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Scholarly Interest Report
         
Robert F. Curl
University Professor Emeritus
University Professor Emeritus, Pitzer-Schlumberger Professor of Natural Sciences Emeritus, Professor of Chemistry Emeritus
 
e-mail:rfcurl@rice.edu
 
  • B.A.(1954) Rice Institute
  • Ph.D.(1957) University of California, Berkeley
 
Primary Department
   Department of Chemistry
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Rice Quantum Institute
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    Websites
     Curl Research Group
     
    Research Areas
     Physical Chemistry
     

    Research Statement

     

    Curl is best known as a member of the team that discovered the carbon cage compounds known as the fullerenes could be produced in good yield when elemental carbon vapor is allowed to condense under the right conditions.  The fullerenes are the only known form of elemental carbon.  Because of its maximum symmetry and high relative yield, icosahedral  C60 known as buckminsterfullerene or familiarly as “bucky ball” is the most well known of the fullerenes.  For this discovery, Curl shared the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1996 with Harold Kroto and Richard Smalley.


     


    Over his long career, Curl has carried out research in a number of fields of physical chemistry involving both experiment and theory.  His research has primarily focused on studying the spectra, structure, and kinetics of small free radicals using microwave spectroscopy and tunable lasers. For the early microwave spectroscopy research on stable free radicals, he developed the theory of their fine and hyperfine structure. The purposes of tunable laser aspect of this work were to develop sensitive methods for detecting these radicals and following their concentration to obtain and analyze high resolution spectra of these species thereby providing definitive information about their electronic and geometrical structure, and to study the kinetics of their reactions. 


     

     
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles
     

    D. G. Melnik, J. Liu, M.-W. Chen, T. A. Miller, and R. F. Curl "The spectroscopic characterization of the methoxy radical. III. Rotationally resolved 2A1X2E electronic and X 2E submillimeter wave spectra of partially deuterated CH2DO and CHD2O radicals ." J. Chem. Phys., 135 (2011) : 094310.

     
     

    D. L. Brito and R. F. Curl "Economics of Pricing the Cost of Carbon Dioxide Restrictions in the Production of Electricity." Energy Journal, 32 (2011)

     
     

    R. Lewicki, A. Kosterov, D. M. Thomazy, T. H. Risby, S. Solga, T. Day, R. F. Curl and F. K. Tittel "Faraday rotation spectroscopy of nitrogen dioxide based on a widely tunable external cavity quantum cascade laser." Proc. of SPIE, 7945: 5 0O (2011)

     
     

    M. Thakur, D. Melnik, H. Barnett, K. Daly, C. H. Moran, W.-S. Chang, S. Link, C. T. Bucher, C. Kittrell, R. F. Curl "Wide-field four-channel fluorescence imager for biological applications." J. Biomed. Opt., 15 (2010) : 026013.

     
     

    A. Kosterev, G. Wysocki, Y. Bakhirkin, S. So, R. Lewicki, M. Fraser, F. K. Tittel, and R. F. Curl "Application of quantum cascade lasers to trace gas analysis." Appl. Phys. B: Lasers and Optics, 90 (2008) : 165-176.

     
     

    G. Wysocki, R. Lewicki, R. F. Curl, F. K. Tittel, L. Diehl, F. Capasso, M. Troccoli, G. Hofler, D. Bour, S. Corzine, R. Maulini, M. Giovanni, J. Faist "Widely tunable mode-hop free external cavity quantum cascade lasers for high resolution spectroscopy and chemical sensing." Appl. Phys. B: Lasers and Optics, 92 (2008) : 305-311.

     
     

    R. F. Curl, M. K. Lee, and G. E. Scuseria "C60 Buckminsterfullerene high yields unraveled." J. Phys. Chem. A, 112 (2008) : 11951-11955.

     
     

    D. Melnick, J. Liu, R. F. Curl and T. A. Miller "Development of the Hamiltonian and matrix elements for partially deuterated methoxy radical." Mol. Phys., 105 (2007) : 529-540.

     
     

    J. Han, S. Hu, H. Chen, Y. Utkin, J. M. Brown and R. F. Curl "Jet-cooled infrared spectrum of methoxy in the CH stretching region." Phys. Chem. Chem Phys., 9 (2007) : 3725-3734.

     
     

    R. Perez, J. M., Brown, Y. Utkin, J. Han, R. F. Curl "Observation of hot bands in the infrared spectrum of H2CO." J. Mol. Spectrosc., 236 (2006) : 151-157.

     
     

    Yu. A. Bakhirkin, A. A. Kosterev, R. F, Curl, F. K. Tittel, D. A. Yarekha, L. Hvozdara, M. Giovannini, J. Faist "Sub-ppbv nitric oxide concentration measurements using CW thermoelectricaly cooled quantum cascade laser-based integrated cavity output spectroscopy." Appl. Phys. B, 82 (2006) : 149-154.

     
     

    E. K. Lewis, W. C. Haaland, F. Nguyen, D. A. Heller, M. J. Allen, R. R. MacGregor, C. S. Berger, B. Willingham, L. A. Burns, G. B. I. Scott, C. Kittrell, B. R. Johnson, R. F. Curl, and M. L. Metzker "Color-blind fluorescence detection for four-color DNA sequencing." Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 102 (2005) : 5346-5351.

     
     

    G. Wysocki, R. F. Curl, F. K. Tittel, R. Maulini, J. M. Bulliard, J. Faist "Widely Tunable Mode-hop Free External Cavity Quantum Cascade Laser for High Resolution Spectroscopic Applications." Appl. Phys. B, 81 (2005) : 769-777.

     
     

    H.-B. Chen, W. D. Thweatt, J. Wang, G. P. Glass and R. F. Curl "IR kinetic spectroscopy investigation of the CH4 + O(1D) reaction." J. Phys. Chem. A, 109 (2005) : 2207-2216.

     
     

    D. Weidmann, A. A. Kosterev, C Roller, R. F. Curl, M. P. Fraser, and F. K. Tittel "Monitoring of ethylene by pulsed quantum cascade laser." Appl. Opt., 43 (2004) : 3329-3334.

     
     

    G. Wysocki, M. McCurdy, S. So. D. Weidmann, C. Roller, R. F. Curl, and F. K. Tittel "Pulsed quantum-cascade laser-based sensor for trace gas detection." Appl. Opt., 43 (2004) : 6040-6046.

     
     

    H.-B, Chen, W. D. Thweatt, J. Wang, G. P. Glass, R. F. Curl "IR Kinetic Spectroscopy Investigation of the CH4 + O(1D) Reaction." J. Phys. Chem. (2004) In Revision

     
     

    J. H. Chen, S. So, H. S. Lee, M. P. Fraser, R. F. Curl, T. Harman, and F. K. Tittel "Atmospheric formaldehyde monitoring in the greater Houston area in 2002." Appl. Spectrosc., 58 (2004) : 243-247.

     
     

    M. Horstjann, Y. A. Bakhirkin, A. A. Kosterev, R. F. Curl, F. K. Tittel, C. M. Wong, C. J. Hill, R. Q. Yang "Formaldehyde sensor using interband cascade laser based quartz-enhanced photoacoustic spectroscopy." Appl. Phys. B, 79 (2004) : 799-803.

     
     

    Y. A. Bakhirkin, A. Kosterev, C. Roller, R. F. Curl, and F. K. Tittel "Mid-infrared quantum cascade laser based off-axis integrated cavity output spectroscopy for biogenic nitric oxide detection." Appl. Opt., 43 (2004) : 2257-2266.

