Eric Muller

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Eric Muller

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Department/Office Information

301 Wynn Hall

University of Colorado and JILA, Postdoc (2013-2018)

University of California, Berkeley, PhD (2012)

Haverford College, BA with ACS certification (2006)

Physical Chemistry; Ultrafast and Nanoscale Spectroscopy

In molecular, biological, and soft matter systems, intermolecular coupling and associated structure control material function and performance. The low energies and small lengths scales of these interactions has made them challenging to investigate by conventional methods. In the Muller lab, we are currently working to develop and apply new methods in vibrational spectroscopy and nanoscale imaging in order to understand molecular interactions at these energy and length scales. 

General Chemistry 101, General Chemistry 102, General Chemistry Lab

Physical Chemistry 334

Molecular Spectroscopy Lab 382

Advanced Chemistry Research 482


23. SC Johnson, EA Muller, O Khatib, EA Bonnin, AC Gagnon, MB Raschke "Infrared nanospectroscopic imaging in the rotating frame" Optica 6, 424-429 (2019).

22. E. A. Muller, B. Pollard, H. A. Bechtel, R. Adato, D. Etezdi, H. Altug, M. B. Raschke “Nanoimaging and Control of Molecular Vibrations through Electromag- netically Induced Scattering Reaching the Strong Coupling Regime” ACS Photonics, 5, 3594−3600 (2018).

21. B. T. O’Callahan, J. Yan, F. Menges, E. A. Muller, and M. B. Raschke “Photoinduced Tip-Sample Forces for Chemical Nanoimaging and Spectroscopy” Nano Letters, 18, 5499-5505 (2018).

20. P. Wang E.J.D. Anderson E.A. Muller F. Gao Y. Zhong M. B. Raschke “Hyper- spectral Raman imaging correlating chemical substitution and crystallinity in bio- genic hydroxyapatite: Dentin and enamel in normal and hypoplastic human teeth” J. Raman Spectrosc. 49, 1559-1567 (2018).

19. E. A. Muller, B. Pollard, H. A. Bechtel, P. van Blerkom, M. B. Raschke, “In- frared vibrational nano-crystallography and nano-imaging” Sci. Adv. 2, e1601006 (2016).

18. K. D. Park*, E. A. Muller*, V. Kravstov, P. M. Sass, J. Dreyer, J. M. Atkin, M. B. Raschke “Variable-Temperature Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy of Single- Molecule Fluctuations and Dynamics” Nano Lett. 16, 479-487 (2016).

17. B. T. O’Callahan, W. E. Lewis, S. Moebius, J. C. Stanley, E. A. Muller, and M. B. Raschke “Broadband infrared vibrational nano-spectroscopy using thermal blackbody radiation” Opt. Express 23, 32063-32074 (2015).

16. E. A. Muller , B. Pollard , and M. B. Raschke “Infrared Chemical Nano-Imaging: Accessing Structure, Coupling, and Dynamics on Molecular Length Scales” J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 6, 1275-1284 (2015).

15. H. A. Bechtel, E. A. Muller, R. L. Olmon, M. C. Martin, and M. B. Raschke “Ultrabroadband Infrared Nanospectroscopic Imaging” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 111, 7191-7196 (2014).

14. B. Pollard*, E. A. Muller*, K. Hinrichs, and M. B. Raschke “Vibrational nano- spectroscopic imaging correlating structure with intermolecular coupling and dy- namics” Nature Commun. 5, 3587 1-7 (2014).

13. B. W. Caplins, A.J. Shearer, D. E. Suich, E. A. Muller and C. B. Harris. “Mea- suring the Electronic Corrugation at the Metal/Organic Interface,” Phys. Rev. B 89 , 155422 1-10 (2014).

12. S. Berweger, D.M. Nguyen, E. A. Muller, H. A. Bechtel, T. T. Perkins, and M. B. Raschke “Nano-Chemical Infrared Imaging of Membrane Proteins in Lipid Bilayers” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135, 18292-18295 (2013).

11. J. D’Archangel, E. Tucker, E. Kinzel, E. A. Muller, H. A. Bechtel, M. C. Mar- tin, M. B. Raschke, and G. Boreman “Near- and far-field spectroscopic imaging investigation of resonant square-loop infrared metasurfaces” Optics Express 21, 17150-17160 (2013).

10. E. A. Muller, M. L. Strader, J. E. Johns, A. Yang, B. W. Caplins, A. J. Shearer, D.E. Suich, and C. B. Harris “Femtosecond Electron Solvation at the Ionic Liq- uid/Metal Electrode Interface,” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 135 (29), 10646-10653 (2013).

9. E. A. Muller, B. W. Caplins, J. E. Johns, C. B. Harris. “Quantum Confinement and Anisotropy in Thin Film Molecular Semiconductors” Phys. Rev. B 83, 165422 1-5 (2011).

8. J. E. Johns, E. A. Muller, J. M. J. Fr ́echet, C. B. Harris. “Origin of Charge Localization Observed in Organic Photovoltaic Materials” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 132, 15720-15725 (2010).

7. J. E. Johns, E. A. Muller, S. Garret-Roe, C. B. Harris. “Relaxation Dynamics in Image Potential States at Solid Interfaces” Dynamics at Solid State Surfaces and Interfaces: Volume 1: Current Developments (Book Chapter), Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 75-97 (2010).

6. C. K. Riley, E. A. Muller, B. E. Feldman, C. M. Cross, K. L. Van Aken, D. E. Johnston, Ye Lu, A. T. Johnson, J. C. de Paula, and W. F. Smith “Effects of O2, Xe, and Gating on the Photoconductivity and Persistent Photoconductivity of Porphyrin Nanorods” J. Phys. Chem. C 114 (45), 19227-19233 (2010).

5. M. L. Strader, S. Garrett-Roe, P. Szymanski, S. T. Shipman, J. E. Johns, A. Yang, E. Muller, C. B. Harris. “The ultrafast dynamics of image potential state electrons at the dimethylsulfoxide/Ag(111) interface” J. Phys. Chem. C 112, 6880-6886 (2008).

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Selected Presentations

4. A. Yang, S. T. Shipman, S. Garrett-Roe, J. Johns, M. Strader, P. Szymanski, E. Muller, C. Harris. “Two-photon photoemission of ultrathin film PTCDA mor- phologies on Ag(111)” J. Phys. Chem. C 112, 2506-2513 (2008).

3. E. A. Muller, R. J. Cannon, A. N. Sarjeant, K. M. Ok, P. S. Halasyamani, and A. J. Norquist. “Directed Synthesis of Noncentrosymmetric Molybdates” Crystal Growth & Design, 5, 1913–1917 (2005).

2. E. A. Muller, A. N. Sarjeant, and A. J. Norquist. “(C6H16N2)2[Mo8O26]: a new β-octamolybdate salt” Acta Cryst. 61, 730–732 (2005).

1. J. R. Gutnick, E. A. Muller, A. N. Sarjeant, and A. J. Norquist. “[C5H14N2] [(MoO3)3(SO4)]·H2O: Sulfated -Molybdena Chains” Inorg. Chem., 43, 6528–6530 (2004).