Amber Krummel

Amber KrummelAssociate Professor
Office: Chemistry C229D
Phone: 970-491-3694
Education: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research in our lab is focused on elucidating the molecular level details that drive nano- to microscopic properties in condensed phase systems. Our group utilizes the structural and temporal resolution of two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy to address questions related to pore-formation in lipid membranes, charge transport in polyelectrolyte membranes, and the nano-aggregation process of asphaltenes. In order to gain further insight to these systems, we complement our experimental results with computer simulation and theory. Students will become experts in nonlinear spectroscopy and will develop general skills in optics, computer programming, and synthesis. Prospective graduate and undergraduate students interested in learning more details about the work in our lab should contact Dr. Amber Krummel.

Selected Publications

Luther, B. M., Tracy, K. M., Gerrity, M., Brown, S., and Krummel, A. T. High Repetition Rate OPCPA for Mid-IR Spectroscopy, Optics Express, 2015, submitted.

Cyran, J.D., Nite, J.M., and Krummel, A.T. Characterizing Anharmonic Vibrational Modes of Quinones with Two Dimensional Infrared SpectroscopyJournal of Physical Chemistry, B, 2014, submitted.

Barich, M.V. and Krummel, A.T. Polymeric Infrared Compatible Microfluidic Devices for Spectrochemical AnalysisAnalytical Chemistry, 2013, 85(21), pg. 10000-10003.

Krummel, A. T., Datta, S., Münster, S., and Weitz, D. A. Visualizing Multiphase Flow and Trapped Fluid Configurations in a Model Three-Dimensional Porous MediumAIChE, DOI: 10.1002/aic.14005 (2013).

Nite, J.M., Cyran, J.D., and Krummel, A.T. Active Bragg Angle Compensation for Shaping Ultrafast Mid-Infrared PulsesOptics Express, 2012, 20(21), pg. 23912-23920.

Abate, A. R., Krummel, A. T., Lee, D., Marquez, M., Holtze, C., and Weitz, D. A. Photoreactive Coating for High-Contrast Spatial Patterning of Microfluidic Device Wettability, Lab on a Chip, 8, 2157-2160 (2008).

Krummel, A. T., Zanni, M. T. Evidence for Coupling Between Nitrile Groups Using DNA Templates: A Promising New Method for Monitoring Structures with Infrared Spectroscopy, Journal of Physical Chemistry, B (2008), 112,1336-1338.

Krummel, A. T., Zanni, M. T. Interpreting DNA VCD Spectra Using a Coupling Model from 2D IR Spectroscopy. Journal of Physical Chemistry, B (2006), 110, 24720-24727.

Krummel, A. T., Zanni, M. T. DNA Vibrational Coupling Revealed with Two-Dimensional Infrared Spectroscopy : Insight into Why Vibrational Spectroscopy is Sensitive to DNA Structure. Journal of Physical Chemistry, B (2006), 110, 13991-14000.

Fulmer, E. C., Mukherjee, P., Krummel, A. T., Zanni, M. T. A Pulse Sequence for Directly Measuring the Anharmonicities of Coupled Vibrations: Two-Quantum Two-Dimensional Infrared Spectroscopy. Journal of Chemical Physics (2004), 120(17), 8067-8078.

Mukherjee, P., Krummel, A. T., Fulmer, E. C., Kass, I., Arkin, I. T., Zanni, M. T. Site-Specific Vibrational Dynamics of the CD3ζ Membrane Peptide Using Heterodyned Two-Dimensional Infrared Photon Echo Spectroscopy. Journal of Chemical Physics (2004), 120(21), 10215-10224.

Krummel, A. T., Mukherjee, P., and Zanni, M. T. Inter and Intrastrand Vibrational Coupling in DNA Studied with Heterodyned 2D-IR Spectroscopy. Journal of Physical Chemistry, B. (2003), 107, 9165-9169.