The Momose Group

Research in Professor Momose’s group is focused on the spectroscopy and dynamics of cold molecules, atoms, and exotic particles in both ultra-high vacuum and cryogenic environments. His group’s research spans a wide range of interdisciplinary fields in chemistry and physics. Their interests lie in the understanding of quantum processes of atoms and molecules specific to very low temperatures, where pronounced quantum effects emerge from thermal averages, especially those related to astrochemistry and atmospheric chemistry.



Takamasa Momose

Principal Investigator

Pavle Djuricanin

Technical Staff

Colin Noort

Technical Staff

Tony Mittertreiner

Technical Staff

Collaboration with the University of Freiburg

(RTG DynCAM, funded by the DFG German Research Foundation)

The annual convention is held every year in Canada/Germany to present the progress of projects and for social networking. Through the collaboration, PhDs are offered dual supervision by researchers from both UBC and the University of Freiburg, access to regular seminars on related research, and exchange visit opportunities.

Annual convention 2023

Annual Convention 2023 (Excursion)


Alumni & Former Members

Graduate Students
Haruka Goto Cindy Toh (MSc 2016)
Shiori Watanabe Thomas Prescott (MSc 2016)
Yuki Miyamoto Fumika Suzuki (PhD 2017)
Hiroko Nakahara Manish Vashishta (PhD 2020)
Eric Vyskocil Colton Carlson (MSc 2021)
Susumu Kuma Brendan Moore (PhD 2023)
Wei Zhong (MSc 2013) Hatsuki Otani (PhD 2024)
Sida Zhou (PhD 2014)
Omid Nourbakhsh (PhD 2015)


Undergraduate Students
Termeh Bashiri Ahmad Mohammed Kamal
Alexandra McKinnon
Dentii Deng
Janice Zeng
Vicky Xie
Jordan Dang
Jenny Park
Jenny Shim
Andrea Majic