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Robin Macaluso

[Robin Macaluso]

Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Last Updated: October 24, 2021
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Research Interests

Research Interests
My research focuses on the unique chemistry that only rare-earth elements can provide in solid-state materials. Because rare-earth elements possess core f-electrons, rare-earth based materials exhibit a diverse array of intriguing physical phenomena that translate into optical, magnetic, and semiconducting applications. Our research activity is focused on synthesis and understanding of how changing the crystal chemistry of rare-earth solid-state materials can lead to control of physical behavior.

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
I am interested in engaging students in the classroom by interactive learning strategies. These include group work and incorporation of scientific literature. Through active learning, students will learn how to read, write, and collaborate in a scientific and professional manner.

Biography

Biography

Prof. Robin Macaluso (Ph.D., Louisiana State University) started her independent research career at University of Northern Colorado in 2006 after completing a postdoctoral fellowship in the Materials Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory. She moved her research program to University of Texas Arlington in 2015. Her research focuses on synthesis and structural characterization of solid-state materials, including highly correlated electron systems and energy conversion materials. Emphasis is placed on exploring the unique capabilities of rare-earth based intermetallics and ceramics. Prof. Macaluso’s awards include the NSF CAREER Award and the IUPAC Young Observer Fellowship. As a UTA IDEAS Faculty Fellow (http://www.uta.edu/ideas/fellows/index.php) and as an IONiC VIPEr Fellow (https://www.ionicviper.org/fellows/project), she is also actively developing instructional strategies to engage first-generation students in STEM.

Education

Education

    • 2004 PhD in Chemistry
      Louisiana State University and A&M College
    • 1999 BS in Education
      Louisiana State University and A&M College

Licensure and Certifications

Licensure and Certifications

    • 2020 Certificate in Effective College Instruction, The Association of College and University Educators

Appointments

Appointments

    • Jan 2015 to Present Associate Professor
      Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
    • Aug 2011 to Dec 2014 Associate Professor
      Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Northern Colorado (Greeley, CO, United States)
    • Aug 2006 to July 2011 Assistant Professor
      University of Northern Colorado (Greeley, CO, United States)
    • Aug 2004 to July 2006 Postdoctoral Research Associate
      Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne, IL)

Memberships

    • Aug 2018 to Present (Interactive Online Network of Inorganic Chemists Virtual Inorganic Pedagogical Resource)
      Faculty Fellow
      VIPEr Fellows are inorganic chemistry faculty who have been selected to participate in an innovative study to develop, test, and refine a flexible, foundation-level inorganic chemistry course. The 2018 VIPEr Fellows are the first faculty who have been selected for this ground-breaking project. They will join other inorganic chemists from across the country in a community of practice dedicated to improving student learning.
    • Aug 2016 to Present I.D.E.A.S. (Innovation. Diversity,Excellence. Access.Success.)
      Faculty Fellow
      Faculty Fellows support the mission of the I.D.E.A.S. Center is to partner with UT Arlington's transfer students, those transitioning to a four-year institution, and university faculty to achieve student academic success. In this vein, I attended and hosted multiple faculty professional development workshops for faculty and graduate student instructors in the College of Science and for the entire UTA campus. For the 2019-2020 academic year, I was part of a team of IDEAS Fellows who focused on professional development of new UTA faculty. In addition to professional development workshops, I also attended an education conference and submitted a manuscript for publication in Journal of College Science Teaching.

News Articles

News Articles

    • Oct 2021
      LinkedIn
    • July 2019
      College of Science
      https://www.uta.edu/science/news/2019/07-02-chemistry-student-wins-research-grant-from-international-honor-society.php

Support & Funding

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • Aug 2021 to Aug 2024 UTA/NU Partnership for Functional Materials sponsored by  -  $800000
      (Funded)
    • Aug 2021 to July 2023 New Oxysulfide Perovskites for Photocatalytic and Photovoltaic Applications sponsored by  -  $250000
      Robin Macaluso (Funded)
    • June 2020 to May 2022 Melissa Orr: NSF GRFP: Defining Structure-Property Relationships in Rare-Earth Oxychalcogenides sponsored by  -  $92000
      Robin Macaluso (Funded)
    • Sept 2019 to Aug 2020 New Bulk and Thin Film Phosphor Materials to Meet Challenges in Solid-State Lighting: A Collaborative Chemical and Engineering Approach sponsored by  -  $20000
      (Funded)
    • June 2019 to May 2020 Synthesis of Lanthanide Oxysulfide Ce2O2+xS (x 0.5)- Melissa Orr sponsored by  -  $1000
      Robin Macaluso (Funded)
    • Jan 2015 to June 2018 CAREER: Synthesis, Characterization and Physical Properties of Pr-Based Heavy Fermions sponsored by  -  $189154
      Robin Macaluso (Funded)
    • Jan 2015 to Aug 2017 Exploratory Synthesis and Characterization of Pyrochlore Oxynitrides for Solid State Lighting sponsored by  -  $49185
      Robin Macaluso (Funded)
    • June 2016 to Aug 2017 A Materials Genome Approach to Novel Environment-Friendly Magnets sponsored by  -  $15000
      (Funded)

