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Dr Adrian Gardner

Technical Officer School of Physical Sciences


Personal Statement

Dr Adrian Gardner is a Technical Officer within the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Adrian leads two Shared Research Facilities: Early Career Laser Laboratory and Low Energy Ion Scattering (

Adrian has diverse research interests which employ advanced spectroscopies. He is interested in how energy moves around molecules, this may be electronic energy hopping between chromophores, vibrational energy becoming spread out, or localised, within molecules, or how photon absorption can lead to the formation of separated charges. He is interested in intramolecular and intermolecular interactions and how these can control chemistry. Using advanced spectrometers developed at UoL, he has recently been following electrochemical reactions and probing how applied electric fields perturb the electrochemical interface.