4/6/2016 Congratulations to Polina Navotnaya on passing her qualifying exam.
3/10/2016 Congratulations to Pete Dahlberg, Graham Norris, Wave Wang, Subha Viswanathan, and Ved Singh on having their paper selected for the 2015 JCP Editor's Choice as one of the top papers of 2015.
3/8/2016 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.
3/3/2016 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.
2/12/2016 Welcome to Thomas Gao, who has joined the group as a Masters student.
12/1/2015 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!
9/28/2015 Welcome to Jonathan Michelsen, a new undergraduate researcher in the Group.
9/26/2015 Welcome to Sean Harding, who will be joining us in the Group for the year as an exchange student from Edinburgh University.
7/1/2015 Welcome to R.J. Bogdan who is joining our group as a summer undergraduate researcher.
6/20/2015 We offer our congratulations to Ryan McGillicuddy and to Graham Norris on their graduation from UChicago, and we wish them well as they head to graduate school next year at Harvard and ETH , respectively.
6/10/2015 Welcome to Nanzhu Li, who is joining our group as a new graduate student researcher.
5/10/2015 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.
5/5/2015 Congraulations to Polina Navotnaya on winning the Chemistry Department's Nathan Sugarman Teaching Award.
4/26/2015 Welcome to Mattew Talaga as a new undergraduate researcher in our group.
2/10/2015 Congratulations to Prof. Wave Wang on receiving an award from China's Thousand Talents Program for Distinguished Young Scholars.
12/1/2014 Polina Navotnaya has joined the group as a new graduate student!
9/3/2014 Greg Engel has been promoted to the rank of Professor at The University of Chicago.
7/16/2014 Greg Engel has been selected as a National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellow (NSSEFF). We appreciate DoD's support of our work.
7/4/2014 Evan Engel arrived on 5/30/2014 (3120 g, 510 mm) and is ready to get to work.
6/27/2014 Congratulations to Dr. Kenley Pelzer on successfully defending her thesis.
5/22/2014 Congratulations to Graham Norris on receiving a JFI Summer Research Fellowship.
5/21/2104 Congratulations to Subha Viswanathan on giving birth to her son, Rivan.
5/18/2014 Congratulations to Alice Zhang on receiving an IBD Summer Research Fellowship.
5/16/2014 We offer a hearty welcome to all the new Engel Group members arriving this year at the group baby shower:
5/1/2014 Congratulations to Ryan McGillicuddy on receiving a summer research fellowship to support his working in Hong Kong for the summer!
4/18/2014 Congratulations to Sara Massey on winning Nathan Sugarman Teaching Award!
4/18/2014 Congratulations to Ved Singh on winning the Olshansky Memorial Departmental Fellowship!
2/12/2014 Congratulations to Kenley Pelzer on the birth of our group's newest chemist!
2/12/2014 Haibin Zheng's paper on creating a "Dispersion-Free Continuum Two-Dimensional Electronic Spectrometer" has been accepted to Applied Optics.
2/6/2014 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.
2/5/2014 Kenley Pelzer's paper on "Coherent Transport and Energy Flow Patterns in Photosynthesis under Incoherent Excitation" has been accepted to J. Phys. Chem. B.
2/4/2014 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.
12/9/2013 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.
12/9/2013 Justin Caram's paper on "Persistent Interexcitonic Quantum Coherence in CdSe Quantum Dots" has been accepted to J. Phys. Chem. Lett.
11/10/2013 Pete Dahlberg has won the "Best Student Talk" award at the 39th Annual 2013 Midwest/Southeast Photosynthesis Meeting.
10/12/2013 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.
10/11/2013 Pete Dahlberg's paper on "Energy Transfer Observed In Live Cells Using Two-Dimensional Electronic Spectroscopy" has been accepted to J. Phys. Chem. Lett.
9/25/2013 - 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.
8/23/2013 - 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.
8/22/2013 - Ved Singh's paper on "Independent phasing of rephasing and non-rephasing 2D electronic spectra" has been accepted to J. Chem Phys.
8/19/2013 - Welcome to Cheng "Wave" Wang, who has joined the group as a postdoctoral scholar.
7/11/2013 - Congratulations to Dr. Phillip Long on successfully defending his dissertation!
7/1/2013 - One of our articles has been selected as an "Editors Choice" article by JCP for 2012.
6/25/2013 - Congratulations to Hunter Davis (S.B.) and Michael Westberg Sørensen (S.M) on their recent graduation. We wish Michael well as he heads to Denmark to do his doctoral work at Aarhus University.
6/21/2013 - Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Fidler on successfully defending his dissertation!
6/14/2013 - Congratulations to Dr. Justin Caram on successfully defending his dissertation!
6/10/2013 - Congratulations to Dr. Dugan Hayes on successfully defending his dissertation!
5/21/2013 - Greg Engel has been selected for the IDA-DSSG program for 2014-2015.
4/19/2013 - Our work on quantum materials to mimic photosynthetic systems has been featured on UChicago News, PhysOrg, Science Codex, NewsWise, Science Daily, PhysNews, Chemistry2011, Newsana, DailyMe, and eScienceNews.
4/12/13 - 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.
3/12/13 - Lane Gunderman presented his work at the Intel Science Talent Show in Washington, DC. Pictured below is Lane with Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan.
2/5/13 - Welcome to Subha Vishwanathan who has formally joined our group, though we have been collaborating for years.
1/24/13 - 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.
1/14/13 - Dr. Brian Rolcynzski has joined the Engel Group as a postdoctoral scholar. Welcome, Brian!
