Dept. of Physics, Dept. of Chemistry, James Franck Institute, and the College
Resident Dean, GGRC West
Philippe Guyot-Sionnest is a professor at the University of Chicago appointed jointly in the departments of physics and chemistry. He works on laser spectroscopyandcolloidal nanoparticles.He is a fellowof the American Physical Society
Physics and chemistry share tremendous potential at the nanoscale. This is where chemistry excels and where physics predicts that many properties can be tuned. For example, quantum states, charging, spin, phonons, and plasmons show large effects at the nm scale, which can be investigated by using colloidal synthesis to chemically precipitate nanostructures. The research in the group is driven by physical concepts and enabled by synthesis.