Program manager: Prof.dr. Wybren Jan Buma
Both Amsterdam universities have a strong history and track record in the area of analytical chemistry and spectroscopy, in particular with respect to the application of laser-based research.
Currently, three groups (one in analytical chemistry, two in fundamental spectroscopy) are active. The research theme comprises activities in Molecular spectroscopy (Buma/Brouwer/Woutersen/ Williams/Zhang UvA), Ultrafast photodynamics and spectroscopy in the gas phase (Janssen, VU), and Biomolecular (Analysis and) Spectroscopy (Gooijer/Ariese/van der Zwan, VU). Each of the three groups thus brings in complementary expertise that allows them to cover together the full range of chemical-spectroscopic research. Research in the area of analytical chemistry and spectroscopy is dedicated to both fundamental science and applications, with a close connection to industry.