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Professor Mike Ashfold

Professor Mike Ashfold

Professor Mike Ashfold
BSc, PhD(Birm), CChem, FRSC, FInstP, FRS

Professor of Physical Chemistry

Area of research

Advancing photochemistry, diamond chemical vapour deposition and oxide nanorod growth

Office S305
Cantock's Close,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TS
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 8312

Research summary

 

Detailed studies of the UV photochemistry and photophysics of gas phase molecules using a variety of state-of-the-art laser based techniques including H atom photofragment translational spectroscopy and velocity map ion imaging, and complementary electronic structure calculations. Current activities include extension of these methods to allow study of larger, less volatile (bio)molecules in the gas phase, the application of multimass imaging methods, and using ultrafast time-resolved pump-probe methods to explore the UV photochemistry and photophysics of such molecules in solution.

 

Growth and characterisation of diamond thin films grown by chemical vapour deposition (CVD). Current interest centres on exploring ...

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Biography

Professor of Physical Chemistry, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, 8/92 – present.

(Head of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Section, 10/95-9/97; 8/02-7/11).

 

Previous appointments:

Reader in Chemical Physics, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, 8/90 - 7/92.

Lecturer in Chemical Physics, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, 8/84 - 7/90.

Research Associate in Chemical Physics, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, 10/81 - 7/84.

Guy Newton Junior Research Fellow, Jesus College, Oxford,  

 

Academic qualifications:

Ph.D. University of Birmingham (Department of Chemistry), 1978. 

B.Sc. (Hons) University of ...

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Recent publications

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