M.S. in Chemistry at California State University, Hayward (1999).
B.S. in Chemistry (Sp. Licenciado) at University of Havana, Havana, Cuba (1978).
Lecturer for Chem 12 General Chemistry, Chem 221 Quantitative Analysis, Chem 445 Instrumental Analysis.
2004 University of California Santa Barbara
Lecturer for Chem 101: Problems in Environmental Chemistry
2003 Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, Calif.
Instructor for Chemistry 155: General Chemistry.
2001-2003 University of California Santa Barbara
Occasional substitute for Professor in Chem 268A, Chem 268B: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
1999-2002 University of California, Santa Barbara
Teaching Assistant for Chem 1AL, 1BL, 1CL, 1AC, 1BC, 1CC: General Chemistry Lab.
Work and Consulting Experience
1996-1998 Chemist Matheson Gas Products Newark, Calif.
1995-1996 Chemist, General Chemical Corp. Pittsburg, Calif.
1994-1995 Chemist, Charles Evans & Assoc. Redwood City, Calif.
Professional Areas of Interest
Analytical chemistry and materials science: Application of a vast array of analytical techniques, including synchrotron radiation sources, as well as neutron and x-ray diffraction/scattering probes to the characterization of nano-phase materials and samples of environmental interest.
Professional Involvement and Community Service
Presentations and Publications
Kawai, Jun; Tohno, Susumu; Kitajima, Yoshinori; Raola, Orlando E.and Takaoka, Masaki (2003),Depth selective chemical state analysis of Pb and S in fly ash in municipal solid waste incinerators using X-ray absorption spectroscopy, Spectrochimica Acta, Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy, 58B, 4, 635-639.
Raola, Orlando E. and Strouse, Geoffrey F. (2002), Synthesis and Characterization of Eu-Doped Cadmium Selenide Nanocrystals, Nano Letters, 2, 12, 1443-1447
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