ALBANO, Dharmatov Rahula B.

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Asst. Prof. Dharmatov Rahula B. Albano, PhD

Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Hongkong – Hongkong, China, 2014
  • Master of Science, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 2004
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 1998

Research Highlights

  • Novel selection of aptamers using piezoelectric quartz crystal sensor.
  • Piezoelectric aptamer sensors for the detection of biomarkers of infectious diseases, such as SARS and malaria.
  • Nano-magnetic beads enrichment and purification of proteins based on aptamers.
  • Electronic noses useful in the monitoring the quality of economically important products, such as cacao and mango.
  • Gas sensors for the detection of illegal preservatives such as sodium hypochlorite and formaldehyde.

UST FACULTY Sci Chem - ALBANO Dharmatov Rahula B (2016, Researcher Profile)

Research Interests

  • Biosensors/Chemical sensors
  • Bioanalytical nanotechnology chemistry
  • DNA aptamer biosensor
  • Nano-magnetic beads
  • Capillary electrophoresis
  • Microfluidics
  • Lab-on-chips
  • Piezoelectric quartz crystal sensors
  • Molecularly imprinted polymers
  • Surfactants analyses, conducting polymers
  • Electronic nose and gas sensors
  • Electronic tongue

Major Recognitions

  • 2009 National Capital Region Outstanding Research and Publication (Republica) Award for the Natural Sciences, Commission on Higher Education

Professional Activities

  • Reviewer —Sensors and Actuators B (Elsevier); Analytical Letters (Taylor and Francis)

Selected Publications

  • Igat, J.B.; Albano, D.B.; III, F.B. Sevilla, Electronic discrimination of mint plants based on quartz crystal microbalance sensors. Academic Research International 2013, 4, (2), 1-9.
  • Li, X.; Xu, X.; Albano, D.R.; You, T., Optimization using central composite design for antihistamines separation by nonaqueous capillary electrophoresis with electrochemical and electrochemiluminescence detections. Analyst 2011.
  • D.R. Albano, F. Sevilla III. “Piezoelectric quartz crystal sensor for surfactant based on molecularly imprinted polypyrrole”. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical Volume 121, Issue 1, 30 (2007)129-134
  • D.B. Albano, B.S. Ebarvia, F. Sevilla, III “Liquid-phase Measurement with a Piezoelectric Quartz Crystal: Application to Sugar Solutions”. Acta Manilana 50 (2002) 1-7.
  • D.B. Albano, F. Sevilla, III “Piezoelectric Quartz Crystal Sensor for Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate (SDS) Based on Molecularly Imprinted Polypyrrole” Proceedings AsiaSENSE 2003 (2003) 117-120.