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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Upcoming Group Meetings

Group meetings are scheduled for Tuesdays at 8am at Sterling Hall 2403.
Email podorova@wisc.edu for a link to attend virtually.

September 21 – Kieran will be presenting on polarization schemes for pump-probe transient absorption and 2D spectroscopy.

Book and Company

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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 1, 2021  – Nan joins the Zanni group!
We are happy to welcome a new postdoc to Zanni group – Dr. Nan Yang! 

November 24, 2020  – Matt joins the Zanni group! 
Zanni group gained one new first year this November – Matt Ryan. Welcome to the group!

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

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Latest Publications

Application of 2D IR Bioimaging: Hyperspectral Images of Formalin-Fixed Pancreatic Tissues and Observation of Slow Protein Degradation

Dicke SS, Alperstein AM,  Schueler KL, Stapleton DS, Simonett SP, Fields CR, Chalyavi F, Keller MP, Attie AD, Zanni MT. J.Phys.Chem.B (2021)

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).