Publications


      2020
      • Journal Article
        Lattice Anharmonicity of Stereochemically Active Lone Pairs Controls Thermochromic Band Gap Reduction of PbVO3Cl
        [Dang, Uyen, Zaheer, Wasif, Zhou, Wuyue, Kandel, Anna, Orr, Melissa, Schwenz, RichardW., Laurita, Geneva, Banerjee, Sarbajit, Macaluso, RobinT.]. 32(17), 7404-7412. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c02342
      • Journal Article
        Phase-Pure Copper Vanadate (alpha-CuV2O6): Solution Combustion Synthesis and Characterization
        [Hossain, MohammadKabir, Sarker, HoriPada, Sotelo, Paola, Dang, Uyen, Rodriguez-Gutierrez, Ingrid, Blawat, Joanna, Vali, Abbas, Xie, Weiwei, Oskam, Gerko, Huda, MuhammadN., Macaluso, RobinT., Rajeshwar, Krishnan]. 32(14), 6247-6255. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c02227
      • Journal Article
        Chalcogenides: Solid‐State Chemistry
        Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry
        [Rajeshwar, Krishnan, Macaluso, RobinT. ]. "John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.".

      2019
      • Journal Article
        Covalency-driven Structural Evolution in the Polar Pyrochlore Series Cd2Nb2O7-xSx
        [Laurita, Geneva, Hickox-Young, Daniel, Husremovic, Samra, Li, Jun, Sleight, ArthurW., Macaluso, Robin, Rondinelli, JamesM., Subramanian, MasA.]. 31(18), 7626-7637. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b02466
      • Journal Article
        One-dimensional tellurium chains: Crystal structure and thermodynamic properties of PrCuxTe2 (x similar to 0.45)
        [Baumbach, Ryan, Balicas, Luis, McCandless, GregoryT., Sotelo, Paola, Zhang, QiuR., Evans, Jess, Camdzic, Dino, Martin, ThomasJ., Chan, JuliaY., Macaluso, RobinT.]. Journal of Solid State Chemistry. 269, 553-557. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jssc.2018.10.008
      • Journal Article
        Rapid One-Pot Synthesis and Photoelectrochemical Properties of Copper Vanadates
        [Hossain, MohammadK., Sotelo, Paola, Sarker, HoriP., Galante, MiguelT., Kormanyos, Attila, Longo, Claudia, Macaluso, RobinT., Huda, MohammadN., Janaky, Csaba, Rajeshwar, Krishnan]. ACS Appl. Energy Mater.. 2(4), 2837-2847. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsaem.9b00179
      • Journal Article
        Role of f Electrons in the Optical and Photoelectrochemical Behavior of Ca(La1-xCex)(2)S-4 (0 <= x <= 1)
        [Sotelo, Paola, Orr, Melissa, Galante, MiguelT., Hossain, MohammadKabir, Firouzan, Farinaz, Longo, Claudia, Kormanyos, Attila, Sarker, Hori, Janaky, Csaba, Huda, MohammadN., Rajeshwar, Krishnan, Macaluso, RobinT.]. Inorganic Chemistry. 58(7), 4553-4560. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b00062

      2018
      • Journal Article
        Ternary rare earth sulfide CaCe2S4: Synthesis and characterization of stability, structure, and photoelectrochemical properties in aqueous media
        [Sotelo, Paola, Orr, Melissa, Galante, MiguelTayar, Hossain, MohammadKabir, Firouzan, Farinaz, Vali, Abbas, Li, Jun, Subramanian, Mas, Longo, Claudia, Rajeshwar, Krishnan, Macaluso, Robin]. Journal of Solid State Chemistry. 262, 149-155. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jssc.2018.02.014
      • Journal Article
        X-ray excited luminescence and persistent luminescence of Sr2MgSi2O7:Eu2+, Dy3+ and their associations with synthesis conditions
        [Homayoni, Homa, Sahi, SunilKumar, Ma, Lun, Zhang, Junying, Mohapatra, Jeotikanta, Liu, Ping, Sotelo, AdrianaP., Macaluso, Robin, Davis, Thomas, Chen, Wei]. Journal of Luminescence. 198, 132-137. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jlumin.2018.02.042

