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Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Atmospheric Sciences – CHEMISTRY
College of Science, Engineering, and Technology


Chemistry is the study of how matter behaves at its most basic level. The central science, chemistry, is involved in everything that we do. Its applications stretch across all areas of life, including medicine, engineering and agriculture.

Dr. Julia Saloni


 Julia_Saloni 1400 J. R. Lynch Street, P.O. Box 17910
Jackson, MS 39217-0510 


Physical location:
Just Science Hall Office G011

Contact: E-mail:
Tel: (601) 979-7137
Fax: (601) 979-3674


Introduction to Chemistry

General Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Research Interests: Theoretical/Computational Chemistry

· New sources of energy and its storage: design and characteristic of fuel storing materials, as a part of search for alternative to fossil fuels sources of energy
· Detection of dangerous substances: use of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers, MIP, for detection of explosive and toxic substances
· Design of novel drug delivery systemsMIP based delivery of chiral drugs, and controlled release drugs
· Recycling of natural resources: new MIP based methods for purification of drinking water

Selected publications

  1.  Saloni J., Walker K., Hill G. Jr, Theoretical Investigation on Monomer and Solvent Selection for Molecular Imprinting of Nitrocompounds J. Phys. Chem. A, ( Article) 117(7) 1531-1534, 2013
  2. Saloni J., Kadłubański P., Roszak S., Majumdar D., Hill G. Jr. and Leszczynski J., The Evolution of Bonding and Thermodynamic Properties of Boron-Doped Small Carbon Clusters: An Ab Initio Study ChemPhysChem (Article) 12 1358-1366, 2011,
  3. Saloni J., Lipkowski P., Dasary S. S. R., Anjaneyulu Y., Yu H., and Hill G., Jr*. Theoretical study of molecular interactions of TNT, acrylic acid, and ethylene glycol dimethacrylate – elements of molecularly imprinted polymer modeling process Polymer (Article)  52, 1206-1266, 2011 
  4. Dasary S. S. R, Saloni J., Fletcher A., Anjaneyulu Y., and Yu H Photodegradation of Selected PCBs in the Presence of Nano-TiO2 as Catalyst and H2O2 as an Oxidant Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 7, 3987-4001, 2010
  5. Saloni J., Dasary S. S. R., Anjaneyulu Y., Yu H., and Hill G., Jr*

    Molecularly imprinted polymers for explosive detection – computational study on molecular interactions of 2,6-dinitrotoluene and methacrylic acid complex. Struct. Chem. (Article), 21, 1171-1184, 2010

  6. Saloni J., Kolodziejczyk W., Roszak S., Majumdar D., Hill, Jr. G. and Leszczynski J Local and global electronic effects in single and double boron doped carbon nanotubes. J Phys. Chem. C.; (Article), 114 (3); 1428-1533, 2010



Important Dates

CSET Scholars Academy

Community Engagement


For more information, please contact us at (601) 979-7012.  We look forward to meeting with you and seeing how our program can help you achieve your goals.



Jackson State University
Department of Chemistry
1325 J. R. Lynch St.
P.O. Box 17910
Jackson, MS 39217-0510


(601) 979-2171