Zwier Group Research Projects

Flexible biomolecules, molecular dynamics, planetary atomspheres, and combustion.


     Spectroscopic Method Development
     Molecular Clusters
     Biomolecule Foldamers
     Combustion Processes
     Astrochemistry
     Lignin
     Collaborations



Research in the Zwier group includes several different projects with larger ultimate goals (gaining insight into conformational preferences, dynamics, and photochemical reactions). We study systems that have biological relevance, molecules present in combustion reactions, as well as molecules that are present in Titan's atmosphere. The common link between these different projects is the use of lasers to probe molecules in our experiments. Additionally, we are involved in a variety of worldwide research collaborations through these projects. Please follow the links to the left to learn about a particular aspect of our research.

Please see our Research Methods section for more information regarding how we conduct these research projects.