John Mathis

Professor of Chemistry and Physics
Physical Sciences Department
Daytona College of Arts & Sciences
Daytona Beach campus


  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, University of Tennessee System : Knoxville
  • M.A. - Master of Arts in Economics, University of Tennessee System : Knoxville
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Physics, Purdue University System : Purdue University
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Physics, Central Michigan University

  • CHM 140: Chemistry for Engineers



J. E. Mathis, Z. Bi, C. A. Bridges, M. K. Kidder and M. P. Paranthaman, Enhanced visible-light absorption of mesoporous TiO2 by co-doping with transition-metal/nitrogen ions, MRS Proceedings dx.doi.org/10.1557/opl.2013.666 1547 (2013).

J. E. Mathis, G. Eres, K. Kim, C. Cantoni, H. M. Christen, Synthesis of Complex-oxide Nanorods via Pulsed-laser Deposition, MRS Proceedings 1256 dx.doi.org/10.1557/PROC-1256-N10-02 (2010)

J. E. Mathis, G. Eres, C. Cantoni, H. M. Christen, Patterned Growth of Oxide Nanorods by Pulsed Laser Deposition, Mat. Res. Soc., San Francisco (2008).

J. E. Mathis and H. M. Christen, 'Factors that influence particle formation during pulsed electron deposition of YBCO precursors,' Physica C 459 (2007) 47.

B. W. Kang, A. Goyal, J. E. Mathis, E. D. Specht, D. F. Lee, and D. M. Kroeger, "Comparative study of thickness dependence of critical current density of YBa2Cu3O7- on (100) SrTiO3 and on Rolling-Assisted Biaxially Textured Substrates," Journal of Materials Research 17 (2002).

C-Y. Yang, S. E. Babcock, A. Ichinose, A. Goyal, D. M. Kroeger, P. J. Lee, F. A. List, D. P. Norton, J. E. Mathis, M. Paranthaman, and C. Park, Microstructure of Pulsed Laser Deposited YBa2Cu3O7-d Films on Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia/CeO2 Buffered Biaxially Textured Ni Substrates,Physica C 337 (2002) 333.

M. Paranthaman, R. Feenstra, D. F. Lee, D. B. Beach, J. S. Morrell, T. G. Chirayil, A. Goyal, X. Cui, D. T. Verebelyi, J. E.Mathis, "Demonstration of High Current Density YBCO Coated Conductors on Re2O3-Buffered Ni Substrates with Two New Alternative Architectures," Advances In Cryo. Eng., 46 Part A (2000) 879.

C-Y. Yang, A. Ichinose, S.E. Babcock, J.S. Morrell, J.E. Mathis, D.T. Verebelyi , M. Paranthaman , D.B. Beach, D.K. Christen , "Microstructure of a high Jc , laser-ablated YBa2Cu3 O7- /sol-gel deposited NdGaO3 buffer layer/ (001) SrTiO3 multi-layer structure," Physica C 331 (2000) 73.

X. Cui, F.A. List, D.M. Kroeger, A. Goyal, D.F. Lee, J.E. Mathis, E.D. Specht, P.M. Martin, R. Feenstra, D.T. Verebelyi, D.K. Christen, M. Paranthaman, "Continuous growth of epitaxial CeO2 buffer layers on rolled Ni tapes by electron beam evaporation," Physica C 316 (1999) 27.

D. F. Lee, M. Paranthaman, J. E. Mathis, A. Goyal, D. M. Kroeger, E. D. Specht, R. K. Williams, F. A. List, P. M. Martin, C. Park, "Alternative Buffer Architectures for High Critical Current Density YBCO Superconducting Deposits on Rolling Assisted Biaxially-Textured Substrates," Jap. J. Appl. Phys.Part II Letters, 38 2B (1999) L178.

X. Cui, F.A. List, D.M. Kroeger, A. Goyal, D.F. Lee, J.E. Mathis, E.D. Specht, P.M. Martin, R. Feenstra, D.T. Verebelyi, D.K. Christen, M. Paranthaman, IEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond. 9 (June, 1999) 1967.

M. Paranthaman, D. F. Lee, A. Goyal, E. D. Specht, P. M. Martin, X. Cui, J. E. Mathis, R. Feenstra, D. K. Christen, and D. M. Kroeger, "Growth of Biaxially Textured RE2O3 Buffer Layers on Rolled-Ni Substrates Using Reactive Evaporation For HTS Coated Conductors," Supercond. Sci. and Tech 12 (1998) 319.

John E. Mathis, Amit Goyal, Fred A. List, Parans Paranthaman, David K. Christen, Eliot D. Specht, Donald M. Kroeger, Dominic F. Lee and Patrick M. Martin, "Biaxially Textured YBa2Cu3O7- Conductors on Rolling Assisted Biaxially Textured Substrates with Critical Current Densities of 2-3 MA/cm2", Jap. J. Appl. Phys. 37 11B (1998) L1379.

A. Goyal, F. A. List, J. E. Mathis, M. Paranthaman, E. D. Specht, D. P. Norton, C. Park, D. F. Lee, D. M. Kroeger, D. K. Christen, J. D. Budai and P. M. Martin, J. of Superond. 11 (1998) 481.

X. Cui, F. A. List, D. M. Kroeger, A. Goyal, D. F. Lee, J. E. Mathis, E. D. Specht, and P.M. Martin, "Continuous Growth of Epitaxial CeO2 Buffer Layers on rolled Ni Tapes

by Electron Beam Evaporation," Physica C 316 (1999) 27.

M. Paranthaman, D. F. Lee, A. Goyal, F. A. List, J. E. Mathis, D. M. Kroeger, R, Feenstra, and D. K. Christen, Applied Superconductivity Conf., Palm Desert, CA, (Sept.13-18,1998).

