Seogjoo Jang, CUNY: Queens College, “Delocalized Excitons in Light Harvesting Complexes: What are design principles for efficient and robust energy collection?”. 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.
Monday, November 11, 2019 at 4:00pm
Hutchison Hall, 473
Hutchison Hall, Rochester, NY