# Prof. Inbal Tuvi-Arad, Senior Lecturer

##### 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 in the field of protein symmetry

**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.

**Postdoc position is available!**

#### 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).

Articles in Refereed Conference Proceedings

- 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

#### Chirality of the Building Blocks of Proteins

#### Developing Improved Algorithms for Symmetry Analysis

#### Chirality of Achiral Molecular Fragments and Drugs

#### Near-Symmetry and Temperature

#### Symmetry in Pericyclic Reactions

## Chemical Education

#### Learning with Video

**Open University Books (in Hebrew)**

**Educational Websites**

- 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 - A collection of tools for online calculation of Continuous Symmetry Measures for molecules and proteins (original version can be found here).

**PhD Students:**

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

**Research Associates:**

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**Former Group Members:**

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