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

Eliud K Mushibe, Dickson Andala, Steven C Murphy, Kate Raiti-Palazzolo, Jetty L Duffy-Matzner, Wayne E. Jones, Jr., Electrically Conducting Polymers as Templating Interfaces for Fabrication of Copper Nanotubes,  Langmuir, 2012, 28(16), 6684-6690.

Peter N. Kariuki, Shailesh Upreti, Christopher M. Madl, and Wayne E. Jones, Jr., New Synthesized Structure of Trans-dichlorobis (1,3-diaminopropane)2 Ruthenium (III) Chloride. Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2012, 383, 320-326. doi: 10.1016/j.ica.2011.10.059.

Megan E. A. Fegley, Sherryllene S. Pinnock, Catherine N. Malele, Wayne E. Jones, Jr., Metal-Containing Conjugated Polymers as Fluorescent Chemosensors in the Detection of Toxicants, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2012, 381, 78-84. doi: 10.1016/j.ica.2011.11.040.

Sherryllene S. Pinnock, Catherine N. Malele, Justin Che, Wayne E. Jones, Jr., The Role of Intermolecular Interactions in the Solid State Fluorescent Conjugated Polymer Chemosensors.  J. Fluorescence, 2012, 381, 583-589.

Christopher M. Madl, Peter N. Kariuki, Jessica Gendron, Louis Piper, Wayne E. Jones, Jr., Chemical Vapor Deposition of Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) on Flexible Substrates for Enhanced Transparent Electrodes,  Synthetic Metals, 2011, 161, 1159-1165 doi: 10.1016/j.synthmet.2011.03.024.

Last Updated: 12/2/15