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Joel F. Destino, PhD

Assistant Professor

Joel Destino

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College of Arts and Sciences
Chemistry
Chemistry Faculty
RGSB - Rigge Science Building

Joel F. Destino, PhD

Assistant Professor

Joel F. Destino is an assistant professor in the Chemistry Department at Creighton University. He received his B.S. in Chemistry and History from Syracuse University (2008) and Ph.D. in (Analytical) Chemistry from the University at Buffalo (2016). Before joining Creighton, he worked in the Optics and Materials Science and Technology group at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as a postdoctoral staff member.

Teaching Interests

  • Analytical Chemistry

Research Focus

  • Spectroscopic Imaging and Analysis
  • Scanning Probe Microscopy
  • Luminescence-Based Chemical Sensors
  • Sol-Gel Materials
  • Luminescent Materials
  • Optical Materials
  • 3D Printable Materials

Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Position

Assistant Professor

Articles

  • Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
    Destino, J.F.; Gross, E.M.; Niemeyer, E.D.; Petrovic, S.C. Hands-on experiences for remotely taught analytical chemistry laboratories.
    413, p. 1237-1244 2021
  • Journal of Chemical Education
    Destino, J.F.; Cunningham, K. At-Home Colorimetric and Absorbance-Based Analyses: An Opportunity for Inquiry-Based, Laboratory-Style Learning.
    97 (5), p. 2960-2966 2020
  • Applied Optics
    Suratwala, T.; Steele. R.; Destino, J.F.; Wong, L.; Norton, M.; Laurence, T.; Aracne-Ruddle, C.; Miller, P.; Shen, N.; Feit, M.; Ray, N.; Carr, W.; Rivers, C.; Peters, V.; Jeppson, S.; Malone, D.; Greene, W. Sapphire Advanced Mitigation Process: Wet Etch to Expose Sub-Surface Damage and Increase Laser Damage Resistance and Mechanical Strength.
    59 (6) , p. 1602-1610 2020
  • ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
    Sasan, K.; Lange, A.; Yee, T.D.; Dudukovic, N.A.; Nguyen, D.T.; Johnson, M.A.; Herrera, O.D.; Yoo, J.H.; Sawvel, A.M.; Ellis, M.E.; Mah, C.M.; Ryerson, R.; Wong, L.L.; Suratwala, T.; Destino, J.F.; Dylla-Spears, R.J. Additive Manufacturing of Optical Quality Germania Silica Glasses.
    12 (5), p. 6736-6741 2020
  • Optical Engineering
    Suratwala, T.; Steele, W.R.; Wong, L.; Tham, G.C.; Destino, J.F.; Miller, P.E.; Ray, N.J.; Menapace, J.A.; Feigenbaum, E.; Shen, N.; Feit, M. Subsurface Mechanical Damage Correlations After Grinding of Various Optical Materials.
    58, p. 092604 2019
  • Journal of the American Ceramic Society
    Suratwala, T.; Steele, W.R.; Miller, P.E.; Wong, L.; Destino, J.F.; Feigenbaum, E.; Shen, N.; Feit, M. Influence of Partial Charge Model on the Material Removal Rate During Chemical Polishing.
