• Natural amino acids and dipeptides

    Laser ablated amino acids and dipeptides reveal their conformational behaviour in isolated conditions of the gas phase

  • Carbohydrates

    Broadband CP-FTMW spectroscopy is being used to unveil the conformational behaviour of monosaccharides such as glucose, 2-deoxyribose, xylose, fructose or erithrose

  • Drugs and neurotransmitters

    Neutral structure of drugs (aspirin, paracetamol) and neurotransmitters (adrenaline, octopamine, synephrine) are identified from the analysis of their rotational spectra

  • Metal bearing compounds

    Metal bearing compounds are being generated by using a new MB-FTMW instrument coupled with laser ablation and electric discharges

  • New Interstellar Molecules

    A major motivation of the group's research is the discovery of new interstellar molecules using mmw and sub mmw spectroscopies


    The nucleoside uridine was transfered to the gas phase by laser ablation and structurally characterized by Fourier transform microwave spectroscopy

Featured work

Research in our group is devoted to the characterisation of the structures of a variety of molecules using rotational spectroscopy in combination with different techniques for vaporization. We use frequency-domain and time-domain spectrometers coupled with laser ablation, heating and fast-mixing methods, and electric discharges to study biomolecules (amino acids, nucleic acid bases, etc.), molecules of astrophysical interest, and complexes, among others. Please have a look at our research page for more information on our projects!

Our laboratory is involved in an international endeavor to advance our molecular understanding of the universe. Together with laboratories in Spain, Europe and the United States (NASA), we are using high resolution experimental techniques to produce and analyze important possible inter-stellar molecules to meet the needs of the astrochemical and astrobiolgical community. Please have a look at the website.