With the closing of this year's academic year comes the conclusion of my work as Department Chair. I really look forward to reducing my stress levels, which mostly comes from having to force myself to be more... "receptive and open" towards other people. I also look forward to streamlining my work, since I really suck at multitasking; hopefully, now that the administrative duties will be significantly reduced, I can finally focus on my research and teaching- well, mostly on research since I already kind of have the teaching down.
I'm currently in the ICE Building attending a "pre-workshop" on the COE Academic Quality Roadmap and IAADS Engg Edition. Basically, we unit heads and officials of the College of Engineering are tasked on identifying targets and action items needed in preparation for external assessment and accreditation.
It's been 5 years since I last really updated my pages, but I now that my time as an administrator is almost up I can finally focus on working on my contents. After all, this is my virtual representation to UP Diliman.
Slowly, but surely, I'm going to upload stuff here to mirror the contents of the Green Materials Laboratory in the DChE website, as well as add some other items related to my bio and my teaching.
This week (May 26-30) is the submission of classes to be offered this June and July. Hopefully, there won't be a lot of course offerings this coming mid-year term, so there will be fewer students to attend to during the June 2-3 registration period.