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IPA Recipients for January 2020

IPA Recipients for January 2020

Josefina T. Dizon Institute for Governance and Rural Development College of Public Affairs and Development UP Los Baños Water Governance Framework in Sta. Cruz River Watershed, Laguna, Philippines, Journal of Environmental Science and Management, 22(1): 54-66, 2019 Deforestation due to illegal cutting, charcoal making, quarrying, mining, and destructive farming practices resulted to insufficient water supply for irrigation in the Sta. Cruz River Watershed. Since the National Irrigation Administration has transferred to the Irrigators’ Association (IA) the ownership of the irrigation system, the model proposes that the IA plays a central role in the management of the irrigation system. Thus, its leadership, […]

IPA Recipients for November 2019

IPA Recipients for November 2019

Gilbert R. Peralta Department of Mathematics and Computer Science College of Science UP Baguio Analysis of a Nonlinear Fluid-Structure Interaction Model with Mechanical Dissipation and Delay, Nonlinearity, 32: 5110-5149, 2019 The interaction between a solid and a fluid has been studied extensively in the past decades. Applications typically arise in several engineering designs and blood flow models. The research takes into account a model where there is a delay in the feedback control on the structural component. This entails that there is a time-lag for the control to be effective. It is known that delays can lead to instability. Nevertheless, the […]

IPA Recipients for November 2019

IPA Recipients for November 2019

Benny Marie B. Ensano1, Mark Daniel G. de Luna1, Kim Katrina P. Rivera1, Sheila Mae B. Pingul-Ong2, Dennis C. Ong2 1Environmental Engineering Program, College of Engineering (UP Diliman) 2School of Technology (UP Visayas) Optimization, Isotherm, and Kinetic Studies of Diclofenac Removal from Aqueous Solutions by Fe-Mn Binary Oxide Adsorbents, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 26: 32407–32419, 2019 This study focused on the removal of diclofenac (DCF), a widely used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, from aqueous solution using Fe–Mn binary oxide (FMBO) adsorbents. The selected FMBO combination takes advantage of the superior adsorption ability of iron (III) oxide and the excellent oxidation potential […]

IPA Recipients for October 2019

IPA Recipients for October 2019

Karlo de leon1, Michael Francis Ian G. Vega II1 1National Institute of Physics, College of Science (UP Diliman) Weak Gravitational Deflection by Two-power-law Densities Using the Gauss-Bonnet Theorem, Physical Review D, 99 (12): 124007, 2019 Light rays bend around galaxies. In general relativity, the presence of mass curves spacetime, and this curvature bends light. Every galaxy then, depending on how mass is arranged inside it, has its own signature on how it deflects light. This allows us to “see” how mass may be distributed in a galaxy just by looking at how it deflects light around it. Knowing this is important […]

IPA Recipients for March 2020

IPA Recipients for March 2020

Margaret M. Calderon Institute of Renewable Natural Resources College of Forestry and Natural Resources UP Los Baños The Effects of Petroleum Product Price Regulation on Macroeconomic Stability in China, Energy Policy, 132: 96-105, 2019 Petroleum products are important to all countries – various sectors of society have become dependent on these products for all kinds of economic activities. The growing scarcity of fossil fuel has resulted in increasing petroleum product prices (PPP), and countries closely monitor fluctuations in world crudeoil prices (WCOP), especially when there are world oil price shocks. China is no different, and it has undertaken measures to regulate […]

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IPA Recipients for September 2019

IPA Recipients for September 2019

Remil L. Galay Department of Veterinary Paraclinical Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine UP Los Baños Induction of Intracellular Ferritin Expression in Embryo-derived Ixodes Scapularis Cell Line (ISE6), Scientific Reports, 8 (1): 16566, 2018. https://doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-34860-3 Ticks are obligate blood-sucking parasites of humans and animals that also transmit various diseases. Due to their feeding habit, ticks are exposed to large amount of iron. Iron is an essential trace mineral, but it is toxic in large amounts. Hence, iron metabolism is crucial in tick survival. Ferritin and iron-regulatory protein (IRP) are among the molecules involved in iron metabolism. This study investigated the induction […]

Call for Applications: USAID Partnerships for Enhanced Research (PEER) program

The Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) would like to share the call for a USAID Grant, Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Program. The PEER program provides an extraordinary opportunity to promote research cooperation between the Philippines and researchers funded by or based at nine U.S. federal science agencies including National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Smithsonian Institution, US Forest Service (USFS), […]

Call for Applications: Manila and Economic and Cultural Office—Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (MECO-TECO) Sandwich Scholarship Program 2020

The Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) would like to extend the DOST’s 2020 Manila Economic and Cultural Office – Taipei Economic Culture Office (MECO-TECO) Call for proposals. The said Call is aimed at supporting mutually beneficial and collaborative project proposals in any of the following priority areas: a. Artificial Intelligence for Biomedicine b. Artificial Intelligence for Environment c. Green Energy d. Human Security / National Defense e. New Agriculture f. Circular Economy g. Nanotechnology h. Smart Machinery i. Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals Submission of Capsule Proposals is on 15 February 2020, to be implemented […]

Call for Nominations: 2020 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos Award

Call for Nominations: 2020 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos Award

The 2020 cycle of Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos Award is now open for nominations. Four teachers will be recognized for their initiatives and concrete contributions to the development of their sector and communities. The guidelines and nomination form may be downloaded here. The last day for submitting nominations is 27 December  2019. For 2019, Dr. Eva Maria Cutiongco-de la Paz of UP Manila, and Dr. Ricardo Jose of UP Diliman were selected for the award among hundreds of nominees. The decision was made by different sectors of society. Cutiongco-dela Paz was former vice chancellor for research of UP Manila and the current […]