JONATHAN PAUL BLITZ
   

EDUCATION

10/87 - 2/89  Post-Doctoral Research Associate
    Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    Richard D. Smith, Research Advisor

 08/83 - 09/87  Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry
    Colorado State University
    Donald E. Leyden, Research Advisor

 09/78 - 12/82  University of Puget Sound
    B.Sc. Chemistry, B.Sc. Biology

 WORK EXPERIENCE

AY2008 - 2009 sponsored research Scientist for Cabot Corporation

2001- present Professor of Chemistry
Eastern Illinois University

2001: visiting scholar at The Australian National University

1996 - 2001 Associate Professor of Chemistry
    Eastern Illinois University

1994 - 1996  Assistant Professor of Chemistry
    Eastern Illinois University

1992 - 1994    Research Specialist,
    Quantum Chemical Corporation

1989 - 1992  Senior Research Chemist,
    Quantum Chemical Corporation

 

AWARDS

The Ralph H. Potts Memorial Fellowship Award for Significant Graduate Studies in Fats  and Oils, sponsored by the American Oil Chemists Society (1986).

The Rocky Mountain Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy Outstanding  Student Award (1987).

Eastern Illinois University Achievement and Contribution Award in the  Research/Creative Activity Category for the 1996-1997 academic year.

Eastern Illinois University Achievement and Contribution Award in the Research/Creative Activity Category for the 1998-1999 academic year.

College of Sciences of Eastern Illinois University Teacher/Scholar Award 1999-2000.

Fulbright Senior Scholar Award 2000-2001.

Eastern Illinois University Achievement and Contribution Award in the Research/Creative Activity Category for the 2000-2001 academic year.

Eastern Illinois University Achievement and Contribution Award in the Research/Creative Activity Category for the 2004-2005 academic year.

Eastern Illinois University Achievement and Contribution Award in the Research/Creative Activity Category for the 2006-2007 academic year.

Eastern Illinois University College of Sciences 2010 Ringenberg Award ďIn recognition of nationally respected scholarship and outstanding and exemplary teachingĒ

Eastern Illinois University Achievement and Contribution Award in the Balanced Category for the 2011-2012 academic year.

 PUBLICATIONS

J.P. Blitz, V.M. Guníko, R. Samala, B.A. Lawrence, Mixed bifunctional surface-modified silicas using tethered aminofunctional silane catalysts, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 2014, 462, 1-8.

 

V.M. Guníko, V.V. Turov, I.F. Myronyuk, O.V. Goncharuk, E.M. Pakhlov, N.A. Bezruka, E. Skwarek, W. Janusz, J.P. Blitz, Interfacial phenomena at a surface of partially silylated nanosilica, Journal of Colloid & Interface Science 2014, 434, 28-39.

 

J.P. Blitz, J.F. Cross; Bargaining Market Equity Adjustments by Rank and Discipline, Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy 2013, 5, Article 5.

 

V.M. Guníko, V.V. Turov, V.I. Zarko, E.M. Pakhlov, G.P. Prykhodíko, O.S. Remez,R. Leboda, J. Skubiszewska-Zieba, J.P. Blitz; High-pressure cryogelation of nanosilica and surface properties of cryosilicas, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 2013, 436, 618Ė 632

 

N. Kothalawala, J.P. Blitz, V.M. Guníko, M. Jaroniec, B. Grabicka, R.F. Semeniuc; Post-synthesis surface-modified silicas as adsorbents for heavy metal ion contaminants Cd(II), Cu(II), Cr(III), and Sr(II) in aqueous solutions, J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2013, 392, 57-64.

 

V.M. Gun ko, J.P. Blitz, B. Banaranayake, E.M. Pakhlov, V.I. Zarko, I.Y. Sulym, K.S. Kulyk, M.V. Galabruda, V.M. Bogatyrev, O.I. Oranaska, M.V. Borasenko, R. Leboda, J. Skubiszewska-Ziba, W. Janush; Structural characteristics of mixed oxides MOx/SiO2 affecting photocatalytic decomposition of methylene blue, Applied Surface Science 2012, 258, 6288-6296.

