Joonsuk Huh

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Harvard University

Office: Cv-B21

E-mail: joonsukhuh [at]

PhD, Physics, University of Frankfurt, 2011
M.Sc., Computational Science and Engineering, Technical University of Munich, 2006
B.Sc., Chemistry, POSTECH, 2004

Research interests
    Topics related to the (molecular) quantum dynamics, its applications and the related mathematical techniques such as open quantum dynamics, rovibronic spectroscopy, anharmonic problem, nonadiabatic molecular dynamics, coherent states, semi-classical dynamics, photosynthesis, exciton dynamics, matrix functions, cumulant expansion, multi-variate orthogonal polynomials. Quantum stochastic process, quantum optics, quantum information and computation, quantum control and nonlinear Schrödinger equation.

  1. Nicolas Per Dane Sawaya*, Joonsuk Huh*, Semion K. Saikin, Takatoshi Fujita, and Alán Aspuru-Guzik*. Fast delocalization leads to robust long-range excitonic transfer in a large quantum chlorosome model. Nano Letters (2015). Just Accepted. *Co-corresponding authors
  2. S. Mostame, J. Huh, C. Kreisbeck, A. J. Kerman, T. Fujita, A. Eisfeld and A. Aspuru-Guzik. Towards Outperforming Classical Algorithms with Analog Quantum Simulators. Preprint: arXiv:1502.00962.
  3. J. Huh*, G. G. Guerreschi, B. Peropadre, J. R. McClean, and A. Aspuru-Guzik*. Boson Sampling for Molecular Vibronic Spectra. Preprint: arXiv:1412.8427. *Co-corresponding authors
  4. J. Huh*, S. Mostame, T. Fujita, M.-H. Yung, and A. Aspuru-Guzik*. Linear-algebraic bath transformation for simulating complex open quantum systems. The New Journal of Physics 16, no. 12 (2014): 123008. *Co-corresponding authors
  5. S. Saikin, Y. Khin, J. Huh, M. Hannout, Y. Wang, F. Zare, A. Aspuru-Guzik, and J. Tang. Chromatic acclimation and population dynamics of green sulfur bacteria grown with spectrally tailored light. Sci. Rep. 4 (2014): 5057.
  6. T. Fujita, J. Huh, and A. Aspuru-Guzik. A stochastic reorganizational bath model for electronic energy transfer. J. Chem. Phys. 140, no. 24 (2014): 244103.
  7. J. Huh*, S. K. Saikin, J. C. Brookes, S. Valleau, T. Fujita, and A. Aspuru-Guzik*. Atomistic Study of Energy Funneling in the Light-Harvesting Complex of Green Sulfur Bacteria. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136, no. 5 (2014): pp 2048–2057. *Co-corresponding authors
  8. T. Fujita, J. Huh, S. K. Saikin, J. C. Brookes, and A. Aspuru-Guzik. Theoretical characterization of excitation energy transfer in chlorosome light-harvesting antennae from green sulfur bacteria. Photosynth. Res. 120, no. 3 (2014): 273-289.
  9. J. K.-H. Tang, S. K. Saikin, S. V. Pingali, M. M. Enriquez, J. Huh, H. A. Frank, V. S. Urban, and A. Aspuru-Guzik. Temperature and carbon assimilation regulate the chlorosome biogenesis in green sulfur bacteria. Biophys. J. 105, no. 6 (2013): 1346-1356.
  10. J. Huh* and R. Berger*, Coherent state-based generating function approach for Franck-Condon transitions and beyond, J. Phys. Conf. Ser., 380 (2012): 012019. *Co-corresponding authors
  11. J. Huh and R. Berger, Cumulant expansion for fast estimate of non-Condon effects in vibronic transition profiles, arXiv:1111.3052 (2011).
  12. J. Huh and R. Berger, Application of time-independent cumulant expansion to calculation of Franck- Condon profiles for large molecular systems, Faraday Discuss., 150 (2011): 363-373.
  13. J. Huh and R. Berger, Trendbericht Theoretische Chemie 2009 – Vibronische Strukturmethoden, Nachr. Chem., 58 (2010): 331-333.
  14. J. Huh, M. Neff, G. Rauhut and R. Berger, Franck-Condon profiles in photodetachment-photoelectron spectra of HS2- and DS2- based on vibrational configuration interaction wavefunctions, Mol. Phys., 108 (2010): 409-423.
  15. S. Coriani, T. Kjærgaard, P. Jørgensen, K. Ruud, J. Huh and R. Berger, An Atomic-Orbital- Based Lagrangian Approach for Calculating Geo
  16. J. Huh, Unified description of vibronic transitions with coherent states, PhD thesis 2011.