Dr. Joya Cooley

Office: MH-507
Phone: (657) 278-2170

Email: jcooley@fullerton.edu

Lab Website:  https://www.cooleylab.com

Lab: DBH-147/180
Phone: (657) 278-5985/5296

Joya Cooley

Assistant Professor  of Inorganic Chemistry

Research Interests 

The Cooley lab is an inorganic solid-state chemistry lab that is interested in structure-property relationships in functional materials. Approaches include synthetic control using both established and novel techniques, characterization using a variety of probes from X-ray diffraction to IR spectroscopy and colorimetry, and property measurement using both in-house techniques as well as experiments at national lab facilities. The Cooley lab studies tuning color in inorganic pigments and thermal expansion materials exhibiting anomalous, specifically negative, thermal expansion.

The Cooley lab uses a three-tiered approach to research. The first is crystal structure and element selection along with careful synthetic tuning using both conventional furnace and innovative assisted-microwave methods. The second is characterization using a variety of techniques, most prominently X-ray diffraction and diffuse reflectance spectroscopy. The third is property measurement which will in turn inform future synthetic goals.

Dr. Cooley came to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Cal State Fullerton because of its commitment to the dual tenets of high quality, cutting edge research and teaching. In Fall of 2020, she is setting up her research lab and teaching General Chemistry laboratory and Inorganic Chemistry. Dr. Cooley is very much enjoying connecting with students and helping them learn chemistry in new and creative ways that help them understand the material best. Dr. Cooley also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Furman University, and she uses this unusual duality to learn to connect with students from different backgrounds.


Postdoctoral Research: University of California, Santa Barbara

Ph.D. in Chemistry: University of California, Davis

B.S. in Chemistry and B.A. in Music: Furman University, Greenville, SC

Selected Publications

A. L. Dunn, D. M. Decker, C. P. Cartaya-Marin, J. A. Cooley, D. C. Finster, K. P. Hunter, D. R. N. Jacques, Ann Kimble-Hill, Jennifer L. Maclachlan, Patricia Redden, Samuella B. Sigmann, and Catherine Situma
Journal of the American Chemical Society (2023) 145 (21), 11468-11471. doi: 10.1021/jacs.3c03627Opens in new window

J. A. Cooley, J. D. Bocarsly, E. C. Schueller, E. E. Levin, E. E. Rodriguez, A. Huq, S. H. Lapidus, S. D. Wilson, and R. Seshadri. Evolution of non-collinear magnetism in magnetocaloric MnPtGa. Phys. Rev. Mater. 4 (2020) 044405. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.4.044405 Opens in new window

J. A. Cooley, M. K. Horton, E. E. Levin, K. A. Persson, S. H. Lapidus, and R. Seshadri. From waste-heat recovery to refrigeration: compositional tuning of magnetocaloric Mn1+xSb. Chem. Mater. 32 (2019) 1243-1249. doi: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b04643Opens in new window

J.A. Cooley, P.Promkhan, S. Gangopadhyay, D. Donadio, W.E. Pickett, B.R. Ortiz, E.S. Toberer, and S.M. Kauzlarich. Chemistry of Materials (2018) 30 (2), 484-493. doi: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b04517

M. Stavinoha, J. A. Cooley, S. G. Minasian, T. M. McQueen, S. M. Kauzlarich, C.-L. Huang, and E. Morosan, Charge density wave behavior and order-disorder in the antiferromagnetic metallic series Eu(Ga1-xAlx)4. Phys. Rev. B 97 (2018) 195146. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.97.195146 Opens in new window

J. A. Cooley, P. Promkhan, S. Gangopadhyay, D. Donadio, W. E. Pickett, B. R. Ortiz, E. S. Toberer, and S. M. Kauzlarich, High Seebeck coefficient and unusually low thermal conductivity near ambient temperatures in layered compound Yb2-xEuxCdSb2, Chem. Mater. 30 (2018) 484–493. doi: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b04517Opens in new window


Courses Taught

Spring 2024 Office Hours

Mon 2:30pm-3:30pm, Tue 10am-11am or by appointment.