School of Physical Sciences
Department of Chemistry
THEORETICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Position: Postdoctoral Scholars
Attosecond X-ray Spectroscopy of Molecules
Developing time-dependent many-body approaches to nonlinear x-ray core-electron spectra and their description in terms of real-space and real-time wavepackets of electrons and nuclei. Computational tools will be implemented for the design and analysis of measurements involving multiple ultrafast optical and x-ray pulses.
Nonlinear Spectroscopy with Quantum Optical Fields
New optical signals which use entangled photons, pulse shaping, and coherent control algorithms are designed and simulated for probing exciton dynamics in molecular aggregates and semiconductor nanostructures.
Many Body Theory of Nonlinear Response in the Condensed Phase
Developing and applying time-dependent density functional, nonequilibrium Green’s Function techniques and exciton models for computing electronic excitations of molecular assemblies, energy and charge separation in photosynthetic complexes and current-carrying molecules. Connection to quantum information processing and manipulation will be explored.
Simulation of amyloid fibril structures and aggregation kinetics, lipid-protein complexes and antibody interactions and how they can be probed by novel multidimensional spectroscopy ranging from the infrared to the ultraviolet.
Requirements - Ph.D. is required. Salary will commensurate with experience.
Application Procedure - Send a curriculum vitae, publication list and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to:
Professor Shaul Mukamel
Department of Chemistry
1102 Natural Sciences
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-2025
949/824-7600 (phone) 949/824-4759 (fax) http://mukamel.ps.uci.edu (website)
"Optical Multidimensional Coherent Spectroscopy", S. Cundiff and S. Mukamel. Physics Today (July 2013)
"Quasiparticle Representation of Coherent Nonlinear Optical Signals of Multiexcitons", O. Roslyak, B.P. Fingerhut , K. Bennett, and S. Mukamel. New J. of Physics, 15, 083049 (2013).
"Multidimensional Attosecond Resonant X-ray Spectroscopy of Molecules; Lessons from the Optical Regime", J. Biggs, D. Healion, Y. Zhang, and S. Mukamel. Ann Rev Phys Chem, 64, 101-127 (2013).
"Suppression of Population transport and Control of Exciton Distributions by Entangled Photons ", F. Schlawin, K.E. Dorfman, B.P. Fingerhut, and S. Mukamel. Nature Communications, 4:1782:DOI:10.1038/ncomms2802 (2013).
"Monitoring Non-adiabatic Dynamics of the RNA Base Uracil by UV-Pump-IR-Probe Spectroscopy", B.P. Fingerhut, K.E. Dorfman, and S. Mukamel. J. Phys. Chem. Lett, 4, 1933-1942 (2013)
"Heat Fluctuations and Coherences in a Quantum Heat Engine", S. Rahav, U. Harbola and S. Mukamel. Phys Rev. A. 86, 043843(2012).
"Photon Coincidence Counting in Parametric Down Conversion; Interference of Field-Matter Quantum Pathways", K. Dorfman and S. Mukamel. Phys. Rev. A, 86, 023805 (2012).
“Two Dimensional Ultraviolet (2DUV) Spectroscopic Tools for Identifying Fibrillation Propensity of Protein Residue Sequences”, J. Jiang and S. Mukamel, Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. 49, 9666-9669 (2010).
“Coherent Multidimensional Optical Probes for Electron Correlations and Exciton Dynamics; from NMR to X-rays”, S. Mukamel, D. Abramavicius, L. Yang, W.Zhuang, I.V. Schweigert and D. Voronine. Acct.Chem.Res. 42, 553-562 (2009).
“Coherent Multidimensional Optical Spectroscopy Excitons in Molecular Aggregates; Quasiparticle vs. Supermolecule Perspectives”, D. Abramavicius, B. Palmieri, D. Voronine, F. Sanda and S. Mukamel, Chem. Rev. 109, 2350-2408 (2009).
The University of California, Irvine is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.
Post: 10/22-2013, Close: 06/30-2014