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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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Projects 2014 2021

Molecular crystals
Thin films
Microscopic examination
Imaging techniques

Research Output 2006 2019

  • 28 Article
  • 6 Review article
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 1 Editorial

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
Affinity Labels

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

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
1 Citation (Scopus)
Silicon Dioxide
Catalyst supports
10 Citations (Scopus)

Femtosecond stimulated Raman evidence for charge-Transfer character in pentacene singlet fission

Hart, S. M., Silva, W. R. & Frontiera, R. R., Jan 1 2018, In : Chemical Science. 9, 5, p. 1242-1250 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Charge transfer
Excited states
Ground state
Carrier concentration