Burda Research Group


Post-Doctoral Position:

Motivated applicants with appropriate background are encouraged to contact Prof. Burda via email. Positions will include research in the fields of femtosecond laser spectroscopy, nanomaterials synthesis and characterization, photophysics and photochemistry.

Graduate Training & Ph.D. Program:

Graduate students participate in one or more of the described research areas. Novel nanostructured materials will be synthesized, characterized, and brought to application. Interested students are urged to contact the graduate admissions coordinator, at the Chemistry Department at CWRU.

Undergraduate Training:

Research in the Center of Chemical Dynamics and Nanomaterials Research involves collaboration with several national centers on nanomaterials research. Motivated Undergraduates will be integrated in the ongoing research on novel and functional nanomaterials. Laboratory training includes synthesis of nanomaterials, bioconjugation techniques and fine-tuning of nanomaterials by adjusting the chemistry of more complex systems. We prepare nanomaterials with new electronic, magnetic, and optical properties with applications in catalysis, photovoltaics, micro/nano-electronics, and biology/medicine. A wide range of state-of-the-art techniques is available for characterization on campus and specialized studies are conducted at National Laboratories. Motivated students are encouraged to take part in our endeavor. Opto-electronic characterization will be performed in our laser laboratory, where chemical reactions can be investigated on a femtosecond (10-15 sec) time-scale. Please contact Prof. Burda by email.