Jessica Johnston
Jessica Johnston, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
B.A. Washington and Jefferson Coll
Ph.D. University of Utah

Areas of Experience

  • Teaching Interests: General Chemistry, Quantum Mechanics & Spectroscopy, Classical & Statistical Thermodynamics
  • About Jessica Johnston, Ph.D.


    2008 - 2014     Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

    Dissertation: "Thermodynamics and Phase Behavior of Nanoscale Systems: Molecular Dynamics and Mass Spectrometry Studies"

    2004 - 2008     B.A. Chemistry, B.A. Mathematics, Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA



    “Crystallization, Melting, and Structure of Water Nanodroplets at Atmospherically Relevant Temperatures”  Jessica C. Johnston and Valeria Molinero. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134. 6650 (2012).

    “A Single-Component Silicon Quasicrystal”  Jessica C. Johnston, Spencer Phippen, and Valeria Molinero. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2. 384-388 (2011).

    “Liquid to Quasicrystal Transition in Bilayer Water”  Jessica C. Johnston, Noah Kastelowitz, and Valeria Molinero. J. Chem. Phys.133. 154516 (2010).

    “The Anomalously High Melting Temperature of Bilayer Ice”  Noah Kastelowitz, Jessica C. Johnston, and Valeria Molinero. J. Chem. Phys. 132. 124511 (2010). 

    “Intermolecular shielding contributions studied by modeling the 13C chemical-shift tensors of organic single crystals with plane waves”  Jessica C. Johnston, Robbie J. Iuliucci, Julio C. Facelli, George Fitzgerald, and Karl T. Mueller.  J. Chem. Phys. 131. 144503 (2009).