    102 (4), p. 1566-1578 2019
  • ACS Applied Nano Materials
    Dudukovic, N.; Wong, L.L.; Nguyen, D.T.; Destino, J.F.; Yee, T.D.; Ryerson, F.J.; Suratwala, T.; Duoss, E. B.; Dylla-Spears, R. Predicting Nanoparticle Suspension Viscoelasticity for Multimaterial 3D Printing of Silica-Titania Glass.
    1 (8), p. 4038-4044 2018
  • Advanced Materials Technology
    Destino, J.F.; Dudukovic, N.; Johnson, M.A.; Nguyen, D.T.; Yee, T.D.; Egan, G.C.; Sawvel, A.; Bryson, T.; Steele, W.A.; Baumann, T.F.; Duoss, E.; Suratwala, T..; Dylla-Spears, R. 3D Printed Optical Quality Silica and Silica-Titania Glasses from Sol-Gel Feedstocks.
    3, p. 1700323 2018
  • Biointerphases
    Gatley-Montross, C.M.; Finlay, J.A.; Aldred, N.; Cassady, H.; Destino, J.F.; Orihuela, B.; Hickner, M.A.; Clare, A.S.; Rittschof, D.; Holm, E.R.; Detty, M.R. Multivariate Analysis of Attachment of Biofouling Organisms in Response to Material Surface Characteristics.
    12 (5), p. 051003 2017
  • Langmuir
    Destino, J.F.; Craft, A. K.; Bright, F.V. Three-Dimensional pH Mapping within Model Hybrid Xerogel Thin Films.
    33 (17), p. 4119-4128 2017
  • Advanced Materials
    Nguyen, D.T.; Meyers, C.; Yee, T.D.; Dudukovic, N.A.; Destino, J.F.; Zhu, C.; Duoss, E.B.; Baumann, T.F.; Suratwala, T.; Smay, J.E.; Dylla-Spears, R. 3D-Printed Transparent Glass.
    29 (26), p. 1701181 2017
  • Langmuir
    Destino, J.F.; Jones, Z. R.; Gatley, C.M.; Craft, A. K.; Zhang, Y.; Detty, M.R.; Bright, F.V. Hybrid Sol-gel Derived Films That Spontaneously Form Complex Surfaces Topographies.
    32 (39), p. 10113-10119 2016
  • Materials Research Express
    Taheri, P; Wang, J.; Xing, H.; Destino, J.F.; Murat Arkin, M.; Zhao, C.; Kang, K.; Blizzard, B.; Zhang, L.; Zhao, P.; Huang, S.; Yeng, S.; Bright, F.V.; Cerne, J.; Zeng, H. Growth Mechanisms of Largescale MoS2 Monolayer by Sulfurization of MoO3 Film
    3, p. 075009 2016
  • Materials Letters
    Destino, J.F.; Kraut, N.D.; Hargrave, L.E.; Bright, F.V. Robust pH-Responsive Group IV Metal Oxide Functionalized Porous Silicon Platforms.
    181, p. 47-51 2016
  • Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
    Friesen, W.L.; Schultz, B.J.; Destino, J.F.; Alivio, T.A.; Steet, J.R.; Banerjee, S.; Wood, T. D. Two-Dimensional Graphene as a Matrix for MALDI Imaging Mass Spectrometry.
    26 (11), p. 1963-1966 2015
  • Journal of Applied Spectroscopy
    Vinci, J.C.; Ferrer, I.M.; Guterry, N.; Colón-Rivera, V.; Destino, J.F.; Bright, F.V.; Colón, L.A. Graphene Oxide Nanosheets after Graphene Quantum Dot Formation.
    69 (9), p. 1082-1090 2015
  • Langmuir
    Destino, J. F.; Gatley, C. M.; Craft, A. K.; Detty, M. R.; Bright, F. V. Probing Nanoscale Chemical Segregation and Surface Properties of Antifouling Hybrid Xerogel Films.
    31 (11), p. 3510-3517 2015

