Martin Gruebele

Martin  Gruebele
Martin Gruebele

Primary Research Area

  • Biological Physics
Professor in Chemistry and Physics
(217) 333-6136
A220 Chemical and Life Sci Lab

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Professor Gruebele received his B.S. degree in 1984, and his Ph.D. in 1988, both from the University of California at Berkeley. After working as a postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology, he joined the faculty of the University of Illinois in 1992. Dr. Gruebele is also a faculty member of the Beckman Institute.

Research Statement

The Gruebele Group is engaged in experiments and computational modeling to study a broad range of fundamental problems in chemical and biological physics. A common theme in these experiments is the implementation of state-of-the-art laser techniques to interrogate and manipulate complex molecular systems, coupled with quantum or classical simulations. The results of these efforts are contributing to a deeper understanding of the way that proteins fold into functional 3-dimensional molecules, the details of how chemical bonds are broken by vibrational motion and how this can be controlled, and the switching of energy flow in large molecular structures on surfaces.

Recent Courses Taught

  • CHEM 440 - Physical Chemistry Principles
  • CHEM 442 - Physical Chemistry I
  • CHEM 545 - Physical Chemistry Seminar