Noreen Grace V. Fundador, Ph.D.




post-doctoral Research Fellow
Year Graduated: 2013
The University of Tokyo
Ph.D in Polymer Science
Year Graduated: 2012
The University of Tokyo
Master of Science in Biochemistry
Year Graduated: 2000
University of the Philippines Los Banos
Bachelor of Science in Food Technology (1994-1998)
Year Graduated:1998
University of the Philippines Los Banos


Chem 21- College Chemistry
Chem 160- Introductory Biochemistry
Chem 160.1- Introductory Biochemistry (Lab)
Chem 31.1- Organic Chemistry (Lab)
FS 199- Undergraduate Seminar

FS 210- Food Biochemistry
FS 299- Graduate Seminar


  1. Application of green silver nanoparticles for dye wastewater treatment. PCIEERD, DOST (2022-2023)- Project leader
  2.  Biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using Bignay (Antidesma bunius) leaf extract and their antimicrobial activities. UP Mindanao Research grant (2021-present)-Co-project leader
  3. Plant mediated synthesis of silver nanoparticles using mangosteen pericarp and their antimicrobial potential, PCHRD-DOST (2021-present)-Project leader 
  4. Green Synthesis of silver nanoparticles using Calabash fruit extract and evaluation of their antimicrobial properties, PCHRD DOST (2018-2019)- Project leader
  5. Biosynthesis of Zinc oxide nanoparticles  using cacao pod husk and investigation of their  antimicrobial properties, UP system ECWRG  (2018-2020)-Project leader
  6. Utilization of fruit waste for the development of antimicrobial films. UP Mindanao Research Grant (2019-2020)-Project leader
  7. Investigative study on the antimicrobial property of sago starch blend films loaded with nisin  UP Mindanao Research Grant (2016-2018)-Project leader
  8. Photocatalytic paints for the fabrication of self-sterilizing and self-cleaning  containers, UP Mindanao Research Grant (2015-2017)-Co Project leader


  1. San Miguel, KC. C., Fundador, N.G.V., Fundador, E.O. V. 2021. Preliminary Studies of Philippine Vodka as an HPLC Organic Modifier. Mindanao Journal of Science and Technology 19(1): 1-13.
  2. Saturos, M.J.O., Tagubase, J.LT. and Fundador, N.G.V. 2021. Antimicrobial and Mechanical Properties of Jackfruit Seed Starch-based Films Containing Carvacrol. Mindanao Journal of Science and Technology 19(1): 84-95
  3. Sarillana, Z,C.  Fundador, E.O and Fundador, N.G. 2021. Synthesis of ZnO nanoparticles using Theobroma cacao L. pod husks, and their antibacterial activities against foodborne pathogens. International Food Research Journal 28(1):102-109
  4. Velasco, E.Z. and Fundador, N.G.V. 2020. Development and use of antimicrobial durian starch-carrageenan/carvacrol films.  Mindanao Journal of Science and Technology 18(1): 118-128.
  5. Legaspi, D. S. and Fundador, N. G.V. 2020. Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Using Calabash (Crescentia cujete) Fruit Extract and their Antimicrobial Properties. Philippine Journal of Science 149 (1): 239-246
  6. Fundador, E., Villanueva, J., Fundador, N., and de Cadiz, A. 2018. Antimicrobial Property of Sodium Alginate/TiO2 Nanocomposite Film. Philippine Journal of Science 147 (3): 545-550
  7. Recuenco, F., Takano, R., Sugi, T.,  Takemae, H., Murakoshi, F., Ishiwa, A., Inomata, A.,  Enomoto-Rogers, Y., Fundador, N.,  Iwata, T.,  Horimoto, T.,  Akashi, H., and Kato, K.. 2017. Assessment of the growth inhibitory effect of gellan sulfate in rodent malaria in vivo. Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research  65(4):207-212
  8. Fundador, E., Lagmay, G., De Cadiz, A., Iwata, T. and Fundador, N. 2017 Photocatalytic and antibacterial studies on poly(hydroxybutyrate-co-hydroxyhexanoate)/TiO2 composites.  Banwa (12)
  9. Recuenco,F., Kobayashi,K.,  Ishiwa,A., Enomoto-Rogers,Y. Fundador,N. G.V.,  Sugi,T.,  Takemae,H., Iwanaga,T., Murakoshi,F.,  Gong,H.,  Inomata,A.,  Horimoto,T.,  Iwata,T., and  Kato, K. 2014. Gellan sulfate inhibits Plasmodium falciparum growth and invasion of red blood cells in vitro. Scientific Reports 4: 4723.
  10. Fundador, N.G.V., Enomoto-Rogers, Y. and Iwata, T. 2013. Esterififcation of xylan and Its Application. In Green Polymer Chemistry Biocatalysis and Materials II, Cheng, H. N.; Smith, P. B.; Gross, R. A., Eds. American Chemical Society: Washington DC.
  11. Fundador, N.G.V., and Iwata, T. 2013. Enhanced crystallization of poly(D-lactide) by xylan esters. Polymer Degradation and Stability 98(12): 2482-2487.
  12. Fundador, N.G.V., Enomoto-Rogers, Y., Takemura, A. and Iwata, T. 2013. Xylan esters as bio-based nucleating agents of poly(L-lactic acid). Polymer Degradation and Stability 98(5): 1064-1071.
  13. Fundador, N.G.V., Enomoto-Rogers, Y., Takemura, A. and Iwata, T. 2012. Syntheses and characterization of xylan esters, Polymer 53(18): 3885-3893
  14. Fundador, N.G.V., Enomoto-Rogers, Y., Takemura, A. and Iwata, T. 2012. Acetylation and characterization of xylan from hardwood kraft pulp. Carbohydrate Polymers 87(1):170-176.
  15. Enomoto-Rogers, Y., Fundador, N.G.V., and Iwata, T. 2012.  High functional plastics from xylan. Chemical Engineering.  No. 4, pp. 1-5
  16. Fundador, N.G.V., Takemura, A. and Iwata, T, Structural properties and enzymatic degradation behavior of PLLA and stereocomplexed PLA nanofibers. 2010. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering 295(9): 865-871.
  17. Fundador, N.G.V and Castillo, E. Optimized conditions for the production of hydroxamic fatty acids from coconut oil by a lipase from Rhizopus delemar.2007. Banwa 4:33-44.

Public Service Engagements

  1. Technical Review Board member- RHRDC-DOST XI 


  1. 2014 UP Foundation, Inc. Professorial Chair 
  2. 2016 UP Mindanao Gawad Tsanselor sa Pinakamahusay na Guro Award
  3. One UP Professorial Chair (2016-2018)
  4. One UP Professorial Chair  (2019-2021)