Graham R. Fleming

Professor of Chemistry

Professor Graham R. Fleming is Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at UC Berkeley.  His research group develops and uses advanced multidimensional ultrafast spectroscopic methods to study complex condensed phase dynamics in systems such as natural photosynthetic complexes, and nanoscale systems such as single-walled carbon nanotubes and organic photovoltaic systems.  Experiments conducted in the Fleming group indicated the importance of quantum electronic coherence in disordered biological environments, and set off a burst of research and collaboration examining the role of quantum dynamical processes in biological energy harvesting systems.

Born in Barrow, England, in 1949, Fleming earned his Bachelor's of Science degree from the University of Bristol in 1971, and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of London in 1974. Following a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Melbourne, Australia, he joined the faculty of the University of Chicago in 1979.