ERDT R&D Track Heads

The ERDT Track Heads are in charge of (1) evaluating research project proposals to align with priority research areas before submitting them to the Department of Science and Technology for funding; (2) managing R&D programs of ERDT; (3) conducting focus group discussions and roundtable discussions with academe, industry, government agencies and other stakeholders to evaluate roadmaps and agenda; and (4) ensuring that ERDT projects are aligned with the National Science and Technology Plan and the Medium Term Philippine Development Plan and are relevant and transferrable to the country’s benefit.

The ERDT Track Heads for F.Y. 2019-2020 are:

ENERGY

 

PROF. FERDINAND G. MANEGDEG

 

Prof. Manegdeg is the UP College of Engineering’s 19th dean. He is a professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

 

In 2014, Prof. Manegdeg received a Certificate of Merit at the International Conference of Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Management at the World Congress on Engineering held at the Imperial College of London.

 

He is currently a regular member and Vice Chair of the Division of Engineering and Industrial Research of the National Research Council of the Philippines.

 

DR. GERALD JO C. DENOGA

 

Dr. Denoga is an associate professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, UP Diliman.

 

His research interests included hybrid vehicles, automotive engineering, and motion control.

 

DR. NOEL T. ESTOPEREZ

 

Dr. Estoperez holds a Doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Tokyo University. He is Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology’s Resident Electrical and Safety Engineer and a former president of the University’s Faculty Union.

 

DR. RINLEE BUTCH M. CERVERA

 

Dr. Cervera is an assistant professor and Lab Head of the Energy Storage and Conversion Materials Research Laboratory at the Department of Mining, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, UP Diliman.

 

He is an accomplished young scientist who has numerous publications and awards. After returning to the Philippines in 2012 as a Balik-Scientist awardee of DOST, he has trained and mentored several undergraduate and graduate students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASST. PROF. KOSHNIER S. JIMENEZ

 

Asst. Prof. Jimenez is the current Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, UP Diliman.

ENVIRONMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE

DR. JONATHAN R. DUNGCA

 

Dr. Jonathan R. Dungca is the dean of De La Salle University’s Gokongwei College of Engineering and an associate professor of the College’s Civil Engineering Department.

 

In 2008, he was chosen by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) as one of the 50 Men and Women of Science.

DR. ROBERTO M. MALALUAN

 

Dr. Malaluan is the Graduate Coordinator for Engineering and Technology of Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology.

 

He is the Research Project Head of Seambiotic Food Supplement, the first commercialized product of MSU-IIT. 

DR. MARIA ANTONIA N. TANCHULING

 

Dr. Tanchuling is the Director of UP Diliman’s Institute of Civil Engineering. She earned her BS in Civil Engineering and MS in Environmental Engineering degrees from the University of the Philippines Diliman in 1988 and 1998, respectively. In 2005, she graduated from the Tokyo Institute of Technology with a PhD in Civil Engineering, where she worked on developing a column test to determine contaminant transport parameters in clay. She lectures and does researches on solid waste management, environmental impact assessment, water quality management, and water and sanitation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DR. ANALIZA ROLLON

 

Dr. Rollon is an associate professor and the Department Chair of the Environmental Engineering Graduate Program of UP Diliman’s College of Engineering.

PROF. LOUIE BALICANTA

 

Prof. Balicanta is the Chairperson of the Department of Geodetic Engineering and the Director of the Training Center for Applied Geodesy and Photogrammetry of UP Diliman.

 

In 2018, he was awarded the Most Outstanding Geodetic Engineer in Academe by the Geodetic Engineers of the Philippines during its 44th Annual National Directorate Meeting and Convention.

Information and Communications Technology

DR. JONATHAN WINSTON L. SALVACION

 

Dr. Salvacion is the Research Director and Dean of Mapua University’s Graduate School.

 

His research interests include BOD, groundwater, water and wastewater treatment, wastewater engineering, environmental impact assessment, and water purification technologies.

DR. EVANGELINE P. BAUTISTA

 

Dr. Bautista is the Dean of the School of Science and Engineering of Ateneo de Manila University where he earned her PhD in Mathematics in 2002.

 

Aside from being an ERDT Project Leader, Dr. Bautista is also affiliated with the Mathematical Society of the Philippines (Member, 2008-2014 Board Member), Quezon City Science Foundation (President), and the National Consortium in Graduate Science and Mathematics Education (Steering Committee).

DR. MARLOWE EDGAR C. BURCE

 

Dr. Burce is the Assistant Dean of the University of San Carlos’ College of Engineering. He is an associate professor of the Department of Computer Engineering.

 

His research interests include field robotics, remote sensing, management information system, logic controllers, and embedded systems.

DR. JAYMAR SORIANO

 

Dr. Soriano is an assistant professor and Chair of the department of Computer Science, UP Diliman.

 

In 2017, he and his colleagues made a breakthrough research that gives insight on how lowering the temperature on specific brain regions could potentially treat epileptic seizures.

Manufacturing and Machinery

DR. EVELYN B. TABOADA

 

Dr. Taboada is the dean of the School of Engineering of the University of San Carlos. Her research interests include bioprocess engineering, integrated food-water-energy engineering, and the relevance of intellectual property to society.

 

She is a two-time awardee of the prestigious WIPO Gold Medal for Inventors for her technological innovations and outstanding achievement in utilizing intellectual property for social and economic development.

DR. JOEY D. OCON

 

Dr. Ocon is the Founding Head of the Laboratory of Electrochemical Engineering (LEE), and the Chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering, UP Diliman. Since founding LEE in 2014, the laboratory has contributed to more than 50 international publications in ISI and Scopus journals.

 

His research interests include electrochemical energy storage, heterogeneous catalysis, green technology and renewable energy, and science and technology policy.

ASST. PROF. ERICKSON LLAGUNO

 

Asst. Prof. Llaguno is the Chair of the Department of Industrial Engineering of UP Diliman.

Semiconductor Materials and Electronics

DR. ARNOLD R. ELEPAŇO

 

Dr. Elepaňo is the Dean of the College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology of the University of the Philippines Los Baňos. His specialties are agricultural bio-processing, energy engineering, and mechanical engineering.

 

Dr. Elepaňo’s research interests include biomass, numerical analysis, and crop processing.

 

DR. VICTORINO T. TAYLAN

 

Dr. Taylan is the dean of the College of Engineering, Central Luzon State University.  He has more than 20 years of teaching experience and has authored numerous publications.

DR. MICHAEL ANGELO PEDRASA

 

Dr. Pedrasa is the Director of the Electrical and Electronics Institute of the University of the Philippines Diliman. His research interests include power systems, renewable energy and power electronics.

DR. MAGDALENO VASQUEZ, JR.

 

Dr. Vasquez is the Chair of the Department of Mining, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and the co-Program Coordinator of Materials Science and Engineering Graduate Programs jointly offered by the College of Engineering and College of Science. His research interests are in the field of vacuum technology, plasma science, ion beans, and charged particle-materials interaction. His current focus is in the development of affordable plasma discharge systems for different industrial applications and for value-added material processing.

 

 

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