Department of Chemistry
1102 Natural Sciences II
Office: Rowland Hall, Suite RH434
University of California
Irvine, California 92697-2025
Born: December 11, 1948
Marital Status: Married with two children
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
|1969-70||Research and teaching assistant, Tel-Aviv University|
|1971-73||Officer in the Israeli Army|
|1974-76||Research and teaching assistant, Tel-Aviv University and lecturer at Soreq Nuclear Research Center,Yavne, Israel|
|1976-77||Research Associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge|
|1977-78||Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of California-Berkeley|
|1978-79||Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Rice University, Houston, Texas|
|1981-82||Senior Scientist, Department of Chemical Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel|
|1982-85||Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York|
|1985-2000||Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York|
|2000-2003||C. E. Kenneth Mees Professor of Chemistry,University of Rochester, Rochester, New York|
|2003-2003||Professor of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York|
|2002-||Sackler Professor by Special Appointment, Tel Aviv University|
|2003-13||Chancellor Professor of Chemistry, University of California at Irvine|
|2013-present||Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, University of California at Irvine|
|1984||University of Paris, Orsay, France|
|1985||University of Tokyo, Japan|
|1996||Miller Fellow at the Departments of Chemistry and Physics, University of California, Berkeley, CA|
|1997||The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Lectureship, Tel Aviv University|
|1996-2000||Technical University Munchen, Garching, Germany|
|2009||Centenary Visiting Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Bangalore, India|
|2014||Sapienza, Universita di Roma|
|2017||Sir. C.V. Raman Visiting Professor, Indian Institute of Science|
Honorary and Special Lectureships:
||Université Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris, France
||Samuel M. McElyain Lectureship, University of Wisconsin-Madison
||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
||Jyaskyla University Summer School, Jyaskyla, Finland, lectures on "Laser Applications in Spectroscopy"
||University of Lausanne, Switzerland; Cours du troisieme cycle de physique, lecture series on "Nonlinear Spectroscopy"
||Shonan Lectures, Winter School, Kanagawa, Japan, lectures series on "Ultrafast Nonlinear Spectroscopy"
||Summer School on "Time-Dependent Density-Functional Theory: Prospects and Applications",Barcelona-Benasque, Spain
||University of Vienna, Austria; lecture series on "Principles of Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy"and "Coherent Optical Spectroscopy of Proteins: Femtosecond Analogues of Multidimensional NMR"
||"Ultrafast Molecular Spectroscopy", Asian Winter School in Okazaki, "Explanation of Nature by Numerical Stimulation"Okazaki,Japan
|| "Principles of Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy"lecture series,Erwin Schrodinger International Institute for Mathematical Physics, University of Vienna, Austria
||"Fluctuation Theorems for Electron Counting-Statistics in Quantum Junctions" Workshop on,"Deterministic Dynamics Meets Stochastic Dynamics", University of Vienna, Austria
||"Introduction to Non-linear Optical Spectroscopy" Jyvaskyla Summer School, Jyvaskyla, Finland
||"Coherent Multidimensional Spectroscopy of Excitons using Classical Fields and Entangled Photons", TAMU/Princeton Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering Summer School, Jackson Hole, WY
||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"
||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:
|1971||Ben-Atar Rector Prize, Tel-Aviv University|
|1976||Fulbright Hayes Fellow|
|1976||Dr. Chaim Weizmann Fellow|
|1980||Alfred P. Sloan Fellow|
|1984||Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar|
|1987||Fellow of the American Physical Society|
|1989||Fellow of the Optical Society of America|
|1997||Alexander von Humboldt Research Award for Senior US Scientists|
|1998||Chair of Gordon Conference on Electronic Processes in Organic Materials, Newport, RI|
|2000||General Co-Chair, Ultrafast Phenomena XII, Charleston, South Carolina|
|2003||Lippincott Award, The Optical Society of America|
|2005||JILA Distinguished Fellow|
|2009||Centenary Visiting Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India|
|2010||Award of The Time resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy (TRVS) Conference|
|2011||Earle K Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy, American Physical Society|
|2011||Senior Fellowship, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), School of Soft Matter Research, Albert-Ludwigs, Universit?t, Freiburg, Germany|
|2012||Hamburg Prize for Theoretical Physics|
|2013||Lamb Award for Laser Science and Quantum Optics, Physics of Quantum Electronics (PQE) Conference, Snowbird, Utah|
|2013||Elected Member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences|
|2014||Mulliken Prize Medal, University of Chicago|
|2015||Ahmed Zewail ACS Award in Ultrafast Science and Technology|
|2015||Elected Member of the National Academy of Sciences|
|2016||ABB Bomem-Michelson Award |
|2017||The Optical Society (OSA) William F. Meggers Award |
|2017||Honorary Ph.D., University of Chicago |
|2017||Distinguished Scientist Award of the Chinese Academy of Science |
Books and Editorships:
|1987||Editor of a Book (with R. Lefebvre), Stochasticity and Intramolecular Redistribution of Energy, NATO Conference Proceeding Series, Reidel|
|1992||Guest Editor, Special Issue of Journal of Physical Chemistry, "Charge Transfer in Restricted Geometries" |
|2000||Joint Editor (with T. Elsaesser, M. M. Murnane and N. F. Scherer) of Ultrafast Phenomena XII, Springer Verlag, Berlin (2000).|
|1992||Guest Editor, Special Issue of Journal of Physical Chemistry, "Charge Transfer in Restricted Geometries"
|1996||Joint Editor (with Daniel Chemla) of the Special Issue of Chemical Physics on Confined Excitons in Molecular and Semiconductor Nanostructures|
|2001||Joint Editor (with Robin Hochstasser) of the Special Issue of Chemical Physics on Multidimensional Spectroscopies|
|2003||Joint Editor (with Robin Hochstasser and James Norris) of the Special Issue of the Journal of Physical Chemistry in honor of Gerald Small|
|2004||Joint Editor (with Majed Chergui) of the Special Issue of Chemical Physics on Ultrafast Science with X-rays and Electrons|
|2009||Co-Editor (with Peter Hamm and Yoshitaka Tanimura) of the Special Issue of Accounts Chemical Research on Multidimensional Spectroscopy.|
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-present).
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).
Selection committee of the Hamburg Prize for Theoretical Physics (2018-present)
Advisory Board Fermi Free Electron Laser, Trieste, Italy (2016 -present)
International Advisory Committee for the Femto 13 Conference 2017
Scientific Advisory Board of the Max Planck Institute for Structural Dynamics of Matter (2015 - 2020)
International Steering Committee (ISC) of International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy (ICORS) (2014-present)
Advisory Board Swiss National Science Foundation National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) in Molecular Ultrafast Science and Technology (MUST) (2011 -present)
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
Member of Academic Computing Steering Committee, University of
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
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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