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  Tzvetelin D. Iordanov, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
Georgia Southwestern State University
800 Georgia SW State University Drive
Americus, GA 31709

Office Location: 314 Roney Building
Office Hours: as posted

Phone: (229) 931-2333
Fax: (229) 931-2734


Sense of Bulgaria

Bulgarian Mountains

  BIOGRAPHY back to top

1997: M.S. in Chemistry,  Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski

2003: Ph.D. in Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University

2003-2005: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

2005-2009: Assistant Professor, Georgia Southwestern State University

2009-present: Associate Professor, Georgia Southwestern State University


  COURSES  back to top

Introduction to Environmental Science - ENVS 1100

Principles of Chemistry I - CHEM 1211

Principles of Chemistry I - CHEM 1212

Principles of Chemistry Lab I - CHEM 1211L

Principles of Chemistry Lab II - CHEM 1212L

Quantitative Analysis - CHEM 3250

Quantitative Analytical Lab - CHEM 3250L

Instrumental Analysis - CHEM 4450

Instrumental Analysis Lab - CHEM 4450L

Molecular Modelling - CHEM 4350
Special Problems - CHEM 4470
Chemistry Seminar I - CHEM 4491

  CURRENT PROJECTS  back to top

  • CISD for extended systems
  • MMFF gradients and Hessian
  • Electronic structure and properties of conducting polymers
  • Symmetry breaking in polymethine dyes
  • Volatile compounds in water droplets


  PUBLICATIONS back to top

A. Rajendran, T. Tsuchiya, So Hirata, and T. D. Iordanov “Predicting Properties of Organic Optoelectronic Materials: Asymptotically Corrected Density-Functional Study”, J. Phys. Chem. 116(49):12153-62 (2012)

T. D. Iordanov, J. L. Davis, A. E. Masunov, A. Levenson, O. V. Przhonska, A. D. Kachkovski "Symmetry breaking in cationic polymethine dyes, Part 1: Ground state potential energy surfaces, equilibrium and non-equilibrium solvent effects on electronic spectra of streptocyanines" , Int. J. of Quantum Chem., 109(15), 3592–3601, 2009

T. D. Iordanov "A Case Study in Performance Evaluation of Density Functional Tight Binding Method in Two Layer ONIOM Method," J. Molec. Structure: THEOCHEM, 850 (1-3),152-159, 2008

Shiyu Du and J. S. Francisco, G. K. Schenter, T. D. Iordanov, B. C. Garrett, M. Dupuis and Jun Li: “The OH radical – H2O molecular interaction potential”, J. Chem. Phys., 124; 224318, 2006

T. D. Iordanov, G. K. Schenter and B. C. Garrett, "Sensitivity analysis of thermodynamic properties of liquid water: A general approach to improve empirical potentials", J. Phys. Chem. A, 110(2); 762-771, 2005

T. Iordanov and S. Hammes-Schiffer, "Vibrational Analysis for the Nuclear-Electronic Orbital (NEO) Method", J. Chem. Phys., 118, 9489-9496, 2003.

S. P. Webb, T. Iordanov, and S. Hammes-Schiffer, "Multiconfigurational nuclear-electronic orbital approach: Incorporation of nuclear quantum effects in electronic structure calculations", J. Chem. Phys., 117, 4106-4118, 2002.

S. R. Billeter, S. P. Webb, T. Iordanov, P. K. Agarwal, and S. Hammes-Schiffer, "Hybrid approach for including electronic and nuclear quantum effects in molecular dynamics simulations of hydrogen transfer reactions in enzymes", J. Chem. Phys., 114, 6925-6936, 2001.

T. Iordanov, S. R. Billeter, S. P. Webb, and S. Hammes-Schiffer, "Partial multidimensional grid generation method for efficient calculation of nuclear wavefunctions", Chem. Phys. Lett., 338, 389-397, 2001.

S. R. Billeter, S. P. Webb, P. K. Agarwal, T. Iordanov, and S. Hammes-Schiffer, "Hydride transfer in liver alcohol dehydrogenase: quantum dynamics, kinetic isotope effects, and the role of enzyme motion", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 123, 11262-11272, 2001.



Method and algorithm development applicable to large-scale quantum mechanical computations.


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