GREELEY – University of Northern Colorado associate professor Robin Macaluso is one of 10 chemists nationwide to be selected as a Young Observer Fellow by the National Academy of Sciences, UNC announced.
As a Young Observer Fellow, Macaluso will take part in the 47th International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry General Assembly and 44thWorld Chemistry Congress in Istanbul, Turkey Aug. 8-16.
Young Observer Fellows are chosen in a highly competitive process held biannually. The Fellows are considered to be the next generation of distinguished researchers who will address international scientific policy issues.
Macaluso is leading a grant-funded project exploring the next generation of efficient lighting, which could result in more affordable, longer-lasting options for light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in the future.
Macaluso earned her Ph.D in inorganic chemistry from Louisiana State University and has taught at UNC since 2006. Her research focuses on the synthesis and characterization of magnetically interesting materials with emphasis on solid-state materials.
For more information, visit http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/biso/IUPAC/PGA_049284.