     
     

    J. Chen, S. So, H. Lee, M. Fraser, R. F. Curl, T. Harman, and F. K. Tittel "Atmospheric Formaldehyde Monitoring in the Greater Houston Area in 2002." Appl. Spectrosc. (2003) In Press

     
     

    J. Wang, H. Chen, G. P. Glass and R. F. Curl "Kinetic Study of the Reaction of Acetaldehyde with OH." J. Phys. Chem. A (2003) In Press

     
     

    Yu. G. Utkin, J.-X. Han, F. Sun, H.-B. Chen, G. Scott and R. F. Curl "High-resolution jet-cooled and room temperature infrared spectra of the v3 C-H stretch of vinoxy radical." J. Chem. Phys., 118 (2003) : 10470-10476.

     
     

    A. A. Kosterev, Curl, R. F., F. K. Tittel, R. Kohler, C. Gmachl, F. Capasso, D. L. Sivco, A. Y. Cho, S. Wehe and M. Allen "Room temperature quantum cascade laser based gas sensor for continuous monitoring of atmospheric CO." Applied Optics, 41 (2002) : 1169-1173.

     
     

    A. A. Kosterev, Curl, R. F., F. K. Tittel, R. Kohler, C. Gmachl, F. Capasso, D. L. Sivco, A. Y. Cho, S. Wehe and M. Allen "Tunable Infrared Laser Spectroscopy." Ann. Rep. Prog. Chem. C, 97 (2002) : 219-272.

     
     

    A. A. Kosterev, Curl, R. F., F. K. Tittel, R. Kohler, C. Gmachl, F. Capasso, D. L. Sivco, A. Y. Cho, S. Wehe, and M. Allen "Chemical sensing applications with long wavelength mid-infrared QC-lasers." Appl. Phys., B75 (2002) : 351-357.

     
     

    A. A. Kosterev, Yu. A. Bakhirkin, Curl, R. F. and F. K. Tittel "Quartz-enhanced photoacoustic spectroscopy." Opt. Lett., 27 (2002) : 1902-1904.

     
     

    Anatoliy A. Kosterev, Curl, R. F., Frank K. Tittel, Rudeger Kohler, Claire Gmachl, Federico Capasso, Deborah L. Sivco and Alfred Y. Cho "Transportable automated ammonia sensor based on a pulsed thermoelectrically cooled quantum-cascade distributed feedback laser." Applied Optics, 41 (2002) : 573-578.

     
     

    Dirk Richter, Miklos Erdelyi, Curl, R. F., Frank K. Tittel, Clive Oppenheimer, Hayley J. Duffell, Mike Burton "Field measurements of volcanic gases using tunable diode laser based mid-infrared and Fourier transform infrared spectrometers." Optics and Lasers in Engineering, 37 (2002) : 171-186.

     
     

    Jia-xiang Han, Yu. G. Utkin, Hong-bing Chen, L. A. Burns, and Curl, R. F. "High-resolution infrared spectra of the C-H asymmetric stretch vibration of jet-cooled methoxy radical (CH3O)." J. Chem. Phys., 117 (2002) : 6538-6545.

     
     

    Jia-xiang Han, Yu. G. Utkin, Hong-bing Chen, Neil T. Hunt, and Curl, R. F. "High-resolution infrared spectra of jet-cooled allyl radical (CH2-CH-CH2: v2, v3, v14 C-H stretch vibrations." J. Chem. Phys., 116 (2002) : 6505-6512.

     
     

    A. A. Kosterev, R. F. Curl, and F. K. Tittel, C. Gmachl, F. Capasso, D. L. Sivco, J. N. Baillargeon, A.L. Hutchinson, and A. Y. Cho "Methane concentration and isotopic composition measurements with a mid-infrared quantum-cascade laser." Optics Letters, 24 (1999) : 1762-1764.

     
     Book chapters
     

    F. K. Tittel, Y. A. Bakhirkin, R. F. Curl, A. A. Kosterev, M. M. McCurdy, S. G. So and G. Wysocki "Laser based chemical sensor technology: recent advances and applications." Advanced Environmental Monitoring (2007)

     
     Other
     

    A. A. Kosterev, R. F. Curl, F. K. Tittel, C. Gmachl, F. Capasso, D. L. Sivco, J. N. Baillargeon, A. L. Hutchinson, and A. Y. Cho "Absorption Spectroscopy with Quantum Cascade Lasers." Laser Physics, 11 (2001) : 39-49.

     
     

    F. Sun, G. P. Glass and R. F. Curl "The Photolysis of NO2 at 193 nm." Chem. Phys. Lett., 337 (2001) : 72-78.

     
     

    F. Sun, J. D. DeSain, Graham Scott, P. Y. Hung, R. I. Thompson, G. P. Glass, and R. F. Curl "The reaction of NH2 with NO2: the reaction of OH with NH2O." J. Phys. Chem. A, 105 (2001) : 6121-6128.

     
     

    Lars Menzel, Anatoliy A. Kosterev, Frank K. Tittel, Claire Gmachl, Federico Capasso, Deborah L. Sivco, James N. Baillargeon, Albert L. Hutchinson, Alfred Y. Cho and Wolfgang Urban "Spectroscopic detection of biological NO with a quantum cascade laser." Appl. Phys. B, 72 (2001) : 859-863.

     
     

    P. Y. Hung, F. Sun, N. T. Hunt, L. A. Burns and R. F. Curl "High-Resolution Infrared Spectroscopic Determination of the nv5?n Vibrational Energies of HCCN and DCCN." J. Chem. Phys., 115 (2001) : 9331-9339.

     
     

    R. Claps, F. V. Englich, D. P. Leleux, D.Richter, F. K.Tittel, R. F. Curl "Ammonia detection by use of near-infrared diode-laser-based overtone spectroscopy." Appl. Opts., 40 (2001) : 4387-4394.

     
     

    Robert F. Curl, Richard E. Smalley, Harold W. Kroto, Sean O'Brien, and James R. Heath "How the news that we were not the first to conceive of soccer ball C60 got to us ." Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling, 19 (2001) : 185-186.

     
     

    W. E. Jones, F. Sun, R. F. Curl, M. D. Allen, K. M. Evenson, and J. M. Brown "Far Infrared LMR Spectroscopic Investigation of the Quasi-linear Molecule DCCN - The v5(1<--0) Transition." Can. J. Phys., 79 (2001) : 389-408.

     
     

    A. A. Kosterev, R. F. Curl, F. K. Tittel, C. Gmachi, F. Capasso, D. L. Sivco, J. N. Baillargeon, A. L. Hutchinson and A. Y. Cho "Effective Utilization of Quantum-Cascade Distributed-Feedback Lasers in Absorption Spectroscopy ." Appl. Optics, 39 (2000) : 4425-4430.

     
     

    D. G. Lancaster, D. Richter, R. F. Curl, F. K. Tittel "Diode Lasers, DFG and Molecules ." OSA TOPS- Advanced Semiconductor Lasers and Their Applications , 31 (2000) : 43-46.

     
     

    John D. SeSain, P. Y. Himg, Robert I. Thompson, Graham P. Glass,* Gustavo Scuseria* and R. F. Curl "Kinetics of the Reaction of Propargyl Radical with Nitric Oxide ." J. Phys. Chem. A , 104 (2000) : 3356-3363.

     
     

    D. G. Lancaster, D. Richter, R. F. Curl, F. K. Tittel, L. Goldberg and J. Koplow "High-power continuous-wave mid-infrared radiation generated by difference frequency mixing of diode-laser-seeded fiber amplifiers and its application to dual-beam spectroscopy." Optics Letters, 24 (1999) : 1744-1746.

     
     

    Dirk Richter, David G. Lancaster, Robert F. Curl and Frank K. Tittel "Tunable, fibre coupled spectrometer based on difference-frequency generation in periodically poled lithium niobate." Trends in Optics & Photonics Series (TOPS): Advanced Solid State Lasers, 26 (1999) : 518-521.

