UPLB College of Engineering and Agro-industrial Technology



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Professor 1


Contact Information

Dean's Office

College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology

EE 201, Electrical Engineering Building, Pili Drive, UPLB

T: +63495362873, +63495364728

F: +63495362873


Agricultural and Bio-Process Division

Institute of Agricultural Engineering

College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology

University of the Philippines Los Baños

College, 4031 Laguna

T/F: +63495360250

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1992 PhD Mechanical Engineering Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada
1988 MS Energy Engineering University of the Philippines Diliman
1985 BS Agricultural Engineering (Cum Laude) University of the Philippines Los Baños


Research Interests

Agricultural Processing

Biomass Energy

Numerical Simulation


Recent Publications

Elepaño,A.R.; D.B. de Padua; C.B. Quicoy; A.R. Chupungco & J.M. Yorobe Jr.  (2012)  “Institutional Partnership for Dryers and Other Post-harvest Facilities.  Partnership for Food Security”, ed. A.C. Rola; J.E. Hernandez; J.R. Medina; M.M. Paunlagui & L.R.I. Velasco.   DA-BAR and UPLB.  Chap. 8, pp. 127-142.

Baradi, M.A.U. & A.R. Elepaño.  (2012)  “Aroma Loss in Rice as Affected by Different Conditions during Postharvest Operations.”  The Philippine Agricultural Scientist.  Vol. 95, No. 3, pp. 260-266.

Malilay, I.X.R.; K.F. Yaptenco; A.R. Elepaño & E.V. Casas. (2011) “Gas Transmission Rates of Unperforated and Perforated Polyethylene Films for Modified Atmosphere Packaging Applications.” Philippine Journal of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. Vol IX.

Lantican,F.A;  A.R. Elepaño & K.P. Quilloy. (2011)  “Policy Issues and Strategic Directions for Improving the Grains Supply Chain.”  UPLB-CEM Policy Paper Series No. 7. University of the Philippines Los Banos College of Economics and Management. 67 pp.

Del Rosario, E.E., R.F. Rañola Jr., R.B. Demafelis, A.R. Elepaño & B.G. Bataller.  (2010)  “Feasibility of Producing Bioethanol from Cassava Feedstock in the Philippines.”  Philippine Journal of Crop Science., Vol 35, No. 3, pp. 9-21.

Elepaño, A.R. (2010) The Philippine Rice Postproduction Consortium Programs.  A plenary paper presented at the Annual National Convention of the Philippine Society of Agricultural Engineers.  Benguet State University. April 21-23, 2010.


Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses  

AENG 30 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning


 Graduate Courses 

AENG 203 Heat, Mass and Momentum Transport
AENG 205 Numerical Methods in Thermo-Fluids Engineering
AENG 225 Advanced Heat Transfer
AENG 226 Convective Heat Transfer
AENG 238 Advanced Dehydration and Drying
AENG 290 Special Problems



Association of Agricultural Engineering Department Heads of Higher Education Institute in the Philippines (President  2010)

Continuing Professional Education Council for Agricultural Engineers, Professional Regulation Commission (Member 2010)

College Country Club (President 2010-2011, member since 1994)

UP SAGES Alumni Association Inc. (President 2010-2011)

UPLB-CEAT Alumni Association Inc. (Member since 1985;  Vice President, 1994-95)

Philippine Society of Agricultural Engineers (National Auditor & Member of the Board, 1993-94; Regional VP, 1993-94; Regional PRO, 1992-93; Regional President, 1995-96; Member since 1986)

Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society of Agriculture (Member since 1985)




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College of Engineering &
Agro-industrial Technology,
UP Los Baños, College 4031
Laguna, Philippines

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Tel: +63 49 536 2873; +63 49 5364728
Fax: +63 49 536 2873
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Tel: +63 49 536 7450



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