LAPITAN, Lorico Jr. D.S.

LAPITAN, Lorico Jr. D.S.


Panayam Pang-Agham 2020

Ang Research Center for the Natural and Applied Sciences (RCNAS), Kolehiyo ng Agham, at Departamento ng Filipino ng Kolehiyo ng Edukasyon ng Unibersidad ng Santo Tomas ay nag-aanyaya sa lahat…

Academic Qualifications

Research Interests

Academic Qualifications / Research Interests


  • Doctor of Philosophyin Chemistry, University of Leeds – United Kingdom, 2018
  • Master of Science in Chemistry (Cum Laude)University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 2010
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 2007
  • Biomass (sugarcane bagasse) valorization for smart hydrogel technologies
  • Development of biosensors for detection of bacterial pathogens
  • Advanced materials for antibacterial applications
  • Electrochemical surface science (STM, AFM)

Courses Handled

Major Recognitions

Professional Activities

Courses Handled / Major Recognitions / Professional Activities

  • 2020 Top Prize Winner, National Academy of Science and Technology – Talent Search for Young Scientist 
  • 2017 Clarkson Travel Bursary Grant Recipient, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
  • 2014 International Research Scholarship Recipient, University of Leeds – United Kingdom 
  • 2014 Research Intern, Taiwan International Graduate Program-Summer Internship Program – Taiwan R.O.C.
  • 2012 Research Intern, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science-Invitation Program for Young East Asian Researchers, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • 2010 Top Prize Winner, Department of Science and Technology Search for Outstanding Thesis and Dissertation Awards
  • Chemistry Laboratory Supervisor, UST Faculty of Engineering

Selected Publications

Book Chapter

  1. Lapitan, Lorico, DS and Zhou, D (2020), A Simple magnetic Nanoparticle-Poly-Enzyme Nanobead Sandwich Assay for Direct, Ultrasensitive DNA Detection. In: Kumar, CV, (ed.) Nanoarchitectures Built with Carbon Nanotubes and Magnetic Nanoparticles. Methods in Enzymology, 630, Elsevier ISBN 9780128201435

Peer-Reviewed Journals

  1. Lapitan, Lorico Jr. DS, Yihan Xu, Yuan Guo, and Dejian Zhou. “Combining magnetic nanoparticle capture and poly-enzyme nanobead amplification for ultrasensitive detection and discrimination of DNA single nucleotide polymorphisms.” Nanoscale, 11, no. 3 (2019): 1195-1204.
  2. Lapitan, Lorico Jr., Guo, Y., Zhou, D., (2015) Nano-enabled bioanalytical approaches to ultrasensitive detection of low abundance single nucleotide polymorphisms. Analyst, 140, 3872-3887.
  3. Choi, Sooseok, Lapitan, Lorico Jr. DS., Cheng, Yingying, Watanabe, Takayuki, (2014),Synthesis of Cobalt Boride Nanoparticles using RF Thermal Plasma, Advanced Powder Technology, 25, 365- 371.
  4. Garcia, Jonyl L., Lapitan, Lorico Jr. DS., Tongol, Bernard John, V., Yau, S.L., (2013), Adsorption and electropolymerization of 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene (EDOT) on Pt(111) single crystal electrode as probed by electrochemical scanning tunneling microscopy. Acta Manilana, 61, 213-221, University of Santo Tomas, ISSN 0065-1370.
  5. Lapitan, Lorico Jr. DS., Tongol, B.J.V., Yau, S.-L., (2012) In situ Scanning Tunneling Microscopy imaging of electropolymerized poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) on an iodine- modified Au(111) single crystal electrode, Electrohimica Acta, 62, 433 – 440.

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