Welcome to the Fournier Lab!

We design and implement new techniques which combine the sensitivity and selectivity of mass spectrometry with the time resolution of ultrafast spectroscopies to capture and interrogate fast chemical reactions with molecular-level detail, offering new insight into reaction mechanisms that are too challenging to study with standard methods.

Recent Lab News

Jessika successfully defends her dissertation. Congratulations Dr. Dean!

Our manuscript on the first 2D IR spectra of cryogenically cooled molecular ions has been accepted by JPC Letters!

Jessika and Valerie’s manuscript on unraveling ultrafast H atom transfer dynamics in β-diketones has been accepted by JPCA!

Liangyi successfully defends his dissertation. Congratulations Dr. Chen!

Valerie, Zifan, and Joe present at the 76th ISMS conference.

Our manuscript detailing ultrafast transient IR action spectroscopy of cryogenically cooled ions has been accepted by JCP, chosen as an Editor’s Pick article, and selected as the Cover Article!

Recent Publications

Dean, J.L.S.; Cramer, C.G.; Fournier, J.A. Interplay between Anion-Receptor and Anion-Solvent Interactions in Halide Receptor Complexes Characterized with Ultrafast Infrared Spectroscopies. ChemRxiv, 2024.

Dean, J.L.S.*; Winkler, V.S.*; Boyer, M.A.; Sibert III, E.L.; Fournier, J.A. Investigating Intramolecular H Atom Dynamics in β-Diketones with Ultrafast Infrared Spectroscopies and Theoretical Modeling. J. Phys. Chem. A 2023, 127, 9258.

Ma, Z.; Chen, L.; Xu, C.; Fournier, J.A. Two-Dimensional Infrared Spectroscopy of Isolated Molecular Ions. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2023, 14, 9683.

Chen, L.*; Ma, Z.*; Fournier, J.A. Ultrafast Transient Vibrational Action Spectroscopy of Cryogenically Cooled Ions. J. Chem. Phys. (Communication) 2023, 159, 041101.