Marco Allodi Postdoctoral Scholar

Marco Allodi

Marco Allodi
Postdoctoral Scholar at The University of Chicago

Ph.D., Chemistry and Physics (minor), California Institute of Technology, 2015
A.B. Hamilton College, 2008
Fulbright Scholar, Heinrich-Heine Univ, 2009

929 East 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637 USA

Novel instrumentation drives new insight into chemical mechanism. The interactions between molecules, such as solute-solvent or solvent-solvent interactions govern all of chemistry. These interactions are mediated by molecular dynamics on the femtosecond to picosecond (ultrafast) timescale. To understand these interactions completely, we must measure these dynamics directly, and doing so requires new spectroscopic techniques. Working across the electromagnetic spectrum from the TeraHertz region (which tells us about the room temperature molecular dynamics) into the visible region (which tells us about the dynamics of excited electronic states), my research develops new methods in ultrafast spectroscopy and imaging to understand how molecular dynamics of a system influence its chemical properties. I am currently interested in developing new directions in ultrafast microscopy that, when used in combination with 2D electronic spectroscopy, can offer new insights into excitons in photosynthetic membranes in plants.

Born: 9/8/1986, New Hartford, NY, USA.

  • Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow, 2017
  • Yen Postdoctoral Fellow, 2015
  • DARPA Rising Postdoctoral Scholar, 2015
  • McCoy Thesis Award (Caltech), 2015
  • NDSEG Fellow, 2010
  • Fulbright Scholar, 2008
  • Goldwater Scholar, 2007
  • Eagle Scout, 2002

M.A. Allodi, P.D. Dahlberg, R.J. Mazuski, H.C. Davis, J.P. Otto, and G.S. Engel, "Optical resonance imaging: An optical analog to MRI with sub-diffraction-limited capabilities" ACS Photonics 3, 2445–2452 2016.

Marco Allodi

Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship 2/22/2017

Congratulations to Marco Allodi on receiving a Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Marco AllodiPete DahlbergRichard MazuskiHunter DavisJohn Otto

Paper Published 11/8/2016

Congratulations to Marco Allodi, Pete Dahlberg, Richard Mazuski, Hunter Davis and John Otto on having their paper entitled, "Optical resonance imaging: An optical analog to MRI with sub-diffraction-limited capabilities" published in ACS Photonics

Marco Allodi

Welcome 7/28/2015

Welcome to Dr. Marco Allodi, a Yen Fellow in the Institute for Biophysical Dynamics, who is joining the group as a postdoctoral fellow.