Joseph Subotnik
Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Endowed Term Professor of Chemistry


Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


Research in the Subotnik group focuses on the intersection of static quantum chemistry methods (especially for excited states) with nonadiabatic dynamics methods (specifically surface hopping). The focus is quantifying electron transfer, energy transfer, and electronic relaxation. Applications are to almost all photo-induced processes!


B.A. Harvard University, 2000

Physics and Math (summa cum laude)

Ph.D.  UC Berkeley, 2006  Biophysics


NSF International Research Fellow (2007 -2009), Tel-Aviv

Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University (2009-2010)

Office Location

268 Cret wing



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