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Dr Arman Nejad

BSc MSc PhD Goettingen


Dr Arman Nejad conducts postdoctoral research in Theoretical Chemistry and is funded through a Walter Benjamin Fellowship by the German Research Foundation.

Arman studied chemistry at the Georg-August University Goettingen (Germany), graduating in 2018 with distinction and obtaining his PhD in 2022 summa cum laude, including research stays in France, New Zealand and Hungary. His dissertation, which was awarded the Göttingen University PhD Prize 2022, deals with the experimental (infrared and Raman) and theoretical vibrational spectroscopy of formic acid and its dimer.

Dr Arman Nejad currently works on developing post-Hartree-Fock electronic structure methods for the efficient treatment of electron correlation in solids. By education a vibrational spectroscopist, he continues research on the theoretical vibrational spectroscopy of hydrogen-bonded complexes.

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Nejad, A., Suhm, M. A., „Concerted Pair Motion Due to Double Hydrogen Bonding: The Formic Acid Dimer Case“, J. Indian Inst. Sci. 2020, 100, 5–19, doi: 10.1007/s41745-019-00137-5

Nejad, A., Meyer, E., Suhm, M. A., „Glycolic Acid as a Vibrational Anharmonicity Benchmark“, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2020, 11, 5228–5233, doi: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c01462

Nejad, A., Crittenden, D. L., „On the separability of large-amplitude motions in anharmonic frequency calculations“, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2020, 22, 20588–20601, doi: 10.1039/D0CP03515G

Nejad, A., Suhm, M. A., Meyer, K. A. E., „Increasing the weights in the molecular work-out of cis- and trans-formic acid: extension of the vibrational database via deuteration“, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2020, 22, 25492–25501, doi: 10.1039/D0CP04451B

Fischer, T. L., Wagner, T., Gottschalk, H. C., Nejad, A., Suhm, M. A., „A Rather Universal Vibrational Resonance in 1:1 Hydrates of Carbonyl Compounds“, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2021, 12, 138–144, doi: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c03197

Nejad, A., Sibert III, E. L., „The Raman jet spectrum of trans-formic acid and its deuterated isotopologs: Combining theory and experiment to extend the vibrational database“, J. Chem. Phys. 2021, 154, 064301, doi: 10.1063/5.0039237

Meyer, K. A. E., Nejad, A., „CC-stretched formic acid: isomerisation, dimerisation, and carboxylic acid complexation“, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2021, 23, 17208–17223, doi: 10.1039/D1CP02700J

Nejad, A., Meyer, K. A. E., Kollipost, F., Xue, Z., Suhm, M. A., „Slow monomer vibrations in formic acid dimer: Stepping up the ladder with FTIR and Raman jet spectroscopy“, J. Chem. Phys. 2021, 155, 224301, doi: 10.1063/5.0075272

Schweer, S. M., Nejad, A., Suhm, M. A., „Coupled proton vibrations between two weak acids: the hinge complex between formic acid and trifluoroethanol“, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2022, 24, 26449–26457, doi: 10.1039/D2CP04176F

Nejad, A., Vibrational dynamics of formic acid and its dimer: FTIR and Raman jet spectroscopy and theory, PhD thesis, 2022, doi: 10.53846/goediss-9602

Nejad, A., Pérez-Mellor, A. F., Lange, M., Alata, I., Zehnacker, A., Suhm, M. A., „Subtle hydrogen bond preference and dual Franck-Condon activity – the interesting pairing of 2-naphthol with anisole“, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2023, 25, 10427–10439, doi: 10.1039/D3CP00160A

Nejad, A., Li, X., Zhu, T., Liu, Y., Duan, C., „Mid-infrared Laser Spectroscopy of Jet-Cooled Formic Acid Trimer: Mode-Dependent Line Broadening in the C–O Stretching Region“, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2023, 14, 7795–7801, doi: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.3c01860


  • Junior Research Fellow in Chemistry


  • Chemistry