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Prof. Vas Stavros

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Dr Vas Stavros

Professor in Physical Chemistry

BSc, PhD London

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Research Summary
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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
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Elucidating nuclear motions in a plant sunscreen during photoisomerization, through solvent viscosity effects, M.D. Horbury, W.D. Quan, A.L. Flourat, F. Allais and V.G. Stavros, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., DOI:10.1039/C7CP04070A

Ultrafast transient absorption spectroscpory of the sunscreen constituent ethylhexyl triazone, L.A. Baker, S. Clark, S. Habershon and V.G. Stavros, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8, 2113-2118

Photoprotection: extending lessons learned from studying natural sunscreens to the design of artificial sunscreen constituents, L.A. Baker, B. Marchetti, T.N.V. Karsili, V.G. Stavros and M.N.R. Ashfold, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2017, 46, 3770-3791

Photoisomerization of ethyl ferulate: a solution phase transient absorption study, M.D. Horbury, L.A. Baker, N. das Neves Rodrigues, W.D. Quan and V.G. Stavros, Chem. Phys. Lett., 2017, 673, 62-67

Ultrafast dissociation dynamics of 2-ethylpyrrole, N.C. Cole-Filipiak, M. Staniforth, N. das Neves Rodrigues, Y. Peperstraete and V.G. Stavros, J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121, 969-976

Combatting AMR: Photoactivatable ruthenium (II) isoniazid complex exhibits rapid selective antimycobacterial activity, N.A. Smith, P. Zhang, S.E. Greenough, M.D. Horbury, G. Clarkson, D. McFeely, A. Habtemariam, L. Salassa, V.G. Stavros, C.G. Dowson and P.J. Sadler, Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 395-404