LeRoy Jones II

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Dr. LeRoy Jones

Dr. LeRoy Jones II
SCI 101A (Lab 295A)
773-995-2965 (Lab x3670)
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B.S., Bradley University
Ph.D., University of South Carolina, Columbia
Postdoctoral, Caltech University

Research Interests

Organic, Organometallic and Material Chemistry: Development of Catalysts for Lightweight Fuel Cells; Late Transition Metal Catalysis; Study of Catalysts Using Microwave Irradiation; and Preparation of Self-Healing Bone Cement

Recent Presentations and Publications

Biggs, P.; Jones, L., II; Lewis, G. “An Autonomically-Healed PMMA Bone Cement: Influence of the Crystal Size of Grubbs’ Catalyst on Fracture Toughness and Polymerisation Rate,” Int. J. Nano and Biomaterials, 2009, in press.

Lewis, G.; Wellborn, B., Jones, L., II, Biggs, P. “A Room-Temperature Autonomically-Healing PMMA Bone Cement: Influence of Composition on Fatigue Crack Propagation Rate,” Journal of Applied Biomaterials and Biomechanics, 2009, in press.

Biggs, P.; Jones, L., II; Lewis, G. “Incorporation of Microencapsulated Dicyclopentadiene into an Acrylic Bone Cement Matrix,” PMSE, 2007, 96, 498.


Member, American Chemical Society

Project Director, NSF Illinois Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Program