     
     

    J. D. DeSain and R. F. Curl "Rotational Analysis of v13 of Allyl Radical." J. Mol. Spectrosc., 196 (1999) : 324-328.

     
     

    Jia-xiang Han, P. Y. Hung, John DeSain, W. E. Jones and R. F. Curl "The v1 + v5 band of HCCN: Determination of the v5 vibrational energy." J. Mol. Spectrosc., 198 (1999) : 421-428.

     
     

    R. F. Curl "Tunable Infrared Laser Sources: From the Laboratory Towards the Rice Paddy."  (1998) : 22-39.

     
     

    D. G. Lancaster, L. Goldberg, J. Koplow, R. F. Curl, and F. K. Tittel "Fibre Coupled Difference Frequency Generation Utilizing Ytterbium-doped Fibre Amplifier and Periodically Poled LiNbO3." Electronics Letters, 34 (1998) : 1345-1346.

     
     

    D. Richter, D.G. Lancaster, R.F. Curl, W. Neu, F.K. Tittel "Compact mid-infrared trace gas sensor based on difference-frequency generation of two diode lasers in periodically poled LiNbO3." Appl Phys B, 67 (1998) : 347-350.

     
     

    D.G. Lancaster, D. Richter, R.F. Curl, F.K. Tittel "Real-time measurements of trace gases using a compact difference-frequency-based sensor operating at 3.5 ?m." Appl. Phys. B, 67 (1998) : 339-345.

     
     

    Fuge Sun, Anatoliy Kosterev, Graham Scott, Vladislav Litosh and R. F. Curl "v1 and v1+ v5 of DCCN: Determination of the v5 energy and the quasilinearity of DCCN." J. Chem. Phys., 109 (1998) : 8851-8856.

     
     

    J. D. DeSain, R. I. Thompson, S. D. Sharma, R. F. Curl "The Rotationally Resolved Infrared Spectrum of the v1 Stretch of the Allyl Radical." J. Chem. Phys., 109 (1998) : 7803-7809.

     
     

    K. P. Petrov, R. F. Curl, and F. K. Tittel, "Compact Laser Difference-Frequency Spectrometer for Multi-Component Trace Gas Detection." Appl. Phys. B, 66 (1998) : 531-538.

     
     

    L. Goldberg, J. Koplow, D. G. Lancaster, R. F. Curl, and F. K. Tittel "Mid-Infrared Difference-Frequency Generation Source Pumped by a 1.1-1.5 ?m Dual-Wavelength Fiber Amplifier for Trace-Gas Detection." Optics Letters, 23 (1998) : 1517-1519.

     
     

    Li Yuan, John DeSain, and R. F. Curl "Analysis of the K-subband Structure of the v1 Fundamental of Propargyl Radical H2CC=CH." J. Mol. Spectrosc., 1998 (102-108)

     
    Presentations
     Invited Talks
     

    "A Pedestrian's Encounter with Specialized Polyhedra." CombinaTexas '06: Graph Theory in Science and Computing, Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas. (February 24, 2006)

     
     

    "Advances and Applications of Semiconductor Based Trace Gas Sensor Technology." Laser Application to Chemical Security and Environmental Analysis, Incline Village, Nevada. (February 5-9, 2006) With F. K. Tittel, Y. Bakhirkin and A. A. Kosterev

     
     

    "Advances in the Chemistry of Elemental Carbon." University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, P R China. (August 23, 2006)

     
     

    "Hitching a ride on a comet: The exhilarating experience of working with Rick Smalley." Rice Alumni of the Dallas Area, Dallas, TX. (September 26, 2006)

     
     

    "Human Fragility and Resourcefulness - Are We Fit Enough to Survive?." Life Enhancement of Houston, Houston, Texas. (October 12, 2006)

     
     

    "John Margrave Remembered." Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Houston, Texas. (October 20, 2006)

     
     

    "Laser based chemical sensor technology: recent advances and applications." 6th International Symposium on Advanced Environmental Monitoring, Heidelberg, Germany. (June 27-30, 2006) With F. K. Tittel, Yu. Bakhirkin, A. A. Kosterev and G. Wysocki

     
     

    "Recent Advances and Applications of Semiconductor Laser Based Gas Sensor Technology." University of Duesseldorf, Duesseldorf, Germany. (July 4, 2006) With F. K. Tittel

     
     

    "Rick Smalley Remembered." Rice Alliance, Houston, Texas. (January 20, 2006)

     
     

    "Rick Smalley Remembered." American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, California. (September 11, 2006)

     
     

    "Rick Smalley Remembered." Rick Smalley Memorial, Rice University, Houston, Texas. (March 21, 2006)

     
     

    "The Astounding Fullerenes: An Adventure in Chemistry." Xiamen University, Zangzhou, P R China. (April 7, 2006)

     
     

    "The Discovery of Fullerenes." Banquet Speech, Austin Symposium on Gas Phase Molecular Structure, Austin, Texas. (March 6, 2006)

     
     

    "The Evolution of Elemental Carbon Chemistry." Army Science Conference, Orlando, Florida. (November 30, 2006)

     
     

    "The New World of Carbon." Joseph Priestly Lecture Series: Science at the Soltice, First Unitarian Universalist Church, Houston, Texas. (December 17, 2006)

     
     

    "The Role of the Visionary." Executive MBA, Xiamen University, Beijing, P R China. (April 3, 2006)

     
     

    "The Strange Chemistry of Elemental Carbon." Chemistry Department, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas. (November 3, 1006)

     
     

    "The Strange Chemistry of Elemental Carbon: An Opportunity for Nanomaterials." 85th Anniversary of the Founding of Xiamen University, Xiamen, P R China. (April 6, 2006)

     
     

    "The Strange Chemistry of Elemental Carbon: An Opportunity for Nanomaterials." Lindau Meeting of the Nobel Laureates in Chemistry, Lindau, Germany. (June 29, 2006)

     
     

    "Future Impacts Of Quantum Cascade Lasers On Spectroscopy." Ohio State Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, Columbus, Ohio. (June 22, 2005) With A. Kosterev and F. K. Tittel

     
     

    "High Resolution Spectrum of CH3O in the CH Stretch Region." 28th International Symposium on Free Radicals, Leysin, Switzerland. (September 4, 2005) With H. Chen, S. Hu. J. Han and J. M. Brown

     
     

    "Recent developments of quantum laser based sensors for human breath analysis." Optoelectronics 2005, Photonics West, San Jose, California. (January 22-27, 2005) With F. K. Tittel, Y. Bakhirkin, A. A. Kosterev, S. So, D. Weidmann, and G. Wysocki

     
     

    "Semiconductor Laser Based Chemical Sensor Technology: Recent Advances And Applications." Mid-Infrared Coherent Sources (MICS) 2005, Barcelona, Spain. (November 6-11, 2005) With F. K. Tittel, Y. Bakhirkin, and A. A. Kosterev

     
     

    "Semiconductor laser based trace gas sensor technology: advances and challenges." International Congress on Optics and Optoelectronics, Warsaw, Poland. (August 28 - September 2, 2005) With F. K. Tittel, A. A. Kosterev, Y. Bakhirkin, S. G. So, and G. Wysocki

     
     

    "The Strange Chemistry Of Elemental Carbon: An Opportunity For Nanomaterials." Bartell Lecture, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. (November 11, 2005)

     
     

    "The Strange Chemistry of Elemental Carbon." Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates, Lindau, Germany. (June 29, 2005)

     
     

    "The Strange Chemistry of Elemental Carbon: Opportunities for Nanotechnology?." The University of Texas, Austin, Texas. (September 29, 2005)

     
     

    "The discovery of the fullerenes and the new world of carbon chemistry." Probst Lecture, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois. (March 21, 2005)

