Florence T. Cua-Christman Curriculum Vitae
433 Sayre Drive
Princeton, NJ 08540
Fax: (609) 919-0277
PhD., Radiation Science, Bionucleonics, Environmental Science,
and Biotechnology, Philippine American Academy of Sciences and Engineering(PAASE) University, 1991-2006. Powerpoint presentations,
talks and posters. http://ftcuacalltogreatness.blogspot.com
PhD., Environmental Science-Health Science-Dental Research,
Brentwick University, London, United Kingdom UK, June, 2000.
RADIONUCLIDES IN TEETH AND BONES thesis, also sent to IAEA
and recognized in www.iaea.org under my name.
M.S., Environmental Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
08903, October, 1991 Element Concentrations in Teeth thesis.
M.S., Bionucleonics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47906,
December, 1981 Feasibility Study of Marshall Islands Teeth as Integrating
Dosimeters for Sr-90 and Pu-239 thesis.
M.S., Radiation Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08903, January, 1978 studied under Dr. Edward Christman, PhD, CHP, husband now of 27 years and senior partner of Christman, Cua Associates
Comparison of Radiation Measurement Techniques for 5 High Energy Accelerators
Facilities critical essay.
B.S., magna cum laude, major in Physics, College of the Holy Spirit,
Mendiola, Manila, Philippines, April, 1973
FURTHER EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE
For the past twenty five years, I have been a consultant in radiation
and environmental and occupational health and safety as a partner of Edward Arthur Christman, M.S., Ph.D., C.H.P. Our company, Christman, Cua and Associates had 200 clients to date. We prepare radiation safety guide, license
applications for radioisotope, chemical hygiene plan, hazard
communication right-to-know, bloodborne pathogen protection program
and laser and microwave safety guide. We do hazard survey of cabinet, dental
and veterinary x-ray machines, scanning electron microscope, x-ray diffraction and x-ray fluorescence. We do radiation shielding calculations for Ra-226
from well water in ion exchange resins. I proofread all informational and work materials that comes in to the office.
I took a course on Spring, 1984, Nonionizing Radiation with Mr. Ron Peterson of Bell Laboratory as part of the course requirements for health physics at Rutgers University.
I was a balik scientist (returning scientist) for the Radiation
Protection Section of the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute for 1
month in June 1998. Collaboration has been ongoing since I worked for them
in 1973 through my publications, email, snail mail, fax, and telephone calls.
I helped the Marshall Islands become a Republic in May 1, 1986 and an International Atomic Energy Agency member in January 26, 1994. I was at the Permanent Mission of the Marshall Islands to the United Nations on that day IAEA inspection team was in the Marshall Islands. I talked with Counselor Neijon Rema Edwards, wife of then Ambassador Edwards.
In September-December, 1992, I completed 12 credits at New York University
Environmental Medicine on Environmental Physiology of the Respiratory
Tract, Principles of Toxicology, Environmental Hygiene Lecture and
Laboratory. I was the research assistant of Dr. Beverly Cohen on alpha
track etch, smoking problem( i.e. 210Po and 210Pb in cigarette
smoke), tracheobronchial cast deposition, radon, particle sizing, and
In September-December, 1991, I completed a graduate survey course in environmental science, one on the regulations and management of hazardous waste(ResourceConservation and Recovery Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act, Superfund Clean Up SARA, Clean Air and Water Act) and one on physics of radiation therapy at Columbia University School of Public Health.
I have experience with the use of a Tandem Van de Graaff and a Van de
Graaff accelerator for PIXE-PIGE analyses, reactors, radiation dosimetry
and instrumentation, atomic absorption spectrometry, direct current
plasma, xray fluorescence, gas chromatograph, UV-VIS spectrometer, x-ray diffraction unit, scanning electron microscope-x-ray microanalysis, gas
chromatograph-mass spectrometry, gases and vapor analyzers-nitrous
oxide, benzene, ozone, xylene, aerosol sampling instruments,
ventilation measurements, etc.
June, 1977-May, 1980
Participated in the Department of Energy(DOE) Marshall Islands
Radiological Program at the Safety and Environmental Protection Division
(SEPD), Brookhaven National Laboratory(BNL).
