Daniel Gauthier (Physics)
Developing optical and photonic systems for classical and quantum information processing. A special interest is in machine learning for high-speed processing of temporal data and quantumenhanced machine learning.
Robert Baker (Chemistry)
The Baker group focuses on understanding surface electron dynamics and interfacial charge transfer in catalytic systems. Much more is currently known about molecular photophysics and photochemical reaction dynamics compared to surface photochemistry due to the challenge of probing surfaces selectively with sensitivity to oxidation state, spin state, carrier thermalization, lattice distortions, and charge trapping at defect states. Femtosecond soft x-ray reflectivity developed in our group is now enabling such studies with the goal of advancing the field of surface chemical physics.