Dr. Lorena Rios Mendoza - Assistant Professor Chemistry - Natural Sciences Department - UW-Superior

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 2015

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 9/4/15 11:45 AM.

Fall Semester 2015
Class Nbr.Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsClass Sect.CreditsBldg.RoomDaysTimeSeats Open
CHEM - ChemistryTop of Page
2130CHEM 100Our Chemical Environment
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All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit.
0012.00 SWEN1013MW1:00PM- 1:50PM2 of 50
2133CHEM 105General Chemistry I Lab
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5010.00 BARS0310T9:00AM- 11:50AM0 of 20
This class is closed for enrollment.
2134CHEM 105General Chemistry I Lab
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5020.00 BARS0310T1:00PM- 3:50PM0 of 20
This class is closed for enrollment.
2135CHEM 105General Chemistry I Lab
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5030.00 BARS0310Th1:00PM- 3:50PM1 of 20
2537CHEM 481Special Topics
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Instructor Consent Required
0011.00 - 6.00 ARR0 of 1
All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit.
This class is closed for enrollment.
2145CHEM 491Senior Research
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Instructor Consent Required
0021.00 - 4.00 ARR5 of 5
All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit.
2148CHEM 496Senior Paper
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Instructor Consent Required
0021.00 ARR5 of 5
All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit.
2151CHEM 497Senior Seminar In Chemistry
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Instructor Consent Required
0021.00 ARR5 of 5
All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit.

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 9/4/15 11:45 AM.

UW-Superior Schedule of Classes for Rios Mendoza, Lorena M
Summer Session 2015

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 9/4/15 11:45 AM.

Summer Session 2015
Class Nbr.Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsClass Sect.CreditsBldg.RoomDaysTimeSeats Open
CHEM - ChemistryTop of Page
1326CHEM 381Intermediate Topics
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5/26/15 - 8/7/15
K0011.00 - 3.00 ARR0 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.
1327CHEM 481Special Topics
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5/26/15 - 8/7/15
K0011.00 - 6.00 ARR0 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.

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 9/4/15 11:45 AM.

UW-Superior Schedule of Classes for Rios Mendoza, Lorena M
Spring Semester 2015

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 9/4/15 11:45 AM.

Spring Semester 2015
Class Nbr.Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsClass Sect.CreditsBldg.RoomDaysTimeSeats Open
CHEM - ChemistryTop of Page
2690CHEM 106General Chemistry II
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All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit
1014.00 SWEN1013MWF10:00AM- 10:50AM6 of 44
3156CHEM 181Introductory Topics
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Instructor Consent Required
0013.00 MWF10:00AM- 10:50AM0 of 1
All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit
This class is closed for enrollment.
2912CHEM 365Descript Inorganic Chemistry
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All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit
0013.00 BARS0210MWF11:00AM- 11:50AM5 of 15
2704CHEM 375Instrumental Analysis Lecture
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All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit
0013.00 SWEN2015MWF2:00PM- 2:50PM8 of 15
2705CHEM 376Instrumental Analysis Lab
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All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit
0012.00 BARS0314Th8:00AM- 11:50AM8 of 15
2708CHEM 491Senior Research
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Instructor Consent Required
0031.00 - 4.00 ARR4 of 5
All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit
2712CHEM 496Senior Paper
View Books for this Class
Instructor Consent Required
0031.00 ARR5 of 5
All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit
2716CHEM 497Senior Seminar In Chemistry
View Books for this Class
Instructor Consent Required
0031.00 ARR6 of 6
All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 9/4/15 11:45 AM.


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