MSE Professors and Students spread Mapuan Excellence across Asia

In a span of 6 months, faculty members and students of the Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) program had published and presented a total of 12 papers on 3 different international platforms. Prof. Menandro C. Marquez, Prof. Ruth R. Aquino, and Prof. Larry T. Reyes, along with students from the MSE program, recently brought their work to Malaysia, Thailand, and Japan.

The aforementioned professors attended the 2nd International Conference on Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology (ICMEN) last May 12-14, 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and were able to bag the best oral presentation award in 3 out of 4 sessions. Prof. Marquez won in his session from presenting his paper entitled “Optical and Morphological Characterization of Sonochemically Assisted Europium Doped Copper (I) Oxide Nanostructures”.

The presentation of Prof. Aquino regarding her work on “Thermal Treatment Temperature and Time Dependence of Contact Angle of Water on Fluorinated Polystyrene as Hydrophobic Film Coating” won best oral presentation as well as Prof. Reyes with his research on “Biocomposites Based on Cellulose Acetate and 12-Aminolauric Acid Modified Montmorillonite”.

It was also a first for the Materials Science & Engineering program to send one of their fresh graduate students, Abdul Rahman Mariscal to present his undergraduate thesis on “Evolution of Cobalt Oxide Nanostructures on Glass Substrate via Two Step Solution Route Synthesis”

Prof. Marquez in the following months was able to present two of his papers at the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Materials Research and Manufacturing Technologies (AMRMT) which was held in Phuket, Thailand last August 2-5, 2017.

They were able to present 6 more papers during the 6th International Conference on Nanostructures, Nanomaterials and Nanoengineering (ICNNN) last October 26-29, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. Both Professors Marquez and Aquino presented two of their research papers alongside two students, Cyron Custodio and Annalou Salut, both enrolled in the MSE program, who were able to present their respective undergraduate theses.