Dr. Jang's research interest is to characterize and design nanoscale systems based on the molecular architecture-property relationship using computations and theories, which are especially relevant to designing new biomaterials for drug delivery and tissue engineering. Currently, he is focusing on 1) NanoBio-mechanics for DNA, lipid bilayer, and hydrogel systems; 2) Molecular interaction of Alzheimer proteins with various small molecules. Dr. Jang is also interested in various topics such as nanoelectronics, nanostructured energy technologies for fuel cell, battery and photovoltaic devices.
Cardiac and skeletal muscle excitation-contraction coupling;regulation of ryanodine receptor calcium release channels by endogenous effectors; single channel electrophysiology; muscle aging, fatigue and disease.
Research integrates my work in complex fluids and granular media and the biomechanics of locomotion of organisms and robots to address problems in nonequilibrium systems that involve interaction of matter with complex media.
Development of metal specific fluorescent probes, mechanistic study of metalloprotein catalyzed reactions with unusual coordination geometries, development of protein-based, semisynthetic organometallic catalysts in aqueous solution