Elmer-Rico Mojica

Elmer-Rico Mojica

Professor
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Chemistry and Physical Sciences
NYC
W314
One Pace Plaza
Westchester
221
Dyson Hall

Education

PhD, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, 2010
Chemistry

MS, UP Los Banos, College, Laguna, Philippines, 2003
Agricultural Chemistry

BS, UP Los Banos, College, Laguna. Philippines, 1998
Agricultural Chemistry

Research and Creative Works

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

Acquisition of an electrochemical system instrument for the development of sensors.
Verizon Thinkfinity Foundation through Pace Provost's Office, Pace University, $12,922.00. Funded.

Drug sensors
Scholarly Research, Pace University, $2,205.93. Funded.

Raman spectroscopy as a teaching tool in the Forensic Science and Chemistry courses.
Verizon Thinkfinity Foundation through Pace Provost's Office, Pace University, $14,524.32. Funded.

Summer Research Grant
Dyson College, Pace University, $1,000.00. Funded.

Summer Undergraduate Student-Faculty Research Initiative
Dyson College, Pace University, $2,000.00. Funded.

Interactive whiteboards and computerized assistance in Chemistry.
Verizon Thinkfinity Foundation through Pace Provost's Office, Pace University, $11,647.00. Funded.

Courses Taught

Past Courses

BIO 345: Introduction to Toxicology
BIO 480: Research in Biology
BMB 710: Research I
BMB 711: Research II
CHE 111: General Chemistry I
CHE 111: General Chemistry I (Lecture)
CHE 112: General Chemistry II
CHE 112: General Chemistry II (Lab)
CHE 112: General Chemistry II (Lecture)
CHE 221: Analytical Mthds & Techniques
CHE 224: Organic Chemistry II
CHE 224: Organic Chemistry II (Lab)
CHE 224: Organic Chemistry II (Lecture)
CHE 331: Instrumental Analysis
CHE 480: Research in Chemistry
CHE 492: Chemistry Seminar II
CHE 513: Mthds in Scntfc Rsrch & Tchng
ENS 622: Quantitative Analytical Meth
ENS 740: Envrnmntl Toxicology & Pthlgy
ENS 792: Rsrch in Envrnmntl Sci I
ENS 793: Rsrch in Envrnmntl Sci II
ENS 798: Tpc: Environmental Science
FOR 706: Forensic Toxicology
FOR 798: Research Mthd in Forensic Sci
FOR 799: Thesis

Publications and Presentations

Publications

Vibrational analysis of alpha-cyanohydroxycinnamic acid
Journal of Molecular Structure.

Use of computational modeling in preparation and evaluation of surface imprinted xerogels for binding tetracycline
(2015, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Microchimica Acta. Vol 182 (Issue 1-2) , pages 69-76.

Potential anti-cancer and anti-bacterial activities of Philippine echinoderm extracts
(2014, November). Journal of Topical Life Sciences. Vol 4 (Issue 3) , pages 175-181. https://jtrolis.ub.ac.id/index.php/jtrolis/article/view/216/211

Utilization of vibrational spectroscopy to determine expired medications
(2014, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). International Journal of Chemical Science and Technology. Vol 4 (Issue 4) , pages 342-348.

PH-dependent spectroscopy of tetracycline and its analogs
(2014, June). Journal of Fluorescence. Vol 24 , pages 1183-1198.

Spectrochemical behavior of enzymes encapsulated within xerogel
(2014, June). Journal of Physical Chemistry and Biophysics. Vol 4 , pages 137.

Penicillins
(2014, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Philip Wexler (Eds.), Academic Press. Vol 3 (Issue 3rd edition) , pages 768-772.
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Pyridine
(2014, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Philip Wexler (Eds.), Academic Press. Vol 3 (Issue 3rd edition) , pages 1159-1161.
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Sulfur fluoride (Vikane)
(2014, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Philip Wexler (Eds.), Academic Press. Vol 4 (Issue 3rd edition) , pages 432-435.
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Thiabendazole
(2014, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Philip Wexler (Eds.), Academic Press. Vol 4 (Issue 3rd edition) , pages 533-536.
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The link between omega-3 fatty acids and rheumatoid arthritis: properties, mechanisms, and therapeutic efficacy.
(2013, December). Wasim Khan (Eds.), NY , USA:Nova Science Publishers. , pages 20.

Determination of the structures of molecularly imprinted polymers and xerogels using an automated stochastic approach.
(2013, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Analytical Chemistry. Vol 85 , pages 8577-8584.

