Robin M. Bright, Ph.D.

  • College: College of Arts and Sciences
  • Department: Chemistry Academic Department
  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Brightr@fvsu.edu

ROBIN M. BRIGHT, PH.D.

Curriculum Vitae

1005 State University Dr.
Fort Valley State University
Fort Valley, GA  31030
Phone:   (478) 825-6843
Fax:       (478) 825-6116
Email:  brightr@fvsu.edu

EDUCATION

  • Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN. Received a B.S. in Chemistry May 1992. GPA 3.5.
  • The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, Chemistry Department, Advisor:  Michael J. Natan, December 1997, Ph. D., Thesis Title:  “Fundamental Properties of Metal Nanoparticle Assemblies.”

EXPERIENCE

  • Associate Professor, Fort Valley State University, Department of Chemistry, 2005 – Present.
  • Assistant Professor, Fort Valley State University, Department of Chemistry.  August 1999 – 2004.
  • Research Fellow, The University of Michigan, with Dr. Michael D. Morris.  September 1997 – June 1999.

Teaching

  • Undergraduate Courses
    • Principles of Chemistry I (CHEM 1211)
    • Principles of Chemistry II (CHEM 1212)
    • Principles of Analytical Chemistry (CHEM 3341)
    • Chemical Instrumentation (CHEM 3342)
    • Seminar (CHEM 4210)
    • Special Projects (CHEM 4450)
  • Graduate Courses
    • Environmental Analysis (CHEM 5304)
    • Environmental Pollution (ENVH 5113)

Funded Research

  • National Science Foundation: Targeted Infusion; “Targeted Infusion Project:  Infusion of Toxicology into the Biology and Chemistry Programs at Fort Valley State University” was awarded $399,049.00 for 2015-2018.
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions and Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education; “Detection of Ethylene Glycol in Milk and Orange Juice by Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy” was awarded $28, 409.04 for 2014-2015.
  • National Science Foundation; Research for Undergraduate Institutions; “Collaborative Research:  RUI-Studies of Antigen/Antibody Interactions with Nanoparticles,” in collaboration with Mercer University was awarded $244,752 for four years starting in 2004-2008.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Chemical Society:  Member since 1990
    Divisions:  Analytical Chemistry, Colloid and Surface Chemistry
  • Beta Kappa Chi (scientific honors society): Member since 2000

ADVISEMENT/RECRUITMENT

  • Advise chemistry majors
  • Maintain balance sheets
  • Write recommendation letters
  • Attend recruitment fairs
  • Visit local schools: Hunt Elementary, Fort Valley Middle School, and Peach County High School

COMMUNITY/PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

  • Served as recording secretary to the Human Subject Research Committee (present-2008).
  • Served on Staff Council’s Event Planning Committee (2014-2015).
  • Reviewed a manuscript for Journal of Chemical Education “Camp Burner-Based Flame Emission Spectrometer for Classroom Demonstrations” (2014).
  • Served on departmental tenure and promotion committee (2014).
  • Served on college tenure and promotion committee (2015, 2005, chaired 2011).
  • Served as judge for FVSU Research Day (2016 – 2012, and 2010).
  • Served as judge for Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participants Research Conference (2013 and 2012)
  • Served as judge for Georgia Technology Fair (2012).
  • Served as judge for Beta Kappa Chi/National Institute of Science presentations (2015, 2012, and 2011).
  • Served on search committee for Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs (2011).
  • Served on search committee for Chair of Biology Department (2010).
  • Invited to serve as a judge for the Bibb County Technology Fair (2016, 2011 – 2005).
  • Served on search committee for Chair of Business Department (2009).
  • Faculty Advisor to the Student Affiliate Chapter of the American Chemical Society (2007-present).
  • Served on university committee for promotion and tenure review (2010, 2008, and 2006).
  • Appointed by VPAA to Chair the Educational Policies Subcommittee (2005).
  • Volunteered with FVSU’s Equestrian Center (2008-2005).
  • Volunteered with Homeless Animal Rescue and Placement Services (HARPS) of Warner Robins (2007-2004).

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS/RECOGNITION RECEIVED WHILE AT FVSU

  • Received an appointment from Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs for summer research in collaboration with the National Center for Food Protection and Defense (2013).
  • Received Honorable Mention for Student Affiliate Chapter of the American Chemical Society (2011-2009)
  • Appointed to the Graduate Council at Fort Valley State University (2007).

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • 2016 Attended Lunch and Learn by Agilent (September 22, 2016).
  • Completed short course “Exploring Chemical Space in the New Toxicity Testing Paradigm:  From Data Curation to Computational Simulations” at Society of Toxicology Conference (March 13, 2016).
  • Belong to a Chemistry Education Listserve (Present-1995).
  • Attended a workshop “State Institute on the Teaching and Learning of Science and Mathematics” at Stone Mountain, GA (2009).
  • Attended 62nd Joint Annual Meeting of the BKX/NIS (2005).
  • Attended the 57th Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (2005).
  • Attended the 235th American Chemical Society National Meeting (2008)
  • Participated in a three week course “Introducing Science Faculty to Materials Science and Engineering” at University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa on Material Sciences. (2005).
  • Attended 65th Joint Annual Meeting of the BKX/NIS (2008).

