Natural Sciences Department

Faculty and Staff Details

Dr. Lorena Rios Mendoza Download Lorena's VCard

Assistant Professor
Chemistry

ph. 715-394-8205
office. Barstow 311A
Natural Sciences Department - UW-Superior

Education

  • PhD University of Baja California, Mexico 2001
  • MS University of Baja California, Mexico 1994
  • BS University National Autonomous of Mexico, Mexico 1989

Courses

CHEM - 205 Quantitative Analysis Lecture
CHEM - 206 Quantitative Analysis Lab
CHEM - 100 Our Chemical Environment
CHEM - 105 General Chemistry I Lab
CHEM - 106 General Chemistry II Lecture
CHEM - 106 General Chemistry II Lab
CHEM - 300 Chemistry of Natural Waters
CHEM - 300 Chemistry of Natural Waters Lab
CHEM - 375 Instrumental Analysis Lecture
CHEM - 376 Instrumental Analysis Lab
CHEM - 481 Special Topics
CHEM - 491 Senior Research
CHEM - 497 Senior Seminar in Chemistry
FYS-107 First Year Seminar-Science/Lab. NCIS: Forensic Sciences

Role as Faculty

Teaching brings me a profound satisfaction and experience. My goal is to help students have a basis for solving complex problems in chemistry, and to teach critical thinking. In chemistry courses, laboratories are essentials; however, many students feel afraid to experiment. In my lab courses I always encourage students to learn from their mistakes and feel confident experimenting.

Research Interests

Environmental chemistry pollution. Emerging micropollutant as synthetic microplastics debris in the oceans and the Great Lakes environments. My research includes extraction, identification, and quantification of persistent organic pollutants, POPs, in sediments, tissues, water and plastic debris. I found several POPs adsorbed on plastic debris such as PCBs, PAHs, and organochlorinated pesticides that may have negative effect on hormones of the organisms that are ingesting these plastic particles. To understand this effect, I am studying estrogen receptors using computer models and the Quantum Chemical Theory to calculate the interaction between POPs and the hormone receptors. Currently, I am working on the analysis of microplastics collected from the Great Lakes.

Research Opportunities for Students

  • Analysis of Persistent Organic Pollutants adsorbed onto microplastic fragments
  • Analysis of microbeads from cosmetic products
  • Development of microanalysis of POPs
  • Development of methodology to analysis of micropollutants on freshwater
  • Microplastics ingested by fish
  • Development of methodology to microplastics analysis from sediments

Publications

Presentations

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UW-Superior Schedule of Classes for Rios Mendoza, Lorena M
Fall Semester 2014

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 8/27/14 11:45 AM.

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Fall Semester 2014
Class Nbr.Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsClass Sect.CreditsBldg.RoomDaysTimeInstructorSeats Open
CHEM - ChemistryTop of Page
2786CHEM 100Our Chemical Environment
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All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit
0022.00 SWEN1055MW2:00PM- 2:50PMRios Mendoza, Lorena M10 of 45
2600CHEM 205Quant Analysis Lecture
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All Natural Science classes will be asessed a program fee of $12 per credit
0013.00 BARS0210MWF11:00AM- 11:50AMRios Mendoza, Lorena M11 of 20
2601CHEM 206Quantitative Analysis Lab
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All Natural Science classes will be asessed a program fee of $12 per credit
0012.00 BARS0314Th8:00AM- 11:50AMRios Mendoza, Lorena M12 of 20
2793CHEM 281Selected Topics
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Lake Superior Caffeine
0011.00 ARRRios Mendoza, Lorena M0 of 1
Instructor Consent Required
All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit
This class is closed for enrollment.
2609CHEM 491Senior Research
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Instructor Consent Required
0031.00 - 4.00 ARRRios Mendoza, Lorena M4 of 5
All Natural Science classes will be asessed a program fee of $12 per credit
2613CHEM 496Senior Paper
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Instructor Consent Required
0031.00 ARRRios Mendoza, Lorena M5 of 5
All Natural Science classes will be asessed a program fee of $12 per credit
2617CHEM 497Senior Seminar In Chemistry
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Instructor Consent Required
0031.00 ARRRios Mendoza, Lorena M6 of 6
All Natural Science classes will be asessed a program fee of $12 per credit
FYS - First Year SeminarTop of Page
2782FYS 107First-Year Seminar-Science/Lab
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NCIS: Forensic Science
1014.00 SWEN3005MWF10:00AM- 10:50AMRios Mendoza, Lorena M0 of 16
All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit
This class is closed for enrollment.
2783FYS 107First-Year Seminar-Science/Lab Lab
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5010.00 BARS0314T9:00AM- 10:50AMRios Mendoza, Lorena M0 of 16
This class is closed for enrollment.

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 8/27/14 11:45 AM.

UW-Superior Schedule of Classes for Rios Mendoza, Lorena M

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 8/27/14 11:45 AM.

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 8/27/14 11:45 AM.

UW-Superior Schedule of Classes for Rios Mendoza, Lorena M
Spring Semester 2014

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 8/27/14 11:45 AM.

Spring Semester 2014
Class Nbr.Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsClass Sect.CreditsBldg.RoomDaysTimeInstructorSeats Open
CHEM - ChemistryTop of Page
2148CHEM 106General Chemistry II
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All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit
1014.00 SWEN1054MWF10:00AM- 10:50AMRios Mendoza, Lorena M0 of 40
This class is closed for enrollment.
2149CHEM 106General Chemistry II Lab
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All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit
5010.00 BARS0310T9:00AM- 11:50AMRios Mendoza, Lorena M0 of 20
This class is closed for enrollment.
2150CHEM 106General Chemistry II Lab
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5020.00 BARS0310T1:00PM- 3:50PMRios Mendoza, Lorena M0 of 20
This class is closed for enrollment.
2774CHEM 491Senior Research
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Metals Analysis
0021.00 - 4.00 ARRRios Mendoza, Lorena M4 of 5
Instructor Consent Required
All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit
2775CHEM 491Senior Research
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Instructor Consent Required
0031.00 - 4.00 ARRRios Mendoza, Lorena M3 of 5
All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit
2771CHEM 497Senior Seminar In Chemistry
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Instructor Consent Required
0031.00 ARRRios Mendoza, Lorena M4 of 5
All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 8/27/14 11:45 AM.


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