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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.

Affiliation

Supervising Science Research Specialist, DOST - Philippine Nuclear Research Institute, Diliman, Quezon City

Award

    • First Prize, for the Radiation dose indicator, Likha Awards (Creative Research - Government in the Health, Education and Environment Category), 2002
    • Dangal ng Bayan, Honor Awards Program, Civil Service Commission, 2011

Papers Presented

    • Characterization of Radiation Modified K-Carageenan Oligomers for Bio-based Materials Development, 26th Philippine Chemistry Congress, Waterfront Hotel, Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines
    • Radiation-modified natural polymers for biomedical applications, DOST-JSPS workshop on materials and polymer chemistry; Subic Bay - Olongapo, Zambales, Philippines

Education

    • University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Master of Science in Chemistry, 1993

Publication

    • Deocaris, C.C., Abad, L.V., Enriquez, E.P., De Guzman, Z.M., Aliganga, A.A., Tangonan, M.B., Tolentino, M.M., Ignacio, L.V., & Deocaris, C.C., (2005) Radiolytic damage to freeze-dried human amniotic membrane
    • Philippine Journal of Science Volume 134, No. 1
    • Relleve, L., Dela Rosa, A., Abad, L., Aranilla, C., & Aliganga, A.K., (2001) Biological activities of radiation degraded carrageenan
    • Proceedings of the Takasaki Symposium on Radiation Processing of Natural Polymers, Takasaki, Japan
    • Dela Rosa, A.M., Abad, L.V., Relleve, L.S., Charito, A.T., & Pascual, C.L., (1998) Radiation-modified natural polymers for biomedical applications
    • Advanced polymers for the 21st century Volume 30, No. 21
    • Abad, L.V., Relleve, L.S., Aranilla, C.T., Aliganga, A.K., San Diego, C.M., & Dela Rosa, A.M., (2002) Natural antioxidants for radiation vulcanization of natural rubber latex
    • Polymer Degradation and Stability Volume 76, No. 2
    • Abad, L.V., Relleve, L.S., Aranilla, C.T., & Dela Rosa, A.M., (2003) Properties of radiation synthesized PVP-kappa carrageenan hydrogel blends
    • Radiation Physics and Chemistry Volume 68, No. 5
    • Abad, L.V., Nasimova, I.R., Relleve, L.S., Aranilla, C.T., Dela Rosa, A.M., & Shibayama, M., (2004) Dynamic light scattering studies of irradiated kappa carrageenan
    • International Journal of Biological Macromolecules Volume 34, No. 1-2
    • Relleve, L., Nagasawa, N., Quang, L.L., Yagi, T., Aranilla, C.T., Abad, L.V., Kume, T., Yoshii, F., & Dela Rosa, A.M., (2005) Degradation of carrageenan by radiation
    • Polymer Degradation and Stability Volume 87, No. 3
    • Abad, L., Okabe, S., Shibayama, M., Kudo, H., Saiki, S., Aranilla, C., Relleve, L., & Dela Rosa, A., (2008) Comparative studies on the conformational change and aggregation behavior of irradiated carrageenans and agar by dynamic light scattering
    • International Journal of Biological Macromolecules Volume 42, No. 1
    • Abad, L.V., Kudo, H., Saiki, S., Nagasawa, N., Tamada, M., Katsumura, Y., Aranilla, C.T., Relleve, L.S., & Dela Rosa, A.M., (2009) Radiation degradation studies of carrageenans
    • Carbohydrate Polymers Volume 78, No. 1
    • Abad, L.V., Kudo, H., Saiki, S., Nagasawa, N., Tamada, M., Fu, H., Muroya, Y., Lin, M., Katsmura, Y., Relleve, L.S., Aranilla, C.T., & Dela Rosa, A.M., (2010) Radiolysis studies of aqueous κ-carrageenan
    • Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B Volume 268, No. 10
    • Racadio, C.D.T., Aranilla, C.T., Feliciano, C.P., Lim, W.G., Relleve, L.S., Cruz, V.R.C., & Abad, L.V., (2011) Factors affecting the bioburden level of PVP-Carrageenan hydrogels
    • Philippine Nuclear Journal Volume 16
    • Abad, L.V., Relleve, L.S., Racadio, C.D., Aranilla, C.T., & Dela Rosa, A.M., (2013) Antioxidant activity potential of gamma irradiated carrageenan
    • Applied radiation and isotopes Volume 79C
    • Abad, L.V., Aranilla, C.T., Relleve, L.S., & Dela Rosa, A.M., (2014) Emerging applications of radiation-modified carrageenans
    • Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B Volume 336
    • Relleve, L., & Abad, L., (2015) Characterization and antioxidant properties of alcoholic extracts from gamma irradiated κ-carrageenan
    • Radiation Physics and Chemistry Volume 112
    • Sen, M., Quoc Hien, N., Van Phu, D., Quang Luan, L., Zaman, K., Abad, L.V., Relleve, L.S., Aranilla, C.T., Racadio, C.D.T., Dela Rosa, A.M., Tahtat, D., Mahlous, M., Benamer, S., & Nacer Khodja, A., (2016) Antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of oligosaccharides
