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James Whitten


James Whitten
James E. WhittenProfessor

Research Interests

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.

Education

  • Ph D: Physical Chemistry, (1991), Ohio State University Columbus - Columbus, OH
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Electron-Stimulated Desorption from Aluminum Surfaces.
  • BS: Chemistry and Mathematics, (1985), The University of Alabama at Birmingham - Birmingham
    Supporting Area: Double Major

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Member and Secretary of Local Chapter of Sigma Xi (2000)
  • Member of American Chemical Society (1985)

Selected Publications

  • Granz, C.D., Schindler, B.J., Peterson, G.W., Whitten, J.E. (2016). A Fiber Optic, Ultraviolet Light-Emitting Diode-Based, Two Wavelength Fluorometer for Monitoring Reactive Adsorption. Review of Scientific Instruments, 87(3) 035121-1.
  • Bilkova, I., Sobczak, I., Decyk, P., Ziolek, M., Whitten, J.E. (2016). The Effect of Zinc and Copper in Gold Catalysts Supported on MCF Cellular Foams on Surface Properties and Catalytic Activity in Methanol Oxidation. Microporous & Mesoporous Materials!!!, 232 97 - 108.
  • Yiwen, W., Im, J., Soares, J.W., Steeves, D.M., Whitten, J.E. (2016). Thiol Adsorption on and Reduction of Copper Oxide Particles and Surfaces. Langmuir, 32(16) 3848 - 3857.
  • Bisson, P.J., Whitten, J.E. (2015). A Compact Raman Converter for UV-VIS Spectrometers. Rev. Sci. Instrum., 86(5) 055107/1-055107/6.
  • Whitten, J.E. (2015). Effects of Defects and Hydroxyl Groups on Adsorption and Photoluminescence of Zinc Oxide. Abstracts of Papers, 250th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Boston, MA, United States, August 16-20, 2015, COLL-329.
  • Unlu, I., Whitten James, E., Soares Jason, W., Steeves Diane, M. (2015). Photocatalytic Activity and Fluorescence of Gold/Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles Formed by Dithiol Linking. Langmuir, 31(31) 8718-25.
  • Unlu, I., Welsh, E.A., Pang, R., Soares, J.W., Steeves, D.M., Sengupta, S.K., Whitten, J.E. (2015). Photocatalytic and Gas Sensor Properties of Metal Oxide-Decorated Polypropylene Swatches. Abstracts of Papers, 250th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Boston, MA, United States, August 16-20, 2015, COLL-443.
  • DiPasquale, T., Whitten, J.E., Steeves, D.M., Soares, J. (2015). Research on Surface Modification of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles and Incorporation into Fibers. Abstracts of Papers, 249th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Denver, CO, United States, March 22-26, 2015, CHED-646.
  • Li, Y., Soares, J.W., Steeves, D.M., Whitten, J.E. (2015). Smart Materials Based on Thiol-Functionalized pNIPAM and Gold Nanoparticles. Abstracts of Papers, 250th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Boston, MA, United States, August 16-20, 2015, COLL-48.
  • Wang, Y., Grimm, O., Whitten, J.E. (2015). Thiol Adsorption on Metal Oxide Nanoparticles and Surfaces. Abstracts of Papers, 249th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Denver, CO, United States, March 22-26, 2015, COLL-81.
  • Watters, E., Sengupta, S., Peterson, G., Whitten, J. (2014). Photoluminescence of Zirconium Hydroxide: Origin of a Chemisorption-Induced ’Red-Stretch’. Chemical Physics Letters, 592 297-301.
  • Singh, J., Im, J., Watters, E.J., Whitten, J.E., Soares, J.W., Steeves, D.M. (2013). Thiol Dosing of ZnO Single Crystals and Nanorods: Surface Chemistry and Photoluminescence. Surface Science, 609 183-189.
