Current group members:
Dr. Adrien A. P. Chauvet, Group leader
Adrien obtained his PhD in Biophysics from Purdue University (USA, 2012) in Prof. Sergei Savikhin’s laboratory of ultrafast spectroscopy working on photosynthetic protein complexes. He then moved to Switzerland in the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) under a Marie-Curie postdoctoral fellowship with Prof. Majed Chergui followed by a senior postdoc position at the University of Geneva (2015) with Prof. Jean-Pierre Wolf, working on new techniques for the elucidation and control of ultrafast photo-chemical processes. In 2016 he was appointed to a lectureship in physical chemistry at the University of Sheffield.
Arthur Graf, PhD student (2018-2021)
Arthur joined the group in October 2017. He is currently working on the ultrafast transient spectroscopy (Helios) set up. The main project is to investigate the photo-physics of single porphyrins and porphyrin-embedded complexes.
Joseph Williams, MChem student (2018-2019)
Joe joined the group in September 2018. He is currently working on imaging wheat plants using OCT. The objective of the project is to investigate the growth of fungus in space and time using this non-invasive technique.
Holly Bradshaw, MChem student (2018-2019)
Holly joined the group in September 2018. She is currently investigating the ultrafast dynamics of Chl a when excited at unusual wavelength. The objective of the project is to check if different excitation lead to noticeable changes in yield and lifetimes of the different excited states; and thus to understand the early relaxation pathways.