SEVILLA, Fortunato III B.

Professor Emeritus Fortunato B. Sevilla III, PhD

fortunato.sevilla@ust.edu.ph | fbsevilla@ust.edu.ph

Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Instrumentation, University of Manchester – United Kingdom, 1987
  • Master of Science, University of Manchester – United Kingdom, 1984
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 1968

Research Highlights

  • Electronic noses useful in the monitoring the quality of economically important products, such as virgin coconut oil, civet coffee, and mango
  • Low cost instruments and microscale experiments recognized by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) through its Committee on Chemical Education

UST FACULTY Sci Chem - SEVILLA Fortunato III B (2016, Research Highlights)

Research Interests

  • Chemical sensors and biosensors
  • Low-cost instrumentation
  • Microscale chemistry

Major Recognitions

  • National Academician, 2015 (NAST Philippines)
  • 50 Men and Women of Science, 2008 (Department of Science and Technology)
  • Gawad LIDER of Technology Innovation, 2010 (Department of Science and Technology)

Professional Activities

  • Fellow, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry and the Federation of Asian Chemical Societies (FACS)
  • President, Integrated Chemists of the Philippines and the Kapisanan ng mga Kimiko sa Pilipinas concurrently (1990–1995), FACS (1995–1997), the Philippine Federation of Chemistry Societies (1996–1999), the Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science (2003–2008)
  • Chair, Commission on Higher Education Technical Committee in Chemistry
  • Chairman, Division of Chemical Sciences of the National Research Council of the Philippines (1996–1999)
  • Reviewer, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical (Elsevier); Talanta (Elsevier); Food Chemistry (Elsevier); Analytica Chimica Acta (Elsevier); Measurement (Elsevier); Journal of Chemical Education (American Chemical Society); Langmuir (American Chemical Society); Journal of Food Science and Technology (Springer); Microchimica Acta (Springer); Sensors (MDPI-Open Access Publishing)