  • Singh, J., Mukherjee, A., Sengupta, S.K., Im, J., Peterson, G.W., Whitten, J.E. (2012). Sulfur Dioxide and Nitrogen Dioxide Adsorption on Zinc Oxide and Zirconium Hydroxide Nanoparticles and the Effect on Photoluminescence. Applied Surface Science, 258(15) 5778-5785.
  • Im, J., Sengupta, S.K., Baruch, M.F., Granz, C.D., Ammu, S., Manohar, S.K., Whitten, J.E. (2011). A Hybrid Chemiresistive Sensor System for the Detection of Organic Vapors. Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 156(2) 715-722.
  • Im, J., Singh, J., Soares, J.W., Steeves, D.M., Whitten, J.E. (2011). Synthesis and Optical Properties of Dithiol-Linked ZnO/Gold Nanoparticle Composites. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 115(21) 10518-10523.
  • Singh, J., Im, J., Whitten, J.E., Soares, J.W., Steeves, D.M. (2010). Chemisorption of a Thiol-Functionalized Ruthenium Dye on Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles: Implications for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. Chemical Physics Letters, 497(4-6) 196-199.
  • Singh, J., Whitten, J.E. (2010). Directed Adhesion and Patterning by Ultraviolet Irradiation of TiO 2(110). Langmuir, 26(23) 17795-17797.
  • Im, J., Sengupta, S.K., Whitten, J.E. (2010). Photometer for monitoring the thickness of inkjet printed films for organic electronic and sensor applicationsPhotometer for Monitoring the Thickness of Inkjet Printed Films for Organic Electronic and Sensor Applications. Review of Scientific Instruments, 81(3).
  • Chandekar, A., Sengupta, S.K., Whitten, J.E. (2010). Thermal Stability of Thiol and Silane Monolayers: A Comparative Study. Applied Surface Science, 256(9) 2742-2749.
  • Chatterjee, S., Singh, J., Whitten, J.E., Sandman, D.J. (2010). Ultraviolet Photoelectron Spectroscopy Study of the Polydiacetylene of the Bis-P-Chlorocinnamate of 10,12-Docosadiyn-1,22-Diol and Related Subjects. Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry, 47(12) 1176-1179.
  • Im, J., Chandekar, A., Whitten, J.E. (2009). Anomalous Vapor Sensor Response of a Fluorinated Alkylthiol-Protected Gold Nanoparticle Film. Langmuir, 25(8) 4288-4292.
  • Singh, J., Im, J., Whitten, J.E., Soares, J.W., Steeves, D.M. (2009). Encapsulation of Zinc Oxide Nanorods and Nanoparticles. Langmuir, 25(17) 9947-9953.
  • Ge, Y., Weidner, T., Ahn, H., Whitten, J.E., Zharnikov, M. (2009). Encapsulation of Zinc Oxide Nanorods and Nanoparticles. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 113(11) 4575-4583.
  • Ojha, U., Feng, D., Chandekar, A., Whitten, J.E., Faust, R. (2009). Peptide Surface Modification of P(HEMA-co-MMA)-b-PIB-b-P (HEMA-co-MMA) Block Copolymers. Langmuir, 25(11) 6319-6327.
  • Ahn, H., Whitten, J.E. (2009). Potassium Deposition on a Thiophene-Terminated Alkanethiol Monolayer. Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena, 172(1-3) 107-113.
  • Kim, S.C., Whitten, J.E., Kumar, J., Bruno, F.F., Samuelson, L.A. (2009). Self-Doped Carboxylated Polyaniline: Effect of Hydrogen Bonding on the Doping of Polymers. Macromolecular Research, 17(9) 631-637.
  • Singh, J., Whitten, J.E. (2008). Adsorption of 3-Mercaptopropyltrimethoxysilane on Silicon Oxide Surfaces and Adsorbate Interaction with Thermally Deposited Gold. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 112(48) 19088-19096.