     
     

    "Trace Gas Monitoring Using Infrared Laser Spectroscopy." Probst Lecture, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois. (March 21, 2005)

     
     

    "Tunable Infrared Lasers: Applications to Radical Kinetics and Trace Gases." National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado. (June 7, 2005)

     
     

    "Ultra sensitive gas detection by quartz enhanced photoacoustic spectroscopy." Gordon Research Conference on Photoacoustic and Photothermal Phenomena, Trieste, Italy. (June 26 - July 1, 2005) With F. K. Tittel, A. A. Kosterev, Y. Bakhirkin, G. Wysocki, and S. So

     
     

    "Widely Tuunable External Cavity Quantum Cascade Laser for High Resolution Spectroscopy and Trace-gas Detection." SPIE Optics East Conferences: Infrared to terahertz technologies for health and the environment, Boston, Massachusetts. (October 23-26, 2005) With G. Wysocki, F. K. Tittel, R. Maulini, J. M. Bulliard and J. Faist

     
     

    "Applications of Tunable Infrared Laser Spectroscopy to Radical Spectroscopy and Kinetics and Trace Gas Monitoring." Bochum University, Ruhr, Germany. (May 27, 2004)

     
     

    "Applications of quantum cascade lasers in trace gas analysis and chemical sensing." 6th International Conference on Mid-Infrared Optoelectronics Materials and Devices (MIOMD-VI), St. Petersburg, Russia. (June 28-July 1, 2004) With F. K. Tittel, Y. Bakhirkin, A. A. Kosterev, S. So, D. Weidmann, G.Wysocki

     
     

    "Compact Quantum Cascade Laser Based 13CO2/12CO2 Isotopic Ratiometer for Field Measurements of Volcanic Gases." International Conference on Optical Diagnostics and Monitoring (OPDIMON), Naples, Italy. (March 21-26, 2004) With F.K. Tittel, D. Weidmann, C. Roller, and K. Uehara

     
     

    "Compact Quantum Cascade Laser Based 13CO2/12CO2 Isotopic Ratiometer for Field Measurements of Volcanic Gases: Opportunities and Challenges." Workshop on Stable Isotope ratio measurements by means of infrared spectrometry (SIRIS), Vienna, Austria. (September 6-8, 2004) With F.K. Tittel, D. Weidmann, C. Roller, and K. Uehara

     
     

    "Current applications of quantum cascade laser in trace gas analysis and chemical sensing." International Workshop on Quantum Cascade Lasers, Sevilla, Spain. (January 4-8, 2004) With F. K. Tittel,Y. Bakhirkin, A. A. Kosterev, M. McCurdy, C. Roller, S. So, D. Weidmann, and G. Wysocki

     
     

    "Development of compact quantum cascade laser based trace gas sensors." 6th International Conference on Mid-Infrared Optoelectronics Materials and Devices (MIOMD-VI), St. Petersburg, Russia. (June 28-July 1, 2004) With " S.G So, G.Wysocki, D.Weidmann, J. P. Frantz, A.A Kosterev, and F.K.Tittel

     
     

    "Development of quantum cascade laser based sensor technology for trace gas monitoring applications." 5th Quantum Cascade Laser Workshop, Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques, Freiburg, Germany. (September 23-24, 2004) With F. K. Tittel, Yu. Bakhirkin, AA. Kosterev, S. So, D.Weidmann, and G.Wysocki

     
     

    "Exploring the Upside and Downside of Technology." Schreiner University, Kerrville, Texas. (April 27, 2004)

     
     

    "Goals of Spectroscopy." Bochum University, Ruhr, Germany. (May 26, 2004)

     
     

    "Infrared Laser Spectroscopy and Chemical Kinetics of Free Radicals." Free Radicals International Conference, Taipei, Taiwan. (July 26, 2004)

     
     

    "Is our intelligence endangering our survival." Scientia, Rice University, Houston, Texas. (January 20, 2004)

     
     

    "Mid-Infrared Quantum Cascade Laser Sensors for Gas Analysis and Medical Diagnostics." Photonics West 2004, San Jose, California. (January 25-29, 2004) With F. K. Tittel, A. A. Kosterev, Y. A. Bakhirkin, C. Roller, and D. Weidmann

     
     

    "Off-axis integrated Cavity Output Spectroscopy for Nitric Oxide Detection in Human Breath Using a Quantum Cascade Laser." Optical Society of America Topical Meeting on Laser Applications to Chemical and Anvironmental Analysis (LACEA), Annapolis, Maryland. (February 9-11, 2004) With M. R. McCurdy, Y. A. Bakhirkin, C. Roller, A. A. Kosterev, and F. K. Tittel

     
     

    "Off-axis integrated Cavity Output Spectroscopy for Nitric Oxide Detection in Human Breath Using a Quantum Cascade Laser." 21st Annual Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research (HSEMB), Houston, Texas. (February 12-13, 2004) With M. R. McCurdy, Y. A. Bakhirkin, C. Roller, A. A. Kosterev, and F. K. Tittel

     
     

    "Quantum Cascade Laser Spectrometer for Trace-Gas Detection of Exhaled Carbonyl Sulfide." 21st Annual Houston Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research (HSEMB), Houston, Texas. (February 12-13, 2004) With M. McCurdy, G. Wysocki, C. Roller, S. So, D. Weidmann, F.K. Tittel, R. Bag and M.C. Paraguya

     
     

    "Quantum cascade laser spectrometer for trace-gas detection of exhaled carbonyl sulfide." Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/IQEC 2004), San Francisco, California. (May 16-21, 2004) With G. Wysocki, S. So, M. McCurdy, C. Roller, D. Weidmann, P. Frantz, and F. K. Tittel

     
     

    "Recent advances of trace gas sensors based on diode and quantum cascade lasers." 2004 Annual IEEE LEOS Meeting, Rio Mar, Puerto Rico. (November 7-11, 2004) With F. K. Tittel, A. A. Kosterev, Yu. Bakhirkin, G. Wysocki, C. Roller, S. So, and D. Weidmann

     
     

    "The Discovery of the Fullerenes and Emerging Nanotechnology in Medicine." Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, St. Louis, Missouri. (May 13, 2004)

     
     

    "The Fullerenes: Discovery and Beyond." North Florida American Chemical Society, Jacksonville, Florida. (December 10, 2004)

     
     

    "The Infrared Spectrum of CH3O in the CH Stretching Region." Ohio State Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, Columbus, Ohio. (June 23, 2004) With J. Han, S. Hu and J. M. Brown

     
     

    "The Strange Chemistry of Elemental Carbon: An Opportunity for Nanomaterials." Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. (October 29, 2004)

     
     

    "Trace Gas Monitoring Using Infrared Laser Spectroscopy." Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. (April 28, 2004)

     
     

    "Trace Gas Sensing Using Infrared Laser Spectroscopy." Baylor University, Waco, Texas. (February 6, 2004)

     
     

    "Wavelength modulation off-axis integrated cavity output spectroscopy for biogenic NO detection in human breath." Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/IQEC 2004), San Francisco, California. (May 16-21, 2004) With Y. A. Bakhirkin, A. A. Kosterev, C. Roller, and F. K. Tittel

     
     

    "Applications of Quantum Cascade Lasers." American Physical Society Meeting, Austin, TX. (March 2-5, 2003) With F. K. Tittel, A. A. Kosterev, Y. Bakhirkin and C. Roller

     
     

    "Atmospheric Formaldehyde Monitoring in the Greater Houston Area." CLEO/QELS, Baltimore, MD. (June 1-6, 2003) With J. Chen, S. So, H. Lee, M. Fraser and F. K. Tittel

     
     

