BiographyProfessor Michael D. Fayer is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has won a number of international awards for his work using ultrafast nonlinear laser spectroscopy to study the dynamics and interactions in complex molecular systems. For his accomplishments he has been awarded:
Ahmed Zewail Award in Ultrafast Science and Technology – American Chemical Society (2014)
"For the development of coherent infrared spectroscopy and its applications to measurements of ultrafast dynamics in complex molecular systems."
Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science – American Physical Society (2012)
“For seminal contributions to laser science in the development of ultrafast nonlinear and multidimensional vibrational spectroscopy.”
Ellis R. Lippincott Award – Optical Society of America (2009)
“For seminal contributions to the understanding of the dynamics and interactions in liquids through development and applications of ultrafast nonlinear vibrational experimental methods and spectroscopy.”
E. Bright Wilson Award for Spectroscopy – American Chemical Society (2007)
"For his seminal contributions to the understanding of dynamics and excitation transport in complex condensed matter systems, through his development of ultrafast nonlinear laser spectroscopy, transient grating, and infrared photon echo techniques."
Earl K. Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy – American Physical Society (2000)
“For the development of optical and infrared ultrafast spectroscopic methods, and especially for experiments using these methods to measure dynamical processes in condensed phase systems.”
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics. Ultrafast last laser spectroscopy, particular ultrafast infrared two dimensional vibrational echo spectroscopy and other nonlinear IR and Vis/UV methods applied to complex systems of molecules.