Selected Publications

  • R. A. Ranola, J. Kalaw and F. Sevilla III. Surface adsorbed reduced graphene oxide on nylon-6 via vacuum assisted self-assembly of cheremiresistor sensing for trimethylamine. IEEE Sensors Journal 16 (2016) 447.
  • R. A. G. Ranola, K. S. Santiago, and F. Sevilla III. Use of array of conducting polymers for differentiation of coconut oil products. Talanta 146 (2016) 75-82.
  • K. Koirala, F. Sevilla III, and J. H. Santos. Biomimetic Potentiometric Sensor for Chlorgenic Acid Based on Electrosynthesized Polypyrrole. Sensosrs and Actuators B: Chemical 222 (2015) 391-396.
  • B. S. Ebarvia, I. E. Ubando, and F. Sevilla III. Biomimetic Piezoelectric Quartz Crystal Sensor with Chloramphenicol-Imprinted Polymer Sensing Layer. Talanta 144 (2015) 1260-1265.
  • R. A. Rañola, I. Concina, E. Comini, F. Sevilla III, and G. Sberveglieri. Preparation and Characterisation of Surface Adsorbed Reduced Graphene Oxide/Polyaniline Nanocomposite on Polymer Membrane for Trimethylamine Sensing. Advanced Materials Research 1119 (2015) 24-28.
  • R. A. Rañola, K. Santiago, and F. B. Sevilla III. Chemiresisstor Gas Sensor Array Based on Conducting Polymers for the Discrimination of Virgin Coconut Oil. Applied Mechanics and Materials. 789-790 (2015) 552-557.
  • R. A. Rañola, M. Ferroni, L. Sangaletti, E. Comini, I. Concina, F. Sevilla III, and G. Sberveglieri. Room temperature trimethylamine gas sensor based on aqueous dispersed graphene. AISEM Annual Conference XVIII, Trento, Italy (February 2015).
  • R. A. Ranola, J. Kalaw, and F. Sevilla III. Graphene / Nylon-6 Cheremiresistor Sensor for Trimethylamine Gas Sensing. Applied Mechanics and Materials. 492 (2014) 321-325.
  • J. E.P. Banal, R. A. Ranola, K. S. Santiago, and F. Sevilla III. Electronic Nose Based on Conducting Polymers for the Discrimination of Medicinal Plants. Applied Mechanics and Materials. 490-491 (2014) 1194-1198.
  • Francis G. Biñas and Fortunato Sevilla III. Molecularly Imprinted Potentiometric Sensor for Surfactant Based on Electrosynthesized Polyaniline. Acta Manilana 62 (2014) 61-67.
  • V. Sberveglieri, E. Ongo, M. Falasconi, I. Concina, A. Pulvirenti, F. Sevilla III.   Electronic Nose and Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry for the Philippine Civet Coffee Discrimination Sensors and Microsystems. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering. 268 (2014) 463-466 ,
  • J. B. Igat, D. B. Albano, and F. Sevilla III. Electronic Discrimination of Mint Plants Based on Quartz Crystal Microbalance Sensors. Academic Research International Part 1: Natural and Applied Sciences. 4 (2013) 1-9.
  • A.R. Salcedo and F. Sevilla III. Citrate-Capped Gold Nanoparticles as Colorimetric Reagent for Copper (II) Ions. Philippine Science Letters 6 (2013) 90-96.
  • J.H. Bergantin, Jr., D.R.T. Cleofe, F. Sevilla III. Microscale Experiments Using a Low-Cost Conductance Meter, In: Mei-Hung et al. (Eds.) Chemistry Education and Sustainability in the Global Age (Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Chemical Education). New York: Springer, 2013 (ISBN 978-94-007-4859-0)
  • E. Ongo, M. Falasconic, G. Sberveglieri, A. Antonelli, G. Montevecchi, V. Sberveglieri, I. Concina, F. Sevilla III.   Chemometric Discrimination of Philippine Civet Coffee Using Electronic Nose and Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry”. Procedia Engineering 47 ( 2012) 977.
  • J. Ibanez, R. Puente-Caballero, J. Torres-Pérez, D. Bustos, A. Carmona-Orbezo, and F. Sevilla III. “An inexpensive device for studying electrochromism”. Journal of Chemical Education 89 (2012) 1205.
  • K. J. Haygood, A. H. Toledo, R. A. G. Ranola, K. Santiago, and F. Sevilla III. “Chemiresistor electronic nose based on grahite composite for the detection of volatile organic compounds”. Acta Manilana (Philippines) 60 (2012 ) 43-48.
  • G. Korotcenkov, B. K. Cho, R. Narayanawamy, and F. Sevilla III. “Optical and Fiber-Optic Chemical Sensors”. In Chemical Sensors:Comprehensive Sensors Technology Volume 5: Electrochemical and Optical Sensors (Ed. Ghenadii Korotcenkov). Momentum Press, 2011.
  • T. M. Palaroan, K. Santiago, and F. Sevilla III. “Chemiresistor sensor for TMA based on PEDOT:PSS for the assessment of fish freshness”. Acta Manilana (Philippines) 59 (2011 ) 11-18.
  • L. Arenas, B. Ebarvia and F. Sevilla III. “Enantioselective piezoelectric quartz crystal sensor for d-methamphetamine based on a molecularly imprinted polymer”. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (Germany) 397 (2010) 3155-3159.
  • J. H. Bergantin Jr. and F. Sevilla III. “Quartz Crystal Microbalance Biosensor for Saxitoxin Based on Immobilized Sodium Channel Receptors”. Analytical Letters (USA) 43 (2010) 476-486.
  • S. Dulay, D. Albano, and F. Sevilla III. “Electronic Nose Based on Piezoelectric Quartz Crystal for Mango Fruit Quality Assessment”. KIMIKA (Philippines). 23 (2010) 1-8.
  • J. H. Berganitn Jr. and F. Sevilla III. “Quartz Crystal Microbalance Biosensor for Saxitoxin Based on Immobilized Sodium Channel Receptors”. Analytical Letters (USA) 43 (2010) 476-486.