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Jang, Seogjoo J.

KIAS Scholar

Quantum Dynamics; Energy and Charge Transfer; Soft Matter


Seogjoo J. Jang is a professor of chemistry at Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY) and is a doctoral faculty at the Graduate Center of CUNY for both Chemistry and Physics PhD programs.   His research expertise is in the development of theories and computational methods of quantum dynamics calculations and simulations in complex molecular environments.   These were developed primarily for understanding and quantitative modeling of the dynamics and spectroscopy of molecular excitons and charge carriers in the context of solar energy conversion, imaging, and chemical sensing.  Major fundings for these came from both the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy.   His current research areas of interest include olfaction, quantum information processing, quantum thermodynamics, and machine learning. 



Education

  • Ph.D. in Theoretical Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania (July 1995 - Dec. 1999)
     
  • Graduate Study in Chemistry and Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology (Sep. 1994 - June 1995)
  • MS in Theoretical Chemistry, Seoul National University (Mar. 1989 -1990; Mar. 1992- Aug. 1993)
  • BS in Chemistry, Seoul National University (Mar. 1985 - Feb. 1989)

Employment and Experience

  • Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Queens College, CUNY (July 2018 - June 2021)
  • Professor of Chemistry, Queens College, CUNY (Sep. 2012 - Present)
  • Associate Professor of Chemistry, Queens College, CUNY (Jan.  2010 - Aug. 2012)  
  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Queens College, CUNY (Sep. 2005 - Dec. 2009)
  • Goldhaber Distinguished Fellow, Brookhaven National Laboratory (Jan. 2003 - Aug. 2005)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow/Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Nov. 1999 – Dec. 2002)

Other Appointments and Experience

  • KIAS Scholar, Korea Institute for Advanced Study, Seoul, Korea (Jan. 2022 - Dec. 2024)
  • Faculty Fellow, Initiative for Theoretical Sciences, Graduate Center, CUNY (Jan. 2019 - Dec. 2021)
  • Visiting Senior Research Scientist, Columbia University (Sep. 2012 - May 2014)
  • Visiting Research Scientist, University of California, Berkeley (June 2012 - Aug. 2012)
  • Faculty, Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences, Graduate Center, CUNY (Sep. 2011 - Present)
  • Doctoral Faculty of Physics, Graduate Center, CUNY (Jan. 2009 – Present)
  • Doctoral Faculty of Chemistry, Graduate Center, CUNY (Oct. 2005 - Present)
  • Guest Scientist, Brookhaven National Laboratory (Sep. 2005 - Aug. 2014)
  • Korean Military Service, Seoul, Korea (Oct. 1990 - Mar. 1992)

Awards

  • Outstanding Community Service Award, Korean American Scientists and Engineers Association (2017)
  • Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, Dreyfus Foundation (2010 - 2015)
  • Salute to Scholars, City University of New York (2010, 2011,2014, 2016)
  • Faculty Early Career Development Award, US National Science Foundation (2009 - 2014)
  • Goldhaber Distinguished Fellowship, Brookhaven National Laboratory (2003 - 2005)
  • Chairman's Award for Academic Excellence, University of Pennsylvania (1996)
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  • School of Computational Sciences, Korea Institute for Advanced Study
  • 85 Hoegiro Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 02455, Republic of Korea.