Four UP students win an international industrial engineering competition held in Bandung, Indonesia last January 9 to 17. The team is composed of (from L-R) James Renier Domingo, Daniel Roi Agustin, Arizza Ann Nocum, and Dominic Aily Ecat. They are graduating students of the Department of Industrial Engineering Operations Research of the University of the Philippines-Diliman. They are guided by their coach Simon Lorenzo (rightmost).
UPCOE Dean Rizalinda De Leon and NOAH Project Leader Dr. Enrico Paringit received the the Gregorio Y. Zara Award for applied science research and David M. Consunji Award, respectively from the Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology (Philaast).
“De Leon, dean of the University of the Philippines College of Engineering, was recognized for her innovative research on energy fuels and thermal systems that her current study hopes could produce bioethanol from raw materials like rice straw and grass”.
“Paringit was cited for his two decades of research and development work in utilizing spatial technologies in various applications such as resource management, environmental monitoring and hazard assessment.”
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Doris Magsaysay-Ho, Dr. Magdaleno B. Albarracin Jr. and Isidro Consunji, Dr. Luis D. Pascual, Stephen D. Sy, Henry Lim Bon Liong, and Brian B. Tan.
CALL FOR PAPERS: SUSTAINABLE BUILT ENVIRONMENT 2016
“Sustainable Built Design”
13-15 July 2016
We would like to invite you and your colleagues to participate in the Sustainable Built Environment 2016 Conference (SBE16 Manila) to be held on July 13-15, 2016 in Manila. SBE16 Manila is a regional conference of the International Initiatives on Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE), jointly organized by the UP College of Engineering (UPCOE), UP College of Architecture (UPCA) and UP School of Urban and Regional Planning (SURP). This 3-day conference with the theme “Sustainable Built Design” aims to promote and facilitate the adoption of methods, policies and tools to accelerate movements towards global sustainable built environments.
This international conference is a great opportunity for Filipino faculty members and students who have limited resources and access to attend such forum to present papers, posters, network and exposure to worldwide sustainability issues. We have invited presentations by exemplary educators and practitioners from around the world. A Master Class will also be available for additional training experiences. Topic for the Master Class is Wind Engineering. Philippines distance calculator . There will be an exhibit area that will display academic posters on one side and another area for companies displaying products of sustainable design and development. http://coe.upd.edu.ph/2015/09/15/call-for-papers-sustainable-built-environment-2016/There will also be networking opportunities with educators, engineers, architects and planners who are in similar teaching and research areas.
Deadline of submission of abstracts: October 7, 2015 via http://conference.upd.edu.ph/index.php/SBE/SBE16
For more information about the conference, kindly check this official Publicity Materials.
Should you have queries, we can be reached through 981-8500 local 3008 (Secretariat) or through email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SBE2016 Call for Papers
Sitting from left to right: ICE Director Ricardo Sigua, UP Diliman Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Benito Pacheco, RS Caparros and Associates President Engr. Romeo Caparros, COE Dean Aura Matias, UP President Alfredo Pascual, DOST – PCIEERD Executive Director Undersecretary for Scientific and Technological Services Dr. Rowena Cristina Guevara, UP Vice President for Academic Affairs Gisela Concepcion, UP-ERDFI President Alfonso Aliga, Jr. Standing from left to right: Engr. Alfredo R. Austria (DMCI Homes), Engr. Rolando Dimaano (Konstructura), Egbert Abiad (AMH Philippines, Inc.), Engr. William Liu Jr. (Primary Group of Builders), UPAE President Engr. Emilio Lolito Tumbocon, Engr. Levy Espiritu (Datem), Ms. Ritzi Villarico Ronquillo (Holcim), Engr. Isidro A. Consunji , Engr. Raul Ignacio (MNTC), Engr. Michael Roberto Reyes (DCCD Engineering Corp.), Engr. Roy Anthony Luna (AMH Philippines, Inc,).
UP Alumni and Companies Pledge to Help Build ICE’s compound[SEP. 8] – A building endowment drive was organized by the UP Institute of Civil Engineering (ICE) and the Office of the President of UP to help Build the Builders’ Building.
Last August 15, the event Building the Builders’ Building was held to fund some of the components of the ICE’s new compound. The endowment drive aims to partially furnish the classrooms and offices, to finish the theater, to fund the centralized airconditioning, and to provide tools for the laboratories.
In their respective messages, UP President Alfredo E. Pascual, UP Diliman Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Benito M. Pacheco, and UP College of Engineering Dean Aura C. Matias all enumerated reasons for investing in UP and the UP ICE. They emphasized the role of UP ICE as an academic and research institution as well as an industry partner.
President Pascual said in his opening remarks, “We want to continue to harness the brightest minds by providing them with facilities that will stimulate creativity, innovation, and critical thinking”. Vice Chancellor Pacheco, in his message stated that the endeavor of UP ICE becoming the National Institute of Civil Engineering should be a project of the Filipino people. He said, “Most of the labs that we are building are not only for UP Diliman, [not only] for Metro Manila, but for the whole Philippines.” According to Dean Matias, “For as long as we are able to keep our donors happy and well-appreciated, they in return feel good in being able to be a partner in the development of our future engineers.”
The endowment drive has been able to successfully solicit pledges from various alumni and companies. Some of those who have pledged to fund rooms in the ICE buildings are Holcim Philippines, Mr. Roy Luna of AMH Philippines, Inc., UP Aggregates, Inc., Engr. Ronaldo Ison of R.S. Ison and Associates, Engr. Toby and Miriam Tamayo of TandeM Engineering Consultancy and UP Association of Civil Engineering Students (ACES).
Currently, the Phase 1 of ICE compound is 96% complete. It includes the Office and Classroom Wing (OCW), Structural and Construction Laboratory (L1), and the Fire Laboratory (L2) buildings. The new buildings are expected to be operational by the 2nd Semester of Academic Year 2015-2016.
President Pascual asks everyone, “Let’s all work together to strengthen the future of Philippine Civil Engineering, with UP hopefully in the lead together with its graduates.”
UP ICE compound
Showcasing the passion of a Filipino scientist and engineer, University of the Philippines Department of Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor 3 and Head of the Laboratory of Electrochemical Engineering Dr. Joey Ocon, bagged this year’s Green Talents award for his outstanding work and research dedicated to sustainable development.
Dr. Ocon, among almost a thousand who applied, was one of the 25 honored awardees, and the first Filipino to receive the award.
The prestigious Green Talents competition, organized by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Germany, is an annual international forum that aims to encourage young scientists to be involved in sustainability research and promotes world-wide exchange of innovative green ideas.
The winners will participate in a two-week science forum in Germany from October 16 to 31 wherein it featured high-end institutions which are centers for sustainability research.
At the young age of 29, Dr. Joey Ocon has already published over 25 scholarly publications, most of which focused on electrochemistry and its practical applications.
Moreover, his exceptional career as a young researcher has garnered him—out of seven awardees in the Philippines—the Outstanding Young Scientist Award by the National Academy of Science and Technology in the Philippines.
Dr. Ocon finished his bachelor and master’s degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of the Philippines, Diliman and earned his doctorate degree in Environmental Science and Engineering at the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea.
(2) Joey Ocon [Facebook Photos]