 

V.M. Gun ko, V.V. Turov, V.M. Bogatyrev, A.Y. Petin, A.V. Turov, V.V. Trachevskyi, J.P. Blitz; The influence of pre-adsorbed water on adsorption of methane on fumed and nanoporous silicas, Applied Surface Science 2011, 258, 1306-1316.

 

Radu F. Semeniuc, Thomas J. Reamer, Jonathan P. Blitz, Kraig A. Wheeler, Mark D. Smith; Functionalized O-Alkyldithiocarbonates: A New Class of Ligands Designed for Luminescent Heterometallic Materials, Inorganic Chemistry 2010, 49, 2624 - 2629.

 

V.M. Gun ko, V.M. Bogatyrev, M.V. Borosenko, M.V. Galaburda, I.Y. Sulim, L.V. Petrus, O.M. Korduban, E.V. Polshin, Ya.V. Zaulychnyy, M.V. Karpets, O.O. Foya, I.F. Myronyuk, V.L. Cheyadin, U.Ya. Dzhura, R. Leboda, J. Skubiszewska-Zieba, J.P. Blitz, Applied Surface Science 2010, 256, 5263-5269.

 

J.P. Blitz, D.J. Sheeran; Quantitative flame emission spectrometry using an internal standards calibration procedure with a multi-channel spectrometer; Chem. Educator 2009, 14, 229 - 231.

 

V.M. Gun ko, V.I. Zarko, V.V. Turov, E.V. Goncharuk, Y.M. Nychiporuk, A.A. Turova, P.P. Gorbik, R. Leboda, J. Skubiszewska-Zięba, P. Pissis, J.P. Blitz, Regularities in the behaviour of nanooxides in different media affected by surface structure and morphology of particles, in: A.P. Shpak, P.P. Gorbik (Eds.), Nanomaterials and Supramolecular Structures, Springer, 2009, 93-118.

 

V.V. Turov, V.M. Gun'ko, S.V. Kerus, J.P. Blitz, Co-adsorption of water and organic compounds in pores of silica Gasil 200DF, Chem. Phys. Technol. Surf. 2009, 15, 119-129 (in Russian)

 

R.M. Grudzien, J.P. Blitz, S. Pikus, M. Jaroniec; Cage-like ordered mesoporous organosilicas with isocyanurate bridging groups synthesized by soft-templating with poly (ethylene oxide)-poly (butylene oxide)-poly (ethylene oxide) block copolymer. J. Colloid & Interface Sci. 2009, 333, 354-362.

 

V.M. Gun'ko, V.I. Zarko, V.V. Turov, O.I. Oranska, E.V. Goncharuk, Y.M. Nychiporuk, E.M. Pakhlov, G.R. Yurchenko, R. Leboda, J. Skubiszewska-Zięba,V.D. Osovskii, Y.G. Ptushinskii, A.G. Derzhypolskyi, D.A. Melenevsky, J.P. Blitz, Morphological and structural features of individual and composite nanooxides with alumina, silica, and titania in powders and aqueous suspensions, Powder Technology 2009, 195, 245-258.

 

R. Frei, J.P. Blitz, V. M. Gun ko, B.E. Frost, V.S. Sergeev; Kinetics and Computational Studies of an Aminosilane Reactions with a Silsesquioxane Silanol, Journal of Physical Chemistry A 2009, 113, 6612-6619.

 

Rafal M. Grudzien, Jonathan P. Blitz, Stanislaw Pikus, Mietek Jaroniec; Cage-like Ordered Mesoporous Organosilicas with Isocyanurate Bridging Groups: Synthesis, Template Removal and Structural Properties, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 2009, 118, 68 - 77.

 

V. M. Gun'ko, J.P. Blitz, V. I. Zarko, V. V. Turov, E. M. Pakhlov, O. I. Oranska, E. V. Goncharuk, Y. I. Gornikov, V. S. Sergeev, T. V. Kulik, B. B. Palanytsya, R. K. Samala, Structural and adsorption characteristics and catalytic activity of titania and titania-containing nanomaterials, J. Colloid & Interface Sci. 2009, 330, 125-137.

