Jerome R. Robinson

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Research Area

Contact Info

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Research Statement

Rare earth metals (REM's) are used as key components in a number of diverse technologies including renewable energy, chemical synthesis, electronics, data storage, and biomedicine. Structural control of the ligand environment is critical to enabling the applications of these materials; however, remains a significant challenge due to the high coordination numbers and lability of the ionic REM-ligand bonds. Research in the Robinson Group will focus on developing novel methods for controlling and characterizing ligand-metal lability to specifically enable applications in energy science, green chemistry, catalysis, and materials design. Researchers in the group will have the opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary research in a collaborative, stimulating, and supportive environment. Students will become proficient in organic and inorganic syntheses, the handling of air- and moisture-sensitive materials, and state-of-the-art characterization methods.

Areas of Interest

  • Synthesis / Catalysis
  • Green Chemistry
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Rare-earth Metals

Education

  • 2014 - Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry: University of Pennsylvania
  • 2009 - B.S., Chemistry (Honors): University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

Selected Publications

  • Robinson, J. R.; Qiao, Y.; Gu, J.; Carroll, P. J.; Schelter, E. J.; Walsh, P. J. Chem. Sci.  20167 4537-4547.
  • Robinson, J. R.; Gu, J.; Carroll, P. J.; Schelter, E. J.; Walsh, P. J. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015137, 7135-7144.
  • Robinson, J. R.; Fan, X.; Yadav, J.; Carroll, P. J.; Wooten, A. J.; Pericàs, M. A.; Schelter, E. J.; Walsh, P. J. J. Am. Chem. Soc.2014136, 8034-8041.
  • Robinson, J. R.; Yadav, J.; Fan, X.; Stanton, G. R.; Schelter, E. J.; Pericàs, M. A.; Walsh, P. J. Adv. Synth. Catal. 2014356, 1243–1254.
  • Robinson, J. R.; Gordon, Z.; Booth, C. H.; Carroll, P. J.; Walsh, P. J.; Schelter, E. J. J. Am. Chem. Soc2013135, 19016–19024. 
  • Robinson, J. R.; Booth, C. H.; Carroll, P. J.; Walsh, P. J.; Schelter, E. J. Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 5996-6004.