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Curriculum Vitae
Shaul Mukamel

Address:
Department of Chemistry
516 Rowland Hall
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University of California
Irvine, California 92697-2025
Phone: 949-824-7600
Fax: 949-824-8571
Email: smukamel@uci.edu

Born: December 11, 1948

Marital Status: Married with two children

Degrees:
B. Sc. - Tel-Aviv University, 1969, cum laude
M. Sc. - Tel-Aviv University, 1971, summa cum laude
Ph.D. - Tel-Aviv University, 1976, summa cum laude

Academic Positions:
1969-70Research and teaching assistant, Tel-Aviv University
1971-73Officer in the Israeli Army
1974-76Research and teaching assistant, Tel-Aviv University and lecturer at Soreq Nuclear Research Center,Yavne, Israel
1976-77Research Associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
1977-78Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of California-Berkeley
1978-79Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Rice University, Houston, Texas
1981-82Senior Scientist, Department of Chemical Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
1982-85Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
1985-2000Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
2000-2003C. E. Kenneth Mees Professor of Chemistry,University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
2003-2003Professor of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
2002-Sackler Professor by Special Appointment, Tel Aviv University
2003-13Chancellor Professor of Chemistry, University of California at Irvine
2013-presentDistinguished Professor of Chemistry, University of California at Irvine

Visiting Professorships:
1984University of Paris, Orsay, France
1985University of Tokyo, Japan
1996Miller Fellow at the Departments of Chemistry and Physics, University of California, Berkeley, CA
1997The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Lectureship, Tel Aviv University
1996-2000Technical University Munchen, Garching, Germany
2009Centenary Visiting Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Bangalore, India
2014Sapienza, Universita di Roma

Honorary and Special Lectureships:
1996 Université Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris, France
1998 Samuel M. McElyain Lectureship, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2000 Gordon Chemical Physics Summer School on "Analytical Approaches to Rate Processes and Time-Resolved Spectroscopy in Condensed Phases."e; lecture series on "Nonlinear Spectroscopy,"e; Bristol, RI
2000 Jyaskyla University Summer School, Jyaskyla, Finland, lectures on "Laser Applications in Spectroscopy"
2001 University of Lausanne, Switzerland; Cours du troisieme cycle de physique, lecture series on "Nonlinear Spectroscopy"
2002 Shonan Lectures, Winter School, Kanagawa, Japan, lectures series on "Ultrafast Nonlinear Spectroscopy"
2004 Summer School on "Time-Dependent Density-Functional Theory: Prospects and Applications",Barcelona-Benasque, Spain
2006 University of Vienna, Austria; lecture series on "Principles of Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy"and "Coherent Optical Spectroscopy of Proteins: Femtosecond Analogues of Multidimensional NMR"
2006 "Ultrafast Molecular Spectroscopy", Asian Winter School in Okazaki, "Explanation of Nature by Numerical Stimulation"Okazaki,Japan
2006 "Principles of Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy"lecture series,Erwin Schrodinger International Institute for Mathematical Physics, University of Vienna, Austria
2007 "Fluctuation Theorems for Electron Counting-Statistics in Quantum Junctions" Workshop on,"Deterministic Dynamics Meets Stochastic Dynamics", University of Vienna, Austria
2008 "Introduction to Non-linear Optical Spectroscopy" Jyvaskyla Summer School, Jyvaskyla, Finland
2009 "Coherent Multidimensional Spectroscopy of Excitons using Classical Fields and Entangled Photons", TAMU/Princeton Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering Summer School, Jackson Hole, WY
2009 Postdoctoral Summer School at Ecole de Physique, Les Houches, France, August 31 - September 11, 2009. Lecture 1: "Principles of Coherent Multidimensional Spectroscopy of Molecules; Quantum pathways of the Wave Function and Density Matrix" and Lecture 2:"Probing Coherent and Incoherent Energy Transfer in Photosynthetic Complexes by Multidimensional Optical Techniques"
2009 Marie Curie chair and ESF Summer School, Rhodes, Greece, September 29 - October 4, 2009. "Principles of Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy: A Practical Approach", Ultrafast Dynamics and Structure Towards Biological and Biomedical Applications.

