About

EDUCATION

  • Doctor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering (2011)

   Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

   Under the Monbukagakusho (Japanese Government: MEXT) Scholarship

  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (2006)

   University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (2003)

   University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

UPD Department of Chemical Engineering (Jun 2003 – present)

  • Department Chair (Sep 2016 – Aug 2019)

  • Head, Green Materials Laboratory 

Research topics: natural fiber-reinforced polymer composite materials; chemical recycling of waste polymeric materials, focusing on plastic laminates and thermosets; novel applications of bio-based polymers and biomaterials, focusing on cellulosic and phycocolloidal hydrogels, hydrogel blends and bio-adhesives

College of Engineering, UP Diliman

  • College Secretary (Jun 2011 – Aug 2016)

University of the Philippines Diliman

  • Faculty and REPS International Mobilization Committee 

  • University Council Committee on Student Admission, Progress and Graduation (Jan 2016 – Jan 2019)

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

  • Senior Member, Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering Society

  • Associate Editor, Science Diliman Journal

  • Editor-in-Chief, Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers Journal (Nov 2013 – Feb 2017)

  • Member, Board of Directors, Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers - Metro Manila Academe Chapter (Aug 2011 - Sep 2017)

  • Secretary, University of the Philippines Chemical Engineering Alumni Foundation, Inc. 

  • Licensed chemical engineer, Professional Regulation Commission