QSE / QSE Research Groups / Scott Cushing
Chemistry and Chemical Engineering;
Quantum Condensed Matter (experiment);
116 Noyes Laboratory (72)
The Cushing Lab specializes in the development of spectroscopic techniques that can answer materials and physical chemistry questions. Currently they are building instruments around ultrafast X-rays, entangled photons, and femto-nano resolved electron wavepackets. The instruments are used to measure how external perturbations like light, heat, and pressure can be used to transform molecular and material systems for modern applications. The instruments are the heart of their science, allowing collaborative investigations that range from energy conversion and storage to the study of entangled light matter interactions and qubits.