Screening of different computational models for the preparation of sol-gel imprinted materials
(2013, September). Journal of Molecular Modeling. Vol 19 , pages 3911-3923. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00894-013-1928-3#page-1
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Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and bone metabolism
(2012, November). Theodore G. Bradley, Francisco P. Vargas (Eds.), New York , United States:Nova Science Publishers. , pages 47-74.

Linoleic acid and cancer
(2012, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Igho Onakpoya (Eds.), New York , United Sates:Nova Science Publishers. , pages 165-190.

Presentations

Visualization of Environmental Data for the Billion Oyster Project
(2017, April 7). 21st CCSC Northeastern Conference 2017. Consortium for Computing Science Colleges,

Chromatographic analysis of bee propolis
(2015, March 23). 249th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting. American Chemical Society (ACS),

Studies on the interactions of four nanoceramics (metal oxides) with serum albumin and hemoglobin proteins by spectroscopic techniques
(2015, March 23). 249th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting. American Chemical Society (ACS),

Videotaping experiments in Analytical Chemistry course
(2015, March 10). Pittcon Conference 2015. Pittcon,

Vibrational spectroscopy of fluorinated derivatives of self-assembling hiAPP22-29 octapeptides
(2015, March 9). Pittcon Conference 2015. Pittcon,

Chromatographic analysis of bee propolis
(2015, March 8). 34th Annual Meeting of Dyson Society of Fellows. Pace University, New York.

Effect of pH on the spectroscopic properties of several hydroxycinnamic acid derivatives
(2015, March 8). 34th Annual Meeting of Dyson Society of Fellows. Pace University, New York.

Raman spectroscopy of sulfa drugs
(2015, March 8). 34th Annual Meeting of Dyson Society of Fellows. Pace University, New York.

Solid phase extraction of illicit drugs (amphetamine and methamphetamine)
(2015, March 8). 34th Annual Meeting of Dyson Society of Fellows. Pace University, New York.

Spectroscopic characterization of an ionic liquid (1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium thiocyanate)
(2015, March 8). 34th Annual Meeting of Dyson Society of Fellows. Pace University, New York.

Toxicity studies of nanomaterials with proteins and enzymes
(2015, March 8). 34th Annual Meeting of Dyson Society of Fellows. Pace University, New York.

Vibrational and electronic properties of chloramphenicol
(2015, March 8). 34th Annual Meeting of Dyson Society of Fellows. Pace University, New York.

Vibrational spectroscopy of fluoroquinolone antibiotics
(2015, March 8). 34th Annual Meeting of Dyson Society of Fellows. Pace University, New York.

Mentoring experience: Running and managing a research group
(2015, February 27). Best Practices Conference. Pace University,

Emerging contaminants are new threats to the environment
(2014, November 8). Environmental Consortium of Colleges and Universities 11th Annual Conference. Russell Sage College, Troy, NY.

Videotaping Experiments in an Analytical Chemistry Course
(2014, August). The 2014 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education. Grand Valley State University.

CHEMTERTAINMENT: More fun in teaching and learning Chemistry
(2014, August 6). 2014 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education. ACS Chemical Education Division,

Experiences in mentoring undergraduate students in different types of colleges and universities
(2014, August 6). 2014 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education. ACS Chemical Education,

Videotaping experiments in an analytical chemistry course
(2014, August 6). 2014 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE). ACS Chemical Education Division,

Emerging contaminants are new threats to the environment
(2014, June 13). AESS 2014 Conference. Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences ,

Antibiotics: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
(2014, June 12). AESS 2014 Conference. Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences ,

Effect of alteration of aromatic ring substituents on Phe-23 on the amyloidogenic potential of hIAPP22-29
(2014, May 24). PAASE Annual Meeting and Symposium. Philippine-American Academy of Science and Engineering,

Mentoring and empowering students to do research
(2014, May 14). Pace University 13th Annual Faculty Institute. Pace University,

Interaction of catalase with different nanomaterials/nanoceramics
(2014, May 3). 62nd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. American Chemical Society NYC Local Section,

Monitoring sol-gel formation by vibrational spectroscopy
(2014, May 3). 62nd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. American Chemical Society NYC Local Section,

Solid phase extraction of amphetamine using different commercially available molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) sorbents
(2014, May 3). 62nd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. American Chemical Society NYC Local Section,

Spectrochemical behavior of enzymes immobilized in xerogels
(2014, May 3). 62nd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. American Chemical Society NYC Local Section,

