Vanessa Huxter*

Assistant Professor
Accepting Students

Preferred Method of Contact: Email

Degrees and Appointments

  • B. Sc. 2002, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Ph.D. 2009, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Postdoctoral Fellow 2013, University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Specialties:  Biophysics, Chemical Physics, Chemical Reaction Dynamics/Kinetics/Interactions​, Energy Science, Instrument Development, Spectroscopy/Molecular Structure, Surface and Solid State, Theory, Modeling, and Simulation, Ultrafast Spectroscopy

Research Group Web Page

Research Description

The Huxter Lab is an ultrafast spectroscopy research group that uses laser pulses to map and control the flow of energy through electronic and vibrational states of molecular and solid-state systems. Dynamics involving these states determine everything from the efficiency of solar cells to redox chemistry to quantum information processing and storage, among many other phenomena. We are currently investigating optical controls of redox-activity and catalysis with applications to solar energy capture and biologically relevant synthesis. Read More.