Ph.D. University of Illinois, 2000
Postdoctoral Associate, NIST
Staff Scientist, Northrup Grumman CEO Lasers

Ph.D. University of California, Riverside (2012) B.S. M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University (2008)


Alexandr Bansihev is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Prof. Dana Dlott group. His research interests are focused on study materials behavior under shock compression and development of sub-nanosecond emission pressure sensors. Before join to the group, he was studying quantum fluctuations through measurement Casimir effect between different materials and geometries at University of California-Riverside.

PhD Moscow State University
Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University

Ph.D, Moscow Technical Physics Institute
Staff Scientist, University of Wisconsin, Madison

PhD Univeristy of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2014)
B.S. Univerity of Washington (2008)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

PhD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2014)
B. S. Lebanon Valley College (2009)

B. S. Muhlenberg College, 1979
Ph.D. University of Illinois, 1984, "Dynamics of phonons in crystals as studied by picosecond coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy"
Staff scientist, Monsanto Corp.

Ph.D. Kansas State University
Staff physicist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Sadly, David Hare passed away in 2010.

Program Manager, ATK Corp.,

Ph.D. Vanderbilt University
Acting Director of MNMS Cleanroom, Research Project Coordinator, &

Ph.D. 1995, Brown University
Sr. Manager, In-Situ Engineering at Veeco Instruments

PhD Kyoto University
University of Durham

Ph.D. Department of Chemistry, Yonsei University
Principal Researcher, Korean Research Institute of Standards and Science

B. S. Auburn University
Ph.D. University of Illinois, 1990, "Ultrafast chemical reaction in a glass: caged geminate ligand rebinding to protoheme, myoglobin (pH = 3) and heme octapeptide"
Senior Technical Advisor at Texwipe, an ITW Company

Ph.D. 2011, University of Illinois, “Dynamics of Molecular Adsorbates Exposed to Ultrafast Thermal Gradients”
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

B. S., 1985, University of Nebraska Omaha
Ph.D. 1992 "Ultrafast studies of diffusion and electron transfer"
Vice President and Director, CNA Operations & Tactics Analysis

Ph.D. University of Illinois
Coe College

Ph.D. University of Illinois1998, “Picosecond vibrational spectroscopy of shocked solids”.
Postdoctoral associate, Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Ph.D. University of Rochester
Staff Scientist, Proctor and Gamble Corp.
Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Scranton

Ph.D. Princeton Univeristy (2014)

B.S. University of Science and Technology of China (2008)


I'm a postdoc at Prof. Dana Dlott group. Currently my research interests are focused on the nano energetic materials and use of Al/Teflon system as example to investigate the reaction dynamics under shock compression. Before join the group, I was studying the structure and equation of state of the geological important materials under both static and dynamic compression to extreme high pressures and high temperatures, which are relevant to the the center of the Earth and planetary bodies.

PhD University of Illinois, 2012
Agnew National Security Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
Postdoctoral associate, University of Illinois, 1993-4
Senior scientist, Rexham Graphics Corp.
Senior scientist, Polaroid Corp.

Ph.D. The Ohio State University (2011) M.S. National Tsing Hua University (2002) B.S. National Chiao Tung University (2000)

Ph.D. PhD Gwang-Ju Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul, S. Korea

Ph.D. in Chemistry University of Liverpool (2012)

B. Sc. + M. Sc. in Physics Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (2006)

Personal website:


My research interest is to understand molecular reactions occurring at interfaces, such a liquid-metal or gas-metal; as well as photochemical reactions. My favorite tool​s to use are ultrafast lasers and nonlinear spectroscopic techniques. I started my career from a more condense matter perspective, graduating in Physics at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain. During my thesis at University of Liverpool, UK, I moved towards a chemical-physics mixture, studying photochemical reactions on Cu by continuous wave source light and VIS-pump SFG-probe. I also tested how to use electronic SF​S​ to understand ​metal-molecule ​band structure​; and calculate the electric field enhancement on roughed metal surfaces by finite element modeling​;​ to relate with plasmon-enhanced photochemical reactions (2011 Woodruff thesis prize of the Thin Films and Surfaces group of the IOP). Currently, I am learning electrochemistry and combining with vibrational sum frequency spectroscopy towards the understanding of the ​carbon dioxide​ electroreduction mechanism on ionic liquid-metal, at the UIUC​ with prof. Dlott's group,​ in a collaborative project with Dioxide Materials.

