POLYMER

Advincula Research Group

Materials Chemistry & Engineering

E-mail:  rca41@case.edu [phone: 216-368-4566]

Advincula Awards, Recognition, and Leadership


Past-Chair, Polymer Chemistry Division, American Chemical Society (ACS) 2015
Herman Mark Scholar Award, Poly. Chem. Div., American Chemical Society, 2013
Fellow, American Chemical Society (ACS) 2010
Fellow, Polymer Materials Science and Engineering (PMSE) Division 2011, ACS
Fellow, Polymer Chemistry Division 2011, ACS
Editor, Reactive and Functional Polymers (Elsevier)
Editorial Board Member, Macromolecular Research (Springer)
Associate Editor, Polymer Reviews (Taylor & Francis) (2014-2016)
Regional Editor, Journal of Bioactive and Compatible Polymers (Sage)
ISI Knowledge Citation Summary 1991-2016: H-index = 59, 
 450 citations / year, 30 citations / article, and 10,191 total citations.
World Economic Forum, Council Member, Global Future Council, 2016.
NSF, Biomaterials: Tools and Foundry Workshop, Organizer and Leader, Arlington, VA 2016.
Chair, Nanotechnology and Corrosion TEG 474X Technical Committee of NACE, 2016
Member, NAKFI Imaging Science Report Review Committee, Keck Foundation and National Academies (NAS, NAE, IM) 2016
IUPAC Division 4 (Polymer) Council, Member (elected) 2015
Elected to National Institute of Health (NIH) College of CSR Reviewers, 2010
NSF Hybrid Flexible Electronics and Photonics Workshop, Invited 2010
Nat. Acad. Sci.,  Nat. Acad. Eng. and Institute of Medicine, Keck Futures Initiative in Imaging Science, Invited Participant, 2010
Excellence in Science and Technology Award, Philippine Dev-USA Foundation, 2010
Koh Science Award, Philippine-American Academy of Scientists and Engineers, 2010
Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award, University of Houston, 2009
Balik Scientist Awardee, Dept. of Science and Technology (DOST) Philippines 2009
Engineering Research and Development Technology (ERDT) Fellow, Philippines, 2008.
Technical Focus Lecturer Award, American Coatings Association (FSCT), ICE 2007.
Research Excellence and Scholarship Award, University of Houston, 2007.
Arthur Doolittle Award, American Chemical Society, PMSE Division, 2003.
NSF-CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 1999.
Alexander Von Humboldt Research Fellow, Germany, 1995.
Intel Science Award Finalist Mentor, 2007
UPAA Outstanding Alumni Award, 2013
Advincula Asteroid 23017 named by the MIT, Lincoln Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid Program for Intel Finalist Mentorship.  
Researcher of the Year 2009 Honorable Mention, Bioscience Technology Magazine
European Physical Journal – Invited Colloquium Paper 2011
Editorial Advisory Board, Macromolecules (2007-2009)
Editorial Advisory Board, Chemistry of Materials (2007-2012)
Editorial Advisory Board, ACS Applied 
Materials and Interfaces (2010-2012)
Editorial Advisory Board, Polymers for Advanced Technologies (PAT)
Editorial Board, Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Editorial Board, Macromolecular Rapid Communications
Editorial Board, Macromolecular 
Physics and Chemistry
President – 
Philippine American Academy of Scientist and Engineers (PAASE) 2012 and Board of Directors 2015-2017
Board of Trustee – Philippine Development Foundation (PhilDev) since 2011
Chair, Case School of Engineering Executive Council, CWRU 2014
Associate Chair and Graduate Chair, Dept. of Macromol. Sci. and Eng. (2012-2014)
Case School of Engineering, Development Award 2014
Engineers Without Borders (EWB), CWRU Chapter, Special Adviser 2013, 2016
NSF Science and Technology Center (STC), 
CLiPS Platform V Leader
Chair, University of Houston Research Council (2008-2009)
Visiting Professor, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand 2016
Visiting Professor, Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), Austria 2009, 2010.
Visiting Professor, National Taiwan Univ., National Chung Hsing Univ., Taiwan, 2010.
Visiting Professor, University of Paris, Insti. of Chem. and Mat. Sci.- Institut de Chimie et des Matériaux Paris-Est, France 2009
Visiting Professor, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany 1999 and 2006.
Visiting Professor, Waseda University, Center of Excellence (COE) Program, Dec. 2007.
Visiting Professor, McGill University, CSACS, Canada, July 2006.
Visiting Professor, University of Montreal, CSACS, Canada, August 2006.
Visiting Professor, National University of Singapore, Dept. of Chemistry, 2004 and 2006
Visiting Professor of Nanotechnology, Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture and Tech. (TUAT), Organic and Polymer Materials, Japan, 2003.
Visiting Professor of Venture Business Laboratory TUAT, VBL Program, Japan, 1997.
Visiting Professor, Adjunct Professor, University of the Philippines, Institute of Chemistry and Dept. of Chem. Eng. 
Visiting Professor, Adjunct Prof., University of Santo Thomas, Dept. of Chemistry, 2009.
NSF Molecular Electronics Workshop, Invited, 2007.
Nat. Acad. Sci.,  Nat. Acad. Eng. and Institute of Medicine, Keck Futures Nanoscience Initiative, Invited, 2004.
NSF Materials Chemistry Workshop, Invited, 2002.
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, elected, April 1995.
University National Scholarship, NSTA, Philippines B.S. in Chemistry, 1983.
ACS Colloids Division, Best poster award 3 times, 2005, 2010 (co-author).
SPE, Polyolefins Conference, Houston, Best poster award 2009 (co-author).
Chair, Alabama local Section, American Chemical Society (ACS) (2001).


