Metalloporphyrins are found in various different organisms ranging from humans to plants. Metalloporphyrins consist of a porphyrin macrocycle with a coordinated metal atom at their center. They are part of many biological systems such as chlorophyll, vitamin B12, cytochrome P-450, and hemoglobin. Synthetic metalloporphyrins are used as commercial dyes and catalysts in the design of solar cells, molecular electronics, and supramolecular building blocks. The metalloporphyrinâ€™s interaction with light plays a critical role in many systems therefore it is important to characterize the moleculeâ€™s interactions with light. The goal of my research project is to investigate the moleculeâ€™s interaction with light by studying the ionization of the ground and excited state using a femtosecond... Read More
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship/L&S program (SURF/L&S) is designed to allow undergraduates enrolled at UC Berkeley in the College of Letters and Science to spend the summer doing concentrated research in preparation for a senior thesis or another major capstone research project. In Summer 2013 fellows will receive a $3,250 summer stipend, which is intended to cover basic living expenses for two months. SURF Fellows receive an additional $250 when they complete projects and graduate as scheduled. Students with need-based financial aid may be eligible for additional funds. For summer of 2013 we anticipate funding about forty students.
SURF/Rose Hills, run for the first time in summer 2012, allows students enrolled at UC Berkeley in certain mathematics, science, and engineering majorsÂ in the colleges of L&S, Natural Resources, Engineering, and Chemistry to immerse themselves in full-time research over the summer. Thanks to the generous support of The Rose Hills Foundation, we will offer fellowships for $5,950: $5,000 to be disbursed directly to the student, and $950 for supplies, to be disbursed to the laboratory.... more