      2016
      • Journal Article
        Er1.33Pt3Ga8: A modulated variant of the Er4Pt9Al24-structure type
        [Oswald, Iain W. H., Gourdon, Olivier, Bekins, Amy, Evans, Jess, Treadwell, LaRicoJ., Chan, JuliaY., Macaluso, Robin]. JOURNAL OF SOLID STATE CHEMISTRY. 242, 161-167. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jssc.2016.04.009
      • Journal Article
        Powder X-ray diffraction and electron microscopy studies of polycrystalline Au2PrIn
        [Macaluso, Robin, Wells, Brian, Wangeline, Chad, Cochran, Kenneth, Greve, BenjaminK.]. Polyhedron. 114, 313-316. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.poly.2016.01.003
      • Journal Article
        Solar energy conversion properties and defect physics of ZnSiP2
        [Martinez, AaronD., Warren, EmilyL., Gorai, Prashun, Borup, KasperA., Kuciauskas, Darius, Dippo, PatriciaC., Ortiz, BrendenR., Macaluso, Robin, Nguyen, SauD., Greenaway, AnnL., Boettcher, ShannonW., Norman, AndrewG., Stevanovic, Vladan, Toberer, EricS., Tamboli, AdeleC.]. Energy & Environmental Science. 9(3), 1031-1041. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c5ee02884a

      2014
      • Journal Article
        Pr1.33Pt4Ga10: Superstructure and magnetism
        [Nguyen, SauDoan, Ryan, Kevin, Chai, Ping, Shatruk, Michael, Xin, Yan, Chapman, KarenaW., Chupas, PeterJ., Fronczek, FrankR., Macaluso, Robin]. JOURNAL OF SOLID STATE CHEMISTRY. 220, 9-16. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jssc.2014.07.033
      • Journal Article
        Synthesis, structure, and magnetic behavior of (LaxCe1-x)(1.33)Pt4Ga10 (0 <= x <= 1)
        [Macaluso, Robin, Shatruk, Michael, Chai, Ping, Hong, Hanyul, Wangeline, Chad, Ryan, Kevin, Holton, Peter, Allaz, Julien, Morrison, Gregory, Fulfer, Bradford, Fronczek, Frank, Chan, JuliaY.]. Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 600, 193-198. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2014.02.095
      • Journal Article
        Synthesis, structure, and magnetic behavior of (LaxCe1−x)1.33Pt4Ga10 (0 ⩽ x ⩽ 1)
        [Macaluso, Robin, Shatruk, Michael, Chai, Ping, Hong, Hanyul, Wangeline, Chad, Ryan, Kevin, Holton, Peter, Allaz, Julien, Morrison, Gregory, Fulfer, Bradford, Fronczek, Frank, Chan, JuliaY.]. Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 600, 193-198.
        http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925838814004551

      2012
      • Journal Article
        Challenges in intermetallics: synthesis, structural characterization, and transitions
        [Macaluso, Robin, Greve, BenjaminK.]. DALTON TRANSACTIONS. 41(47), 14225-14235. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c2dt31328f
      • Journal Article
        Structures and Phase Transitions of CePd3+xGa8-x: New Variants of the BaHg11 Structure Type
        [Francisco, MelanieC., Malliakas, ChristosD., Macaluso, Robin, Prestigiacomo, Joseph, Haldolaarachchige, Neel, Adams, PhilipW., Young, DavidP., Jia, Ying, Claus, Helmut, Gray, K.E., Kanatzidis, MercouriG.]. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 134(31), 12998-13009. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja302812s

      2011
      • Journal Article
        A Data‐Driven Exercise to Help Students’ Understanding of Relationships between Periodic Trends and Zeff
        [Schwenz, Richard, Macaluso, Robin].(Virtual Inorganic Pedagogical Electronic Resource),
        https://www.ionicviper.org/
      • Journal Article
        CsTe2O6-x: Novel Mixed-Valence Tellurium Oxides with Framework-Deficient Pyrochlore-Related Structure
        [Siritanon, Theeranun, Li, Jun, Stalick, JudithK., Macaluso, Robin, Sleight, ArthurW., Subramanian, M.A.]. Inorganic Chemistry. 50(17), 8494-8501. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ic2010375
      • Journal Article
        Structure and properties of rhombohedral CePd3Ga8: A variant of the cubic parent compound with BaHg11 structure type
        [Macaluso, Robin, Francisco, Melanie, Young, DavidP., Stadler, Shane, Mitchell, JohnF., Geiser, Urs, Hong, Han-yul, Kanatzidis, MercouriG.]. JOURNAL OF SOLID STATE CHEMISTRY. 184(12), 3185-3189. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jssc.2011.10.001

      2010
      • Journal Article
        X‐Ray Diffraction
        [Macaluso, Robin, Pacheco, KimberlyAO, Willis, CourtneyW., Jones, WayneE.].(Nanotechnology in Undergraduate Education),

      2009
      • Journal Article
        First Observation of Electronic Conductivity in Mixed-Valence Tellurium Oxides
        [Siritanon, Theeranun, Laurita, Geneva, Macaluso, Robin, Millican, JasmineN., Sleight, ArthurW., Subramanian, M.A.]. CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS. 21(23), 5572-5574. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/cm9029769
      • Journal Article
        Structural properties of the two-dimensional triangular antiferromagnet NiGa2S4
        [Nambu, Yusuke, Macaluso, Robin, Higo, Tomoya, Ishida, Kenji, Nakatsuji, Satoru]. PHYSICAL REVIEW B. 79(21), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.79.214108

