Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry
Faculty member of Physical Chemistry Department
Dr. Firouzi received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Tehran in 2001 and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Shahid Beheshti University in 2004 and 2009, respectively. He joined Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Research Center of Iran, Tehran, in June of 2011. His research focuses on the use of computational and theoretical methods to tackle challenging problems in chemistry, biophysics, and structural biology.
-The use of molecular simulations techniques and statistical methods to study the structure, dynamics and interactions of proteins at an atomic level of detail.
-The use of linear-scaling electronic structure methods to provide a more realistic description of the physics of the protein-ligand binding interaction and to modify docking methods for scoring protein-ligand binding.
-The use of (computational) quantum chemistry to study the challenging chemical problems, such as the prediction of the reaction mechanisms, the analysis of non-covalent interactions in crystal structures, and the definition of some virtual quantities (like the chemical bond and aromaticity).