  • Chandekar, A., Alabran, M., Sengupta, S.K., Lee, J.S., Mead, J.L., Barry, C.M., Whitten, J.E., Somu, S., Busnaina, A.A. (2008). Fabrication of Stamps for Microcontact Printing by Injection Molding. Microelectronic Engineering, 85(1) 187-194.
  • Singh, J., Whitten, J.E. (2008). Forces Between Polymer Surfaces and Self-Assembled Monolayers. Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry, 45(11) 885-892.
  • Ge, Y., Whitten, J.E. (2008). Interfacial Electronic Properties of Thiophene and Sexithiophene Adsorbed on a Fluorinated Alkanethiol Monolayer. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 112(4) 1174-1182.
  • Soares, J.W., Whitten, J.E., Oblas, D.W., Steeves, D.M. (2008). Novel Photoluminescence Properties of Surface-Modified Nanocrystalline Zinc Oxide: Toward a Reactive Scaffold. Langmuir, 24(2) 371-374.
  • Ge, Y., Whitten, J.E. (2007). Energy Level Alignment Between Sexithiophene and Buckminsterfullerene Films. Chemical Physics Letters, 448(1-3) 65-69.
  • Chandekar, A., Whitten, J.E. (2007). Nanoscale Patterning of a Conjugated Oligomer. Applied Physics Letters, 91(11).
  • Feng, D., Chandekar, A., Whitten, J.E., Faust, R. (2007). Synthesis and Characterization of Poly(Methyl Methacrylate-Co-Hydroxyethyl Methacrylate)-B-Polyisobutylene-B-Poly(Methyl Methacrylate-Co-Hydroxyethyl Methacrylate) Triblock Copolymers. Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry, 44(11) 1141-1150.
  • Chandekar, A., Sengupta, S.K., Whitten, J.E. (2007). Template-Directed Patterning of Polymers and Biomaterials. Microscopy research and technique, 70(6) 506-512.
  • Wang, X., Whitten, J.E., Sandman, D.J. (2007). Ultraviolet Photoelectron Spectroscopy Study of the Thermochromic Phase Transition in Urethane-Substituted Polydiacetylenes. Journal of Chemical Physics, 126(18).
  • Ahn, H., Zharnikov, M., Whitten, J.E. (2006). Abnormal Pinning of the Fermi and Vacuum Levels in Monomolecular Self-Assembled Films. Chemical Physics Letters, 428(4-6) 283-287.
  • McNeil, A.J., M�ller, P., Whitten, J.E., Swager, T.M. (2006). Conjugated Polymers in an Arene Sandwich. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 128(38) 12426-12427.
  • Bisson, P.J., Whitten, J.E. (2006). Studying Fast Reactions: Construction and Use of a Low-Cost Continuous-Flow Instrument. Journal of chemical education, 83(12) 1860-1863.
  • Chandekar, A., Sengupta, S.K., Barry, C.M., Mead, J.L., Whitten, J.E. (2006). Template-Directed Adsorption of Block Copolymers on Alkanethiol-Patterned Gold Surfaces. Langmuir, 22(19) 8071-8077.
  • Sengupta, S.K., Farnham, J.M., Whitten, J.E. (2005). A Simple Low-Cost Lock-In Amplifier for the Laboratory. Journal of chemical education, 82(9) 1399-1401.
  • Ahn, H., Chandekar, A., Kang, B., Sung, C., Whitten, J.E. (2005). Comparison of Solubility and Vapor Sensing Properties of Methyl- and Thiophene-Terminated Alkanethiol-Protected Gold Nanoparticle Films. Journal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry, 42 A(11) 1477-1487.
  • Kim, Y., Whitten, J.E., Swager, T.M. (2005). High Ionization Potential Conjugated Polymers. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 127(34) 12122-12130.
  • Ahn, H., Whitten, J.E. (2005). Monitoring Particle Growth: Light Scattering Using Red and Violet Diode Lasers. Journal of chemical education, 82(6) 909-911.
  • Xu, P., Uyama, H., Whitten, J.E., Kobayashi, S., Kaplan, D.L. (2005). Monitoring Particle Growth: Light Scattering Using Red and Violet Diode Lasers. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 127(33) 11745-11753.
