I am interested in the interaction between light and matter.  Photons with frequencies close to those received by an FM radio are useful for probing the structural landscapes of large molecules. I build and use spectrometers that utilize these frequencies. During the course of studying large molecules I often observe unique, microscopic features pertaining to a molecules structure which I then characterize.  The information I obtain is useful in the fields of biochemistry, chemistry, physics and even polymer chemistry. 

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If you are interested in working in this highly rewarding field please let me know.

My research group has an interest in recording pure rotational spectra from molecules containing either thorium or uranium.  We are the only research group in the world doing this.  We have recorded many U-dependent and Th-dependent rotational transitions.  Please contact me for more information.

The SpecFitter software, presented at the 68th ISMS at Columbus Ohio, is available from this webpage.  Several YouTube videos will be forthcoming to explain its use.  Here are a few.

I am experimenting with "Chemistry" and the "Internet of Things" and inline with this I have set up a Java program that communicates with an Arduino that controls several sensors and a Mettler Toldeo PL303 balance to record evaporation rate information.  The data is posted here.

Lastly, I am (re)building the original Ekkers-Flygare spectrometer including their home built 1-bit AD converter.  I am working with the LM339 and 23K256.  Stay tuned!