Profile of Dr. Md. Alauddin

Profile of Dr. Md. Alauddin

Dr. Md. Alauddin
Assistant Professor
Department of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
Faculty of Sciences
Email: alauddin.univdhaka@gmail.com
Phone: +880-01795115291
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Degree Name Group/Major Subject Board/Institute Country Passing Year
Masters Laser Spectroscopy KyungHee University South Korea 2012
Ph.D. Laser Spectroscopy KyungHee University South Korea 2012
Bachelor Chemistry University of Dhaka Bangladesh 2005
Award Type Award Title Year Country Description
International President Scholarship 2008 South Korea It is a great honour for me
National Scholarship in S.S.C 1998 Bangladesh Talentful
National Scholarship in 8th Class 1993 Bangladesh Talentful
Research Interest
Subject Description
Laser Spectroscopy Why does fruit ripen? Why does a drug target DNA? Why do we age? Answers to these questions require understanding processes at the molecular level, where non-covalent complexes play key roles in the chemistry and biological function of proteins and DNA. A non-covalent complex is a cluster of molecules that hold together through non-covalent bonds, e.g. hydrogen bonding. Many chemical reactions of ionic species occur in solution but understanding them in detail is complicated by the presence of solvent molecules and counter ions. Mass spectrometry offers an excellent opportunity to examine ionic reactions in a pristine gas phase environment where solvent molecules and counter ions are absent. We examine radical chemistry of non-covalent complexes to understand role of radical ions in damage and repair of DNA, and formation and intracluster chemistry of zwitterionic clusters of biomolecules. As a laser spectroscopist, I am studying biomolecules and their hydrated complexes by means of various laser spectroscopic techniques as well as quantum chemical calculations to clarify their structures and remarkable stability against photochemical damage. As we know that ultraviolet (UV) light can damage DNA and cause proteins in the body to break down into smaller, sometimes harmful pieces that may also damage DNA, increasing the risk of skin cancer and cataracts. Molecular level understanding of these biological processes by which this degradation occurs is an important step in developing protective mechanisms against photo degradation. Consequently, I am also studying photophysics and photochemistry of sensitizing molecules to improve the efficiency of solar photovoltaic cells using ultrafast spectroscopy.
Computational chemistry Computational Chemistry is a fast growing area of modern chemistry. It is capable of interfacing with the other teaching and research areas in chemistry, physics, biochemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, material science etc. Currently I am doing research computationally to understand the structural, thermodynamical, spectroscopic, optical and electronic properties of DNA bases, biomolecules, interaction of biomolecules with metal. As well as I am looking the role of hydrogen bonding in biological function of proteins and DNA.
Project/Research Supervision
Level of Study Title Supervisor Co-Supervisor(s) Name of Student(s) Area of Research Current Completion
Masters Computational research work Dr. Md. Alauddin

Computational work on biomolecules

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Dhaka Dhaka 01-05-2015 30-12-2015 Here I have supervised undergraduate and postgraduate students. As well as help to setup tandem mass spectrometer combined with liquid chromatography (LC-MS-MS).
Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada 01-05-2014 30-04-2015 There I have studied the photophysics of sensitizing materials using various laser spectroscopic techniques as well as quantum chemical calculations. Consequently I assisted with the day-to-day supervision of graduate and undergraduate research students attached to the group.
Postdoctoral Research Scientist Atomic Energy Center (CEA) Saclay, Paris, France 14-02-2013 30-04-2014 My activity has been devoted to the spectroscopy of foldamer building blocks, a program funded by an InterLabEx project (2013 Call for projects), in collaboration with a organic chemistry group in Orsay (Directed by Prof. D. Aitken). Foldamers are short polymers that possess specific folding properties, e.g., the formation of helical structures. The building blocks (monomers) considered in the project are based on beta-peptides, i.e., aminoacids having a two carbon atoms in their backbone chain (in contrast with natural alpha-peptides, that have only one). The beta peptides synthesized by Aitken group possess a specific 4-carbon ring, which provide them with some rigidity which helps us control the overall flexibility of the system. The role of my work was to provide experimental spectroscopic data to document the intramolecular interactions that take place in these systems and provide them their stability properties. The first work has been focused on a series of building block
Journal Article
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Dr. Md. Alauddin, Madhusudan Roy, Sang Hwan Nam, Jae Kye Song and Seung Min Park : Structure of Mono-Hydrated Aniline Dimer Cation, Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society, (impact factor:0.611) vol.42, no.2 pp.188-192, 2021 .
