Eric Borguet




B.Sc. (1986), Maîtrise de Chimie-Physique, Université de Paris-Sud (XI-Orsay), France
Ph.D. (1993), University of Pennsylvania
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Columbia University 1993-1996

Beury Hall 252

Department of Chemistry
Beury Hall 130
1901 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

office: 215-204-9696
fax: 215-204-9530
lab: 215-204-2368



Analytical / Environmental / Inorganic / Materials / Photonics / Physical

Research Interests

We seek to understand interfacial and nanoscale phenomena at a fundamental level, with spatial and temporal resolution sufficient to resolve the making and breaking of individual bonds. Current projects focus on:

  • * Nanoscale Dynamics at Liquid/Solid Interfaces
  • * Properties of Carbon Nanotubes and other Carbon materials
  • * Non linear Optical Studies of Interfaces
  • * Fluorescence Detection of Surface Functionality


Selected Publications

"Generation of Sub-30-FS Microjoule Mid-Infrared Pulses for Ultrafast Vibrational Dynamics at Solid/Liquid Interfaces" Boulesbaa, A.; Isaienko, O.; Tuladhar A.; Borguet, E. Optics Letter (2013), 38, 23, 5008-5011.


"Effect of Anchoring Groups on Single Molecule Charge Transport Through Porphyrins" Li Z.; Smeu M.; Ratner MA.; Borguet E. Journal of Physical Chemistry C (2013), 117, 29, 14890-14898.


"Hydrophobicity of Hydroxylated Amorphous Fused Silica Surfaces" Isaieenko O.; Borguet E. Langmuir (2013), 29, 25, 7885-7895.


"Experimental Correlation Between Interfacial Water Structure and Mineral Reactivity" Dewan S.; Yeganeh MS.; Borguet E. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters (2013), 4, 11, 1977-1982.


"Observation of the Bending Mode of Interfacial Water at Silica Surfaces by Near-Infrared Vibrational Sum-Frequency Generation Spectroscopy of the [Stretch plus Bend] Combination Bands" Isaienko O.; Nihonyanagi S.; Sil D.; Borguet E. (2013), 4, 3, 531-535.


"Quasi-Ohmic Single Molecule Charge Transport through Highly Conjugated meso-to-meso Ethyne-Bridged Porphyrin Wires" Li, Z.; Park, TH.; Rawson, J.; Therien, MJ.; Borguet, E. Nano Letters (2012), 12, 6, 2722-2727.


"Determining Charge Transport Pathways through Single Porphyrin Molecules Using Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Break Junctions" Li, Z.; Borguet, E. Journal of the American Chemical Society (2012), 134, 1, 63-66


"Ultra-broadband sum-frequency vibrational spectrometer of aqueous interfaces based on a non-collinear optical parametic amplifier" Isaienko, O.; Borguet, E. Optics Express (2012), 20, 1, 547-561


"Fluorescence Quenching of Dyes Covalently Attached to Single-Walles Carbon Nanotubes." Fai, C.C.; Dementev, N.; Borguet, E. Journal of Physical Chemistry A (2011), 115, 34, 9579-9584


"Thin Polymer film based surface acoustic wave humitidy sensors." Buvailo, A.; Yangjun, X.; Hines, J.; Borguet, E. Sensors and Actuators B-Chemical (2011), 156, 1, 444-449


"Effect of Electric Fields on the Ultrafast Vibrational Relaxation of Water at a Charged Solid-Liquid Interface as Probed by Vibrational Sum Frequency Generation." Eftekhari-Bafrooei, A.; Borguet, E. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters (2011), 2, 12, 1353-1358


"Second harmonic generation probing of dopant type and density at the Si/Sio(2) interface." Fiore, J.L.; Fomenko, V.V.; Bodlaki, D.; Borguet, E. Applied Physics Letters (2011), 98, 4, 041905


"An STM Study of the pH of Dependent Redox Activity of a Two-Dimensional Hydrogen Bonding Porphyrin Network at and Electrochemical Interface" Yuan, Q.H.; Xing, Y.J.; Borguet, E. Journal of the American Chemical Society (2010), 132, 14, 5054-5060


"Effect of Hydrogen-Bond Strength on the Vibrational Relaxation of Interfacial Water" Efekhari-Bafrooei, A.; Borguet, E. Journal of the American Chemical Society (2009), 131, 34, 12034


"Flourescence Labeling and Quantification of Oxygen-Containing Functionalities on the Surface of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes" Dementev, N.; Borguet, E. Langmuir (2009), 25, 13, 7573-7577


"Interaction of acetone with single wall carbon nanotubes at cryogenic temperatures: A combined temperature programmed desorption and theoretical study" Kazachkin, D.; Nishimura, Y.; Irle, S.; Borguet, E. Langmuir (2008), 24, 7848-7856.