Education, Honors, Awards

  • Lecturer, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA (2015-present)
  • Assistant Professor, Tennessee Wesleyan College, Athens, TN (2012-2015)
  • Chemical Hygiene Officer, Tennessee Wesleyan College (2014-2015)
  • New Faculty Incentive Award, Tennessee Wesleyan College (2013)
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL (2009-2012)
  • Research Affiliate of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Tallahassee, FL (2010-2012)
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Penn State University (2009)
  • B.S., Chemistry, University of Mary Washington (2002)

Research Interests

  • Novel teaching pedagogies applied to a contemporary undergraduate curriculum in chemistry
  • Interaction of strong fields with matter
  • Ultrafast spectroscopies
  • Electronic processes in nanoscale materials

Selected Recent Publications

  • D. E. Blumling; S. McGill; K. L. Knappenberger, Jr. "The influence of applied magnetic fields on the optical properties of zero- and one-dimensional CdSe nanocrystals” Nanoscale 5, 9049-9056, 2013. (Featured as a “Hot Article”)
  • D. E. Blumling; T. Tokumoto; S. McGill; K. L. Knappenberger, Jr. "Temperature- and field-dependent energy transfer in CdSe nanocrystal aggregates studied by magneto-photoluminescence spectroscopy" Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 14, 11053-11059, 2012.
  • D. E. Blumling; S. G. Sayres; A. W. Castleman, Jr. "Strong-field ionization of small niobium and tantalum clusters” Int. J. Mass. Spectrom. 333, 55-58, 2012.
  • D. E. Blumling; T. Tokumoto; S. McGill; K. L. Knappenberger, Jr. "Magneto-photoluminescence properties of colloidal CdSe nanocrystal aggregates" J. Phys. Chem. C 115 (30), 14517-14525, 2011.
  • D. E. Blumling; S. G. Sayres; A. W. Castleman, Jr. "Strong-field ionization and dissociation studies on small early transition metal carbide clusters via time-of-flight mass spectrometry" J. Phys. Chem. A 115 (20), 5038, 2011.
  • D. E. Blumling; S. G. Sayres; A. W. Castleman, Jr. "Strong-field ionization and dissociation studies of small early transition metal oxide clusters" Int. J. Mass. Spectrom. 300, 74-80, 2011.

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