Welcome to the Zanni Group!

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

May 16, 2019 – Congratulations, Dr. Josh Ostrander!
Josh defended his thesis, titled “New Methods in 2D IR Spectroscopy and Imaging” on May 16, 2019. Congratulations, Josh! Click here to see pictures of the day!

April 26, 2019 – Congratulations, Josh, Ariel, and Megan for receiving departmental awards!
This year, three members of the Zanni group were honored at the Chemistry Department’s award ceremony. Josh received the Hartl Excellence in Research Award and the GSFLC Mentor Award, Ariel received the Schrag Outstanding Peer Award, and Megan received the Roger J. Carlson award. Awesome job! Check out pictures here.

April 9, 2019 – Congratulations, Miriam and Kieran on receiving the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!
Miriam and Kieran are recipients of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Great work Miriam and Kieran!

March 22, 2019 – Congratulations, Dr. Kacie Rich!
Kacie defended her thesis, titled “Cytotoxic intermediates of human islet amyloid polypeptide studied using two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy” on March 22, 2019. Congratulations, Kacie! Click here to see pictures of the day!


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Latest Publications

Monolayer Sensitivity Enables a 2D IR Spectroscopic Immuno-biosensor for Studying Protein Structures: Application to Amyloid Polymorphs

Ostrander JS, Lomont JP, Rich KL, Saraswat V, Feingold BR, Petti MK, Birdsall ER, Arnold MS, and Zanni MT. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. (2019), 10, 14, 3836-3962.

Two-Dimensional White-Light Spectroscopy Using Supercontinuum from an All-Normal Dispersion Photonic Crystal Fiber Pumped by a 70 Mhz Yb Fiber Oscillator

Kearns NM, Jones AC, Bohlmann Kunz M, Allen RT, Flach JT, and Zanni MT. J. Phys. Chem. A. (2019), 123(13), pp 3046-3055.

Amyloid found in human cataracts with two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy

Alperstein AM, Ostrander JS, Zhang TO, and Zanni M T. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. (2019)

Enhancing the signal strength of surface sensitive 2D IR spectroscopy

Petti MK, Ostrander JS, Saraswat V, Birdsall ER, Rich KL, Lomont JP, Arnold MS, and Zanni M T. J. Chem. Phys. (2019),  150, 024707. 

Two-Dimensional Electronic Spectroscopy Reveals Excitation Energy-Dependent State Mixing during Singlet Fission in a Terrylenediimide Dimer

Mandal A, Chen M, Foszcz ED, Schultz JD, Kearns NM, Young RM, Zanni M T,  and Wasielewski MR, JACS (2018), 140(51), pp 17907-17914.  

Structural Polymorphs Suggest Competing Pathways for the Formation of Amyloid Fibrils That Diverge from a Common Intermediate Species

Buchanan LE, Maj M, Dunkelberger EB, Cheng PN, Nowick JS, and Zanni M T, Biochemistry (2018), 57(46), pp 6470-6478.