News

4/25/2024 Alex passes his generals exam! Congratulations to Alex for becoming a PhD candidate!


4/22/2024 Marissa presents on our work at the a chemistry department seminar at Yale University. Thanks to Prof. Mark Johnson and the J-Lab for a great visit!


4/17/2024 Marissa presents on our work at the Physics Colloquium at Washington University in St. Louis. Thanks to Prof. Kater Murch for hosting!


4/12/2024 The Weichman Lab goes to Pho Today in celebration of Liying’s successful third year seminar! Congrats to Liying for completing another milestone!


3/20/2024 Negar and Dominik’s work in comb spectroscopy of astrochemical species is featured in a department story. Check it out here.


3/18/2024 Marissa, Liying, Alex, and Jane go to ACS in New Orleans!


2/19/2024 – Marissa presents on our work in an AMO physics seminar at the University of Delaware in Newark, DE. Thanks to fellow polariton enthusiast Prof. Tao Li for hosting!


2/1/2024 Negar passes her generals exam! Congratulations to Negar for becoming a PhD candidate!


1/25/2024 Liying’s first first-author paper is out in Nanophotonics! Congratulations Liying, Ashley, and Alex!


1/22/2024 Jane passes her generals exam! Congratulations to Jane for becoming a PhD candidate!


1/4/2024 Marissa presents on our work at the Royal Society of Chemistry Spectroscopy & Dynamics Group Meeting in Leicester, UK… and finds some familiar faces in London!


12/6/2023 – Marissa presents on our work in a chemistry department seminar at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD. Thanks to Prof. Leah Dodson for hosting!


10/31/2023 –  Our work on vibrational polariton chemistry in the CN + cyclohexane reaction is now live on the arXiv. Congratulations to Liying, Ashley, and Alex!


10/23/2023 – Adam and Jane’s second paper on gas-phase polaritons is now out in JCP!


10/23/2023 Ashley, Liying, and Alex’s paper is out in JCP – and it made the cover! Congratulations to all!

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10/16/2023 We have been awarded a 2023 Packard Foundation award to support the Weichman Lab’s work!  Check out the department news story here.


10/9/2023 Marissa presents on the group’s work at the SciX Conference in Reno, NV.


9/25/2023 Marissa and Ashley present on the group’s work at the Wintergreen Meeting of Physical Chemists in Wintergreen, VA. We got to do a bit of hiking in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains!


8/15/2023 Marissa presents on the group’s work at the Fall ACS meeting in San Francisco, CA.


8/14/2023 Marissa was interviewed for this perspective article on polariton chemistry, now out in Chemistry World.


7/24/2023 The gas-phase project’s manuscript on the versatility of the gas-phase molecular polariton apparatus is now on arXiv! Congratulations Adam, and Jane!


7/23/2023 Marissa presents on the group’s work at the International Conference on Chemical Bonding in Kauai, HI (and then does a bit of backpacking on the Napali Coast)!


7/21/2023 Chris Tong’s journey with the group concludes with a successful QURIP poster session. Best wishes for your future, Chris!


7/10/2023 The lab’s first manuscript on solution-phase polariton chemistry is now on arXiv! Congratulations Ashley, Liying, and Alex!


6/20/2023  Ashley and Jane go to the SCOM 2023 conference in San Diego. Ashley gives a talk on condensed-phase polaritons while Jane presents on gas-phase polaritons and wins runner-up in the poster awards!


6/5/2023  The Weichman lab welcomes three summer undergrads, Tanay Nambiar, Daniel Tajes, and Chris Tong!


6/5/2023  Marissa presents on the group’s work at a Telluride meeting on “Polariton Chemistry and Molecular Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics.”


5/26/2023 Liying wins the Ada and Meyer Packer Memorial Fellowship for showing “significant promise in the field of physical chemistry and spectroscopy.” Congratulations, Liying!!


5/12/2023 The very first undergraduate student in the Weichman Lab graduates and heads off to UPenn for graduate school! Congratulations, Cameron!


5/2/2023 The Weichman Lab has our very first PhD candidate! Congratulations to Liying for passing his generals exam!


4/14/2023 Marissa’s interview from the Molecular Quantum Technologies workshop has gone live just in time for World Quantum Day. Check it out:


4/10/2023 Jane has won an NDSEG graduate fellowship from the Department of Defense to support her PhD work in gas-phase polaritons. Congratulations Jane!!!


3/29/2023 Adam gave a beautiful talk on his work in gas-phase molecular polaritons at the ACS Spring 2023 meeting in Indianapolis, IN.


03/14/2023 The Weichman Lab welcomes Dr. Dominik Charczun as a postdoctoral research associate. Dominik is joining us from the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, where he completed his PhD in physics, advised by Prof. Piotr Masłowski.


03/03/2023 – The lab’s first experimental publication on polaritons, Rovibrational Polaritons in Gas-Phase Methane, is now out in JACS! Check out the departmental news story!


02/13/2023 The Weichman Lab welcomes Dr. Cole Sagan as a postdoctoral research associate. Cole is joining us from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he completed his PhD in chemistry, advised by Prof. Etienne Garand.


