Dr. Emily V. Castriciones

Position: Associate Professor

Education: PhD Chemistry (2002, UP Diliman)

MS Teaching Adolecents Chemistry (2010, Fordham University)

Visiting Research Fellow (1999, University of Warwick)

BS Chemistry (1987, UP Diliman)

Email: emailcastriciones2


• Over 20 years cumulative experience in research in various areas including Pesticide Analysis in Soil and Water, Mutagenicity
Studies, Enantiomeric Drug Synthesis, Organometallic Catalysis and Mesoporous Hybrid-Organosilica Materials Synthesis and
Characterization, Computer-Simulations and Modeling Studies in Drug Development and Reaction Mechanism Investigation,
Chemical Safety and Chemical Education (curriculum development and development of online interactive learning modules and
training manuals)

• Over 15 years direct experience in Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Risk Mitigation, working in a diverse, multi-
cultural, regional and international work environment:

o As On-Site Technical Expert for Southeast Asia and Project Leader under the European Union-Centres of Excellence in CBRN
Risk Mitigation supporting ASEAN Countries through capacity-building activities and raising awareness in CBRN Risk
Mitigation and Emergency Response
o As Analytical Chemist Inspector for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), carrying out
Verification Activities in Chemical Weapons Destruction and Storage Facilities and Chemical/Pharmaceutical Industries and
providing technical expertise to support international cooperation in promoting Chemical Safety and Security in developing

• 10 years cumulative experience in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Quality Control, R&D, Formulations and Product Development,
Pilot Production, Methods Validation and Stability Studies, Product Registration, Regulatory and Importation

• Extensive experience in the organization, planning, conduct/facilitation of technical workshops and seminars for various
stakeholders (technical experts, government agencies, international organisations, academic communities, military) and for
national, regional and international conferences and workshops with topics on CBRN National Action Plan development/updating
and implementation strategies, Biosafety and Biosecurity Risk Assessment for SEA Region, Safety Practices in the Teaching
Laboratory, Chemical Waste Management, Quality Systems for Industries, Micro-scale Experiments in General Chemistry and the
use of Computer Modelling and Simulations to Enhance Student Learning

• Extensive experience in the development and implementation of chemical safety management system and conduct of risk
assessments for hazardous substances, including packing and shipping of dangerous goods, as well as participation in internal and
external audits based on ISO Standards, including development of quality documentation (development of SOP’s, Work Instructions,
Test Protocols, Instructional Materials), technical writing for scientific publications, policy reference tools, laboratory manuals and
training materials with assessment/exercises development of project proposals and development/design of knowledge
management systems

• Experienced in project management, development of country- and regional-based project proposals networking and coordination
with national (government agencies like DFA, DOST, NDRRMC, DOE, PNRI) regional (ASEAN bodies) and international organisations
(UNICRI, UN-1540, WHO, BWC-ISU, IAEA, OPCW, EU-CBRN CoE, WTO, Interpol, JAEA, Australia-DFAT, US State Department and US-
DTRA), including administrative experience in the management of analytical services and quality control laboratories (in private and academic institutions) and academic institutions

Extension Work:
1. Volunteer Technical Expert for the Philippine National Authority (ATC-PMC) for the implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention. 
2. Volunteer Instructor and Technical Expert to Review and Update the CBRNe (Chemical Part) Training Curriculum and Conduct Specialised Training Courses for the Philippine Army - CBRNe Command.
3. Volunteer Technical Expert for the Philippine National Police on Regulated Substances. 
4. Volunteer Technical Expert for the Bureau of Fire Department on Hazardous Substances and Risk Assessment. 
5. Volunteer Technical Expert to various country- and organisation stakeholders in the Philippines and Southeast Asia in raising awareness and capacity-building for CBRN Risk Mitigation. 


• CBRN Risk Mitigation – Development of Policy Tools and Training Materials; Conduct of Training Workshops
• Chemical Safety and Security – Raising Awareness; Development of Policy Documents
• Chemical Education – Curriculum Development; Development of Online Educational Materials
• Computer Modelling and Simulations – For Metal-Metal Surface Interactions and Other Metal – Substrate Systems
• Methods development in the sampling and analysis of chemicals relevant to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)



1. Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Workshop:  Developing Indicative Guidelines for Transportation of Hazardous Chemicals.

    Resource Person Presenter: Paper 1. Transportation of Hazardous Chemicals in the Philippines;  Paper 2. Transportation and Border Control of CBRN Materials in ASEAN Countries. University of Wuppertal, Germany. 4 - 6 April 2022. 


2. CBRN Specialist Course Class 01-2021. Service Support Training School, Army Support Command. Philippine Army. Instructor-Subject Matter Expert: Chemical Warfare Agents and Related Substances - General Introduction and Definitions; Schedule 1 Chemicals under the Chemical Weapons Convention: Synthesis and Production, Physical and Chemical Characteristics, Delivery Systems/Weaponisation, Mechanisms of Action/Toxicity and Counter-Measures,  Health and Safety; Introduction to Instrumentation and Basic Principles of CW Detection, Calibration and Introduction to Quality Management System. Camp General Servillano Aquino, San Miguel, TarlacPhilippines. August 3 - 5, 2021. 




1. South East Asia CBRN Policy Reference Tool. Manuscript.  A. Philips and E. Castriciones. October 2020. Published by EU CBRN Centres of Excellence Project 62. Funded by the European Union.
2. Biosecurity Risk Mapping and Gap Analysis in Southeast Asia. Journal of Biosafety and Biosecurity. April 2020. E.V. Castriciones and Viji Vijayan. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobb.2020.03.001
3. TechConnect Briefs 2021. “Quantum Chemical Methods to Elucidate the Mechanism of a Diastereoselective Insertion-Addition Reaction of a Chiral Titanium (IV)-Schiff Base-Benzyl Complex with Hydroxyketones.”. Bernard G. Ramos and E.V. Castriciones. ISBN: 978-0-578-99550-2. October 18, 2021. https://briefs.techconnect.org/papers/quantum-chemical-methods-to-elucidate-the-mechanism-of-a-diastereoselective-insertion-addition reaction-of-a-chiral-titanium-iv-schiff-base-benzyl-complex-with-hydroxyketones/

4. 35th Philippine Chemistry Congress. Posters – September 20 – 24, 2021. Manila, Philippines – Online Conference. “Preliminary Studies: Properties of Au(100)/Ag(100) Interphase from Periodic DFT Computations”. Bernard G. Ramos and E.V. Castriciones.

5. 35th Philippine Chemistry Congress. Posters – September 20 – 24, 2021. Manila, Philippines – Online Conference. “Network Analysis of Ring Puckering Transitions in Molecular Dynamic Simulations of Idopyranoses.” Bernard G. Ramos and E.V. Castriciones.