in atmospheric chemistry"
9:35 am - 9:45 amDiscussion
9:45 am - 10:20 amMitchio Okumura (Cal Tech)
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 amGroup Photo / Coffee Break
11:00 am - 11:35 amVicki Grassian (Iowa)
"Vibrational spectroscopy as a probe of surface adsorption and surface chemistry at environmentally relevant micro- and nano-particle interfaces"
11:35 am - 11:45 amDiscussion
11:45 am - 12:20 pmAnne McCoy (Ohio State)
"Spectral signatures of large amplitude vibrations: What information is encoded in the intensities?"
12:20 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session III
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the next Vice Chair; Fill out Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss future Site & Scheduling preferences; Election of the next Vice Chair
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmVibrational Spectroscopy in Catalysis
Discussion Leader: Art Utz (Tufts)
7:30 pm - 8:05 pmChris Williams (USC)
"Viewing the Solid Catalyst - Liquid Interface with Attenuated Total Reflection Infrared Spectroscopy"
8:05 pm - 8:15 pmDiscussion
8:15 pm - 8:50 pmVictor Batista (Yale)
"Inverse Design of Catalysts for CO/CO2 Fuel Cells"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:30 pm2-min Poster Talk Lightning Round IV
9:30 pmPoster Session III (continued)
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:45 amNew Methods for Probing Structure and Dynamics
Discussion Leader: Ted Heilweil (NIST)
9:00 am - 9:35 amDan Neumark (UV Berkeley)
"Slow electron velocity-map imaging of negative ions: applications to spectroscopy and dynamics"
9:35 am - 9:45 amDiscussion
9:45 am - 10:20 amTucker Carrington (Queen's)
"Pruned basis methods for solving the vibrational Schroedinger equation without approximating the potential"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:35 amHans-Dieter Meyer (Heidelberg)
"The ionization spectrum of difluorobenzene, a full dimensional (30D) quantum simulation"
11:35 am - 11:45 amDiscussion
11:45 am - 12:20 pmShaul Mukamel (UC Irvine)
"Multidimensional Coherent and Resonant Raman vibrational spectroscopy of biomolecules"
12:20 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session IV
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 8:15 pmEmerging Superstars Poster Talks (to be chosen at the meeting)
Discussion Leader: Fleming Crim (UW Madison)
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmTBA (Talk I)
7:40 pm - 7:45 pmDiscussion
7:45 pm - 7:55 pmTBA (Talk II)
7:55 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pm - 8:10 pmTBA (Talk III)
8:10 pm - 8:15 pmDiscussion
8:15 pm - 9:15 pmKeynote Lecture
8:15 pm - 9:05 pmKeynote Lecture: Mark Johnson (Yale)
"Structural analysis of reaction intermediates with cryogenic ion spectroscopy"
9:05 pm - 9:15 pmDiscussion
9:15 pmPoster Session IV (continued) / Conclusion Reception
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture

 
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