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Dr. Virgil Jackson

Assistant Professor

Dr. Virgil Jackson
Dr. Virgil Jackson

Dr. Jackson is a computational/physical chemist who joined the faculty at Loyola in the Fall of 2023. His research is focused on using high-accuracy modeling and simulation methods, such as density functional theory (DFT), second-order Møller−Plesset perturbation theory (MP2) and coupled cluster CCSD(T) theory in the gas phase, to study different processes relevant to environmental issues. His work has been published in journals such as the Journal of Physical Chemistry, Journal of Fluorine Chemistry, and Inorganic Chemistry.




Recent Publications

  • Confer, M. P.; Allayarov, S. R.; Kim, I. P.; Markin, I. V.; Jackson, V. E.; Dixon, D. A. J. Fluorine Chem. 2020, 232, 109493.
  • Hu, Y.; Vasiliu, M.; Thanthiriwatte, K. S.; Jackson, V. E.; Chaka, A. M.; Dixon, D. A. J. Phys. Chem. A 2020, 124, 1829-1840.
  • Chen, M.; Jackson, V. E.; Felmy, A. R.; Dixon, D. A. J. Phys. Chem. A 2015, 119, 3419-3428.
  • Jackson, V. E.; Felmy, A. R.; Dixon, D. A. J. Phys. Chem. A 2015, 119, 2926-2939.
  • Jackson, V. E.; Gutowski, K. E.; Dixon, D. A. J. Phys. Chem. A 2013, 117, 8939−8957.


• Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama • Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, 2004 • Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, 2004

Classes Taught

General Chemistry I & II Lectures and Labs


Quantum mechanics

Advanced inorganic chemistry