Ultrafast Chemical Physics in Scotland

The Ultrafast Chemical Physics (UCP) in Scotland grouping was set up in 2008 with the aim to support ultrafast femtosecond spectroscopy studies at the Scottish Universities and beyond. The UCP grouping:

  • Organises international research meetings such as UCP'08 and UCP'11 in collaboration with ultrafast spectroscopist in the UK
  • Shares its equipment which has been funded by EPSRC and others in order to enhance research collaborations with academia and industry

This website describes the UCP group and its collaborators, the facilities available for carrying out femtosecond spectroscopy experiments, and the research meetings the UCP group organises.


19 March 2018: UCP was expanded from Glasgow to encompass all of Scotland with the first Ultrafast Chemical Physics in Scotland meeting in the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation.

Selected UCP publications



University of Strathclyde

University of Glasgow