The Bluemel research interests span from inorganic, organometallic, and surface chemistry, to catalysis and polymer chemistry. Multinuclear NMR spectroscopy of dia- and paramagnetic liquids and solids is applied and further developed as a powerful method in all fields.
The use of fluorescence spectroscopy of jet-cooled molecules and Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) and laser Raman spectroscopies, along with quantum mechanical calculations to investigate the dynamics of conformational energy changes in electronic ground and excited states of molecules.
Theory of electron-molecule collisions with an emphasis on photoionization including one-photon ionization, multi-photon ionization, and high field ionization leading to high harmonic generation and rescattering spectroscopy.
Experimental physical/analytical chemistry focusing on the development of models to describe chemical reactivity and energy transfer on a microscopic, molecular, level with applications in atmospheric chemistry, combustion, and aerospace engineering.
Spectroscopy, optical and scanning probe microscopies, materials science, nanoscience, focusing on optical behavior of nanoscale materials with applications in solar energy, photocatalysis, and more broadly, photochemistry and nanophotonics.
Experimental and computational mechanistic organic, organometallic, and bioorganic chemistry, with an emphasis on unusual mechanisms where standard chemical ideas do not account for experimental observations.
Energy & charge transfer process in nanocrystalline semiconductor and metallic materials and their heterostructures, time-resolved and spatially resolved spectroscopy, applications in energy harvesting, photonics and photocatalysis.