Publications

  • Food Dye Analysis by Colorimetry and Absorbance-Based Methods Using a Smartphone Camera; Analytical Sciences Digital Library (ASDL), https://remotelabs.asdlib.org/colorimetry-and-absorbance-based-analyses-using-a-smartphone-camera/ 2020
  • “Fluorometric Determination of Riboflavin in Energy Drinks”; Analytical Sciences Digital Library (ASDL), https://remotelabs.asdlib.org/fluorometric-determination-of-riboflavin-in-energy-drinks/ 2020

Presentations

  • Sol-Gel Derived Germania Colloids: Growth, Structure, and Application in Glass 3D Printing; 261st National American Chemical Society (ACS) Meeting, Symposium Honoring Kerry Karukstis, recipient of the ACS Award for Research in an Undergraduate Institution, sponsored by the Research Corporation for the Advancement of Science, Virtual 2021
  • At-Home, Hands-On Quantitative Analysis Experiments: Opportunities for Inquiry-Based, Laboratory-Style Learning; 261st National American Chemical Society (ACS) Meeting, Symposium on Distance Learning in the Quantitative Chemical Analysis Laboratory, Virtual 2021
  • Palencia, P.S.; Destino, J.F. A Fundamental Spectroscopic Investigation of Protic Organic Solvent Thin Films on Silica Surfaces; (poster) 259th National American Chemical Society (ACS) Meeting, Virtual 2021
  • Nelson, K.A.; Marsh, E.L.; Gross, E.M.; Destino, J.F. Development of a Portable GC Method for Ethanol Determination in Liquor; (poster) 259th National American Chemical Society (ACS) Meeting, Virtual 2021
  • Nguyen, B.T.; Destino, J.F. Modifications of a conventional FFF 3D Printer for Glass 3D Printing; (poster) 259th National American Chemical Society (ACS) Meeting, Virtual 2021
  • Atkinson, M.; Elliott, K.; Harrahill, N.; Destino, J.F.; Gross, E.M. Analysis of Interferents Effects on the Response Accuracy of a Commercial Glucometer; (poster) 259th National American Chemical Society (ACS) Meeting, Virtual 2021
  • Heimbrecht, C.M.; Kim-Fu, M.L.; Desai, K.H.; Gross, E.M.; Destino, J.F. Portable Fluorometric Analysis Methods for the Determination of Riboflavin; (poster) 259th National American Chemical Society (ACS) Meeting, Virtual 2021
  • Bursott, A.L.; Berni; E.M.; Destino, J.F. A Systematic Investigation of Photoluminescent Aminoalkyl Alkoxysilane-Derived Silica Nanoparticles; (poster) The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, Virtual 2021
  • Marsh, E.L.; Uppala, H.G.; Sidebottom, D.; Destino, J.F. “Extraction and Analysis of Fluorescent Species in Glucose-Derived Carbon Nanodot Solutions”; (poster) The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, Virtual 2021
  • Opportunities to Bring Chemistry Laboratory-Style Learning Into the Home, Nebraska Association of Teachers of Science (NATS) Fall Conference, Virtual, 2020
  • Investigating Novel Colloidal Sol-Gel Feedstocks for Fabricating 3D-Printed Functional Glass Materials; 259th National American Chemical Society (ACS) Meeting, Symposium on Colloids Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions, Philadelphia, PA Virtual 2020
  • Palencia, P.S.; Vahle, A.C.; Jayson, C; Destino, J.F. Tuning Sol-Gel GeO2 and Core-Shell GeO2-SiO2 Reaction Conditions to Optimize Particle Properties for Use in 3D Printing Glass Optics; (poster) ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. Selected for ACS SciMix, a distinction given to just the top 10 % of presentations 2020
  • Marsh, E.M.; Uppala, H.; Sidebottom, D.; Destino, J.F. Chemical Separation Methods Developed for the Identification of Fluorescent Byproducts in Carbon Nanodot Solutions; (poster) The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, Chicago, IL, 2020
  • Vahle, A.C.; Jayson, C; Destino, J.F. “Preparation of Sol-Gel GeO2 and GeO2-SiO2 Nanoparticles for Use in 3D Printed Optics”; (oral) Nebraska Academy of Sciences, Lincoln, NE, 2019
  • Berni, E.M.; Palencia, P.; Destino, J.F. “Optimizing Sol-Gel Derived Si-based Nanoparticles for Use in Luminescence-based Chemical Sensing”; (poster) 257th National American Chemical Society (ACS) Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2019
  • Vahle, A.C.; Jayson, C; Destino, J.F. “Preparation of Sol-Gel GeO2 and GeO2-SiO2 Nanoparticles for Use in 3D Printed Optics”; (poster) 257th National American Chemical Society (ACS) Meeting, Orlando, FL. Selected for ACS SciMix, a distinction given to just the top 10 % of presentations 2019
  • Towards New Sol-Gel Feedstocks for 3D-Printable Glass Ink Formulations; Nebraska Academy of Sciences NASA Nebraska Space Grant Session, Lincoln, NE, 2018
  • Vahle, A.C.; †Berni, E.M., Palencia, P.S.; Jobanputra, J.; Destino, J.F. “Novel Sol-Gel Nanoparticle Feedstocks for Use in 3D-printable Glass Inks”; (oral) Nebraska Academy of Sciences, Lincoln, NE, 2018
  • Destino, J.F.; Matthews, S.; Bright, F.V. 'Combined Spectroscopic and Scanning Probe Imaging Methods for Functional and Hybrid Materials Analysis'; (poster) The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, Orlando, FL 2018
  • Berni, E.M.; Palencia, P.; Destino, J.F. “Optimizing Sol-Gel Derived Si-based Nanoparticles for Use in Luminescence-Based Chemical Sensing”; (oral) Nebraska Academy of Sciences, Lincoln, NE 0019

Federal

  • “Acquisition of a Scanning Electron Microscope For Use in Undergraduate Research”, $223,850, Nebraska-EPSCoR Major Research Instrumentation Award

  • “Development of chemically modified luminescent silicon nanostructures for the detection of hydrocarbons”, $4,940, NASA Nebraska-EPSCoR Space Grant

  • “Formulation of Germania-Silica Particle Inks for 3D Printing” (Contract), $38,000, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

  • “Novel Printable Sol-Gel Feedstocks for 3D Printed Glass”, $7,495, NASA Nebraska-EPSCoR Space Grant

Other

  • “3D printable Advanced Functional Materials for Making Optics and Chemical Sensors”, CURAS Faculty Summer Faculty Research Fellowship (Internal)

Awards

  • Cottrell Scholar Award
    The Cottrell Scholar Award honors and helps to develop outstanding teacher-scholars who are recognized by their scientific communities for the quality and innovation of their research programs and their academic leadership skills. The Cottrell Scholar Award provides entry into a national community of outstanding scholar-educators who produce significant research and educational outcomes.
    Research Corporation for the Advancement of Science
  • IGGY Award
    Creighton University