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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

Awards and Honors

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

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 pp. 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: pp. 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 pp. 3848 - 3857
  • Bisson, P.J., Whitten, J.E. (2015) "A compact Raman converter for UV-VIS spectrometers," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 86:5 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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: pp. 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: pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 196-199
  • Singh, J., Whitten, J.E. (2010) "Directed adhesion and patterning by ultraviolet irradiation of TiO 2(110)," Langmuir 26:23 pp. 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 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 9947-9953
  • Ge, Y., Weidner, T., Ahn, H., Whitten, J.E., Zharnikov, M. (2009) "Energy level pinning in self-assembled alkanethiol monolayers," Journal of Physical Chemistry C 113:11 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 371-374
  • Ge, Y., Whitten, J.E. (2007) "Energy level alignment between sexithiophene and buckminsterfullerene films," Chemical Physics Letters 448:1-3 pp. 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 pp. 1141-1150
  • Chandekar, A., Sengupta, S.K., Whitten, J.E. (2007) "Template-directed patterning of polymers and biomaterials," Microscopy research and technique 70:6 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 1477-1487
  • Kim, Y., Whitten, J.E., Swager, T.M. (2005) "High ionization potential conjugated polymers," Journal of the American Chemical Society 127:34 pp. 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 pp. 909-911
  • Xu, P., Uyama, H., Whitten, J.E., Kobayashi, S., Kaplan, D.L. (2005) "Peroxidase-catalyzed in situ polymerization of surface orientated caffeic acid," Journal of the American Chemical Society 127:33 pp. 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 pp. 55-64
  • Chandekar, A., Whitten, J.E. (2005) "Ultraviolet photoemission and electron loss spectroscopy of oligothiophene films," Synthetic Metals 150:3 pp. 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 pp. 3274-3278
  • Ahn, H., Oblas, D.W., Whitten, J.E. (2004) "Electron irradiation of poly(3-hexylthiophene) films," Macromolecules 37:9 pp. 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 pp. 1455-1459
  • Whitten, J.E. (2003) "Adsorption of thiophene and pyridine on W(1 1 0)," Surface Science 546:2-3 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 1576-1581
  • Whitten, J.E. (2001) "Blue diode lasers: New opportunities in chemical education," Journal of chemical education 78:8 pp. 1096
  • Tran, Y., Whitten, J.E. (2001) "Using a diode laser for laser-induced fluorescence," Journal of chemical education 78:8 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 73-81
  • Seung, H.Y., Whitten, J.E. (2000) "Interaction of aluminum with a urethane-substituted polythiophene with electroluminescence applications," Synthetic Metals 114:3 pp. 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 pp. 1181-1182
  • Whitten, J.E., Gomer, R. (1999) "Adsorption of benzene on H/W(110) and CO/W(110) layers," Surface Science 429:1 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 189-195
  • Whitten, J.E., Gomer, R. (1998) "The coadsorption of H and O on the W(110) plane," Surface Science 409:1 pp. 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 pp. 2255-2259
  • Whitten, J.E., Gomer, R. (1996) "Electron impact on benzene layers on W(110)," Surface Science 347:3 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 36-46
  • Whitten, J.E., Gomer, R. (1994) "Interaction of hydrogen and Ni on W(110)," Surface Science 316:1-2 pp. 23-35
  • Whitten, J.E., Gomer, R. (1994) "Interaction of oxygen and Ni on W(110)," Surface Science 316:1-2 pp. 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 pp. 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 Letters 282:1-2
  • 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 pp. 97-112
  • Zhao, Y.B., Whitten, J.E., Gomer, R. (1993) "Electron stimulated desorption of hydrogen from W(110)," Surface Science 286:3 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 21-30

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

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

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.