Office: Science & Engineering (Building 50), Room 3502
Lab: Science & Engineering (Building 50), Room 3634
Phone: (904) 620-3504
Bachelor of Science (Honors) - University of Tehran 1973
Ph.D. - University of Manchester 1977
Dr. Laali teaches Organic Chemistry at various levels including 4000 level electives focusing on structure and mechanism, problem solving, and organic spectroscopy.
Dr. Laali's research is focused on the following areas in organic chemistry:
Carbocations; arenium ions; onium ions; superacid chemistry and catalysis; organofluorine and organophosphorus chemistry; cyclophanes; annulenes; multinuclear and 2D-NMR; electrophilic aromatic substitution; synthetic methods and applications specially in superacid media; chemistry in ionic liquids; host-guest chemistry and molecular recognition in solution (NMR) and in the gas phase (mass spectrometry); cation/molecule cluster ions; computational chemistry (semi-empirical, ab initio, DFT, GIAO-NMR) as adjunct to experiment.
Research in the Laali laboratory focuses on multifaceted projects which combine (to various degrees) synthetic, structural/mechanistic, spectroscopic, and theoretical approaches to solving diverse problems in organic chemistry. Several projects are in biological chemistry and materials chemistry focus areas.
Please see Dr. Laali's extensive list of research publications and current citation history.
Interested students should contact Dr. Laali to discuss the prospects.
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