Two Theory postdoctoral positions in the Mukamel group, University of California, Irvine, USA




(A) Nonlinear Spectroscopy with Quantum Optical Fields

Novel optical signals which use entangled photons and quantum light, pulse shaping, and coherent control   algorithms will be designed and simulated for probing vibrational and exciton dynamics in molecular aggregates and semiconductor nanostructures.

(B) Ultrafast Nonlinear X-ray Spectroscopy of Molecules

Emerging X-ray free electron laser (XFEL) beam sources offer new types of probes of matter with unprecedented spatial and temporal resolutions. Cutting-edge theoretical and simulation tools for nonlinear multidimensional X-ray/optical spectroscopies will be developed.

Time-dependent many-body approaches will be developed to nonlinear x-ray core-electron spectra and conical intersections. Computational tools will be implemented for the design and analysis of measurements involving multiple ultrafast optical and x-ray pulses.


Recent Ph.D. is required .Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Send a curriculum vitae, publication list and arrange for three letters of recommendation to


Professor Shaul Mukamel (website)


Relevant Publications


1.     "Multidimensional Attosecond Resonant X-ray Spectroscopy of Molecules; Lessons from the Optical Regime", J. Biggs, D. Healion, Y. Zhang, and S. Mukamel. Ann Rev Phys Chem, 64, 101-127 (2013).

2.     "Suppression of Population transport and Control of Exciton Distributions by Entangled Photons ", F. Schlawin, K.E. Dorfman, B.P. Fingerhut, and S. Mukamel. Nature Communications, 4:1782: DOI: 10.1038/ncomms2802 (2013).

3.     "Catching Conical Intersections in the Act; Monitoring Transient Electronic Coherences by Attosecond Stimulated X-ray Raman Signals", Markus Kowalewski, Kochise Bennett, Konstantin Dorfman, and Shaul Mukamel. Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 193003 (2015).

4.      “X-Ray sum frequency generation; direct imaging of ultrafast electron dynamics”, Jérémy R. Rouxel, Markus Kowalewski, Kochise Bennett, Shaul Mukamel. Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 243902 (2018) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.243902

5.     "Entangled two-photon absorption spectroscopy", Frank Schlawin, Konstantin.E. Dorfman, and S. Mukamel. Acc. Chem. Res., 51, 2207-2214 (2018) DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.8b00173

6.     Quantum phase-sensitive diffraction and imaging using entangled photons”, Shahaf Asban, Konstantin E. Dorfman, and, Shaul Mukamel. PNAS (2019) 116, 11673-11678

7.     “Imaging electron-density flucutations by multidimensional X-ray photon-coincidence diffraction”, Lyuzhou Ye, Jérémy R. Rouxel, Daeheum Cho, and Shaul Mukamel. PNAS, 116, 395-400 (2019)

8.     Roadmap on Quantum Light Spectroscopy. Shaul Mukamel. 2020 J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys.53, 072002



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