We strive to enhance our understanding and experimental control of the light-matter interaction at the nanoscale. Many condensed phase nano-materials exhibit considerable structural complexity and rich multi-timescale dynamics that can both be measured and increasingly also tuned with light. Our main objective is to conceive new measurement tools and experiments to elucidate structure and quantify relevant dynamics with ever increasing sensitivity and resolution. Our research focus is on two classes of condensed-phase nano-objects; electronic nano-materials by design, and biological molecules and their assemblies. Each system poses a different set of relevant questions, and yet we believe the answers can be found with similar experimental approaches rooted in nanophotonics and optical spectroscopy.

Please read more about specific areas of inquiry below.

We extend our gratitude for the support provided by the following agencies and foundations.