Seogjoo Jang, Ph.D.


Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Queens College
City University of New York (CUNY);
PhD Program in Chemistry & PhD Program in Physics,
Graduate Center, CUNY

Address and Contact Info:
Remsen Hall 119C, Queens College
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11367
(Tel) (718) 997-4110; (Fax) (718) 997-5531

PhD- University of Pennsylvania, Physical Chemistry (1999)
MS - Seoul National University, Physical Chemistry (1993)
BS - Seoul National University, Chemistry (1989)

Professor, Dept. of Chem. and Biochem., Queens College, CUNY (2012-Present)
Associate Professor, Dept. of Chem. and Biochem., Queens College, CUNY (2010-2012)
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chem. and Biochem, Queens College, CUNY (2005-2009)
Goldhaber Distinguished Fellow, Brookhaven National Laboratory (2003-2005)
Postdoctoral Fellow/Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1999-2002)

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, 2010
2009, 2010 Salute to Scholars, City University of New York
Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation, 2009
Goldhaber Distinguished Fellowship, Brookhaven National Lab., 2003-2005
Chairman's Award for Academic Excellence, University of Pennsylvania, 1996

Recent Publications:
Eric Block, Seogjoo Jang, Victor Batista, and Hanyi Zhuang, "Reply yo Turin et al.: Vibrational theory of olfaction is implausible," Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., USA 112, E3155 (2015)

Eric Block, Seogjoo Jang, Hiroaki Matsunami, Sivakumar Sekharan, Berenice Dethier, Mehmed Z. Ertem. Sivaji Gundala, Yi Pan, Shengju Li, Zhen Li, Stephene N. Lodg, Mehmet Ozbill, Huihong Jiang, Sonia F. Penalba, Victor Batista, and Hanyi Zhuang, "Implausibility of the vibrational theory of olfaction," Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., USA 112, E2766 (2015)

Seogjoo Jang and Andres Montoya-Castillo, "Charge hopping dynamics along a disordered chain in quantum environments: Comparative study of different rate kernels," J. Phys. Chem. B 119 , 7659 (2015)

Seogjoo Jang, Eva Rivera, and Daniel Montemayor, "Molecular level design principle behind optimal sizes of photosynthetic LH2 complex: Taming disorder through cooperation of hydrogen bonding and quantum delocalization," J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 6 , 928 (2015)

Seogjoo Jang, Stephan Hoyer, Graham Fleming, and Birgitta Whaley, "Generalized master equation with non-Markovian multichromophoric Foerster resoance energy transfer for modular exciton densities," Phys. Rev. Lett. 113 , 188102 (2014)

Seogjoo Jang, Hoda Hossein-Nejad, and Gregory D. Scholes, "Generalized Foerster resonance energy transfer," in Quantum Effects in Biology (Edited by Masoud Mohesni, Yasser Omar, Gregory S. Engle, and Martin B. Plenio) (2014)

Alireza Shabani, Masoud Mohesni, Seogjoo Jang, Akihito Ishizaki, Martin Plenio, Patrick Rebentrost, Alan Aspuru-Guzik, Jianshu Cao, Seth Lloyd, and Robert J. Silbey, "Open quantum system approaches to biological systems," in Quantum Effects in Biology (Edited by Masoud Mohesni, Yasser Omar, Gregory S. Engle, and Martin B. Plenio) (2014)

Seogjoo Jang, Anton Sinitskiy, and Gregory A. Voth, "Can the ring polymer molecular dynamics method be interpreted as real time quantum dynamics?," J. Chem. Phys. 140, 154103 (2014)

Seogjoo Jang, Timothy Berkelbach, and David R. Reichman, "Coherent quantum dynamics in donor-bridge-acceptor nonadiabatic processes: Beyond the hopping and super-exchange mechanisms," New J. Phys. 15, 105020 (2013)

Praveen Kumar and Seogjoo Jang, " Emission lineshapes of the B850 band of light-harvesting 2 (LH2) complex in purple bacteria: A second order time-nonlocal quantum master equation approach, " J. Chem. Phys. 138, 135101 (2013)

Seogjoo Jang and Yuan-Chung Cheng, " Resonance energy flow dynamics of choerently delocalized excitons in biological and macromolecular systems: Recent theoretical advances and open issues, " Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews (WIREs): Computational Molecular Science 3: 84-103 (2013)

Seogjoo Jang, " Nonadiabatic quantum Liouville and master equations in the adiabatic basis, " J. Chem. Phys. 137 , 22A536 (2012)

Lei Yang, Murali Devi, and Seogjoo Jang, " Polaronic quantum master equation theory of inelastic and coherent resonance energy transfer for soft systems, " J. Chem. Phys. 137 , 024101 (2012)

Seogjoo Jang, " Multistep quantum master equation theory for response functions in four wave mixing electronic spectroscopy of multichromophoric macromolecules, " Bull. Korean Chem. Soc. 33 , 997 (2012)

Seogjoo Jang, Robert J. Silbey, Ralf Kunz, Clemens Hofmann, and Juergen Koehler, " Is there elliptic distortion in the light harvesting complex 2 of purple bacteria, " J. Phys. Chem. B 115 , 12947 (2011)

Paiboon Sreearunothai, Alexis Estrada, Sadayuki Asaoka, Marta Kowalczyk, Seogjoo Jang, Andrew Cook, Jack Preses, and John Miller, " Triplet transport to and trapping by acceptor end groups on conjugated polyfluorene chains," J. Phys. Chem. C 115 , 19569 (2011)

Seogjoo Jang, " Theory of multichromophoric coherent resonance energy transfer: A polaronic quantum master equation approach," J. Chem. Phys. , 135, 034105 (2011)

Lei Yang, Stefano Caprasecca, Benedetta Mennucci, and Seogjoo Jang, " Theoretical investigation of the mechanism and dynamics of intramolecular coherent resonance energy transfer in soft molecules: A case study of dithia-anthracenophae, " J. Am. Chem. Soc. , 132, 16911 (2010)