Pang, Johnny W.


Pang Johnny


Dr. Pang’s primary focus and responsibility is with the Freshman Core Chemistry Laboratory courses (CHEM 14BL, 14CL, 20L and 30AL).

Since the year of 2000, Dr. Pang has been focused on implementation of technology into teaching curriculum. He developed an online exams questions database with over 600 unique questions and has successfully implemented the online exams interface in many of his courses. He also developed numerous online writing assignments for the Calibrated Peer Review™ (CPR) program developed here at UCLA by Dr. A. Russell.

Dr. Pang also designed and developed numerous online tutorials and a unified course Web site for the Freshmen Core Chemistry Laboratory courses. His other ongoing academic interests include curriculum development/revision for lab courses; modernization of instrumentation for undergraduate laboratories for chemical analysis including the implementation of “portable” instrumentation into lab courses; design and development of an online laboratory reports delivery system; co-author in the new edition of the laboratory textbook. Dr. Pang is a chemistry faculty mentor in the science education program for students who are interested in teaching as a career. Dr. Pang is also the laboratory faculty mentor for new faculty who teaches any one of the core chemistry laboratory courses in the department.

Dr. Pang is an active member of American Chemical Society. Dr. Pang is a member of Phi Lambda Upsilon (Honorary Chemical Society) and Phi Kappa Phi (Honorary Chemical Society). He is also a member in the undergraduate laboratory instructional committee.

Honors & Awards

  • UCLA Academic Advancement Program (AAP) Faculty Award
  • UCLA Instructional Development Grants (2004, 2005, 2007, 2011)
  • Cray Research Foundation – Physical Chemistry Award
  • The American Institute of Chemists Foundation Award
  • The Golden State Institute of Chemists Award
  • Clorox Company Research Scholarship Award

Representative Publications

  • A.J.R. da Silva, J.W. Pang, E.A. Carter and D. Neuhasuer, “Anharmonic Vibrations via Filter Diagonalization of Ab Initio Dynamics Trajectories”, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 102, 881.
  • J.W. Pang T. Dieckmann, J. Feigon and D. Neuhauser, “Extraction of Spectral Information from a Short-Time Signal Using Filter-Diagonalization: Recent Development and Applications to Semi-classical Reaction Dynmaics and NMR Signals”, Journal of Chemical Physics, 108, (no.20), 8360.
  • J.W. Pang, “New approaches to time-dependent systems: (i) filter diagonalization: a general approach for spectral analysis. (ii) photoabsorption probability for a system governed by a time-dependent Hamiltonian through the (t,t’) formalism.”, University of California, Los Angeles.
  • J.W. Pang , D. Neuhauser and N. Moiseyev, “Photoabsorption Probability for a System Governed by a
  • Time-Dependent Hamiltonian through the (t,t’) Formalism”, Journal of Chemical Physics, 106, 6839.
  • J.W. Pang and D. Neuhauser, “Application of generalized filter-diagonalization to extract instantaneous normal modes”, Chemical Physics Letters, 269(3,4), 392.
  • G. Kroes, M. Wall, J.W.Pang and D. Neuhasuer, “Avoiding Long Time Propagations on Scattering with
  • Resonances: A New Algorithm Involving Filter-Diagonalization.”, Journal of Chemical Physics, 106, 1800.
  • J.W. Pang and D. Neuhauser, “Extraction of Instantaneous Normal Modes via Filter-Diagonalization Technique”, Chemical Physics Letters, 252, 173-80.
  • N. Rom, J.W. Pang and D. Neuhauser, “Scattering Matrix Elements by a Time Independent Wave Packet Complex Scaling Formalism”, Journal of Chemical Physics, 105, 10436-10443.
  • J.W. Pang, M.R. Wall and D. Neuhauser, “Filter-Diagonalization for isolating high energy states”, Book of Abstracts, 212th ACS National Meeting, Orlando, FL.