Jerome L. Mullin
Professor of Chemistry

Chair, Department of Chemistry and Physics

University of New England


Education

Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, University of New Hampshire,  1983.
    Dissertation: "Flow Systems for Clinical Analysis based on Chemiluminescence and  Immobilized Enzymes."
    Research Director: W. R. Seitz

B.S., Chemistry, LeMoyne College, Syracuse, NY,  1977.
    Magna cum Laude, Honors in Major.
 

Professional Experience
 

Professor of Chemistry

    University of New England, 2002-present.

Associate Professor of Chemistry
    University of New England,  1993-2002.

Head Coach, Women's Cross Country
    University of New England, 1993-1995; 1997-2000.

Head Coach, Men's Cross Country
   University of New England, 1993-95; 1998-1999.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
    University of New England,  1990-1993.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry 
    University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54701,  1984-1990.

Postdoctoral Research Associate
    Dept. of Chemistry, University of New Hampshire, 1983-1984.
    Project: Fiber Optic Sensors for Biomedical Applications.
 

Honors and Awards

NAIA Northeast Region Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year,  1998.
Who's Who Among America's Teachers,  1996.
UNH Summer Research Fellowships, 1978, 1979.
American Institute of Chemists Student Award,  1977.
The Brine Medal in Chemistry, LeMoyne College,  1977.
American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry Undergraduate Award,  1976.
 

Recent Grant Support

University of New England College of Arts and Sciences Mini-grant, "Energy Transfer Characteristics of a Series of Lanthanide-ion Dicyanoaurate(I) and Dicyanoargentate(I) Powders," 2004.

American Chemical Society (ACS) Petroleum Research Fund (PRF), "Characterization of a Series of Luminescent Lanthanide ion - Silver/gold Dicyanide Complexes," 2003.

University of New England College of Arts and Sciences Mini-grant, "Aggregation-induced Enhancement of Photoluminescence in a Series of Group-14 Metalloles," 2002.

University of New England Faculty Senate Mini-grants Program, "Synthesis and Characterization of Functionalized Metalloles," 1999.

American Chemical Society College Chemistry Consultants Service, 1998.

Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grants Program, "Introducing Immunoassay Techniques into the  Analytical and Environmental Chemistry Curricula," 1996.

Maine Shore Stewards Program, Establishment of a volunteer-based coastal water monitoring program, 1996.

Tom's of Maine, Inc., "Isolation and Characterization of Metal-Chelating Agents from the Wetland Plant, Cattail (Typha),"  1995.

NSF-ILI Grant, "Interdisciplinary Applications of Fluorescence Spectroscopy,"  1993.

US-FWS, BERPAC-93: Funding to participate in joint US-Russian oceanographic expedition to Bering  and Chuckchi Seas, 1993.

EOSAT Corp., "Non-point source pollution and surrogate water mass tracers,"  1993.

Equipment Grant from New Hampshire Materials Lab (Atomic Absorption Spectrometer),  1992.

Thermo-Jarrel Ash Corporation Equipment Grant (Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer), 1991.

Hoffmann-LaRoche Equipment Grant (NMR and UV-Vis Spectrophotometers), 1990.

National Science Foundation ILI Program Grant, "Applications of Modern Liquid Chromatography  in Undergraduate Instrumental Analysis," 1989 (co-PI).

UWEC Research and Creative Activities Grant, "Chemiluminescence-based Optical Sensor for   Hydrogen Peroxide and Glucose," 1989.

West Central Wisconsin Consortium (WCWC) Research Grant, "Silver Analysis in Pre- and Post-Treatment Photographic Waste Solutions," 1989.

UWEC Faculty Research Grant, "Fiber Optic Sensors for Calcium and Magnesium," 1986.

National Science Foundation, College Science Instrumentation Program,  "Curriculum  Enhancement with Fluorescence Spectroscopy," 1985.
 

Professional and Community Service Activities

 

American Chemical Society College Chemistry Consultant's Service (C3S), 2000-present.

ACS C3S Advisory Board, 2004-present.

Secretary, Maine Section of the American Chemical Society, 1995-present.
Executive Committee, Maine Section of the American Chemical Society, 1995-present.

Proposal Reviewer, ACS PRF, 2004-present.
Board of Directors, Kennebunkport Conservation Trust, 1993-present; Webmaster, 2001-2004.
Manuscript reviewer, Journal of Chemical Education.
Co-Organizer, Fifteenth New England Academic Analytical Chemistry Conference,  Kennebunkport, Maine, October 25-26, 1991.
Proposal Reviewer for NSF CSIP and ILI Programs,  1986, 1989 and 1991 (Panel co-chair 1991).
 

