Shaul Mukamel

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Chancellor Professor, Chemistry
School of Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Tel Aviv University, 1976

M.S., Tel Aviv University, 1971

B.S., Tel Aviv University, 1969

Phone: (949) 824-7600

University of California, Irvine
433A Rowland Hall
Mail Code: 2025
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Theoretical Chemical Physics
Academic Distinctions
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 Guggenheim Fellow

1997 Alexander von Humboldt Research Award for Senior US Scientists

2003 Lippincott Award, The Optical Society of America
2005 JILA Distinguished Fellow
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

University of California, Berkeley

Joined UCI faculty in 2003
Research Abstract
Professor Mukamel's interests focus on the modeling of ultrafast dynamics and relaxation processes of large molecules, biological complexes and semiconductors and how they can be probed by novel optical spectroscopic techniques. His group works on developing coherent optical and infrared pulse sequences which accomplish goals analogous to multidimensional NMR and have the capacity to probe protein structures and dynamics with high temporal, spectral, and spatial resolution. A time dependent many-body density matrix framework has been developed for computing electronic excitations and nonlinear optical response of conjugated polymers, molecular nanostructures, chromophore aggregates and semiconductor nanoparticles. Biophysical applications include the folding and dynamical fluctuations in proteins, long range electron transfer, energy funneling, and collective nonlinear optical response of light harvesting complexes and dendrimers. Other studies include single molecule spectroscopy, femtosecond x-ray spectroscopy, collective nonlinear response and superradiance in molecular nanostructures, and semiclassical simulations of optical response.
W. Zhuang, T. Hayashi and S. Mukamel,“Coherent Multidimensional Vibrational Spectroscopy of Biomolecules; Concepts, Simulations and Challenges”. Agnew Chem. Int.Ed. 48, 3750-3781 (2009).
D. Abramavicius, B. Palmieri, D. Voronine, F. Sanda and S. Mukamel, “Coherent Multidimensional Optical Spectroscopy Excitons in Molecular Aggregates; Quasiparticle vs. Supermolecule Perspectives”, Chem. Rev. 109, 2350-2408 (2009).
S. Mukamel, D. Abramavicius, L. Yang, W.Zhuang, I.V. Schweigert and D. Voronine. “Coherent Multidimensional Optical Probes for Electron Correlations and Exciton Dynamics; from NMR to X-rays”, Acct.Chem.Res. 42, 553-562 (2009).
A. E. Cohen and S. Mukamel,"Resonant Enhancement and Dissipation in Nonequilibrium van der Waals forces", Phys. Rev. Lett, 91, 23, 233202 (2003).
S. Mukamel, V. Khidekel, and V. Chernyak, ``Classical Chaos and Fluctuation-Dissipation Relations for Nonlinear Response,'' Phys. Rev. E (Rapid Commun.) 53, 1-4 (1996).
U. Harbola and S. Mukamel,“Superoperator Nonequilibrium Green’s Function Theory of Many-body Systems; Application to Charge Transfer and Transport in Open Junctions”, Physics Reports, 465, 191-222, (2008).
D. Abramavicius, D. Voronine, and S. Mukamel, “Double-Quantum Resonances and Exciton-Scattering in Coherent 2D Spectroscopy of Photosynthetic Complexes”, PNAS, 25, 8525-8530, (2008).
I.V. Schweigert and S. Mukamel, “Double-quantum Coherence Attosecond X-ray Spectroscopy of Spatially-separated, spectrally-overlaping core-election transitions,” Phys. Rev. A. 78, 052509(2008).
I.V. Schweigert and S. Mukamel,“Probing Valence Electronic Wavepacket Dynamics by all X-ray Stimulated Raman Spectroscopy; A Simulation Study ”, Phys. Rev. A.76, 0125041 (2007).
I. V.Schweigert and S. Mukamel, “Coherent Ultrafast Core-hole Correlation Spectroscopy: X-ray Analogues of Multidimensional NMR” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 163001 (2007).
S. Mukamel, ``Multiple Core-Hole Coherence in X-Ray Four-Wave-Mixing-Spectroscopies,'' Phys. Rev. B 72, 235110 (2005).
L.Yang and S. Mukamel,“Two-dimensional Correlation Spectroscopy of Two-exciton Resonances in Semiconductor Quantum Wells”, Phys. Rev.Lett., 100, 057402 (2008).
V. M. Axt and S. Mukamel,``Nonlinear Optics of Semiconductor and Molecular Nanostructures; A Common Perspective,'' Rev. Mod. Phys. 70, 145-174 (1998).
