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Chemistry and Biochemistry - Dr. Teslja

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Post-doctoral Researcher, Columbia University, 2007
Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University, 2005
M.A., Dartmouth College, 1999
B.S., Rutgers College, Rutgers University, 1997


Courses taught at FDU:

General Chemistry
Analytical Chemistry
Instrumental Analysis


Research interests:

Dr. Teslja's group uses cavity ring-down spectroscopy [CRDS] to perform spectroscopic investigation on small molecules in the gas phase, and also uses Fourier transform infrared [FTIR] spectroscopy and molecular dynamics calculations to learn about the interaction of monomers in the liquid phase.



Gary V. Lopez, Chih-Hsuan Chang, Philip M. Johnson, Gregory E. Hall, Trevor J. Sears, Beatrice Markiewicz, Mariana Milan, and Alexey Teslja, What Is the Best DFT Functional for Vibronic Calculations? A Comparison of the Calculated Vibronic Structure of the S1 – S0 Transition of Phenylacetylene with Cavity Ringdown Band Intensities, J. Phys. Chem. A, 116(25), 6750 (2012). doi:10.1021/jp302936h

Alexey Teslja, A Cost-Effective Modular Method in GNU Octave To Simulate Student Unique Data and Evaluate Student Analysis, J. Chem. Educ., 88(9), 1340 (2011). doi:10.1021/ed100152p

Zhiwei Liu, Alexey Teslja, and Vojislava Pophristic, An ab initio molecular orbital study of intramolecular hydrogen bonding in ortho-substituted arylamides: Implications for the parameterization of molecular mechanics force fields, J. Comput. Chem., 32, 1846 (2011). doi:10.1002/jcc.21767

Alexey Teslja and James. J. Valentini, State-to-state reaction dynamics: A selective review, J. Chem. Phys., 125, 132304 (2006). doi:10.1063/1.2354466

Alexey Teslja, Paul J. Dagdigian, Michael Banck, Wolfgang Eisfeld, Experimental and Theoretical Study of the Electronic Spectrum of the Methylene Amidogen Radical (H2CN): Verification of the 2A1 –  2B2 Assignment, J. Phys. Chem. A, 110, 7826 (2006). doi:10.1021/jp061578j

Alexey Teslja and Paul J. Dagdigian, Determination of oxygen atom concentrations by cavity ring-down spectroscopy, Chem. Phys. Lett., 400, 374 (2004). doi:10.1016/j.cplett.2004.11.002

Alexey Teslja, Boris Nizamov, and Paul J. Dagdigian, The Electronic Spectrum of Methyleneimine, J. Phys. Chem. A, 108, 4433 (2004). doi:10.1021/jp037938+

Sergei N. Smirnov, Paul A. Liddell, Ivan V. Vlassiouk, Alexey Teslja, Darius Kuciauskas, Charles L. Braun, Ana L. Moore, Thomas A. Moore and Devens Gust, Characterization of the Giant Transient Dipole Generated by Photoinduced Electron Transfer in a Carotene-Porphyrin-Fullerene Molecular Triad, J. Phys. Chem. A, 107, 7567 (2003). doi:10.1021/jp034532o

Chong Tao, Alexey Teslja, and Paul J. Dagdigian, Laser spectroscopic study of the SiAr van der Waals complex, J. Chem. Phys., 116, 9239 (2002). doi:10.1063/1.1473814

Jie Lei, Alexey Teslja, Boris Nizamov, and Paul J. Dagdigian, Free-Jet Electronic Spectroscopy of the PO2 Radical, J. Phys. Chem. A, 105, 7828 (2001). doi:10.1021/jp011778p

Jinwei Zhou, Bret R. Findley, Alexey Teslja, Charles L. Braun, and Norman Sutin, Ion Pairs from Photoexcited, Random Electron Donors and Acceptors: Alkylbenzenes and Tetracyanoethylene, J. Phys. Chem. A, 104, 11512 (2000). doi:10.1021/jp003005r


Dr. Alexey Teslja
Tel: (973) 443-8783
Fax: (973) 443-8795

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Ave - M-SB1-01
Madison, NJ 07940

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