Continetti Group


Members of the Continetti Lab

Professor Robert E. Continetti

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Education

  • B.A., Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University, 1983
  •   Graduated with Departmental and General Honors
  • Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, 1989
  •   Thesis Advisor: Professor Yuan T. Lee
      Thesis Title: Vibrational State-Resolved Differential Cross Sections for the Reaction D+H2 → DH + H.
  • Postdoctoral Research, University of California, Berkeley, 1989-1992
  •   Advisor: Professor Daniel M. Neumark

Career

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego, 1992-1997
  • Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego, 1997-1999
  • Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego, 1999-2015
  • Visiting Scientist, Combustion Research Facility, Sandia Nat'l Laboratory, Livermore, CA, 2000
  • Professore Visitatore, University of Rome "La Sapienza," 2000
  • Kurt Shuler Scholar in Physical Chemistry, 2006-2011
  • Department Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego, 2006-2012
  • Wilsmore Fellow, University of Melbourne, 2012
  • Professore Visitatore, University of Rome "La Sapienza," 2013
  • Chair (elected), San Diego Division of Academic Senate, 2015-2016
  • Distinguished Professor, University of California, San Diego, 2015
  • Aarhus University Faculty Fellow, 2017

Honors and Awards

  • UC Berkeley Chemistry Department Fellowship, 1983-1984
  • Amoco Graduate Fellow, U.C. Berkeley, 1988-1989
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1989
  • Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Award, 1992
  • UCSD Chancellor's Summer Faculty Fellowship, 1993
  • David and Lucile Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering, 1994-1999
  • Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, 1996-2001
  • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, 1997-1999
  • Warren College Outstanding Teacher Award, 1997
  • Fellow, American Physical Society, 2000
  • UCSD Diversity Champion Award, 2012
  • ACS Physical Chemistry Division Award in Experimental Chemistry 2012


Post Docs

Dr. Jemma Gibbard

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Education

  • M. Chem., University of Oxford, 2011
    Ph.D. University of Oxford, 2015

Career

  • Post Doctoral Scholar, University of California, San Diego, Continetti Research Group, 2016-present

Dr. Michelle Mezher

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Education

  • B.A. Chemistry, University of San Diego, 2012
    Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2016
    Thesis Title: Novel Pathways to High-Efficiency Chalcopyrite Photovoltaic Devices: A Spectroscopic Investigation of Alternative Buffer Layers and Alkali-Treated Absorbers

Career

  • Post Doctoral Scholar, University of California, San Diego, Continetti Research Group, 2017-present

Dr. Dao-Ling Huang

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Education

  • B.S. University of Science and Technology of China, 2010
    Ph.D. Brown University, 2016
    Thesis Title: Vibrational state-selective autodetachment photoelectron spectroscopy of dipole-bound states of cold anions

Career

  • Post Doctoral Scholar, University of California, San Diego, Continetti and Xiong Research Groups, 2017-present


Doctoral Students

Ben Shen

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Education

    Ph.D. Student, University of California, San Diego, 2009 -
    B.S., California State University, San Marcos, 2009

Katherine Nadler

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Education

    Ph.D. Student, University of California, San Diego, 2012 -
    M.S, University of California, San Diego, 2014
    B.A., Maryville College, 2012

Morgan Miller

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Education

    Ph.D. Student, University of California, San Diego, 2014 -
    B.S., University of California, San Diego, 2014

Katharine Lunny

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Education

    Ph.D. Student, University of California, San Diego, 2014 -
    B.A., Saint Anselm College, 2014

Yanice Benitez

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Education

    Ph.D. Student, University of California, San Diego, 2014 -
    B.S., University of California, Davis, 2014

Eleanor Castracane

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Education

    Ph.D. Student, University of California, San Diego, 2017 -
    M.S., Stony Brook University, New York, 2017
    B.S., Stony Brook University, New York, 2016

Pyeongeun Kim

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Education

    Ph.D. Student, University of California, San Diego, 2017 -
    B.S Yonsei University, South Korea, 2017

Austin Parsons

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Education

    Ph.D. Student, University of California, San Diego, 2017 -
    B.S Macalester College, Minnesota, 2017


Visiting Scientists

Joseph Taulane

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Education

  • B.A., University of California, San Diego, Revelle, 1972
    M.S., Chemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1977, (T.C. Bruice) Flavin Redox Kinetics

Career

  • University of California, San Diego, Goodman Group: Spectroscopy and Peptide Purification, 1977-2006
    Dean's Office, 2007-2008
    University of California, San Diego, Continetti Group, 2008-present

Jiwon Ashley Shin

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Education

    B.A., Washington University in St. Louis, 2017


Former Members

Past Post Docs

  • Dr. Brian Adamson (2015 - 2017), Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA
  • Dr. Rico Otto (2011 - 2015), Illumina Corporation
  • Dr. Berwyck Poad (2010 - 2012), Queensland Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Silvia De Dea (2008), Cymer, Inc.
  • Dr. Qichi Hu, (2005-2008), Anasys Instruments corp., Santa Barbara, CA
  • Dr. Daniel Luhrs, Solvias AG, Basel, Switzerland
  • Dr. Toby Hain (2000 - 2001), Patent Law, Cantor Colburn LLP, Hartford, CT
  • Dr. Andreas Rohrbacher (1999 - 2000), Time-Bandwidth, Inc., Switzerland
  • Dr. Hans-Juergen Deyerl (1999-2001), Chemistry Teacher, Deut. Gym. F. Nordschleswig, Germany
  • Dr. Sergey Dobrin (1999 - 2000), University of Toronto, Canada
  • Dr. Julia Davies (1997 - 1999), Imperial College, London, UK
  • Dr. Runjun Li (1996 - 1998), Texas A & M University
  • Dr. Marianne Sowa Resat (1995 - 1996), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland Washington
  • Dr. Veysel Zengin (1995 - 1997), Bilim Ilac, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Dr. Karl Hanold (1994 - 1997), Morpho Detection, Inc., Irvine, CA

