News
2/1/2014
Former student Yison (Alex) Guo has started as assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University.

1/16/2014
Visiting scholar Zhao-Hui Zhou has joined the Cramer group.


1/1/2014
Current student Aubrey Scott is engaged to Anna Erickson!

12/26/2013
The Cramer group is pleased to announce that new analytical chemistry student Cindy Pham has joined the lab.

7/5/2013
Former student, Lifen Yan, has made her dissertation available to those interested. It will be available through this link. Also it can be reached through her bio here.

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.