Dr Leonardo Pantoja Munoz


NameDr Leonardo Pantoja Munoz
Job titleScience & Technolgy Technical Tutor(Analytical Chem&Instruma
Research institute
Primary appointmentScience & Engineering Labs
Email addressL.PantojaMunoz@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8364-7595
Contact categoryResearcher

Research outputs

Molding the future: optimization of bioleaching of rare earth elements from electronic waste by Penicillium expansum and insights into its mechanism

Gonzalez Baez, A., Pantoja Munoz, L., Timmermans, M., Garelick, H. and Purchase, D. 2024. Molding the future: optimization of bioleaching of rare earth elements from electronic waste by Penicillium expansum and insights into its mechanism. Bioresource Technology. 402. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2024.130750

A critical review of the quantification, analysis and detection of radionuclides in the environment using diffusive gradients in thin films (DGT): advances and perspectives

Pantoja Munoz, L. and Garelick, H. 2023. A critical review of the quantification, analysis and detection of radionuclides in the environment using diffusive gradients in thin films (DGT): advances and perspectives. Pure and Applied Chemistry. https://doi.org/10.1515/pac-2023-0809

An assessment of different alkali-activated cements as stabilizers of sulfate-bearing soils

Mavroulidou, M., Gray, C., Pantoja Munoz, L. and Gunn, M. 2023. An assessment of different alkali-activated cements as stabilizers of sulfate-bearing soils. Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology. 56 (2). https://doi.org/10.1144/qjegh2022-057

Characterization of industrially pre-treated waste printed circuit boards for the potential recovery of rare earth elements

Gonzalez Baez, A., Pantoja Munoz, L., Garelick, H. and Purchase, D. 2022. Characterization of industrially pre-treated waste printed circuit boards for the potential recovery of rare earth elements. Environmental Technology and Innovation. 27. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eti.2022.102481

Release of microplastic fibres and fragmentation to billions of nanoplastics from period products: preliminary assessment of potential health implications

Pantoja Munoz, L., Gonzalez Baez, A., Purchase, D., Jones, H. and Garelick, H. 2022. Release of microplastic fibres and fragmentation to billions of nanoplastics from period products: preliminary assessment of potential health implications. Environmental Science: Nano. 9 (2), pp. 606-620. https://doi.org/10.1039/d1en00755f

Natural based products for cleaning copper and copper alloys artefacts

Macchia, A., Colasanti, I., Rivaroli, L., Favero, G., de Caro, T., Pantoja Munoz, L., Campanella, L. and La Russa, M. 2023. Natural based products for cleaning copper and copper alloys artefacts. Natural Product Research. 37 (7), pp. 1177-1184. https://doi.org/10.1080/14786419.2021.2000408

Waste printed circuit boards (WPCBs) as a potential source for the recovery of rare earth elements through bioleaching

Gonzalez Baez, A., Pantoja Munoz, L., Garelick, H. and Purchase, D. 2021. Waste printed circuit boards (WPCBs) as a potential source for the recovery of rare earth elements through bioleaching. 17th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology CEST2021. Athens, Greece 01 - 04 Sep 2021

A bioleaching approach for the recovery of rare earth elements (REE) from waste printed circuit boards (WPCBs)

Gonzalez Baez, A., Pantoja Munoz, L., Garelick, H. and Purchase, D. 2021. A bioleaching approach for the recovery of rare earth elements (REE) from waste printed circuit boards (WPCBs). IUPAC 48th World Chemistry Congress. Montreal, Canada 13 - 20 Aug 2021

Exploiting the efficacy of Tyro3 and folate receptors to enhance the delivery of gold nanoparticles into colorectal cancer cells in vitro

Patel, N., Ghali, L., Roitt, I., Pantoja Munoz, L. and Bayford, R. 2021. Exploiting the efficacy of Tyro3 and folate receptors to enhance the delivery of gold nanoparticles into colorectal cancer cells in vitro. Nanoscale Advances. 3 (18), pp. 5373-5386. https://doi.org/10.1039/d1na00318f

Recovery of rare earth elements from electronic waste through bioleaching

Gonzalez Baez, A., Pantoja Munoz, L., Garelick, H. and Purchase, D. 2020. Recovery of rare earth elements from electronic waste through bioleaching. LSBU 100 Women in Engineering - Engineering a World That Works For Everyone. London, UK 17 Nov 2020

A global multinational survey of cefotaxime-resistant coliforms in urban wastewater treatment plants

