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Research Interests


Sustainability-related Catalysis, Metal Organic Frameworks, rational design and modeling of polymerization reactions, excited electronic states

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Ph.D. in Theoretical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada, 2015

M.S. in Computational Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran, 2008

B.S. in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Kashan, Isfahan, Iran, 2006

Selected Publications:

Yang, D.; Momeni, M. R.; Demir, H.; Pahls, D. R.; Rimoldi, M.; Farha, O. K.; Hupp, J. T.; Cramer, C. J.; Gates, B. C.; Gagliardi, L.; Wang, T. C. Computationally Guided Discovery of Metal-Decorated Metal Organic Frameworks Active for Catalysis , Faraday Discuss. 2017, In Press.

Momeni, M. R. Intramolecular Singlet Fission in Quinoidal Bi- and Tetrathiophenes: A Comparative Study of Low-Lying Excited Electronic States and Potential Energy Surfaces, J. Chem. Theory Comput. 2016, 12, 5067-5075.

Momeni, M. R.; Brown, A. Why Do TD-DFT Excitation Energies of BODIPY/aza-BODIPY Families Largely Deviate from Experiment? Answers from Electron Correlated and Multi-reference Methods, J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2015, 11, 2619-2632.

Lummis, P. A.; Momeni, M. R.; Lui, M. W.; McDonald, R.; Ferguson, M. J.; Brown, A.; Rivard, E. Accessing Zinc Monohydride Cations via Coordinative Interactions, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 9347-9351.

Al-Rafia, S. M. I.; Momeni, M. R.; McDonald, R.; Fergsuson, M. J.; Brown, A.; Rivard, E. Controlled Growth of Dichlorogermanium Oligomers from Lewis Basic Hosts, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 6390-6395 (VIP article).



Mohammad R. Momeni

Postdoctoral Researcher

47 Smith Hall

University of Minnesota
Department of Chemistry
149 Smith Hall
207 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0431

Phone: 612-625-6273
Fax: 612-626-7541

Email: mmomenit(at)