Congratulations to Wave Wang, Moira Flanagan, Ryan McGillicuddy, Haibin Zheng, and Ruvim Ginzburg on their paper, entitled "Bacteriophytochrome Photoisomerization Proceeds Homogeneously Despite Heterogeneity in Ground State", publishing in Biophysical Journal. Thanks also to our collaborators, Profs. Keith Moffat and Xiaojing Yang.
Congratulations to Nick Lewis on receiving the Yen Postdoctoral Fellowship at UChicago to work with Andrei Tokmakoff's group. We are delighted to welcome Nick home to UChicago.
Welcome to Dario Nuñez who is joining the group as an undergraduate researcher.
Congratulations to Dr. Moira Flanagan on successfully defending her doctoral disseration.
Welcome to Shu-Hao Yeh, who is joining us as a Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar from QEERI in Qatar.
Sara Massey has been featured by the ACS's Women Chemists Committee in recognition of her Merck/ACS Research Award.
Welcome to Brenda Thomas who will be providing administrative support to our group. We wish Kathleen Conroy well in her future endeavors and thank her for 11 years of service to The University of Chicago.
Congratulations to Dr. Pete Dahlberg on successfully defending his doctoral disseration.
The Group will be constructing new spectrometers in our new lab space in the subbasement of GCIS.
Congratulations to Brian Rolczynski, Polina Navotnaya, and Hallie Sussman on their commentary piece entitled, "Cysteine-mediated mechanism disrupts energy transfer to prevent photooxidation", which published today in PNAS.
Welcome to Jake Higgins, who is joining the group for the summer as a new Graduate Student Researcher in the Department of Chemistry.
Welcome to Lawson Lloyd who is joining the group for the summer as a new Graduate Student Researcher in the Department of Chemistry.
James Anderson (Greg's Ph.D. Adviser) receives the Benton Medal for Distinguished Public Service at UChicago's Convocation ceremony.
We have received funding from the Qatar National Research Foundation to undertake a new project on solar light harvesting in collaboration with Sabre Kais and Fahhad al Harbi at QEERI. We thank QNRF for their support of our work and look forward to this collaborative effort.
Welcome to Kirk Lancaster who is joining the group as a new Undergraduate Researcher.
Welcome to Sarah Zinn who is joining the group as a new Chemistry Graduate Student.
Congratulations to Pete Dahlberg, Po-Chieh Ting, Sara Massey and co-authors on having their paper entitled "Electronic Structure And Dynamics Of Higher-Lying Excited States In Light Harvesting Complex 1 From Rhodobacter sphaeroides" accepted to Journal of Physical Chemistry A.
Congratulations to Jonathan Michelsen on receiving a Metcalf summer research fellowship from the College to support his research with Peter Jepsen in Denmark.
Congratulations to Matthew Talaga on receiving a summer research fellowship from the Chemsitry department.
Congratulations to Sara Hess on winning the Nathan Sugarman Teaching Award from the Department of Chemistry.
Congratulations to Dr. Ved Singh on successfully defending his dissertation!
Congratulations to John Otto on receiving a travel grant to attend a Gordon Research Seminar on Molecular Dynamics and Spectroscopy this summer where he will give an oral presentation.
Congratulations to Polina Navotnaya on passing her qualifying exam.
Congratulations to Sara Hess and Ryan Wood on receiving honorable mention in the NSF fellowship competition.
Congratulations to Sara Massey on winning a Merck Research Award from ACS and Merck to support her presenting her work at the Fall ACS meeting in Philadelphia.
Congratulations to Sara Massey on her winning a Windt Travel grant and UChicago Grad Travel grant to support her presentation at the International Photosynthesis Conference.
Welcome to Thomas Gao, who has joined the group as a Masters student.
Congratulations to Moira Flanagan and co-authors on having her paper entitled, "Mutations to R. sphaeroides Reaction Center Perturb Energy Levels and Vibronic Coupling but Not Observed Energy Transfer Rates" accepted to the Journal of Physical Chemistry!
Welcome to Jonathan Michelsen, a new undergraduate researcher in the Group.
Welcome to Sean Harding, who will be joining us in the Group for the year as an exchange student from Edinburgh University.
Welcome to R.J. Bogdan who is joining our group as a summer undergraduate researcher.
Welcome to Nanzhu Li, who is joining our group as a new graduate student researcher.
Congratulations to Ved Singh and co-authors for having their article entitled, "Toward quantification of vibronic coupling in photosynthetic antenna complexes" accepted to Journal of Chemical Physics.
Congratulations to Polina Navotnaya on winning the Chemistry Department's Nathan Sugarman Teaching Award.
Welcome to Matthew Talaga as a new undergraduate researcher in our group.
Congratulations to Prof. Wave Wang on receiving an award from China's Thousand Talents Program for Distinguished Young Scholars.
