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MyExperimentalScience, Extending the “Work?ow”
Jeremy Frey, University of Southampton

The Conversion Software Registry
Michal Ondrejcek, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Speaker Details

Dr. Jeremy Frey is a Reader in the School of Chemistry at the University of Southampton, UK. He is committed to a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to chemical research. The interactions with Physics, The Opto-Electronics Research Centre (ORC), Electronics and Computer Science Departments have been particularly fruitful. His research is based on the use of laser spectroscopic techniques to probe molecular structure reactivity and dynamics and organization in a variety of environments from single molecules, molecular beam kinetics and photochemistry, to the study of interfaces and surfaces with interfacial non-linear spectroscopy. As part of his current research he is involved with the UK e-Science programme as PI of the CombeChem project looking at the ways in which e-Science and Grid infrastructure can be developed to provide support for and carry out chemical research, for example in Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELNs) with the Smart Tea Project, generating and applying a “Semantic Chemical Grid” and applying Web 2.0 & Social Network ideas with Chemical Blogs and related technologies. Fundamental to the ideas of “Publication @ Source” for scientific data is his work on the interaction of e-print repositories with chemistry in the work on the e-Bank & e-Crystals projects. His most recent laser research, involving higher order non-linear effects, is as the PI of a Basic Technology project to generate a nanoscale ultra short pulse of x-ray source using ultrashort-pulsed lasers and fibre technology aimed at probing the shape of single large molecules of biological significance, such as enzymes, using x-ray scattering and x-ray spectroscopy. He is the chair of the UK e-Science User Group and in 2005/6 held a visiting Fellowship at the Centre for Mathematics and its Applications at ANU, Canberra.

Jeremy Frey and Michal Ondrejcek
National Center for Supercomputing Applications