Shaul Mukamel, a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Irvine, had received his Ph.D. in 1976 from Tel Aviv University and held faculty positions at Rice University, the Weizmann Institute, and the University of Rochester. His research interests focus on the design of novel ultrafast multidimensional-coherent-optical spectroscopies for probing and controlling electronic and vibrational molecular dynamics in the condensed phase. He is the author of over 900 publications and the textbook “Principles of Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy (1995). He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and Optical Society of America and an elected member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. His recent awards include the Ahmed Zewail ACS Award in Ultrafast Science and Technology (2015), the Coblentz Society ABB Sponsored Bomem-Michelson Award (2016) and the OSA William F. Meggers Award (2017).

Research Interests

Professor Mukamel's laboratory is interested in the design of novel ultrafast multidimensional coherent optical spectroscopies for probing and controlling electronic and vibrational dynamics in molecules. They have examined many-body theory of excitons in molecules and semiconductors. The understanding of long-range electron and energy transfer in photosynthetic light harvesting complexes is studied along with attosecond nonlinear x-ray spectroscopy of molecules and photon counting statistics in single molecule spectroscopy and nonlinear fluctuation/dissipation relations and fluctuation theorems in open quantum systems.

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Section 14: Chemistry

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Section 13: Physics