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Jessica Parr

Associate Professor (Teaching) of Chemistry

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 821-6614
Office: SGM 222



Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Southern California, 8/2007
B.A. Chemistry with ACS Certification, Goucher College, 5/2002

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Research involved the study of the photodissociation dynamics of hydrogen bonded complexes. Topics of interest include: vibrational energy transfer and exit channel dynamics in weakly-bound complexes.


Journal Article

Parr, J. A., Li, G., Fedorov, I., McCaffery, A. J., Reisler, H. (2007). Imaging the State-Specific Vibrational Predissociation of the C2H2-NH3 Hydrogen Bonded Dimer. Journal of Physical Chemistry A. Vol. 111
Fedorov, I., Koziol, L., Li, G., Parr, J. A., Krylov, A., Reisler, H. (2007). Theoretical and Experimental Investigations of the Electronic Rydberg States of Diazomethane: Assignments and State Interactions. Journal of Physical Chemistry, A. Vol. 111
Li, G., Parr, J. A., Fedorov, I., Reisler, H. (2006). Imaging Study of Vibrational Predissociation of the HCl-acetylene Dimer: Pair Correlated Distributions. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. Vol. 8, pp. 2915-2924.

Honors and Awards

USC Mellon Mentoring Award, 2014-2015   
WiSE: Hanna Reisler Mentorship Award, 2013-2014   
Department of Chemistry Predoctoral Fellowship, 2002-2007  
Chemistry Department Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2006-2007   
Jay Stuckhoff Memorial Award for Leadership, 2006-2007   
USC Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2006-2007   
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