Marano, R., Fernandes, T., Manaia, C., Nunes, O., Morrison, D., Berendonk, T., Kreuzinger, N., Telson, T., Corno, G., Fatta-Kassinos, D., Merlin, C., Topp, E., Jurkevitch, E., Henn, L., Scott, A., Heß, S., Slipko, K., Laht, M., Kisand, V., Di Cesare, A., Karaolia, P., Michael, S., Petre, A., Rosal, R., Pruden, A., Riquelme, V., Agüera, A., Esteban, B., Luczkiewicz, A., Kalinowska, A., Leonard, A., Gaze, W., Adegoke, A., Stenstrom, T., Pollice, A., Salerno, C., Schwermer, C., Krzeminski, P., Guilloteau, H., Donner, E., Drigo, B., Libralato, G., Guida, M., Bürgmann, H., Beck, K., Garelick, H., Tacão, M., Henriques, I., Martínez-Alcalá, I., Guillén-Navarro, J., Popowska, M., Piotrowska, M., Quintela-Baluja, M., Bunce, J., Polo-López, M., Nahim-Granados, S., Pons, M., Milakovic, M., Udikovic-Kolic, N., Ory, J., Ousmane, T., Caballero, P., Oliver, A., Rodriguez-Mozaz, S., Balcazar, J., Jäger, T., Schwartz, T., Yang, Y., Zou, S., Lee, Y., Yoon, Y., Herzog, B., Mayrhofer, H., Prakash, O., Nimonkar, Y., Heath, E., Baraniak, A., Abreu-Silva, J., Choudhury, M., Pantoja Munoz, L., Krizanovic, S., Brunetti, G., Maile-Moskowitz, A., Brown, C. and Cytryn, E. 2020. A global multinational survey of cefotaxime-resistant coliforms in urban wastewater treatment plants. Environment International. 144, pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2020.106035

Antibiotic selective pressure in microcosms: pollution influences the persistence of multidrug resistant Shigella flexneri 2a YSH6000 strain in polluted river water samples

Maruzani, R., Pathak, A., Ward, M., Serafim, V., Pantoja Munoz, L., Shah, A. and Marvasi, M. 2020. Antibiotic selective pressure in microcosms: pollution influences the persistence of multidrug resistant Shigella flexneri 2a YSH6000 strain in polluted river water samples. Environmental Technology and Innovation. 19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eti.2020.100821

Characterisation of rare earth elements in waste printed circuit boards (WPCBs) and their bioleaching potential

Gonzalez Baez, A., Pantoja Munoz, L., Garelick, H. and Purchase, D. 2019. Characterisation of rare earth elements in waste printed circuit boards (WPCBs) and their bioleaching potential. 16th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology. Rhodes, Greece 04 - 07 Sep 2019

Characterisation of "flushable" and "non-flushable" commercial wet wipes using microRaman, FTIR spectroscopy and fluorescence microscopy: to flush or not to flush

Pantoja Munoz, L., Gonzalez Baez, A., McKinney, D. and Garelick, H. 2018. Characterisation of "flushable" and "non-flushable" commercial wet wipes using microRaman, FTIR spectroscopy and fluorescence microscopy: to flush or not to flush. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 25 (20), pp. 20268-20279. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-018-2400-9

Effect of anthropogenic pollution on the fitness of tetracycline sensitive Shigella flexneri in Thames river water

Maruzani, R., Canali, A., Serafim, V., Pantoja Munoz, L., Shah, A., Perito, B. and Marvasi, M. 2018. Effect of anthropogenic pollution on the fitness of tetracycline sensitive Shigella flexneri in Thames river water. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. 6 (1), pp. 19-27. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jece.2017.11.069

Fitness analysis of tetracycline resistant and sensitive Shigella flexneri in lethal and sub-lethal concentrations of tetracycline in Thames river water microcosms

Maruzani, R., Shah, A., Pantoja Munoz, L. and Marvasi, M. 2017. Fitness analysis of tetracycline resistant and sensitive Shigella flexneri in lethal and sub-lethal concentrations of tetracycline in Thames river water microcosms. University Research Students Summer Conference 2017. London 2017

Heparan sulfate disaccharide measurement from biological samples using pre-column derivatization, UPLC-MS and single ion monitoring

Antia, I., Yagnik, D., Pantoja Munoz, L., Shah, A. and Hills, F. 2017. Heparan sulfate disaccharide measurement from biological samples using pre-column derivatization, UPLC-MS and single ion monitoring. Analytical Biochemistry. 530, pp. 17-30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ab.2017.04.019