    "Chemical Sensing Using Quantum Cascade Lasers." Fourth International Conference on Tunable Diode Laser Spectroscopy, Zermatt, Switzerland. (July 14-18, 2003) With F. K. Tittel, A. A. Kosterev, Y. Bakhirkin, and C. Roller

     
     

    "Chemical Sensors Based on Quantum Cascade Lasers." XIth Conference on Laser Optics - LO'2003, St. Petersburg, Russia. (June 30-July 4, 2003) With F. K. Tittel, A. A. Kosterev, Y. A. Bakhirkin, D. Weidmann, C. Roller and C. Gmachl

     
     

    "Chemical Sensors Based on Quantum Cascade Lasers." IEEE Sensors 2003, Toronto, Canada. (October 22-24, 2003) With F. K. Tittel, A. A. Kosterev, Y. A. Bakhirkin, and D. Weidmann

     
     

    "Development of a 4.3 5m cascade laser based 13CO2/12CO@ isotopic ratio sensor." 2nd International Symposium on Isotopomers (ISI 2003), Stresa, Italy. (November 4-6, 2003) With D. Weidmann, C. Roller and F. K. Tittel

     
     

    "High-Resolution Jet-Cooled and Room Temperature Infrared Spectra of the CH Stretch of Vinoxy Radical." Ohio State International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, Columbus, OH. (June, 2003) With Y. G. Utkin, J.-X, Han, F. Sun, H.-B. Chen and G. Scott

     
     

    "Nitric Oxide Detection in Human Breath with a Short High-Finesse Optical Cavity and a Quantum Cascade Laser." 20th Annual Houston Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research, Houston, TX. (April 3-4, 2003) With Y. A. Bakhirkin, A. A. Kosterev and F. K. Tittel

     
     

    "Off-Axis Integrated Cavity Output Spectroscopy for Nitric Oxide Detection in Human Breath Using a Quantum Cascade Laser." 87th OSA Annual Meeting, Tucson, AZ. (October 5-9, 2003) With Y. A. Bakhirkin, A. A. Kosterev, F. K. Tittel and M. Alen

     
     

    "Quantum Cascade Laser Applications Chemical and Environmental Analysis." NEST-INFN & Scuola Normale Superiore Colloquium, Pisa, Italy. (November 7, 2003) With F. K. Tittel, A. A. Kosterev, Y. Bakhirkin, C. B. Roller and D. Weidmann

     
     

    "Quantum Cascade Laser Based Sensor for Carbonyl Sulfide." 87th OSA Annual Meeting, Tucson, AZ. (October 5-9, 2003) With C. Roller, A. Kosterev, D. Weidmann, F. K. Tittel, K. Uehara, and C. Gmachl

     
     

    "Quantum Cascade Laser Spectrometer for Carbonyl Sulfide Isotopomer Analysis." 2nd International Symposium on Isotopomers (ISI 2003), Stresa, Italy. (November 4-6, 2003) With C. B. Roller, D. Weidmann, A. A. Kosterev and F. K. Tittel

     
     

    "The Discovery of the Fullerenes." Houston Museum of Natural Science Nobel Laureate Evening, Houston, TX. (February 25, 2003)

     
     

    "The Fullerenes." University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX. (January 24, 2003)

     
     

    "Trace Gas Monitoring Using Infrared Laser Spectroscopy." International Symposium on Sensor Science, Paris, France. (June 16-20, 2003) With F. K. Tittel, A. Kosterev and Y. Bakhirkin

     
     

    "Tunable Quantum Cascade Laser Spectrometer for Ethylene Monitoring." 87th OSA Annual Meeting, Tucson, AZ. (October 5-9, 2003) With D. Weidmann, A. A. Kosterev, M. P. Fraser and F. K. Tittel

     
     

    "A Conversation About Chemistry." Presentation for the students and faculty of the South Texas Academy, Rice University, Houston, Texas. (June 6, 2002)

     
     

    "A Conversation About Chemistry." Presentation for students and faculty of Milby High School, Rice University, Houston, Texas. (June 26, 2002)

     
     

    "A Conversation About Science." Kings College, Hong Kong, China. (May 7, 2002)

     
     

    "High Resolution Infrared Spectra of Jet-Cooled Methoxy Radical (CH3O): CH Stretch Vibrations." Ohio State University International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, Columbus, Ohio. (June 18, 2002) With J.-X. Han, Y. G. Utkin, H.-B. Chen, L. A. Burns, and R. F. Curl

     
     

    "Implementation of Flash Photolysis and Electric Discharge Approaches for Free Radical Absorption Spectroscopy in Supersonic Jet." Ohio State University International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, Columbus, Ohio. (June 18, 2002) With Y. G. Utkin, J.-X. Han, H.-B. Chen, N. T. Hunt, and R. F. Curl

     
     

    "Infrared Absorption Spectroscopy and Chemical Kinetics of Free Radicals." DOE Combustion Research Conference, Warrenton, Virginia. (May 30, 2002) With Graham P. Glass

     
     

    "Infrared Laser Spectroscopy." University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China. (May 13, 2002)

     
     

    "Infrared Laser Spectroscopy." Hong Kong University, Hong Kong, China. (May 9, 2002)

     
     

    "Infrared Laser Spectroscopy." Lind Lectures, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee. (October 24, 2002)

     
     

    "Infrared Laser Spectroscopy." Lind Lectures, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. (October 25, 2002)

     
     

    "Laser- Based Sensor Technology for High Precision 13CO2/12CO2 Isotopic Ratio Measurements." NCAR, Boulder, Colorado. (October 10-11, 2002) With F. K. Tittel, C. Roller, K. Uehara

     
     

    "Photoacoustic spectroscopy in gases with high-finesse solid-state resonators." Optics Society of America Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida. (October 14-18, 2002) With A. A. Kosterev, Yu. Bakhirkin, F. K. Tittel

     
     

    "Technological Disasters and Our Evolving World." St. Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. (October 3, 2002)

     
     

    "Technological Disasters and Our Evolving World." Society of Rice University Women, Houston, Texas. (October 14, 2002)

     
     

    "The Fullerenes." Hong Kong University, Hong Kong, China. (May 7, 2002)

     
     

    "The Fullerenes." St. Johns School, Houston, Texas. (January 25, 2002)

     
     

    "The Fullerenes." University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China. (May 15, 2002)

     
     

    "Trace Gas Monitoring Using Infrared Laser Spectroscopy." St. Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. (October 2, 2002)

     
     

    "Winning the Nobel Prize." Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston, Texas. (August 1, 2002)

     
     Lectures
     

    "Chemistry of Elemental Carbon." Students from Monterey Technology, Rice University, Houston, Texas. (October 28, 2004)

     
     

    "The Problems in Living with Technology." University Professor Lecture, Rice University, Houston, Texas. (April 12, 2004)

     
     Other
     

    "L-PAS Based Gas Sensor Development at Rice: January 2005-May 2006." Pacific Northwest National Laboratory L-PAS Team Meeting, Laguna Beach, California. (June 12, 2006) With F. K. Tittel, Yu, Bakhirkin, A. A. Kosterev, R. Lewicki, S. So and G. Wysocki

     
     

    "An adventure in science; the adventure of science." Arts Council of the Brazos Valley, College Station, Texas. (February 6, 2001)

     
     

    "An adventure in science; the adventure of science." Eyring Lecture, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. (February 22, 2001)

     
     

    "Atmospheric Environmental Monitoring Using Infrared laser Spectroscopy." Symposium on Environmental Issues Facing the U.S. and Mexico Border, American Chemical Society Southwest Regional Meeting, San Antonio, Texas. (October 18, 2001)

     
     

    "IR Laser Spectroscopy." Spectroscopy in the 21st Century, Shonan Village Center, Kanagawa, Japan. (March 23, 2001)