12/11/12 - Graham Griffin's paper on "Two Dimensional Electronic Spectroscopy of CdSe Nanoparticles at Very Low Pulse Power" has been accepted to J. Chem Phys.
10/1/12 - Michael Westberg Sørensen has joined our group for the year to do his Masters' Thesis.
9/25/12 - Kelly Fransted's paper was featured on the cover of Chemical Physics:
8/28/12 - 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.
8/14/12 - Congratulations to Dr. Kelly Fransted on successfully defending her dissertation!
8/1/12 - Greg Engel's DTRA research grant has been extended for another two years, and we look forward to continuing this important work for the agency.
7/25/12 - Congratulations to Dr. Gitt Pantichayangkoon on successfully defending her dissertation!
7/9/12 - Photo shoot for our building's generous donors has yielded some great photos of our laboratories.
6/21/12 - 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.
6/10/12 - Congratulations to Nick Lewis for graduating with honors.
5/31/12 - Greg Engel has joined the CIC Academic Leadership Program as a fellow.
5/24/12 - 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.
5/9/12 - Kelly Fransted's paper on "Probing Vibrational Dynamics of PM650 with Two-Dimensional Electronic Spectroscopy" has been accepted to Chemical Physics.
5/2/12 - Greg Engel has been honored with the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award. We appreciate the continued support of the Dreyfus foundation.
4/27/12 - 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.
4/3/12 - Kenley Pelzer's and Graham Griffin's paper on "Inhomogeneous Dephasing Masks Coherence Lifetimes In Ensemble Measurements" have been accepted to the Journal of Chemical Physics.
4/3/12 - 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!
3/26/12 - Greg Engel's DARPA QUBE proposal has been selected for Phase II funding. We thank DARPA for supporting our research.
2/15/12 - Greg Engel has been selected as a 2012 Sloan Foundation Research Fellow. We are grateful to the Sloan Foundation for supporting our research.
2/13/12 - 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.
1/23/12 - Welcome to Alex Linkin, who has joined our group as a graduate student.
12/13/11 - Welcome to Lili Wang, who has joined our group as a graduate student.
12/9/11 - Greg Engel has been awarded the 2012 Coblentz Award by the Coblentz Society.
12/2/11 - Elad Harel's paper on "Quantum Coherence Spectroscopy Reveals Complex Dynamics in Bacterial Light Harvesting Complex 2 (LH2)" has been accepted to PNAS.
11/3/11 - Congratulations to Justin Caram on winning a scholarship from the Midwest Society for Cosmetic Chemistry.
11/1/11 - 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.
10/25/11 - Welcome to Tom Jarvis, who has joined our group as a postdoctoral scholar.
10/24/11 - Greg Engel has been elected to the Executive Committee of the APS Division of Laser Science as a "member-at-large."
10/19/11 - Gitt Panitchayangkoon's and Dmitri Voronine's paper on "Direct Evidence of Quantum Transport in Photosynthetic Light-harvesting Complexes" has been accepted to PNAS. The paper was written in collaboration with Shaul Mukamel's group at UCI.
8/24/11 - 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.
8/3/11 - Congratulations to Andrew Fidler for winning an award in the poster competition at the International Quantum Effects in Biological Systems conference in Ulm, Germany.
7/22/11 - Congratulations to Kenley Pelzer for winning an award in the poster contest at the DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Conference.
7/1/11 - 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.
6/25/11 - ICAM has highlighted Elad Harel's work in the group and our collabroation with the Weizmann Institute. See the full article here.
4/25/11 - 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.
4/1/11 - Congratulations to Gitt Panitchayangkoon on her NSF EAPSI fellowship!
3/1/11 - Elad Harel's paper on "Single-shot Ultrabroadband Two-dimensional Electronic Spectroscopy of the Light-harvesting Complex LH2" has been accepted by Optics Letters.
2/15/11 - 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.
1/15/11 - Congratulations to Joe Turner for being named an Intel Science and Technology Semi-Finalist!
12/8/10 - 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.
12/6/10 - Greg Engel participated in the National Academies of Science Japanense-American Frontiers of Science meeting sponsored by the Kavli Foundation.
11/1/10 - Elad Harel's and Andrew Fidler's paper on "Single-Shot GRadient-Assisted Photon Echo Electronic Spectroscopy" has been accepted to the Journal of Physical Chemistry A.
10/13/10 - Greg Engel participated in the 22nd Solvay Meeting on Chemistry: Quantum Effects in Chemistry and Biology.
9/14/10 - Andrew Fidler's paper on "Dissecting Hidden Couplings Using Fifth-Order Three-Dimensional Electronic Spectroscopy" has published in Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters.
6/21/10 - Greg Engel's DARPA QUBE proposal has been selected for funding. We thank DARPA for supporting our research.
3/15/10 - Moira Flanagan has started a rotation in our group. Welcome Moira!
3/1/10 - Graham Griffin has joined our group. Welcome Graham!
1/13/10 - Greg Engel was honored at the White House PECASE Award Ceremony.
12/15/09 - Graham Griffin Ph.D. will be joining our group in March. Welcome Graham!
7/15/09 - 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.
5/10/09 - Gitt Panitchayangkoon has received an award for outstanding service to the department.
5/10/09 - Kelly Fransted has received a departmental award for excellence in research.
9/1/08 - Elad Harel has joined the group as a postdoctoral scholar having completed his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley.
3/15/08 - AFOSR has awarded the Engel Lab a DURIP award. Many thanks to the AFOSR for sponsoring our research.