Dr. Marta E. Goicoechea-Pappas

Professor of Chemistry


Dr. Marta E. Goicoechea-Pappas

Miami Dade College

Chemistry (Rm 3212-10)

11011 S.W. 104 St.

Miami, FL 33176

Contact Information

Office: (305) 237 - 0848

Departmental: (305) 237 - 2492

Departmental Fax: (305) 237 - 0751

Email: mgoicoec@mdc.edu

Educational Background

After obtaining an Associate of Arts (AA) from Miami Dade Community College (MDCC), I transferred to Florida International University (FIU) where I earned a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Chemistry.

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My deep desire in teaching chemistry at the college level led me to pursue a Doctor of Arts (DA) degree, at the University of Miami (UM). My doctoral research at UM, in the laboratory of Dr. Robert E. Gawley, dealt with using chiral oxazolines as auxiliaries for the stereoselective alkylation of 1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinolines.

After graduating from UM, I served as an adjunct professor at MDCC, FIU and Barry University before being fortunate enough to land my current teaching position at Miami Dade College (MDC).

Aside from teaching, I served as a research collaborator at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), in the laboratory of Dr. Ines R. Triay. During my 10 year stint at LANL I worked on various research endeavors: developing and exploring remediation methodologies to remove actinides from geologic media from various Department of Energy (DOE) facilities, performing bench experiments that helped demonstrate the feasibility of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) as a nuclear waste repository, and computer modeling chemical interactions between actinides and complexants utilized in various remediation techniques.