Dr. Lorena Rios Mendoza Download Lorena's VCard

Associate 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

UW-Superior Schedule of Classes for Rios Mendoza, Lorena M
Spring Semester 2016

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 2/6/16 1:30 AM.

Spring Semester 2016
Class Nbr.Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsClass Sect.CreditsBldg.RoomDaysTimeSeats Open
CHEM - Chemistry
2048CHEM 106General Chemistry II
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All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit.
101 4.00  SWEN 1055 MWF 10:00AM- 10:50AM 7 of 44
  
All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit.
2049CHEM 106General Chemistry II Lab
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501 0.00  BARS 0310 9:00AM- 11:50AM 3 of 20
2050CHEM 106General Chemistry II Lab
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This class is closed for enrollment.
502 0.00  BARS 0310 1:00PM- 3:50PM 0 of 15
  
This class is closed for enrollment.
2336CHEM 181Introductory Topics
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All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit.
001 1.00  BARS 0108 2:00PM- 2:50PM 14 of 30
  
All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit.
2051CHEM 300Chemistry Of Natural Waters
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All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit.
101 3.00  BARS 0210 MW 8:00AM- 8:50AM 13 of 20
  
All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit.
2052CHEM 300Chemistry Of Natural Waters Lab
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501 0.00  BARS 0314 Th 10:00AM- 12:50PM 13 of 20
2446CHEM 481Special Topics
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Instructor Consent Required
All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit
This class is closed for enrollment.
002 1.00     ARR 0 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.
2088CHEM 491Senior Research
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Instructor Consent Required
All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit.
002 1.00 - 4.00     ARR 5 of 5
  
Instructor Consent Required
All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit.
2097CHEM 496Senior Paper
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Instructor Consent Required
All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit.
002 1.00     ARR 5 of 5
  
Instructor Consent Required
All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit.
2100CHEM 497Senior Seminar In Chemistry
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Instructor Consent Required
All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit.
002 1.00     ARR 5 of 6
  
Instructor Consent Required
All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit.

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 2/6/16 1:30 AM.