Gustavo Salazar, Ph.D.

Visiting Lecturer I

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Gustavo Salazar, Ph.D.

Contact

GSalazar2@twu.edu

Biography

Dr. Gustavo A. Salazar received his PhD in Chemistry from the University of North Texas with a focus in synthetic chemistry and luminescence spectroscopy. He worked on the microwave-assisted synthesis of novel ambipolar polyimine ligands and their tricarbonyl rhenium complexes thereof; he was particularly interested in the photoluminescent phenomenon "luminescence rigidochromism" present in a mononuclear rhenium complex. Dr. Salazar performed luminescence studies on these materials at cryogenic temperatures and in frozen medium with a sensitivity of 0.1 K. This work lead to the first look "inside" the glass transition temperature of an organic molecular glass. Dr. Salazar has transferred his laboratory and instrumentation experience to Texas Woman's University where he teaches Environmental Chemistry I, and General Chemistry I and II. Currently, he is developing the Environmental Chemistry II class and its laboratory using a Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CURE) approach. Dr. Salazar also mentors undergraduate research students in the chemical recycling of polycarbonates found in electronic waste.

Education

Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, 2017
M.Sc., Inorganic Chemistry, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, 2009
B.Sc., Chemistry, Autonomous University of Coahuila, Coahuila, Mexico, 2006

Research Interests

Environmental Chemistry; Analysis of Particulate Matter in the Troposphere, Studies of Microplastics in Water and Soil; Chemical Recycling of E-waste; Green Chemistry; Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences; Structural Chemistry

Latest Articles

Formation of a Fluorous/Organic Biphasic Supramolecular Octopus Assembly for Enhanced Porphyrin Phosphorescence in Air
Angewandte Chemie (International Edition) (2015)
C Yang, R K Arvapally, S Tekarli, Gustavo A Salazar, O. Elbjeirami

Inside Back Cover: Formation of a Fluorous/Organic Biphasic Supramolecular Octopus Assembly for Enhanced Porphyrin Phosphorescence in Air
Angewandte Chemie (International Edition) (2015)
C Yang, R K Arvapally, S M Tekarli, Gustavo Salazar, O. Elbjeirami

Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society
  • Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science, SACNAS