Professor dyke

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Biography


John Dyke completed his PhD in Bristol University with Dr N S Hush in 1971. The topic of his work was the experimental and theoretical study of electron transfer processes. He then worked for Ciba-Geigy for two years before coming to Southampton to work for Professor Neville Jonathan as a postdoctoral fellow.
Over the last twenty years at Southampton he has developed considerable expertise in the study of short-lived molecules with spectroscopic methods and in molecular electronic structure calculations. His main research interests lie in the study of the structure, bonding and reactivity of small molecules and ions. In the last six years, these interests have extended to include the study of the electronic structure and spectroscopy of reactive intermediates with lasers and synchrotron radiation.