S. Mukamel, A. Takahashi, H.X. Wang and G. Chen, "Electronic coherence and nonlinear susceptibilities of conjugated polyenes", Science 266, 250-254 (1994).
D. Abramacicius, D. Voronine and S. Mukamel, "Unraveling coherent dynamic and energy dissipation in photosynthetic complexes by 2D spectroscopy",Biophys. J. 94, 3613-3619, 2008.
D. Abramavicius, W. Zhuang and S. Mukamel, "Probing molecular chirality via excitonic nonlinear response", J. Phys. B., At. Mol.Opt.Phys. 39:5051-5066(2006).
W.M. Zhang, T. Meier, V. Chernyak and S. Mukamel, "Exciton-migration and three-pulse femtosecond optical spectroscopy of photosynthetic antenna complexes", J. Chem. Phys. 108, 7763-7774 (1998).
V. Chernyak, W.M.Zhang and S. Mukamel, "Multidimensional femtosecond spectroscopies of molecular aggregates and semiconductor nanostructures; The nonlinear exciton equations", J. Chem. Phys. 109, 9587-9601 (1998).
Y. Tanimura and S. Mukamel, "Two-dimensional femtosecond vibrational spectroscopy of liquids", J. Chem. Phys. 99, 9496-9511 (1993).
Moran, A. M.; Park, S.-M.; Mukamel, S., "Infrared Photon Echo Signatures of Hydrogen Bond Connectivity in the Cyclic Decapeptide Antamanide," J. Chem. Phys. 2003, 118, 9971-9980.
Tanaka, S.; Mukamel, S., "Probing Exciton Dynamics Using Raman Resonances in Femtosecond X-Ray Four Wave Mixing," Phys. Rev. A. 2003, 67, 033818.
Tretiak, S.; Mukamel, S., "Density Matrix Analysis and Simulation of Electronic Excitations in Conjugated and Aggregated Molecules," Chem. Rev. 2002, 102, 3171-3212.
Raychaudhuri, Y.; Shapir, Y.; Mukamel, S., "Disorder and Funneling Effects on Exciton Migration in Tree-Like Dendrimers," Phys. Rev. E. 2002, 65, 021803.
Barsegov, V; Mukamel, S., "Probing Single Molecule Kinetics by Photon Arrival Trajectories," J. Chem. Phys. 2002, 116, 9802-9811.
Tanaka, S; Mukamel, S., "X-Ray Four-Wave Mixing in Molecules," J. Chem. Phys. 2002, 116, 1877-1891.
Tortschanoff, A.; Mukamel,S., "Pump-probe Simulation Study of the Two-Exciton Manifold of Dendrimers," J. Phys. Chem B. 2002, 106, 7521-7529.
Barsegov, V; Mukamel, S., "Probing Single Molecule Kinetics by Photon Arrival Trajectories," J. Chem. Phys. 2002, 116, 9802-9811.
Scheurer, C.; Piryatinski, A.; Mukamel, S., "Signatures of ß-Peptides Unfolding in Two-Dimensional Vibrational Echo Spectroscopy: A Simulation Study," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2001, 123, 3114-3124.
Chernyak, V; Mukamel, S., "Density-Matrix Representation of Nonadiabatic Couplings in Time-Dependent Density Functional (TDDFT) Theories," J. Chem. Phys. 2000, 112, 3572-3579.
Kirkwood, J.C.; Scheurer, C.; Chernyak, V.; Mukamel, S., "Simulations of Energy Funneling and Time- and Frequency-Gated Fluorescence in Dendrimers," J. Chem. Phys. 2000, 114, 2419-2429.
Mukamel, S., "Multidimensional Femtosecond Correlation Spectroscopies of Electronic and Vibrational Excitations," Ann. Rev. Phys. Chem. 2000, 51, 691-729.
Mukamel, S.; Piryatinski, A.; Chernyak, V., "Two-Dimensional Raman Echoes; Femtosecond View of Molecular Structure and Vibrational Coherence," Acct. Chem. Res. 1999, 32, 145-154.
Mukamel, S.; Tretiak, S.; Wagersreiter, T.; Chernyak, V., "Electronic Coherence and Collective Optical Excitations of Conjugated Molecules," Science 1997, 277, 781-787.
Mukamel, S., Principles of Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy, Oxford University Press, New York, 1995.
S. Mukamel, R. Oszwaldowski, L. Yang. "A coherent nonlinear optical signal induced by electron correlations", J. Chem. Phys., 127 , 221105 (2007).
C. Scheurer and S. Mukamel, "Magnetic resonance analogies in multidimensional vibrational spectroscopy", Bull. Chem. Soc. of Japan, 75, 989-999 (2002).
Chernyak, V.; Choi, S.; Mukamel, S, "Generalized coherent state representation of Bose-Einstein condensates", Phys. Rev. A. 2003, 67, 053604.
S. Mukamel, "Superoperator Representation of Nonlinear Response; Unifying Quantum Field and Mode Coupling Theories", Phys.Rev. E, 68, 021111-1-021111-14, (2003).
O. Berman, and S. Mukamel, "Quasiparticle Density Matrix Representation of Nonlinear TDDFT Response", Phy. Rev. A., 67, 042503 (2003).
S. Mukamel,"Quantum Extension of the Jarzynski Relation: Analogy with Stochastic Dephasing", Phys. Rev. Lett. 90,170604 (2003).
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