My research group has both basic and applied experimental research projects.  On the basic research side we are involved in discovery based science.  We design, simulate, build and test instruments that have unique abilities to probe the underlying quantum mechanical dynamics of gas phase chemical reactions, a field known as Molecular Reaction Dynamics.  Our particular focus is on using high frequency microwaves to probe the rotational transitions of product molecules.  On the more applied side, we are attempting to create a mass spectrometer-like instrument that will, among other things, identify and separate molecular isomers by the strength of their dipole moments.  Our dream is to create the next indispensable analytical instrument, where in addition to identifying isomers it will yield invaluable molecular shape information through dipole moment measurements which are sensitive to subtle conformational changes.  Please see the research tab for progress on both projects and please consider joining or collaborating with us!