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Loraine Tan

Ramapo ArchAssociate Professor of Chemistry

Year Joined RCNJ: 2013

Contact Information

  • Phone: (201) 684-7711
  • Email:
  • Office: G-407
  • Office Hours: W 11:05-12:05; R 1:00-2:00; Other times by appointment


  • B.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Ph.D. Chemistry, University at Buffalo

Courses Offered:

  • Fundamentals of Chemistry I
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry II
  • Analytical Chemistry (lecture and lab)
  • Instrumental Analysis (lecture and lab)

Research Interests:

  • Characterization of novel fluorescent probe molecules
  • Measurement of micelle formation kinetics

Recent Publications:

  • Connelly, S.J.; Walling, K.; Wilbert, S.A.; Catlin, D.M.; Monaghan, C.E.; Hlynchuk, S.; Meehi, P.G.; Resch, L.N.; Carrera, J.V.; Bowles, S.M.; Clark, M.D.; Tan, L.T.; Cody, J.A., UV-Stressed Daphnia pulex Increase Fitness through Uptake of Vitamin D3.  PLoS ONE 2015, 10(7); e0131847.  doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0131847 [Refereed Journal]
  • Tan, L.T.; Holthoff, W.G.; Steves, J.M.; Bright, F.V., Probe-Dependent Microenvironments Within Biodegradable Films Formed from Poly (L-lactic acid) and Pluronic P104.  Appl. Spec. 2010, 64, 359-364.  [Refereed Journal]
  • Steves, J.M.; Tan, L.T.; Gardella, J.A.; Hard, R.; Hicks, W.L.; Cartwright, A.N.; Koc, B.; Bright, F.V., Guest Aggregation within Poly (L-lactic acid)/Pluronic P104 Thin Films.  Appl. Spec. 2008, 62, 290-294.  [Refereed Journal]
  • Holthoff, W.G.; Tan, L.T.; Holthoff, E.L..; Cardone, E.M.; Bright, F.V.  High Throughput Production and Screening Strategies for Creating Advanced Biomaterials and Chemical Sensors in Combinatorial Methodologies for Chemical and Biological Sensors; Polyrailo, R.A., Mirsky, V., Eds.; Springer, Nov. 2008.
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