Gary Wiederrecht, received a B.S. in chemistry in 1987 from the University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D.
in physical chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1992. His thesis research was in the
area of ultrafast pulseshaping and spectroscopy of soft phonon modes in organic and inorganic ferroelectric
crystals. He joined Argonne as a postdoctoral fellow in 1992, and in 1995 became a staff member specializing
in ultrafast spectroscopy of photoinduced electron transfer reactions. He is currently a Chemist and Group
Leader of the Nanophotonics Group in the Chemistry Division and Acting Group Leader of the Nanophotonics
Group in the Center for Nanoscale Materials. His current research is focused on the near-field and far-field
spectroscopies of metallic and hybrid organic-metallic nanostructures, with an emphasis on their nanophotonic
and charge storage capabilities.