RESEARCH AND CREATIVE WORK

Seven UP researchers included in Asian Scientist 100 for contributions to their fields

Seven UP researchers in the fields of biomedical sciences, mathematics, environmental sciences and geology, and sustainability have been recognized in the 2017 edition of Asian Scientist 100. They are Dr. Maria Czarina Acelajado and Dr. Emmanuel P. Estrella of UP Manila; Dr. Menandro N. Acda of UP Los Baños; and Dr. Joseph M. Pasia, Dr. Windell L. Rivera, Dr. Maria Corazon A. De Ungria and Dr. Augustus C. Resurreccion of UP Diliman. Compiled by Asian Scientist Magazine, the list includes scientists, innovators and leaders who have received national or international prizes for their scientific research or have made significant contributions to scientific discovery or leadership […]

Featured publications with the IPA

JULY 2017 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: In terms of streamflow simulation, the radar-based quantitative precipitation estimate is as good as — or even better than — the gauge-only product SOCIAL SCIENCES AND LAW: Moral bioenhancement is not necessarily equivalent to moral enhancement SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: When an aircraft is en-route and an airport congestion is known, what is the best air traffic flow management action? SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: Governance of the Sampaloc Lake, Pandin Lake, and Tadlac Lake is collaborative but centralized SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: High-quality superconducting films which can be used for various devices were produced using an inexpensive tabletop […]

Research, study opportunities for faculty and staff during K to 12 transition

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has grants for faculty and staff members who wish to pursue research or higher studies during the K to 12 transition period. According to Vice President for Academic Affairs Cynthia Rose Bautista, these opportunities are “in line with the University’s resolve to utilize the K to 12 transition for addressing UP’s multiple imperatives including the enhancement of the qualifications of faculty and staff.” The K to 12 Transition Program, as defined by CHED, is “a five-year effort aimed at the strategic development of higher education institutions and personnel during the transition period from 2016 […]

Experts to talk about challenges, opportunities for environmental sustainability in mining sector

Experts to talk about challenges, opportunities for environmental sustainability in mining sector

Geoscientists, environmental experts and other stakeholders in the mining industry will converge on June 29 and 30 at Venus Parkview in Baguio City for the 2017 Hunt for Ore Deposits (HFOD): Challenges and Opportunities for Environmental Sustainability. The conference will elevate discussions on rising concerns over the sustainability of the mining industry to a level that tests theoretical insights against realities on the ground. Participants will talk about recent advances in mineral exploration, ecosystems valuation and management, and related topics on resource development and environmental sustainability. In addition, they will present some best practices in environmental management, rehabilitation measures, socio-economic programs, […]

National Scientist Lourdes Cruz is most cited researcher from UP

National Scientist Lourdes Cruz is most cited researcher from UP

National Scientist and UP Professor Emeritus Lourdes Cruz has the most number of publications with the highest impact among UP researchers. This was according to the Webometrics Ranking of Scientists in Philippine Institutions released in January 2017. The list is a BETA ranking based on the researcher’s presence in the Google Scholar Citations database. It includes the top 453 scholars in the Philippines–267 of them from UP–with h-indices of at least five. The researchers were “ranked first by h-index in decreasing order then, [in case of a tie], by the total number of citations as a secondary criteria.” For this third edition, […]

CHED-PCARI new cycle of request for proposals

CHED-PCARI is pleased to announce a new cycle of request for proposals (RFPs) for funding. The Philippine-California Advanced Research Institutes (PCARI) Project is a project of the Philippine government’s Commission on Higher Education (CHED), in collaboration with California-based and leading Philippine academic institutions, to establish a platform for capacity-building of Philippine Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) by way of collaborative research. Projects to be funded under this announcement are expected to be either in the priority areas of information infrastructure development and health innovation and translational medicine to be undertaken jointly by collaborating eligible HEIs. Proposals must address a significant societal […]

13th APRU Multi-Hazards Symposium call for abstracts and student paper competition

13th APRU Multi-Hazards Symposium call for abstracts and student paper competition

The 13th APRU Multi-Hazards Symposium 2017, to be held on 28-29 August 2017 at Peking University, will concentrate on how to combine governance and state-of-the-art science and technology for more efficient disaster risk reduction. The Pacific Rim is never short of earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, landslides, volcanic eruptions and bush fires, and the historic disaster events indicated that government could and should play a more important role in coping with these natural hazards. Association of academia with governance on public education, infrastructure construction, disaster management, emergency rescue and hazard recovery will be the next “hot” point in the field of disaster […]

IPA Recipients for June 2017

A binary mixture of granular materials partially
filling a cylindrical or spherical container rotating along the horizontal axis will first radially segregate (larger and smoother grains aggregate to the periphery while the smaller and rougher grains form the core of the bulk) then axially segregate (the sheath made of the larger grains breaks up exposing the radial core).

Junius André F. Balista Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics College of Arts and Sciences UP Los Baños Axial Segregation of Granular Mixtures as the Rotational Stabilization of the Radial Core. Granular Matter, 19 (2): 39, 9 pages, May 2017. Catchy title of research: Explanation of granular material segregation inspired by asteroids and artificial satellites At an appropriate rotational speed, a mixture of large and small grains inside a rotating horizontal cylindrical container first radially segregate, such that the larger grains go to the periphery and the smaller grains form the core. Then axial segregation occurs, such that the sheath made of […]

UP Manila webinar aims to help doctors, students build telemedicine startups

UP Manila webinar aims to help doctors, students build telemedicine startups

The Technology Transfer and Business Development Office (TTBDO) of UP Manila, in partnership with the National Telehealth Center (NTHC), hosted the web-based seminar “Practical Tips for Doctors and Students for Creating a Mobile Health/Telemedicine Startup“ on 9 May 2017 with Dr. Milton Chen as resource person. The webinar had 27 virtual participants as well as a live interactive session with the staff of the TTBDO and the NTHC. Chen is affiliated with two digital health companies, VSee and This American Doc, which he co-founded without any business experience. During the seminar, he stressed the importance of training one’s team on interaction design and […]

IPA Recipients for May 2017

Photo 1. Bonding (positive) and antibonding (negative) contributions for CO adsorption on (a) top site of Pd atom of Pd3Au surface, (b) hollow site of Pd3Au surface, and (c) hollow site of Pd surface. The plot is generated using crystal orbital overlap population (COOP) analysis. (JPSJ 86, 044712 (2017)

Susan T. Bacud, Virginia R. Cardenas* and Luis Rey I. Velasco Crop Science Cluster College of Agriculture Institute for Governance and Rural Development * College of Public Affairs UP Los Baños “Constructivist Research Method: Understanding the Resilience of a Marginalized Sampaguita Growing Community in the Philippines” in SAGE Research Methods Cases. Bronia Flett (editor). London: SAGE Publication Ltd., 2017 ________________________________________ Allan Abraham B. Padama Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics College of Arts and Sciences UP Los Baños CO Adsorption on (110)-(1 × 2) Missing-Row Reconstructed Surfaces of Pd, Au, and Pd3Au: Electronic Structures and Vibrational Frequencies. Journal of the Physical Society […]