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Faculty and Staff


 Physical Chemistry Faculty


Cherice M. Evans
Physical Chemistry
Remsen, Room 206G
Phone: 718-997-4216
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Research interests --  experimental physical chemistry: molecular and atomic spectroscopy, field ionization and photoabsorption of molecular Rydberg states in dense gases and simple fluids, molecular Rydberg-Rydberg transitions, electric field effects on molecular Rydberg states, the effects of rare-gas clusters on molecular Rydberg states, oscillatory absorption and fluorescence in gas-phase and liquid-phase chemical systems, Turing pattern formation in liquid-phase chemical reactions

Seogjoo (Suggy) Jang
Theoretical and Computational Chemistry -Physical Chemistry, Photonics, and Nanoscience
Remsen, Room 119C
Phone: 718-997-4110
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Jang’s expertise is in the area of condensed phase quantum dynamical molecular processes. He has worked on path integral simulation, theories of energy/electron transfer, and development of new quantum master equations. His main focus at present is combining these approaches for reliable theoretical description of energy and charge flow dynamics in photosynthetic pigment-protein complexes and in various conjugated organic molecules used for plastic solar cells.

Gerald W. Koeppl
Chemical Physics - theory of molecular rate processes; trajectory studies of reaction dynamics
CUNY Graduate Center - 365 Fifth Avenue, Room Room 4310
Phone: 212-817-8136
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Jianbo Liu
Physical & Analytical Chemistry, and Nanotechnology
Science Building, Room B312
Phone: 718-997-3271
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Our research focuses on using mass spectrometry and ion-molecule reaction techniques to probe biologically relevant processes in a spectrum of systems ranging from isolated biomolecules and biomolecular ions, through micelles and aerosol droplets of biomolecules, to biomolecule solution. <br> <br>We are also interested in discovering and developing new analytical approaches.&nbsp; In addition, we have related interests in computational chemistry (e.g. quasi-classical direct dynamics trajectory simulations) and nano-materials.

Michael V. Mirkin
Electrochemistry, Physical and Analytical
Remsen, Room 120E
Phone: 718-997-4111
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Uri Samuni
Biophysics, Biochemistry, Physical Chemistry, Bio-nanotechnology, Biophotonics
Remsen, Room 26A
Phone: 718-997-4223
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Prof. Uri Samuni has a doctorate in Physical Chemistry from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, and postdoctoral training at the Keck Biomolecular Laser Research Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine.&nbsp; Our research is interdisciplinary in nature involving physical chemistry, biophysics, photonics and nanophotonics. The main objective of our research is combining spectroscopy, specifically, resonance Raman and surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), sol-gel encapsulation of proteins and nanoparticles.&nbsp; In sol-gel encapsulation, proteins are embedded in the inert and optically transparent sol-gel matrix and yet remain functionally active.&nbsp; This constitutes a unique platform for the study of protein conformational dynamics and the characterization of non-equilibrium conformations as they relate to protein function. Moreover, depending on the preparative conditions, this novel photonic material lends itself to a large range of applications such as biosensors and sol-gel based nanoparticles and their biomedical applications.&nbsp;

 Office Information

Chair: Susan Rotenberg
Dept. Office: Remsen 206
Phone: 718-997-4100, 4482 or 4191

General inquiries:
Ms. Linda Didomenick

PhD program in chemistry:

DECLARE A MAJOR: Click here for link. Fill the online form and bring it to dept. 

Undergraduate Program Advisors:
Profs. Cherice Evans, Gopal Subramaniam
Masters Program Advisors:
Profs. Uri Samuni, Wilma Saffran
Note: For transcript evaluation, major/minor advisement, please drop-off forms at the chem office. Set up appointment using the link above for program advisement.
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