Faculty of Science Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education and Student Experience, Professor of Chemical Physics, Faculty of Science
Katharine Reid is the Faculty of Science Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education and Student Experience and a core member of the Faculty of Science Executive Board. In this role she works to share good practice and teaching initiatives between the schools in the Faculty, to contribute to and disseminate University policies and initiatives, to raise Faculty-level issues with the University, and to promote an excellent student experience. Katharine liaises regularly with Heads of School and Directors of Teaching and Learning, chairs the Faculty Education Committee and sits on the main University teaching & learning committees. As Professor of Chemical Physics, Katharine is based in the School of Chemistry where she continues to teach and conduct research. Katharine served on the Natural Sciences TEF pilot panel in 2017/18 and 2018/19. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a Member of the Institute of Physics and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Katharine obtained her D.Phil. in Chemical Physics from the University of Sussex and then took up an SERC/NATO fellowship at Stanford University where she worked on photoionization dynamics in the group of Professor R.N. Zare. She was awarded an EPSRC Advanced Fellowship in 1992, which she took up at the University of Nottingham. Continuing at Nottingham, she was appointed as Lecturer in Physical Chemistry in 1995; the first female lecturer in the School of Chemistry. She was promoted to Reader in Chemical Physics in 2002 and Professor of Chemical Physics in 2007. She is known internationally for her expertise in the measurement and interpretation of photoelectron angular distributions which are finding an ever-increasing number of applications. She has published two reviews in this area, one of which has been cited >250 times. Between 2016 and 2020 she coordinated a Marie Skłodowska Curie Innovative Training Network involving nine European partner institutions and entitled "Angular Studies of Photoelectrons in Innovative Research Environments" (674960, ASPIRE).
We develop and use laser photoelectron imaging techniques, including ultrafast time-resolved techniques, to investigate structure and dynamics in the excited states of small polyatomic molecules. Our… read more
REID, KATHARINE L., 2018. Accessing the molecular frame through strong-field alignment of distributions of gas phase molecules PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY A-MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES. 376, 20170158
We develop and use laser photoelectron imaging techniques, including ultrafast time-resolved techniques, to investigate structure and dynamics in the excited states of small polyatomic molecules. Our ultrafast experiments are conducted with a unique laser system that produces pulses of 1 ps in duration, sufficiently short to monitor many intramolecular dynamical processes, but which have a spectral profile that enables the resolution of vibrational structure, and sometimes torsional structure, in small aromatic molecules. This capability, used in conjunction with novel methods of detection and analysis, has allowed us to quantitatively determine the coupling matrix elements that drive some of the energy redistribution processes in small polyatomic molecules. We are also developing techniques that enable us to use the photoelectron angular distributions derived from our photoelectron images to provide structural information on small polyatomic molecules.
PhD study topics include:
• Ultrafast time-resolved studies of the dynamics underpinning photochemical processes
• Determining enhanced dynamical information through laser-induced molecular alignment