 

V.M. Gun'ko, R. Leboda, J. Skubiszewska-Zięba, E.V. Goncharuk, Y.M. Nychiporuk, V.I. Zarko, J.P. Blitz; Influence of Different Treatments on Characteristics of Nanooxide Powders Alone or with Adsorbed Polar Polymers or Proteins, Powder Technology 2008, 187, 146-158.

 

K. Gude, V. M. Gun ko, J. P. Blitz; Adsorption and Photocatalytic Decomposition of Methylene Blue on Surface Modified Silica and Silica-Titania, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 2008, 325, 17-20.

 

R. M. Grudzien, B. E. Grabicka, O. Olkhovyk, M. Jaroniec, J. P. Blitz; Application of Mesoporous Organosilicas with Sulfur- and Nitrogen-Containing Ligands for Adsorption of Mercury Ions; in Nanoporous Materials (A. Sayari and M. Jaroniec, eds), World Scientific Publ. Co., Singapore, 2008, pp. 665-676.

 

J.P. Blitz, J.M. Christensen, C.A. Deakyne, V.M. Gun ko; Silica Surface Modification Reactions with Aluminum and Boron Alkyls and (Alkyl) Chlorides: Reactivities and Surface Nanostructures, The Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2008, 8, 660-666.

 

R. Frei, J. P. Blitz; Kinetics Studies of 3-Aminopropyldimethylmethoxysilane Reaction with Silica and a Model Silsesquioxane Silanol: The Role of Solvent, The Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research 2008, 7, 1-5.

 

I. P. Blitz, J. P. Blitz, V. M. Gun ko, D. J. Sheeran; Functionalized Silicas: Structural Characteristics and Adsorption of Cu(II) and Pb(II), Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 2007, 307, 83-92.

 

V.M. Gun ko, J.P. Blitz, K. Gude, V.I. Zarko, E.V. Goncharuk, Y.M. Nychiporuk, R. Leboda, J. Skubiszewska-Zięba,V.D. Osovskii, Y.G. Ptushinskii, O.A. Mishchuk, P.P. Gorbik; Surface Structure and Properties of Mixed Fumed Oxides , Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 2007, 314, 119-130.

 

V.M. Gun'ko, V.I. Zarko, V.V. Turov, E.V. Goncharuk, Y.M. Nychiporuk, L.S. Andriyko, A.A. Turova, O.A. Mischuk, Y.G. Ptushinskii, P.P. Gorbik, R. Leboda, J. Skubiszewska-Zięba, P. Pissis, J.P. Blitz, Regularities in the Behavior of Nanomaterials in Different Media Caused by Surface Structure and Particle Morphology, in : A.P. Shpak, P.P. Gorbik (Eds.), Physicochemistry of Nanomaterials and Supramolecular Structures, Vol. 1, Naukova Dumka, Kiev, pp. 157-226, 2007.

 

V. M. Gun'ko, V. I. Zarko, E. V. Goncharuk, L. S. Andriyko, V.V. Turov, Y. M. Nychiporuk, R. Leboda, J. Skubiszewska-Zięba, A. L. Gabchak, V. D. Osovskii, Y. G. Ptushinskii, G. R. Yurchenko, O. A. Mishchuk, P. P. Gorbik, P. Pissis, J. P. Blitz, TSDC Spectroscopy of Relaxational and Interfacial Phenomena, Adv. Colloid Interface Sci. 2007, 131(1-2), 1-89.

 

V.M. Gun ko, Y.M. Nychiporuk, V.I. Zarko, E.V. Goncharuk, O.A. Mishchuk,R. Leboda, J. Skubiszewska-Zięba, E. Skwarek, W. Janusz, G.R. Yurchenko, V.D. Osovskii, Y.G. Ptushinskii, V.V. Turov, P.P. Gorbik, J.P. Blitz, K. Gude; Relationships Between Surface Compositions and Properties of Surfaces of Mixed Fumed Oxides, Applied Surface Science 2007, 253, 3215-3230.

J.P. Blitz, V.M. Gun ko "Kinetics and Mechanism of Chemical Reactions at Silica Surfaces", Encyclopedia of Surface and Colloid Science, Second Edition Taylor & Francis, New York, 2006, 4, 3192-3202.

