Martin Zanni

V. W. Meloche-Bascom Professor of Chemistry

College of Letters & Sciences

Martin Zanni's research group develops and utilizes ultrafast multidimensional spectroscopies to study topics in biophysics and the energy sciences. Zanni and his lab have research projects underway on carbon nanotube energy transfer, solar cell charge transfer, and the mechanism of protein aggregation in type 2 diabetes. Zanni's research group specializes in scientific problems in which structural dynamics and/or interfacial phenomena are important, and the techniques they have developed often provide some of the best available structural and dynamical information on those systems.

  • Two-dimensional infrared (2D-IR) spectroscopy
  • Two-dimensional white-light (2D-WL) spectroscopy and microscopy
  • Two-dimensional sum-frequency generation (2D-SFG) spectroscopy
  • Amyloid formation
  • Ion channels and membrane proteins
  • Energy transfer of solar cell materials
  • Aggregation of crystallin proteins
  • Wide-field femtosecond infrared imaging