Albert Kang

Albert Kang

Graduate Student
Educational Background



Albert received his B.A./M.S. in the Integrated Science Program also majoring in Chemsity and Mathematics at Northwestern University in 2009. He joined the Holten lab group to pursue his Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2012.

Research Interests



Albert is interesed in examining the relationship between electronic structure and photophysical properties in tetrapyrrole chromophore arrays for various applications in solar-energy conversion and photomedicine.




Tuning the Electronic Structure and Properties of Perylene–Porphyrin–Perylene Panchromatic Absorbers, J. Amanpour, G. Hu, E. J. Alexy, A. K. Mandal, H. S. Kang, J. M. Yuen, J. R. Diers, D. F. Bocian, J. S. Lindsey, and D. Holten, J. Phys. Chem. A., 2016, 120, 7434-7450.

Effects of Strong Electronic Coupling in Chlorin and Bacteriochlorin Dyads, H. S. Kang, N. N. Esemoto, J. R. Diers, D. M. Niedzwiedzki, J. A. Greco, J. Akhigbe, Z. Yu, C. Pancholi, G. V. Bhagavathy, J. K. Nguyen, C. Kirmaier, R. R. Birge, M. Ptaszek, D. Holten and D. F. Bocian, J. Phys. Chem. A. 2016, 120, 379-395.

Strongly conjugated hydroporphyrin dyads: Extensive modification of hydroporphyrins' properties by expanding the conjugated system. Z. Yu, C. Pancholi, V. Bhagavathy, H.S. Kang, J.K. Nguyen, M. Ptaszek, J. Org. Chem. 2014, 79, 7910-7925.