Recent University Service Activities

Faculty Advisor, UNE Outing Club, 2005-present.

Faculty Advisor, UNE Chemistry Club (ACS Student Affiliate Chapter), 1999-2005.

University of New England Faculty Assembly, 1993-1994; 1999-2000; 2001-2002 (Vice Chair & Clerk, 1999-2000).
University Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee, 1995-1999 (Chair, 1997-1998 and 1998-1999).
Academic Computing Committee, 1993-1999 (Chair, 1996-1998).
 

Current Research Interests
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Spectroscopic and electrochemical characterization of novel luminescent organometallic compounds.
Determination of trace metal distributions in marine and freshwater sediments.
Development of selective luminescent analytical reagents.
Development of optical sensors based on luminescence detection.
Use of fluorescent probes to study microenvironments.
Chemiluminescent and bioluminescent methods of analysis.
Flow injection analysis.
Applications of Computers in Chemical Education.
 
Professional Affiliations

American Chemical Society and ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry and Division of Chemical Education
Council on Undergraduate Research
 

Selected Publications and Presentations

Tracy, H.T.; Mullin, J.L.; Klooster, W.T.; Martin, J.A.; Haug, J.; Wallace, S.; Rudloe, I.; Watts, K. "Enhanced Photoluminescence from Group 14 Metalloles in Aggregated and Solid Solutions," Inorg. Chem., 2005, 44, 2003-2011.

Mullin, J. L.; Tracy, H. J.; Poisson, M. J‡ "Composition-dependent excitation and photoemission tunability in a series of lanthanide(III) ion dicyanoaurate(I) and dicyanoargentate(I) powders suspended in room temperature glasses," American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2005.

Fridman, F.;‡ Mullin, J. L.; Tracy, H. J. "Low temperature NMR studies of group 14 metalloles," American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2005.

Fitch, E.;‡ Tracy, H. J.; Mullin, J. L. "Synthesis and characterization of 1,1-dimethoxy-2,3,4,5-tetraphenylmetallocyclopentadienes," American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2005.

Keller, A.;‡ Mullin, J. L.; Ford, J.; Tracy, H. J. "Photoluminescence of rare earth silver/gold dicyanide powders: The case for tunable energy transfer from Ag/Au(CN)2- to rare earth cation," American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2005.

Mullin, J.L.; Tracy, H.J.; Martin, J.A.; Haug, J.; Klooster, W. "Photoluminescence Characteristics of a Series of Group 14 Metalloles in Fluid Solution, Solid Phase, and Aggregated States," American Chemical Society National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March 2004.

Tracy, H.J.; Mullin, J.L.; Colis, J.C.F.; Haug, J.; Patterson, H.H. ""Tunable" Photoluminescence and Energy Transfer of Terbium(III) Dicyanoaurate(I) and Dicyanoargentate(I) Powders," American Chemical Society National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March 2004.

Tracy, H.J.; Patterson, H.H.; Mullin, J.L.; Colis, J.C.; Haug, J.* " Energy Transfer and Photoemission Tunability in Terbium(III) dicyanoaurate(I) and dicyanoargentate(I) Powders," American Chemical Society National Meeting, New York, NY, Sept. 2003.

Tracy, H.J.; Mullin, J.L.; Odendaal, A. "Mass Spectroscopic Comparisons of Group 14 and Group 15 Metalloles," American Chemical Society National Meeting, New York, NY, Sept. 2003.

Martin, J.*; Haug, J.*; Mullin, J.; Tracy, H. "Aggregation-induced Enhancement of Photoluminescence in a Series of Group-14 Metalloles," American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March, 2003.

Mullin, J.L.; Dyer, J.; Whalen, N.; Randall, R.; Dow, S. “Trace Metal Distributions in Sediments from the Bering and Chukchi Seas,” Results of the Fourth Joint US-Russian Bering and Chukchi Seas Expedition (BERPAC-93), US Fish & Wildlife Service, Washington, DC, anticipated publication, 2003.

Martin, J.; Haug, J.; Plourde, R.; deLivron, M.; Tracy, H.; Mullin, J. “The Surprising Luminescence Behavior of a Series of Group-14 Metalloles,” 17th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Bellingham, WA, August, 2002.

Mullin, J.L.; Tracy, H.J.; Haug, J.; Martin, J.A. “Solvent Effects on the Photophysical Behavior of a Series of Luminescent Group-14 Metalloles,” American Chemical Society National Meeting, Orlando, FL, April, 2002.

