Research in the AJA Laboratory is strongly interdisciplinary…crossing disciplines and blending conventional organic synthesis techniques and photophysical & photochemical paradigms to devise alternatives approaches for energy applications, organic materials and sustainable chemical synthesis. While the AJA group research themes are inspired by fundamental and established concepts in organic photochemistry and photophysics, the use of cutting edge techniques and instrumentations to rationalize molecular interactions and transformations is paramount; for example, we aim at designing new organic chromophores and probing the mechanism of excitons migration/diffusion and annihilation/quenching upon photo-excitation in various media. An alternative research theme of the group focuses on utilizing light–a massless reagent for aqueous phase catalytic synthesis of bio-active molecular building blocks, natural products and macromolecular assemblies. The AJA lab welcomes students who are interested in organic synthesis, organic materials, advanced photo-science techniques including spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography techniques.
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- We always have room for highly motivated students of any level. New Master and Ph.D. students are encouraged to stop by our labs and chat with us regarding our research projects. We also welcome undergraduate students who are interested in doing cutting edge research. Please contact Prof. Ayitou by email and send your transcript and your most recent CV.
- Prospective Postdoctoral Researchers should direct their inquiries to Prof. Ayitou.
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