I.P. Blitz, J.P. Blitz, V.M. Gun ko, D.J. Sheeran; Functionalized Surfaces: Silica Structure and Metal Ion Adsorption Behavior in Surface Chemistry in Biomedical and Environmental Science, J.P. Blitz and V.M. Gun ko, Eds., Springer, pp.337-348, 2006.

Surface Chemistry in Biomedical and Environmental Science, J.P. Blitz and V.M. Gun ko, Eds.; NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry Vol. 228, Springer (2006).

J.P. Blitz, D.J. Sheeran, T.L. Becker; Classroom Demonstrations of Concepts in Molecular Fluorescence, Journal of Chemical Education 2006, 83, 758-760.

J.P. Blitz, D.J. Sheeran, T.L. Becker; An Improved Flame Test for Qualitative Analysis using a Multichannel UV-Visible Spectrometer, Journal of Chemical Education 2006, 83, 277-279.

J.P. Blitz, R.E. Diebel, C.A. Deakyne, J.M. Christensen, V.M. Gun ko; Experimental and Computational Studies of Alkylaluminum chloride and Trialkylaluminum Compounds with Silica, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2005, 109, 5667-5677.

V.M. Gun ko, V.I. Zarko, D.J. Sheeran, S.M. Augustine, J.P. Blitz; Structural and Energetic Characteristics of Silicas Modified by Organosilicon Compounds, Adsorption 2005, 11, 703-708.

J.P. Blitz, D.G. Klarup; Signal-to-Noise Ratio, Signal Processing, and Spectral Information in the Instrumental Analysis Laboratory, Journal of Chemical Education 2002, 79, 1358-1360.

V.M. Gun ko, V.I. Zarko, D.J. Sheeran, J.P. Blitz, R. Leboda, W. Janusz, S. Chibowski; Characteristics of Modified Cab-O-Sil in Aqueous Media, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 2002, 252, 109-118.

J.P. Blitz, V.M. Gun'ko;  "Kinetics and Mechanism of Chemical Reactions at Silica Surfaces", Encyclopedia of Surface and Colloid Science, Marcel Dekker 2002, 2939-2950.

J.P. Blitz, N.T. Lucas, M.G. Humphrey; Syntheses, Crystal Structures and Electrochemical Studies of W2Ir2(m-L)(CO)8(h5-C5H4Me)2 (L=dppe,dppf), Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 2002, 650, 133-140.

N.T. Lucas, J.P. Blitz, S. Petrie, R. Stranger, M.G. Humphrey, G.A. Heath, V. Otieno-Alego; Crystallographic, Spectroscopic, Electrochemical, Spectroelectrochemical and Theoretical Studies of Systematically-varied Tetrahedral Group 6-iridium Clusters, Journal of the American Chemical Society 2002, 124, 5139-5153.

V.M. Gun ko, D.J. Sheeran, S.M. Augustine, J.P. Blitz; Structural and Energetic Characteristics of Silicas Modified by Organosilicon Compounds, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 2002, 249, 123-133.

M.S. Vedamuthu, S. Painter, J. Ancheta, J.P. Blitz;  "Relative Reaction Rates of Silazanes and an Aminofunctional Silane with Fumed Silica", Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research 2002, 1, 5-9.

E.G.A. Notaris, N.T. Lucas, J.P. Blitz, M.G. Humphrey;  "Syntheses of WIR3(CO)11(h-C5H4Me) and its reactivity towards diphenylacetylene", Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 2001, 631, 143-150.

V.M. Gun'ko, M.S. Vedamuthu, G.L. Henderson,  J.P.Blitz;  "Mechanism and Kinetics of Hexamethyldisilazane Reaction with a Fumed Silica Surface", Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 2000, 228, 157-170.

R. Jones, M. Vedamuthu, J.P. Blitz; Maximizing the Extent of Hexamethyldisilazane Reaction with Silica:  An Experimental Design Study in Fundamental and Applied Aspects of Chemically Modified Surfaces;  J.P. Blitz and C.B. Little, Eds.;  The Royal Society of Chemistry, pp. 173-183, 1999.

