Jose JimenezAssistant Professor
Office: Science Hall E-3019
Phone: 706-667-4867
Email: jjimenezlugo@augusta.edu  

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Education and qualifications

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Physics, New College of Florida, FL

Ph.D., Applied Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, PR

B.S., Chemistry, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, PR

Teaching Areas

Physical and General Chemistry.

Research Interests

Glass chemistry and physics, thin films, nanomaterials, optical materials, plasmonics, luminescence and optical spectroscopy of solids.

Representative Publications

J.A. Jiménez, “Thermal effects on the surface plasmon resonance of Cu nanoparticles in phosphate glass: Impact on Cu+ luminescence”, Nanoscale Adv. 1 (2019) 1826.

J.A. Jiménez, E.R. Fachini, C. Zhao, “XPS and 31P NMR inquiry of Eu3+-induced structural modification in SnO-containing phosphate glass”, J. Mol. Struct. 1164 (2018) 470.

J.A. Jiménez, “Silicon-induced UV transparency in phosphate glasses and its application to the enhancement of the UV type B emission of Gd3+”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 9 (2017) 15599.

J.A. Jiménez, “Carbon-promoted in situ evolution of Cu nanoclusters influencing Eu3+ photoluminescence in glass: Bidirectional energy transfer”, J. Phys. Chem. C 120 (2016) 3557.

J.A. Jiménez, M. Sendova, E.R. Fachini, C. Zhao, “Enhanced UV transparency in phosphate glasses via multi-wall carbon nanotubes”, J. Mater. Chem. C 4 (2016) 9771.

J.A. Jiménez, “UV emission of Gd3+ in the presence of Cu2+: Towards luminescence quenching through quantum cutting?”, ChemPhysChem 16 (2015) 1683.

J.A. Jiménez, M. Sendova, “Enhanced 1.53 μm emission of Er3+ ions in phosphate glass via energy transfer from Cu+ ions”, J. Appl. Phys. 116 (2014) 033518.

J.A. Jiménez, “Influence of Ag nanoparticles on the luminescence dynamics of Dy3+ ions in glass: the ‘plasmonic diluent’ effect”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 15 (2013) 17587.

Sendova, J.A. Jiménez, “Plasmonic coupling in silver nanocomposite glasses”, J. Phys. Chem. C 116 (2012) 17764.

J.A. Jiménez, M. Sendova, “In situ optical microspectroscopy approach for the study of metal transport in dielectrics via temperature- and time-dependent plasmonics: Ag nanoparticles in SiO2 films”, J. Chem. Phys. 134 (2011) 054707.