Knowledge and understanding
Students will learn advanced concepts in optical spectroscopy and in molecular photonics and multifotonics, including in-depth fundamental knowledge on the theories of energy transfers and charge transfers, as well as an introduction to advanced techniques and applications in nonlinear and time-resolved spectroscopy. They will consolidate and exploit the basic knowledge acquired in previous years concerning molecular spectroscopy and quantum mechanics, to tackle more advanced concepts, with an opening on the most interesting and current application techniques in the fields of biomolecular chemistry and molecular materials.
Applying knowledge and understanding
The student will have the ability to investigate some fundamental processes of biomolecular chemistry and materials, such as energy and charge transfers, as well as designing the use of multiphoton optical microscopy techniques. She/he will be able to plan and carry out advanced spectroscopic experiments and have the necessary bases for the interpretation of the results and to obtain important information on the systems of interest.
The student will be able to independently evaluate the structure-property correlations using the most modern techniques of spectroscopic investigation and optical microscopy. She/he will know the fields and limits of use of nonlinear spectroscopies, of the methods based on excitation energy transfer and of the Marcus theory for electron transfers. She/he will be able to design experimental activities in the field of optical spectroscopy, know how to evaluate and quantify the experimental results; she/he will be able to adapt to different working environments and themes involving the spectroscopic/optical properties of biomolecules and materials.
The student will be able to communicate in depth on issues related to optical, linear and nonlinear spectroscopy and its application to biomolecules and materials.
Lifelong learning skills
Thanks to a critical approach to problems, the student will be able to learn autonomously and tackle new scientific issues or professional problems concerning the spectroscopic/optical properties of biomolecules and materials, even in interdisciplinary fields.