  • Snook, J.H., Samuelson, L.A., Kumar, J., Kim, Y.G., Whitten, J.E. (2005). Ultraviolet Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Nanocrystalline tio2 Films Sensitized with (2,2 -Bipyridyl)Ruthenium(Ii) Dyes for Photovoltaic Applications. Organic Electronics: physics, materials, applications, 6(2) 55-64.
  • Chandekar, A., Whitten, J.E. (2005). Ultraviolet Photoemission and Electron Loss Spectroscopy of Oligothiophene Films. Synthetic Metals, 150(3) 259-264.
  • Ahn, H., Chandekar, A., Kang, B., Sung, C., Whitten, J.E. (2004). Electrical Conductivity and Vapor-Sensing Properties of =(3-Thienyl)Alkanethiol-Protected Gold Nanoparticle Films. Chemistry of Materials, 16(17) 3274-3278.
  • Ahn, H., Oblas, D.W., Whitten, J.E. (2004). Electron Irradiation of Poly(3-Hexylthiophene) Films. Macromolecules, 37(9) 3381-3387.
  • Krishnaswami, K., Vangala, S.R., Zhu, B., Goodhue, W.D., Allen, L.P., Santeufemio, C., Liu, X., Ospina, M.C., Whitten, J.E., Sung, C., Dauplaise, H., Bliss, D., Dallas, G., Bakken, D., Jones, K.S. (2004). Epitaxial Growth on Gas Cluster Ion-Beam Processed Gasb Substrates Using Molecular-Beam Epitaxy. Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures, 22(3) 1455-1459.
  • Whitten, J.E. (2003). Adsorption of Thiophene and Pyridine on W(1 1 0). Surface Science, 546(2-3) 107-116.
  • Ahn, H., Whitten, J.E. (2003). Electronic Properties and Morphology of Beam-Oligomerized 3-Hexylthiophene. Journal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry, 40 A(12) 1357-1368.
  • Drew, C., Liu, X., Ziegler, D., Wang, X., Bruno, F.F., Whitten, J.E., Samuelson, L.A., Kumar, J. (2003). Metal Oxide-Coated Polymer Nanofibers. Nano Letters, 3(2) 143-147.
  • Liu, X., Whitten, J.E. (2003). Photochemical Dissociation of P-Nitrobenzyl 9,10-Dimethoxyanthracene-2-Sulfonate Films and Selective Polycation Adsorption Following Irradiation. Thin Solid Films, 434(1-2) 145-151.
  • Ahn, H., Kim, M., Sandman, D.J., Whitten, J.E. (2003). Self-Assembled Monolayers of -(3-Thienyl)Alkanethiols on Gold. Langmuir, 19(13) 5303-5310.
  • Fischer, J.D., Whitten, J.E. (2003). Spectroscopic Monitoring of the Heterogeneous Catalytic Decomposition of Gaseous Ammonia. Journal of chemical education, 80(12) 1451-1454.
  • Ahn, H., Whitten, J.E. (2003). The Metallicity of Aluminum and Gold in Contact with Thin Films of a Urethane-Substituted Polythiophene. Journal of Applied Physics, 93(6) 3384-3388.
  • Ahn, H., Whitten, J.E. (2003). Vapor-Deposition of Aluminum on Thiophene-Terminated Self-Assembled Monolayers on Gold. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 107(27) 6565-6572.
  • Sengupta, S.K., Ahn, H., Whitten, J.E. (2002). Adsorption of Thiophene on Al( 1 1 1 ) and Deposition of Aluminum on Condensed Thiophene. Surface Science, 520(3) 207-216.
  • Ahn, H., Whitten, J.E. (2002). Comment on "X-Ray and Electron Induced Oligomerization of Condensed 3-Hexylthiophene". Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 106(43) 11404-11405.
