Dr. James Demas,
Department of Chemistry, University of Virginia
Dr. James Demas received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry in 1970 from the University of New Mexico. Postgraduate training in photochemistry was at the University of Southern California. He is a professor of chemistry at the University of Virginia where he has worked since 1971. He has spent two sabbaticals working on ultra level luminescence analysis at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dr. Demas is an internationally recognized expert on luminescence, lifetime measurements, luminescence of inorganic complexes, and luminescence-based sensors, especially for environmental and biomedical applications. He has published over 150 articles and book chapters as well as two monographs, one on luminescence lifetime measurements.