The Chen Group
Who We Are
We are a research group in the Department of Chemistry at Northwestern University with facilities at both Northwestern and Argonne National Laboratory. Our members come from a variety of training backgrounds (chemists, physicists, biologists, engineers and more). Prof. Lin Chen is the principle investigator, leading a team of postdocs and grad students since 2008. Go to ‘People’ to meet our group members.
What We Do
We are experts in laser/x-ray spectroscopy and scattering techniques, studying chemical dynamics on multiple length- and time-scales. Our research ranges from discovering electron dynamics in novel solar materials to ultrafast vibrational-electronic coherences in excited state transition metal complexes to capturing key transient intermediates in biomolecular structural dynamics. We primarily operate in our facilities at Northwestern University and Argonne National Lab. Additionally, our team is experienced with and has helped develop experimental techniques at synchrotron light sources (APS, Argonne National Lab; SSRL, Stanford) and x-ray free electron lasers (LCLS, Stanford; Eu. XFEL, Germany; SACLA, Japan) around the world. Check out the ‘Research’ and ‘Facilities’ pages to learn more.