School of Chemistry

Search site

Andrew Burnett

University Academic Fellow
EPSRC Early Career Fellow

Contact details

Room: G01
Tel: +44 (0)113 3430997


Terahertz Spectroscopy
Vibrational Spectroscopy
Time-resolved Dynamics
Density Functional Theory

Photograph of Andrew Burnett

Research interests

My research interests are focused on the development and application of spectroscopic techniques at terahertz (THz) frequencies (0.1 - 10 THz, 3.3 - 333.3 cm-1). In particular, I have spent the last 10 years developing THz-time domain spectroscopy (THz-TDS) and using it to look at a range of samples including explosives, drugs-of-abuse, pharmaceutically relevant polymorphs and proteins. A large amount of my time has also been spent on the application of solid-state density functional theory to understand and interpret THz and infrared spectra of crystalline materials.

My more recent work will concentrate on the development of non-linear or multidimensional THz spectroscopic techniques to study vibrational coupling, dynamics and energy transfer at THz frequencies.

Useful links

Current PhD opportunities   
Google Scholar