Dr. D. Brandon Magers joined the Belhaven University faculty in 2019 as an Associate Professor of Chemistry. Dr. Magers received his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in 2014 in Computational Chemistry. After UGA, he served as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry on the faculty at Taylor University in Indiana.
Dr. Magers is particularly interested in undergraduate research and mentorship. He manages an active research group of undergraduate students that present original work at the local, regional, and national levels. Dr. Magers also serves as an officer for the Mississippi Local Section of the American Chemical Society serving chemists in central Mississippi.
Areas of Expertise
Electronic Structure Theory
Science & Culture
Shope, B.; Magers, D. B.; Pelczer, I.; Řeha, D.; Minofar, B.; Carey, J. NMR and Computational Studies of Ammonium Ion Binding to Dibenzo-18-Crown-6. Struct. Chem. 2023, 34, 713–722. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11224-022-02017-8.
Magers, D. B.; Chávez, V. H.; Peyton, B. G.; Sirianni, D. A.; Fortenberry, R. C.; McDonald, A. R. Psi4Education: Free and Open-Source Programing Activities for Chemical Education with Free and Open-Source Software. Teaching Programming across the Chemistry Curriculum. ACS Symp. Ser. 2021, 107–122. https://doi.org/10.1021/bk-2021-1387.ch008.
Wu, C.H.; Magers, D. B.; Harding, L. B.; Klippenstein, S. J.; Allen, W. D. Reaction Profiles and Kinetics for Radical–Radical Hydrogen Abstraction via Multireference Coupled Cluster Theory. J. Chem. Theory Comput. 2020, 16 (3), 1511–1525. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jctc.9b00966.
Magers, D. B.; Stan, P. L.; King, D. A. Graphing Activity for the First General Chemistry Lab Session to Introduce Data Processing. J. Chem. Educ. 2019, 96(8), 1676–1679. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jchemed.9b00226.
Magers, D. B.; Magers, A. K.; Magers, D. H. The s-homodesmotic method for the computation of conventional strain energies of bicyclic systems and individual rings within these systems. Int. J. Quantum Chem. 2019, 119 (8), e25864. https://doi.org/10.1002/qua.25864.