  • Kim, M., Whitten, J.E., Sandman, D.J. (2002). Photoelectron Spectroscopy Study of Ammonia-Induced Changes in Electrostatically-Assembled Conjugated Polymer Films. Journal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry, 39 A(10) 1117-1126.
  • Herrera, G.J., Whitten, J.E. (2002). Photoemission Study of the Thermal and Photochemical Decomposition of a Urethane-Substituted Polythiophene. Synthetic Metals, 128(3) 317-324.
  • Rudmann, H., Shimada, S., Rubner, M.F., Oblas, D.W., Whitten, J.E. (2002). Prevention of the Cathode Induced Electrochemical Degradation of [Ru(bpy) 3](PF 6) 2 Light Emitting Devices. Journal of Applied Physics, 92(3) 1576-1581.
  • Whitten, J.E. (2001). Blue Diode Lasers: New Opportunities in Chemical Education. Journal of chemical education, 78(8) 1096.
  • Tran, Y., Whitten, J.E. (2001). Using a Diode Laser for Laser-Induced Fluorescence. Journal of chemical education, 78(8) 1093-1095.
  • Hernandez, J.E., Ahn, H., Whitten, J.E. (2001). X-Ray and Electron Induced Oligomerization of Condensed 3-Hexylthiophene. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 105(35) 8339-8344.
  • Moeggenborg, K.J., Alfano, J.C., Whitten, J.E. (2000). Improved Quality Control with Rapid, Simple, Accurate Determination of Additive Dosages in Ceramic Slurries. Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, 21(2) 73-81.
  • Seung, H.Y., Whitten, J.E. (2000). Interaction of Aluminum with a Urethane-Substituted Polythiophene with Electroluminescence Applications. Synthetic Metals, 114(3) 305-312.
  • Alm, H., Seung, H., Whitten, J.E. (2000). The Nature of Aluminum Deposited on a Urethane-Substituted Polythiophene. American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry, 41(2) 1181-1182.
  • Whitten, J.E., Gomer, R. (1999). Adsorption of Benzene on H/W(110) and CO/W(110) Layers. Surface Science, 429(1) 14-21.
  • Alfano, J.C., Carter, P.W., Nowak, M.J., Whitten, J.E. (1999). Coagulant Mediation of Interfacial Forces Between Anionic Surfaces. Nordic Pulp and Paper Research Journal, 14(1) 30-36.
  • Moeggenborg, K.J., Alfano, J.C., Whitten, J.E. (1999). Improved Quality Control with Rapid, Simple, Accurate Determination of Additive Dosages in Ceramic Slurries. Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, 20(2) 141-149.
  • Whitten, J.E., Alfano, U.C. (1999). Use of a Solid-State Fluorometer for Surface Fluorescence Measurements in Pulping and Papermaking Systems. Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, 25(1) 21-24.
  • Alfano, J.C., Carter, P.W., Whitten, J.E. (1999). Use of Scanning Laser Microscopy to Investigate Microparticle Flocculation Performance. Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, 25(6) 189-195.
  • Whitten, J.E., Gomer, R. (1998). The Coadsorption of H and O on the W(110) Plane. Surface Science, 409(1) 16-26.
  • Whitten, J.E., Gorner, R. (1996). Deposition of Ni and Ag on Benzene Multilayers Adsorbed on W(110). Journal of Physical Chemistry, 100(6) 2255-2259.
  • Whitten, J.E., Gomer, R. (1996). Electron Impact on Benzene Layers on W(110). Surface Science, 347(3) 280-288.
  • Whitten, J.E., Gomer, R. (1995). Adsorption of Ni and Ag on Benzene Covered W(110). Search for Metallicity. Journal of Physical Chemistry, 99(9) 2826-2832.
  • Whitten, J.E., Gomer, R. (1994). Deposition of Ni Monolayers on O/W(110), H/W(110) and Co/W(110) Search for Metallicity. Surface Science, 316(1-2) 36-46.
