The Laser Technologies Group develops the next generation of innovative tools for analyzing the chemical makeup of advanced materials in real-time at extreme spatial and temporal scales.

Our research focuses on the development of real-time spectroscopy tools based on the interaction of high-intensity ultrafast (femtosecond) and nanosecond laser pulses with materials. Specifically our research emphasizes the study, control and optimization of the mechanisms of pulsed laser ablation related to elemental, molecular and isotopic chemical analysis.  

The technologies we develop are  used to push the and sensitivity and limits of detection in a wide variety of real-world applications. For more information please click below.

Laser-Material Interactions

Elemental and Isotopic Analysis

Remote Sensing

Multimodal Imaging

New Sampling Approaches


Machine Learning

Photonic Structures