REID, KATHARINE L., 2018. Accessing the molecular frame through strong-field alignment of distributions of gas phase molecules PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY A-MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES. 376, 20170158 SEN, ANANYA, PRATT, S. T. and REID, K. L., 2017. Circular dichroism in photoelectron images from aligned nitric oxide molecules JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS. 147, 013927 SAQUET, N., HOLLAND, D. M. P., PRATT, S. T., CUBAYNES, D., TANG, X., GARCIA, G. A., NAHON, L. and REID, K. L., 2016. Effect of electronic angular momentum exchange on photoelectron anisotropy following the two-color ionization of krypton atoms PHYSICAL REVIEW A. 93(3), 033419 DAVIES, J.A., GREEN, A. M., GARDNER, A. M., WITHERS, C. D., WRIGHT, T. G. and REID, K. L., 2014. 'Critical influences on the rate of intramolecular vibrational redistribution: A comparative study of toluene, toluene-d3 and p-fluorotoluene Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 16(2), 430-443 HOCKETT, P., STANIFORTH, M., REID, K.L. and TOWNSEND, D., 2009. Rotationally resolved photoelectron angular distributions from a nonlinear polyatomic molecule Physical Review Letters. 102(25), 253002 C.J. HAMMOND, V.L. AYLES, D. BERGERON, K.L. REID AND T.G. WRIGHT, 2006. Progess in understanding the intramolecular dynamics in S1 p-fluorotoluene Journal of Chemical Physics. 125, 124308 BELLM, S.M., DAVIES, J.A., WHITESIDE, P.T., GUO, J., POWIS, I. and REID, K.L., 2005. An unusual π* shape resonance in the near-threshold photoionization of S1 para-difluorobenzene Journal of Chemical Physics. 122(22), 224306 KING, A.K., BELLM, S.M., HAMMOND, C.J., REID, K.L., TOWRIE, M. and MATOUSEK, P., 2005. Picosecond time-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy as a means of elucidating mechanisms of intramolecular vibrational energy redistribution in electronically excited states of small aromatic molecules Molecular Physics. 103(13), 1821-1827 WHITESIDE,P.T., KING,A.K., DAVIES,J.A., REID,K.L., TOWRIE,M. and MATOUSEK,P., 2005. Photoelectron spectroscopy of S1 toluene: II. Intramolecular dynamics of selected vibrational levels in S1 toluene studied by nanosecond and picosecond time-resolved photoelectron spectroscopies Journal of Chemical Physics. 123(20), Article no. 204317 (6 pages) BELLM, S. M., WHITESIDE, P. T. and REID, K. L., 2003. Laser Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Dynamics of S~1 p-Fluorotoluene Journal of Physical Chemistry A. VOL 107(PART 38), 7373-7379 REID, K. L., 2003. PHOTOELECTRON ANGULAR DISTRIBUTIONS Annual Review of Physical Chemistry. VOL 54, 397-424 DAVIES, J. A., REID, K. L., TOWRIE, M. and MATOUSEK, P., 2002. Picosecond pump-probe photoelectron spectroscopy as a probe of intramolecular dynamics in S~1 para-fluorotoluene Journal of Chemical Physics. VOL 117(PART 20), 9099-9102 REID, K. L., WHEATLEY, R. J., HORTON, J. C. and BRYDGES, S. W., 2000. Using Computer Assisted Learning to Teach Molecular Reaction Dynamics Journal of Chemical Education. VOL 77(PART 3), 407-408 REID, K. L. and UNDERWOOD, J. G., 2000. Extracting molecular axis alignment from photoelectron angular distributions Journal of Chemical Physics. VOL 112(PART 8), 3643-3649 REID, K. L., 1998. Geometrical effects in the spin polarization of molecular photoelectrons Chemical Physics Letters. VOL 293(ISSUE 1-2), 127-134 WOUTERS, E. R., SIEBBELES, L. D. A., REID, K. L., BUIJSSE, B. and VAN DER ZANDE, W. J., 1997. Observation of fine structure and hyperfine structure depolarization in the photofragment anisotropy in triplet H~2 Chemical Physics. VOL 218(NUMBER 3), 309-324 BOYALL, D. and REID, K. L., 1997. Modern studies of intramolecular vibrational energy redistribution Chemical Society Reviews. VOL 26(NUMBER 3), 223-232
REID,K.L. and CASTILLO,J.F., 1996. A Theoretical Study of the Dynamics of Vibrational Wavepackets in the 1g State of Xe2 Laser Chemistry. 19, 57-63
REID,K.L., 1992. Women in Physics: A Personal View American Journal of Physics. 60, 13 LEAHY,D.J., REID,K.L. and ZARE,R.N., 1991. A Method to Determine the Orientation of an Ensemble of Symmetric Top Molecules Journal of Physical Chemistry. 95, 8194 FELL,C.P., MCCAFFERY,A.J., REID,K.L., TICKTIN,A. and WHITAKER,B.J., 1988. Velocity Dependence of Rotationally Inelastic Collisions Laser Chemistry. 9, 219 MCCAFFERY,A.J., REID,K.L. and WHITAKER,B.J., 1988. Velocity Selective Double Resonance Physical Review Letters. 61, 2085
STACE,A.J., BERNARD,D.M., CROOKS,J.J. and REID,K.L., 1987. Benzene clusters Molecular Physics. 60(3), 671-679