Microbial DNA analysis by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry

Honisch, C., Serafim, V., Hennessy, N., Allen, D., Ring, C., Pantoja Munoz, L., Gharbia, S., Shah, A. and Shah, H. 2017. Microbial DNA analysis by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. in: Shah, H. and Gharbia, S. (ed.) MALDI-TOF and Tandem MS for Clinical Microbiology Oxford Wiley. pp. 187-209

A study of the inhibition of biofilm formation on multiple surfaces by a biosurfactant containing four discrete lipopeptides

Khonsari, S., Gonzalez Baez, A., Nguyen, H., Pantoja Munoz, L. and Purchase, D. 2017. A study of the inhibition of biofilm formation on multiple surfaces by a biosurfactant containing four discrete lipopeptides. Microbiology Society Annual Conference. Edinburgh, United Kingdom 03 - 06 Apr 2017

Rapid identification of E. coli bacteriophages using mass spectrometry

Serafim, V., Ring, C., Pantoja Munoz, L., Shah, H. and Shah, A. 2017. Rapid identification of E. coli bacteriophages using mass spectrometry. Journal of Proteomics and Enzymology. 6 (1), pp. 1-5. https://doi.org/10.4172/2470-1289.1000130

The mechanisms of detoxification of As(III), dimethylarsinic acid (DMA) and As(V) in the microalga Chlorella vulgaris

Pantoja Munoz, L., Purchase, D., Jones, H., Raab, A., Urgast, D., Feldmann, J. and Garelick, H. 2016. The mechanisms of detoxification of As(III), dimethylarsinic acid (DMA) and As(V) in the microalga Chlorella vulgaris. Aquatic Toxicology. 175, pp. 56-72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquatox.2016.02.020

Therapeutic potential of delivering arsenic trioxide into HPV-infected cervical cancer cells using liposomal nanotechnology

Wang, X., Li, D., Ghali, L., Xia, R., Pantoja Munoz, L., Garelick, H., Bell, C. and Wen, S. 2016. Therapeutic potential of delivering arsenic trioxide into HPV-infected cervical cancer cells using liposomal nanotechnology. Nanoscale Research Letters. 11 (1), pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1186/s11671-016-1307-y

The mechanisms of arsenic bioremediation from water by the green microalgae Chlorella vulgaris

Pantoja Munoz, L., Purchase, D., Jones, H., Feldmann, J. and Garelick, H. 2014. The mechanisms of arsenic bioremediation from water by the green microalgae Chlorella vulgaris. THE BNASS / TraceSpec Tandem Conference. Aberdeen, Scotland, UK 31 Aug - 04 Sep 2014

Consideration of the bioavailability of metal/metalloid species in freshwaters: experiences regarding the implementation of biotic ligand model-based approaches in risk assessment frameworks

Rüdel, H., Diaz Muñiz, C., Garelick, H., Kandile, N., Miller, B., Pantoja Munoz, L., Peijnenburg, W., Purchase, D., Shevah, Y., Van Sprang, P., Vijer, M. and Vink, J. 2015. Consideration of the bioavailability of metal/metalloid species in freshwaters: experiences regarding the implementation of biotic ligand model-based approaches in risk assessment frameworks. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 22 (10), pp. 7405-7421. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-015-4257-5

The mechanisms of arsenic detoxification by the green microalgae chlorella vulgaris

Pantoja Munoz, L. 2014. The mechanisms of arsenic detoxification by the green microalgae chlorella vulgaris. PhD thesis Middlesex University Science and Technology

Enhanced determination of As-phytochelatin complexes in Chlorella vulgaris using focused sonication for extraction of water-soluble species

Pantoja Munoz, L., Purchase, D., Jones, H., Feldmann, J. and Garelick, H. 2014. Enhanced determination of As-phytochelatin complexes in Chlorella vulgaris using focused sonication for extraction of water-soluble species. Analytical Methods. 6 (3), pp. 791-797. https://doi.org/10.1039/C3AY41629A

The removal of arsenate from water using iron-modified diatomite (D-Fe): isotherm and column experiments

Pantoja Munoz, L., Jones, H., Garelick, H., Mohamedbakr, H. and Burkitbayev, M. 2014. The removal of arsenate from water using iron-modified diatomite (D-Fe): isotherm and column experiments. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 21 (1), pp. 495-506. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-013-1891-7
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