Napoleon Tercero

Research Associate

500 W, 120th street, Mudd 914,

New York, NY, 10027

Ph. 212-854-2925









Postdoctoral Training


         National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, 2010-2012




         PhD in Chemical Engineering, Columbia University, NY, 2006-2010

Thesis: Characterization and Application of Morpholino Monolayers in Nucleic Acid Diagnostics. Advisor: Prof. Rastislav Levicky

         M.Phil. in Chemical Engineering, Columbia University, NY, 2004-2006


         B.S. in Chemical Engineering, City College of New York, NY, 2001-2004


Other Education


         Chief Science Officer Certificate Program, Montgomery College, MD, 2011


Research Highlights


         Electrochemical methods for analyzing nanoparticles in environmental samples.

         Development of electrochemical methods to monitor protein structure in solution.

         Development of low resolution spectroscopic methods (infrared, fluorescence, Raman) to study membrane protein structure and orientation to complement techniques such as NMR and X-ray crystallography.

         Design of bioelectrochemical sensors.




1.    Napoleon E. Tercero and Joseph Kotarek, Voltammetric Monitoring of Protein Aggregation from Solution Using Tris-(2,2'-Bipyridine) Osmium (II) Chloride Complex as an Electrocatalytic Mediator. December 2012 (In review).

2.    Robert O Connor, Napoleon E. Tercero, Wanqiong Qiao and Rastislav Levicky, Electrochemical Studies of Morpholino-DNA Surface Hybridization, ECS Transactions, 2011, 35, 99-110.

3.    Napoleon E. Tercero, Kang Wang, Rastislav Levicky, Capacitive Monitoring of Morpholino-DNA Surface Hybridization: Experimental and Theoretical Analysis, Langmuir, 2010, 26, 14351-14358.

4.    Napoleon E. Tercero, Kang Wang, Ping Gong, Rastislav Levicky, Morpholino Monolayers: Preparation and Label-free DNA Analysis by Surface Hybridization, J.Am.Chem.Soc, 2009, 131, 4953-4961.

5.    Gang Shen, Napoleon E. Tercero, Mariafrancis Anand Gaspar, Bindhu Varughese, Kenneth Shepard and Rastislav Levicky, Charging Behavior of Single-Stranded DNA Polyelectrolyte Brushes, J.Am.Chem.Soc, 2006, 128, 8427-8433.