01/18/2023 –  We have been awarded a 2023 NSF CAREER award to support Adam and Jane’s work on gas-phase molecular polaritons. A huge milestone for the lab! Check out the award abstract here and the department news story here.


01/17/2023 – The Weichman lab goes out for dinner to celebrate the New Year and our collective successes last year! See more on our Lab Fun page.


12/27/2022 – The lab’s first experimental manuscript on polaritons, Rovibrational Polaritons in Gas-Phase Methane, is now on arXiv!


12/16/2022 – Ph.D students Alexander McKillop, Jane Nelson and Negar Baradaran officially join the Weichman Lab!


12/14/2022 – Marissa presents on our work at the 2nd Workshop on Molecular Quantum Technology in Puerto Natales, Chile.


10/20/2022 – The lab went to the Chemistry Department Retreat in Philadelphia. Congratulations to Ashley for winning a poster prize! Adam, Ashley and Marissa were also victorious in the Frick Cup trvia competition – see more on our Lab Fun page.


8/22/2022 – Incoming first year grad student Negar Baradaran joins us. Welcome Negar!


8/6/2022 – The Weichman Lab goes to the beach. See more on our Lab Fun page.


7/15/2022 – Victoria Zhang’s time with the group comes to an end with the QURIP poster session. All the best for the future, Victoria!


7/8/2022– Incoming first year grad students Alex McKillop and Jane Nelson join us for the summer. Welcome Alex and Jane!


6/15/2022 – Marissa presents on our work at the 2022 Cavity Enhanced Spectroscopy Meeting in Lecco, Italy.


6/9/2022 –  We have been awarded a 2022 DOE Early Career Award to support Ashley and Liying’s work on ultrafast polariton reaction dynamics.  Exciting things to come! Check out the department news story here.


6/7/2022 –  Marissa presents on our work at the Quantum Frontiers in Molecular Science virtual Telluride workshop.


6/6/2022 – Harvard undergraduate Victoria Zhang joins the group as a summer student for six weeks as part of the QURIP program. Welcome, Victoria!


4/6/2022 – Marissa presents on our work at the Princeton Institute for Materials symposium.


3/15/2022 – Adam and Ashley give talks at the APS March Meeting. Ashley was a finalist for the Justin Jankunas Doctoral Dissertation Award in Chemical Physics– congratulations, Ashley!


2/27/2022 – The Weichman Lab goes ice-skating. See more on our Lab Fun page.


12/15/2021 Ph.D student Liying Chen officially joins the Weichman Lab!


11/20/2021 The Weichman Lab takes on Philadelphia. See more on our Lab Fun page.


10/29/2021 Marissa’s book chapter entitled “Optical Frequency Combs for Molecular Spectroscopy, Kinetics, and Sensing,” coauthored with Prof. Julia Lehman of the University of Leeds, has just been published in Emerging Trends in Chemical Applications of Lasers.


10/21/2021 Marissa presents on our polariton projects at the Princeton Catalysis Initiative Symposium. Check out a recording of the talk on our seminars page.


10/17/2021 The Weichman Lab goes to the Harriman State Park! See more on our Lab Fun page.


9/24/2021 We have been awarded seed funding through the Princeton Center for Complex Materials! This funding will support a new project considering strong light-matter coupling in molecular monolayers and 2D materials. More to come!


9/12/2021 The Weichman Lab goes kayaking on the D&R Canal and Lake Carnegie! See more on our Lab Fun page.


8/8/2021 The Weichman Lab goes to the New Jersey State Fair! See more on our new Lab Fun page.


7/19/2021 The Weichman Lab is thrilled to have been awarded our first external funding through the ACS Petroleum Research Fund Doctoral New Investigator program! This grant will support a new project to probe how the formation of hybrid light-matter states can let us rationally steer the chemistry of cold gas-phase molecules. Check out the department news story here to learn more.


7/1/2021 – Marissa presents on frequency comb spectroscopy of cold molecules as well as some of our upcoming ideas at the 2021 International Symposium on Molecular Beams!


7/1/2021 The Weichman Lab welcomes Dr. Adam Wright as a postdoctoral research associate. Adam is joining us from the University of Oxford, where he completed his DPhil and postdoctoral work in condensed matter physics, advised by Prof. Laura Herz and Prof. Michael Johnston.


6/14/2021 Huge congratulations to Dr. Ashley Fidler for winning a Princeton Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship! We can’t wait to see what she accomplishes with this support. Check out the department news story on Ashley and the work she’ll be spearheading in the Weichman Lab.


6/1/2021 Princeton undergraduate Cameron Khan will be joining the Weichman Lab as a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow through the Leach Summer Scholars Program this summer. Welcome, Cameron!


4/22/2021 This was a big week for the Weichman Lab! Our laser lab renovations are complete, and we are nearly open for business. With the help of an amazing rigging team, we installed our Coherent Astrella ultrafast system. Happy inaugural Laser Day!

                         


3/1/2021 The Weichman Lab is excited to welcome Dr. Ashley Fidler as a postdoctoral research associate. Ashley joins us from the University of California, Berkeley, where she completed her Ph.D. in chemistry advised by Prof. Steve Leone and Prof. Dan Neumark.


7/1/2020 – Marissa has officially joined the faculty at the Princeton University Department of Chemistry and is launching the Weichman Lab!