M. Paranthaman, A. Goyal, F. A. List, D. P. Norton, D. F. Lee, E. D. Specht, P. M. Martin, D. M. Kroeger, D. K.Christen, C. Park, and J. E. Mathis, 9th Int. Conf. on Modern Materials and Technologies, 6th Top. Symp. on Science and Engineering of HTC Superconductivity, Florence, Italy, (June 14-19,1998)

Goyal, A., D. P. Norton, D. K. Christen, E. D. Specht, M. Paranthaman, D. M. Kroeger, J. D. Budai, Q. He, F. A. List, R. Feenstra, H. R. Kerchner, D. F. Lee, E. Hatfield, P. M. Martin, J. Mathis, and C. Park, "Epitaxial Superconductors on Rolling-assisted Biaxially Textured Substrates (RABiTS): A Route Towards High Critical Current Density Wire," Applied Superconductivity 4, 403-427 (1998).

E. D. Specht, A. Goyal, D. P. Norton, M. Paranthaman, Q. He, D. K. Christen, C.Park, F. A. List, D. M. Kroeger, J. D. Budai, D. F. Lee, J. E. Mathis, E. C. Hatfield, and P. M. Martin, Symp. on Processing and Critical Current of HTS, Wagga Wagga NSW, Australia, Feb.2-4, 1998

J . E. Mathis, A. Goyal, M. Paranthaman, E. D.Specht, D. M. Kroeger, D. F. Lee, and P. M. Martin, "Epitaxial Growth of YBa2Cu3O7- Films on Rolling-assisted Biaxially Textured Substrates (Rabits) Produced by Pulsed Laser Ablation at Low Temperatures," Advances in the Laser Ablation of Materials, Editors: R. K. Singh, D. H. Lowndes, D. B. Chrisey, J. Nararyan, T. Kawai, E. Fograssy, (Pittsburgh: Materials Research Society, (1998)

A. Goyal, D. P. Norton, D. M. Kroeger, D. K. Christen, M. Paranthaman, E. D. Specht, J.D. Budai, Q. He, B. Saffian, D. F. Lee, F. A. List, P. M. Martin, J. E. Mathis, C. E. Klabunde, E. Hatfield and C. Park, J. of Mater.Res., 12 (Nov. 1997) 2924.

Paranthaman, M., Goyal, A., List, F.A., Norton, D.P., Lee, D.F., Specht, E.D., Martin, P.M., Kroeger, D.M., Christen, D.K., Park, C., Mathis, J.E.,"Fabrication of High Current YBCO Coated Conductors Using Biaxially Textured Buffer Layers on Rolled-Ni Substrates," 9th Int. Conf. on Modern Materials and Technologies, 6th Top. Symp. on Science and Engineering of HTC Superconductivity, Florence, Italy, (June 14-19,1998).

A. Goyal, D.P. Norton, D. K. Christen, E. D. Specht, M. Paranthaman, D. M. Kroeger, J. D. Budai, Q. He, F. A. List, R. Feenstra, H. R. Kerchner, D. F. Lee, E. Hatfield, P. M. Martin, J. E. Mathis and C. Park, To be published in Special Issue of Applied Superconductivity on YBCO Conductor Development, 1997.

J. E. Mathis, A. Goyal, F. A. List, M. Paranthaman, E. D.Specht, D. M. Kroeger, D. F. Lee, and P. M. Martin, "High Critical Current Density YBa2Cu3Ox Films on Rabits." presented at Mater. Res. Soc. Fall Mtg., Nov. '97, Boston, MA.

E. D. Specht, A. Goyal, D. P. Norton, M. Paranthaman, Q. He, D. K. Christen, C. Park, F.A. List, D. M. Kroeger, J. D. Budai, D. F. Lee, J. E. Mathis, E. C. Hatfield and P. M. Martin, "Stability of Epitaxially Grown Superconducting Films on Biaxially Textured Metal Substrates," presented at Mater. Res. Soc. Fall Mtg., Nov. '97, Boston, MA.

J. E. Mathis and R. N. Compton, "Single and multiple photon ionization spectroscopy of triethylamine," Journal of Chemical Physics 104 (1996) 8341.

J. E. Mathis, R. N. Compton, D. C. Boyles, and R. M. Pagni, "High-Resolution Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Bromochlorofluoromethane, Molecular Physics 89 (1996) 505.

John E. Mathis and Robert N. Compton, "Diffraction," in Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics, (New York: Macmillan, 1996).

John E. Mathis and Robert N. Compton, "Fraunhofer Lines," in Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics, (New York: Macmillan, 1996).

John E. Mathis and Robert N. Compton, "Oscillations," in Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics, (New York: Macmillan, 1996).

J. E.Mathis and R. N. Compton, "High Resolution Single and Multiphoton Ionization Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Triethylamine," presented at the 50th Int. Symp. on Molecular Spectroscopy, Columbus, OH, June 12-16,1995.

J. E. Mathis and R. N. Compton, "MPI:PES Using a High-Resolution, Positive-Sensitive, Spherical Sector Electron Spectrometer," presented at the Gordon Research Conf. on Multiphoton Processes, Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH, June 12-17,1994.

J. W. Mayo and J. E. Mathis, "The Effectiveness of Mandatory Fuel Efficiency Standards in Reducing the Demand for Gasoline, Applied Economics (February, 1988).


Current research interests:
Growth, characterization, and technical application of complex oxide nanorods including core-shell structures and heterojunctions.

Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy of alloys

Materials Research:
'' Structural integrity of YBCO films using Raman spectroscopy
'' Methods to improve critical current density of HTSC films

Upper atmospheric chemical research:
'' Measurement of trace gases using gas chromatography and mass spectroscopy