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Laser Bursts Generate Electricity Faster Than Any Other Method

June 22, 2018

Take a glass thread a thousand times thinner than a human hair. Use it as a wire between two metals. ...

Dr. Bing Gu Wins ACS 2018 PHYS Division Postdoctoral Research Award

June 18, 2018

Dr. Bing Gu (Franco group) has been named as one of four recipients to win a 2018 Young Investigator ...

Graduate Students Receive ACS Travel Awards

May 10, 2018

Viktoria Steck, a fourth-year graduate student in Prof. Fasan’s research group, was awarded an ...

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From research opportunities to coursework, undergraduate students can make the most of the summer semester at Rochester.

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CBI Training Program

Graduate students in the chemical and biological sciences at Rochester have the opportunity to participate in the NIH-funded Chemistry-Biology Interface (CBI) Training Program. Thirty faculty members from six departments and programs in AS&E and SMD serve as mentors to students participating in the program.

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Research Spotlight

Laser bursts generate electricity faster than any other method

A University researcher who predicted that laser pulses could generate ultrafast electrical currents in theory now believes he can explain exactly how and why actual experiments to create these currents have succeeded.

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