Dr. Alexander Samokhvalov

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Office Location: 
Calloway Hall 203
(443) 885-4963

Ph.D. Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, 2003
M.Sc. and B.Sc. Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk, Russia, 1992


Ph.D. Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, 2003
M.Sc. and B.Sc. Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk, Russia, 1992

Research Interests:

Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) as new chemical platform for encapsulation and controlled delivery of anti-cancer drugs. Chemical mechanisms of adsorption/encapsulation, controlled release, and surface reactions of MOFs with anti-cancer drugs and other biomolecules. Development of new Operando and in-situ nondestructive methods of analysis in heterogeneous media such as suspensions, colloidal solutions and biological tissues. Environmental applications of MOFs and associated chemical mechanisms.

Adsorption on Mesoporous Metal-Organic Frameworks in Solution for Clean Energy, Environment and Healthcare, CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, ISBN 9781498765268, https://www.crcpress.com/Adsorption-on-Mesoporous-Metal-Organic-Frameworks-in-Solution-for-Clean/Samokhvalov/p/book/9781498765268.

Selected Publications (Total: 39, h-Index 19):

  • Samokhvalov, A. (2018). Aluminum Metal–Organic Frameworks for Sorption in Solution: A Review. Coord. Chem. Rev., 374, 236-253. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ccr.2018.06.011.
  • Grinnell, C., and Samokhvalov, A. (2018). Exploring electronic structure of aluminum metal-organic framework Basolite A100: The solid-state synchronous fluorescence spectroscopy reveals new charge excitation/relaxation pathways, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., Advance Article. https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2018/cp/c8cp04988b#!divAbstract.
  • Samokhvalov, A. Adsorption on Mesoporous MOFs in Solution: Aromatic and Heterocyclic Compounds. Chem. Eur. J., 21, 16726-16742, 2015.
  • Dai, J., McKee, M.L., Samokhvalov, A. Fluorescence of A100 MOF and Adsorption of Water, Indole, and Naphthalene on A100 by the Spectroscopic, Kinetic, and DFT Studies. J. Phys. Chem. C, 119, 2491-2502, 2015.
  • Dai, J., McKee, M.L., Samokhvalov, A. Adsorption of Naphthalene and Indole on F300 MOF in Liquid Phase by the Complementary Spectroscopic, Kinetic and DFT Studies. J. Porous Mat, 21, 709-727, 2014.
  • Demir, M., McKee, M.L., Samokhvalov, A. Interactions of Thiophenes with C300 Basolite MOF in Solution by the Temperature-programmed Adsorption and Desorption, Spectroscopy and Simulations, Adsorption, 20, 829-842, 2014.
  • Samokhvalov, A., Tatarchuk, B.J. Review of Experimental Characterization of Active Sites and Determination of Molecular Mechanisms of Adsorption, Desorption and Regeneration of the Deep and Ultradeep Desulfurization Sorbents for Liquid Fuels. Cat. Rev. - Sci. Eng., 52, 381-410, 2010.
  • Samokhvalov, A., Hong, L., Liu, Y., Garguilo, J., Nemanich, R. J., Edwards, G. S., Simon, J. D. Oxidation Potentials of Human Eumelanosomes and Pheomelanosomes, Photochem. Photobiol. 81(1), 145-148, 2005.

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