Welcome to the Zanni Group!

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We develop and utilize ultrafast multidimensional spectroscopies to study topics in biophysics and materials science.

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Check out Phasetech Spectroscopy

Prof. Martin Zanni and Dr. Chris Middleton have formed a company, PhaseTech Spectroscopy, to provide multidimensional mid-infrared and visible spectrometers to the scientific research community. The spectrometers are based on pulse shaping technology developed in the Zanni laboratory. See the PhaseTech website, for more information.

Learn 2D IR and 2D Electronic Spectroscopy!

Learn multidimensional spectroscopies from this book coauthored by Marty!

Recent News

September 1, 2020  – Minjung joins the Zanni group! 
The start of the academic year brought another postdoc to Zanni group – Dr. Minjung Son. Welcome to the group!

June 26, 2020 – Congratulations, Dr. Jessica Flach!
Jessi defended her thesis, titled “Ultrafast 2D White-Light Spectroscopy of Semiconducting Materials for Photovoltaics”, click here to learn more about Jessi’s work.  We celebrated Jessi’s achievement with a picnic in the park, check out the pictures here

June 8, 2020 – Congratulations, Dr. Megan Petti!
Megan defended her thesis, titled “Development of Novel  Surface Sensitive and Surface Specific Two-dimensional Spectroscopies” on June 8, 2020. Megan will be moving to Chicago to work for McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP as a technical advisor. Congratulations, Megan! Click here to see pictures of the day! 

January 31, 2020 – Congratulations, Dr. Ariel Alperstein!
Ariel defended her thesis, titled “Identifying Amyloid in Cataract Lens Tissue using Two-dimensional Infrared Spectroscopy” on January, 31, 2020. Congratulations, Ariel! Click here to see pictures of the day!


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Latest Publications

Structure Changes of a Membrane Polypeptide under an Applied Voltage Observed with Surface-Enhanced 2D IR Spectroscopy

Birdsall ER, Petti MK, Saraswat V, Ostrander JS,  Arnold MS, Zanni MT. J.Phys. Chem. Lett. (2021)

Shot-to-shot 2D IR spectroscopy at 100 kHz using a Yb laser and custom-designed electronics.

Farrell KM, Ostrander JS, Jones AC, Yakami BR, Dicke SS,  Middleton CT, Hamm P, Zanni MT. Opt Express (2020).


Providing Time to Transfer: Longer Lifetimes Lead to Improved Energy Transfer in Films of Semiconducting Carbon Nanotubes

Flach JT,Wang J, Arnold MS, Zanni MT. J.Phys. Chem. Lett. (2020)

 A Different hIAPP Polymorph Is Observed in Human Serum Than in Aqueous Buffer: Demonstration of a New Method for Studying Amyloid Fibril Structure Using Infrared Spectroscopy.

Fields CR, Dicke SS, Petti MK, Zanni MT, Lomont JP.J.Phys. Chem. Lett. (2020)


Thermal Annealing of Singlet Fission Microcrystals Reveals the Benefits of Charge Transfer Couplings and Slip-Stacked Packing

Armstrong ZT, Bohlmann Kunz M, Jones AC, Zanni MT. J. Phys. Chem. C (2020).


A Proposed Method to Obtain Surface Specificity with Pump-Probe and 2D Spectroscopies

Petti MK, Ostrander JS, Birdsall ER, Bohlmann Kunz M, Armstrong ZT, Alperstein AM,  and Zanni MT. J. Phys. Chem. (2020).