Hongtao Bian received his B.S. degree in applied chemistry in 2003 from Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China ,and his Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry in 2009 from Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. He serves as a Postdoc in the Department of Chemistry, Rice University, Houston, Tex, USA, since 2009. Bian's Research Interest include molecular organization and structure information at interfaces, especially at the air/water interface investigated by surface second harmonic generation (SHG) and sum-frequency generation (SFG) techniques; development and application of mode-specific vibrational energy transfer methods to quantitatively analyze molecular interactions at the angstrom length scale; development and application of multiple-mode multiple dimensional infrared spectroscopy techniques which can cover the entire Mid-IR range (400-4000 cm-1) to map the three dimensional (3-D) molecular conformations ranging from the liquid systems to the metal nanoparticle surfaces with ultrafast resolutions (~fs); development of a surface 2D-IR technique to investigate molecular structures and dynamics at the interfacial region where most heterogeneous chemical reactions take place.
Biography Updated on 16 April 2012