      2008
      • Journal Article
        Spin Glass Order Induced by Dynamic Frustration
        [Goremychkin, Evgeny, Osborn, Raymond, Rainford, B., Macaluso, Robin, Adroja, Devashi, Koza, M.]. 4, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nphys1028

      2007
      • Journal Article
        Crystal growth and structure of R2Ir2O7 (R = Pr, Eu) using molten KF
        [Millican, JasmineN., Macaluso, Robin, Nakatsuji, Satoru, Machida, Yo, Maeno, Yoshiteru, Chan, JuliaY.]. Materials Research Bulletin. 42(5), 928-934. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.materresbull.2006.08.011
      • Journal Article
        Crystal structure and physical properties of polymorphs of LnAlB(4) (Ln = Yb, Lu)
        [Macaluso, Robin, Nakatsuji, Satoru, Kuga, Kentaro, Thomas, EvanLyle, Machida, Yo, Maeno, Yoshiteru, Fisk, Zachary, Chan, JuliaY.]. CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS. 19(8), 1918-1922. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/cm062244+

      2006
      2005
      2004
      • Journal Article
        Crystal growth, characterization and physical properties of PrNiSb3, NdNiSb3 and SmNiSb3
        [Thomas, Evan, Macaluso, Robin, Lee, Han-Oh, Fisk, Zachary, Chan, Julia]. 177, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jssc.2004.08.014
      • Journal Article
        Structure and electrical resistivity of CeNiSb 3
        [Macaluso, Robin, Wells, DanielM., Sykora, RichardE., Albrecht-Schmitt, Thomas, Mar, Arthur, Nakatsuji, S., Lee, Han-Oh, Fisk, Zachary, Chan, Julia]. 177, 293-298. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jssc.2003.08.020

      2003
      • Journal Article
        Single-Crystal Growth of Ln2MIn8(Ln = La, Ce; M = Rh, Ir): Implications for the Heavy-Fermion Ground State
        [Macaluso, Robin, Sarrao, J.L., Moreno, N.O., Pagliuso, P.G., Thompson, Jeremy, Fronczek, FrankR., Hundley, M.F., Malinowski, A., Chan, JuliaY.]. 15(6), 1394-1398. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/cm021063e
        https://doi.org/10.1021/cm021063e
      • Journal Article
        Synthesis, structure, and magnetism of a new heavy-fermion antiferromagnet, CePdGa 6
        [Macaluso, Robin, Nakatsuji, S., Lee, Han-Oh, Fisk, Zachary, Moldovan, M., Young, D., Chan, Julia]. 174, 296-301. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0022-4596(03)00223-8

      2002
      • Journal Article
        Synthesis, structure and dielectric characterization of Ln2Ti2−2xM2xO7(Ln=Gd, Er; M=Zr, Sn, Si)
        [Erickson, ErinE., Gray, Danielle, Taylor, Kathryn, Macaluso, Robin, LeTard, LeeAnn, Lee, Gene, Chan, Julia]. Materials Research Bulletin. 37, 2077-2083. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0025-5408(02)00928-5

      2018
      • Conference Proceeding
        Understanding distortions in the cubic pyrochlore lattice towards the design of polar materials
        [Husremovic, Samra, Laurita-Plankis, Geneva, Li, Jun, Sleigh, Arthur, Macaluso, Robin, Subramanian, Mas]. 255,

      2015
      • Conference Proceeding
        Synthesis, structure and properties of low-dimensional materials, PrCuxTe2
        [Evans, Jess, McDougald, Roy, Chan, Julia, Macaluso, Robin]. 249,

      2013
      • Conference Proceeding
        Optimizing synthesis parameters and characterizing PrInAu2 using microscopy and diffraction
        [Ryan, Kevin, Macaluso, Robin, Greve, BenjaminK.]. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 245,

      2012
      • Conference Proceeding
        Investigations into the structure of Pr-intermetallic compounds
        [Macaluso, Robin, Greve, Benjamin]. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 244,

      2011
      • Conference Proceeding
        Helping students understand Z(eff): A data-driven exercise
        [Schwenz, RichardW., Macaluso, Robin]. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 242,
      • Conference Proceeding
        Synthesis and structure of (La-x Ce1-x)(2)Pt2Ga8+6x x=1/3
        [Hong, Han-yul, Holton, Peter, Macaluso, Robin]. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 242,

      2009
      • Conference Proceeding
        Introduction to Powder Diffraction and its Application to Nanoscale and Heterogeneous Materials
        ACS Symposium Series
        [Macaluso, Robin]. NANOTECHNOLOGY IN UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION. 1010, 75-86. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/bk-2009-1010.ch006
      • Conference Proceeding
        Synthesis and spin-glass behavior in PrAu2Si2
        [Macaluso, Robin, Goremychkin, E., Osborn, R.]. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 238,
      • Conference Proceeding
        Synthesis and structural changes in Ag1-xYxSbO3
        [Macaluso, Robin, Laurita, Geneva, Burgy, Diana]. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 238,

