Emily Sprague-Klein


I am a fifth year Applied Physics student joint between the Van Duyne and Seideman groups. My research currently involves plasmon-driven chemistry studies of four-wave mixing substrates for surface-enhanced femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy (SE-FSRS) and surface-enhanced coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (SE-CARS). I am also conducting theoretical calculations of non-equilibrium electron dynamics in order to gain insight into rapid thermalization processes occurring within experimental ultrafast plasmonic systems.

As an undergraduate, I was a dual degree candidate in Engineering Physics (B.S.) and Piano Performance (B.M.) with a minor in Mathematics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In my spare time I enjoy running, dancing, cooking, being outdoors, and engaging in the performing arts/music scene in and around Chicago.

emily.sprague@u.northwestern.edu

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  • Professor Richard Van Duyne

    Additional Information

    Discoverer of Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (1977)
    Inventor of Nanosphere Lithography (1995) & Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance Spectroscopy (2000)

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    Professor Van Duyne has, in his career to date, advised a total of 87 graduate students and 47 postdoctoral fellows. Every year, Professor Van Duyne gives a talk to introduce new graduate students to our research. The 2017 seminar slides are available here.

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    Professor Van Duyne was recently named a Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow by the U.S. Department of Defense to conduct "high risk, high payoff" basic scientific research. Read more here