My activities included a field trip to the Marshall Islands to obtain
samples of vegetation, food, soil, and bioassay samples for radionuclide
analysis, air sampling and resuspension studies, a study of the
lifestyle and dietary habits of the Marshallese. Research efforts
included air sampling and resuspension program and fission track
autoradiography of Marshall Island teeth using several reactors, e.g.
ANL-CP5, BNL-BMRR, BNL-HFBR, and MITR-II. The Sr-90 in teeth
analysis was done at BNL; the Plutonium and daughter products at ORNL; the
Uranium and Thorium Radioisotopes at LASL.
January, 1978-April, 1978.
Radiological Control Office, Purdue University. University health
physics activities which included isotope receiving and dispensing, radiation surveys, air sampling and radiation counting, radioactive waste inventory, microwave survey, use of the liquid scintillation counter. I read the authorization forms for the many radiation machines and radioisotope users in laboratory research and development at Purdue University.
I studied under Dr. Paul Ziemer, PhD, who subsequently became the assistant secretary of environmental health and safety of the Department of Energy under President George Bush, the first.
June 5, 1976-August 19, 1976.
Health Physics Summer Training Program at Safety and Environmental
Protection Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, L.I., N.Y.
August 1973-August, 1975.
Research Associate III, Health Physics Department. Philippine Atomic
Energy Commission(PAEC). Activities included hazard survey of x-ray
machines and calibration of 60Co, 137Cs, Therapy X-ray, and 4 MeV Linac,
personnel monitoring, neutron activation analysis of diet items, e.g.
rice, x-ray fluorescence spectrometry, and surface evaporation of
radioactive liquid waste.
International Atomic Energy Agency fellowship(September, 1975 to August,
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS(before* and now)
Health Physics Society; New Jersey, New York* chapters and National
International Association of Dental Research/American Association of
Dental Research and mineralized tissue group, cariology group,
nutrition, and pharmacology, therapeutics, and toxicology*
Association for Women in Science(AWIS)*
Association for Women in Science, New Jersey chapter(co-founder)
AWIS Central Jersey Chapter (AWISCNJ)
Third World Organization for Women in Science(TWOWS)
Philippine-American Academy of Sciences and Engineering(PAASE)
Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science(PHILAAS)
Bone and Tooth Society, New York*
Laser Institute of America*
Space Studies Institute*
New York Academy of Sciences*
PhD. See Philippine American Academy of Sciences and Engineering Conference Presentations 1991-2006 and See PAASE FTCua published and unpublished articles, monographs, etc. http://ftcuapublications.blogspot.com
PhD. “Radionuclides in Teeth and Bones”. Brentwick University (ask me), 2000.
M.S. “Element Concentrations in Teeth”. Rutgers University, 1991. revised into a monograph in 1992. (sold to many dental libraries)
M.S. "Feasibility of using Marshall Island Teeth as Integrating
Dosimeters for 90Sr and 239Pu", Purdue University, 1981.
M.S. "Comparison of the Radiation Measurement Techniques and
Instrumentation at Five High Energy Accelerator Facilities", Rutgers
B.S. "Neutron Activation Analysis of Black Rice", College of the Holy
N.A. Greenhouse, R.P. Miltenberger, and F.T. Cua,1977, "Radiological
Analyses of Marshall Islands Environmental Samples from 1974 through
1976", BNL Internal Report 50796.
F.T. Cua, 1983. "The Feasibility of Using Marshall Island Teeth as an
Integrating Dosimeter for 90Sr, 239Pu, 235U, 234U, 238U, 232Th, and
230Th". abstract. Health Physics Society meeting, June 22, 1983.
F.T. Cua, 1984. "Factors Affecting the 137Cs and 90Sr Activity
Concentration in Certain Diet Items from the Marshall Island, namely:
Pandanus and Coconut", abstract. Health Physics Society meeting, June 6,
F.T. Cua, 1989. Aspects and Bioeffects of Radiation. College of the
Holy Spirit Faculty Review.