     
     

    "Infrared Laser Spectroscopy." Eyring Lecture, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. (February 23, 2001)

     
     

    "Infrared Laser Spectroscopy." University of California, Berkeley, California. (April 10, 2001)

     
     

    "Infrared laser spectroscopy and chemical kinetics of free radicals." 26th International Symposium on Free Radicals, Assisi, Italy. (September 4, 2001)

     
     

    "Kinetic Spectroscopy." Evenson Symposium, National Institute of Standards and Technology Meeting, Boulder, Colorado. (March 15, 2001)

     
     

    "Learning about Fullerenes." Freeport Middle School, Freeport, Texas. (March 1, 2001)

     
     

    "The Discovery of the Fullerenes." Lonza Japan, Inc., Tokyo, Japan. (March 23, 2001)

     
     

    "The Fullerenes." Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee. (October 4, 2001)

     
     

    "The Fullerenes: Fifteen Years On." University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (March 8, 2001)

     
     

    "The Fullerenes: Fifteen Years On." University of Edmonton, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (March 9, 2001)

     
     

    "The Fullerenes: Yesterday and Today." Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. (May 19, 2001)

     
     

    "Absorption spectroscopy with quantum cascade lasers." International Laser Physics Workshop, Bordeaux, France. (July, 2000) With With A. A. Kosterev, F. K. Tittel, C. Gmachl, F. Capasso, D. L. Sivco, J. N. Baillargeon, A. L. Hutchinson and A. Y. Cho

     
     

    "Ammonia detection in a bio-reactor system using diode laser spectroscopy at 1.53 ?m." Optical Society of American Annual Meeting, Providence, RI. (October, 2000) With With R. Claps, F. V. Englich, D. Richter, J. C. Graf and F. K. Tittel

     
     

    "An Adventure in Science; the Adventure of Science." Presidential Distinguished Speaker Series, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma. (April 6, 2000)

     
     

    "An Adventure in Science; the Adventure of Science." Thomas Jefferson High School, Houston, Texas. (April 3, 2000)

     
     

    "An Adventure in Science; the Adventure of Science." Texas Lutheran University, San Marcus, Texas. (October 20, 2000)

     
     

    "Beasties in the fullerene zoo." Rice University Undergraduate Chemistry Research Symposium, Houston, Texas. (November 11, 2000)

     
     

    "Detection of Nitric Oxide by Quantum Cascade Laser Spectroscopy." 18th Annual Houston Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research, Houston, Texas. (February, 2000) With With L. Menzel, A. Kosterev, W. Urban and F. K. Tittel

     
     

    "Far Infrared LMR Spectroscopic Measurements of the Quasi-Linear Molecule DCCN." Ohio State Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, Columbus, Ohio. (June, 2000) With With W. E. Jones, F. Sun, M. D. Allen, K. M. Evenson and J. M. Brown

     
     

    "Infrared Absorption Spectroscopy and Chemical Kinetics of Free Radicals." 21st Annual Combustion Reserach Conference, Chantilly, Virginia. (May 31, 2000) With With G. P. Glass

     
     

    "Infrared Kinetic Spectroscopy." University of Texas, Arlington, Arlington, Texas. (January 28, 2000)

     
     

    "Infrared Kinetic Spectroscopy." Department of Chemistry, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma. (April 6, 2000)

     
     

    "Infrared Laser Spectroscopy." University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin. (February 18, 2000)

     
     

    "Infrared Laser Spectroscopy." University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (February 24, 2000)

     
     

    "Laser Based Absorption Sensors for Trace Gas Monitoring in a Spacecraft Environment." NASA Advanced Environmental Monitoring and Control Meeting, Arcadia, California. (April, 2000) With With F. K. Tittel

     
     

    "Monitoring methane and nitrous oxide in air with a pulsed QC-DFB laser-based gas sensor." Optical Society of America Annual Meeting, Providence, RI. (October, 2000) With With A. A. Kosterev and F. K. Tittel

     
     

    "Portable trace gas sensor based on difference frequency generation in PPLN at 3.3 ?m." Optical Society of America Annual Meeting, Providence, RI. (October, 2000) With With D. Rehle and F. Tittel

     
     

    "Science and Crystal Balls." Baker Institute Global Warming Conference, Rice University, Houston, Texas. (September 8, 2000)

     
     

    "Single Frequency Quantum Cascade-DFB Laser Based Spectrometer for Trace Gas Detection." 15th Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Davos, Switzerland. (February, 2000) With With A. A. Kosterev, F. K. Tittel, C. Gmachi, F. Capasso, D. L. Sivco, J. N. Baillargeon, A. L. Hutchinson and A. Y. Cho

     
     

    "Spectroscopic Detection of Biological NO with Quantum Cascade Laser @ 5.2 ?m." Optical Society of America Annual Meeting, Provdience, RI. (October, 2000) With With L. Menzel, A. Kosterev, W. Urban, F. K. Tittel, C. Gmachi, F. Capasso, D. L. Sivco, J. N. Baillargeon, A. L. Hutchinson and A. Y. Cho

     
     

    "The Astounding Fullerenes: An Adventure in Chemistry." University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin. (February 18, 2000)

     
     

    "The Discovery of the Fullerenes." Baylor Virology Department, Houston, Texas. (October 3, 2000)

     
     

    "The Fullerene Story." AP Chemistry Teachers Workshop, Rice University, Houston, Texas. (July 25, 2000)

     
     

    "The Fullerenes." Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. (February 11, 2000)

     
     

    "Trace Gas Detection in Ambient Air using a 7.9 ?m QC-DFB laser." Laser Applications to Chemical Environmental Analysis Meeting, Santa Fe, New Mexico. (February, 2000) With With A. A. Kosterev, F. K. Tittel, C. Gmachi, F. Capasso, D. L. Sivco, J. N. Baillargeon, A. L. Hutchinson and A. Y. Cho

     
     

    "Trace Gas detection in ambient air with cw and pulsed QC lasers." CLEO, San Francisco, CA. (May, 2000) With With A. A. Kosterev, F. K. Tittel, C. Gmachl, F. Capasso, D. L. Sivco, J. N. Baillargeon, A. L. Hutchinson and A. Y. Cho

     
     

    "Tunable IR Lasers for Your Toolkit Plus an Old C60 Cluster Puzzle." Nobel Symposium in Cluster Physics, Visby, Sweden. (July 1, 2000)

     
     

    "v1 + v5 of HCCN: Determination of the v5 vibrational energy." Ohio State International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, Columbus, OH. (June, 1999) With J. Han, P.Y. Hung, J. Desain, W. E. Jones

     
     

    "v1+v5 of HCCN: Determination of the v5 vibrational energy and barrier to linearity." Twenty-fifth International Symposium on Free Radicals, Flagstaff, AZ. (August, 1999) With P.Y. Hung, J. Han, J. DeSain, W. E. Jones

     
     

    "Application of mid-infrared distributed-feedback quantum-cascade lasers to trace gas detection in the 8 micron spectral region." OSA '99 Annual Meeting, Santa Clara, CA. (September, 1999) With A. A. Kosterev, F. K. Tittel, C. Gmachl, F. Capaso, D. L. Sivco, J. N. Baillargeon, A. L. Hutchinson and A. Y. Cho

     
     

    "Basic Research and the University." Scientia Lecture, Rice University, Houston, TX. (October 12, 1999)

     
     

    "CO-detection from biological tissues using a mid-infrared laser based gas sensor." CLEO/Europe, (June, 1999) With Jens Klattenhoff, Yuji Morimoto, David G. Lancaster, Frank K. Tittel, William Durante and Walter Neu

     
     

