# Inbal Tuvi-Arad, Associate Professor

##### Contact Info

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The Open University of Israel
Head of the Department of Natural Sciences
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1 University Road, P. O. Box 808, Raanana 43107

**Office:**972-9-778-1773
**Fax:**972-9-778-0661
**Email:**inbaltu@openu.ac.il

##### News

**Open Positions:**

A postdoc position is open in the field of protein symmetry. To apply please submit curriculum vitae, list of publications and names of two people willing to provide letters of reference via email.

**Tuvi-Arad Research Group**

**Tuvi-Arad Research Group**

**Computational Chemistry and More**

**About me:**I received my PhD in chemistry (summa cum laude) from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel) in 1999, under the supervision of Prof. Yehuda B. Band in the field of theoretical quantum chemistry. I then entered the field of chemical education working collaboratively with Prof. Rafi Nachmias from the School of Education at Tel-Aviv University on the topic of web-based learning. In 2002 I Joined the Department of Natural Sciences at the Open University of Israel. My research interests span both computational chemistry and chemical education.

#### Software:

- Molecualr Symmetry Online - A virtual learning environment based on a set of tools that enable three-dimensional and interactive display of molecules and their symmetry elements
- CoSyM - An online calculator for continuous symmetry measures of molecules and protein homomers
- CSM on GitHub - A list of software for download

#### Articles in Refereed Journals

- I. Tuvi and Y. B. Band, Invariant Imbedding and Full Collision Matrix Methods: Incorporation of Closed Channels, Complex Potentials, and Determination of Bound State Energies,
*Journal of Chemical Physics*__99__, 9697-9703 (1993). - Y. B. Band and I. Tuvi, Invariant Imbedding Method for Multichannel Schrödinger Equations with Derivative Coupling,
*Journal of Chemical Physics*__99__, 9704-9708 (1993). - Y.B. Band and I. Tuvi, Quantum Rearrangement Scattering Calculations Using the Invariant Imbedding Method,
*Journal of Chemical Physics*__100__, 8869-8876 (1994). - Y. B. Band, I. Tuvi, K-A. Suominen, K. Burnett, and P. S. Julienne, Loss from magneto-optical traps in strong laser fields,
*Physical Review*__A50__(Rapid Communication), R2826-R2829 (1994). - Y. B. Band and I. Tuvi, Convergence of Diabatic to Adiabatic Scattering Calculations,
*Physical Review*__A51__(Rapid Communication), R3403-R3406 (1995). - Y. B. Band and I. Tuvi, Reduced Optical Shielding of Collisional Loss for Laser Cooled Atoms,
*Physical Review*__A51__(Rapid Communication), R4329-R4332 (1995). - I. Tuvi, Y. Avishai and Y. B. Band, Electronic Conductance in Mesoscopic Systems: Multichannel Quantum Scattering Calculations,
*Journal of Physics - Condensed Matter*__7__, 6045-6063 (1995). - I. Tuvi and Y. B. Band, Hermiticity of the Hamiltonian Matrix in a Discrete Variable Representation,
*Journal of Chemical Physics*__107__, 9079-9084 (1997). - K-A. Suominen, Y. B. Band, I. Tuvi, K. Burnett and P. S. Julienne, Quantum and Semiclassical Calculations of Cold Atom Collisions in Light Fields,
*Physical Review*__A57__, 3724-3738 (1998). - I. Tuvi and Y. B. Band, Nonadiabatic Coupling using a Corrected Born-Oppenheimer Basis: The Vibronic Spectrum of HD
^{+},*Physical Review*__A59__, 2680-2683 (1999). - I. Tuvi and Y. B. Band, Modified Born-Oppenheimer Basis for Nonadiabatic Coupling: Application to the Vibronic Spectrum of HD
^{+},*Journal of Chemical Physics*__111__, 5808-5823 (1999). - R. Nachmias and I. Tuvi, Taxonomy of Scientifically Oriented Educational Websites,
*Journal of Science Education and Technology*__10__(1), 93-104 (2001). - I. Tuvi and R. Nachmias, Current State of Websites in Science Education - Focus on Atomic Structure,
*Journal of Science Education and Technology*__10__(4), 293-303 (2001). - I. Tuvi and R. Nachmias, A Study of Web-Based Learning Environments Focusing on Atomic Structure,
*Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching*__22__(3), 225-240 (2003). - P. Gorsky, A. Caspi and I. Tuvi-Arad, Use of Instructional Dialogue by University Students in a Distance Education Chemistry Course,
*Journal of Distance Education*__19__(1), 1-19 (2004). - I. Tuvi-Arad and P. Gorsky, New Visualization tools for learning molecular symmetry: A preliminary evaluation,
*Chemistry Education Research and Practice*__8__(1), 61-72 (2007). - I. Tuvi-Arad and R. Blonder , Continuous symmetry and chemistry teachers: learning advanced chemistry content through novel visualization tools,
*Chemistry Education Research and Practice*__11__(1), 48-58 (2010). - I. Tuvi-Arad and D. Avnir, Determining symmetry changes during a chemical reaction: the case of diazene isomerization,
*Journal of Mathematical Journal of Mathematical Chemistry*__47__,1274-1286 (2010). - I. Tuvi-Arad and D. Avnir, Quantifying asymmetry in concerted reactions: Solvents effect on a Diels-Alder cycloaddition, Journal of Organic Chemistry 76, 4973-4979 (2011).
- I. Tuvi-Arad and D. Avnir, Symmetry-enthalpy correlations in Diels–Alder reactions, Chemistry - A European Journal 18, 10014-10020 (2012).
- I. Tuvi-Arad, T. Rozgonyi and A. Stirling, Effect of Temperature and Substitution on Cope Rearrangement: A Symmetry Perspective, The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 117(48), 12726-12733 (2013).
- Y. Feldman-Maggor, A. Rom and I. Tuvi-Arad, Open Educational Resources in Undergraduate Chemistry – Mapping Tool and Lecturers' Considerations for their Integration in Teaching,
*Chemistry Education Research and Practice*,__17__, 283-295 (2016). - I. Tuvi-Arad and A. Stirling,
**Invited paper:**The distortive nature of temperature – A symmetry analysis,*Israel Journal of chemistry*, 56,1067-2075 (2016). - R. Iovita, I. Tuvi-Arad, M-H Moncel, J. Despriée, P. Voinchet, J-J. Bahain,High handaxe symmetry at the beginning of the European Acheulian: the data from la Noira (France) in context,
*PLOS ONE,*12(5), e0177063 (2017). - Y. Baruch-Shpigler, H. Wang, I. Tuvi-Arad and D. Avnir, Chiral Ramachandran plots I: Glycine,
*Biochemistry,*56, 5635-5643 (2017). - G. Alon and I. Tuvi-Arad, Improved algorithms for symmetry analysis: structure preserving permutations,
*Journal of Mathematical Chemistry*, 56, 193-212 (2018). - A.W. Kaspi-Kaneti and I. Tuvi-Arad, Twisted and Bent Out of Shape: Symmetry and Chirality Analysis of Substituted Ferrocenes,
*Organometallics, 37(19), 3314–3321 (2018)*. - I. Tuvi-Arad and R. Blonder,
**Invited review:**Technology in the Service of Pedagogy: Teaching with Chemistry Databases,*Israel Journal of Chemistry*(in press, DOI: 10.1002/ijch.2). - H. Wang, D. Avnir and I. Tuvi-Arad, Chiral Ramachandran Plots II: General trends and proteins chirality spectra,
*Biochemistry, 57(45), 6395–6403 (2018)*. - I. Tuvi-Arad and G. Alon, Improved Algorithms for Quantifying the Near Symmetry of Proteins: Complete Side Chains Analysis,
*Journal of Cheminformatics,*11(1):39 (2019. - Y. Shalit and I. Tuvi-Arad, Side chain flexibility and the symmetry of protein homodimers, PLOS ONE, (accepted).

