postdoctoral positions in ultrafast dynamics in nanomaterials

We have two openings for postdoctoral fellows in the area ultrafast dynamics
in photovoltaic Nanomaterials. Our research in focused on interfacial charge
transfer processes in photovoltaic and photocatalytic nano-materials and at
solid/liquid interfaces. Nanomaterials of interest include semiconductor
(TiO2, CdSe..) and metal (Au and Ag) nanoparticles, thin films, and
nanocomposites. We also investigate charge transfer dynamics on bulk single
crystal surfaces and at single molecule/nanoparticle level to provide
further insight as well as to facilitate comparison with theoretical
studies. We are employing three spectroscopic methods to examine these
dynamics: 1) pump-probe transient absorption spectroscopy in the visible and
infrared in nanomaterials; 2) Second Harmonic and vibrational sum frequency
generation spectroscopy on single crystal surfaces; and 3) single
molecule/particle fluorescence spectroscopy.

The desirable candidates should have expertise in one of the three
techniques list above. Motivated individuals with strong background in
other areas of physical/materials chemistry are also strongly encouraged to
apply. In addition to conducting independent research projects, the
postdoctoral fellows will also have opportunity to help supervise graduate
and undergraduate students.

The target starting date for the positions is January 1, 2008. Interested
candidates should arrange to have a CV, a publication list, and three
letters of recommendation sent to Prof. Tim Lian, Department of Chemistry,
Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322. To find out more about these positions
and other projects in the group, please feel free to contact me by email tlian [arroba] You can also get an overview of
our research interests at