    • In: Chapter 9, The Radiation Chemistry of Polysaccharides. International Atomic Energy Agency Volume 48, No. 8
    • Abad, L.V., Aurigue, F.B., Relleve, L.S., Montefalcon, D.R.V., & Lopez, G.E.P., (2016) Characterization of low molecular weight fragments from gamma irradiated κ-carrageenan used as plant growth promoter
    • Radiation Physics and Chemistry Volume 118
    • Barba, B.J.D., Aranilla, C.T., Relleve, L.S., Cruz, V.R.C., Vista, J.R., & Abad, L.V., (2017) Hemostatic granules and dressing prepared from formulations of carboxymethyl cellulose, kappa-carrageenan and polyethylene oxide crosslinked by gamma radiation
    • Radiation Physics and Chemistry
    • Abad, L.V., Nasimova, I.R., Aranilla, C.T., & Shibayama, M., (2005) Light scattering studies of irradiated κ- And ι-carrageenan
    • Radiation Physics and Chemistry Volume 73, No. 1
    • Abad, L., Okabe, S., Koizumi, S., & Shibayama, M., (2006) Small-angle neutron scattering study on irradiated kappa carrageenan
    • Physica B Physics of Condensed Matter Volume 381, No. 1-2
    • Abad, L.V., Saiki, S., Kudo, H., Muroya, Y., Katsumura, Y., & Dela Rosa, A.M., (2007) Rate constants of reactions of κ-carrageenan with hydrated electron and hydroxyl radical
    • Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B Volume 265, No. 1
    • Abad, L.V., Saiki, S., Nagasawa, N., Kudo, H., Katsumura, Y., & Dela Rosa, A.M., (2011) NMR analysis of fractionated irradiated κ-carrageenan oligomers as plant growth promoter
    • Radiation Physics and Chemistry Volume 80, No. 9
    • Madrid, J.F., Nuesca, G., & Abad, L.V., (2013) Gamma radiation-induced grafting of glycidyl methacrylate (GMA) onto water hyacinth fibers
    • Radiation Physics and Chemistry Volume 85
    • Rañada, M.L., Akbulut, M., Abad, L.V., & Güven, O., (2014) Molecularly imprinted poly(N-vinyl imidazole) based polymers grafted onto nonwoven fabrics for recognition/removal of phloretic acid
    • Radiation Physics and Chemistry Volume 94
    • Madrid, J.F., Nuesca, G., & Abad, L.V., (2014) Amine functionalized radiation-induced grafted water hyacinth fibers for Pb2+, Cu2+ and Cr3+ uptake
    • Radiation Physics and Chemistry Volume 97
    • Abad, L.V., Aranilla, C.T., Magsino, G.L., & Asis, C.A., (2014) Roadmap towards registration and technology transfer of radiation processed plant growth promoters/ellicitors: The Philippine experience
    • Roadmap Towards Registration and Technology Transfer of Radiation Processed Plant Growth Promoters/Elicitors: The Philippine Experience. Chapter 15 (IAEA-TECDOC--1745). International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
    • Barba, B.J.D., Tranquilan-Aranilla, C., & Abad, L.V., (2015) Hemostatic potential of natural/synthetic polymer based hydrogels crosslinked by gamma radiation
    • Radiation Physics and Chemistry  Volume 118
    • Dupio, M.G.B., Nunez, G.M., Abad, L.V., Aranilla, C.T., & Magdaluyo, E.R., (2015) Synthesis and Characterization of Poly(Glycerol Sebacate)-co-Lactic Acid via Gamma Irradiation
    • Advanced Materials Research Volume 1098
    • Madrid, J.F., & Abad, L.V., (2015) Modification of Microcrystalline Cellulose by Gamma Radiation-Induced Grafting
    • Radiation Physics and Chemistry
    • Madrid, J.F., Barsbay, M., Abad, L.V., & Güven, O., (2016) Grafting of N,N-dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate from PE/PP nonwoven fabric via radiation-induced RAFT polymerization and quaternization of the grafts
    • Radiation Physics and Chemistry
    • Tranquilan-Aranilla, C., Barba, B.J.D., Vista, J.R.M., & Abad, L.V., (2016) Hemostatic efficacy evaluation of radiation crosslinked carboxymethyl kappa-carrageenan and chitosan with varying degrees of substitution
    • Radiation Physics and Chemistry Volume 124
    • Abad, L.V., Al-Assaf, S., Coqueret, X., Duarte, C., Kume, T., Lacroix, M., Zaman, K., Sáfrány, A., Sen, M., Tahtat, D., & Ulanski, P., (2016) The Radiation Chemistry of Polysaccharides
    • International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna
    • Abad, L.V., Dean, G.F.O., Magsino, G.L., Dela Cruz, R.M.M., Tecson, M.G., Abella, M.E.S., & Hizon, M.G.S., (2017) Semi-commercial Scale Production of Carrageenan Plant Growth Promoter by E-beam Technology
    • Radiation Physics and Chemistry
    • Aranilla, C.T., Castanos, I.D.V., Quirit, L.L., Relleve, L.S., & Abad, L.V., (2013) Synthesis of Kappa-carrageenan oligomers via synergistic action of gamma radiation and hydrogen peroxide
    • Philippines Nuclear Journal