Dr. Seogjoo Jang

Research Interests

The Jang group conducts theoretical and computational research on energy and charge transfer dynamics in nanoscale molecular and biological systems. The major focus is on quantitative understanding and description of dynamical quantum effects. The range of research includes theory development, large scale computation, modeling of complex spectroscopic data, and development of coarse-grained models. Major issues addressed in the research have significant implications for energy conversion and storage, sensing, and biological imaging.

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Publications

AuthorsTitleJournalYearVolumePages

Marta Kowalczyk, Ning Chen, and Seogjoo J. Jang

Comparative computational study of electronic excitations of neutral and charged small oligothiphenes and their extrapolations based on simple models

ACS Omega

2019

4

5758-5767

Seogjoo J. Jang

Effects of donor-acceptor quantum coherence and non-Markovian bath on the distance dependence of resonance energy transfer

Journal of Physical Chemistry C

2019

123

5767-5775

Seogjoo J. Jang

Robust and fragile quantum eects in the transfer kinetics of delocalized excitons between B850 units of LH2 complexes

Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

2018

9

6576-6583

Seogjoo J. Jang and Benedetta Mennucci

Delocalized excitons in natural light harvesting complexes

Reviews of Modern Physics

2018

90

035003

Ji Hyun Bak, Seogjoo J. Jang, and Changbong Hyeon

Implications for human odor sensing revealed from the statistics of odorant-receptor interactions

PLOS Computational Biology

2018

14

e1006175

Daniel Montemayor, Eva Rivera, and Seogjoo J. Jang

Computational modeling of excitonbath Hamiltonians for light harvesting 2 and light harvesting 3 complexes of purple photosynthetic bacteria at room temperature

Journal of Physical Chemistry B

2018

122

3815-3825

Seogjoo Jang and Gregory A. Voth

Non-uniqueness of quantum transition state theory and general dividing surfaces in the path integral space

Journal of Chemical Physics

2017

146

174106

Seogjoo Jang and Changbong Hyeon

Kinetic model for the activation of mammalian olfactory receptor

Journal of Physical Chemistry B

2017

121

1304

Seogjoo Jang

Bridging the gap between coherent and incoherent resonance energy transfer dynamics by quantum master equations in the polaron picture

Ultrafast Dynamics at the Nanoscale: Biomolecules and Supramolecular Assemblies

2016

Seogjoo Jang

Generalized quantum Fokker-Planck equation for photo induced nonequilibrium processes with positive deniteness condition

Journal of Chemical Physics

2016

144

214102

Seogjoo Jang and Gregory A. Voth

Can quantum transition state theory be dened as an exact t=0+ limit?

Journal of Chemical Physics

2016

144

084110

Eric Block, Seogjoo Jang, Victor Batista, and Hanyi Zhuang

Reply to Turin et al.: Vibrational theory of olfaction is implausible

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA

2015

112

E3155

Eric Block, Seogjoo Jang, HiroakiMatsunami, 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 Hanyi Zhuang

Implausibility of the vibrational theory of olfaction

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA

2015

112

E2766

Seogjoo Jang and Andres Montoya-Castillo

Charge hopping dynamics along a disordered chain in quantum environments: Comparative study of dierent rate kernels

Journal of Phys- ical Chemistry B

2015

119

7659

S. Jang, A. Sinitskiy, and G. A. Voth

Can the Ring Polymer Molecular Dynamics Method be Interpreted as Real Time Quantum Dynamics?

J. Chem. Phys

2014

140

154103

S. Jang, T. Berkelbach, and D. R. Reichman

Coherent Quantum Dynamics in Donor-bridge-acceptor Nonadiabatic Processes: Beyond the Hopping and Super-exchange Mechanisms

New J. Phys

2013

15

105020

P. Kumar and S. 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

2013

138

135101

S. Jang and Y.-C Cheng

Resonance Energy Flow Dynamics of Coherently Delocalized Excitons in Biological and Macromolecular Systems: Recent Theoretical Advances and Open Issues

Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews (WIREs): Computational Molecular Science

2013

3

84-103

Job History

FromToTitleLocation

2018

Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Queens College

2012

Professor of Chemistry

Queens College

2010

2012

Associate Professor

Queens College

2005

2009

Assistant Professor

Queens College

2003

2005

Goldhaber Fellow

Brookhaven National Laboratory

1999

2002

Postdoctoral Research Associate

MIT

1994

1999

PhD

University of Pennsylvania

Affiliation

Queens College

Phone Number

719.997.4110