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Recent News

4/18/2014 Congratulations to Sara Chambelin on winning Nathan Sugarman Teaching Award!

4/18/2014 Congratulations to Ved Singh on winning the Olshansky Memorial Departmental Fellowship!

4/2/2014 Congratulations to Nick Williams on receiving an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!

3/31/2014 Congratulations to Ryan McGillicuddy on receiving a Goldwater Fellowship!

2/14/2014 Congratulations to Prof. Graham Griffin on his accepting a professorship at Depaul University in the Department of Chemistry!

2/12/2014 Congratulations to Kenley Pelzer on the birth of our group's newest chemist!

Kenley Pelzer Baby Girl

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.

1/1/2014 Welcome to Po-Chieh Ting, Sara Chamberlin, Nick Williams and John Otto who have now formally joined the group as new graduate students!

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.

12/2/2013 Greg Engel has been appointed to the Editorial Advisory Board of The Journal of Physical Chemistry for a two year term commencing in January 2014.

11/18/2013 Pete Dahlberg's work has been featured on the New Under the Sun Blog on photosynthesis.

11/11/2013 Greg Engel has been elected to the Executive Committee of the ACS Physical Chemistry Division and will chair the division in 2016-2017.

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.

9/12/2013 - Congratulations to Lane Gunderman on being named one of the country's most impressive high school seniors by Business Insider.

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.

8/15/2013 - Greg Engel has been named as an inaugural Fellow on the Institute of Molecular Engineering.

7/11/2013 - Congratulations to Dr. Phillip Long on successfully defending his dissertation!

Phil Long PhD Graduation

7/1/2013 - Welcome to the new students working with us in the lab for the summer: John Otto, Nick Williams, and Graham Norris.

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!

Andrew Fidler Defends his Deissertation

6/14/2013 - Congratulations to Dr. Justin Caram on successfully defending his dissertation!

Justin Caram defends his Doctoral Thesis

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.

5/13/2013 - Congratulations to Dugan Hayes for winning the Yang-Caho-Lan-Xian Best Thesis Award from the Department of Chemistry.

5/13/2013 - Congratulations to Justin Caram for winning the Edith Barnard Memorial Award for Service from the Department of Chemistry.

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.

4/16/2013 - Dugan Hayes's and Graham Griffin's paper showing that quantum effects in biology can be reproduced in synthetic molecules has been published in Science Magazine.

LaneGundermanwith Arne Duncan   Lane at Intel STS

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.

LaneGundermanwith Arne Duncan   Lane at Intel STS

2/5/13 - Welcome to Subha Vishwanathan who has formally joined our group, though we have been collaborating for years.

1/25/13 - Lane Gunderman has been featured in the Chicago Tribune.

Lane Gunderman featured in Chicago Tribune for Intel Science Competition

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.

1/23/13 - Lane Gunderman has been named an Intel Science Talent Search 2013 Finalist! Congratulations, Lane!

1/14/13 - Dr. Brian Rolcynzski has joined the Engel Group as a postdoctoral scholar. Welcome, Brian!

1/11/13 - Lane Gunderman has been named an Intel Science Talent Search 2013 Semifinalist! Congratulations, Lane!

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.

12/7/12 - The launch of our joint project with Profs. Mazziotti and Talapin has been highlighted here and here.

12/5/12 - Greg Engel has been honored with the E. Bright Wilson Lecture Prize from Harvard University's Chemistry Department.

11/4/12 - Greg Engel has been appointed to the Institute for Biophysical Dynamics.

10/29/12 - Kelly Fransted has taken a postdoctoral position at Argonne National Laboratories.

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:

Cover Chemical Physics Fransted Engel

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!

Kelly Fransted at her thesis defense with Greg Engel

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!

GittPanitchayangkoon's PhD Defense

7/9/12 - Photo shoot for our building's generous donors has yielded some great photos of our laboratories.

Franck Laser Lab: Greg, Tom and Hunter Frank Laser Lab Nopa Franck Laser Lab Biosynthesis Space Bacterial Growth Facility

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.

