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Eyring Lectures in Chemistry and Biochemistry Spring 2014
February 20 and 21, 2014

Richard P. Van Duyne
Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Professor in the Applied Physics program at Northwestern University

General Lecture
“Molecular Plasmonics: Nanoscale Spectroscopy and Sensing"

Thursday, 2/20/2014
7:30 PM, PSH-151

Technical Presentation
“New Tools for the Study of Single Molecule Chemistry at the Atomic Length Scale and Femtosecond Time Scale”

Friday, 2/21/2014
3:40 PM, PSH-151

Professor Van Duyne discovered surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), invented nanosphere lithography (NSL), and developed ultrasensitive nanosensors based on localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) spectroscopy.

His research interests include all forms of surface-enhanced spectroscopy, plasmonics, nanoscale biosensors, atomic layer deposition (ALD), atomic force microscopy (AFM), scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), ultra-high vacuum (UHV) STM, UHV-tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (UHV-TERS), and surface-enhanced femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy (SE-FSRS).

Professor Van Duyne has been recognized for his accomplishments with several recent honors including the American Chemical Society's E. Bright Wilson Award in Spectroscopy, (2014), the Charles Mann Award in Applied Raman Spectroscopy, from the Society of Applied Spectroscopy (2014), and the Sir George Stokes Award, Royal Society of Chemistry (2013). He was made an Honorary Member of the Society of Applied Spectroscopy last year. In 2011 Van Duyne made the Thomson Reuters list of top 100 chemists over the period 2000-2010 as ranked by the impact of their published research.

Other awards include the Charles N. Reilley Award, Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry (2011); Election to the US National Academy of Sciences (2010); Award in Analytical Chemistry, American Chemical Society (2010); Bomem-Michelson Award, Coblentz Society (2010); Ellis R. Lippincott Award, Optical Society of America (2008); Professeur invite classe exceptionnelle-University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris (2008); Special Creativity Award, National Science Foundation (2007); L'Oreal Art and Science of Color Prize (2006); Nobel Laureate Signature Award for Graduate Education, American Chemical Society (2005); Election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2004); and The Earle K. Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy, American Physical Society (2004).

Van Duyne received his B.Sc. degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1967) and a PhD. degree in analytical chemistry from the University of North Carolina (1971).

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