Faculty Profile for Dr. Luisa M Scolfaro

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Dr. Luisa M Scolfaro
Senior Lecturer — Physics
RFM 3233
phone: (512) 245-8610

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Petersen, J. E., Bechstedt, F., Furthmuller, J., & Scolfaro, L. M. (2018). Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking, Pseudogap, and Dielectric Constant in Commensurate LSCO and LSNO. Physical Review B, 97, 195129. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.97.195129
  • Shook, J., Borges, P. D., & Scolfaro, L. M. (2018). A First Principles Study on the Electronic, Optical and Hole Effective Mass Properties of Mg-Doped CuAlO2 and AgAlO2. MRS Advances, 17. https://doi.org/10.1557/adv.2018.550
  • Binod, D. C., Oliva, A. A., Ayala, A., Acharya, S., Twagirayezu, F., Talbert, J. N., … Geerts, W. J. (2018). Magnetic Properties of Reactive Co-Sputtered NiFe-Oxide Samples. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 55(2). https://doi.org/10.1109/TMAG.2018.2866788
  • Shook, J., Scolfaro, L. M., Borges, P. D., & Geerts, W. J. (2018). Structural stability and electronic properties of XTO2 (X= Cu, Ag; T=Al, Cr): an ab initio study including X vacancies and Mg doping. Solid State Sciences.
  • Petersen, J. E., Twagirayezu, F., Scolfaro, L. M., Borges, P. D., & Geerts, W. J. (2017). Electronic and optical properties of antiferromagnetic iron doped NiO – A first principles study. AIP Advances, 7, 055711.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Nontenure Faculty Workload Release, Texas State University. August 2018 - December 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: “Best Oral” presentation category, International Materials Research Congress. 2010
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Excellence in Research Award, University of São Paulo, Brazil. 2008

Selected Grants

  • Geerts, Wilhelmus J, Scolfaro, Luisa M. URAP/HSAP -2019 request in support of Optical and Electrical Characterization of NiFe-oxide thin films Research, Office of the Army, Federal, $7500. (Submitted: November 2018, Funded: May 2019 - August 2019). Grant.
  • Geerts, Wilhelmus J, Scolfaro, Luisa M. URAP/HSAP-2018 request in support of Optical and Electrical Characterization of NiFe-oside thin films research, Army Research Office, Federal, $7500. (Submitted: November 2017, Funded: June 2018 - August 2018). Grant.
  • Geerts, Dr. W. (Principal), Scolfaro, Dr. Luisa (Co-Principal). Optical and Electrical Properties of NiFe-oxide Thin Films, Department of Defense (DoD) Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority - Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI), Federal, $387691. (Funded: 2015 - 2019). Grant.
  • Geerts, Wilhelm (Principal), Scolfaro, Luisa M (Co-Principal). HSAP and URAP extension for DOD to fund a high-school student and an undergraduate Electric and Optical Properties NiFe-oxide thin films, $6000. (Funded: 2015 - 2018). Grant.
  • Gerts, Wim (Co-Principal), Scolfaro, Luisa M (Principal). Optical and electronic properties of permalloy thin films, Research Enhancement Program (REP), Private / Foundation / Corporate. (Funded: January 2015 - January 2016). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

WISE Conference Scholarship Awards Committee Member
Physics Scholarship Awards Committee
Reviewer / Referee
Journal of Alloys and Compounds
Reviewer / Referee
Materials Chemistry and Physics
Reviewer / Referee
Materials Research Express