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Mutasem O Sinnokrot
Currently: Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Arts and Sciences, The Petroleum Institute
Office: Phone: (+971)(558006778)
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The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi 2533 United Arab Emirates     E-mail: msinnokrot@pi.ac.ae
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Educational Background
  • B.S. in Physics, University of Jordan (Amman, Jordan), 1998
  • M.S. in Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2000
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004
PhD. Thesis

     Theoretical investigations of pi-pi interactions and their role in molecular recognition, 2004

Awards
  • 1st Place, House-Flaschka-Ashby Graduate Student Awards Symposium, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003
  • Molecular Design Institute Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002-2004
 
Representative Publications

``Assessment of Standard Force Field Models Against High-Quality Ab Initio Potential Curves for Prototypes of π-π, CH/π, and SH/π Interactions,'' C. D. Sherrill, B. G. Sumpter, M. O. Sinnokrot, M. S. Marshall, E. G. Hohenstein, R. C. Walker, and I. R. Gould, J. Comput. Chem. 30, 2187-2193 (2009) (doi: 10.1002/jcc.21226)

``Aliphatic C--H/π Interactions: Methane-Benzene, Methane-Phenol, and Methane-Indole Complexes,'' A. L. Ringer, M. S. Figgs, M. O. Sinnokrot, and C. D. Sherrill, J. Phys. Chem. A 110, 10822-10828 (2006) (doi: 10.1021/jp062740l)

``High-Accuracy Quantum Mechanical Studies of π-π Interactions in Benzene Dimers,'' M. O. Sinnokrot and C. D. Sherrill, J. Phys. Chem. A 110, 10656-10668 (2006) (doi: 10.1021/jp0610416)

``The Effect of Multiple Substituents On Sandwich and T-Shaped π-π Interactions,'' A. L. Ringer, M. O. Sinnokrot, R. P. Lively, and C. D. Sherrill, Chem. Eur. J. 12, 3821-3828 (2006) (doi: 10.1002/chem.200501316)

``Highly Accurate Coupled Cluster Potential Energy Curves For Benzene Dimer: The Sandwich, T-Shaped, and Parallel-Displaced Configurations,'' M. O. Sinnokrot and C. D. Sherrill, J. Phys. Chem. A 108, 10200-10207 (2004) (doi: 10.1021/jp0469517)

``Substituent Effects in π-π Interactions: Sandwich and T-Shaped Configurations,'' M. O. Sinnokrot and C. D. Sherrill, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 126, 7690-7697 (2004) (doi: 10.1021/ja049434a)

``Unexpected Substituent Effects in Face-to-Face π-Stacking Interactions,'' M. O. Sinnokrot and C. D. Sherrill, J. Phys. Chem. A 107, 8377-8379 (2003) (doi: 10.1021/jp030880e)

``Estimates of the Ab Initio Limit for π-π Interactions: The Benzene Dimer,'' M. O. Sinnokrot, E. F. Valeev, and C. D. Sherrill, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 124, 10887-10893 (2002) (doi: 10.1021/ja025896h)

``Density Functional Theory Predictions of Anharmonicity And Spectroscopic Constants for Diatomic Molecules,'' M. O. Sinnokrot and C. D. Sherrill, J. Chem. Phys. 115, 2439-2448 (2001) (doi: 10.1063/1.1386412)


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