The Rowland Junior Fellows are selected to perform independent experimental research for five years, with full institutional support and access to the Institute's outstanding technical and scientific resources. We appoint on average two new Rowland Junior Fellows per year. Candidates in all the natural sciences (physics, chemistry, biology,...) as well as in engineering will be considered, with special attention given to interdisciplinary work and to the development of new experimental methods.
SPOTLIGHT ON: RJF Alessandra Ferzoco.
Our lab works at the intersection of mass spectrometry and laser spectroscopy. We develop custom instrumentation to generate and trap ions and ion-molecule complexes, control their temperature, then interrogate them by various types of spectroscopy. The instruments we are building are capable of many types of studies, but currently we are particularly interested in learning about electron transfer mechanisms, especially those coupled to proton transfer.