Polina Navotnaya has joined the group as a new graduate student!
Greg Engel has been promoted to the rank of Professor at The University of Chicago.
Greg Engel has been selected as a National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellow (NSSEFF). We appreciate DoD's support of our work.
Evan Engel arrived on 5/30/2014 (3120 g, 510 mm) and is ready to get to work.
Congratulations to Dr. Kenley Pelzer on successfully defending her thesis.
Congratulations to Graham Norris on receiving a JFI Summer Research Fellowship.
Congratulations to Subha Viswanathan on giving birth to her son, Rivan.
Congratulations to Alice Zhang on receiving an IBD Summer Research Fellowship.
We offer a hearty welcome to all the new Engel Group members arriving this year at the group baby shower:
Congratulations to Ryan McGillicuddy on receiving a summer research fellowship to support his working in Hong Kong for the summer!
Congratulations to Sara Massey on winning Nathan Sugarman Teaching Award!
Congratulations to Ved Singh on winning the Olshansky Memorial Departmental Fellowship!
Congratulations to Kenley Pelzer on the birth of our group's newest chemist!
Haibin Zheng's paper on creating a "Dispersion-Free Continuum Two-Dimensional Electronic Spectrometer" has been accepted to Applied Optics.
Andrew Fidler's and Ved Singh's paper on "Dynamic localization of electronic excitation in photosynthetic complexes revealed with chiral two-dimensional spectroscopy" has been published in Nature Communications.
Kenley Pelzer's paper on "Coherent Transport and Energy Flow Patterns in Photosynthesis under Incoherent Excitation" has been accepted to J. Phys. Chem. B.
Justin Caram's paper on "Exploring Size and State Dynamics in CdSe Quantum Dots Using Two-Dimensional Electronic Spectroscopy" has been accepted to J. Chem. Phys.
Graham Griffin's paper on "Ultrafast energy transfer from rigid, branched side-chains into a conjugated, alternating copolymer" has beed accepted to J. Chem. Phys.
Justin Caram's paper on "Persistent Interexcitonic Quantum Coherence in CdSe Quantum Dots" has been accepted to J. Phys. Chem. Lett.
Pete Dahlberg has won the "Best Student Talk" award at the 39th Annual 2013 Midwest/Southeast Photosynthesis Meeting.
Our work has been honored with the 2013 FACSS Innovation Award in recognition of our developing 2D Circular Dichroism spectroscopy and extending 2D spectroscopy to live cells.
Pete Dahlberg's paper on "Energy Transfer Observed In Live Cells Using Two-Dimensional Electronic Spectroscopy" has been accepted to J. Phys. Chem. Lett.
Andrew Fidler's paper on "Probing Energy Transfer Events in the Light Harvesting Complex 2 (LH2) of Rhodobacter sphaeroides with Two-Dimensional Spectroscopy" has been accepted to J. Chem. Phys.
Kenley Pelzer's paper on "The dependence of exciton transport efficiency on spatial patterns of correlation within the spectral bath" has been accepted to New Journal of Physics.
Ved Singh's paper on "Independent phasing of rephasing and non-rephasing 2D electronic spectra" has been accepted to J. Chem Phys.
Welcome to Cheng "Wave" Wang, who has joined the group as a postdoctoral scholar.
Congratulations to Dr. Phil Long on successfully defending his dissertation!
One of our articles has been selected as an "Editors Choice" article by JCP for 2012.
Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Fidler on successfully defending his dissertation!
Congratulations to Dr. Justin Caram on successfully defending his dissertation!
Congratulations to Dr. Dugan Hayes on successfully defending his dissertation!
Andrew Fidler's paper on "Time Scales of Coherent Dynamics in the Light-Harvesting Complex 2 (LH2) of Rhodobacter sphaeroides"has been published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters.
Lane Gunderman presented his work at the Intel Science Talent Show in Washington, DC. Pictured below is Lane with Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan.
Welcome to Subha Viswanathan who has formally joined our group, though we have been collaborating for years.
Andrew Fidler's paper on "Nonlinear Spectroscopic Theory of Displaced Harmonic Oscillators with Differing Curvatures: A Correlation Function Approach"has been accepted to the Journal of Physical Chemistry A.
Dr. Brian Rolcynzski has joined the Engel Group as a postdoctoral scholar. Welcome, Brian!
Graham Griffin's paper on "Two Dimensional Electronic Spectroscopy of CdSe Nanoparticles at Very Low Pulse Power" has been accepted to J. Chem Phys.
Michael Westberg Sorensen has joined our group for the year to do his Masters' Thesis.
Kelly Fransted's paper was featured on the cover of Chemical Physics:
Kelly Fransted's paper on "Two-Dimensional Electronic Spectroscopy of Bacteriochlorophyll a in Solution: Elucidating the Coherence Dynamics of the Fenna-Matthews-Olson Complex Using its Chromophore as a Control" has been accepted to J. Chem. Phys.
