Summer interns, Che Sai (w/ mentor Katherine) and Chris Siefe (w/ mentor Jose), at the Summer Intern Colloquium

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Undergraduates Kevin, Chris, and Sai with Prof. Moskovits

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Jose, Katherine and Dayton with Prof. Moskovits


Deyu, Dr. Zhang and Dayton at Prof. Moskovits 70th Birthday Celebration


Michael and Jose at Prof. Moskovits 70th Birthday Celebration


Dr. Pallaoro and Dr. Joun Lee at Prof. Moskovits 70th Birthday Celebration


Prof. Stucky and Others Look On as Prof. Moskovits Opens His Gift


Group picnic at Goleta Beach


Che Sai presenting his poster at the Summer Intern Colloquium


Collage Poster of Prof. Moskovits Research


Chris presenting his poster at the Summer Intern Colloquium

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Chris performing preliminary testing on a device fabricated in the NanoFab

Birthday Banner at Prof. Moskovits' 70th Birthday Celebration

Welcome to the Moskovits Research Group

Broadly speaking, our group studies the new physics and chemistry that arise for nanoparticles and nanowires – nanosystems in general – at the nanoscale: how size and materials composition affect the optical and electrical properties, the surface chemistry and the way chemical species adsorbed on the surfaces alter the electronic and optical properties of nanosystems. Often, new physical effects arise at the nanoscale that have no simple counterpart in the bulk material, such as the dipolar localized surface plasmon – a collective excitation of the conduction electrons of a good conductor. These plasmons engender unique effects such as hugely enhanced Raman signals. They can also produce electrons and holes much like semiconductor junctions do when illuminated with light. New science enough for decades of research.

Contact Us

Moskovits Research Group
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Lab: (805) 893-4070
Moskovits (PI): (805) 893-5035

Labs & Offices
Moskovits Office: Chem 4219
Raman Lab: Chem 4105
Electro. Lab: Chem 4116
Wet Bench Lab: Chem 4215

Maps & Directions
Campus Maps


Congratulations to our esteemed undergraduate researcher, Chris Siefe. Chris won the "Best Poster" award at the Emerging Researchers National conference in Washington D.C.. Congratulations, we are proud of you!

Chris Siefe at the ERN conference


The Moskovits research group is happy to announce the addition of our newest graduate student researcher, Will Elliott. Please help us in welcoming him to our group!

Will Elliott Headshot


Group Meetings

Held in Chem 1005D at 3 pm


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