  • Whitten, J.E., Gomer, R. (1994). Interaction of Hydrogen and Ni on W(110). Surface Science, 316(1-2) 23-35.
  • Whitten, J.E., Gomer, R. (1994). Interaction of Oxygen and Ni on W(110). Surface Science, 316(1-2) 1-22.
  • Whitten, J.E., Gomer, R. (1994). Surface Diffusion Measurements by Digitized Autocorrelation of Field Emission Current Fluctuations. Review of Scientific Instruments, 65(12) 3707-3717.
  • Whitten, J.E., Young, C.E., Pellin, M.J., Gruen, D.M., Jones, P.L. (1993). Direct Detection of a Metal Desorption Channel: Electron-Stimulated Desorption of Aluminum from Methanol-Dosed Al(111). Surface Science, 282(1-2) 97-112.
  • Whitten, J.E., Young, C.E., Pellin, M.J., Gruen, D.M., Jones, P.L. (1993). Direct Detection of a Metal Desorption Channel: Electron-Stimulated Desorption of Aluminum from Methanol-Dosed Al(111). Surface Science Letters, 282(1-2).
  • Zhao, Y.B., Whitten, J.E., Gomer, R. (1993). Electron Stimulated Desorption of Hydrogen from W(110). Surface Science, 286(3) 290-296.
  • Whitten, J.E., Young, C.E., Pellin, M.J., Gruen, D.M., Jones, P.L. (1991). Electron-Stimulated Desorption of Neutrals from Methanol-Dosed Al(111) - Velocity Distributions and Adsorbate Decomposition Determined by Nonresonant Laser Ionization. Surface Science, 241(1-2) 73-90.
  • Young, C.E., Whitten, J.E., Pellin, M.J., Gruen, D.M., Benbow, R.L., Jones, P.L. (1989). Electron-Stimulated Desorption of Neutrals from 6063 Aluminum. Velocity Distributions Detected by 193 Nm Non-Resonant Laser Ionization. Surface and Interface Analysis, 14(10) 647-655.
  • Reddy, V.V., Whitten, J.E., Redmill, K.A., Varshney, A., Gray, G.M. (1989). Synthesis and Characterization of Transition Metal Complexes of (2-(2-Methoxyethoxy)Ethyl)Diphenylphosphine and (2-(2-Methoxyethoxy)Ethyl)Dimethylarsine. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 372(2) 207-216.
  • Gray, G.M., Whitten, J.E., Box, J.W. (1986). Coordinated 2-Halo-1,3,2-Dioxaphosphorinane Ligands. Ii. Syntheses and 13C, 31P and 95mo NMR and IR Spectroscopic Characterization of Some Cr and Mo Pentacarbonyl Complexes of 2-Substituted-4-Methyl-1,3,2-Dioxaphosphorinanes. Inorganica Chimica Acta, 120(1) 25-32.
  • Gray, G.M., Whitten, J.E., Box, J.W. (1986). Coordinated 2-Halo-L,3,2-Dioxaphosphorinane Ligands. I. Syntheses and 13C, 17O, 31P and 95mo NMR and IR Spectroscopic Characterization of Some Molybdenum Pentacarbonyl Complexes of 2-Substituted-5, 5-Dimethyl-1,3, 2-Dioxaphosphorinanes. Inorganica Chimica Acta, 116(1) 21-30.