Dyer, J.; Whalen, N.; Dow, S.; Randall, R.; Mullin, J.L. “Distributions of Extractable Cadmium, Chromium, and Lead in Bering Sea Sediments,” American Chemical Society Northeast Regional Meeting, Durham, NH, June, 2001.

Tracy, H.J.; Mullin, J.L. “Luminescent Group-14 Metalloles: Stepwise Syntheses of Functionalized Metalloles,” American Chemical Society Northeast Regional Meeting, Durham, NH, June, 2001.

Hoffman, M.Z.; Mullin, J.L. “The American Chemical Society College Chemistry Consultants Service,” a Workshop presented at the American Chemical Society Northeast Regional Meeting, Durham, NH, June, 2001.

Mullin, J.L.; Tracy, H.J. “Photochemical Behavior of a Series of Group-14 Metalloles,” American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA, April, 2001.

Mullin, J.L. “Heavy Metal Distributions in Marine Sediments From Maine and Away,” Maine Audubon Society Meeting, Biddeford, ME, May, 2000.

Mancini, M.; Mullin, J.L.; Tracy, H.J.; Kloda, D.; Rudlow, I. "Luminescence Quenching Studies of a Series of Group 14 Metalloles," American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March, 2000.

Tracy, H.J.; Mullin, J.L.; Rudloe, I. "Pentaphenylphosphole: Spectroscopic and Electrochemical Studies, " American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March, 2000.

Sweeney, S.; Mullin, J.L.; Newton, T.; Tracy, H.J. "Synthesis of a Toluene-substituted Metallole for Use as a Fluorescent Probe," American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March, 2000.

Mullin, J.L.; Hoffman, M. Z.; Hill, J. W. "Death and Transfiguration of Chemistry at the University of New England: A C3S Success Story," American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March, 2000.

Hill, J.; Sweeney, S.; Pahl, M.; Wilson, A.; Schelasin, J.; Hinson, J.; Degraw, D.; Tracy, H.J.; Mancini, M.; Paquette, I.; Fantasia, K.; Valeriani, B.; Mullin, J.L. "Unique Storytelling/demonstration Outreach Activity Developed and Presented Collaboratively by the Chemistry Clubs at Two Universities," American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March, 2000.

Fermann, J.; Kakareka, J.; Klooster, W.; Mullin, J.L.; Quatrucci, J.; Ricci, J.; Tracy, H.J.; Vining, W.; Wallace, S. "Electrochemical and Photophysical Properties of a Series of Group 14 Metalloles,"  Inorg. Chem., 1999, 38, 2464-2472.

I. Rudlow, H. Tracy, J. Ricci, J. Mullin and W. Klooster, "X-ray Crystal Structure and Luminescence Quenching Studies of Hexaphenylgermole," American Chemical Society National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March, 1999.

M. Wright, T. Newton, H. Tracy and J. Mullin, "Preparation of a Functionalized Metallole," American Chemical Society National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March, 1999.

J. Mullin, J. Dyer, N. Whalen, R. Randall, S. Dow, "Heavy Metal Distributions in Sediments of the Bering and Chukchi Seas," submitted for inclusion in Results of the Fourth Joint US-Russian Bering and Chukchi Seas Expedition (BERPAC-93), anticipated 1999.

H. Tracy and J. Mullin, "13C-NMR Assignments of a Group of Luminescent Group-14 Metalloles," American Chemical Society National Meeting, Boston, MA, August, 1998.

J. Mullin, J. Dyer, N. Whalen, R. Randall, S. Dow, "Heavy Metal Distributions in Sediments of the Bering and Chukchi Seas," American Chemical Society Maine Section Research Symposium, University of New England, April, 1998.

J. Mullin and P. Courtney, "Using Inexpensive Find-and-Circle Word Game Software in the Study of Chemical Nomenclature," J. Chem. Educ., 1996, 73, A130.

J. Mullin, "Trace Metal Determinations and Carbon Cycling in the Bering Sea," Analytical Seminar Series, Department of Chemistry, University of New Hampshire, April 1995.

J. Mullin and M. Marquardt, "Spreadsheet-Controlled Potentiometric Analyses,"  J. Chem. Educ., 1995, 72, 400-401.

J. Mullin and M. Marquardt, "Direct Instrument Control from a Spreadsheet,"  New England Academic Analytical Chemistry Conference,  Fairhaven, MA, October, 1992.

J. Mullin, "A Pairs-Based Role-Playing Model for Instrumental Analysis Lab," American Chemical Society Northeast Regional Meeting, Syracuse, NY, June, 1992.

