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Lucille V. Abad

Philippine Career Scientist, Supervising Science Research Specialist

Expertise: Polymer Chemistry, Nanomaterials, Nuclear Chemistry, Biomaterials, Carbohydrate Polymers, Polymer Processing, Biopolymers, Plastics, Crosslinking, Polymer Technology, Natural Fibers, Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC), Polymeric Biomaterials, Grafting, Bioplastics, Gelation, Optimization in Formulation Development, Thermal Properties, Biodegradable Polymers, Thermogravimetry (TGA), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Polymer Synthesis, Thermal Analysis, Polymerization, Polymeric Materials, Advanced Materials, Thin Films and Nanotechnology, Mechanical Properties, Material Characterization

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.