Renee R. Frontiera

Chemistry
College of Science and Engineering
Twin Cities

Award Year
2017
University Award
McKnight Land-Grant Professorship
Research Title
Probing Chemistry in Real Time at Nanometer Length Scales Using Innovative Spectroscopic Techniques
No Monument Location

The Frontiera lab develops and applies novel spectroscopic techniques to probe chemical reaction dynamics on nanometer length scales. Most current microscopies are restricted by the optical diffraction limit to dimensions much larger than a molecule, which is problematic for imaging processes in biological cells and photovoltaic devices. By developing new techniques with nanometer spatial resolution, the Frontiera lab’s research is uncovering how local environments affect functions like pharmaceutical binding, cellular signaling, and solar cell performance.