Dr. Seogjoo Jang is a professor of chemistry at Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY), and is a doctoral faculty at the Graduate Center of CUNY for both Chemistry and Physics PhD programs. His research expertise is in theories and computational methods of quantum dynamics in complex molecular systems with particular focus on solar light harvesting systems, which are being supported by both NSF and the Department of Energy.
Dr. Jang received BS (89) and MS (93) degrees in Chemistry from Seoul National University, and PhD degree in Chemistry (1999) from the University of Pennsylvania. He worked as a postdoctoral associate at MIT during 1999-2002, and as a Goldhaber Distinguished Fellow at Brookhaven National Laboratory in 2003-2005. Since starting as an assistant professor at Queens College, CUNY in 2005, Dr. Jang was granted an early promotion to associate professor in 2009, tenured in 2010, and promoted to a full professor in 2012. He is a recipient of NSF CAREER Award (2008) and Camille Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Award (2010).
Dr. Jang has been serving KSEA since 2007, starting as vice president (2007-2009), senior vice president (2009-2010), and president (2010-2011) of the New York Metro Chapter, during which he led strengthening and enriching Korean-American math and science Olympiad events. He served as the councilor of technical group B during 2011-2014, and a project director of the 42nd KSEA administration, during which he organized Professional Development Workshop in March 2014 to motivate and inspire more successful career development of younger generation of KSEA members. As a project director of the 45th administration, he led the first mentorship and leadership training workshop in May 2017, helping develop slides and contents as training materials for KSEA members in their early career stages. He is a recipient of the 2017 KSEA Outstanding Community Service Award.