Lorico Delos Santos Lapitan Jr.


Lorico DS. Lapitan Jr. obtained his BS (2007) and MS (2010) Degree in Chemistry from the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines. He conducted his master's research in Taiwan (2009) on electrochemical surface science. He was a recipient of international research fellowships in Japan (2011) and Taiwan (2014) under the JSPS and TIGP-IIP programs respectively. He started his PhD study under the supervision of Dr Dejian Zhou at the School of Chemistry, University of Leeds in 2014. His research is focused on developing magnetic nanoparticle based ultrasensitive DNA and gene mutation assays for early cancer diagnosis.

Research interests

  • Biosensors
  • Nanomaterial synthesis and characterization techniques
  • Antimicrobial Nanoparticles
  • Electrochemical Surface Science


  • MSci Chemistry
  • BSci Chemistry