James Whitten

James E. Whitten, Chemistry, Center for Advanced Materials, Nanomanufacturing Center of Excellence

James E. Whitten, Chemistry, Center for Advanced Materials, Nanomanufacturing Center of Excellence

Chairman, Professor
Phone:
978-934-3666
Fax:
978-934-3013
Office:
Olney Hall 520

Expertise

Physical & materials chemistry at surfaces & interfaces

Educational Background

Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, 1991.
The Ohio State University, Columbus (Adviser: P. L. Jones).
Thesis Research Performed at Argonne National Laboratory
(with D. M. Gruen, M. J. Pellin).
Dissertation Title: Electron-Stimulated Desorption from Aluminum Surfaces.

B.S. (Double Major) in Chemistry and Mathematics, 1985.
Magna Cum Laude Graduate.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Biosketch

The Whitten Research Group is interested in physical chemistry at surfaces and interfaces.  Research projects include polymer/metal interfaces for organic light-emitting diodes and organic photovoltaic devices.  Other active projects include optically studying surface diffusion for heteroepitaxy applications and electron-induced polymerization investigations of condensed conjugated molecules. Dr. Whitten is also a member of the Center for Advanced Materials.