Prof. Jan Verlet

B3: Department of Chemistry, University of Durham, United Kingdom


Our research aims to understand excited state dynamics in a wide range of molecules and how these are perturbed by an environment. Our specific interest is focussed on biological anions and in electron driven chemistry. We have developed in particular anion photoelectron spectroscopy as a tool to probe dynamics and second-harmonic generation to probe surface specific solvation.

Role in LightDyNAmics

Supervisor of ESR9

Selected Publications

  1. J. P. Rogers, C. S. Anstöter, J. R. R. Verlet. “Ultrafast dynamics of low-energy electron attachment via a non-valence correlation-bound state​.” ​Nature Chem. ​2018, 10, 341.
  2. C. S. Anstöter, C. R. Dean, J. R. R. Verlet. “Chromophores of chromophores: A bottom-up Hückel picture of the excited states of photoactive proteins.” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2017, 19, 29772.
  3. V. G. Stavros and J. R. R. Verlet. “Gas-Phase Femtosecond Particle Spectroscopy: A Bottom-Up Approach to Nucleotide Dynamics.” Ann. Rev. Phys. Chem. 2016, 67, 211.
  4. A. S. Chatterley, C. W. West, V. G. Stavros, J. R. R. Verlet. “Time-resolved photoelectron imaging of the isolated deprotonated nucleotides.” Chem. Sci. 2014, 5, 3963-3975.
  5. A. S. Chatterley, C. W. West, G. M. Roberts, V. G. Stavros, J. R. R. Verlet: “Mapping the Ultrafast Dynamics of Adenine onto Its Nucleotide and Oligonucleotides by Time-Resolved Photoelectron Imaging.” J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2014, 5, 843.