Lucille V. Abad
Philippine Career Scientist, Supervising Science Research Specialist
Expertise: Nuclear Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Nanomaterials, Biomaterials, Polymer Processing, Biopolymers, Plastics, Crosslinking, Polymer Technology, Natural Fibers, Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC), Carbohydrate Polymers, Grafting, Bioplastics, Gelation, Thermal Properties, Biodegradable Polymers, Material Characterization, Mechanical Properties, Thin Films and Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials, Polymeric Materials, Polymerization, Thermal Analysis, Polymer Synthesis, Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Thermogravimetry (TGA), Polymeric Biomaterials, Optimization in Formulation Development
Dr. Lucille V. Abad is a radiation chemist, specializing in radiation chemistry and processing of polymers.
She has been a lead country and national project coordinator of IAEA regional projects on subjects related to radiation crosslinking, degradation and grafting of polymers for health, agricultural and industrial applications.
She also undertakes researches on radiation processing, as program or project leader, within the country.
She is a Career Scientist, currently heads the Chemistry Research Section, and the Officer-in-charge of the Atomic Research Division of the PNRI.