The Jang group combines theory development and computational modeling to
investigate dynamical and kinetic processes in complex molecular environments.
Particular focus of the group's research has been on the quantum dynamics of
excitons and charge carriers in photosynthetic light harvesting complexes and
conjugated organic molecules, which have significant implications for the next
generation of solar energy conversion devices. The Jang group is also
interested in the development of a broad range of quantum dynamics theories
and computational methods. Examples include path integral based methods and
quantum master approaches. The ultimate goal of these efforts is developing
general-purpose quantum dynamics software packages that can be interfaced with
existing quantum chemistry and classical molecular dynamics codes.
Most recently, the Jang group has also been conducting theoretical and
computational research on olfaction and chemical sensing.
Eric Block, Seogjoo Jang, Hiroaki Matsunami, Sivakumar Sekharan, Berenice Dethier,
Mehmed Z. Ertem, Sivaji Gundala, Yi Pan, Shengju Li, Zhen Li, Stephene N.
Lodge, Mehmet Ozbil, Huihong Jiang, Sonia F. Penalba, Victor Batista, and
"Implausibility of the vibrational theory of olfaction,"
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 112, E2766 (2015)