Selected Presentations

  • Role of Hydroxyl Groups in the Reactivity and Photoluminescence of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles and Surfaces - American Chemical Society 241st National Meeting, March 2011 - Anaheim, CA
  • Vapor Detection using Chemiresistive Sensors and Metal Oxide Photoluminescence - Edgewood Chemical and Biological Command (ECBC), November 2010 - Edgewood, MD
  • Development of a Mixed Sensor System for Detection of Hazardous Chemicals and Explosives - Destination Nano, September 2010 - Lowell, MA
  • Development of a Mixed Sensor System for Detection of Hazardous Chemicals and Explosives - American Chemical Society 240th National Meeting, August 2010 - Boston, MA
  • Self-Assembled Monolayers and their Applications for Nanotechnology and Chemical Sensing - Department of Chemistry, Tufts University, March 2010 - Medford, MA
  • Self-Assembled Monolayers and their Applications for Nanotechnology and Chemical Sensing - Oak Ridge National Laboratory, March 2009 - Oak Ridge, TN
  • Chemical and Biological Sensor Technologies for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing - Army Research Laboratory, January 2009 - Aberdeen, MD
  • Chemical and Biological Sensor Technologies for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing - Defense Manufacturing Conference (DMC), December 2008 - Orlando, FL
  • Ultrahigh Vacuum Studies of Silane-Functionalized Nanocrystalline and Single Crystal Zinc Oxide - 52nd American Vacuum Society International Conference, October 2008 - Boston, MA
  • Nanotechnology and Organic Electronic Applications of Self-Assembled Monolayers - Materials Science Department, University of New Hampshire, April 2007
  • Surface Analysis using X-ray and Ultraviolet Photoelectron Spectroscopies - Natick Soldier Center, January 2007 - Natick, MA
  • Applications of Ultraviolet Photoelectron Spectroscopy to Photovoltaic and Sensor Devices - New England American Vacuum Society Meeting, June 2006 - Burlington, MA
  • Oligothiophene Interfaces and Organic Electronic Devices - Materials Science Department, University of New Hampshire, March 2006
  • Low-Cost Spectroscopy Experiments for the Physical Chemistry Laboratory: Light-Emitting Diodes and Blue Diode Lasers - American Chemical Society 229th National Meeting, March 2005 - San Diego, CA
  • Oligothiophene-Aluminum Interfaces and Organic Electronic Devices - Department of Chemistry, The University of Chicago, March 2005
  • X-Ray Induced Oligomerization of Condensed Thiophene and Substituted Thiophene Monomers - Department of Chemistry, Wellesley College, June 2004 - Wellesley, MA
  • Electrical Conductivity and Vapor Sensing Properties of Thiophene-Terminated Alkanethiol Monolayer Protected Gold Nanoparticle Films - American Chemical Society 227th National Meeting, March 2004 - Anaheim, CA
  • The Chemistry of Aluminum-Oligothiophene Interfaces - Department of Chemistry, Simmons College, October 2003 - Boston, MA
  • Oligothiophene Interfaces and Organic Electronic Devices - Department of Chemistry, The University of Illinois at Chicago, October 2003
  • Spectroscopic Monitoring of the Heterogeneous Catalytic Decomposition of Gaseous Ammonia using an Infrared Light-Emitting Diode - American Chemical Society 226th National Meeting, September 2003 - New York, NY
  • Oligothiophene Interfaces and Organic Electronic Applications - New England Chapter of the American Vacuum Society, June 2003 - Burlington, MA
  • Low-Cost Spectroscopy Experiments for Modernizing the Physical Chemistry Teaching Laboratories - American Chemical Society 225th National Meeting, March 2003 - New Orleans, LA
  • Vapor Deposition of Aluminum on Self-Assembled Monolayers of 12-(3-thienyl) dodecanethiol on Gold - American Chemical Society 225th National Meeting, March 2003 - New Orleans, LA
  • Surface Science Investigations of Polythiophenes with Electroluminescence Applications - Department of Chemistry, Rhode Island College, October 2001
  • Optical and Electronic Properties of Electron-Polymerized Thiophene Films - American Chemical Society 222nd National Meeting, August 2001 - Chicago, IL
  • Diode Lasers in Chemical Education - American Chemical Society 220th National Meeting, August 2000 - Washington, D.C.
