Welcome to

CMDS 2022

The 10th International Conference on
Coherent Multidimensional Spectroscopy


CMDS 2022 – Austin, Texas – Conference Photo


Welcome to CMDS 2022

CMDS 2022 brings together scientists working in different research areas and serves as a venue for exchanging ideas between theorists and experimentalists.

Topics discussed at CMDS include development and implementation of multidimensional visible, infrared, and THz spectroscopy, as well as applications of these techniques to addressing problems in, chemistry, biology, and materials science.

CMDS 2022 is the tenth conference of a series started in 2002 and follows the meetings held in Seoul (Korea), Madison (USA), Rigi-Kulm (Switzerland), Kyoto (Japan), Minneapolis (USA), Berlin (Germany), Eugene (USA), Groningen (Netherlands), and Seoul (Korea).

Abstract Submission

Abstract submission is now CLOSED

The abstract submission deadline was March 31, 2022.

Abstract Format
One page including references and Figures.

“Lastname_Firstname.pdf or .docx”
Abstract template can be downloaded here.


Early registration (before May 16)

Professional (5+ years after PhD) – $350
Early Career (Student/Postdoc) – $250
Virtual Participation Only – $50

Optional: Printed abstract book +$30

Late registration (after May 16)

Professional (5+ years after PhD) – $450
Early Career (Student/Postdoc) – $350
Virtual Participation Only – $50

Important Dates

January 10
Abstract Submission Opens

May 16
Early Registration Deadline

March 31
Abstract Deadline

May 30, 2022
Registration Closes

April 29
Abstract Notification

June 21
Conference Starts


8 AM Introductory Remarks Session 4 Lu Wang (V) Session 6 Bern Kohler Session 8 Matthew Tucker
Session 1 Daniel Kuroda Thomas L.C. Jansen Henrike Müller-Werkmeister Jens Bredenbeck
9 AM Andrei Tokmakoff Jeff Cina (V) Nien-Hui Ge (V) Poul Petersen
Minhaeng Cho Lauren Buchanan Neil Hunt Tom Oliver
Tahei Tahara Hebin Li Session 7 David Buhrke Kelly Wilson/Laura Estergreen
11 AM Session 2 Sean Garrett-Roe Session 5 Jennifer Ogilvie Arnaldo Serrano Kevin Kubarych
Michael Fayer (V) Howe-Siang Tan John Wright Session 9 Renee Frontiera (V)
12 PM LUNCH Conference Photo LUNCH LUNCH
1 PM
Elisabetta Collini Gabriela Schlau-Cohen Keynote Talk with Wei Xiong Daniel Turner
2 PM Doran Bennett Patanjali Kambhampati Amber Krummel
Donatas Zigmantas Sponsor Presentations Sponsor Presentations Geoff Blake
3 PM BREAK BREAK BREAK Closing Remarks
Session 3 Steve Cundiff (V) Hybrid Poster Session Hybrid Poster Session
4 PM Martin Zanni
Paul Donaldson (V)
Mark Berg
5 PM
6 PM
Speakers Dinner
7 PM Conference Outing

Invited Speakers

Doran Bennett, Southern Methodist University, USA
Geoffrey Blake, Caltech, USA
Jens Bredenbeck, University of Frankfurt, Germany
Lauren Buchannan, Vanderbilt University, USA
Minhaeng Cho, Korea University, Korea
Elisabetta Collini, University of Padova, Italy
Steven Cundiff, University of Michigan, USA
Greg Engel, University of Chicago, USA
Michael Fayer, Stanford University, USA
Renee Frontiera, University of Minnesota, USA
Sean Garrett-Roe, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Nien-Hui Ge, University of California Irvine, USA
Peter Hamm, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Neil Hunt, University of York, UK

Thomas L.C. Jansen, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Patanjali Kambhampati, McGill University, Canada
Kevin Kubarych, University of Michigan, USA
Bern Kohler, Ohio State University, USA
Amber Krummel, Colorado State University, USA
Henrike Müller-Werkmeister, University of Potsdam, Germany
Jennifer Ogilvie, University of Michigan, USA
Tom Oliver, University of Bristol, UK
Poul Petersen, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
Arnaldo Serrano, Notre Dame University, USA
Gabriela Schlau-Cohen, MIT, USA
Tahei Tahara, RIKEN, Japan
Andrei Tokmakoff, University of Chicago, USA
Lu Wang, Rutgers University, USA
Wei Xiong, University of California San Diego, USA
Martin Zanni, University of Wisconsin, USA

Keynote Talk

Molecular Vibrational Polaritons for Chemistry and Quantum Technology
Prof. Wei Xiong (University of California, San Diego)

Molecular vibrational polaritons are hybrid half-light, half-matter quasiparticle under vibrational strong coupling. These hybrid quasiparticles not only inherit properties of both photons and matter, but also processes unique new photonic and molecular phenomena, including tilting chemical potential landscapes of reactions, adding new energy transfer pathways and strong photonic interactions.

Many of these developments hinge on the fundamental understanding of the physical properties of molecular vibrational polaritons. Pump-probe and 2D IR spectroscopy provide unique insights to this emerging research area by resolving the dynamics of various states.

In this talk, I will first cover the concept of vibrational strong coupling and the current understanding of polaritonic 2D IR spectra. Then I will discuss how polariton could influence inter and intramolecular interactions, including energy transfer between molecules and barrier crossing events.

Lastly, I will show some exciting opportunities of using vibrational polaritons as quantum bits for quantum information technology, including coherent transfer among polaritons and confinement effects in polaritons, visualized by 2D IR imaging technique.

Professor Wei Xiong is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, San Diego. Wei received his B.S. degree from Peking University, China, in 2006.

He then joined Prof. Martin Zanni’s group at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and completed his Ph.D. degree in 2011. At Madison, Wei focused on developing novel 2D vibrational spectroscopy (transient 2D IR and heterodyne 2D SFG spectroscopy) to study molecules on solid-state material surfaces.

Wei then moved to the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 2011, where he worked with Prof. Margaret Murnane and Henry Kapteyn to develop the table-top XUV source for ultrafast measurements and time-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy for nanoparticles.

He joined the faculty at the University of California San Diego in 2014. At UCSD, Wei’s group focuses on using and developing ultrafast nonlinear spectroscopic and imaging tools to reveal molecular structures and dynamics of materials, including ultrafast dynamics of polaritonic systems, guest molecule adsorptions on porous materials, femtosecond charge transfer dynamics on organic material interfaces.


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