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Dr. Md. Alauddin, Dr. Md. Masud Parvez, Dr. Md. Khorshed Alam and Dr. Mohammad A. Matin : Infrared photodissociation spectroscopy of isolated adenine-thymine base pair, Journal of the Bangladesh Chemical Society, vol.32, no.1 & 2 pp.Accepted, 2020 .
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Md. Masud Parvez, Md. Alauddin and Shinichi Itsuno : Application of Main-Chain Chiral Polymeric Organocatalyst in Asymmetric Epoxidation of Trans-Chalcone, Barishal University Journal Part 1, vol.6, no.2 pp.1-7, 2019 .
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Dr. Md. Alauddin, Dr. Mohammad Abdul Matin, Tapas Debnath, M. Saiful Islam and Mohammed A. Aziz : DFT and TD-DFT Study of [Tris(dithiolato)M]3- Complexes[M= Cr, Mn and Fe]: Electronic Structures, Properties and Analyses, The Dhaka University Journal of Science, vol.67, no.1 pp.63-68, 2019 .
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Dr. Md. Alauddin and Tapas Debnath and Mohammed A. Aziz : Structural and Electronic Properties of Adenine-Thymine Basepair : A Computational Study, Dhaka University Journal of Science, vol.67, no.1 pp.51-54, 2019 .
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Dr. Md. Alauddin and Madhusudan Roy Jae Kyu Song and Seung Min Park. : Structure of aniline (pyrrole)+, aniline (ethanol)+ and aniline(benzene)+, Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, (impact factor:2.931) vol.204, pp.665-669., 2018 .
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Dr. Md. Alauddin and Dr. Mohammed Abdul Aziz : The Structural, spectroscopic, electronic and optical properties of thymine: A theoretical investigation, Barisal University Journal: Part 1, vol.4, no.1 pp.47-57, 2017 .
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Dr. Md. Alauddin and Dr. Mohammed Abdul Aziz : Spectroscopic properties of Cytosine: A Computational Investigation, Barisal University Journal: Part 1, vol.4, no.2 pp.226-234, 2017 .
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Dr. Md. Alauddin and M. M. Islam, M. K. Hasan, T. Bredow and M. A. Aziz : A Theoretical Investigation of the Structural, Spectroscopic and Optical Properties of Adenine, Dhaka University Journal of Science, vol.64, no.1 pp.77-81, 2016 .
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Dr. Md. Alauddin and M. M. Islam and M. A. Aziz : Structural, Spectroscopic and Optical Properties of Monohydrated Adenine: A Theoretical Study, Dhaka University Journal of Science, vol.64, no.2 pp.157-161, 2016 .
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Dr. Md. Alauddin and Madhusudan Roy, Kuk Ki Kim, Sang Hwan Nam, Jae Kyu Song, and Seung Min Park : Charge resonance structure of aniline dimer cation, International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, (impact factor:1.659) vol.402, pp.66-72, 2016 .
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Dr. Md. Alauddin and Madhusudan Roy, Kuk Ki Kim, Jae Kyu Song, and Seung Min Park : Vibrational predissociation of aniline(pyrrole)(water)2+andaniline(pyrrole)(water)3+, International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, (impact factor:1.639) vol.379, pp.151-156, 2015 .
