James F. Wishart

Picture of James Wishart Senior Chemist and LEAF Facility Supervisor

Radiation chemistry
Ionic liquids (design, properties, chemical reactivity therein including radiation chemistry)
Long-distance electron transfer
Energy and electron transfer in dendrimers
Studies of electron transfer and substitution mechanisms using high-pressure techniques
Reactivity of energetic inorganic species
Development of new accelerators and new detection techniques in pulse radiolysis
Green and sustainable chemistry

Telephone #: (631) 344-4327

Research Highlights:
View the video on my Perspective article "Ionic Liquids and Ionizing Radiation: Reactivity of Highly Energetic Species" at The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters (5:03)
Ionic Liquids: Designer Solvents for a Cleaner World (PDF)
Storing Energy in Dendrimer Trees: Stabilizing Charge Separation in Dendrimers (PDF)
View my October 2003 Brookhaven Lecture "Ionic Liquids: Salt for the Earth" (57:41, Requires RealPlayer)
View my explanation of ionic liquids and their relevance to energy applications at BNL Video's "Take 5" (5:40, Requires RealPlayer)
ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0488-7636

List of Publications (with links)

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Education, Experience and Activities:

S. B., Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1979
Ph. D., Inorganic Chemistry, Stanford University, 1985

National Science Foundation Predoctoral Research Fellow, Stanford University, 1980-83
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Rutgers University, 1985-87
BNL: Assistant Chemist, 1987-89; Associate Chemist, 1989-92; Chemist, 1992-2011; Senior Chemist, 2011-present.

Facility Supervisor (and Project Manager during construction), Laser-Electron Accelerator Facility (LEAF)

Vice Chair, 2014 Gordon Research Conference in Radiation Chemistry

Member, New York Regional Alliance for Ionic Liquid Studies (NYRAILS)

New York City Lewis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Keeper of the Alliance Flame, 2010

DOE Office of Science Undergraduate Research Programs Outstanding Mentor Award, 2006

Member, International Advisory Board, Fifth International Conference on Ionic Liquids (COIL-5), Algarve, Portugal, April 2013

Member, Host Committee, Fourth International Conference on Ionic Liquids (COIL-4), Crystal City, VA, June 15-19, 2011

Co-editor (with B. S, M. Rao), "Recent Trends in Radiation Chemistry," World Scientific, Singapore, (2010) (ISBN 978-981-4282-07-9)

Co-organizer (with E. W. Castner), Symposium on Physical Chemistry of Ionic Liquids, 239th ACS National Meeting, Physical Division, San Francisco, CA, March, 2010

Member, International Advisory Committee, Third International Conference on Ionic Liquids (COIL-3), Cairns, Australia, May 31 - June 3, 2009

Co-organizer (with S. Lall-Ramnarine), Symposium on Ionic Liquids, 40th ACS Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting, Queens, NY, May 18 - 19, 2008

Co-organizer, NYRAILS 2007 Workshop on Ionic Liquids, Rutgers University, November 30th, 2007.

Guest Editor (with E. W. Castner), Journal of Physical Chemistry B special issue on "Physical Chemistry of Ionic Liquids", 111 (18), 2007

Co-organizer (with E. W. Castner), Symposium on Physical Chemistry of Ionic Liquids, 232nd ACS National Meeting, Physical Division, San Francisco, CA, September, 2006

Invited Professor, Laboratoire de Chimie Physique, Université de Paris XI, Orsay, France, 2005

Organizer, International Symposium on Ultrafast Accelerators for Pulse Radiolysis, BNL, June 25th-28th, 2004.

Co-organizer, Informational Workshop on Chemistry and Applications of Ionic Liquids, BNL, April 7th, 2004.

Co-editor (with D. G. Nocera) of "Photochemistry and Radiation Chemistry: Complementary Methods for the Study of Electron Transfer" Adv. Chem Ser. 254, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, (1998) (ISBN 0-8412-3499-X)

Co-organizer (with D. G. Nocera), Symposium on Complementarity of Photochemistry and Radiation Chemistry in the Study of Electron Transfer, 209th ACS National Meeting, Inorganic Division, Anaheim, CA, April 2nd-5th, 1995.

Organizer, Tutorial on Radiation Chemistry Principles and Applications, 209th ACS National Meeting, Inorganic Division, Anaheim, CA, April 2nd, 1995.

Last Revised J. Wishart 11/1/13