Jennifer Laaser

Postdoc at the University of Minnesota


Jenny's primary research project in the Zanni group involves using 2DIR, transient absorption, and transient 2DIR to study electron transfer in dye-sensitized nanocrystalline thin films.  More recently, she has worked on developing shaper-based techniques for sum frequency generation (SFG), which she soon hopes to apply to interesting materials systems.  Several of her papers on these topics are cited below.

Jenny came to Madison from Yale University, where she received a B.S. in Chemistry in 2008.  There, she spent a year and a half in Mark Johnson's group studying the photoelectron spectrum of the vinylidene anion.  She also spent two summers working in Dick Zare's group, where she played with simulations of the H+D2 system and cavity ring-down spectroscopy.

Outside of the lab, Jenny likes to dance, play frisbee, do arts and crafts, and mess around with computers.  She is also the Zanni group webmaster, so feel free to email her if you notice any problems with the site!

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