Awards and Honors:
1971Ben-Atar Rector Prize, Tel-Aviv University
1976Fulbright Hayes Fellow
1976Dr. Chaim Weizmann Fellow
1980Alfred P. Sloan Fellow
1984Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar
1987Fellow of the American Physical Society
1989Fellow of the Optical Society of America
1997Guggenheim Fellow
1997Alexander von Humboldt Research Award for Senior US Scientists
1998Chair of Gordon Conference on Electronic Processes in Organic Materials, Newport, RI
2000General Co-Chair, Ultrafast Phenomena XII, Charleston, South Carolina
2003Lippincott Award, The Optical Society of America
2005JILA Distinguished Fellow
2009Centenary Visiting Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
2010Award of The Time resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy (TRVS) Conference
2011Earle K Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy, American Physical Society
2011Senior Fellowship, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), School of Soft Matter Research, Albert-Ludwigs, Universit?t, Freiburg, Germany
2012Hamburg Prize for Theoretical Physics
2013Lamb Award for Laser Science and Quantum Optics, Physics of Quantum Electronics (PQE) Conference, Snowbird, Utah
2013Elected Member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
2014Mulliken Prize Medal, University of Chicago
2015Ahmed Zewail ACS Award in Ultrafast Science and Technology
2015Elected Member of the National Academy of Sciences
2016ABB Bomem-Michelson Award

Books and Editorships:
1987Editor of a Book (with R. Lefebvre), Stochasticity and Intramolecular Redistribution of Energy, NATO Conference Proceeding Series, Reidel
1992Guest Editor, Special Issue of Journal of Physical Chemistry, "Charge Transfer in Restricted Geometries"
2000Joint Editor (with T. Elsaesser, M. M. Murnane and N. F. Scherer) of Ultrafast Phenomena XII, Springer Verlag, Berlin (2000).
1992Guest Editor, Special Issue of Journal of Physical Chemistry, "Charge Transfer in Restricted Geometries"
1996Joint Editor (with Daniel Chemla) of the Special Issue of Chemical Physics on Confined Excitons in Molecular and Semiconductor Nanostructures
2001Joint Editor (with Robin Hochstasser) of the Special Issue of Chemical Physics on Multidimensional Spectroscopies
2003Joint Editor (with Robin Hochstasser and James Norris) of the Special Issue of the Journal of Physical Chemistry in honor of Gerald Small
2004Joint Editor (with Majed Chergui) of the Special Issue of Chemical Physics on Ultrafast Science with X-rays and Electrons
2009Co-Editor (with Peter Hamm and Yoshitaka Tanimura) of the Special Issue of Accounts Chemical Research on Multidimensional Spectroscopy.

Committees:

  • Organization of an international workshop on Intramolecular Vibrational Redistribution and Quantum Chaos, Rochester, October 1985.
  • NATO Advanced Research workshop on Stochasticity and Intramolecular Redistribution of Energy, Orsay, France, June 1986; (Co-Organized with R. Lefebvre).
  • Symposium on Molecular Lineshapes and Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopy at the American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver, April 1987.
  • Symposium on Molecular Dynamics and Spectroscopy at the North-Eastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Rochester, November 1987.
  • Organization of a meeting on Nonlinear Optical Processes in Molecular Systems, Paris, France, October 1988 (co-organized with C. Flytzanis and J. Chesnoy).
  • International Program Committee, Time-Resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy Conferences (1991-Present).
  • Nominating Committee for officers for the Chemical Physics Division of APS.
  • Member of the thesis committee for Wim de Boeij, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Chairman of a conference on Charge Transfer in Restricted Geometries, NSF Center for Photoinduced Charge Transfer, University of Rochester, July 1991.
  • Member of a National Science Foundation Review Panel on Material Science (1992).
  • Panelist Member for the U.S. Department of Energy's peer review of solar photochemistry, Germantown, Maryland (February 1993)
  • Chairman of host committee, American Conference on Theoretical Chemistry, NSF Center for Photoinduced Charge Transfer, University of Rochester, Rochester, June 1993.
  • Organization of a Symposium on Physical Chemistry in Restricted Geometries at the American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver, March 1993.
  • Co-Chairman of a Symposium on Nonlinear Optical Properties of Advanced Materials in SPIE's International Symposium on Advanced Electronic and Optoelectronic Materials, Los Angeles, January 1993.
  • Chair of the Nominating Committee for the Officers of the Division of Chemical Physics, American Physical Society (1994).
  • Symposium on Applications of the Density Matrix in Chemical Physics at the American Physical Society National Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March, 1994.
  • International Advising Committee of the International Conference on Optical Properties of Nanostructures, Sendai, Miyagi Japan, September 1994.
  • Member of the International Advisory Committee of the EXCON '96 Conference on Excitonic Processes in Condensed Matter.
  • Gordon Conference on Electronic Processes in Organic Materials, Andover, NH (Vice-Chair 1996, Chair 1998)
  • Program Committee Member for the Ultrafast Phenomena Tenth International Topical Meeting, San Diego, May 1996.
  • Member NIH Review Panel for Regional Laser and Biotechnology Laboratories, University of Pennsylvania, November, 1996.
  • Nominating Committee division of Chemical Physics American Physical Society 1997.
  • Program Committee Member for the Ultrafast Phenomena Eleventh International Topical Meeting, Garmisch, GE, May 1998.
  • Fellows Selection Committee, Division of Chemical Physics, APS, (Member 1998, Chair 2000).
  • Advisory Board, Icono Conference, Moscow (1998)
  • Co-Chair of the Symposium for the Physical Division of the ACS in August 1999 on Chromophore Aggregates; in New Orleans (Co-Chair with G. Fleming and D. Chemla)
  • General Co-Chair, Ultrafast Phenomena XII, Charleston, South Carolina, 2000
  • Organization of a Symposium on Multidimensional Optical Spectroscopies at the American Physical Society National Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March, 2000.
  • NSF review panel for Centers for Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST), May, 2000
  • NSF review panel for Center on Materials and Devices for Information Technology Research, University of Washington, Seattle, 2001
  • NHI site visit and review of the Regional Laser & Biomedical Technology Laboratories, University of Pennsylvania, PA, 2002
  • DOE Workshop on Understanding the Role of Water on Electron-Initiated Processes and Radical
  • Chemistry, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Pasco, Washington State, September 2002.
  • Review Panel of the CFI Leading Edge New Initiatives Fund, Canada Foundation for Innovation Committee, Toronto, Canada, (2009- present).
  • Steering Committee for DOE workshop on x-ray science, San Diego, CA, April 2004.
  • Visiting Committee Member of the Max Planck Research Group, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der Wissenschaften e.V., Deutschland (2010).
  • Advisory Committee Member, Center of Excitons, Cambridge, MA (2010).
  • Advisory Committee Member, Max Born Institute Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), Berlin, Germany (2011).
  • Visiting Committee Member of the Max Planck Research Group for structural Dynamics, University of Hamburg, Germany (2011).
  • Review Panel Member of The National Centres of Competence in Research, Swiss National Science Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland, (2011).
  • External Advisory Board, Center for Excitonics, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts (2011).
  • Organizer for the 7th Black Forest Focus meeting on Multidimensional Optical Spectroscopy and Imaging: Temporal and spatial resolution at the cutting edge, March 15-17, 2012, shores of Lake Titisee (near Freiburg, Germany).

