News
06/06/2016
Adam Jenkins and Charles Tapio joined the group as summer graduate students.


06/05/2016
Our lab hosts high school student Gregory Xie for the summer.



06/05/2016
Jiaqi Song and Justin Okamoto joined the group as summer undergraduate students.



02/05/2016
Cindy Pham and Leland Gee became PhD candidates.


02/05/2016
Lars Lauterbach returned to Lenz group to continue his post-doctoral work.


02/01/2016
Patrick Nack-Lehman earned his Masters degree in August 2015 and departed the group.

What We Do
The Cramer group uses spectroscopic methods to characterize the molecular and electronic structure of metal sites in bioinorganic systems, and environmental samples. Some recent organic systems we are querying are the metal clusters in Nitrogenase and Hydrogenase.

How We Do It
We use synchotron spectroscopies such as x-ray absorption (EXAFS), resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (RIXS) and nuclear methods (NRVS), these metheds are complemented by campus measurements such as FT-IR, Raman, and femtosecond pump-probe techniques.

Where We Do It
The Cramer group is based in the Department of Chemistry at UC Davis and also in the Physical Biosciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. We have biochemistry and spectroscopy labs at both sites, and we also work frequently at synchrotron radiation soures around the world. Students working with Prof. Cramer can earn a Ph. D. through the Department of Chemistry or through the Biophysics Graduate Group.

Who Does What
The Cramer Research Group comprises a diverse collection of chemists, biochemists, engineers, and physicists, and each are needed to tackle the daunting tasking of synchrotron based spectroscopic experiments.

Why
To provide the next step in future solutions.