F.T. Cua and G.S. Hall, 1987. "Trace Element Analysis of Human Teeth
and Bone by Proton-Induced X-ray Emission", Biol Trace Elem Res. Vol.
F.T. Cua and G.S. Hall, 1989, "Ca, P, Sr, Fe, Zn, F, Na, Mg, and Cu
concentration in Teeth from Children with Cystic Fibrosis and without by
the method of PIXE-PIGE", Abstract 05-Calcified Tissue International,
Supplement to Vol.44.
F.T. Cua, 1989, "PIXE-PIGE analysis of teeth from children with and
without cystic fibrosis", abstract published at the 5th International
Conference on PIXE in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Aug. 21-25, 1989, article
published in Nucl Instrum Meth Phys Res, B49, 205-210, 1990.
F.T. Cua, 1990. "Element analysis of teeth from children with and
without cystic fibrosis by PIXE-PIGE, Int J PIXE. Vol. 1, No. 2, June
F.T. Cua, 1991. "Zinc in the teeth of children with and without cystic
fibrosis". Biol Trace Elem Res. Vol. 29, No. 3, June 1991.
F.T. Cua, 1991. "Calcium and Phosphorous in the teeth of children with
and without cystic fibrosis". Biol Trace Elem Res. Vol. 30, No. 3,
F.T. Cua, editor, Philippine American Academy of Sciences and
Engineering annual meeting proceeding, 1993 . Meeting held at George
Washington University, December 7, 1991.
F.T. Cua, 1992. 90Sr from Worldwide Fallout in Teeth and Bone.
Monograph, North Brunswick, NJ 08902
(sold to NRC, many dental libraries, DOE national laboratories)
F.T. Cua, 1994. Po, Pb, Ra, Pu, Cm, U, Th, Am, Cf, Mo, and Tc
Radionuclides in Teeth and Bones. Monograph, Kendall Park, NJ 08824.
(sent to IAEA and DOE)
(the Sr-90 and the Po….Tc Radionuclides in Teeth and Bones are labeled
together as RADIONUCLIDES IN TEETH AND BONES)
F.T. Cua, 1995. Misconceptions about Radiation, Part 1, Facts are
Stranger than Fiction in Hiroshima/Nagasaki and the Marshall Islands,
Part 2, Volume I. Monograph, Kendall Park, NJ 08824.
F.T. Cua, 1995. Book of Lists about Radiation Related Materials,
specifically the Marshall Islands Publication, Volume I. Monograph,
Kendall Park, NJ 08824.
F.T. Cua, 1996. 90Sr, 239Pu, 238U, 235U, 234U, 232Th, 230Th in MI
Teeth. Abstract #731. Journal of Dental Research, Volume 75, Special
Issue, Abstracts of Papers. 74th General Session and Exhibition of the
International Association for Dental Research, March 13-17, San
Francisco, CA.(March 14 poster session)
F.T. Cua, 1996. Book of Lists about Radiation Related Materials,
specifically Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Weapons Research, and Human Radiation
Experiments Publications, Volume II. Monograph, Kendall Park, NJ 08824.
F.T. Cua, 1996. Oral Cancer. Compilation. Kendall Park, NJ 08824.
F.T. Cua, 1996. Physicochemical characterization of Ca, P, and other
trace elements. Compilation. Kendall Park, NJ 08824.
F.T. Cua, 1996. Optics, Fiber Optics and Optical Devices(Science Index
1993). Compilation. Kendall Park, NJ 08824.
F.T. Cua, 1996. NTIS Publications Concerning Laser Devices, Fiber
Optics, and X-ray Diffraction in Medical and Dental Research.
Compilation. Kendall Park, NJ 08824.
F.T. Cua, 1996. NTIS Publications on Early Breast Cancer Detection.
Compilation, Kendall Park, NJ 08824.
F.T. Cua, 1997. Facts About Food Irradiation. Compilation, Kendall
Park, NJ 08824.
F.T. Cua, 1998. Destruction of Plutonium. Monograph. Kendall Park, NJ 08824.
F.T. Cua, 1998. Radiation in Space. Monograph. Kendall Park, NJ 08824.
