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Prof. Vas Stavros


Dr Vas Stavros

Professor in Physical Chemistry

BSc, PhD London



Research Summary

Application of time-resolved mass and velocity map ion imaging spectroscopies in the gas-phase and transient absorption spectroscopy in the solution-phase towards understanding the photoprotection mechanisms occurring in biologically important molecules such as DNA bases and Chemical Filters. Developing new experimental techniques to identify these mechanisms based on femtosecond lasers, molecular beam and transient absorption methodologies.

Selected Publications

Towards symmetry driven and nature inspired UV filter design, M.D. Horbury, E.L Holt, L.M.M. Mouterde, P. Balaguer, J. Cebrian, L. Blasco, F. Allais and V.G. Stavros, Nature Comm., in press

Examining solvent effects on the ultrafast dynamics of catechol, M.A.P. Turner, R. Turner, M.D. Horbury, N.D.M. Hine and V.G. Stavros, J. Chem. Phys., 2019, 151, 084305

Wavepacket insights into the photoprotection mechanism of the UV filter methyl anthranilate, N.d.N. Rodrigues, N.C. Cole-Filipiak, K.N. Blodgett, C. Abeysekera, T.S. Zwier and V.G. Stavros, Nature Comm., 2018, 9, 5188 (1-8)

Unravelling the photoprotection properties of mycosporine amino acid motifs, J. Woolley, M. Staniforth, M.D. Horbury, G. Richings, M. Wills and V.G. Stavros, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9, 3043-3048

Investigating isomer specific photoprotection in a model plant sunscreen, M. D. Horbury, A.L. Flourat, S.E. Greenough, F. Allais and V.G. Stavros, Chem. Comm., 2018, 54, 936-939