Personal information and scientific background
Monissa Paderes was born and raised in the Philippines. After getting her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at University of the Philippines, Diliman, she pursued graduate studies. She obtained her MS degree in Chemistry at University of South Carolina in Columbia working on self-assembled bis-urea macrocycles. In 2012, she obtained her doctorate degree at State University of New York, Buffalo. Her work includes developing methods on the synthesis of nitrogen heterocycles via copper catalysis and understanding the mechanism involved in the transformation. Before being part of ISSFLOW team, she was a Research Fellow at National University of Singapore working on the enantioselective alkylation of oxindoles via organocatalysis.
Her field of expertise includes synthetic organic chemistry, polymer chemistry and supramolecular chemistry. She considered herself as a highly motivated, meticulous and focused researcher.
Role in the project
As an ISSFLOW team member, she designed and synthesized a library of functionalized polymers as rheology modifier for hydrophobic and hydrophilic systems.