Dr. Molina received his B.S. in Chemistry from Northeastern University and a Ph.D. in Analytical/Physical Chemistry from Louisiana State University, New Orleans. He is presently an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Bronx Community College of the City University of New York. Over the last 12 years, Dr. Molina was a private consultant, investigating environmental, industrial hygiene, and forensic issues.
Dr. Molina has taught general, GOB, quantitative and instrumental analysis courses, as an adjunct professor, at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, The CUNY-Bridge to Medicine - The Sophie Davis School of Biochemical Sciences, Hofstra University, St. Johns University, New York Institute of Technology, and Nassau Community College. In addition, he taught graduate courses in Environmental Chemistry at C.W. Post College of LIU.
He began his career in the chemical industry, as a Senior Analytical Chemist for the Drackett Company, a Division of Bristol-Meyers. He then joined Celanese Research Company in the Analytical Research Services Division where he operated the Atomic Spectroscopy and Thermo-analytical Laboratories and was responsible for developing new methods of analysis investigating polymers, fibers and carbon composites. Additional industrial experience included developing coal slag and combustion modifiers at Apollo Technologies, Inc. Finally, he was associated with an environmental start-up company, At-Sea Incineration, in disposing of hazardous waste via ocean incineration, and OHM Corp. supporting US-EPA superfund site operations as Vice President and Laboratory Director for an AIHA environmental services company, LTS, Inc.