Campus Community Health • HEERF I, II & III

Wilson Gichuhi

Wilson Gichuhi


Wilson  Gichuhi


Associate Professor



Email Address:


(931) 372-3499


Lab Science Commons, Rm 2317


Ph.D, Physical Chemistry, Wayne State University, Detroit, 2011

Postdoc, JILA and University of Colorado Boulder, 2011-2015

Research Interests: Infrared and Photoelectron spectroscopy, Atmospheric Chemistry

Research Summary:

Research in Dr. Gichuhi’s lab involves the application of FTIR and cavity ring down spectroscopic techniques in environmental and atmospheric chemistry to gain insights onto fundamental photophysical and photochemical processes and understand the fate of reactive and non-reactive trace gases in the atmosphere. We are also interested in understanding the vibrational structure of polyaromatic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAHs) radicals of astrochemical interest via negative ion photoelectron spectroscopy.

Selected Publications:

  1. Lahiru Gamage and Wilson K. Gichuhi “Efficacy of a Wavelength-Scanned Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopic Technique in Estimating Enteric Methane Emissions in Ruminants. ACS Earth Space Chem., 2018, 2 (7), pp 673–68.
  2. Daniel J. Nelson, Wilson K. Gichuhi, Elisa M. Miller, Julia H. Lehman, and  W. Carl Lineberger: Ion Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Deprotonated ortho-, meta-, and para-Methylphenol" .Journal of Chemical Physics, 2017, 146, 6 , 074302