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

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News


03/2017

Suds and Yusef win NSF Graduate Research Fellowships. Congrats!

03/2017

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!

02/2017

Josh receives a Sloan Fellowship

10/2016

Aastha, Kori, Ryan, and Yusef join the group! Hooray for additional fantastic grad students!

10/2016

Josh receives ACS PRF funding

08/2016

Ming-Fu's paper in JOSA B is selected as an "Editor's Choice"

08/2016

Josh gives a poster-prize talk at the Gordon Conference on Electron Donor-Acceptor Interactions. Liz and Kaili presented posters to rave reviews

08/2016

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.

01/2016

Josh is recommended for an NSF CAREER award

10/2015

Suds and Sean join the group. We will take a new picture once the weather cooperates

08/2015

Josh presents our preliminary results at the Boston ACS conference and the Soft X-ray in Energy and Time workshop in Berlin

10/2014

Kristin joins the group!

01/2014

First Funding! Josh is named an Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator

10/2013

Michaela, Liz, Max, and Kaili join the group as our first graduate students

10/2013

Josh's paper on XUV transient absorption of α-Fe2O3 is published in JPCL

09/2013

Dr. Ming-Fu Lin arrives, gets to work designing vacuum chambers

08/2013

Josh arrives at UIUC, begins to set up the lab

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