Dr. Cyren M. Rico


Chemistry and Biochemistry
Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
Chemistry and Biochemistry
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • PhD, 2014, University of Texas at El Paso
  • MS, 2005, Kyungpook National University
  • BS, 1999, University of the Philippines Los Baños


  • CHM 161 General Chemistry Laboratory
  • CHM 460 Environmental Chemistry: Water and Land
  • CHM 660 Chemistry of Environmental Systems: Water and Land

Professional experience

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2015-2017, National Research Council, US Environmental Protection Agency, Corvallis, Oregon

Research and professional interests

  • Spectroscopic, microscopic, and isotopic techniques in environmental chemistry
  • Translocation, transformation, and ecological effects of engineered nanomaterials
  • Food safety and human food chain exposure of nanomaterials
  • Application of engineered nanomaterials in agriculture

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