JIANWEI (JOHN) CHE - Ph.D., California Institute of Technology



Ph.D. University of California at San Diego, 9/93-3/97.

B.S. University of Science and Technology of China, 9/88-6/93.


Graduate Research: Theoretical calculation of quantum dynamics, quantum control, ultrafast spectroscopy of two and three level systems. Stochastic model of condensed phase quantum dynamics. Adviser: Prof. Kent R. Wilson.
Thesis title: Quantum Control and Detection -- Theory to Reality, Gas Phase to Condensed Phase.

Undergraduate Research: Theory of supersonic free jet, calculating the temperature distribution of supersonic fluid field under nonadiabatic case. Experiment on LIF spectrum of radical. Adviser: Prof. Xinxiao Ma.


Outstanding Student Fellowship, University of Science & Technology of China, 1989-1993

Guo Mo-ro Scholarship, University of Science & Technology of China, 1992


  1. ``Numerical study of the generalized Langevin equation, master equation and the phase-space Redfield theory: High temperature regime,'' J. Che, and J. Cao, submitted to J. Chem. Phys., 1997.

  2. "Optimal Pump-Dump Control," Y.J. Yan, J. Che and J. Krause, Chem. Phys., 217, 297 (1997).

  3. "Quantum Control of Iodine in the Gas Phase and in the Condensed Phase Solid Kr Matrix," C. Bardeen, J. Che, K. Wilson, V. Yakovlev, V. Apkarian, C. Martens, R. Zadoyan, B. Kohler and M. Messina, J. Chem. Phys., 106, 8486 (1997).

  4. "Quantum Control of NaI photodissociation reaction product states by ultrafast tailored light pulses," C. Bardeen, J. Che, K.R. Wilson, V. Yakovlev, P. Cong, B. Kohler, J. Krause and M. Messina, J. Phys. Chem. A, 101, 3815 (1997).

  5. "Time-Frequency Resolved Spectra in the Detection of Quantum Control in the Strong Response Regime," W.M. Zhang, J. Che and Y.J. Yan, J. Phys. Chem., 1996 (submitted).

  6. "A Classical Time-Frequency Theory of Transient Absorption Spectroscopy," J. Che, W.M. Zhang and Y.J. Yan, J. Chem. Phys. 106, 6974, 1997.

  7. "Time-Frequency Theory of Pump-Probe Absorption Spectroscopy," Y.J. Yan, W.M. Zhang and J. Che, J. Chem. Phys., 106, 2212, 1997.

  8. "Semiclassical Dynamics and Quantum Control in Condensed Phases: Application to Molecular Iodine in a Solid Argon Matrix," J. Che, M. Messina, K. R. Wilson and Y.J. Yan, J.Phys. Chem. 100, 7873 (1996).

  9. "Detection and Control of Molecular Quantum Dynamics," J. Che, J. L. Krause, M. Messina, K. R. Wilson and Y. J. Yan, J. Phys. Chem. 99, 14949 (1995).

  10. "Quantum Control of Wave Packet Evolution with Tailored Femtosecond Pulses," B. Kohler, V.V. Yakovlev, J. Che, J.L. Krause, M. Messina, K.R. Wilson, N. Schwenter, R.M. Whitnell, Y. Yan, Physical Review Letters 74, 3360 (1995).

    Conference Proceedings

  11. "Seeing into matter with X-rays and controlling its evolution with light," C. P. J. Barty, J. Che, T. Guo, B. Kohler, C. LeBlanc, M. Messina, F. Raksi, C. Rose-Petruck, J. A. Squier, K. R. Wilson, V. V. Yakovlev, K. Yamakawa, Z. Jiang, A. Ikhlef, C. Y. Cote, and J. C. Kieffer, to appear in Proceedings of Femtochemistry: The Lausanne Conference (World Scientific, 1995).

  12. "Controlling quantum dynamics in condensed phases:Application to molecular Iodine in a cold Argon matrix," J. Che, M. Messina, K. R. Wilson, and Y. J. Yan, Femtochemistry, Ultrafast Chemical and Physical Processes in Molecular Systems, edited by Majed Chergui, page 360, (World Scientific, 1996).

  13. "Quantum control from the gas to condensed phase," V. A. Apkarian, C. J. Bardeen, J. Che, B. Kohler, C. C. Martens, M. Messina, K. R. Wilson, V. V. Yakovlev and R. Zadoyan, Ultrafast Phenomena X, edited by J. Fujimoto, W. Zinth, P. F. Barbara and W. H. Knox (Springer-Verlag, 1996).

e-mail: jiche@wag.caltech.edu