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Mohammed Mehboob Alam

Country of origin: India Currently in: Norway, Tromsø General field of specialization: Chemical Sciences
Academic Background

Degrees

2014 Doctorate Chemical Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Chemical Sciences

Postdoc at Hylleraas Centre for Quantum Molecular Sciences

Research Keywords: 
Non linear optics
multiphoton absorption
Electronic structure theory
Ensemble density functional theory

Publications resulting from Research: 


1) M. M. Alam, M. Chattopadhyaya and S. Chakrabarti, A Critical Theoretical Study on the Two-Photon Absorption Properties of Some Selective triaryl borane-1-naphthylphenyl amine Based Charge Transfer Molecules. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2011, 13, 9285. (Impact Factor: 4.449)
2) M. M. Alam, M. Chattopadhyaya and S. Chakrabarti, Solvent induced channel interference in the two-photon absorption process – a theoretical study with a generalized few-state-model in three dimensions. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2012, 14, 1156. (Impact Factor: 4.449)
3) M. M. Alam, M. Chattopadhyaya, S. Chakrabarti and K. Ruud, High-Polarity Solvents Decreasing the Two-Photon Transition Probability of Through-Space Charge-Transfer Systems – A Surprising In Silico Observation. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2012, 3, 961. (Impact Factor: 8.539)
4) M. M. Alam, M. Chattopadhyaya and S. Chakrabarti, Enhancement of Twist Angle Dependent Two-Photon Activity through the Proper Alignment of Ground to Excited State and Excited State Dipole Moment Vectors. J. Phys. Chem. A 2012, 116, 8067. (Impact Factor: 2.883)
5) M. M. Alam, M. Chattopadhyaya, S. Chakrabarti and K. Ruud, Role of Donor-Acceptor Orientation on Solvent-Dependent Three-Photon Activity in Through-Space Charge-Transfer Systems - Case Study of [2,2]-Paracyclophane Derivatives. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2013, 15, 17570. (Impact Factor: 4.449)
6) M. M. Alam, M. Chattopadhyaya, S. Chakrabarti and A. Rizzo, A. On the origin of abnormally high two-photon activity of squaraine dyes - A damped response theory study. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2014, 16, 8030-8035. (Impact Factor: 4.449)
7) M. M. Alam, M. Chattopadhyaya, S. Chakrabarti and K. Ruud, The Chemical Control of Channel Interference in Two-Photon Absorption Process Acc. Chem. Res. 2014, 47, 1604-1612. (Impact Factor: 22.003)
8) M. M. Alam, M. Chattopadhyaya and S. Chakrabarti, On the Origin of Large Two-Photon Activity of DANS Molecule. J. Phys. Chem. A 2012, 116, 11034. (Impact Factor: 2.883)
9) M. M. Aam and E. Fromager, Metallophilic interactions in A-frame molecules [S(MPH3)2] (M = Cu, Ag, Au) from range separated density-functional perturbation theory. Chem. Phys. Letts. 2012, 554, 37. (Impact Factor: 1.860)
10) M. M. Alam* and M. Chattopadhyaya, Solvent Dependent One-, Two- and Three-Photon Absorption Properties of PRODAN based Chemo-Sensors. J. Chem. Sci. 2014, 126, 1217-1226. (Impact Factor: 1.085)
11) M. M. Alam*, Donors Contribute More than Acceptors to increase the Two-Photon Activity - A Case study with Cyclopenta[b]naphthalene Based Molecules. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2014, 16, 26342-26347. (Impact Factor: 4.449)
12) M. Alam*, Donor’s Position Specific Channel Interference in Substituted Biphenyl Molecules. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (Communication), 2015, 17, 17571-17576. (Impact Factor: 4.449)
13) V. Kundi, M. M. Alam* and P. P. Thankachan*, Triply twisted Möbius annulene: A new class of two-photon active material - A computational study, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2015, 17, 6827-6833. (Impact Factor: 4.449)
14) B. Bhattacharya, A. Layek, M. M. Alam, D. Maity, S. Chakrabarti, P. Ray and D. Ghoshal, Cd(II) based metal-organic framework behaving as Schottky barrier diode. Chem. Comm. 2014, 50, 7858-7861. (Impact Factor: 6.567)
15) M. Chattopadhyaya, M. M. Alam and S. Chakrabarti, New Design Strategy for the Two-Photon Active Material Based on Push-Pull Substituted Bisanthene Molecule. J. Phys. Chem. A 2011, 115, 2607. (Impact Factor: 2.883)
16) M. Chattopadhyaya, S. Sen, M. M. Alam and S. Chakrabarti, The role of relativity and dispersion controlled inter-chain interaction on the band gap of thiophene, selenophene, and tellurophene oligomers. J. Chem. Phys. 2012, 136, 094904. (Impact Factor: 2.894)
17) M. Chattopadhyaya, N. A. Murugan, M. M. Alam and S. Chakrabarti, Spatial spin-charge separation in neutral endohedral metallofullerene: A combined restricted open-shell MP2 and Car–Parrinello molecular dynamics study. Chem. Phys. Letts. 2013, 557, 71. (Impact Factor: 1.860)
18) M. Chattopadhyaya, M. M. Alam and S. Chakrabarti, On the microscopic origin of bending of graphene nanoribbons in the presence of a perpendicular electric field. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (Comm). 2012, 14, 9439. (Impact Factor: 4.449)
19) M. Chattopadhyaya, M. M. Alam, S. Sen and S. Chakrabarti, Electrostatic Spin Crossover and Concomitant Electrically Operated Spin Switch Action in a Ti-Based Endohedral Metallofullerene Polymer. Phys. Rev. Letts. 2012, 109, 257204. (Impact Factor: 7.645)
20) M. Chattopadhyaya, S. Sen, M. M. Alam and S. Chakrabarti, On site Coulomb repulsion dominates over the non-local Hartree-Fock exchange in determining the band gap of polymers. J. Phys. Chem. Sol, 2014, 75, 212. (Impact Factor: 2.048)
21) M. Chattopadhyaya, M. M. Alam and S. Chakrabarti, Chemical control of a molecular spin switch in presence of gate. RSC Adv. (Communication) 2013, 3, 19894. (Impact Factor: 3.289)
22) M. Chattopadhyaya, M. M. Alam, Debasis Sarkar and S. Chakrabarti, Electrically controlled eight-spin-qubit entangled-state generation in a molecular brake junction. ChemPhysChem, 2014, 15, 1747. (Impact Factor: 3.138)
23) M. M. Alam and C. Daniel, One- and two-photon activity of diketopyrrolopyrrole-Zn-porphyrin conjugates investigated by means of linear and quadratic density functional response theory. Theor. Chem. Acc. 2016, 135, 41. (Impact Factor: 2.233)
24) B. Senjean, E. D. Hedegard, M. M. Alam, S. Knecth and E. Fromager, Combining linear interpolation with extrapolation methods in range-separated ensemble density-functional theory. Mol. Phys. 2016, 114, 968. (Impact Factor: 1.837)
25) M. M. Alam, F. Bolze, C. Daniel, L. Flamigni, C. Gourlaouen, V. Heitz, J. Schmitt, A. Sour and B. Ventura, π-extended diketopyrrolopyrrole-porphyrin arrays: one- and two-photon photophysical investigations and theoretical studies. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2016, 18, 21954 (Impact Factor: 4.449)
26) M. M. Alam*, S. Knecht and E. Fromager, Ghost interaction coorection in ensemble density functional theory for excited states with and without range-separation. Phys. Rev. A. 2016, 94, 0125111 (Impact Factor: 2.765)
27) M. M. Alam*, V. Kundi and P. P. Thankachan, Solvent effects on static polarizability, static first hyperpolarizability and one- and two-photon absorption properties of functionalized triply twisted Möbius annulenes: A DFT Study. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2016, 18, 21833 (Impact Factor: 4.449)
28) M. Chattopadhyaya and M. M. Alam* A Theoretical Study of One- and Two-Photon Activity of D-Luciferin. Computation, 2016, 4, 43. (Open Access)
29) M. M. Alam*, M. T. P. Beerepoot and K. Ruud, Channel interference in multiphoton absorption. J. Chem. Phys. (Accepted)
30) M. M. Alam*, K. Deur, S. Knecht and E. Fromager, Combining extrapolation with ghost interaction correction in range-separated ensemble density functional theory for excited states. (Submitted, Available on arxiv, https://arxiv.org/abs/1708.03478).
31) M. M. Alam*, Ramprasad Misra and Kenneth Ruud “Interplay of Twist Angle and Solvents with Two-Photon Optical Channel Interference in Aryl-Substituted BODIPY Dyes” (Submitted)



Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Research
Postdoc at The University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway Supervisor : Prof. Dr. Kenneth Ruud

Workshop and Conference Attended

2016 Uppsala, Sweden 8th Molecular Quantum Mechanics
2016 Tromsø, Norway Arctic MSCA-IF workshop
2015 Strasbourg, France Journées Scientifique Institut de Chimie de Strasbourg UMR 7177
2015 Debrecen, Hungary 16th International Conference on Density Functional Theory and its Applications – Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Kohn-Sham Theory
2015 Aussois Savoie, France International Summer School in Electronic Structure Theory: Electron correlation in Physics and chemistry (ISTPC)
2015 Strasbourg, France Rencontre des Chimistes Theoriciens du Grand Est (RCTGE)
2013 Kolkata, India Recent Advances in Correlation Problems
2013 Kolkata, India Molecular organization and complexity: A chemical perspective
2012 New Delhi, India Gaussian Workshop 2012
2011 Puri, India Recent Advances in Many Electron Theories II
2011 Kolkata, India International symposium on the facets of weak interactions in chemistry
2010 Kanpur, India Theoretical chemistry symposium 2010 (TCS 10)
2010 Shankarpur, India Recent Advances in Many Electron Theories

Presentation given

2016
Basics of Ensemble Density Functional Theory and Ghost Interaction Error
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
Event: General Seminar
2016
Basics of Ensemble Density Functional Theory and Current Problems
Department of Chemistry, KTH, Sweden
Event: General Seminar
2016
Ghost interaction coorection in ensemble density functional theory for excited states with and without range-separation
University of Tromsø, Norway
Event: General Seminar
2015
Multi-configuration short range optimized effective potential method
Strasbourg, France
Event: Journées Scientifique Institut de Chimie de Strasbourg UMR 7177
2015
Combining multiconfigurational SCF with optimized effective potential using range separation
Strasbourg, France
Event: Rencontre des Chimistes Theoriciens du Grand Est (RCTGE)
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Aug 2009
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research - Junior Research Fellow
This award is given by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India for the candidates who qualify the National Eligibility Test. Under this award, the qualified candidate gets fellowship for two years for pursuing PhD at a national university or research centre in India.
Aug 2011
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research - Senior Research Fellow
This award is given by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India for the candidates who qualify the National Eligibility Test and successfully complete the two years as Junior Research Fellow. Under this award, the qualified candidate gets fellowship for three years for continuing PhD at a national university or research centre in India.
Jun 2000
The Telegraph School Award for Excellence 2000
This award is given by the newspaper "The Telegraph" for excellent performance in school final examinations.
Jul 2006
Dr. Sushil Kumar Mukherjee Endowment Prize
This award was given by the Under graduate college for securing top position in undergraduate course in the college.