Prof. Dr. Timothy S. Zwier


Academic positionFull Professor
Research fieldsSpectroscopy,Kinetics and Catalysis
KeywordsChemische Dynamik, Wasserstoffbrückennetzwerke, Molekülspektroskopie, Molekülkonformationen

Current contact address

CountryUnited States of America
CityWest Lafayette
InstitutionPurdue University
InstituteDepartment of Chemistry

Host during sponsorship

Prof. Dr. Martin SuhmInstitut für Physikalische Chemie, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Göttingen
Start of initial sponsorship01/11/2017


2017Humboldt Research Award Programme

Nominator's project description

Professor Zwier is well known for his highly selective gas phase investigations on how molecules change their shape and function under the influence of ultrafast cooling and tailored laser irradiation. His innovative tools have provided unprecedented insights into the energy landscapes and dynamics of important model systems in the life sciences, astrochemistry, and combustion research. During his stay in Germany, he will collaborate with several groups using complementary techniques towards a deeper understanding of molecular shape and motion.