Joseph Alia

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1994 …2020

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Research interests

My research interests are in theoretical and computational chemistry.  I apply popular methods such as DFT and solvent models toward understanding chemical phenomena and am interested in developement of theoretical models too.  Recently I developed a classically inspired method to accurately describe FC transitions in cyanine dyes based on TD-DFT results and developed a simple pharmacokinetic model to understand the linear relationship between quantum chemical lipophilicities and terminal elimination half-life of antimalarial drugs.  My older work involves extension of quantum mechanical molecular structural formulas, Valency Interaction Formulas, to be be based on one-electron density in molecules.  

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Theoretical Chemistry, Yale University

Aug 15 1991Dec 20 1995

Award Date: Dec 20 1995

Research Interest Keywords

  • Theoretical Chemistry
  • Quantum Chemistry
  • Thermodynamics
  • Molecular Structure
  • Artemisinin-based combination therapy
  • Cyanine dyes
  • computational molecular spectroscopy
  • molecular structural formulas


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