About me


I am currently the Robert J. Silbey Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center of Excitonics at the Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyI hold a BsC in Chemistry and Bsc in Mathematics also from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2007, where I also did undergraduate research under the late Robert J. Silbey. In May 2012, I graduated with a PhD Chemical Physics under the supervision of Alán Aspuru-Guzik in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University. 

My research is broadly categorized under Theoretical Chemical Physics. More specifically, I am interested in chemical dynamics, excited state dynamics, nonlinear spectroscopy, open quantum systems, optoelectronic materials design, photovoltaics, plasmonics, polaritonics, quantum control, quantum information processing, time-dependent density functional theory, geometric phases, and topological phases of matter. My publications can give you a better idea of what all of this means.

NOTE: As of July 2015, I will be joining University of California San Diego as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. I am looking to recruit theoretically inclined graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are looking to work on some exciting projects at the interface between Physics, Chemistry, and Materials Science. To get a flavor of my research, you can look at Publications. If you find any of these appealing, you can send me an email. Attaching a CV would be helpful. 

For prospective graduate students: The deadlines to apply to the different graduate programs is mid December 2014 to start September 2015 (more information can be found in the respective websites for Chemistry and Biochemistry and Physics).

I can currently be reached by email at joelyuen@mit.edu and at room 13-3150 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Joel Yuen,
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