Membership: American Chemical Society (ACS), Materials Research Society (MRS), American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), National Assoc, of Corrosion Engineers (NACE),Philippine American
Asso. of Scientists and Engineers (PAASE), Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE), Society of Petroleum Engineers, Society of Protec Coatings SSPC.
Nominated
to the American Chemical Society’s Carl Marvel Creativity Award and Stanley Israel Award; and Welch Foundation’s Norman Hackerman Award.

Grant Peer-Reviewer and Panelist: National Science Foundation (NSF) - Materials, Chemistry, Engineering, EPM, BIOMAT,CEMRI, MRSEC, STC, MRI, MWN, IGERT, CAREER, SBIR, STTR, National Academy of Sciences (NAKFI), National Institute of Health (NIH) – Nano Panel, SBIR Panel, Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Defense (DOD), ACS-PRF, Department of State, KAUST.


Journal Peer Reviewer: 54 peer-reviewed Journal Titles, Nature, Nature Materials, JACS, Advanced Materials, Macromolecules, Chemistry of Materials, Langmuir, J. Phys. Chem., Nanoletters, Macrom. Rapid Comm., ACS Nano.


Plenary, keynote, invited, workshop speaker, and symposia organizer to international, national, and topical conferences on polymers, nanoscience, display devices, electronic materials, interfacial science, coatings, etc.: ACS, MRS, APS, IUPAC PSK-40 (2016), IUPAC Macro 2014, PPC14, Pacifichem 2015, Chemistry: Oil & Gas 2014, 2015, Advanced Coatings 2015, 2016, Coatings Tech (2015), Waterborne Symposium (2015), ISOME 2014, PPC13 (2013), Polymer Zing Conference 2012, NanoKorea 2012, SDDM 2012, ICAE 2011, ME&D 2011, Smart Coatings 2011, Pacifichem 2010, Nano-Coatings 2010, MVS 2010, ICSM 2010, RSCE 2009,
EMAPP 2009, PAT 2009, Particles 2009, Nanotech 2009, PCC 2009, Smart Coatings 2009, GRC Polymer West 2009, IUPAC Macro 2008, NanoKorea 2007, Pacifichem 2005, US-Japan POLYMAT 2008, IDC-NICE 2008, Polycom 2008, Stimuli-Responsive Polymers 2009, IDS6 2009, UP-SCAN 2009, Macromex 2008, JBST-Metrology 2008, Hybrid-Organic Inorganic Polymers 2008, Smart Coatings 2008, Eurasia 2008, ICMAT 2007, PAT 2007.

Group Awards


  • 1. Rigoberto C. Advincula – Arthur Doolittle Award, PMSE Division, ACS (2003)
  • 2. Amado Guloy - Sigma Xi Best Poster Award (undergrad), UCLA Conference (2003)
  • 3. Arthur Rogers - Sigma Xi Best Poster Award (undergrad), UH Conference (2005)
  • 4. Arthur Rogers and Derek Patton - ACS Colloids Division, Best Poster Award, 
  •                                   227thACS National Meeting, first runner up (2005)
  • 5. Risheng Xu - Best Poster UTMB,19th Annual Undergrad. Research  Symp. (2005)
  • 6. Jason Locklin - Dow ChemicalFellowship- Outstanding 4th Year Student (2004)
  • 7. Jason Locklin  - Cullen Fellowship- Outstanding Graduate TA (2003)
  • 8. Prasad Taranekar - Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research ACS Award (2006)
  • 9. Prasad Taranekar - Dow Chemical Fellowship- Outstanding 4th Year Student (2005)
  • 10. Derek Patton - Pennzoil Graduate Fellowship- Outstanding 5th Year Student  (2005)
  • 11. Derek Patton - Sigma Xi Best Poster Award (Graduate), UH Conference (2005)
  • 12. Derek Patton - Sigma Xi Graduate Research Achievement Award, UH  (2006)
  • 13. Suxiang Deng - Pennzoil Graduate Fellowship- Outstanding 5th Year Student (2006)
  • 14. Yieu Chyan – Siemens Science Competition Regional-finalist (2006)
  • 15. Yieu Chyan – Intel Science Talent Search-finalist (2007)
  • 16. Clayton Ayres – Siemens Science Competition Semi- finalist (2006)
  • 17. Yushin Park – Best Organic Teaching Assistant, University of Houston (2007)
  • 18. Ramakrishna Ponnapati – Best Organic Teaching Assistant, UH (2007)
  • 19. Tim Fulghum – Best 4th Year Graduate Student, UH (2007)
  • 20. Rigoberto Advincula – Research Excellence Award, UH (2007)
  • 21. Lalithya Jayarathne – Best Organic Teaching Assistant, UH (2008)
  • 22. Jin Young Park – Dow Chemical Outstanding Graduate Student, UH (2009)
  • 23. Ma Celeste Tria - Best Organic Teaching Assistant, UH (2009)
  • 24. Ma Celeste Tria - Best Speaker in Org. Chem. Division Seminar, UH  (2008)
  • 25. Mary Jane Felipe -Best Poster (2nd place), Polyolefins Conference (SPE) (2009)
  • 26. Mary Jane Felipe - Best Speaker, Organic Chemistry Division Seminar, UH (2009)
  • 27. Mary Jane Felipe - TMPF DivisionAward, SPE Polyolefins Conference (2010)
  • 28. Rigoberto Advincula –Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring, UH (2010)
  • 29. Roderick Pernites - ACS Colloids Div., Best Poster Award, 240thACS Mtg. (2010)
  • 30. Nicel Estillore - ACS Colloids Div., Best Poster Award, 240thACS Mtg. (2010)