Neubauer Family Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry, James Franck Institute, and the College
Sarah King investigates condensed phase and interface dynamics using the tools of ultrafast spectroscopy, surface science, and materials science. Her research focuses on understanding the ultrafast dynamics of non-equilibrium excited electronic states on 10s of femtosecond to picosecond timescales in order to determine the mechanisms of energy transfer in polycrystalline and heterogeneous materials and across interfaces. Understanding these complex systems will help to guide new material development, provide fundamental insight into interfacial chemical reactivity, and inform catalytic and energy science applications.
King’s research findings have been published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry, the Journal of Chemical Physics, Faraday Discussions, and the Journal of the American Chemical Society.
She received a BS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. Most recently, she was an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society.