B.S. Nanjing University (2008) fu5@illinois.edu 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.