Thomas Orlando

Thomas Orlando

Professor, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
SEI Senior Advisor: Energy Minor

Our group is primarily a surface chemistry and physics group which focuses on the use of high-powered pulsed lasers, low-energy electron scattering, micro-plasmas, mass spectrometry and ultrahigh vacuum surface science techniques. We use this "tool-set" as well as some scattering theory to unravel the details of non-thermal processes occurring under a variety of non-equilibrium conditions. Our group is based upon an interdisciplinary approach and thus our research programs span the realm of fundamental investigations in molecular physics, surface physics and chemistry, bio-physics, bio-polymer formation under pre-biotic conditions as well as working in applied areas of relevance to analytical technique developments, atmospheric chemistry, catalysis and molecular hydrogen generation.


Office Location:
MoSE G209C

Chem & BioChem Profile Page

  • Electron and Photon Induced Chemistry on Surfaces Lab
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    Georgia Institute of Technology

    College of Sciences
    School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
    Research Focus Areas:
  • Conventional Energy
  • Materials and Nanotechnology
  • Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Biomechanics
  • Additional Research:

    Surfaces and Interfaces; Catalysis; Advanced Characterization; Hydrogen; Nuclear

    Research Affiliations: Center for Bio-Imaging Mass Spectrometry, Center for Chemical Evolution

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