Joshua Darr, Assistant Professor

Joshua Darr

Joshua Darr, Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of Nebraska–Omaha
DSC 337
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha, Nebraska 68182
Office: 402-554-2653


  • PhD, Chemistry, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • BS, Chemistry, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

Courses Taught

  • General Chemistry I (CHEM 1180)
  • General Chemistry II (CHEM 1190)
  • General Chemistry Laboratory I (CHEM 1184)
  • General Chemistry Laboratory I (CHEM 3354)
  • Physical Chemistry Laboratory I (CHEM 3354)
  • Physical Chemistry II (CHEM 3360)
  • Physical Chemistry Laboratory II (CHEM 3364)
  • Writing in Chemistry (NSCI 3940)
  • Special Topics in Chemistry: Lasers in Chemistry

Honors and Awards

  • NSF Nebraska EPSCoR FIRST Award (2013).
  • University Committee on Research and Creative Activity Award (2009 and 2011).
  • Magna Cum Laude, Wheaton College (2001).
  • American Institute of Chemists Foundation Student Award Certificate for “outstanding student majoring in chemistry,” Wheaton College (2001).
  • Freshman Chemistry Achievement Award, Wheaton College (1998).

Selected Publications

  • J.P. Darr*, S.Q. Davis, Y. Kohno, K. McKenna, and P. Morales, “Morphological effects on the hygroscopic properties of sodium chloride-sodium sulfate aerosols”, J. Aerosol Sci., 77, 158 (2014).
  • J.P. Darr*, “Combining Experiment and Theory to Probe Salt Aerosol Deliquescence”, J. Chem. Ed., 90, 1392 (2013).
  • J.P. Darr* and R.A. Loomis*, “Dissociation dynamics of higher-order He2· · · I35Cl(B,v¢=3) complexes”, Chem. Phys. Lett., 586, 34 (2013).
  • J.P. Martin, A.S. Case, Q. Gu, J.P. Darr, A.B. McCoy*, and W.C. Lineberger*, “Photofragmentation Dynamics of ICN–(CO2)n Clusters Following Visible Excitation”, J. Chem. Phys., 139, 064315 (2013).
  • J. Wei, C. Makarem, A.L. Reinitz, J.P. Darr, and R.A. Loomis, “Accurate measurement of the T-shaped and linear Ar· · · I2(X,n²=0) binding energies using vibronic-specific I2(B,n) fragment velocity-map imaging”, Chem. Phys., 399, 172 (2012).
  • J.P. Darr, R.A. Loomis*, S.E. Ray-Helmus, and A.B. McCoy*, “Probing the Dependence of Long-Range, Four-Atom Interactions on Intermolecular Orientation: 3. Hydrogen and Iodine”, J. Phys. Chem. A, 115, 7368 (2011).
  • M.A. Thompson, J.P. Martin, J.P. Darr, W.C. Lineberger*, and R. Parson*, “A combined experimental/theoretical investigation of the near-infrared photodissociation of IBr−(CO2)n”, J. Chem. Phys. 129, 224304 (2008).
  • D.S. Boucher, J.P. Darr, D.B. Strasfeld, and R.A. Loomis*, “Spectroscopic identification of higher-order rare gas-dihalogen complexes with different geometries: He2,3· · ·Br2, and He2,3· · · ICl”, J. Phys. Chem. A, 112, 13393 (2008).
  • J.P. Darr and R.A. Loomis*, “Experimental interrogation of the multidimensional He + ICl(E,v†) and He + ICl(b,v†) intermolecular potential energy surfaces”, J. Chem. Phys. 129, 144306 (2008).
  • J.P. Darr, R.A. Loomis*, and Anne B. McCoy*, “Probing the Dependence of Long-Range, Four-Atom Interactions on Intermolecular Orientation: 2. Molecular Deuterium and Iodine Monochloride”, J. Phys. Chem. A., 112, 9494 (2008).