- Apply cavity ring-down spectroscopy, LIF and chirped pulse mm-Wave spectroscopy, in high performance pulsed uniform supersonic (Laval) flows for novel studies in photochemistry, reaction dynamics, and low temperature kinetics.Dias, B. Joalland, N. M. Ariyasingha, A. G. Suits and B. M. Broderick, “Direct versus Indirect Photodissociation of Isoxazole from Product Branching: A Chirped-Pulse Fourier Transform mm-wave Spectroscopy/Pulsed Uniform Flow Investigation,” J. Phys. Chem. A, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.8b04713M. Broderick, N. Suas-David, N. Dias, and A. G. Suits, “Isomer-specific Detection in the UV Photodissociation of the Propargyl Radical by Chirped-Pulse mm-Wave Spectroscopy in a Pulsed Quasi-Uniform Flow,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (2018) 20, 5517-5529. DOI: 10.1039/C7CP06211G.
- Ultrafast probes of photodissociation dynamics using powerful multimass coincidence techniques and Coulomb explosion imaging to study roaming radical reactions and direct vs. indirect dissociation dynamics. A second project involves direct mass spectrometric probes of laser ablation plasmas.Weeraratna, C. Amarasinghe, S. K. Lee, W. Li, and A. G. Suits, “Demonstration of Multi-hit and Multi-Mass Capability of 3D Imaging in a Conventional Velocity Map Imaging Experiment,» J. Chem. Phys. 149, 084202 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5040589K. Lee, F. Cudry, Y. F. Lin, S. Lingenfelter, A. H. Winney, L. Fan, and W. Li, «Coincidence ion imaging with a fast frame camera,» Rev. Sci. Instr. 85, 123303 (2014); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4903856
Motivated individuals are sought with strong writing ability, Labview and/or Matlab programming experience and at least several of the following skills:
Position 1: Cavity ring-down spectroscopy, rotational spectroscopy, molecular beams and Laval flows, reaction dynamics, astrochemistry and kinetics.
Position 2: Ultrafast spectroscopy and dynamics, photodissociation or photoelectron imaging, molecular beams, time-of-flight mass spectrometry.
Mizzou is a top-ranked (AAU) Research University with a beautiful campus and Columbia is a very pleasant, affordable College town consistently ranking high on national lists of livability.