You are here: American University College of Arts & Sciences Faculty Michele Lansigan

Back to top

Photograph of Michele Lansigan

Michele Lansigan Hurst Sr Prof Lecturer Department of Chemistry

PhD Chemistry, Georgetown University

BS Chemistry, University of the Philippines Los Banos

Michele Lansigan received her BS degree in Chemistry from the University of the Philippines-Los Banos where she also spent three years as a full time instructor teaching General Chemistry and Physical Chemistry laboratory courses. She was then accepted as a graduate fellow at Georgetown University where she worked with manganese-iron oxo clusters and evaluated their use as potential contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). After obtaining her PhD degree, she moved to Cleveland, Ohio to pursue postdoctoral work at Case Western Reserve University. There, she conducted research on magnetic polymer hybrids for theranostic applications. After doing research for many years, she decided to go back to her original passion, which is teaching. Currently, she teaches Chem 100 (Chemistry in Everyday Life), Chem 150 (Chemistry of Cooking), Chem 250 (Criminalistics, Crime and Society) and an AU Core Complex Problems course on nanotechnology entitled "Small Things with Big Impact".
For the Media
To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.


Spring 2022

  • CHEM-250 Criminalistics, Crime & Soc

  • CHEM-250 Criminalistics, Crime & Soc

  • CORE-105 Complex Problems Seminar: Science in Pop Culture

Summer 2022

  • CHEM-150 Chemistry of Cooking

  • CHEM-250 Criminalistics, Crime & Soc

  • JLC-102 Natl Studnt Ldrshp Conf Topics: Forensic Science

  • JLC-102 Natl Studnt Ldrshp Conf Topics: Forensic Science

Fall 2022

  • CHEM-100 Chemistry in Everyday Life

  • CHEM-150 Chemistry of Cooking

  • CHEM-250 Criminalistics, Crime & Soc

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

University Faculty Award, 2021 Outstanding Teaching in a Full-Time, Term-Line Appointment Award

Fellowship, CTRL Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Faculty Fellow for AY 2021-2023

Selected Publications

Vidumin Dahanayake, Chanon Pornrungroj, Michele H. Pablico-Lansigan,, and Sarah L. Stoll. “Paramagnetic Clusters of Mn3(O2CCH3)6(Bpy)2 in Polyacryalmide Nanobeads as a New Design Approach to a T1-T2 Multimodal Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Contrast Agent”; ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2019, 11, 20, 18153-18164.

Natasha Khatri, Michele H. Pablico-Lansigan, William Boncher, Julie Mertzman Quinn, Aura Labatete, Laura Grande, Donald Wunder, Michael Prushan, Weiguo Zhang, P. Shiv Halasyamani, Jorge Monteiro, Ana de Bettencourt-Dias and Sarah L. Stoll. "Luminescence and Nonlinear Optical Properties in Copper (I) Halide Extended Networks"; Inorganic Chemistry, 2016, 55 (21), 11408-11417.

David J. Burke, Shun Zhu, Michele H. Pablico-Lansigan, Charlotte R. Hewins, and Anna Cristina S. Samia. “Titanium oxide nanoparticle effects on composition of soil microbial communities and plant performance”, Biology and Fertility of Soils, 2014, DOI 10.1007/s00374-014-0938-3

Michele H. Pablico-Lansigan, William Hickling, Emily Japp, Olga Rodriguez, Anup Ghosh, Christopher Albanese, Maki Nishida, Edward Van Keuren, Stanley Fricke, Norman Dollahon and Sarah L. Stoll. “Magnetic Nanobeads as Potential Contrast Agents for Magnetic Resonance Imaging”, ACS Nano, 2013, 7 (10), 9040–9048.

Michele H. Pablico-Lansigan, Shu F. Situ and Anna Cristina S. Samia. “Magnetic Particle Imaging: Advancements and Perspectives for Real-time In Vivo Monitoring and Image-Guided Therapy”, Nanoscale (Feature Article), 2013, 5, 4040-4055.

Michele H. Pablico, Julie E. Mertzman, Emily A. Japp, Edward Van Keuren, Maki Nishida, Samuel Lofland, Travis Flemming, Norman Dollahon, Judith F. Rubinson, K. Travis Holman and Sarah L. Stoll.Miniemulsion Synthesis of Metal-oxo Cluster Containing Polymer Nanobeads”, Langmuir, 2011, 27 (20), 12575–12584.

Michelle D. Regulacio, Michele H. Pablico, Joan Acay Vasquez, Peter N. Myers, Stuart Gentry, Michael Prushan, Suk-Wah Tam-Chang, Sarah L. Stoll., “Luminescence of Ln(III) Dithiocarbamates (Ln = La, Pr, Sm, Gd, Tb, Dy)”, Inorg. Chem., 2008, 47 (5), 1512-1523.