Chicago State University

LeRoy Jones II

Professor of Chemistry

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. LeRoy Jones

Dr. LeRoy Jones II

HWH 330 (Dean's office)




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. (2009) “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," 2(6) 494.

Lewis, G.; Wellborn, B., Jones, L., II, Biggs, P. (2009)“A Room-Temperature Autonomically-Healing PMMA Bone Cement: Influence of Composition on Fatigue Crack Propagation Rate,” Journal of Applied Biomaterials and Biomechanics,"  7(2) 90.

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


Member, American Chemical Society

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