Fundamental and Applied Aspects of Chemically Modified Surfaces; J.P. Blitz and C.B. Little, Eds.;  The Royal Society of Chemistry (1999).

J.P. Blitz, C.C. Meverden, R.K. Diebel;  Reactions of Dibutylmagnesium with Modified  Silica Gel Surfaces, Langmuir 1998, 14(5), 1122-1129.

J.P. Blitz;  "Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy" in "Modern Techniques in Applied  Molecular Spectroscopy", F.M. Mirabella, Ed.;  John Wiley & Sons, New York, pp. 185 -  219, 1998.

N.G. Dufrenne, J.P. Blitz, C.C. Meverden;  "Reactions of Group IV Metallocene  Dichlorides with Modified Silica Gel Surfaces",  Microchemical Journal 1997, 55, 192 - 199.

S.M. Augustine, J.P. Blitz;  "A Proposed Mechanism for Silica Supported Chromium HDPE Catalyst Activation",  Journal of Catalysis 1996, 161(2), 641-650

J.P. Blitz,  C.C. Meverden;  "Supported Ziegler-Natta Catalysts (Titanium-Based Silica;  Polymerization Properties)  in "The Polymeric Materials Encyclopedia", J.C. Salamone,  Ed.;  CRC Press, Boca Raton, 1996, S547 - S554

J.P. Blitz;  "Polyolefin Characterization by FTIR Transmission Spectroscopy",  Polymeric  Materials Science and Engineering 1996, 75, 65-66.

J.P. Blitz, S.M. Augustine;  "Characterization of Heterogeneous Catalysts by FT- IR  Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy", Spectroscopy 1994, 9, 28-34.

J.P. Blitz, D.C. McFaddin;  "The Characterization of Short Chain Branching in  Polyethylene Using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy", Journal of Applied Polymer Science  1994, 51, 13-20.

S.M. Augustine, J.P. Blitz;  "Application of DRIFTS/MS and Kinetic Studies for  the  Palladium Catalyzed Vapor Phase Synthesis of Vinyl Acetate", Journal of Catalysis 1993, 142(1),  312-325.

J.P. Blitz;  "Model Silica Supported Olefin Polymerization Catalysts", in "New  Advances in Polyolefin Polymers", T.C. Chung, Ed.;  Plenum Press, New York, pp.  1-14 (1993).

J.P. Blitz;  "Reactions of Titanium Tetrachloride with Modified Silica Gel  Surfaces  Studied by Diffuse Reflectance FTIR Spectroscopy", Colloids and  Surfaces 1992, 63,  11-19.

J.P. Blitz;  "Model Silica Supported Polymerization Catalysts Based on TiCl4 and  Al(Et)3", Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering 1992, 67, 53-54.

K.G. Proctor, J.P. Blitz;  "Kinetic Studies of Solution and Gaseous Phase   Silylation of Silica Using Variable-Temperature Diffuse Reflectance FTIR   Spectroscopy", Proceedings, "Chemically Modified Surfaces", H.A. Mottola, J.R.  Steinmetz, Eds.;  pp. 209-225 (1992).

J.P. Blitz, S.M. Augustine;  "Reactions of Palladium Acetate in Alkali Chlorides  Studied by Variable Temperature DRIFTS and Mass Spectrometry", Applied Spectroscopy 1991, 45, 1746-1748.

G.G. Yee, J.L. Fulton, J.P. Blitz, R.D. Smith;  "FTIR Investigation of the   Partitioning of Sodium Bis (2-ethylhexyl) Sulfosuccinate Between an Aqueous and  a Propane Phase", Journal of Physical Chemistry 1991, 95, 1403-1410.

R.D. Smith, J.L. Fulton, J.P. Blitz, J.M. Tingey;  "Reverse Micelles and   Microemulsions in Near-Critical and Supercritical Fluids", Journal of Physical Chemistry 1990, 94,  781-787.

J.P. Blitz, C.R. Yonker, R.D. Smith;  "Infrared Spectroscopic Studies of   Supercritical Fluid Solutions", Journal of Physical Chemistry 1989, 93, 6661-6665.