PUBLICATIONS

  • Seney, Caryn S.; Yelverton, Joshua C.; Eanes, Sharon; Patel, Vikas; Riggs, Julia; Wright, Sarah; Bright, Robin M. “Use of Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy in Inorganic Syntheses for an Upper-Level Exploratory Lab,” Journal of Chemical Education, 2007, 84, 132-135.
  • Seney, Caryn S.; Sinclair, Karen V.; Bright, Robin M.; Momoh, Paul O.; Bozeman, Amelia D. “Development of a Multi-Element Flame Emission Spectrometer Using CCD Detection,” Journal of Chemical Education, 2005, 82, 1826-1829.
  • Freeman, R. G.; Bright, R. M.; Hommer, M. B.; Natan, M. J. “Size Selection of Colloidal Au Aggregates by Filtration: Effect on Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering Intensities,”  Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 1999, 30, 733-738.
  • Bright, R. M.; Musick, M. D.; Natan, M. J. “Preparation and Characterization of Ag Colloid Monolayers,” Langmuir, 1998, 14, 5695-5701.
  • Bright, Robin M., PhD Thesis, “Fundamental Properties of Metal Nanoparticle Assemblies,”  The Pennsylvania State University, December, 1997.
  • Grabar, K. G.; Allison, K. J.; Baker, B. E.; Bright, R. M.; Brown, K. R.; Dolan, C. M.; Freeman, R. G.; Fox, A. P.; Musick, M. D.; Natan, M. J. “Two Dimensional Arrays of Colloidal Au Particles: A Flexible Approach to Macroscopic Metal Surfaces,” Langmuir, 1996, 12, 2353-2361.
  • Bright, R. M.; Walter, D. G.; Musick, M. D.; Jackson, M. A.; Allison, K. J.; Natan, M. J. “Chemical and Electrochemical Ag Deposition onto Pre-formed Au Colloid Monolayers: Approaches to Uniformly-Sized Surface Features with Ag-Like Optical Properties,” Langmuir, 1996, 12, 810-817.
  • Freeman, R. G.; Grabar, K. C.; Guthrie, A. P.; Allison, K. J.; Bright, R. M.; Davis, J. A.; Hommer, M. B.; Jackson, M. A.; Smith, P. C.; Walter, D.; Natan, M. J. “Self-Assembled Metal Colloid Monolayers: An Approach to SERS Substrates,” Science, 1995, 267, 1629-1632.

