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Ala Bazyleva (Fed)

Research Chemist

Ala Bazyleva is a research chemist at the Thermodynamics Research Center (TRC) Group of the Applied Chemicals and Materials Division at NIST. Her current duties include data quality assessment, development of thermodynamic models and methods for data analysis, and supervision of students. Dr. Bazyleva is responsible for cooperation with the Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics, Thermochimica Acta, and DIPPR. She is a task group chair or member of several IUPAC projects, e.g., Recommended Reference Materials for Phase Equilibrium Studies ( Dr. Bazyleva is a member of  the American Chemical Society (ACS), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Joint ASME/AIChE Committee on Thermophysical Properties, IUPAC Subcommittee on Solubility and Equilibrium Data. She also participates in the NIST MML Career Development Group and the NIST SURF Committee.


Dr. Ala Bazyleva received her MS in Chemistry and PhD in Chemistry from the Belarusian State University in Prof. G. Kabo’s laboratory (Minsk, Belarus). Her dissertation was devoted to studying thermodynamic properties of adamantane derivatives, intermediates in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals, by experimental (combustion calorimetry, adiabatic calorimetry, differential scanning calorimetry, Knudsen effusion method) and theoretical methods (quantum chemistry and statistical physics). She subsequently studied surface tension and micellation in aqueous solutions of ionic liquids in the laboratory of Prof. A. Heintz (University of Rostock, Germany); viscosity, thermal properties, and phase equilibria of heavy oils and bitumen in the group of Prof. J. Shaw (University of Alberta, Canada); viscosity of gas-saturated oils in the laboratory of Prof. M. Liberatore (Colorado School of Mines, Colorado). Dr. Bazyleva was a contributor to the NIST-TRC thermodynamic tables in 2007-2009. She joined TRC as an expert in thermophysics and thermochemistry in 2013.


Dr. Ala Bazyleva’s experience and interests include:

  • experimental thermodynamics and thermophysics for pure compounds and mixtures (e.g., different kinds of calorimetry, rheology, vapor-pressure measurements, surface-tension measurements),
  • prediction of thermophysical and thermochemical properties (e.g., quantum-chemical computation, statistical thermodynamics), and
  • cheminformatics.


Dr. Bazyleva has more than 40 publications in peer-review journals and as book chapters.


Postdoctoral openings

Development of Viscosity Prediction Methods Based on Molecular Parameters and Intermolecular Interaction for Organic Compounds

Application of Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Acquisition and Analysis of Thermophysical and Thermodynamic Property Information


Department of Commerce Bronze medal (2016): “For implementation of a data quality program to validate thermophysical property measurements prior to their publication in the technical literature.”

IACT Junior Award for Excellence in Thermodynamics (2010) at the  21st IUPAC International Conference on Chemical Thermodynamics (Tsukuba, Japan).


Thermochemical study of 2-adamantanone

Ala Bazyleva, Dzmitry Zaitsau, Gennady J. Kabo
The results of a thermochemical study of the standard molar enthalpy of combustion of 2-adamantanone in the crystalline phase state by isoperibol combustion


Robert D. Chirico, Eugene Paulechka, Vladimir Diky, Ala Bazyleva

Reference materials for phase equilibrium studies. 2. Solid–liquid equilibria (IUPAC Technical Report)

Ala Bazyleva, William E. Acree, Vladimir Diky, Glenn T. Hefter, Johan Jacquemin, M. Clara F. Magalhães, Joe W. Magee, Kirk Nordstrom, John O'Connell, James D. Olson, Ilya Polishuk, Kurt A. G. Schmidt, John M. Shaw, J. P. Martin Trusler, Ronald D. Weir
This article is the second of three projected IUPAC Technical Reports on reference materials for phase equilibrium studies. The goal of this project was to

Report Experimental Data Effectively

John O'Connell, Vladimir Diky, Ala Bazyleva
Research, design, and simulation require reliable and accurate data. Use these principles and best practices for reporting experimental results.

Towards improved FAIRness of the ThermoML Archive

Demian Riccardi, Zachary Trautt, Ala Bazyleva, Eugene Paulechka, Vladimir Diky, Joe W. Magee, Andrei F. Kazakov, Scott Townsend, Chris Muzny
The ThermoML archive is a subset of Thermodynamics Research Center (TRC) data holdings corresponding to cooperation between NIST TRC and five journals: Journal
Created June 18, 2019, Updated March 2, 2023