Jeremy G Frey
- Primary position:
- Professor of Physical Chemistry
- Other positions:
- Head of Computational Systems Chemistry
Jeremy Frey was educated at Leighton Park School in Reading and obtained his Chemistry degree at Balliol College Oxford (prox. acc. In the Gibbs Prize 1979). He obtained his DPhil in 1982 for work on experimental and theoretical aspects of van der Waals complexes, in the Physical Chemistry laboratory, under the supervision of Prof. Brian Howard. A NATO/SERC post-doctoral fellowship (1982-84) took him to the University of California Berkeley & Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, to work with Prof Yuan Lee on molecular beam studies of reaction dynamics. In 1984 he took up a lectureship in Chemistry at the University of Southampton, where he is now Professor of Physical Chemistry and Head of the Structure & Materials Section.
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Professor Jeremy Frey is committed to a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to chemical research. The interactions with Physics,The Opto-Electronics Research Centre(ORC), Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) have been particularly fruitful. He is an associate member of the Southampton Statistical Science Research Centre(S3RI).
His research is based on the use of laser spectroscopic techniques to probe molecular structure reactivity and dynamics and organization in a variety of environments from single molecules, molecular beam kinetics and photochemistry, to the study of interfaces and surfaces with interfacial non-linear spectroscopy.
As part of his current research he is involved with the UK e-Science programme, as PI of the CombeChem project (http://www.combechem.org) looking at the ways in which e-Science and Grid infrastructure can be developed to provide support for and carry out chemical research, for example in Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELNs) with the Smart Tea Project (http://www.smarttea.org), generating and applying a “Semantic Chemical Grid” and applying Web 2.0 & Social Network ideas with Chemical Blogs and related technologies. Fundamental to the ideas of “Publication @ Source” for scientific data is his work on the interaction of e-print repositories with chemistry in the work on the e-Bank & e-Crystals projects (http://ecrystals.chem.soton.ac.uk).
His most recent laser research, involving higher order non-linear effects, is as the PI of a Basic Technology project to generate a nanoscale ultra short pulse of x-ray source using ultrashort-pulsed lasers and fibre technology aimed at probing the shape of single large molecules of biological significance, such as enzymes, using x-ray scattering and x-ray spectroscopy.
Lasers, Laser Spectroscopy, interfaces, statistics, e-Science, e-Research, Cyber-infrastructure, XUV, Soft X-Ray Spectroscopy & Scattering. Non-linear processes, Second Harmonic Generation, High Harmonic Generation (HHG)
EPSRC, BBSRC, JISC, Microsoft
Primary research group: Computational Systems Chemistry