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Alfy Benny

Aspires to be a chemist with a strong computational and theoretical background to understand and investigate molecular excited-state processes, non-covalent interaction-assisted phenomena such as crystallization, catalysis etc., efficient charge transport capable molecules, and other fundamental quantized phenomena in molecules

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2021 - 20xx

Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey, USA

2016 - 2021

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala, India


Various exciting excited state phenomena such as singlet fission, aggregate induced shifts, thermally activated delayed fluorescense, are few among the vast topic.

Excited State Dynamics

Understanding the non-covalent interactions is important in crystallography and catalytic  chemistry for acquiring the maximum out of the molecules.

Non-Covalent Interactions

The emerging field of charge transport in organic molecules probed with hopping theory, transient localization theory and band theory.

Charge Transport

Reaction mechanism  is the soul of  organic chemistry. Understanding the way of synthesis can help in tuning and emerging new synthetic possibilities.

Reaction Mechanism

Familiar computational program packages:


Ph.D. supervisor


Prof. Gregory D. Scholes

William S. Tod Professor of Chemistry, Princeton University
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Director of Bio
LEC, a DOE Energy Frontier Research Center
Fellow of the Royal Society (London)

Undergraduate Research PI


Prof. Mahesh Hariharan

Professor of Chemistry, IISER Thiruvananthapuram

Associate Editor, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry

Associate Editor, RSC Advances
Associate Editor, Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences
Fellow of the Royal Society (London)

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) fellow (2016-2021)

Fellowships and grants

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