Advincula Research Group

Materials Chemistry & Engineering

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

Honors, Professional Recognition, Leadership

  • Herman Mark Scholar Award, Poly. Chem. Div., American Chemical Society, 2013

  • Past Chair, Polymer Chemistry Division (ACS) 2015

  • Fellow, American Chemical Society (ACS) 2010

  • Fellow, Polymer Materials Science and Engineering (PMSE) Division 2011, ACS

  • Fellow, Polymer Chemistry Division 2011, ACS

  • World Economic Forum, Futures Council Member 2016

  • Editor, Reactive and Functional Polymers (Elsevier)

  • Editor, Macromolecular Research (Springer)

  • Editor, Polymers for Oil and Gas (starting 2015, Springer)

  • Associate Editor, Polymer Reviews (Taylor & Francis)

  • Regional Editor, Journal of Bioactive and Compatible Polymers (Sage)

  • ISI Knowledge Citation Summary from 1991-2016: H-index = 59,  450 citations / year, 30 citations / article, and 10,191 total citations.

  • Elected to National Institute of Health (NIH) College of CSR Reviewers, 2010

  • NSF Hybrid Flexible Electronics and Photonics Workshop, Invited 2010

  • National Academy of Science, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine, Keck Futures Initiative in Imaging Science, Invited Participant, 2010

  • Case School of Engineering, Development Award 2014

  • 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.

  • PhilDev Visiting Professor for Entrepreneurship, Philippines, 2014.

  • 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 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 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

  • Vice Chair, Polymer Chemistry Division, American Chemical Society (ACS) - Past Treasurer, Chair-Elect, Alternate Councilor.

  • Board of Trustee – Philippine Development Foundation (PhilDev)

  • Chair, Case School of Engineering Executive Council, CWRU 2014

  • Associate Chair and Graduate Chair, Department of Macromolecular Sci. and Eng.

  • NSF Science and Technology Center (STC), CLiPS Platform V Leader

  • Chair, University of Houston Research Council (2008-2009)

  • Visiting Professor, Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) 2009, 2010.

  • Visiting Professor, National Taiwan Univ.,National Chung Hsing Univ., Taiwan, 2010.

  • Visiting Professor, University of Paris, East Paris Institute of Chemistry and Materials Science - Institut de Chimie et des Matériaux Paris-Est 2009

  • Visiting Professor, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, 1999 and 2006.

  • Visiting Professor, Waseda University, Center of Excellence (COE) Program, Dec. 2007.

  • Visiting Professor, McGill University, CSACS, July 2006.

  • Visiting Professor, University of Montreal, CSACS, August 2006.Visiting Professor, National University of Singapore, Dept. of Chemistry, 2004 and 2006

  • Visiting Professor of Nanotechnology, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Department of Organic and Polymer Materials, 2003.

  • Visiting Professor of Venture Business Laboratory TUAT, VBL Program, 1997.

  • Visiting Professor, Adjunct Professor, University of the Philippines, Institute of Chemistry and Dept. of Chem. Eng. 2008 and 2009.

  • Visiting Professor, Adjunct Prof., University of Santo Thomas, Dept. of Chemistry, 2009.

  • NSF Molecular Electronics Workshop, Invited, 2007.

  • National Academy of Science, National Academy of Engineering, 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), Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Philippine American Asso. of Scientists and Engineers (PAASE).

  • 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, CEMRI, MRSEC, STC, MRI, MWN, IGERT, CAREER, SBIR, STTR, 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 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 Macro 2014, ISOME 2014, PPC 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.


  • 2012-Present: Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Cleveland, OH

  • 2014-Present: Professor (secondary appointment), Case Western Reserve University, Department of Biomedical Engineering

  • 2007-2011: Professor, University of Houston,Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemical Engineering, Houston, TX. 

  • 2005-2007: Associate Professor Joint Appointment, University of Houston, Department of Chemical Engineering, Houston, TX.

  • 2002-2007: Associate Professor, University of Houston, Department of Chemistry, Houston, TX.

  • 1997-2002: Assistant Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Chemistry, Birmingham, AL. Tri-Campus Materials Program Faculty and Adjunct Prof. with Department of Materials Eng. and Dept. of Biomedical Eng.

  • 1996-1997: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Stanford University, Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford, CA. Advisors: Curt Frank and Wolfgang Knoll.

  • 1996-1997: Visiting Researcher, Hewlett-Packard (Agilent Technologies) with Daniel Roitman and IBM, Almaden Research Center, with Bob Tweig

  • 1995-1996: Alexander Von Humboldt Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany. Advisor: Wolfgang Knoll. 1991 and 1993: Visiting

  • Scientist, Institut Charles Sadron and IPCMS- Group Materiaux Organique, with Jacques LeMoigne, CNRS, Strasbourg, France.

  • 1989-1993: Teaching Assistant, University of Florida, Department of Chemistry.

  • 1987-1989: Instructor I, University of the Philippines, Institute of Chemistry.


Case Western Reserve University
Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering

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Cleveland, Ohio 44106

E-mail: rca41@case.edu

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