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Emily A. Jarvis is currently an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Loyola Marymount University. Prior to joining LMU, she served as a chemistry professor at Gordon College in Wenham, MA, a research scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, MD, a visiting professor at Kenyon College in Gambier, OH, and a Science Policy Fellow in the United States Senate. Her research interests include first principles characterization of inorganic and organic molecules, solid-state and nanomaterials, and electronic excited states in small molecules with particular emphasis on atomic-level mechanisms of materials failure and chemical modifications designed to enhance materials performance for clean energy. She also has professional interests in wine chemistry, high performance computing and federal science policy.
University of California, Los Angeles: Ph.D, Physical Chemistry
University of California, Los Angeles: M.S, Chemistry
Pepperdine University: B.S., Chemistry
Magna Cum Laude
Areas of Expertise (6)
Modern Quantum Chemistry
Chemistry of Wine
Characterization of Inorganic Molecules
Solids and Surfaces
Industry Expertise (8)
Metalworking and Coatings Technology
Ceramics and Glass
Technical consulting for science, engineering, and film industries
NRC/NIST Fellowship (professional)
National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, MD
AAAS/ACS Congressional Science Fellow (professional)
Served as science policy advisor in the United States Senate.
DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program (professional)
Composed research updates to be presented to Congress, the Air Force, and the High Performance Computing Modernization Office
Supported Metal Catalysts with Improved Thermal Stability
Describes appropriate doping and metal oxide supports for improved thermal stability of heterogeneous metal catalysts
Hung Phan, Thomas J. Kelly, Andriy Zhugayevych, Guillermo C. Bazan, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, Emily A. Jarvis*, Sergei Tretiak*
Vol. 10, Issue 16, 4632-4638
Emily A. A. Jarvis
Vol. 12 Issue 2, 161-167
V. B. Vykhodets, K. G. Johnson, T. E. Kurennykh, I. V. Beketov, O. M. Samatov, A. I. Medvedev, E. A. A. Jarvis
Characterization of surfaces in TiO2 nano powders
V. B. Vykhodets, E. A. A. Jarvis, T. E. Kurennykh, I. V. Beketov, S. I. Obukhov, O. M. Samatov, A. I. Medvedev, A. E. Davletshin, T. H. Whyte, “Inhomogeneous depletion of oxygen ions in metal oxide nanoparticles,” Surface Science 644, 141 (2016).
V. B. Vykhodets, E. A. A. Jarvis, T. E. Kurennykh, I. V. Beketov, S. I. Obukhov, O. M. Samatov, A.. I. Medvedev, A. E. Davletshin, “Extreme deviations in stoichiometry in alumina nanopowders,” Surface Science 630, 182 (2014).
E.A.A. Jarvis, B. Lee, B. Neddenriep, and W. Shoemaker, “Computational comparison of stepwise oxidation and O-O bond formation in mononuclear ruthenium water oxidation catalysts,” Chemical Physics 417, 8 (2013).
E.A.A. Jarvis and C.S. Lo, “Computational investigations of metal oxide surfaces”, in Metallic Systems: A Quantum Chemist’s Perspective, Orkid Coskuner, Thomas Allison, and Carlos Gonzales, eds. (CRC Press, Boca Raton, 2011) pp. 201-224.
O. Coskuner, E.A.A. Jarvis, “Coordination studies of Al-EDTA in aqueous solution,” Journal of Physical Chemistry A 112, 2628 (2008).
G.M. Rutter, N.P. Guisinger, J.N. Crain, E.A.A. Jarvis, M.D. Stiles, T. Li, P.N. First, J.A. Stroscio, “Imaging the interface of epitaxial graphene with silicon carbide via scanning tunneling microscopy,” Physical Review B 76, 235416/1 (2007).
O. Coskuner, E.A.A. Jarvis, T.C. Allison, “Water dissociation in the presence of metal ions,” Angewandte Chemie International Edition 46, 7853 (2007).
E.A.A. Jarvis and A.M. Chaka, “Oxidation mechanism and ferryl domain formation on the alpha- Fe2O3 (0001) Surface,” 601, 1909 Surface Science (2006).
E.A.A. Jarvis and E.A. Carter, “A nanoscale mechanism of fatigue in ionic solids,” Nano Letters 6, 505 (2006).
E.A.A. Jarvis and E.A. Carter, “Exploiting covalency to enhance metal-oxide and oxide-oxide adhesion at heterogeneous interfaces,” (Feature Article) Journal of the American Ceramic Society 86, 373 (2003).
E.A.A. Jarvis and E.A. Carter, “An atomic view of heterogeneous interface design,”Journal of Physical Chemistry B 106, 7995 (2002).
E.A.A. Jarvis and E.A. Carter, “Importance of open-shell effects in adhesion at metal-ceramic interfaces,” (Rapids) Physical Review B 66, 100,103 (2002).
E.A.A. Jarvis and E.A. Carter, “The role of reactive elements in the bond coat for thermal barrier coatings” Computersing in Science and Engineering 4, 33 (2002).
E.A.A. Jarvis, A. Christensen, and E.A. Carter, “Weak bonding of alumina coatings on Ni(111),” Surface Science 487, 55 (2001).
E.A.A. Jarvis and E.A. Carter, “Metallic character of the Al2O3(0001)-(root31 x root31)R±9o surface reconstruction,” Journal of Physical Chemistry B 105, 4045 (2001).
E.A.A. Jarvis, R.L. Hayes, and E.A. Carter, “Effects of oxidation on the nanoscale mechanisms of crack formation in aluminum,” ChemPhysChem 2, 55 (2001).
A. Christensen, E.A.A. Jarvis, and E.A. Carter, “Atomic-level properties of thermal barrier coatings: Characterization of metal-ceramic interfaces,” in Chemical Dynamics in Extreme Environments (Advanced Series in Physical Chemistry), R. A. Dressler, Ed. (World Scientific, Singapore, 2001), pp. 490-546.
E.A.A. Jarvis, E. Fattal, A.J.R. da Silva, and E.A. Carter, “Characterization of photoionization intermediates via ab initio molecular dynamics,” Journal of Physical Chemistry A 104, 2333 (2000).
Ph. D. Dissertation: Atomic-level Culprits of Materials Failure: the Importance of Chemical Bonding at Heterogeneous Interfaces