Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Chemistry
Joseph Subotnik, Professor of Chemistry, is a theoretical chemist who focuses on electronic processes in the condensed phase. He has made key contributions in electronic structure theory, chemical dynamics, and statistical mechanics. Going beyond standard techniques from perturbation theory, he has developed novel nonadiabatic approaches to achieve a comprehensive theoretical and computational understanding of electronic relaxation (from excited to ground states), electron transfer, energy transfer, and multilinear spectroscopy. He has received many prizes and awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, a National Science Foundation Career Advancement Award, the Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineering (PECASE), a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering, the Research Corporation Cottrell Scholar Award, and a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award.