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Andrew J. Musser

Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Chemical Biology

 Andrew Musser

Academic focus:

Light-matter interactions, organic photophysics/photochemistry

Current research project:

Using light to augment the properties of organic semiconductors for solar energy, lighting, lasers and quantum technologies

Previous positions:

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sheffield, 2016-2019
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge, 2013-2016
  • Marie Curie Early Career Researcher, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge, 2010-2013

Academic background:

  • Ph.D., Physics, University of Cambridge, U.K., 2014
  • M.Sc., Nanoscience, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands, 2010
  • BS, Physics, Georgia Tech, 2007

Last book read:

“Milkman” by Anna Burns

In your own time/when not working:

Cooking, reading, singing, playing with the dog, hiking

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:

Advanced Spectroscopy, Physical Chemistry

What most excites you about Cornell:

It's one of the friendliest and most collaborative universities I've come across. It should be easy to explore exciting new ideas that cross between disciplines.