F.T. Cua, 1999. Facts or Fiction About Radiation of 17 Movies. Volume II,
Monograph, Princeton, NJ 08540.
F.T. Cua, in progress. More Facts or Fiction About Radiation of 11 Movies.
F.T. Cua, 2000. Radon, Indoor and Remote Measurement of. Chapter in John
Wiley and Sons Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry, United Kingdom.
Christman, Cua Associates, 2001. Radiation Safety Guide. Manual, Princeton
Christman, Cua Associates, 2001. Chemical Hygiene Plan. Manual. Princeton,
Christman, Cua Associates, 2001. Hazard Communication Right -To-Know. Manual. Princeton, NJ 08540,
Christman, Cua Associates, 2001. Bloodborne Pathogen Protection Program. Manual. Princeton, NJ 08540.
Christman, Cua Associates, 2001. Laser Safety Guide. Manual, Princeton, NJ 08540.
F.T. Cua, 2002. compilation of Material Safety Data Sheets for hazardous substances in the workplace.
F.T. Cua, 2005. editor. Philippine American Academy of Sciences and Engineering Membership Directory and Compilation of Meeting Proceedings for 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005.
F.T. Cua, 2005. COMPILATION OF HAZARD SURVEY REPORTS FOR X-RAY MACHINES-DENTAL, VETERINARY, CABINET, SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPE, X-RAY DIFFRACTION, AND X-RAY FLUORESCENCE (2000-2005). Princeton, NJ 08540.
F.T.Cua, 2006. http://www.biotechnologyftcua.com
August 22-23, 1989. Poster presentation on "PIXE-PIGE analysis on teeth
of children with and without cystic fibrosis" at the 5th International
Conference on PIXE, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
F.T. Cua, "Teeth as an Integrating Monitor of Radioisotope and Elemental
Concentration", Feb. 23, 1989, Philippine Nuclear Research Institute,
F.T. Cua and G.S. Hall, "Trace Element Analysis of Human Teeth and Bone
by Proton Induced X-ray Emission", Second International Conference on
the Biology and Toxicology of Trace Metals Using Nuclear Analytical
Technique, May 20-22, 1985 at Brookhaven National Laboratory.
F.T. Cua, "Trace Element in Dental Tissues", 1 1/2 hrs. lecture at
Fairleigh Dickinson on April 22, 1987.
F.T. Cua, "Trace Element Analysis by Proton-Induced X-ray Emission and
Proton Induced Gamma Emission of Human Teeth", 21th Mid-Atlantic
Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Stockton State
College, NJ, May 20, 1987.
F.T. Cua, "Misconceptions about Radiation and Nuclear Bloc Countries or
Atom for Peace or War", April 4, 1995, Philippine Nuclear Research
F.T. Cua, 1991. 15 minutes talk on Neutron Activation Analysis of Philippine and Japanese Rice, 137Cs and 90Sr in Marshall Island Coconuts and 90Sr, 239Pu, 238U, 235U, 234U, 232Th, and 230Th in MI Teeth. Philippine American Academy of Sciences and Engineering, December 7, 1991, George Washington University.
F.T. Cua, 1995. 15 minutes talk on Misconception about Radiation,
Philippine American Academy of Sciences and Engineering, July 29, 1995,
Ohio State University.
F.T. Cua, 1996. 15 minutes talk on 90Sr from Worldwide Fallout in Teeth
and Bones: Book of Lists About Radiation Related Materials. Philippine
American Academy of Sciences and Engineering. August 17, 1996, George
Washington University, Washington, D.C.
F.T. Cua, 1997. Poster presentation on Cua's Lists of Monographs,
Compilations, and Manuals and Department of Energy's Human Radiation
Experimentations, Philippine American Academy of Sciences and
Engineering, August 23, 1997, Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania.
F.T. Cua, 1998. 15 minutes talk on Christman, Cua and Associates consulting in
radiation and environmental protection at the Philippine American
Academy of Sciences and Engineering meeting on June 18, 1998 in
University of the Philippines, Diliman, Science Teacher Training Center.