      2019
      • Other
        Silver Oxide-Based Semiconductors for Solar Fuels Production and Environmental Remediation: a Solid-State Chemistry Approach
        [Galante, MiguelT., Sotelo, Paola, Hossain, MohammadK., Vali, Abbas, Raamann, Asti, Longo, Claudia, Macaluso, RobinT., Rajeshwar, Krishnan]. 6(1), 87-96. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/celc.201800885

      2018
      • Other
        Review-Copper Oxide-Based Ternary and Quaternary Oxides: Where Solid-State Chemistry Meets Photoelectrochemistry
        [Rajeshwar, Krishnan, Hossain, MohammadKabir, Macaluso, Robin, Janaky, Csaba, Varga, Andras, Kulesza, PawelJ.]. Journal of the Electrochemical Society. 165(4), H3192-H3206. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/2.0271804jes

      2008

Presentations

    •  2019
      Macaluso, Robin, "How to Address Synthesis and Characterization of Magnetic and Optical Crystalline Solids", American Chemical Society, Beaumont, TX. ( , 2019).
    • October  2019
      Macaluso, Robin, "Exploration of Rare-Earth Chalcogenides for Photoelectrochemical and Photocatalytic Applications", Louisiana State University Chemistry, Baton Rouge, LA. (October , 2019).
    • July  2019
      Macaluso, Robin T (Author & Presenter), "The Role of Electrons on Optical and Photelectrochemical Properties in Rare-Earth Sulfides and Oxysulfides", CO School of Mines. (July , 2019).
    • May  2019
      Macaluso, Robin, Dang, Uyen, "Local Structure in Thermochromic Oxychlorides", Pittsburgh, PA. (May 20, 2019).
    • April  2019
      Macaluso, Robin, Dang, Uyen, "Local Structure in Thermochromic Oxychloride", American Chemical Society DFW Section, Denton, TX. (April 27, 2019).
    • April  2019
      Macaluso, Robin, Dang, Uyen, "Local Structure in Thermochromic Oxychloride", University of Texas at Arlington College of Science, Arlington, TX. (April 12, 2019).
    • November  2018
      Macaluso, Robin (Author & Presenter), "A Solid State Chemist’s Approach to Exploring Rare-Earth Chalcgenides for Photoelectrochemical and Photocatalytic Applications", University of Texas Arlington, Department of Materials Science & Engineering . (November , 2018).
    • November  2018
      Macaluso, Robin (Author), Orr, Melissa (Author & Presenter), "ACe2S4 (A = Ca, Sr, Ba) and Ca(La1-xCex)2S4: exploring synthesis, structure and optical properties", Rice University, Houston, TX. (November , 2018).
    • November  2018
      Macaluso, Robin (Author), Moore, Michael (Author & Presenter), "Arc-Melting Synthesis of Bismuth Tungstate", Rice University, Houston, TX. (November , 2018).
    • July  2018
      Macaluso, Robin (Author), Sotelo, Paola (Author & Presenter), "Exploring Synthesis, Structure and Photoelectrochemical Properties of Ca(La1-xCex)2S4", Colby-Sawyer College, New Hampshire. (July , 2018).
    • January  2018
      Macaluso, Robin (Author), Sotelo, Paola (Author), Orr, Melissa (Author & Presenter), "Synthesis and Characterization of Inorganic Pigment CaCe2S4", University of Maryland, University of Maryland. (January , 2018).
    • April  2017
      Macaluso, Robin (Author & Presenter), "Crystallography and Complementary Techniques in Er-Pt-Ga Intermetallics", American Crystallographic Association, New Orleans, LA. (April , 2017).
    • March  2017
      Macaluso, Robin (Author), Orr, Melissa (Author & Presenter), "CaCe2S4 Synthesis, A Promising Inorganic Pigment", American Chemical Society Dallas-Fort Worth Section. (March , 2017).
    • March  2017
      Macaluso, Robin (Author), Sotelo, Paola (Author & Presenter), "Exploratory Synthesis of Rare Earth Sulfides as Pigments", American Chemical Society Dallas-Fort Worth Section. (March , 2017).
    • October  2016
      Macaluso, RobinT (Author & Presenter), "Chemical Exploration of Novel Correlated Electron Systems”, Department of Physics, University of Texas at Arlington", University of Texas Arlington, Department of Physics. (October , 2016).
    • April  2016
      Macaluso, Robin, "Rare Earth Intermetallics and Beyond: A Solid-State Chemistry Career", American Chemical Society, Philadelphia, PA. (April , 2016).

