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 (Aug 2014 – present)

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 (Jan 2019 - present)

  • 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 (Mar 2016 - present)

  • Associate Member, National Research Council of the Philippines (Feb 2018 - present)

  • Associate Editor, Science Diliman Journal (Apr 2015 - present)

  • Secretary, Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers - Metro Manila Academe Chapter (Aug 2015 - Sep 2017; Aug 2019 - present)

  • Secretary, University of the Philippines Chemical Engineering Alumni Foundation, Inc. (Jan 2014 - present)

  • Licensed chemical engineer, Professional Regulation Commission (Nov 2003 - present)