SANTIAGO, Karen S.

SANTIAGO, Karen S.

Academic Qualifications

Research Highlights

Research Interests

Academic Qualifications

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 2011
  • Sandwich Program, University of Wollongong – Australia, 2009
  • Master of Science in Chemistry, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines
  • Certificate in Teaching, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 2013

Eligibility

  • Registered Chemist
  • Licensed Professional Teacher

Research Highlights

  • Chemiresistive electronic nose for differentiation of (a) medicinal plants, and (b) Philippine coffee beans
  • Potentiometric electronic tongue for environmental monitoring
  • Nanomaterials-based gas sensors for clinical (e.g., breath sensors), and environmental monitoring
  • Controlled release materials

Research Interests

SMART POLYMER SYSTEMS AS SENSORS AND ACTUATORS

This research area focuses on the synthesis, and engineering of polymer materials to come up with platforms that may be used as sensors and actuators. The properties of these smart polymers are often improved by incorporation of materials in nanostate dimensions. Current specific applications include olfactory and taste sensing, and controlling of drug and fertilizer release.

Courses Handled

Major Recognitions

Professional Activities

Courses Handled

   

Major Recognitions

  • Project Leader, Manila Economic and Cultural Office-Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office (MECO-TECO)-assisted project on the synthesis, characterization, and gas sensing property of novel nanomaterials (on-going)
  • Project leader, Commission on Higher Education-Philippine Research Network-assisted project on headspace discrimination of Pandanus Species using CP-based electronic nose, FTIR Spectroscopy, and GC-MS (2013)
  • JSPS HOPE Fellow, March 2016
  • Leaders in Innovation Fellowship (March 2020-present)

Professional Activities

  • Reviewer, Polymers for Advanced Technologies, Spectrochimica Acta, Talanta
  • Associate Director, University of Santo Tomas – Office of International Relations and Programs (2014-present)
  • ChairpersonUniversity of Santo Tomas Department of Chemistry, College of Science (2011-2014)

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

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