Jorge Seminario Ph.D.

Position Department / Business Unit
Institution Disciplines
University of South Carolina Chemistry Engineering Physics
City State / Provence
Columbia South Carolina
Country Website
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(803) 777-8045
Dr. Seminario is devoted to the development of Molecular Electronic Systems using Single Molecules (Moletronics) and the development of Molecular Electronics Design Automation (MEDA) tools. He is also involved in Nanobiotronic, Spintronics and Sensing projects in collaboration with several institutions. His research is supported by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Office of Naval Research (ONR), Naval Research Laboratory, Department of Energy, Army Research Office and the USC NanoCenter.

Dr. Seminario’s work was recognized as an ARO success story by ARO in 2001.


• Ph.D., Southern Illinois University (Carbondale, IL), 1988;M.S., Southern Illinois University (Carbondale, IL), 1984; Engineer, Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria (Lima, Peru), 1980; BSEE, Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria (Lima, Peru), 1975.

Career Highlights

• 2001-Present
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.
Research in nanoelectronics. Instructor of Digital Signal Processing and Nano-Electronics.
• 1997-2001
Research Professor, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.
Director of Physical Chemistry Labs. Instructor of Physical Chemistry.
• 1987-1996
Assistant Professor for research, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA.
Postdoctoral research associate for the first 4 years.
• 1984-1987
Teaching Assistant, Physics, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.
• 1978-1981
Computer center head, Nuclear Energy Institute, Lima, Peru.
Nuclear electronics. Training nuclear reactor, computational research.
• 1979-1981
Instructor, Center for Nuclear Studies, Lima, Peru.
Digital programming, electronics, and nuclear reactor control.
• 1977-1979
Instructor of Electronics, Metropolitano Institute, Lima, Peru
• 1976-1977
Teaching Assistant of Digital Programming, Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria, Lima, Peru.
• 1975-1976
Electronics Assistant, Peruvian Broadcasting Network, Lima, Peru
• 1973-1974
Programmer of numerical methods, Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria, Lima, Peru

Professional Societies
• Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
• American Physical Society, Sigma Pi Sigma, Atomic Molecular, Optical Physics Division and Chemical Physics Division
• American Chemical Society: Physical Chemistry Division, Subdivision of Theoretical Chemistry and Computers in Chemistry Division
• International Society of Quantum Biology and Pharmacology


Molecular Dynamics: From Classical to Quantum methods, edited by P. B. Balbuena and J. M. Seminario
(Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1999)
Advances in Quantum Chemistry: Density Functional Theory, Guess editor J. M. Seminario
(Academic Press, New York, 1998)
Recent Developments and Applications of Density Functional Theory, edited by Jorge M. Seminario
(Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1996)
Density Functional Theory: A Tool for Chemistry, edited by J. M. Seminario and P. Politzer
(Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1995)

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