Sarah King became a Neubauer Family Assistant Professor in 2018. She is a faculty member in the University of Chicago Department of Chemistry.
King investigates condensed phase and interface dynamics using the tools of ultrafast spectroscopy, surface science, and materials science. Her research group focuses on understanding the ultrafast dynamics of non-equilibrium excited electronic states on 10s of femtosecond to picosecond timescales in order to determine the mechanisms of energy transfer in polycrystalline and heterogeneous materials and across interfaces. Additionally, her team develops and uses various ultrafast spectroscopic techniques, including electron microscopy and optical spectroscopy, to selectively investigate heterogeneous and polycrystalline materials, surfaces, and interfaces.
Prior to joining the University of Chicago, King served as a postdoctoral fellow at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society. She holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley and a BS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.