Past Doctoral and Masters Students

  • Amelia Ray Ph.D. '16, Lecturer University of California, San Diego
  • Joel Rivera, M.S. '14
  • Christopher J. Johnson, Ph.D. '11, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Stonybrook University
  • John Savee, Ph.D. '09, Senior Research Scientist, Los Gatos Research
  • Jennifer Mann, Ph.D. '08, Physical Electronics, Inc.
  • Silvia De Dea, Ph.D. '08, Cymer/ASML, Inc.
  • Jonathan Oakman, M.S. '08, Science Teacher, Mater Dei High School, San Diego
  • Zhou Lu, Ph.D. '07, Assistant Professor, Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Beijing
  • Shane Bowen, Ph.D. '05, Senior Scientist, Illumina, Inc.
  • Christopher Laperle, Ph.D. '04, Professor, Providence College, RI
  • Imane Khalil, Ph.D. '04, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, USD
  • Leah-Nani Alconcel, Ph.D. '02, Imperial College, London
  • Todd Clements, Ph.D. '02, Mt. San Antonio College
  • Khai Luong, Ph.D. '01, Bioinformatics, Roche Molecular Systems
  • Mark Garner, Ph.D. '98, Community College of Southern Nevada
  • Christopher R. Sherwood, Ph.D. '95, Cisco Systems
  • Joseph McDaniels, M.S. '02, Schlumberger, Intl.
  • Karen McSwain, M.S. '96, Kyocera
  • Melissa J. Castle, M.S. '94

Past Undergraduate Students

  • Clayton Anderson (2013-2015) B.S. Physics and Mathematics UCSD '15
      Dean of Physical Sciences Undergraduate Award of Excellence, 2015
  • Joshua Antelman (1998-2000) B.S. Chemistry UCSD '00
  • Summer Bates (2016) B.S. Chemistry student, UCSD
  • Theodore Bitner (1995) Ph.D. Chemistry UCLA '02
  • Jessia Blevins (1994) B.S. Chemistry UCSD '95
  • Sarah Bronner (2006) Ph.D. Chemistry UCLA '12
  • Christopher Condon (2016) B.S. Chemistry student, UCSD
  • Hoan-Nguyen Doan (1995) B.S. UCSD '96
  • Christopher Duarte (2007) B.S. Chemical Engineering, UCSD
  • Gregory Dupraw (2009-2010) B.S. Chemistry and Physics UCSD '10
  • Kevin T. Early (2004-2005) Ph.D. Chemistry U Mass Amherst '10
  • Anthony Fu (2007-2009) Graduate student UCB
      Dean of Physical Sciences Undergraduate Award of Excellence, 2008
  • J.C. Gallardo (2001-2002) Chemistry major, UCSD
  • Scott J. Graybeal (1993) B.S. Chemistry UCSD 1994
  • Dominic Graziani (2004-2006) Ph.D. Chemistry, UCB '11
  • Elad Harel (2000-2003) Assistant Professor Northwestern University
  • Keren Jacobs (1995) Ph.D. Chemistry, UC Berkeley '02
  • Jacqueline Kessler (1996-1998) Ph.D. Chemical Physics, Caltech '03
  • Miao Li (2015) B.S. Chemical Engineering '16
  • Shawn Littrell (1996) B.S. Chemistry UCSD '96
  • Raymond W. Liu (1998-2000) M.D. Johns Hopkins '04
  • Kevin R. Mackie (1994) B.S. Mechanical Engineering UCSD '95
  • Morgan Miller (2014-2015) curent Ph.D. student UCSD with the Continetti Group
  • Anthony A. Mrse (1992-1993) Ph.D. Chemistry LSU '01
  • Laura Neurauter (1999-2001) B.S. Chemistry UCSD '01
  • Erik K. Richman (1999-2000) Ph.D. Chemistry UCLA '09
  • Jiwon Ashley Shin (2016) B.S. Chemistry and Computer Science, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Nicholas Watkins (2015-2016) B.S. Chemistry major at UC Berkeley
  • Samuel Wilson (2004) Ph.D. Chemistry, Stanford '12
  • Surjani Winoto (1994) B.S. Chemistry UCSD '96
  • Timothy Yo (2015-2017) B.S. Chemical Engineering UCSD '17

Past Guests

  • Dr. Morton Fineman
  • Dr. Peter Kelly, University of California, Davis
  • Dr. Micheal Parkes, University College London
  • Dr. Richard Thomas, Stockholm University
  • Dr. Giovanni Piani, CNRS Saclay
  • Professor Maurizio Becucci, European laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy (LENS) Florence, Italy
  • Assistant Professor Kenichi Iwamoto, Osaka Prefecture University
  • Professor Bong Hyun Boo, Chungnam National University, Taejon, Korea
  • Professor Lester Andrews, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA