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Eric Da Silva, PhD

Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3
e2dasilv@ryerson.ca

Specialization

Analytical chemistry, chemical physics, applied radiation physics, spectroscopy, in vivo spectroscopy, X-ray fluorescence spectrometry, Raman spectroscopy, IR spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, trace element toxicology (human), triglyceride crystallization, radiation protection/health physics, chemometrics.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications:

1. Da Silva, E., Kirkham, B., Heyd, D.V. and Pejović-Milić, A. (2013). Pure Hydroxyapatite Phantoms for the Calibration of In Vivo X-ray Fluorescence Systems of Bone Lead and Strontium Quantification. Analytical Chemistry. 85: 9189-95. [Article Link]

2. Da Silva, E., Jakobuvic, R., Pejović-Milić, A. and Heyd, D.V. (2010). Aluminium and strontium in calcium supplements and antacids by wavelength-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry: A concern to haemodialysis patients? Food Additives and Contaminants. 27: 1405-14. [Article Link]

3. Da Silva, E., Robinson, M., Evans, C., Pejović-Milić, A. and Heyd, D.V. (2010). Monitoring the photographic process, degradation and restoration of 21st century Daguerreotypes by wavelength-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry. 25: 654-61. [Article Link]

4. Da Silva, E., Bresson, S. and Rousseau, D. (2009). Characterization of tristearin polymorphs and liquid-state organization with Raman spectroscopy. Chemistry and Physics of Lipids. 157: 113-19. [Article Link]

5. Da Silva, E. and Rousseau, D. (2008). Molecular order and thermodynamics of the solid-to-liquid phase transition in monoacid saturated triglycerides. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 10: 4606-13. [Article Link]

6. Da Silva, E., Pejović-Milić, A. and Heyd, D.V. (2008). The use of teeth as the site for the in vivo or ex vivo quantification of skeletal strontium: A feasibility study. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry. 23: 527-34. [Article Link]

Book Chapters:

1. Da Silva, E. and Rousseau, D. (2010). Raman spectroscopy for the Study of Molecular Order, Thermodynamics and Solid-Liquid Transitions in Triacylglycerols. In: Handbook of Vibrational Spectroscopy, Vol. 1. Li-Chan, E., Chalmers, J. and Griffiths, P. (Eds). Chichester: John Wiley & Sons. [Wiley Link]

Conference and Symposium Presentations:

1. Da Silva, E., Schwendener Forkel, D., Matthews David, A., Hopkins, A., Semmelhack, E. and Pejović-Milić, A. (June 15-20, 2014). The detection of arsenic in textiles and other media in the presence of lead and bromine using portable X-ray analyzers: A statistical approach. European Conference on X-ray Spectrometry. Bologna, Italy.

2. Da Silva, E. and Pejović-Milić, A. (June 15-20, 2014). Secondary excitation of Pb by Sr in the context of a bone lead determination by X-ray fluorescence spectrometry using the Pb L-series. Bologna, Italy.

3. Tesfay, G., Da Silva, E. and Pejović-Milić, A. (June 15-20, 2014). Preliminary evaluation of the suitability of a rhodium-tube based portable X-ray analyzer for the possible in vivo quantification of strontium in bone. European Conference on X-ray Spectrometry. Bologna, Italy.

4. Da Silva, E., Kirkham, B., Groves, J.W., Gherase, M.R., Fleming, D.E.B. and Pejović-Milić, A. (November 18-22, 2013). In vivo quantification of strontium in bone using handheld X-ray fluorescence spectrometers. X ISTERH: International Society for Trace Element Research in Humans. Tokyo, Japan.

5. Da Silva, E., Tesfay, G., Kirkham, B., Tarapacki, C., Karshafian, R. and Pejović-Milić, A. (November 18-22, 2013). The quantification of low levels of noble metals in biological matrices by total reflection X-ray fluorescence spectrometry. X ISTERH: International Society for Trace Element Research in Humans. Tokyo, Japan.

6. Kirkham, B., Da Silva, E., Escobar, M, Bouchard, M. and Pejović-Milić, A. (November 18-22, 2013). Use of human primary tooth enamel as a biomarker for lead, iron, copper and zinc exposure during prenatal and neonatal development. X ISTERH: International Society for Trace Element Research in Humans. Tokyo, Japan.

7. Da Silva, E., Broughton, D. and Pejović-Milić, A. (August 25-29, 2013). Evaluating the essential and toxic element content of infant formula by total reflection X-ray fluorescence spectrometry. 10th NTES Conference: Trace & Mineral Elements in Health & Disease. Loen, Norway.

8. Pejović-Milić, A., Da Silva, E. and Kirkham, B. (August 5-9, 2013). Use of X-ray spectroscopy for elemental analysis of complex biological samples. 62nd Annual Conference on Applications of X-ray Analysis (Denver X-ray Conference). Westminster, Colorado, USA.

9. Da Silva, E., Kirkham, B., Heyd, D.V., Chettle, D.R. and Pejović-Milić, A. (June 18-22, 2012). Calibration of the X-ray fluorescence based system of in vivo bone strontium quantification. European Conference on X-ray Spectrometry (EXRS). Vienna, Austria.

10. Kirkham, B., Da Silva, E., Escobar, M., Bouchard, M. and Pejović-Milić, A. (June 18-22, 2012). Use of human primary tooth enamel as a biomarker for lead, manganese and iron uptake during prenatal and neonatal development. European Conference on X-ray Spectrometry (EXRS). Vienna, Austria.

11. Da Silva, E., Kirkham, B., Chettle, D. R. and Pejović-Milić, A. (June 11-15, 2012). Evaluation of the current calibration protocol for the X-ray fluorescence based system of in vivo bone strontium quantification: A Monte Carlo study. Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) Congress. Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

12. Kirkham, B., Da Silva, E., Escobar, M., Bouchard, M. and Pejović-Milić, A. (June 11-15, 2012). Human Primary Tooth Enamel as a Biomarker of Lead Exposure. Canadian Association of Physicists Congress (CAP). Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

13. Da Silva, E., Kirkham, B., Heyd, D.V. and Pejović-Milić, A. (June 7-8, 2012). Development of calcium phosphate clibrators for XRF systems of bone metal quantification. Lead Collaborative Consortium. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

14. Da Silva, E., Pejović-Milić, A. and Heyd, D.V. (October 16-21, 2011). An observational study evaluating elemental differences in the deciduous teeth of children with autism versus their normally developing siblings. Trace Elements in Diet, Nutrition, & Health: Essentiality and Toxicity: International Society for Trace Element Research in Humans; Nordic Trace Element Society; Hellenic Trace Element Society (ISTERH). Antalya (Belek), Turkey.

15. Kirkham, B., Da Silva, E., Bouchard, M. and Pejović-Milić, A. (October 16-21, 2011). Human primary tooth enamel as a biomarker for manganese exposure. Trace Elements in Diet, Nutrition, & Health: Essentiality and Toxicity: International Society for Trace Element Research in Humans; Nordic Trace Element Society; Hellenic Trace Element Society (ISTERH). Antalya (Belek), Turkey.

16. Carvalho, M.L., Da Silva, E., Marques, J. P., Lima, M.T., Pejović-Milić, A. and Chettle, D. R. (September 11-14, 2011). Potentialities of 109Cd-based X-ray Fluorescence for in vivo Lead Content in Bone. International Conference on Development and Applications of Nuclear Technologies (NUTECH-2011). Krakow, Poland.

17. Kirkham, B., Da Silva, E., Bouchard, M. and Pejović-Milić, A. (June 13-17, 2011). Quantification of manganese in deciduous tooth enamel by energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry. Canadian Association of Physicists Congress (CAP). St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.

18. Ghosh, S., Robert, M.F., Da Silva, E., Rafanan, R. and Rousseau, D. (May 1-4, 2011). Role of salt on water-in-oil emulsion stability. 102nd American Oil Chemists' Society Annual Meeting & Expo (AOCS). Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America.

19. Da Silva, E., Edgen, L.M., Carvalho, M.L., Lima, T., Marques, J.P., Pejović-Milić, A. and Chettle, D.R. (June 20-25, 2010). Evaluating the lead content in archeological bone specimens by in situ K X-ray fluorescence spectrometry. European Conference on X-ray Spectrometry (EXRS). Figueira da Foz, Portugal.

20. Da Silva, E. (June 3-4, 2010). Calcium phosphate-based bone phantoms for the calibration of in vivo X-ray fluorescence systems. International Strategic Opportunities Fund (ISOP) Workshop on Bone Lead. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

21. Da Silva, E., Robinson, M., Evans, C., Heyd, D.V. and Pejović-Milić, A. (May 8-June 2, 2010). Monitoring the photographic process, degredation and restoration of 21st century Daguerreotypes by wavelength-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry. 93rd Canadian Chemistry Conference & Exhibition, Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC). Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

22. Da Silva, E., Pejović-Milić, A., Chettle, D.R., Carvalho, M.L., Marques, J.P., Lima, T., Brito, J.A.A. and Heyd, D.V. (July 12-15, 2009). Applications of X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry to the Biomedical Sciences: In Vivo Quantification of Selected Elements in Calcified Tissues. IBER2009: Tenth Iberian Joint Meeting on Atomic and Molecular Physics. Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

23. Jakubovic, R., Da Silva, E. and Pejović-Milić, A. (November 9-13, 2008). Trace and minor elemental content of various calcium supplements: Does the choice of calcium supplement induce risk of metal intoxication to renal insufficient patients? Trace Elements in Man and Animals 13 (TEMA). Pucon, Chile.

24. Da Silva, E., Heirwegh, C., Pejović-Milić, A., and Heyd, D.V. (June 16-20, 2008). Use of hydroxyapatite bone phantoms for the calibration of in vivo energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence systems for bone strontium determination. European Conference on X-ray Spectrometry (EXRS). Dubrovnik, Croatia.

25. Da Silva, E., Pejović-Milić, A., and Heyd, D.V. (June 16-20, 2008). Quantification of manganese in teeth by wavelength-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry: A pilot study. European Conference on X-ray Spectrometry (EXRS). Dubrovnik, Croatia.

26. Da Silva, E., Robinson, M., Pejović-Milić, A., Evans, C. and Heyd, D.V. (June 16-20, 2008). Monitoring the process of gilding, tarnishin and restoration of 21st century daguerreotypes by wavelength-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (EXRS). European Conference on X-ray Spectrometry. Dubrovnik, Croatia.

27. Robinson, M., Evans, C.,Pejović-Milić, A., Li, Q., Da Silva, E., Currier, E., Guillemuter, J. and Skatch, E. (May 5-6, 2008). Investigation of daguerreotype microstructure to evaluate the feasibility of a newly developed conservation treatment method. Annual Conference of the Ontario Centers of Excellence (Discovery 2008). Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

28. Da Silva, E., Pejović-Milić, A. and Heyd, D.V. (October 21-26, 2007). The feasible use of teeth for the \textit{in vivo} quantification of strontium by X-ray fluorescence spectrometry. Trace Elements in Diet, Nutrition, & Health: Essentiality and Toxicity: International Society for Trace Element Research in Humans; Nordic Trace Element Society; Hellenic Trace Element Society (ISTERH). Crete, Greece.

29. Da Silva, E. (October 18, 2007). Long-range order and molecular structure in triglyceride melts: A resolution to a four decade debate? Molecular Science Seminar Series, Department of Chemistry & Biology, Ryerson University. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

30. Patel, J., Pejović-Milić, A., Zamburlini, M. and Da Silva, E.. (October 11-15, 2007). Comparison of Two Excitation Sources Suitable for Bone Strontium X-ray Fluorescence Measurements in vivo. 43rd Annual Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference (CUPC). Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

31. Da Silva, E. and Rousseau, D. (May 13-16, 2007). A Raman Spectroscopy Study of the Solid-to-Liquid Transition in Monoacid Saturated Triglycerides and the Memory Effect. 98th American Oil Chemists' Society Annual Meeting & Expo (AOCS). Québec City, Québec, Canada.

32. Pink, D.A., MacDonald, A.J., Hanna, C.B., Thillainadarajah, K., Corkery, R., Rousseau, D. and Da Silva, E. (May 13-16, 2007). Modelling the Solid-Liquid Phase Transition in Saturated Triglycerides. 98th American Oil Chemists' Society Annual Meeting & Expo (AOCS). Québec City, Québec, Canada.