F.T. Cua, 1999. 15 minutes talk on the Balik(returning) Scientist program at the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute(June, 1998). Philippine American Academy of Sciences and Engineering meeting on August 14, 1999 in Jekyll Inn, Georgia.
F.T. Cua, 2000. Poster presentation on Radon Instrumentations at the Philippine American Academy of Sciences and Engineering meeting in Shangri-la Hotel, Makati, Philippines on July 8-9, 2000.
F.T. Cua, 2001. Posters presentation on Radiation in Space, Biodiesel Fuels, Dental and Veterinary X-ray Machine Hazard Survey. Philippine American Academy of Science and Engineering, July 6-8, 2001 at the University of California in Berkeley; also the Second World Congress on Science and Technology, sponsored by Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science, September 13-15, 2001, at the Manila Hotel, Philippines.
F.T. Cua, 2002. 15 min. talk on Radiation Sterilization of Anthrax Bacillus Spores in the Mail at the Philippine American Academy of Sciences and Engineering(PAASE) symposium in Holiday Inn, Solomon Islands, Maryland on August 22, 2002. Same poster presented at the 51st anniversary conference of the Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science(PHILAAS) in Sustainable Development through Science and Technology: Networking for Environmental Quality on Sept. 13-14, 2002 at University of Sto. Tomas, Espana, Manila, Philippines
F.T. Cua, 2004. 20 min. talk on Parameters that affect the Patient Exposure: Digital vs. Non-Digital Dental X-ray Machines at the Philippine American Academy of Sciences and Engineering(PAASE) symposium at the University of Maryland, College Park, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, August 13-14, 2004.
F.T. Cua, 2005. Poster presentation on Radiation, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety, Philippine American Academy of Sciences and Engineering, Cebu City Waterfront Hotel, June 24-26, 2005 and Philippine Nuclear Research Center, Diliman, Quezon City, July 7, 2005.
F.T. Cua, 2006. Handouts distributed at the Philippine Biotech Summit Jan. 17-20, 2006 to the participants which for your information numbered between 100-150
per day for 4 days. Title: Environmental Regulations for Biotechnological Businesses. http://www.philbiotech.com http://www.biotechnologyftcua.com
F.T.Cua, 2006. Philippine American Academy of Sciences and Engineering Virtual
University poster presented at the PAASE meeting in University of California, Davis, July 14-15, 2006. http://ftcuacalltogreatness.blogspot.com
Attendance at both the 7th and 8th International Congress of Radiation
Research held in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Edinburgh, Scotland, in
July, 1983 and July, 1987 respectively.
Lecture and discussion at the University of Tianjin, Institute of Atomic
Energy in Beijing, and Institute of Radiation Protection in Taiyuan,
People's Republic of China,in August, 1984. Christman, Cua Associates
had 100 students.
Attendance at the American Association for the Advancement of Science
meeting in Boston, USA in January,10-13, 1988.
Attendance at the 5th International Conference on Proton Induced X-ray
Emission, Amsterdam, Netherlands, August 21-25, 1989.
Attendance at the Midyear symposium of the Health Physics Society on
Risk Perception and Risk Assessment in Atlantic City, New Jersey,
February 3-7, 1990.
Attendance at the International Association of Dental Research/American
Association of Dental Research joint convention in Cincinnati, Ohio,
March 7-11, 1990 and in San Francisco, CA, March 13-17, 1996.
Symposium on Research Alliances, Forsyth Dental Center, Boston,
Massachusetts, March 21-22, 1991.
Attendance at the 3rd International Laser Safety Conference '97 at the
Renaissance Hotel, Orlando, Florida, from March 17 to 20, 1997.
Attendance at various meetings of the health physics society, New Jersey
and New York chapters and national organization and Association for
Women in Science meetings, NJ chapter as well as national and Bone and
Tooth Society meetings in NY.
Attendance at the National Academy of Science and Technology meeting
at the Manila Hotel, 5-6 July 2000.
Attendance at the International Radiation Protection Association(IRPA)
meeting in Madrid, Spain on May 23 to 28, 2004.