Welcome Yohei Uemura

We warmly welcome Yohei Uemura as Postdoc in the Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry. He joined the Surface Chemistry group on 1 July 2019.

Yohei Uemura got his master and PhD degree in chemistry at the University of Tokyo. He has then continued on an academic career path at different universities in Japan and last at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. His speciality is the application of fast and ultrafast X-ray absorption spectroscopy techniques to follow the chemical dynamics of reactions. At PSI, Yohei Uemura will study the photolysis of organo-iodide compounds and the fate of primary and secondary iodine products in aqueous solutions at the SwissFEL and the SuperXAS beamline.

This is a collaborative CROSS project between the ENE, NES and PSD divisions. Iodine chemistry is both relevant in atmospheric chemistry and in the context of severe accidents in nuclear power plants, and this project will combine the competences available at PSI to improve our understanding of iodine photochemistry.