6/13/12 - Welcome to Hunter Davis, Ryan McGillicuddy, Tobias Gellen, Amir Khadivi, and Lane Gunderman who have joined the group.

6/10/12 - Congratulations to Nick Lewis for graduating with honors.

Nick Lewis and Greg Engel at the UChicago convocation and diploma ceremonies Greg Engel with UChicago Phoenix Mascot

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.

4/23/12 - Greg Engel has been awarded tenure and promoted to Associate Professor by The University of Chicago effective July 1, 2012.

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!

3/30/12 - Peter Dahlberg has been awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations Pete!

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.

1/1/12 - Greg Engel, Dmitri Talapin and David Mazziotti have been selected by the Keck Foundation to pursue new directions using nanoparticles as "Designer Atoms."

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.

QIQC NSF Center on quantum information in 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.

6/20/11 - Welcome to Joe Turner and Jorge Jimenez who have joined us for the summer.

6/17/11 - Welcome to graduate students Peter Dahlberg and Kenley Pelzer who have joined the group.

6/1/11 - Welcome to undergradates Hunter Davis and Nate McConnell who have joined the group.

5/5/11 - Congratulations to Justin Caram and Dugan Hayes on their departmental service awards!

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.

10/31/10 - Congratulations to Gitt Panitchayangkoon for winning an ISPR Poster Prize at the Midwest Photosynthesis Conference.

10/13/10 - Greg Engel participated in the 22nd Solvay Meeting on Chemistry: Quantum Effects in Chemistry and Biology.

Solvay

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.

8/25/10 - Congratulations to Dugan Hayes and Sara Wichner for winning "Best Poster" awards at the 2010 Autumn ACS National Meeting in Boston, MA.

DuganACS WichnerACS

8/3/10 - Elad Harel's paper on "Real-time Mapping of Electronic Structure with Single-shot Two-dimensional Electronic Spectroscopy" has been accepted to PNAS.

6/21/10 - Greg Engel's DARPA QUBE proposal has been selected for funding. We thank DARPA for supporting our research.

6/3/10 - Greg Engel has received a DTRA Young Investigator award. We thank DTRA for supporting our research.

5/28/10 - Dugan Hayes's paper on "Dynamics of electronic dephasing in the Fenna-Matthews-Olson Complex" has been accepted to the New Journal of Physics.

4/29/10 -Phil Long has been awarded a DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE-SCGF). Congratulations Phil!

4/22/10 - Greg Engel has been honored with a DARPA Young Faculty Award. We thank DARPA for supporting our research.

4/8/10 - Andrew Fidler has been awarded a DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE-SCGF). Congratulations Andrew!

4/6/10 - Dugan Hayes has been awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations Dugan!

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!

1/20/10 - Greg Engel has joined the Executive Committee of the Biophysics Subdivision of the American Chemical Society.

1/13/10 - Greg Engel was honored at the White House PECASE Award Ceremony.

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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.

7/9/09 - Greg Engel has been honored with a PECASE Award by President Obama sponsored by AFOSR. We thank AFOSR and the White House for this opportunity to do high risk research.

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.

5/10/09 - Justin Caram, Andrew Fidler and Dugan Hayes have received teaching awards from the department and division for excellence in undergraduate teaching.

5/8/09 - Greg Engel has been named a Searle Scholar. Many thanks to the Searle family and Kinship Trust for supporting our research

5/1/09 - Justin Caram will be beginning his NSF GRFP fellowship in June.

3/10/09 - Elad Harel received an ICAM Postdoctoral Fellowship for collaboration with Lucio Frydman's group at the Wiezmann Institute in Israel.

11/26/08 - Justin Caram, Andrew Fidler and Dugan Hayes have joined the group.

10/17/08 - Greg Engel has been named an AFOSR Young Investigator. Many thanks to the AFOSR for sponsoring our 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.

1/15/08 - Greg Engel has been named as one of Scientific American's Top 50 Research Leaders for 2007. See the full article here.

12/1/07 - Kelly Fransted and Gitt Panitchayangkoon have joined the group.

9/30/07 - Greg Engel has been selected for the Dreyfus New Faculty Award. Many thanks to the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation for sponsoring our research.

 

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