PhD. University of Wisconsin
Beckman Institute, University of Illinois

Ph.D. 2011, University of Illinois, ”Initiation and ignition of nano-aluminum in teflon”.
Intel Corporation

Ph.D. 1995, Michigan State Univeristy
Rudolph Technologies, Inc.
Beckman Institute, University of Illinois

Ph.D. Russian Academy of Sciences, Troitsk, Russia
Informed Diagnostics, Sunnyvale, CA
Principal Scientist at Skymoon R&D

B. S. Taiwan National University
Ph.D. 1994 "Vibrational energy transfer in condensed high explosives-nitromethane"
Postdoctoral Associate, Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Taiwan

Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

PhD, Texas Tech University
Postdoctoral associate, University of Illinois, 1988-90
Senior researcher, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Yuseong, Daejon 305-350, Korea

B. A., University of California San Diego
Ph.D. University of Illinois, 1985, "Vibrational relaxation and delocalization in molecular crystals and biological systems"
Senior staff scientist, Hughes Research

PhD Harbin Institute of Technology (2009) B.S. Shenyang University of Technology
Weilong Liu grew up in the northeast of China, born in Jilin Province, obtained the B.S. degree in Physics at Shenyang University of Technology in Liaoning Province, and obtained the Ph.D. degree in Optics at Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) in Heilongjiang Province. In his Ph.D. thesis work, he focused on the absorption, Raman, and femtosecond time-resolved transient absorption spectra of carotenoids under quasi-hydrostatic pressure. The effects of solvent, pressure, and molecular structure on the potential energy surface, energy internal conversion process, and vibrational spectroscopic characteristics of carotenoids were analyzed by using of some novel models as well as DFT calculations. After obtained the Ph.D. degree in 2009, he became a lecturer in Department of Physics at HIT where he teaches College Physics Experiments to undergraduate students. Weilong joined the DDD group in June, 2013 as a Visiting Scholar. He is working on the fluorescence and IR absorption spectra of dyes and polymers under shock wave. This work is going to reveal the shock effects on the fluorescence and IR absorption spectra of some interesting molecules when excited by femtosecond laser.

Research Scientist II, CIRES, University of Colorado

B.S. Illinois State University (2011)

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin
Postdoctoral associate, University of Illinois, 1993-4
Platform Manager - Optical Systems Division at 3M

National Key Laboratory for Shock Wave and Detonation Physics, Institute of Fluid Physics, China Academy of Engineering Physics

B. S., 1982 Qinghua University
Ph.D. 1993 "Ultrafast temperature jump study of energy transfer in dye doped polymer films"
Postdoctoral associate, Northwestern University

Ph.D. 1994, Brown University
Staff physicist, SDL, Inc., San Jose, CA
Staff physicist, Santur Corp., Fremont, CA

Ph.D. 2011, University of Illinois, “The distribution of local enhancement factors in surface enhanced Raman-active substrates and the vibrational dynamics in the liquid phase”
Rice University

B.S. Nanjing University (2008)

My research started from measuring the high-pressure surface enhanced Raman scattering spectra of self-assembled monolayers on metal surfaces, in order to understand the vibrational energy change of surface adsorbates as a function of pressure as opposed to the bulk. Later on, I was fascinated by the single molecule surface enhanced Raman scattering (SM-SERS), and decided to investigate the possibility of observing single molecule SERS under high pressure. The device I am using to generate static high pressure is diamond anvil cell (DAC). While carrying out my research on high pressure SERS, I also designed a DAC that is suitable for vibrational sum frequency generation spectroscopy to measure the high-pressure sum frequency generation spectra.

B. S., University of California Los Angeles, 1980
Ph.D. University of Illinois, 1985, "Vibrational dynamics in disordered molecular crystals by picosecond coherent Raman and photon echo spectroscopies"
Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside

B. S., 1981, M. S., 1983, Seoul National University, Korea
Ph.D. 1990 "Ultrafast dynamics in complex molecular solids"
Professor, Chungnam University (Daejon)

Associate Professor of Chemistry, Toyama University, Japan
Visiting scientist, University of Illinois, 1994-5

Ph.D, University of Illinois, 2004
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Brigham Young University

Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy
Center for Photochemical Studies, Bowling Green State University

B. S. University of Wisconsin
Ph.D. 1995 "The study of ultrafast dynamics behind a solid-state shock front using optical nanogauges"
Postdoctoral associate, Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Assistant Professor, Toyama University, Laboratory for Physical Chemistry of Rate Processes, Toyama, Japan

Ph.D. 1996, Georgia Tech University
Staff physicist, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D. C.
Ultrafast Physics Laboratory, Air Force Research Laboratory AFRL - Wright-Patterson AFB
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Georgia

Ph.D. Department of Physics, Beijing University
Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Beijing University

Ph.D. Iowa State University
Postdoctoral associate, University of Illinois, 1987-9
Professor, Institute for Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Taiwan

Ph.D, Changchun Institute, Chinese Academy of Science
Professor of Physics, Center for Condensed Matter Science and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, P. R. China

Postdoctoral Associate (G. Fleming) University of California, Berkeley
Assistant Professor, Photonics and Applied Physics, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology

Chemistry department and State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces Xiamen University
B.S and M.S., Fudan University (1987-1994)
Ph.D., Institute of Chemistry, CAS (1994-1997)
Postdoctoral Researcher, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1998.3 - 2000.9)
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Illinois 2000.10 - 2009.12)

Ph.D. Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Coordinator of Upper Level Chemistry Laboratory Courses at Binghamton University

M. S. University of Illinois, 2000
CMI, Inc., Owensboro, KY