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.



  • 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

  • 2012 - Current : 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