TIANGCO, Cristina E.

Academic Qualifications

Research Highlights

Research Interests


  • Doctor of Philosophy in ChemistryUniversity of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 2017
  • Sandwich ProgramUniversity of Maryland Baltimore County – MD, USA, 2015-2016
  • Master of Science in ChemistryUniversity of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 2008
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical EngineeringUniversity of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 2002
  • Transdermal Glucose Measurement by Passive Diffusion based on Fluorophore-labeled Bioengineered Glucose Binding Protein
  • Development of fiber optic biosensor for Transdermal Glucose based on immobilized glucose binding protein
  • Chemical sensors and Biosensors
  • Noninvasive glucose sensing system

Courses Handled

Major Recognitions

Professional Activities

  • Advanced Research Scholar, USAID-STRIDE PhD Dissertation Research “Sandwich” Scholarship (February 2015 – February 2016)
  • Chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering – University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Engineering (2020-present)
  • Associate Member – National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP)
  • Member – Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers (Metro Manila Academe Chapter)

Selected Publications

  • Landrito, Q.C., Menor, G.K.R., Sevilla III, F., Tolosa, L., Tiangco, C. (2019). “Development of noninvasive method of measuring copper and zinc by passive diffusion: An In Vitro Model”, MATEC Web of Conferences 268, 01008 (Indexed by Scopus)
  • Tiangco, C., Andar, A., Sevilla III, F., Rao, G., Tolosa, L. (2018). “Transdermal Glucose monitoring using Glucose Binding Protein-Based   Fiber Optic Biosensor coupled with Microneedles”, Sensors and Transducers, Vol. 28 Special Issue pp. 2-6
  • Tiangco, C., Fon, D., Sardesai, N., Kostov, Y., Sevilla III, F., Rao, G., Tolosa, L. (2017). “Fiber optic biosensor for transdermal glucose based on the immobilized glucose binding protein”, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 242 569-576 Impact factor (2017) = 5.401
  • Tiangco, C., Andar, A., Quarterman, J., Ge, X., Sevilla III, F., Rao, G., Stinchcomb, A., Bunge, A., Tolosa, L., (2017). “Measuring transdermal glucose level in neonates by passive diffusion: An in vitro porcine skin model”, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 409 (13) 3475-3482 Impact factor (2017) = 3.431
  • Tiangco, C., Brown, S., Sevilla III, F., Rao, G., Tolosa, L. (2016). “Fluorophore-labeled Bioengineered GBP for measurement of transdermal glucose”, Acta Manilana, 64 25-32

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