Application of vibrational spectroscopy in probing sol‐gel transition
(2014, April 12). 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in Biological and Chemical Sciences. William Patterson University,

Encapsulation of enzymes using the sol-gel process
(2014, April 12). 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in Biological and Chemical Sciences. William Patterson University,

Monitoring changes in microorganism's protein content and functional groups upon treatment with a heavy metal
(2014, April 12). 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in Biological and Chemical Sciences. William Patterson University,

Oxytetracycline interaction with nanoceramics (silicon oxide and zinc oxide)
(2014, April 12). 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in Biological and Chemical Sciences. William Patterson University,

Potential used of bee propolis as an environmentally friendly antimicrobial agent
(2014, April 12). 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in Biological and Chemical Sciences. William Patterson University,

Solid phase extraction of amphetamine using different commercially available molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) sorbents
(2014, April 12). 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in Biological and Chemical Sciences. William Patterson University,

Antibiotic degradates: More toxic than the parent compound
(2014, April 5). 68th Annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference (ECSC). ECSC,

Antimicrobial activity of different bee propolis
(2014, April 5). 68th Annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference (ECSC). ECSC,

Application of vibrational spectroscopy in probing sol‐gel transition
(2014, April 5). 68th Annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference (ECSC). ECSC,

Binding of catalase with different nanomaterials monitored by optical spectroscopy
(2014, April 5). 68th Annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference (ECSC). ECSC,

Determining medicine's expiration date the hard way
(2014, April 5). 68th Annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference (ECSC). ECSC,

Encapsulation of enzymes using the sol-gel process
(2014, April 5). 68th Annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference (ECSC). ECSC,

Monitoring changes in microorganism's protein content and functional groups upon treatment with a heavy metal
(2014, April 5). 68th Annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference (ECSC). ECSC,

Oxytetracycline interaction with nanoceramics (silicon oxide and zinc oxide)
(2014, April 5). 68th Annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference (ECSC). ECSC,

Solid phase extraction of amphetamine using different commercially available molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) sorbents
(2014, April 5). 68th Annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference (ECSC). ECSC,

Spectroscopic characterization of different bee propolis
(2014, April 5). 68th Annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference (ECSC). ECSC,

Utilization of nanomaterials for the removal of heavy metals in water samples
(2014, April 5). 68th Annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference (ECSC). ECSC,

Antimicrobial activity of different bee propolis
(2014, March 28). 33th Annual Meeting of Dyson Society of Fellows. Pace University, Pleasantville, NY.

Application of vibrational spectroscopy in probing sol‐gel transition
(2014, March 28). 33th Annual Meeting of Dyson Society of Fellows. Pace University, Pleasantville, NY.

Binding of catalase with different nanomaterials monitored by optical spectroscopy
(2014, March 28). 33th Annual Meeting of Dyson Society of Fellows. Pace University, Pleasantville, NY.

Encapsulation of enzymes using the sol-gel process
(2014, March 28). 33th Annual Meeting of Dyson Society of Fellows. Pace University, Pleasantville, NY.

Monitoring changes in microorganism's protein content and functional groups upon treatment with a heavy metal
(2014, March 28). 33th Annual Meeting of Dyson Society of Fellows. Pace University, Pleasantville, NY.

Solid phase extraction of amphetamine using different commercial sorbents
(2014, March 28). 33th Annual Meeting of Dyson Society of Fellows. Pace University, Pleasantville, NY.

Spectroscopic characterization of different bee propolis
(2014, March 28). 33th Annual Meeting of Dyson Society of Fellows. Pace University, Pleasantville, NY.

Effect of alteration of aromatic ring substituents on Phe-23 on the amyloidogenic potential of hIAPP22-29
(2014, March 18). 247th ACS National Meeting & Exposition. American Chemical Society,

Application of vibrational spectroscopy in probing sol‐gel transition
(2014, March 17). 247th ACS National Meeting & Exposition. American Chemical Society,

Binding of catalase with different nanomaterials monitored by optical spectroscopy
(2014, March 17). 247th ACS National Meeting & Exposition. American Chemical Society,

Encapsulation of enzymes using the sol-gel process
(2014, March 17). 247th ACS National Meeting & Exposition. American Chemical Society,

Interaction of a protein with tetracycline and its degradates
(2014, March 17). 247th ACS National Meeting & Exposition. American Chemical Society,

Monitoring changes in microorganism's protein content and functional groups upon treatment with a heavy metal
(2014, March 17). 247th ACS National Meeting & Exposition. American Chemical Society,

