||Welcome to the Blank Research Group in the Chemistry Department at the University of Minnesota. Our research group investigates a variety of dynamic events in condensed media. The investigations
range from basic chemical reaction dynamics in solution to energy
and charge transfer dynamics in new materials targeted at applications
in solar energy conversion. Our primary experimental tools are
nonlinear time domain spectroscopies, and this includes new methods
developed in our laboratory. Computational tools, such as time dependent density functional methods and molecular
dynamics simulations, are used to complement the experiments and
aid in the interpretation of our data.