J. Mullin, "Cooperative Education in the Instrumental Lab: Role-Playing Alternatives and Observations," New England Academic Analytical Chemistry Conference, Kennebunkport, Maine, October 25-26, 1991.

J. Mullin, "Extensive Student Use of Spreadsheet Programs in Analytical Chemistry Courses," The Fourth Chemical Congress of North America, New York, NY, August 25-30, 1991.

J. Mullin, "Spreadsheet Applications in General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis," Lecture/Demonstration, ChemEd-91 Conference, Oshkosh, WI, August 5-9, 1991.

J. Mullin and R. J. Eierman, "Extensive Student Use of Electronic Spreadsheets in Undergraduate Quantitative Analysis,"  J. Chem. Educ., 1990, 67, 878-881.

J. Mullin, "Student Spreadsheet Use in Quantitative Analysis," New England Academic Analytical Chemistry Conference, Burlington, VT, 2-3 November 1990.

Tamara J. Smith and J. Mullin, "An Optical Sensor Based on Chemiluminescence Detection," presented at the Minnesota Undergraduate Research Symposium, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN, 28 April 1990.
 

J. Mullin, "Electronic Spreadsheet Use in Undergraduate Quantitative Analysis," presented at the Minnesota Analytical Professors' Meeting, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN, 21 April 1989.

J. Mullin, M. Cavanaugh and J. Seibold, "Optical Sensors for Metal Ions Based on Fluorescent Ion-Pair Formation," University of Minnesota Analytical Seminar Series, Minneapolis, MN, 17 February 1989.

J. Mullin, "Optical Sensors Based on Fluorescence Detection," presented at Northeastern Wisconsin Section ACS meeting, Green Bay, Wisconsin, 21 October 1987.

Z. Zhujun, J. Mullin and W. R. Seitz, "Method and Device for Fluorescence Determination of Alkali Metal Cations," U. S. Patent #4,762,799, 9 August 1988.

W. R. Seitz, Z. Zhujun and J. Mullin, "Reversible Indicators for Alkali Metal Ion Optical Sensors," Optical Fibers in Medicine II, Abraham Katzir, Editor, Proc. SPIE 713, 126-11 (1987).

Z. Zhujun, J. Mullin and W. R. Seitz, "Optical Sensor for Sodium Based on Ion Pair Extraction and Fluorescence," Anal. Chim. Acta, 1986, 184, 251.

S. D. Dowling, J. Mullin and W. R. Seitz, "Binding of Sulfonated Fluorophores by Metal-Poly(ethylenimine) Complexes," Macromolecules, 1986, 19, 344.

J. Mullin, "Fiber Optic Sensor for Potassium," presented at Midwest Universities Analytical Chemists' Conference, Iowa City, Oct. 1985.

J. Mullin and W. R. Seitz, "Two Phase Flow Cell for Chemiluminescence and Bioluminescence Measurements," Anal. Chem., 1984, 56, 1046.

W. R. Seitz, T. Cole and J. Mullin, "Measurement of Glucose and Uric Acid in Biological Fluids by Chemiluminescence," XI International Congress of Clinical Chemistry, E. Kaiser, F. Gabl, M. Mueller and M. Bayer (Eds.), W. deGruyter and Co., New York, 1982.

W. R. Seitz, M. L. Grayeski and J. Mullin, "Recent Developments in Chemiluminescence," 21st Eastern Analytical Symposium, New York, NY, November, 1982.

M. L. Grayeski, J. Mullin, W. R. Seitz and E. Zygowicz, "Flow Injection Analysis with Chemiluminescence Detection: Recent Advances and Clinical Applications," in Proceedings of the Symposium on Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence; Basic Chemistry and Analytical Applications, M. A. DeLuca and W. D. McElroy (Eds.), Academic Press, New York, 1981.

M. L. Grayeski, T. Freeman, J. Mullin and W. R. Seitz, "Recent Developments in Flow Injection Analysis with Chemiluminescence and Bioluminescence Detection," XI International Congress, IV European Congress of Clinical Chemistry, Vienna, Sept., 1981.
 
 

Undergraduate Research Students

              Michael Cavanaugh                           Jeff Seibold                    Tamara Smith                    Craig Amundson        Judith Haug
              Michael Marquardt                            Keith Goulet                   Daniel Fortin                     Jennifer Dyer             Renee Plourde
              Nate Whalen                                      Dan Croft                      Rebekah Randall               Steve Dow                Robert Nadeau
              Maria Mancini                                    Dan Kloda                     Allison Trainor                  James Martin            Kara Cetto
              Scott Hamilton                                   Michelle Poisson            Samuel Sawan                  Andrew Boynton


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