Solid phase extraction of amphetamine using different commercial sorbents
(2014, March 17). 247th ACS National Meeting & Exposition. American Chemical Society,

Spectroscopic characterization of different bee propolis.
(2014, March 17). 247th ACS National Meeting & Exposition. American Chemical Society,

Antimicrobial activity of different bee propolis
(2013, October 26). 2013 ACS Northeast Regional Meeting (NERM). American Chemical Society ,

CHEMTERTAINMENT: More fun in teaching and learning Chemistry
(2013, October 26). 2013 ACS Northeast Regional Meeting (NERM). American Chemical Society ,

Encapsulation of enzymes using the sol-gel process
(2013, October 26). 2013 ACS Northeast Regional Meeting (NERM). American Chemical Society ,

Interaction of a protein with tetracycline and its degradates
(2013, October 26). 2013 ACS Northeast Regional Meeting (NERM). American Chemical Society ,

Spectroscopic characterization of different bee propolis
(2013, October 26). 2013 ACS Northeast Regional Meeting (NERM). American Chemical Society ,

Utilization of vibrational spectroscopy to determine expired medications
(2013, October 26). 2013 ACS Northeast Regional Meeting (NERM). American Chemical Society ,

Molecular imprinting of tetracyclines:Binding experiments and computational modeling
(2013, October 16). Seminar Series. Fordham University,

Antimicrobial activity of different bee propolis
(2013, April 13). 7th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in Biological and Chemical Sciences. William Patterson University,

Interaction of a protein with tetracycline and its degradates
(2013, April 13). 7th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in Biological and Chemical Sciences. William Patterson University,

Monitoring sol-gel transition by Raman spectroscopy
(2013, April 13). 7th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in Biological and Chemical Sciences. William Patterson University,

Spectroscopic characterization of different bee propolis
(2013, April 13). 7th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in Biological and Chemical Sciences. William Patterson University,

Utilization of nanomaterials for the removal of heavy metals
(2013, April 13). 7th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in Biological and Chemical Sciences. William Patterson University,

Utilization of vibrational spectroscopy to determine expired medications
(2013, April 13). 7th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in Biological and Chemical Sciences. William Patterson University,

Binding of different proteins with different nanoparticles monitored by spectroscopy
(2013, March 10). 32nd Annual Meeting of Dyson Society of Fellows. Pace University, White Plains, NY.

Binding of proteins with different nanomaterials
(2013, March 10). 32nd Annual Meeting of Dyson Society of Fellows. Pace University, White Plains, NY.

Detecting expired medications the hard way
(2013, March 10). 32nd Annual Meeting of Dyson Society of Fellows. Pace University, White Plains, NY.

Interactions of bovine serum albumin with tetracycline and its degradates
(2013, March 10). 32nd Annual Meeting of Dyson Society of Fellows. Pace University, White Plains, NY.

Binding of lectin with different nanomaterials
(2012, August 20). 244th ACS National Meeting & Exposition. American Chemical Society,

Spectroscopic properties of tetracyclines
(2012, August 20). 244th ACS National Meeting & Exposition. American Chemical Society,

Screening of various nanomaterial for the removal of lead ions in aqueous samples
(2012, May 31). 43rd Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting (MARM). ACS,

Spectroscopic properties of tetracyclines
(2012, May 31). 43rd Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting (MARM). ACS,

Surface imprinted xerogels for binding tetracycline
(2012, May 31). 43rd Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting (MARM). ACS,

Professional Contributions and Service

Professional Memberships

  • American Chemical Society
  • Society of Applied Spectroscopy
  • Council on Undergraduate Research

College Service

  • DFA Retention Committee DFA Retention Committee [Committee Member]

University Service

  • [Attendee, Convocation]
  • [Attendee, Graduation]
  • [Attendee, Convocation]
  • [Attendee, Graduation]
  • NYFC Building and Grounds Committee [Committee Member]
  • NYFC Student Affairs [Committee Member]

Professional Service

Applied Spectroscopy [Reviewer, Journal Article]
Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening [Reviewer, Journal Article]
Journal of Fluorescence [Reviewer, Journal Article]
Journal of Hazardous Materials [Reviewer, Journal Article]
Journal of Molecular Modeling [Reviewer, Journal Article]
Philippine Agricultural Scientist [Reviewer, Journal Article]
Philippine Journal of Science [Reviewer, Journal Article]
Sensors & Actuators B: Chemical [Reviewer, Journal Article]
Journal of Molecular Recognition [Reviewer, Journal Article]