Shaul Mukamel Wins Bomem-Michelson Award

March 18, 2016

Shaul Mukamel, a distinguished professor of chemistry at the University of California (Irvine, California) was presented with the Bomem-Michelson Award at Pittcon 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia on March 8.

Shaul Mukamel, a distinguished professor of chemistry at the University of California (Irvine, California) was presented with the Bomem-Michelson Award at Pittcon 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia on March 8.

Mukamel has made pioneering contributions to the development of coherent multidimensional electronic and vibrational molecular spectroscopy spanning the infrared to the X-ray spectral regimes.

Mukamel's group develops and applies many-body Green-function techniques for calculating dynamical processes, and explores the ways they can be probed using linear and nonlinear optical techniques. Recent applications include studies of nonlinear response of conjugated polymers, biological light harvesting complexes, proteins, and optical nonlinearities in semiconductors, cooperative spontaneous emission (superradiance) in molecular aggregates, long-range biological electron transfer, collective nonlinear response and fluorescence of molecular nanostructures, and effects of chaos in quantum and classical optical response. He has authored the book Principles of Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy. His interests focus on theoretical studies of ultrafast dynamics and relaxation processes of large molecules, biological complexes, and semiconductors.