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Vibrational Spectroscopy (GRS)
Gordon-Kenan Research Seminar

Exploring Vibrational Motion and Interactions Through State-of-the-Art Techniques


August 2-3, 2014


University of New England
Biddeford, ME


Eric Dombrowski

Associate Chair:
Dequan Xiao

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Vibrational Spectroscopy is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

The focus of the meeting is to bring together young experimentalists and theoreticians working at the frontiers of modern vibrational spectroscopy. A special emphasis will be placed on spectroscopies that probe the structure and dynamics of molecules in gases, liquids, and at interfaces.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Vibrational Spectroscopy" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Meeting Program

1:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmKeynote Session
Discussion Leader: Jiebo Li (Rice University)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Mark Johnson (Yale University)
"Talking Spectroscopy: The Story Behind the Spectra"
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm Discussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session I
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmInvestigation of Organic and Bio-Influenced Molecules
Discussion Leader: Ashley Stingel (Cornell University)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pm Laura Olenick (Northwestern University)
"Investigating the Interactions of Engineered Nanomaterials with Supported Lipid Bilayers Using Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy"
7:50 pm - 8:00 pm Discussion
8:00 pm - 8:20 pm Lin Qiao (Hokkaido University)
"The Influence of Low-Level Ozone on the Stability and Structure of Unsaturated Phospholipid Monolayers"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 8:50 pm Steven Waldauer (University of Zürich)
"Viscosity Dependence of the Kinetic Response of a Photoperturbed Allosteric Protein"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pm Discussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pm Conrad Giresse Tetassi Feugmo
"Toward Modeling Infrared-Visible Sum-Frequency Generation (SFG) Spectra of Organic Monolayers on Hydrogen-Terminated Si(111)"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amWorking with Inorganic Systems
Discussion Leader: Ming Fang (University of Houston)
9:00 am - 9:20 am Natalie Gruenke (Northwestern University)
"Advances in Surface-Enhanced Femtosecond Stimulated Raman Spectroscopy"
9:20 am - 9:30 am Discussion
9:30 am - 9:50 am Conrad Wolke (Yale University)
"'Melting' in the Primary Solvation Shell of Microhydrated Iodide - Temperature Dependent Vibrational Spectroscopy"
9:50 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am - 10:20 am Laura Kraya (Princeton University)
"Vibrational Spectroscopy Investigation of the Giant Surface Potential of Organic Semiconductors"
10:20 am - 10:30 am Discussion
10:30 am - 10:50 am Jiebo Li (Rice University)
"Two Distinct Energy Dissipation Pathways of Monolayer Molecules on Metal Nanoparticle Surfaces"
10:50 am - 11:00 am Discussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session II
Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmReaction Dynamics
Discussion Leader: Eric High (Tufts University)
1:30 pm - 1:50 pm Saman Hosseinpour (Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research)
"In-Situ Exploration of Ultra Slow Atmospheric Corrosion of Copper Using Combined VSFG-QCM-NPS"
1:50 pm - 2:00 pm Discussion
2:00 pm - 2:20 pm Zhiguo Li (University of Alberta)
"Real-Time Monitoring of the Azide-Alkyne Cycloaddition at the Buried Silica/Methanol Interface with Sum Frequency Generation"
2:20 pm - 2:30 pm Discussion
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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