J.P. Blitz, J.L. Fulton, R.D. Smith;  "Near and Mid-Infrared Transmission Cells for the  Study of Reverse Micelles in Supercritical Fluids", Applied Spectroscopy 1989,  43, 812-816.

J.L. Fulton, J.P. Blitz, J.M. Tingey, R.D. Smith;  "Reverse Micelle and   Microemulsion Phases in Supercritical Xenon and Ethane:  Light Scattering and  Spectroscopic Probe Studies",  Journal of Physical Chemistry 1989, 93, 4198-4204.

R.D. Smith, J.P. Blitz, J.L. Fulton;  "Structure of Reverse Micelle and   Microemulsion Phases in Near-Critical and Supercritical Fluids as Determined From  Dynamic Light Scattering Studies", Proceedings, AIChE Symposium,, Washington D.C.,  Series No. 406, Supercritical Fluid Sciences and Technology, J.P. Johnston and J.M.L.  Penninger Eds.;  1989, pp. 165-188.

J.P. Blitz, R.S.S. Murthy, D.E. Leyden;  "The Role of Amine Structure on   Catalytic Activity for Silylation Reactions with Cab-O-Sil", Journal of Colloid & Interface Science  1988, 126, 387-392.

J.P. Blitz, J.L. Fulton, R.D. Smith;  "Dynamic Light Scattering of Reverse Micelle  Phases  in Liquid and Supercritical Ethane", Journal of Physical Chemistry 1988, 92, 2707-2710.

J.P. Blitz, R.S.S. Murthy, D.E. Leyden;  "Studies of Silylation of Cab-O-Sil with  Methoxymethylsilanes by Diffuse Reflectance FTIR Spectroscopy", Journal of Colloid & Interface Science 1988, 121, 63-69.

D.E. Leyden, R.S.S. Murthy, J.P. Blitz, J.B. Atwater, A. Racchetti;  "Reflectance  FTIR   Investigation of Silanes on Silica Surfaces", Mikrochimika Acta 1988, 11, 53-56.

D.E. Leyden, R.S.S. Murthy, J.P. Blitz, J.B. Atwater, A. Racchetti;  "FTIR  Investigations of Silylation Reactions",  Proceedings, Chemically Modified  Surfaces Symposium, No. 2, D.E. Leyden Ed., 1988, pp. 633-642.

J.P. Blitz, R.S.S. Murthy, D.E. Leyden;  "Ammonia Catalyzed Silylation of Cab-O- Sil with Methoxymethylsilanes", Journal of the American Chemical Society 1987, 109, 7141-7145.

D.E. Leyden, R.S.S. Murthy, J.B. Atwater, J.P. Blitz;  "Studies of Alkoxysilane  Hydrolysis and Condensation using Cylindrical Internal Reflection Cell", Analytical Chimica Acta 1987, 200, 459-468.

D.E. Leyden, R.S.S. Murthy, J.P. Blitz;  "Computer-Interfaced Temperature  Controller for FTIR Diffuse Reflectance Cell", Applied Spectroscopy 1987, 41, 920-921.

J.P. Blitz;  "DRIFT Spectroscopy of Organosilane-Modified Silica Surfaces", Ph.D.  Dissertation, Colorado State University, 1987.

D.E. Leyden, R.S.S. Murthy, J.P. Blitz, J.B. Atwater;  "Surface Characterization  by  Isothermal and Variable Temperature Diffuse Reflectance FTIR Spectroscopy",  Proceedings, 31st IUPAC Congress, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1987, pp. 79-81.

R.S.S. Murthy, J.P. Blitz, D.E. Leyden;  "Quantitative Variable Temperature Diffuse  Reflectance Infrared Fourier Transform Spectrometric Studies of Modified Silica Gel  Samples", Analytical Chemistry 1986, 58, 3167-3172.

J.P. Blitz, R.S.S. Murthy, D.E. Leyden;  "Comparison of Transmission and Diffuse  Reflectance Sampling Techniques for FTIR Spectrometry of Silane-Modified Silica Gel",  Applied Spectroscopy 1986, 40, 829-831.