Publications

  1. Pazicni, S.; Wink, D. J.; Donovan, A.; Conrad, J. A.; Darr, J.; Richter-Egger, D. L.; Morgan Theall, R. A.; Villalta-Cerdas, A.; Walker, D. R. (2021). The ACS General Chemistry Performance Expectations Project: From Task Force to Three-Dimensional Learning Community. Journal of Chemical Education. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jchemed.0c00986. Weblink.
  1. Weber, R.; Powell, C. B.; Williamson, V.; Mamiya, B.; Walker, D. R.; Dubrovskiy, A.; Shelton, G. R.; Villalta-Cerdas, A.; Jang, B.; Broadway, S.; Mason, D. (2020). Relationship between academic preparation in general chemistry and potential careers. Biomedical Journal of Scientific & Technical Research, 32 (5), 25311-25323. Weblink.
  1. Mamiya, B.; Powell, C. B.; Shelton, G. R.; Dubrovskiy, A.; Villalta-Cerdas, A.; Broadway, S.; Weber, R.; Mason, D. Influence of Environmental Factors on Success of At-Risk Hispanic Students in First-Semester General Chemistry. Journal of College Science Teaching. Accepted August 10, 2020.
  1. Villalta-Cerdas, A.; Dubrovskiy, A.; Mamiya, B.; Walker, D. R.; Powell, C. B.; Broadway, S.; Weber, R.; Shelton, G. R.; Mason, D. Personal characteristics influencing college readiness of Hispanic students in a STEM gateway course: first-semester general chemistry. Journal of College Science Teaching. Accepted March 11, 2020.
  1. Villalta-Cerdas, A.; McCleary, C.  (2019). Analysis of copper alloys as an introduction to data analysis and interpretation for General Chemistry courses. Educación Química, 30(2), 41-5. Weblink.
  1. Hansen, S. J. R.; Hu, B.; Reidlova, D.; Kelly, R. M.; Akaygun, S.; Villalta-Cerdas, A. (2019). Critical consumption of chemistry visuals: eye tracking structured variation and visual feedback of redox and precipitation reactions. Chemical Education Research and Practice, 20, 837-850. Weblink.
  1. Kelly, R. M.; Akaygun, S.; Hansen, S. J. R.; Villalta-Cerdas, A. (2017). The effect that comparing molecular animations of varying accuracy has on students’ submicroscopic explanations. Chemical Education Research and Practice, 18, 582-600. Weblink.
  1. Villalta-Cerdas, A.; Sandi-Urena, S. (2016). Assessment of self-explaining effect in a large enrollment general chemistry course. Educación Química, 27(2), 115-125. Weblink.
  1. Villalta-Cerdas, A.; Sandi-Urena, S. (2014). Self-explaining effect in general chemistry instruction: Eliciting overt categorical behaviours by design. Chemical Education Research and Practice. DOI: 10.1039/C3RP00172E. Weblink.
  1. Villalta-Cerdas, A.; McKeny, P.; Gatlin, T. A.; Sandi-Urena, S. (2014). Evaluation of Instruction: General Chemistry Students’ Patterns of Use and Contribution to RateMyProfessors.com. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education. (ahead-of-print), 1-18. Weblink.
  1. Villalta-Cerdas, A.; Sandi-Urena, S. (2013). Self-explaining and its Use in College Chemistry Instruction. Educación Química. 24(4), 431-438. Weblink.
  1. Bergin, A., Sharp, K., Gatlin, T., Villalta-Cerdas, A., Gower, A., Sandi-Urena, S. (2013). Use of RateMyProfessors.com as a supplemental tool for the assessment of General Chemistry Instruction. Journal of Chemical Education, 90, 289-295. Weblink.
  1. Yang, M.; Flavin, K.; Kopf, I.; Radics, G.; Hearnden, C. H. A.; McManus, G. J.; Moran, B.; Villalta-Cerdas, A.; Echegoyen, L. A.; Giordani, S.; Lavelle, E. C. (2013). Functionalization of Carbon Nanoparticles Modulates Inflammatory Cell Recruitment and NLRP3 Inflammasome Activation. Small, 9(24), 4194-4206. Weblink.
  1. Plonska-Brzezinska, M.; Dubis, A.; Lapinski, A.; Villalta-Cerdas, A.; Echegoyen, L. (2011). Electrochemical Properties of Oxidized Carbon Nano-Onions: DRIFTS-FTIR and Raman Spectroscopic Analyses. A European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry, 12, 2659-2668. Weblink.
  1. Plonska-Brzezinska, M.; Lapinski, A.; Wilczewska, A. Z.; Dubis, A.; Villalta-Cerdas, A.; Winkler, K.; Echegoyen, L. (2011). The synthesis and characterization of carbon nano-onions produced by solution ozonolysis. Carbon, 49, 5079-5089. Weblink.
  1. Breczko, J.; Winkler, K.; Plonska-Brzezinska, M.; Villalta-Cerdas, A.; Echegoyen, L. (2010). Electrochemical properties of composites containing small carbon nano-onions and solid polyelectrolytes. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 20, 7761-7768. Weblink.

Books and Book Chapters

Sandi-Urena, S.; Villalta-Cerdas, A. ; Gatlin, T. A.; Lykourinou, V. (2013). Authentic Chemistry Experiment Labs (ACE-Labs) For General Chemistry I & II: Cooperative Project-based Laboratory Experiences. Department of Chemistry, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

Li, F., Villalta-Cerdas, A., Echegoyen, L.E., and Echegoyen, L. (2013). An Update on Electrochemical Characterization and Potential Applications of Carbon Materials. In Torres, T. & Bottari, G. (Eds.), Organic Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Characterization, and Device Applications. (pp. 259-310). New York: Wiley-VCH.

Pinzón, J.R., Villalta-Cerdas, A., and Echegoyen, L. (2012). Fullerenes, Carbon Nanotubes, and Graphene for Molecular Electronics. In Metzger, R. M. (Ed.), Unimolecular and Supramolecular Electronics I, Topics in Current Chemistry, Volume 312 (pp. 127-174). Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer.

Acknowledgment for the synthesis of pristine carbon nano-onions:
  • NIR fluorescence labelled carbon nano-onions: synthesis, analysis and cellular imaging. J. Mater. Chem. B,2014, 2, 7459-7463.
  • The Electrochemical Properties of Nanocomposite Films Obtained by Chemical In Situ Polymerization of Aniline and Carbon Nanostructures. ChemPhysChem,2013, 14, 116-124.
  • Electrochemical oxidation and determination of dopamine in the presence of uric and ascorbic acids using a carbon nano-onion and poly(diallyldimethylammonium chloride) composite. Electrochimica Acta,2012, 72, 61-67.
  • Vibrational spectroscopic study of carbon nano-onions coated with polyaniline. Physica Status Solidi (c).2012, 9(5),  1210–1212.
  • Preparation and Characterization of Composites that Contain Small Carbon Nano-Onions and Conducting Polyaniline. Chem. Eur. J.2012, 18, 2600 – 2608.