  • Surface Science Studies of the Polythiophene/Aluminum Interface: Implications for Organic Electroluminescence - Polaroid Corporation, August 2000 - Waltham, MA
  • The Interaction of Aluminum with Poly2-(3-thienyl)ethanol nbutoxycarbonylmethylurethane Films for Light-Emitting Diode Applications - The American Physical Society Northeastern Regional Meeting, November 1999
  • Surface Studies of Polymeric Films and Interfaces: From Organic Light-Emitting Diodes to Surface Relief Gratings - The National Institute of Science and Technology, May 1999
  • Adsorption and Electron-Induced Polymerization of Multilayer Benzene on Clean and Hydrogen-Covered W(110) - American Chemical Society 216th National Meeting, August 1998 - Boston, MA
  • Properties of Ultrathin Metal Overlayers on Benzene-Covered W(110): Search for Metallicity - Department of Chemistry, The University of Maine, January 1998

Selected Intellectual Property

  • Patent - Whitten, J.E."Thiol Dosing of ZnO Single Crystals and Nanorods: Surface Chemistry and Photoluminescence,"
  • Patent - Whitten, J.E."Sulfur Dioxide and Nitrogen Dioxide Adsorption on Zinc Oxide and Zirconium Hydroxide Nanoparticles and the Effect on Photoluminescence," 258, 5778-5785

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Effect of Adsorption on the Photoluminescence of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles: Funda (2011), Grant -
    Whitten, J.E. (Principal)
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Selectively Responsive Photo-Activated Smart Ma (2013), -
    Whitten, J.E. (Principal)
  • Implementation of Inverse Photoelectron Spectroscopy for Measuring the Empty Elec (2013), Grant -
    Whitten, J.E. (Principal)
  • Sensor Research for Monitoring Airbone Nanoparticle Activity (2013), Contract - AIR FORCE OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
    Whitten, J.E. (Principal)
  • Reaction of Thiols with Metal Oxide Surfaces: Absorption, Encapsulation and Supr (2010), Grant -
    Whitten, J.E. (Principal)
  • Nanomanufacturing Center For Excellence (2011), -
    Whitten, J.E. (Principal)
  • Nanomanufacturing of Multifunctional Sensors (2010), Contract -
    Whitten, J.E. (Principal)
  • Nanomanufacturing of Multifunctional Sensors (2009), -
    Whitten, J.E. (Principal)
  • Surface Chemistry Related to Residual Life Indicators (2010), Grant -
    Whitten, J.E. (Principal)
  • Nanomanufacturing of Multifunctional Sensors (2007), Grant -
    Whitten, J.E. (Principal)
  • Surface Modification and Characterization of Nanocrystalline Zinc Oxide (Nano-ZnO (2008), Grant - U.S. ARMY RESEARCH OFFICE
    Whitten, J.E. (Principal)
  • “Studies of the Interfaces between Conjugated Oligomers and Self-Assembled Monolayers” (2005), Grant - The Petroleum Research Fund (American Chemical Society)
    Whitten, J.E. (Principal)
  • (2003), Grant - The National Science Foundation
    Whitten, J.E.
  • “Surface Science and Optical Spectroscopy Studies of Oligothiophene Adsorption on Clean and Oxygen-Dosed Aluminum Surfaces” (2001), Grant - The National Science Foundation
    Whitten, J.E.
  • “Determination of the Degree of Metallicity of Metals in Contact with Thin Films of Conjugated Polymers” (2000), Grant - Petroleum Research Fund (American Chemical Society)
    Whitten, J.E.
  • “The Development of Affordable Blue Diode Laser and Light-Emitting Diode Chemistry Experiments for High School and Undergraduate Teaching Laboratories” (2000), Grant - Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation
    Whitten, J.E.
  • “An Electrical Contact Probe for Studying Electroluminescence and Failure Mechanisms of Organic Light-Emitting Diodes in Ultrahigh Vacuum” (1999), Grant - Research Corporation
    Whitten, J.E.
  • “Donation of LEED Surface Science Instrument” (2000), Grant - The University of Chicago
    Whitten, J.E.
  • “Surface Science Studies of Graphite-Based Electrodes for Coulometric Detectors” (1999), Grant - ESA, Inc.
    Whitten, J.E.