Students Supervised

    • Present
      Undergraduate Supervised Research
      Brandon Parra, (Chemistry)
    • Present
      Undergraduate Supervised Research
      Hayan Park, (Chemistry)
    • May 2020
      Undergraduate Supervised Research
      Hoa Nguyen, (Chemistry)
    • May 2020
      Undergraduate Supervised Research
      Melissa Orr, (Chemistry)
    • Dec 2019
      Undergraduate Honors Activities
      Adjo Kadjo, (Chemistry)
    • Aug 2019
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Paola Sotelo Munoz, (Chemistry)
    • July 2019
      Other
      Bridget Li,
      Welch Program High School Student Supervised Research
    • May 2019
      Undergraduate Supervised Research
      Pablo Ortiz, (Chemistry)
    • May 2019
      Undergraduate Supervised Research
      Michael Moore, (Chemistry)
    • Dec 2018
      Undergraduate Honors Activities
      Shunshun Yan, (Chemistry)
    • May 2018
      Undergraduate Supervised Research
      Dino Camdzic, (Chemistry)
    • May 2018
      Undergraduate Supervised Research
      Jonathon Cherian,
    • May 2018
      Undergraduate Supervised Research
      Uyen Dang, (Chemistry)
    • Aug 2017
      Master's Thesis Committee Chair
      Wafa Tonny,
    • July 2017
      Other

      I-Engage Mentoring Program
    • Dec 2016
      Undergraduate Honors Activities
      Andres Urias, (Chemistry)
    • July 2016
      Other
      (Chemistry)
      I-Engage Mentoring Program
    • May 2016
      Undergraduate Honors Thesis
      Ariel O' Brien, (Chemistry)
    • Apr 2016
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Udaya Dakarapu,
    • July 2015
      Other
      Laren Spear,
      Welch Summer Program High School Student Supervised Research
    • July 2015
      Other
      Laren Spear,
      Welch Summer Scholars Program
    • May 2015
      Undergraduate Supervised Research
      Trang Linda Nguyen, (Chemistry)
    • May 2015
      Undergraduate Supervised Research
      Katelyn Yowell, (Chemistry)
    • May 2015
      Undergraduate Supervised Research
      Stefanie Barnett, (Chemistry)
    • May 2015
      Master's Thesis Committee Chair
      Jess Evans, (Chemistry)
      The Synthesis and Characterization of PrCuxTe2
    • Aug 2014
      Master's Thesis Committee Chair
      Jess Evans, (Chemistry)
    • May 2014
      Master's Thesis Committee Chair
      Jennifer Anderson, (Chemistry)
      Synthesis and Characterization of Solid State Oxynitrides
    • Dec 2013
      Undergraduate Supervised Research
      Evan Sanders, (Chemistry)
    • May 2013
      Undergraduate Supervised Research
      Kevin Ryan, (Chemistry)
    • May 2013
      Master's Thesis Committee Chair
      Molly Anderson, (Chemistry)
    • May 2011
      Undergraduate Supervised Research
      Kevin Treadway, (Chemistry)
    • May 2010
      Undergraduate Supervised Research
      Austin Albert, (Chemistry)
    • May 2010
      Undergraduate Supervised Research
      Diana Burgy, (Chemistry)
    • May 2010
      Undergraduate Supervised Research
      Geneva Laurita, (Chemistry)
    • Dec 2009
      Undergraduate Supervised Research
      Peter Holton, (Chemistry)
    • May 2008
      Undergraduate Supervised Research
      Kassandra Trujillo-Sullivan,
    • May 2007
      Undergraduate Supervised Research
      Matthew Goranson, (Chemistry)

