The Gordon Research Seminar on Vibrational Spectroscopy is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
This meeting focuses on using vibrational spectroscopy to understand the dynamics of biological, atmospheric, and energy-relevant systems on the molecular scale. The meeting also focuses on the development of leading-edge experimental and theoretical methods for addressing such problems.
This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Vibrational Spectroscopy" Gordon Research Conference (GRC)
. Refer to the associated GRC program page
for more information.
Final Meeting Program
|2:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:30 pm - 3:45 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:45 pm - 4:30 pm||Keynote Session: Molecular Vibrations in Reaction Dynamics|
|Discussion Leader: Layla Qasim (Tulane University, USA)|
|3:45 pm - 4:15 pm||F. Fleming Crim (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)|
"Lessons from an Almost Random Walk Through Physical Science"
|4:15 pm - 4:30 pm||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||Energy and Catalysis|
|Discussion Leader: Lisa Dreier (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany)|
|7:30 pm - 7:50 pm||Simon Schmitt (Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany)|
"Water Structure at the TiO2/Water Interface Revealed with Sum Frequency Spectroscopy"
|7:50 pm - 8:00 pm||Discussion|
|8:00 pm - 8:20 pm||Benjamin Rudshteyn (Yale University, USA)|
"Determination of Orientation of Bipyridine Re(I) Fac-Tricarbonyl Electrocatalysts on Au and on TiO2 Surfaces Through Computational SFG Spectroscopy"
|8:20 pm - 8:30 pm||Discussion|
|8:30 pm - 8:50 pm||Erin Duffy (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)|
"Vibrational Spectroscopy of a Ruthenium Water Oxidation Catalyst and Intermediates"
|8:50 pm - 9:00 pm||Discussion|
|9:00 pm - 9:20 pm||Scott Ellis (University of California, Berkeley, USA)|
"Resonance Raman Characterization of Tetracene: Excited State Distortions that Couple Singlet Fission"
|9:20 pm - 9:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Vibrational Spectroscopy of Biological Systems|
|Discussion Leader: Bei Ding (University of Pennyslvania, USA)|
|9:00 am - 9:20 am||Jessica Flynn (National Institutes of Health, USA)|
"Characterizing Molecular Structure Differences in Fibrils of Alpha-Synuclein Mutants Using Raman Spectroscopy"
|9:20 am - 9:30 am||Discussion|
|9:30 am - 9:50 am||Philip Johnson (Universität Zürich, Switzerland)|
"Heterogeneous Protein-Ligand Binding Determined by 2D IR Spectroscopy with the Unnatural Amino Acid Azidohomoalanine"
|9:50 am - 10:00 am||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:20 am||Saranya Pullanchery (Pennsylvania State University, USA)|
"Probing Water Structure Next to Lipid Membranes Using Vibrational Sum Frequency Spectroscopy"
|10:20 am - 10:30 am||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:50 am||Ashley Stingel (Cornell University, USA)|
"Probing the Vibrational Dynamics and Couplings of Hydrogen-Bonded Dimers with Continuum Mid-IR Spectroscopy"
|10:50 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Spectroscopy of Interfaces|
|Discussion Leader: Adrien Sthoer (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)|
|1:30 pm - 1:50 pm||Hilary Chase (Northwestern University, USA)|
"Probing Dynamics of BVOC Adsorption to Solid Surfaces"
|1:50 pm - 2:00 pm||Discussion|
|2:00 pm - 2:20 pm||Ming Fang (University of Houston, USA)|
"Grain Structures and Boundaries on Microcrystalline Copper Covered with an Octadecanethiol Monolayer Revealed by Sum Frequency Generation Microscopy"
|2:20 pm - 2:30 pm||Discussion|
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Seminar Concludes|
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