Renee R Frontiera

20062021
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Research interests

Research in my group focuses on the development of new spectroscopic techniques to probe chemistry at the ultimate temporal and spatial limits. We investigate fundamental and applied issues in membrane protein biophysics, alternative energy sources, and nanotechnology, determining how local environments affect chemistry. Currently, we are working on developing a label-free, super-resolution imaging technique, determining the role of vibrations in driving electron transfer reactions, and using plasmons to monitor and catalyze chemical reactions. Our research is highly interdisciplinary, investigating current problems at the interface of chemistry, biology, and materials science.

Research interests

  • surface enhanced raman spectroscopy
  • photovoltaics and photocatalysis
  • plasmonics
  • super-resolution microscopy

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Raman spectroscopy Chemical Compounds
Excited states Chemical Compounds
Photoexcitation Chemical Compounds
Molecules Chemical Compounds
excitation Physics & Astronomy
Charge transfer Chemical Compounds
Raman scattering Chemical Compounds
Plasmons Chemical Compounds

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Projects 2014 2021

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Microscopic examination
Imaging techniques
Molecular crystals
Thin films
Electrons

Research Output 2006 2019

  • 29 Article
  • 6 Review article
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 1 Editorial
2 Citations (Scopus)

Carborane RAFT agents as tunable and functional molecular probes for polymer materials

Messina, M. S., Graefe, C. T., Chong, P., Ebrahim, O. M., Pathuri, R. S., Bernier, N. A., Mills, H. A., Rheingold, A. L., Frontiera, R. R., Maynard, H. D. & Spokoyny, A. M., Apr 7 2019, In : Polymer Chemistry. 10, 13, p. 1660-1667 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Molecular Probes
Polymers
Affinity Labels
Polymerization
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Far-Field Super-Resolution Vibrational Spectroscopy

Graefe, C. T., Punihaole, D., Harris, C. M., Lynch, M. J., Leighton, R. & Frontiera, R. R., Jun 28 2019, In : Analytical chemistry. 91, 14, p. 8723-8731 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vibrational spectroscopy

Orientation and Polarization Dependence of Ground- and Excited-State FSRS in Crystalline Betaine-30

Cassabaum, A. A., Silva, W. R., Rich, C. C. & Frontiera, R. R., May 23 2019, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 123, 20, p. 12563-12572 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Betaines
Betaine
betaines
Excited states
Crystal orientation

Plasmon-Enhanced Chemical Conversion Using Copper Selenide Nanoparticles

Gan, X. Y., Keller, E. L., Warkentin, C. L., Crawford, S. E., Frontiera, R. R. & Millstone, J. E., Apr 10 2019, In : Nano Letters. 19, 4, p. 2384-2388 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

copper selenides
Precious metals
noble metals
Copper
Nanoparticles
1 Citation (Scopus)
Adsorbates
Silicon Dioxide
Silica
Catalyst supports
Heating