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Electronic and Photonic Molecular Materials Group

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Dr Andrew Musser

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Andrew Musser received a Bachelor's degree in Physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2006, with minors in German and International relations. Following two years of work and study in Russia and a research internship at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany, he entered the Top Master in Nanoscience programme in Groningen, The Netherlands. There he investigated the physical properties and applications of DNA-organic polymer hybrid nanomaterials.

In 2010 he began his PhD work at the University of Cambridge in the group of Richard Friend. In his research he used ultrafast spectroscopy (transient absorption and photoluminescence) to probe the underlying mechanism of singlet exciton fission in unconventional systems, including a comprehensive study of polyenes with Jenny Clark and Giulio Cerullo. Following his PhD (2013), he continued in the group as a postdoctoral research associate to look further into the nature of singlet fission and triplet-pair states, branch into ultrafast vibrational spectroscopy and explore fast photophysics in self-assembled systems. Andrew joined the EPMM group in January 2016 as a postdoctoral research associate to develop ultrafast spectroscopy capabilities for the study of hybrid polaritons.

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