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Mark Jack

Mark Jack

Associate Professor, Physics, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Phone: (850) 599-8457

419 Fred-Humphries Science Research Center (formerly: 108 Jones Hall)
Tallahassee, FL 32307



Ph.D. Physics - Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Germany, 2000

Research Interests:

Theoretical and Computational studies in:

  • Electrons on a curved manifold: Electronic and optical properties of nanoscale toroidal quantum ring structures.
  • Metamaterials, nanoplasmonics and quantum control theory: Manipulation of optical excitations and transitions in carbon nanotube rings.
  • Theory of exciton generation, charge separation and charge transport in organic photovoltaic cells and related biological systems and materials.


  • Tightbinding non-equilibrium Green’s function approach with GW approximation for calculation of exciton dynamics in carbon nanotube and graphene based nanostructures.
  • Hubbard model description of exciton and bi-exciton dynamics on carbon nanostructures under optical excitation.
  • Access to high-performance computing.

Publications List:

Recent Publications:

  1. M. Jack and M. Encinosa, Quantum electron transport in toroidal carbon nanotubes with metallic leads. J. Mol. Simul. 34 (1) (2008) 9-16. E-print archive: quant-ph/0709.0760.
  2. M. Encinosa and M. Jack, Elliptical tori in a constant magnetic field. Phys. Scr. 73 (2006) 439: 442. E-print archive: quant-ph/0509172.

Proceedings Contribution:

  • M. Encinosa and M. Jack, Dipole and solenoidal magnetic moments of electronic surface currents on toroidal nanostructures. J. Comp.-Aided Mat. Design, Vol. 14 (1), 65-71 (2007).

Electronic Preprint:

  • M. Encinosa and M. Jack, Excitation of surface dipole and solenoidal modes on toroidal structures. E-print archive: physics/0604214.