Welcome to the Vura-Weis Research Group!
We seek to solve problems in energy, catalysis, and biology using advanced spectroscopic techniques such as tabletop x-ray transient absorption spectroscopy. See the research page for more details
Group Photo Spring 2017
Suds and Yusef win NSF Graduate Research Fellowships. Congrats!
Our first time-resolved work is submitted, showing unique signals for electrons and holes in PbI2. Read it on arXiv. Congrats to Ming-Fu and the whole team!
Josh receives a Sloan Fellowship
Aastha, Kori, Ryan, and Yusef join the group! Hooray for additional fantastic grad students!
Josh receives ACS PRF funding
Ming-Fu's paper in JOSA B is selected as an "Editor's Choice"
Josh gives a poster-prize talk at the Gordon Conference on Electron Donor-Acceptor Interactions. Liz and Kaili presented posters to rave reviews
Kail's paper is accepted in J Phys Chem Lett, Ming-Fu's paper is accepted in J Opt Sci Am B, and Kaili's collaboration with Frank de Groot is accepted in J Synch Rad.
Josh is recommended for an NSF CAREER award
Suds and Sean join the group. We will take a new picture once the weather cooperates
Josh presents our preliminary results at the Boston ACS conference and the Soft X-ray in Energy and Time workshop in Berlin
Kristin joins the group!
First Funding! Josh is named an Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator
Michaela, Liz, Max, and Kaili join the group as our first graduate students
Josh's paper on XUV transient absorption of α-Fe2O3 is published in JPCL
Dr. Ming-Fu Lin arrives, gets to work designing vacuum chambers
Josh arrives at UIUC, begins to set up the lab