    Professional Activities:

  • Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (BESAC Panel), Department of Energy, Rockville, MD, (2008).
  • Scientific Advisory Board Member of the Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Ultrafast Spectroscopy, Berlin, Germany (2007-present)
  • Director, Chemical Bonding Center on "Chemistry at the Space Time Limit", University of California, Irvine and University of California, Santa Barbara (2005-2008).
  • Leader, Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Team (NIRT) on "Novel Nanoengineered Chromophore Aggregates with Controlled Electronic and Optical Properties" in collaboration with UC, Santa Barbara and University of Chicago (2003-2006).
  • Co-Founder, (with R. A. Marcus) Gordon Chemical Physics Summer School
  • First School:"Analytical Approaches to Rate Processes and Time-Resolved Spectroscopy in Condensed Phases." Bristol, Rhode Island, (2000).
  • Second School:"Many Body Techniques in Chemical Physics" (2002)
  • Chair Faculty Recruiting, Department of Chemistry (1998-1999)
  • Materials Science Strategic Planning, University of Rochester (1996)
  • Founding Member, Rochester Theory Center for Optical Science sponsored by the National Science Foundation, University of Rochester (1995-1999)
  • Executive Committee, University Council on Graduate Studies, University of Rochester (1994-Present)
  • Member of the College of Arts & Sciences Faculty Council, University of Rochester (1992-1999)
  • Chairman, Thrust Group on Charge Transfer in Restricted Geometries, Member of Steering Committee NSF Center for Photoinduced Charge Transfer, University of Rochester, (1991-1995)
  • Founding Member, NSF Center for Photoinduced Charge Transfer, University of Rochester (1989-1999)
  • Member of Faculty Council, College Arts and Sciences University of Rochester (1985-86), (1992-93)
  • Chairman, University Committee for Supercomputing, University of Rochester (1986-87)
  • Member of Academic Computing Steering Committee, University of Rochester (1986-87)

    Memberships:
    American Chemical Society; American Physical Society; Optical Society of America; American Association for the Advancement of Science; American Academy of Arts & Sciences; National Academy of Sciences

    Research Interests:

  • Design of novel ultrafast multidimensional coherent optical spectroscopies for probing and controlling electronic and vibrational dynamics in large molecules in the condensed phase
  • Many-body theory of optical and photonic materials
  • Develop a time dependent many-body density matrix framework for computing electronic excitations and nonlinear optical spectroscopy of conjugated polymers, molecular nanostructures, chromophore aggregates and semiconductor nanoparticles
  • Folding and dynamical fluctuations in proteins
  • Long range electron transfer, energy funneling, and collective nonlinear optical response of biological light harvesting complexes and Dendrimers
  • Femtosecond x ray spectroscopy of molecules
  • Single molecule spectroscopy
  • Nonlinear dynamics and chaos in quantum and classical optical response




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