Contributed by: Bernadette Tongko, URA
Congratulations to Professor Rex B. Demafelis for being awarded the 2013 Outstanding Chemical Engineer Award (Academe) for his exemplary works in the field of chemical engineering during the 74th Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers (PIChE) National Convention held February 20 to 22, 2013 at La Piazza Hotel and Convention Center, Legazpi,City.
The PIChE Outstanding Chemical Engineer Awards aims to recognize the contribution of notable chemical engineers in the industry, education, government service, research and development, and entrepreneurship.
Prof. Demafelis is a Professor IV at the Department of Chemical Engineering. He is currently the Convenor of the UPLB Alternative program and Chairman of the UPLB Energy System and Solid Waste Management Committees. He has a long range of technical and professional involvement in researches on biofuels particularly on bioethanol, biodiesel and biogas production systems. Few of his notable awards are University of the Philippines (System wide) Alumni Association Outstanding Alumni in Chemical Engineering 2011, Fellow, Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers in 2010, CHEd RePUBLICA Regional Award in 2010, UPLB Outstanding Teacher Award in Physical Sciences in 2006, Certificate of Recognition, Board of Chemical Engineering, Professional Regulation Commission in 2005 and Presidential Award, PIChE in 2004.