Mapua dominates 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Future Engineers cup
De Vera (centermost) together with Lau (left of center), Mendoza (right of center), advisers, faculty members, and friends as they pose for a celebratory picture.
Three graduates of the School of Chemical Egineering and Chemistry of Mapua Institute of Technology entered and received awards in the rerecently held Ramon Magsaysay Future Engineers/Technologists Awards last December 5, 2016
Jacqueline De Vera, a Biological Engineering graduate of Mapua, won the top award with her research entitled "Self-cleaning surface control of Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) grafted-onto pH-sensitive Zwitterionic Poly(GMA-SBMA-DMAEMA) Copolymer". Her study sought to solve the problem of biofouling on biomaterials by modifying the surface characteristics of a membrane to give it a self-cleaning property. This can be particularly useful in medical devices and body implants.
Two other alumni of Mapua received special citations for their presentations. Victor Lau, Jr. and Gregory Mendoza, both graduates of Chemical Engineering, earned awards for their respective studies on membranes as well.
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