Courses

      • CHEM 6304-013 CHEMISTRY CAREER DEVELOPMENT
        (Course Id: 108038)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • CHEM 6399-013 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 108041)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • CHEM 6699-013 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 108042)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • CHEM 1441-004 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
        (Course Id: 107890)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • CHEM 5392-013 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108015)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • CHEM 5692-013 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108024)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • UNIV-SC 1131-017 STUDENT SUCCESS
        (Course Id: 101210)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • CHEM 6399-013 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 108041)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2021
      • CHEM 6699-013 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 108042)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2021
      • CHEM 5392-013 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108015)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2021
      • CHEM 6304-013 CHEMISTRY CAREER DEVELOPMENT
        (Course Id: 108038)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • CHEM 6399-013 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 108041)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • CHEM 6699-013 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 108042)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • CHEM 5391-013 READINGS IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108014)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • CHEM 5392-013 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108015)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • CHEM 5692-013 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108024)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • CHEM 5342-001 SOLID STATE CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 112293)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • CHEM 5382-001 ADVANCED LAB TECHNIQUES I
        (Course Id: 113230)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • CHEM 6304-013 CHEMISTRY CAREER DEVELOPMENT
        (Course Id: 108038)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CHEM 1465-001 CHEMISTRY FOR ENGINEERS
        (Course Id: 111013)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • CHEM 6399-013 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 108041)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CHEM 6699-013 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 108042)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CHEM 5392-013 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108015)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CHEM 5692-013 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108024)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • UNIV-SC 1131-017 STUDENT SUCCESS
        (Course Id: 101210)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CHEM 4380-013 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107953)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CHEM 5392-013 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108015)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2020
      • CHEM 5692-013 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108024)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2020
      • CHEM 1441-003 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
        (Course Id: 107890)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • CHEM 5392-013 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108015)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CHEM 5692-013 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108024)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CHEM 5698-013 THESIS
        (Course Id: 108025)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CHEM 4180-013 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 113220)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CHEM 1441-004 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
        (Course Id: 107890)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CHEM 3317-001 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 107924)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • CHEM 5392-013 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108015)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CHEM 5692-013 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108024)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CHEM 5011-001 SEMINAR IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 112918)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • UNIV-SC 1131-018 STUDENT SUCCESS
        (Course Id: 101210)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CHEM 4080-013 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 112893)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CHEM 4380-013 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107953)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CHEM 7399-013 DOCTORAL DEGREE COMPLETION
        (Course Id: 111647)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2019
      • CHEM 5692-013 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108024)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2019
      • CHEM 6699-014 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 108042)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CHEM 5392-014 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108015)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CHEM 5342-001 SOLID STATE CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 112293)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • CHEM 4180-014 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 113220)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CHEM 4380-014 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107953)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CHEM 6699-014 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 108042)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • CHEM 3317-001 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 107924)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • CHEM 5391-014 READINGS IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108014)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • CHEM 4101-001 SEMINAR IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 107931)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • CHEM 6699-014 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 108042)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2018
      • CHEM 6699-014 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 108042)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • CHEM 4080-014 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 112893)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • CHEM 4380-014 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107953)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • CHEM 1185-001 CHEMISTRY FOR ENGINEERS LAB
        (Course Id: 112892)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CHEM 6699-013 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 108042)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CHEM 3317-001 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 107924)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CHEM 4380-013 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107953)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CHEM 5698-013 THESIS
        (Course Id: 108025)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2017
      • CHEM 4380-013 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107953)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2017
      • CHEM 6699-013 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 108042)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CHEM 1441-001 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
        (Course Id: 107890)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CHEM 1441-004 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
        (Course Id: 107890)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CHEM 2180-013 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 107898)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CHEM 5392-013 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108015)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CHEM 5692-013 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108024)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CHEM 2380-013 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107906)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CHEM 6699-012 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 108042)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CHEM 1189-001 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LAB
        (Course Id: 111222)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CHEM 3317-001 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 107924)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CHEM 2180-012 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 107898)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CHEM 5392-012 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108015)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CHEM 5692-012 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108024)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CHEM 6399-012 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 108041)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2016
      • CHEM 5392-012 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108015)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2016
      • CHEM 5192-012 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 107966)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CHEM 5392-012 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108015)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CHEM 5692-012 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108024)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CHEM 5300-001 SEL TOPICS IN ADVANCED CHEM
        (Topic: Bioinorganic Chemistry | Course Id: 107972)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CHEM 5692-012 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108024)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CHEM 5692-012 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108024)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2015
      • CHEM 1341-001 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
        (Course Id: 112244)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CHEM 1441-002 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
        (Course Id: 107890)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CHEM 5592-017 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108022)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015

Service to the University

    • Sept 2019 to  Aug 2020 Faculty Mentor
      CRTLE Faculty Mentorship Program
      Met with junior faculty mentee on a regular basis;
      Provided individual professional mentorship and guidance on topics of concern to mentee;
      Attended Faculty Mentor-Mentee social events
    • Sept 2019 to  Aug 2020 Faculty Mentor
      Faculty Mentor Program
      Mentored junior faculty member
    • Past to  July 2020 Guest Speaker
      Center for Research on Teaching and Learning Excellence
      Delivered presentation on concept mapping as an assessment tool to the virtual workshop entitled "Assessment Tools and Techniques To Measure STEM Learning"

    • Sept 2019 to  May 2020
      Graduate Recruiting Committee
      I reviewed graduate applications and provided written assessment of applications that were forwarded to me by the department Graduate Recruiting Committee.
    • Sept 2019 to  Mar 2020 Committee Chair
      Materials Science and Engineering
      The Department of Materials Science and Engineering graduate student recruiting committee sought to increase diversity in their graduate student population. I attended biweekly meetings with four other committee members and the department chair to gather data and implement recruiting strategies.

    • Apr 2019 to  Apr 2019 Presenter
      I.D.E.A.S. Professional Development
      I collaborated with two I.D.E.A.S. fellows, Christopher Conway (Spanish) and Courtney Cronley (Social Work) to host a faculty development workshop. The workshop presented instructional strategies that could be integrated quickly and seamlessly into the classroom. My presentation was entitled "Writing and Reading Scientific Data".
    • Apr 2019 to  Apr 2019 Presenter
      I.D.E.A.S. Professional Development
      I presented "Applying YouTube to the Science Classroom" to faculty as part of a workshop series on engaging under-represented students.
    • Past to  Feb 2019 Host
      IUPAC 100 Women's Breakfast
      Hosted a Global Women’s Breakfast for female graduate students, postdocs and faculty in the Department of Chemistry. Global Women's Breakfast is a world-wide event, organized by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.
    • Dec 2018 to  Dec 2018 Presenter
      I.D.E.A.S. Professional Development
      I collaborated with Dr. Nilakshi Veerabathina (in Physics) to host a professional development session. The session informed the faculty of the first-generation presence of students and encouraged the adoption of evidence-based teaching practices intended to engage first-generation and under-represented students.
    • Jan 2018 to  May 2018 Committee Member
      Search Committee/ University of Texas Arlington Research Institute (UTARI)
    • Dec 2017 to  Dec 2017 Presenter
      I.D.E.A.S. Professional Development
      I collaborated with Dr. Nilakshi Veerabathina (in Physics) to host a professional development session. The session informed the faculty of the first-generation presence of students and encouraged the adoption of evidence-based teaching practices intended to engage first-generation and under-represented students.

