Michael McAnally

I’m a fifth year graduate student in Chemistry jointly advised by Professors Richard P. Van Duyne and George C. Schatz. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2011 with a BS in Chemistry and Mathematics where I researched triplet (n, π*) excited states of conjugated enones with Professor Stephen Drucker. My research experience and interests lie in the field of coherent Raman scattering, plasmonics, and ultrafast microspectroscopy techniques. I have focused on creating a comprehensive understanding of plasmonically-enhanced coherent Raman scattering (PECRS) using new experimental techniques (µPECRS and SE-URL) as well as developing semi-classical and quantum mechanical theories for SE-FSRS.

Outside of the lab, I enjoy playing football and basketball, searching through the stacks at vinyl record shops, and purloining coffee from seminars. I strongly dislike running, reality television, and kimchi.

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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)

  • Group Members

    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.

  • News

    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