- I. Tuvi and R. Nachmias, Educational Websites in Chemistry: Expectations versus Reality, Computer Based Learning in Science - Conference Proceedings, C. P. Constantinou and Z. C. Zacharia (eds.), Vol. 1, 955-963 (2003).
- I. Tuvi-Arad and R. Blonder, Continuous Symmetry & Chemistry Teachers: Learning Advanced Chemistry Content through Novel Visualization Tools, Proceedings of the Chais Conference on Instructional Technologies Research 2010: Learning in the technological era, Y. Eshet-Alkalai, A. Caspi, S. Eden and Y. Yair (eds.), Raanana: The Open University of Israel, 87-93 (2010).
- Y. Feldman-Magor, A. Rom and I. Tuvi-Arad, "Chemistry Lecturer's considerations for Integrating Educational Websites in the Classroom", Proceedings of the
*12*, Y. Yair and E. Shmueli (eds.), Vol. 1, 107-114 (2014).^{th}annual Meital National Conference*In Hebrew*.

# Computational Chemistry

### Symmetry of protein homomers and chirality of their building blocks

#### Developing Improved Algorithms for Symmetry Analysis

## Chemical Education

#### Learning with Video

**Open University Books (in Hebrew)**

**Postdocs:**

**PhD Students:**

Yael Feldmann Maggor (Science Education), jointly supervised with Prof. Ron Blonder,The Weizmann Institute of Science

**Research Associates:****S**

*oftware Developers:*

**Former Group Members:**

*Current Collaborators:*