Service to the Profession

    • Aug 2019 to  Present
      Project Manager
      International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
      Manage ongoing projects of Division II and provide annual status reports to the Inorganic Chemistry Division; Assist in organizing biennial meetings of Division II
    • Aug 2019 to  Present
      Titular Member of Division II, Inorganic Chemistry
      International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
      Responsibilities include reviewing project proposals, contributing to existing project and ensuring their completion, and participating in annual meetings of the Division. Annual meetings were held to promote projects project completion and to direct future work of the Committee
    • Aug 2017 to  Present
      Task Force Chair
      International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
      Led a task force of 5 solid-state chemists in composing recommendations of solid state nomenclature to the international chemistry community;
      Submitted recommendations for review by the international chemistry community;
      Addressing review comments by the international chemistry community
    • Aug 2020 to  Aug 2020
      Reviewer, Grant Proposal
      National Science Foundation CAREER
      Read, discussed in a panel, and wrote panel reviews grant proposals for CAREER proposals in Division of Materials Research
    • Sept 2019 to  Aug 2020
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Chemistry of Materials
      Reviewed manuscripts
    • Sept 2019 to  Aug 2020
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Crystal Growth and Design
      Reviewed manuscripts
    • Sept 2019 to  Aug 2020
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of Alloys and Compounds
      Reviewed manuscripts
    • Sept 2019 to  Aug 2020
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of Solid State Chemistry
      Reviewed manuscripts
    • July 2020 to  July 2020
      Reviewer, Grant Proposal
      National Science Founation Education and Human Resources Directorate
      Read and wrote ad hoc reviews of proposals for the S-STEM Program

    • Past to  June 2020
      Presenter (virtual,
      Virtual Inorganic Pedagogical Electronic Resource
      Presented innovative and engaging teaching strategies in undergraduate-level inorganic chemistry to chemistry faculty
    • Apr 2020 to  Apr 2020
      Reviewer, Grant Proposal
      National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation
      Read, discussed in a panel, and wrote panel reviews grant proposals for Major Research Instrumentation programs

    • Mar 2020 to  Mar 2020
      Reviewer, Grant Proposal
      National Science Foundation Division of Chemistry
      Read, discussed in a panel, and wrote panel reviews grant proposals for
      Macromolecular, Supramolecular, and Nanochemistry Program
    • Aug 2015 to  July 2019
      Titular Member of Division VIII, Nomenclature
      International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
      Responsibilities include reviewing project proposals, contributing to existing project and ensuring their completion, and participating in annual meetings of the Division. Annual meetings were held to promote projects project completion and to direct future work of the Committee
    • Feb 2018 to  Mar 2018
      Reviewer, Grant Proposal
      National Science Foundation, Division of Chemistry
      Ad hoc reviewer
    • Feb 2018 to  Mar 2018
      Reviewer, Grant Proposal
      National Science Foundation, Solid State and Materials Chemistry
    • Aug 2016 to  Jan 2018
      Graduate Advisor
      Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
      Individually met with each graduate student in face-to-face meetings each semester to advise on coursework towards successful M.S. and Ph.D. degree completion; Conducted ACS examinations for all PhD graduate students and maintained their ACS scores; Coordinated with staff to schedule advising and testing sessions before each Fall semester; Collaborated with university staff to ensure accurate degree plan records for all graduating students; Counseled graduate students to overcome barriers toward degree completion
    • Feb 2017 to  Mar 2017
      Reviewer, Grant Proposal
      National Science Foundation, Solid State and Materials Chemistry
    • Feb 2015 to  Feb 2015
      Reviewer, Grant Proposal
      National Science Foundation, Solid State and Materials Chemistry

Service to the Community

Service to the Community

    • Apr 2019 to  Present
      Guest Speaker (North Richland Hills,
      St. John's Catholic School
      Spoke to K-6 students about the scientist career path
    • Apr 2019 to  Present
      Guest Speaker (North Richland Hills, TX,
      St. John's Catholic School
      Performed acid/base demonstrations to several 6th and 7th grade classes
    • Mar 2017 to  Present
      Guest Speaker
      Bette Perot Elementary School
      Guest speaker at Career Day; Spoke with students in grades K-6 about the science career path
    • Past to  Mar 2020
      Organizer
      U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad National Exam
      I served as a university partner to work with a local high school teacher in organizing the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad National Exam event for high school students.