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Dr. Md. Alauddin and Madhusudan Roy, Jae Kyu Song and Seung Min Park : Infrared photodissociation of adenine dimer(H2O)n+ (n=1-4) clusters, International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, (impact factor:1.639) vol.381, pp.41-47, 2015 .
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Dr. Md. Alauddin and Himansu S. Biswal, Eric Gloaguen and Michel Mons : Intra-residue interactions in proteins: interplay between Serine and Cysteine side chains and backbone conformations, revealed by laser spectroscopy of isolated model peptides, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, (impact factor:3.569) vol.17, no.3 pp.2169-2178, 2015 .
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Dr. Md. Alauddin and Eric Gloaguen, Velerie Brenner, Benjamin Tardivel, Michel Mons, Anne Zehnacker-Rentien, Velerie Declerck and David J. Aitken : Intrinsic Folding Proclivities in Cyclic β‐Peptide Building Blocks: Configuration and Heteroatom Effects Analyzed by Conformer‐Selective Spectroscopy and Quantum Chemistry, Chemistry A European Journal, (impact factor:5.16) vol.21, no.46 pp.16479-16493, 2015 .
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Dr. Md. Alauddin and Yohan Loquais, Eric Gloaguen, Valérie Brenner, Benjamin Tardivel and Michel Mons : On the near UV photophysics of a phenylalanine residue: a conformation-dependent mechanism for the deactivation of the ππ* state as revealed by laser spectroscopy of isolated neutral dipeptides, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, (impact factor:3.569) vol.16, no.40 pp.22192-22200, 2014 .
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Dr. Md. Alauddin and Eric Gloaguen, Velerie Brenner, Benjamin Tardivel, Michel Mons, Anne Zehnacker-Rentien, Velerie Declerck, David J. Aitken : Direct Spctroscopic Evidences of hyperconjugation unveils the conformational landscape of hydrazides, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, (impact factor:12.102) vol.53, no.50 pp.13756-13759, 2014 .
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Dr. Md. Alauddin and Kuk Ki Kim, Madhusudan Roy, Jae Kyu Song, Myung Soo Kim, and Seung Min Park : Aggregation of laser-generated gold nanoparticles mediated by formalin, Bulletin of Korean Chemical Society, (impact factor:0.611) vol.34, no.1 pp.188-196, 2013 .
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Dr. Md. Alauddin and Jae Kyu Song, Seung Min Park : Infrared photodissociation of aniline(H2O)n+(n=7-12) clusters, International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, (impact factor:1.639) vol.314, pp.49-56, 2012 .
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Dr. Md. Alauddin and Jae Kyu Song, Joong Chul Choe, Seung Min Park : Infrared predissociation of ternary cluster cations: the solvent effects on the branching ratio, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, (impact factor:3.639) vol.14, no.11 pp.3864-3871, 2012 .
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Dr. Md. Alauddin and Jae Kyu Song and Seung Min Park : The kinetic energy release in the photodissociation of aniline (water)n+(n = 1–10) clusters at photon energies from 0.43 to 4.66 eV, Chemical Physics Letters, (impact factor:1.901) vol.506, no.4-6 pp.156-160, 2011 .
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Dr. Md. Alauddin and Jin Jae Park, Doc Yong Gwak, Jae Kyu Song, and Seung Min Park : Laser ablation of a ZnO: P2O5 target under the presence of a transverse magnetic field, Bulletin of Korean Chemical Society, (impact factor:0.611) vol.31, no.4 pp.798-802, 2010 .
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Dr. Md. Alauddin and Jae Kyu Song and Seung Min Park : Effects of aluminum doping and substrate temperature on zinc oxide thin films grown by pulsed laser deposition, Applied Physics A, (impact factor:1.604) vol.101, no.4 pp.707-711, 2010 .
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Dr. Md. Alauddin and Jae Kyu Song and Seung Min Park : The branching ratio in the infrared predissociation of aniline–water–methanol+ ion, Chemical Physics Letters, (impact factor:1.901) vol.498, no.1-3 pp.14-17, 2010 .