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 Nanotechnology and Materials Science Faculty

 

 
Guoxiang (Emma) Hu
Computational Materials Chemistry
Remsen, Room
Phone: 718-997-
Guoxiang.Hu@qc.cuny.edu
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New Energy Solutions with Computational Chemistry <br>Efficient and sustainable energy harvesting and utilization is one of the prime challenges for the 21st century. Two key processes needed to accomplish this goal are (1) harvesting renewable solar energy, and (2) utilizing this energy for storage in solar fuels or for sustainable production of industrial chemical feedstocks through catalysis. As a computational chemistry group, we seek to understand the mechanisms harnessing energy and the chemical conversions of molecules at atomic-level understanding and reveal structure-property relationships. To fully grasp this, it is necessary to incorporate suitable techniques at different time and size scales. My group will use multiscale simulations expanding first principles density functional theory (DFT) to both larger scale simulations to feasibly screen wide chemical and structural spaces and to highly accurate techniques to describe complex electronic structures. More importantly, combining these varying techniques and scales provides insights towards developing superior catalysts and better electronic devices otherwise impossible with a single technique.​

 
Seogjoo J. Jang
Theoretical and Computational Chemistry -Physical Chemistry, Photonics, and Nanoscience
Remsen, Room 119C
Phone: 718-997-4110
seogjoo.jang@qc.cuny.edu
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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.

 
Jianbo Liu
Physical & Analytical Chemistry, and Nanotechnology
Science Building, Room B312
Phone: 718-997-3271
Jianbo.Liu@qc.cuny.edu
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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. We are also interested in discovering and developing new analytical approaches. 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
michael.mirkin@qc.cuny.edu
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Uri Samuni
Biophysics, Biochemistry, Physical Chemistry, Bio-nanotechnology, Biophotonics
Remsen, Room 26A
Phone: 718-997-4223
Uri.Samuni@qc.cuny.edu
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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. 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. In sol-gel encapsulation, proteins are embedded in the inert and optically transparent sol-gel matrix and yet remain functionally active. 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.
 
 

 Office Information

 

Chair: Dr. Seogjoo J. Jang

Deputy Chair: Dr. Jianbo Liu

Associate Chair: Dr. Sanjai Pathak

Secretary: Ms. Elizabeth L. Zoiner

Office Assistant: Ms. Kelly Barth

Remsen 206

Tel: 718-997-4100, 4482​

Questions regarding courses, programs, registration, etc.

eMail: kelly.barth@qc.cuny.edu

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