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Dr. Jonathan P Blitz, Emeritus Professor - Analytical Chemistry


Jonathan Blitz's Vita

Frequently Taught Courses

CHM1040 - General Education Chemistry
CHM 1310, 1410, 1510 - General Chemistry I, II
CHM 1315, 1415, 1515 - General Chemistry Laboratory I, II
CHM 2730 - Quantitative Analysis
CHM 3780 - Instrumental Analysis



B.S., University of Puget Sound, 1982
Ph.D., Colorado State University, 1987
EIU, 1994


I will continue to slowly publish previously generated work in the field of high surface area metal and metalloid oxide surfaces,  and consult with and support collaborators in these and related endeavors, but my days of training students are over. I don't see much new work getting accomplished in my lab.

My focus has shifted to the political arena, having been elected to serve as President of the EIU Chapter of the University Professionals of Illinois (UPI, our faculty union with approximately 600 members).

Selected Publications

  • J.P. Blitz, V.M. Gun'ko, R. Samala, B.A. Lawrence; "Mixed bifunctional surface-modified silicas using tethered aminofunctional silane catalysts", Colloids & Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 2014, 462, 1-8.
  • J.P. Blitz, J.F. Cross; "Bargaining markety equity adjustments by rank and discipline", Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy 2013, 5, Article 5.
  • N. Kothalawala, J.P. Blitz, V.M. Gun'ko, 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", 2013, 392, 57-64.
  • V.M. Gun'ko, J.P. Blitz, B. Banaranayake, E.M. Pakhov, V.I. Zarko, I.Y. Sulym, K.S. Kulyk, M.V. Galabruda, V.M. Bogatyrev, O.I. Ornaska, M.V. Borasenko, R. Leboda, J. Skubisczewska-Ziba, W. Janusz, "Structural characteristics of mixed oxides MOx/SiO2 affecting photocatalytic decomposition of methylene blue, Applied Surface Science 2011, 258, 1306-1316.

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600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston IL 61920 Physical Science, Room 3150

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