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Professor Andrew Orr-Ewing

Professor Andrew Orr-Ewing

Professor Andrew Orr-Ewing
M.A., D.Phil.(Oxon.), CChem FRSC, FRS


Area of research

Photochemistry, Spectroscopy and Reaction Dynamics

Office S302
School of Chemistry,
Cantock's Close, Bristol BS8 1TS
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 7672

Research summary

The research in my group uses several different types of lasers (including nanosecond and femtosecond pulsed lasers, and mid infra-red cw lasers) to study chemical reactivity, atmospheric chemistry, methods of trace gas detection, optical properties of aerosol particles, and molecular spectroscopy and photochemistry. We use ultrafast transient absorption spectroscopy to study chemical reaction dynamics in liquids, velocity map imaging to explore quantum-state resolved reactive scattering in the gas phase, and cavity enhanced spectroscopy methods for a variety of applications in atmospheric chemistry and aerosol science. In addition, we use computational methods such as ab initio electronic structure theory and molecular ...

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I am a Professor of Physical Chemistry and was Head of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry from 2011-2014.  I joined the School of Chemistry in 1994 as the Eliz. Challenor Royal Society University Research Fellow.  Previously, I  obtained my D.Phil. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Oxford (supervisor, Prof Gus Hancock), and spent two years as a post-doctoral research associate in the group of Prof Richard Zare at Stanford University.  Prizes and Awards include the RSC Chemical Dynamics Award (2014), Tilden Prize (2009), Award in Optical Spectroscopy (2002), Marlow Medal (1999), and Harrison Memorial Prize (1994), a Royal Society  ...

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