Congratulations to Dr. Kelly Fransted on successfully defending her dissertation!
Congratulations to Dr. Gitt Panitchayangkoon on successfully defending her dissertation!
Photo shoot for our building's generous donors has yielded some great photos of our laboratories.
Justin Caram's paper on "Excited and Ground State Vibrational Dynamics Revealed by Two Dimensional Electronic Spectroscopy" has been accepted to The Journal of Chemical Physics.
Congratulations to Nick Lewis for graduating with honors.
Greg Engel has been selected to receive a 2012 Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. More information on the award can be found here.
Kelly Fransted's paper on "Probing Vibrational Dynamics of PM650 with Two-Dimensional Electronic Spectroscopy" has been accepted to Chemical Physics.
Andrew Fidler's paper on "Toward a Coherent Picture of Excitonic Coherence in the Fenna‐Matthew‐Olson Complex"has been accepted to the Journal of Physics B.
Kenley Pelzer has won first place in the DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship essay contest for highlighting how computational science directly and positively impacts society and our search for new energy technologies. Her essay will be published shortly in the 2012 edition of DEXIS Magazine. Congratulations Kenley!
Justin Caram's paper on "Signatures of Correlated Excitonic Dynamics in Two Dimensional Spectroscopy of the Fenna-Matthew-Olson Photosynthetic Complex" have been accepted to the Journal of Chemical Physics.
Welcome to Alex Linkin, who has joined our group as a graduate student.
Welcome to Lili Wang, who has joined our group as a graduate student.
Elad Harel's paper on "Quantum Coherence Spectroscopy Reveals Complex Dynamics in Bacterial Light Harvesting Complex 2 (LH2)" has been accepted to PNAS.
Congratulations to Justin Caram on winning a scholarship from the Midwest Society for Cosmetic Chemistry.
Andrew Fidler's paper "Two-Dimensional Spectroscopy Can Distinguish Between Decoherence and Dephasing of Zero-Quantum Coherences" has been accepted to Journal of Physical Chemistry A.
Welcome to Tom Jarvis, who has joined our group as a postdoctoral scholar.
The Engel Group has joined the NSF Chemical Center for Innovation at Purdue University as a Phase II Member to explore Quantum Information for Quantum Chemistry.
Congratulations to Andrew Fidler for winning an award in the poster competition at the International Quantum Effects in Biological Systems conference in Ulm, Germany.
Congratulations to Kenley Pelzer for winning an award in the poster contest at the DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Conference.
Dugan Hayes's paper "Peak shape analysis of diagonal and off-diagonal features in the 2D electronic spectra of the Fenna-Matthews-Olson complex" has been accepted to Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A.
Welcome to graduate students Peter Dahlberg and Kenley Pelzer who have joined the group.
Justin Caram's paper on "Extracting Dynamics of Excitonic Coherences in Congested Spectra of Photosynthetic Light Harvesting Antenna Complexes" has been accepted by Faraday Discussions.
Congratulations to Gitt Panitchayangkoon on her NSF EAPSI fellowship!
Elad Harel's paper on "Single-shot Ultrabroadband Two-dimensional Electronic Spectroscopy of the Light-harvesting Complex LH2" has been accepted by Optics Letters.
Dugan Hayes's paper on "Robustness of electronic coherence in the Fenna-Matthews-Olson complex to vibronic and structural modifications." has been accepted by Faraday Discussions.
Congratulations to Joe Turner for being named an Intel Science and Technology Semi-Finalist!
Dugan Hayes's paper on "Extracting the excitonic Hamiltonian of the Fenna-Matthews-Olson complex using three-dimensional electronic spectroscopy" has been accepted to Biophysical Journal.
Greg Engel participated in the National Academies of Science Japanense-American Frontiers of Science meeting sponsored by the Kavli Foundation.
Greg Engel participated in the 22nd Solvay Meeting on Chemistry: Quantum Effects in Chemistry and Biology.
Andrew Fidler's paper on "Dissecting Hidden Couplings Using Fifth-Order Three-Dimensional Electronic Spectroscopy"has published in Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters.
Moira Flanagan has started a rotation in our group. Welcome Moira!
Graham Griffin has joined our group. Welcome Graham!
Greg Engel was honored at the White House PECASE Award Ceremony.
Graham Griffin Ph.D. will be joining our group in March. Welcome Graham!
Our group has received "seedling" support from DARPA for our work on Quantum Effects in Biological environments. Many thanks to DARPA for supporting our work.
Gitt Panitchayangkoon has received an award for outstanding service to the department.
Kelly Fransted has received a departmental award for excellence in research.
Elad Harel has joined the group as a postdoctoral scholar having completed his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley.
AFOSR has awarded the Engel Lab a DURIP award. Many thanks to the AFOSR for sponsoring our research.