We proceed from the notion that most of the chemistry that shapes the earth surface environment, places the physical limits on life and underlies many of the devices we use happens at interfaces. To understand this chemistry we mostly use (non)linear optical techniques based on fs pulsed laser sources. In addition, depending on the system, we also employ a wide variety of additional experimental probes as necessary. Current work focuses on the following six areas…

[i] Water Interaction with Metal Oxide Surfaces

[ii] Probing (Photo)Electrochemistry at Solid/Water Interfaces

[iii] Structure and Dynamics of Water and Solutes at the Air/Water Interface

[iv] Molecular Switches at Solid/Liquid Interfaces

[v] Building a Better Spectrometer to Probe Interfaces in Condensed Media

[vi] Hydrocarbon Decomposition on Metal Surfaces