    "Compact-fibre coupled gas sensor for the 3.3-4.4 micron spectral region." Cleo '99, Baltimore, MD. (May, 1999) With D. G. Lancaster, D. Richter and F. K. Tittel

     
     

    "Detection of carbon monoxide from biological tissue using difference frequency generation in periodically-poled lithium niobate near 4.6 microns." BIOS '99, San Jose, CA. (January, 1999) With Yuji Moimoto, Di Li, and Frank K. Tittel

     
     

    "Development of laser-based IR sensors for atmospheric monitoring." University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. (April 9, 1999)

     
     

    "Diode lasers, DFG and molecules." Top. Meeting on Advanced Semiconductor Lasers and Their Applications, Santa Barbara, CA. (July, 1999) With D. G. Lancaster, D. Richter, and F. K. Tittel

     
     

    "Discovery of the Fullerenes." Canterbury 7th Formers, Christchurch, New Zealand. (March 15, 1999)

     
     

    "Discovery of the Fullerenes." Science Academy of South Texas students visiting Rice University, Houston, TX. (June 7, 1999)

     
     

    "High resolution spectroscopic studies of bending vibrations of carbon chain free radicals." Twenty-fifth International Symposium on Free Radicals, Flagstaff, AZ. (August, 1999) With M. D. Allen, K. M. Evenson, F. Sun, J. M. Brown

     
     

    "In-situ multi-component trace gas measurements with a fiber coupled, mid-IR difference-frequency mixed laser sensor." OSA '99 Annual Meeting, Santa Clara, CA. (September, 1999) With Dirk Richter, David G. Lancaster, and Frank K. Tittel

     
     

    "Infrared Kinetic Spectroscopy." Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom. (May 4, 1999)

     
     

    "Infrared Kinetic Spectroscopy." University of Edinborough, Edinborough, United Kingdom. (May 14, 1999)

     
     

    "Infrared Kinetic Spectroscopy." Queens' University, Belfast, United Kingdom. (May 12, 1999)

     
     

    "Infrared Kinetic Spectroscopy." Centenary Medal Lecture, Royal Society of Chemistry, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom. (May 10, 1999)

     
     

    "Infrared Kinetic Spectroscopy." University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom. (May 6, 1999)

     
     

    "Infrared Kinetic Spectroscopy." University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom. (May 7, 1999)

     
     

    "Infrared Kinetic Spectroscopy." Inspired by Herzberg, Spectroscopy for the Year 2000, Cornwall, Ontario, Canada. (October 31, 1999)

     
     

    "Infrared Laser Spectroscopy." Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL. (September 13, 1999)

     
     

    "Infrared Laser Spectroscopy." University of Houston, Houston, TX. (October 19, 1999)

     
     

    "Laser based absorption sensors for trace gas monitoring in a spacecraft habitat." 29th International Conference on Environmental Systems, Denver, CO. (July, 1999) With D. G. Lancaster, D. Richter, F. K. Tittel and J. Graf

     
     

    "Mid-IR Difference Frequency Based Trace Gas Sensors: From the Laboratory to the Real World." OSA Annual Meeting, Santa Clara, CA. (September, 1999) With D. G. Lancaster, D. Richter, and F. K. Tittel

     
     

    "Properties of the Fullerenes." University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. (April 14, 1999)

     
     

    "Quantitative Intensity Measurements in the Use of Infrared Kinetic Spectroscopy to Investigate Combustion Radical Kinetics." Ohio State International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, Columbus, Ohio. (June, 1999) With G. P. Glass

     
     

    "The Adventure of Science." Science Prestige Lecture, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. (April 27, 1999)

     
     

    "The Astounding Fullerenes: An Adventure in Chemistry." Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO. (November 1, 1999)

     
     

    "The Discovery of the Fullerenes." High School Teachers of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. (February, 1999)

     
     

    "The Discovery of the Fullerenes." Science Prestige Lecture, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. (April 14, 1999)

     
     

    "The Fullerene Adventure." Milby Science Institute, Rice University, Houston, TX. (June 18, 1999)

     
     

    "The Fullerenes from the Viewpoint of Thirteen Years." Royal Society of New Zealand, Christchurch, New Zealand. (April 21, 1999)

     
     

    "The Future of Chemistry." Chemistry Department, University of Canterbury, Retreat, Christchurch, New Zealand. (February, 1999)

     
     

    "Tunable, fibre coupled spectrometer based on difference-frequency generation in perioically poled lithium niobate." OSA Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Boston, MA. (February, 1999) With Dirk Richter, David G. Lancaster and Frank K. Tittel

     
     

    "All-Diode Pumped Difference Frequency Spectrometer Employing Bulk Periodically Poled Lithium Niobate (PPLN)." Optical Society of America Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. (October, 1998)

     
     

    "Application of Infrared Kinetic Spectroscopy to the Study of Free Radicals." Seventeenth Austin Symposium on Molecular Structure, Austin, TX. (March, 1998) With John DeSain, R. I. Thompson, Anatoliy Kosterev and Li Yuan

     
     

    "Aspects of Infrared Kinetic Spectroscopy." Haverford University, Haverford, PA. (October, 1998)

     
     

    "Careers in Pure Science." St. Mark's School, Dallas, TX. (March, 1998)

     
     

    "Choices." Houston Independent School District Awards Banquet, Houston, TX. (May, 1998)

     
     

    "Choices." Commencement Address at the Runnels School, Baton Rouge, LA. (May, 1998)

     
     

    "Compact Diode Laser Based Sensor for Detection of Atmospheric Methane." Optical Society of America Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. (October, 1998)

     
     

    "Compact Diode Laser Based Sensor for Detection of Atmospheric Methane." International Asia-Pacific Symposium on Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, Environment, and Space, Beijing, China. (September, 1998) With H. Zhao, R. Kanders, and F. K. Tittel

     
     

    "Dawn of the Fullerenes: A Research Adventure." Meeting of the Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Lindau, Germany. (June, 1998)

     
     

    "Dawn of the Fullerenes: an Adventure in Chemistry." National Institute for Advanced Interdisciplinary Research, Tsukuba, Japan. (February, 1998)

     
     

    "Detection of Nitric Oxide at 5.3 Microns Using Difference Frequency Laser Spectroscopy." CLEO '98, San Francisco, CA. (May, 1998) With Di Li, A. Kosterev, and F. K. Tittel

     
     

    "Difference Frequency Generation and Atmospheric Monitoring." The University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany. (July, 1998)

     
     

    "History and Development of Bucky Ball." St. Mark's School, Dallas, TX. (March, 1998)

     
     

    "Infrared Kinetic Spectroscopy." Frontiers in Chemical Research, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. (November, 1998)

     
     

    "Infrared Kinetic Spectroscopy." Chemistry Department, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX. (November, 1998)

     
     

    "Infrared Kinetic Spectroscopy." Department of Chemistry, University of North Texas, Denton, TX. (November, 1998)

     
     

    "Infrared Spectroscopy of Gas Phase Free Radicals." Western Spectroscopy Association Annual Meeting, Asilomir, CA. (January, 1998)

     
     

    "Laser-Based Absorption Sensor for Trace Gas Monitoring in a Spacecraft Environment." Laser Applications to Chemical and Environmental Analysis Topical Meeting, Orlando, FL. (March, 1998) With D.G. Lancaster, D. Richter, J. C. Graf, and F. K. Tittel

     
     

    "Mid-Infrared Sensors Using Periodically-Poled LiNbO3 for Trace Gas Detection." Cleo-Europe '98, Glasgow, UK. (September, 1998) With D. G. Lancaster, D. Richter, and F. K. Tittel

     
     

    "Novel Gas Sensor Based on Difference Frequency Mixing Using All Fiber Beam Delivery." Cleo-Europe '98, Glasgow, UK. (September, 1998) With D. G. Lancaster, L. Goldberg, J. Koplow, and F. K. Tittel