PRESENTATIONS

  • Calvin Jones, Bright, Robin “Detection of Ethylene Glycol in Milk and Orange Juice” Presented at Fort Valley State University 6th Annual Research Day, Fort Valley, GA, April 14, 2016.
  • Cunningham, Kristena; Butts, Jessica, Bright, Robin “Detection of Ethylene Glycol in Milk and Orange Juice by Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy” Presented at Fort Valley State University 5th Annual Research Day, Fort Valley, GA, April 16, 2015.
  • Cunningham, Kristena; Butts, Jessica, Bright, Robin “Detection of Ethylene Glycol in Milk and Orange Juice by Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy” presented at 72nd Joint Annual Meeting of the National Institute of Science, Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Honor Society, and the Brookhaven Semester Program, Jackson, MS, March 11-14, 2015.
  • Butts, Jessica; Ingram, Victoria, Bright, Robin “Detection of Ethylene Glycol in Milk and Orange Juice by Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy” 14th Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, Atlanta, GA, September 19-21, 2014.
  • Ingram, Victoria; Butts, Jessica; Bright, Robin “Optimization of Ethylene Glycol Extraction from Aqueous Solvents Determined by Gas Chromatography” 14th Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, Atlanta, GA, September 19-21, 2014.
  • Newton, Chelsea; Bright, Robin; Labuza, Theodore; “The Detection of Ricin in Milk and in Orange Juice Using Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy”  13th Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, Nashville, TN, November 13-16, 2013.
  • Newton, Chelsea; Bright, Robin; Labuza, Theodore; “The Detection of Ricin in Milk and in Orange Juice Using Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy” 8th Annual Peach State LSAMP National Symposium and Research Conference, Marietta, GA, October 10-12, 2013.
  • Patel, Mona, Bright, Robin M., “Determination of Acids in Grape Juice” Presented at Fort Valley State University 2nd Annual Research Day, Fort Valley, GA, April 12, 2012.
  • Hicks, Toie, Bright, Robin M., “Monitoring the NO2, NH3, and NO3 Levels with the Presence of Azola and Duckweed Using Spectrophotometry and Commercial Fish Test Kits”, presented at 4th Annual Peach State LSAMP Conference at FVSU, Fort Valley, GA, November 13, 2009.
  • Proctor, Jarrett N., Bright, Robin M., Seney, Caryn S., “Studies of Chicken Antigen/Antibody Interactions with Gold and Silver Nanoparticles”, presented at the 235th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 6-10, 2008; paper CHED 266.
  • Herritage, Courtney, Bright, Robin M., Seney, Caryn S., “Studies Antigen/Antibody Interactions with Gold Nanoparticles”, presented at 65th Joint Annual Meeting of the National Institute of Science, Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Honor Society, and the Brookhaven Semester Program, Dallas, TX, March 12-16, 2008.
  • Proctor, Jarrett, Bright, Robin M., Seney, Caryn S., “Studies of Chicken Antigen/Antibody Interactions with Gold and Silver Nanoparticles”, presented at 65th Joint Annual Meeting of the National Institute of Science, Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Honor Society, and the Brookhaven Semester Program, Dallas, TX, March 12-16, 2008.
  • Toler, TreVaun L., Bright, Robin M., Seney, Caryn S., “Interactions of Bovine IgG and Mouse Anti-Bovine IgG on Gold and Silver Nanoparticles Studied by Optical and SERS Spectroscopy”, presented at 57th Southeast/ 61st Southwest Join Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Memphis, TN, November 1-4, 2005.
  • Cagle, Holly E., Seney, Caryn, S., Bright, Robin M., “TEM and SERS Studies of Au and Ag Nanoparticles Using Rabbit anti-Horse IgG and Horse IgG” presented at 57th Southeast/ 61st Southwest Join Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Memphis, TN, November 1-4, 2005.
  • Toler, TreVaun L., Williams, Jessica D., Bright, Robin M., Seney, Caryn S., “Studies of Antigen/Antibody Interactions with Gold and Silver Nanoparticles,” presented at 62nd Joint Annual Meeting of the National Institute of Science, Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Honor Society, and the Brookhaven Semester Program, Richmond, VA, March 16-20, 2005.
  • Seney, Caryn S., Yelverton, Joshua C., Bright, Robin M., “Studies of antigen/antibody (IgG/a-IgG) interactions with nanoparticles”, presented at the 229th ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 13-17, 2005.
  • Yelverton, Joshua C., Seney, Caryn S., Bright, Robin M., “Studies of Antigen/Antibody Interactions with Nanoparticles”, presented at the 56th Southeast Regional American Chemical Society Meeting, Research Triangle Park, NC, November 10-13, 2004; paper 845.
  • Seney, Caryn S., Bright, Robin, “Development of a Multi-Element Flame Emission Spectrometer Using CCD Detection”, presented at 55th Southeast Regional American Chemical Society Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 16-19, 2003; paper 293.
  • Bozeman, Amelia D., Seney, Caryn S., Bright, Robin M., “Development of a Modular Multi-Element Flame Emission Spectrometer Using CCD Detection”, presented at 60th Joint Annual Meeting of the National Institute of Science, Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Honor Society, and the Brookhaven Semester Program, Melville, NY, March 26-30, 2003.
  • Momoh, Paul O., Seney, Caryn S., Bright, Robin M., “Development of a Modular Multi-Element Flame Emission Spectrometer Using CCD Detection”, presented at 59th Joint Annual Meeting of the National Institute of Science, Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Honor Society, and the Brookhaven Semester Program, Columbia, SC, March 27-31, 2002.
  • Bright, Robin M., Reshni, Karen A., Johnson, Brian N., Burns, Mark A., and Morris, Michael D., “SERS Detection with Electrophoretic Separation of Biological Compounds in a Glass Microchip” presented at 1999 Pittsburgh Conference, Orlando, FL, March 1999; paper 1150.
  • Bright, Robin M., Reshni, Karen A., Johnson, Brian N., Burns, Mark A., and
    Morris, Michael D., “Electrophoretic Separation in a Glass Microchip with SERS Detection”, presented at 1998 Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS), Austin, TX, October, 1998; paper 655.
  • Bright, R. M., Musick, M.D., and Natan, M. J., “Preparation and Characterization of Ag Colloid Monolayers”, presented at the 213th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April, 1997; paper PHYS 346.
  • Bright, Robin M., Jackson, Michael, and Natan, Michael J., “Electrochemical Deposition of Ag onto Au Colloid Monolayers: Visual, Optical, Electrochemical, Raman and Microscopic Characterization, and Comparison to Theory”, presented at the 208th ACS National Meeting, Washington, DC, August, 1994; paper COLL 118.
  • Bright, R. M., Allison, K. J., and Natan, M. J., “Controlling the Properties of SERS-Active Colloidal Particles”, presented at the 32nd Eastern Analytical Symposium, Somerset, NJ, November, 1993; paper 118.