Charles Schmuttenmaer

Professor of Chemistry, Yale University

Professor Charles Schmuttenmaer joined Yale University in 1994 where he is currently a Professor of Chemistry. He is a pioneer in development and applications of terahertz (THz) spectroscopy. Prof Schmuttenmaer is a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Physical Society, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was inducted as a Fellow of the AAAS in 2015, the APS in 2016, and the RSC in 2019.

His current research interests include novel applications of time-resolved THz spectroscopy (TRTS) and THz time-domain spectroscopy (THz-TDS). In particular, he has exploited the unique features of TRTS to characterise the efficiency of electron injection in dye-sensitised photoelectrochemical cells (DSPECs), as well as transient photoconductivity in semiconductors, quantum dots, nanoparticles, and conductive metal oxide frameworks (MOFs). A second major research area involves THz-TDS to probe and understand the low-frequency collective vibrational modes in organic molecular crystals.