     
     

    "Panel Discussion of Nobel Laureates." International Science and Engineering Fair, Fort Worth, TX. (May, 1998)

     
     

    "Science and Humanity." Rice Women's Association, Houston, TX. (February, 1998)

     
     

    "Spectroscopy and the Fullerene Discovery." The University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany. (July, 1998)

     
     

    "Spectroscopy and the Needs of the Early 21st Century." Opening Lecture, XXIV European Molecular Spectroscopy Congress, Prague, Czech Republic. (August, 1998)

     
     

    "Study of the Structures of Free Radicals by Infrared Laser Kinetic Spectroscopy." American Chemical Society National Meeting, Dallas, TX. (March, 1998)

     
     

    "The Adventure of Chemistry." Speech on the occasion of the awarding of Doctor Honoris Causa to Professor H. G. G. Wagner, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany. (July, 1998)

     
     

    "The Adventure of Chemistry." Haverford University, Phillips Lecture, Haverford, PA. (October, 1998)

     
     

    "The Adventure of Science." First Venkataswarlu Memorial Lecture, Alabama A&M University, Huntsville, AL. (October, 1998)

     
     

    "The Adventure of Science." Madison Marshall Award Lecture, Northern Alabama Section of the American Chemical Society, Huntsville, AL. (October, 1998)

     
     

    "The Development of Portable IR Laser Sources for Atmospheric Monitoring." Frontiers in Chemical Research, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. (November, 1998)

     
     

    "The Discovery of the Fullerenes." Baylor University, Waco, TX. (February, 1998)

     
     

    "The Discovery of the Fullerenes and Their Applications." Texas Christian University, Morgan Lecture, Fort Worth, TX. (February, 1998)

     
     

    "The Fullerene Adventure: Past, Present, and Future." Sigma Xi Awards Banquet, Houston, TX. (May, 1998)

     
     

    "The Fullerenes from the Viewpoint of Thirteen Years." Frontiers in Chemical Research, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. (November, 1998)

     
     

    "The Fullerenes from the Viewpoint of Thirteen Years." The 15th International Conference on High Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy, Invited Lecture, Prague, Czech Republic. (August, 1998)

     
     

    "The Fullerenes from the Viewpoint of Thirteen Years." Shell Distinguished Lecture, Shell Development Company, Houston, TX. (September, 1998)

     
     

    "The K-subband Structure of the v1 Fundamental of Propargyl Radical (H2CCCH)." American Chemical Society National Meeting, Dallas, TX. (March, 1998) With Li Yuan and John DeSain

     
     

    "The rotationally resolved infrared spectrum of the v1 and v13 stretch of allyl radical." 53rd Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. (June, 1998) With J. D. DeSain, S. D. Sharma, and R. I. Thompson

     
     

    "The rotationally resolved infrared spectrum of the v1 and v13 stretch of allyl radical." Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Physicists, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. (June, 1998) With J. D. DeSain, S. D. Sharma, and R. I. Thompson

     
     

    "The rotationally resolved infrared spectrum of the v1 and v13 stretch of allyl radical." American Chemical Society National Meeting, Dallas, TX. (March, 1998) With J. D. DeSain, S. D. Sharma, and R. I. Thompson

     
     

    "Tunable Mid-Infrared Laser Based Sensors: New Technologies and Applications." CLEO '98, San Francisco, CA. (May, 1998) With D. G. Lancaster, D. Richter, K. P. Petrov, and F. K. Tittel

     
     Panelist
     

    "Panel Discussion of Nobel Laureates." International Science and Engineering Fair, Phoenix, Arizona. (May 10, 2005)

     
     Workshops
     

    "High Resolution Spectroscopy and Trace-Gas Detection with Thermoelectrically-Cooled CW Quantum Cascade Lasers." 2nd International Workshop on Quantum Cascade Lasers, Brindisi, Italy. (September 8, 2006) With F. K. Tittel, U. Bakhirkin, A. Kosterev, R Lewicki, M. McCurdy, G. Wysocki, R. Maulini, J. Faist, L. Diehl, M. Troccoli, F. Capasso, D. Bour, S. Corzine, J. Zhu, G. Hoefler

     
    Editorial Positions
     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy. Academic Press. (2007 - 2007)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy. Academic Press. (2002 - 2002)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy. Academic Press. (2005 - 2005)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy. Academic Press. (2004 - 2004)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy. Academic Press. (2006 - 2006)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy. Academic Press. (2001 - 2001)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy. Academic Press. (1999 - 1999)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy. Academic Press. (2000 - 2000)

     Editor at Large, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. National Academy of Science. (2003 - 2003)

     Editor at Large, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. National Academy of Science. (2002 - 2002)

     Editor at Large, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. National Academy of Sciences. (2007 - 2007)

     Editor at Large, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. National Academy of Science. (2005 - 2005)

     Editor at Large, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. National Academy of Sciences. (2006 - 2006)

     Editor at Large, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. National Academy of Science. (2004 - 2004)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. National Academy of Science. (2001 - 2001)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. National Academy of Science. (2000 - 2000)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy. Academic Press. (2003 - 2003)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Chemistry Central. Bio-Med Central. (2006 - 2006)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Chemistry Central. Bio-Med Central. (2007 - 2007)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Sensors (ISSN: 1424-8220 (Online)). (2006 - 2006)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Sensors (ISSN: 1424-8220 (Online). (2007 - 2007)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Tesla Award, IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) (2014)

     Lifetime Achievement Award in Nanotechnology, Houston Technology Center (May 15, 2014)

     Outstanding Faculty Associate, Lovett College (2012-2013)

     America Competes Award for Public Service, Council on Competitiveness (2012)

     Gold Medal Award, Rice Alumni Association, Rice University Alumni Association (2011)

     Doctor Honoris Causa, Bar Ilan University, Bar Ilan University (2010)

     Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Buenos Aires, University of Buenos Aires

     Space Act Award, (2008)

     Presidential Gold Medal, Indian Science Congress (2008)

     Honorary Professor, Eastern China University of Science and Technology, Eastern China University of Science & Technology (2007)

     Honorary Professor, Xiamen University, Xiamen University (2006)

     University of Bochum Research Prize, University of Bochum (2004)

     Doctor Honoris Causa, Universite du Littoral Cote d'Opale, Universite du Littoral Cote d'Opale (2002)

     Honorary Professor, University of Science & Technology of China, University of Science & Technology of China (2002)

     Elected Fellow, The Royal Society of New Zealand, The Royal Society of New Zealand (2001)

     Member, International Committee, International Symposium on Free Radicals

     Texas Science Hall of Fame, (2000)

     Member, International Committee, International Symposium on Free Radicals, International Symposium on Free Radicals

     Centenary Medal Lecturer, Royal Society of Chemistry, Royal Society of Chemistry (1999)

     Erskine Lecturer, University of Canterbury, University of Canterbury (1999)

     American Carbon Society Medal for Achievement in Carbon Research, American Carbon Society (1997)

     Distinguished Texas Scientist Award, Texas Academy of Science (1997)

     Order of the Golden Plate, American Academy of Achievement (1997)

     Morino Lecturer, Institute for Molecular Science (1996)

     Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Nobel Foundation (1996)

     APS International Prize for New Materials, American Physical Society (1992)

     Alexander von Humboldt Senior U.S. Scientist Award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (1984)

     N.A.T.O. Post-doctoral Fellow, N.A.T.O. (1964)

     Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (1961-1963)

     Clayton Prize (Institute of Mechanical Engineers), Institute of Mechanical Engineers (1957)

     National Science Foundation Fellow, National Science Foundation (1954-1957)

    Positions Held
     University Professor, Rice University. (2003 - 2003)