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- Mass and Volume Measurement
- Separation of a Three Component Mixture
- Determining the Empirical Formula of a Copper Oxide
- Titration as an Analytical Method: Determining the Acid Content in Vinegar
- Qualitative Analysis: Identifying Simple Salts from their Properties and Reactions
- The Ideal Gas Law and Gas Constant
- Hess's Law and Calorimetry
- Synthesis of Tris-1,10-phen iron(II) chloride
- Spectrophotometric Determination of Purity and Concentration
- Atomic Emission Spectra of Gases: Evidence of Quantum Structure
- Chemiluminescence: Optimization of a Chemical Reaction
- Molecular Shapes By Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion (VSEPR) Theory
- Freezing Point Depression in tert-Butyl Alcohol
- Re-crystallization of Acetaminophen from Tylenol
- Chemical Kinetics: Determining the Rate Law for a Chemical Reaction
- Synthesis of 'Green Crystals'
- Colorimetric Determination of the Equilibrium constant for the Formation of a Complex Ion
- Buffer Solution Behavior
- Behavior of Strong and Weak Acids Upon Titration
- Enthalpy and Entropy of a Reaction
- Redox Titration
- Construction of Simple Batteries and Measurement of Half-Cell Potentials
- Forensic Investigations with Chromatography
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Crystal growth of inetermetalics
Synthesis of novel oxynitrides
Neutron and X-ray scattering
S. D. Nguyen, K. Ryan, P. Chai, M. Shatruk, Y. Xin, K. W. Chapman, P. J. Chupas, F. Fronczek, R. T. Macaluso, “Pr1.33Pt4Ga10: Superstructure and Magnetic Behavior”, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 2014, 9-14.
R. T. Macaluso, M. Shatruk, P. Chai, H. Hong, C. Wangeline, K. Ryan, P. Holton, J. Allaz, G. Morrison, B. Fulfer, F. Fronczek, J. Y. Chan, “Synthesis, Structure, and Magnetic Behavior of LaxCe1.33-xPt4Ga10 (0 ≤ x ≤ 1)”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 600, 2014, 193-198.
Robin T. Macaluso and Benjamin K. Greve, “Challenges in Intermetallics: Synthesis, Structural Characterization and Transitions”, Dalton Transactions, 41, 2012, 14225.
M. Francisco, C. D. Malliakas, R. T. Macaluso, J. Prestigiacomo, N. Haldolaarachchige, P. W. Adams, D. P. Young, Y. Jia, H. Claus, K. E. Gray, M. Kanatzidis” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134, 2012, 19998.
R. T.Macaluso, M. Francisco, D.P. Young, S. Stadler, J.F. Mitchell, U.Geiser, H.Hong, M. G. Kanatzidis, “Structure and Properties of Rhombohedral CePd3Ga8: A Variant of the Cubic Parent Compound with BaHg11 Structure Type”, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 184, 2012, 3185.
This article is represented on the issue cover.
T. Siritanon, J. Li, J. Stalick, R. T. Macaluso, A. W. Sleight, M. A. Subramanian, “CsTe2O6-x: Novel Mixed-Valence Tellurium Oxides with Framework-Deficient Pyrochlore-Related Structure”, Inorganic Chemistry, 50, 2011, 8494. DOI: 10.1021/ic2010375
T. Siritanon, G. Laurita, R. T. Macaluso, J. N. Millican, A. W. Sleight, M. A. Subramanian, “First Observation of Electronic Conductivity in Mixed‐Valence Tellerium Oxides”, Chemistry of Materials, 21, 2009, 5572.
Y. Nambu, R. T. Macaluso, T. Higo, K. Ishida, S. Nakatsuji, “Structural Properties of the Two‐Dimensional Triangular Antiferromagnet NiGa2S4”, Physical Review B, 79, 2009, 214108.
E. A. Goremychkin, R. Osborn, B. D. Rainford, R. T. Macaluso, D. T. Adroja, M. Koza, “Spin Glass Order Induced by Dynamic Frustration”, Nature Physics, 4, 2008, 766.
R. W. Schwenz and R. T. Macaluso, “A Data-Driven Exercise to Help Students’
Understanding of Relationships between Periodic Trends and Zeff, 2011”, Virtual Inorganic Pedagogical Electronic Resource. https://www.ionicviper.org/
With Kimberly A.O. Pacheco, Courtney W. Willis and Wayne E. Jones, “X‐Ray Diffraction”, in
Nanotechnology in Undergraduate Education, Kimberly A.O. Pacheco, Richard W. Schwenz and Wayne E.Jones, editors, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, 2010.
B.S. Louisiana State University, Education
Ph.D. Louisiana State University, Chemistry
Robin Macaluso recently joined University of Texas at Arlington as Associate Professor in January 2015. She came to this appointment from University of Northern Colorado where she was an associate professor (2011-2014) and assistant professor (2006-2011). Prior to this position, Robin was a postdoctoral researcher at Argonne National Laboratory in the Materials Science Division where she worked with Dr. Ray Osborn and Dr. John Mitchell to synthesize and investigate magnetic behavior of emergent intermetallic compounds. In 2004, Robin received her PhD in Chemistry from Louisiana State University under the guidance of Prof. Julia Chan (now at University of Texas at Dallas).
The Macaluso research group focuses on the synthesis and characterization of two groups of solid-state compounds: novel rare-earth intermetallics and oxynitrides. Her work has been previously funded by National Science Foundation and the Research Corporation. Her research is currently supported by NSF CAREER and ACS Petroleum Research Fund.
Robin Macaluso is also actively involved in supporting non-traditional students and high school teachers in science. She has previously directed scholarship programs (supported by NSF) to attract community college students into baccalaureate chemistry programs.
2012 American Chemical Society, Petroleum Research Fund, New Directions Program
2010 National Science Foundation CAREER Award
2010 National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation (scanning electron microscope)
2009 National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology and Mathematics
2013 IUPAC Young Observer Fellowship, National Academy of Sciences
2013 Excellence in Scholarship Award, University of Northern Colorado
2012 University Distinguished Scholar, University of Northern Colorado
2012 Excellence of Scholarship Award, College of Natural & Health Sciences
2011 Faculty Member of the Game Award (Selected by student athlete to be honored at basketball game)
2009 New Faculty Recognition in Sponsored Programs (University of Northern Colorado)
2009 Mortar Board Outstanding Professor Award (University of Northern Colorado)
2008 University of Maryland College Park/National Institute of Standards and Technology Neutron Outreach Program Honorarium