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Research Interests


Curriculum Vitae

Chemistry Department

College of Science and Mathematics

  • B. Chem, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (1961)
  • Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1965)
    Research Director: Robert W. Parry
Professional Experience
  • James Madison University
    • Professor of Chemistry (1995 - present)
    • Dean, Academic Research (2002)
    • Interim Dean, College of Education and Psychology (1999-2001)
    • Interim Dean, College of Science and Mathematics (1998- 1999)
    • Chemistry Department Head (1995-1998)
  • National Science Foundation, Chemistry Program Officer (1993-)
  • University of Hawaii
    • Professor of Chemistry (1975-1995) ; presently Emeritus Professor of Chemistry
    • Associate Professor of Chemistry (1969-75)
    • Assistant Professor of Chemistry (1965-1969)
  • University of Michigan
    • Postdoctoral Research Associate (1965)
    • NASA Trainee (1962-1965) Teaching Fellow (1961-1962)
 Visiting Positions
  • University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany. Guest Professor (1990)
  • Technical University, Braunschweig, Germany. Guest Professor (1980-81)
  • Imperial College of Science and Technology, London. Visiting Professor (1979-1980)
  • University of Texas, Austin. Visiting Professor of Chemistry, (1971-72)


  • Madison Scholar, College of Science and Mathematics, JMU, 2007
  • U.S. Army Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, 2001
  • Humboldt-Preis, Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, 1989
  • Humboldt-Forschungs Stipendium, Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, 1980
  • Medal, American Institute of Chemists, 1961

Publications since 2000

  • Head, A. R.; Amenta, D. S.; Gilje, J. W.; Yap, G. P. A. “Crystal Structure of Bis(diphenylphosphino)ethane Monoxide” Int. J. Inorg. Chem.  2011, 2, 139-142.
  • Head, A. R.; Amenta, D. S.; Gilje, J. W.; Yap, G. P. A. “"Crystal structure of cis-dichloro-bis-{[2-(diphenylphosphino-κ-P) methyl]diphenylphosphine oxide}palladium(II) ethanol solvate” J. Chem. Cryst. Accepteubmitted
  • Peretich, A. L.; Amenta, D. S.; Gilje, J.W.; Yaap, G.P.A. “Crystal Structure of [Me2NCH(O)]2Mg[(μ-OPr i )2Al(OPr i )2]2J. Chem. Crystallogr. 2010, 40, 716-719. Doi: 10.1007/s10870-010-9783-x
  • Amenta, D. S.; Morton, A. D.;Gilje, J. W.; Edelmann, F. T.; Fischer, A.; Blaurock, S. “The Preparation and Crystal Structure of (h5-C5H5)(CO)3Mo(CH2)3C6H5J. Organomet. Chem. 2006, 691, 5065-5068..
  • Amenta, D. S.; Sparks , S. N.; Gilje, J. W.; Edelmann, F. T.; Fischer, A.; Blaurock, S. “Lanthanide Nitrate Complexes of the Unsymmetrical Bidentate Ligand Ph2PCH2CH2P(O)PPh2Zeit. Anorg. Allg. Chem.  2005, 631, 2854-2857. (Invited contribution to an edition in honor of Prof. H.W. Roesky's 70th Birthday.)
  • Lorenz, V.; Giessmann, S.; Gun’ko, Y. K.; Fischer, A. K.; Gilje, J. W.; Edelmann, F. T. “Fully metalated silsesquioxanes: Novel building blocks for the construction of  “realistic” catalyst models” Angew. Chemie 2004, 43, 4303-4306.
  •  Ariyaratne, K. A. N. S.; Cramer, R. E.; Jameson, G. B.; Gilje, J. W. “Uranium-Sulfilimine Chemistry.  Hydrolysis of Cp*2UCl2 with HNSPh2.H2O and the Crystal Structure of Cp*2UCl(OH)(HNSPh2), a Metallocene Terminal Hydroxy Complex of Tetravalent Uranium” J. Organomet. Chem. 2004, 589, 2029-2032.
  • Ariyaratne, K.A.N.S.; Cramer, R. E.; Gilje, J.W. Uranium-Sulfilimine Chemistry- The Synthesis and Characterization of Cp*2UCl(NSPh2) and Cp*2U(NSPh2)2. Organometallics  2002, 21,  5799-5802.
  • Amenta, D. S.; Ayres, B. R.; Jurica, J.; Gilje, J. W. The Equilibrium between Aluminum Alkoxides and 1-(Diphenylphosphinoyl)-2-(Diphenylphosphino)ethane. Inorg. Chim. Acta  2002, 336 , 115-119.
  • Lorenz, V.; Fischer, A.; Giessmann; Gilje, J. W.; Gun’ko, Y.; Jacob, K.; Edelmann, F. T. Disiloxanediolates and Metallasilsesquioxanes of the Early Transition Metals and f-Elements. Coord. Chem. Rev.  2000, 321-368.

Recent Collaborations

  • Professor Frank Edelmann, University of Magdeburg
  • Dr. Glenn Yap, University of Delaware
  • Dr. K. A. N. S. Ariyaratne, Massey University, New Zeland
  • Professor Roger Cramer, University of Hawaii
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