Wayne E. Jones, Jr.

Dr. Wayne E. Jones, Jr.

Professor, Inorganic and Materials Chemistry
and Department Chairman

  • B.S., St. Michaels College
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Science 2 Bldg - Room 226
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Research Interests:

Our research group's interests involve the study of photo-induced electron and energy transfer processes in inorganic and polymer systems. By combining novel synthetic strategies with modern electrochemical and spectroscopic techniques, we gain a better understanding of fundamental processes which occur in all of chemistry including electron transfer, energy transfer, excited state reactivity, and materials design at a molecular level. The focus of our efforts is the design and study of molecular wires and devices. These nanomaterials provide a foundation for fundamental investigations as well as opportunities for new applied technologies. The projects briefly outlined below fall into three areas under the theme of molecular wires and are supported by grants from NIH, NSF, SRC, NIST, New York State Center for Advanced Technology (IEEC), and industrial partners.

Recent Selected Publications

Kenneth Skorenko; Rose Bernier; Jian Liu; Brad Galusha; Frank Goroleski; William Bernier; Jeffrey Mativetsky; Wayne E. Jones, Jr. Thermal Stability of Nanoparticle Bound Organic Chromophores with ZnO, Dyes and Pigments, 2016, in Press, doi: 10.1016/j.dyepig.2016.03.011.

Jian Liu; Danielle McCarthy; Michael Cowan; Emilly Obuya; Jared DeCoste; William Bernier; Wayne E. Jones, Jr., Mechanism and Optimization of the Photocatalytic Activity for TiO2 Nanofibers with Variable Rutile Fraction, Applied Catalysis B, 2016, 187, 154-162.

Jian Liu; Siva P Adusumilli; John J Condoluci; Alok C Rastogi; William E Bernier; Wayne E Jones, Jr. Effects of H2 Annealing on Polycrystalline Copper Substrates for Graphene Growth during Low Pressure Chemical Vapor Deposition, Materials Letters, 2015, 153, 132-135.

Kenneth Skorenko; Austin Faucette; Nicholas Ravvin; William Bernier; Jeffrey Mativetsky; Wayne E. Jones, Jr. Vapor Phase Polymerization and Mechanical Testing of Highly Conducting Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophen) for Flexible Devices, Synthetic Metals, 2015, 209, 297-303.

Linyue Tong; Kenneth Skorenko; Austin Faucette; Steve Boyer; Jian Liu; William Bernier; Jeffrey Mativetsky; Wayne E. Jones, Jr. Vapor Phase Polymerization of Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) on Carbon Coated Substrates as Enhanced Electrodes for Supercapacitors, J. Power Sources, 2015, 297, 195-201.

Megan E.A. Fegley; Trevor Sandgren; Jetty L. Duffy-Matzner; Wayne E. Jones, Jr. Detection and Differentiation of Ferrous and Ferric ions in Aqueous Systems using Fluorescent Metallopolymer and Oligomer Chemosensors, J. Polymer Science A., 2015, 53, 951-955.

Last Updated: 4/12/16