Dr. Rex B. Demafelis is a PRC-licensed Chemical Engineer (ChE), & Professor 10 of U.P. Los Baños. Currently, he is the UPLB Vice-Chancellor for Research & Extension (2014-2017). He obtained his BS Chemical Engineering degree ( cum laude ) from the University of… Read More
CEAT graduates once again dominate the Graduate School (GS) 2016 Graduating Class since two of its graduates, Adeliza A. Dorado (PhD in Agricultural Engineering) and Glaiza J. Visitacion (MS Agrometeorology ) received the Academic Excellence Award for PhD and MS, respectively, during the Graduate School Hooding Ceremony held on June 24, 2016 at the UPLB Grounds. Academic Excellence Award is given to graduates with the highest GWA among the MS and PhD graduating class. This year, Graduate school produced 229 MS and 50 PhD graduates. Two other graduate students from CEAT also belong to the top 5 graduating PhD and MS students namely: Melanie B. Ocreto (PhD in Agricultural Engineering) and Guillermo P. Pantuhan (MS Agricultural Engineering). They both received the Academic Achievement Award during the ceremony.
Dr. Adeliza A. Dorado, PhD Agricultural Engineering 2016 (left) and Engr. Glaiza J. Visitacion, MS in Agrometeorology 2016 (right)
Dr. Adeliza A. Dorado, an Assistant Professor at the Engineering Science Department, delivered her message during the hooding ceremony. Engr. Visitacion also delivered her response to the graduating class.
Dr. Dorado’s dissertation is entitled “Biodegradable Cornstarch/Silica Nanocomposite Sheets for Food Packaging Applications” under the supervision of Dr. Engelbert K. Peralta. On the other hand, Engr. Visitacion worked on her MS thesis on Hyperspectral Vegetation Indices for Water Stress Detection in Rainfed Rice under the guidance of Dr. Ronaldo B. Saludes. The two other awardees, Dr. Ocreto and Engr. Pantuhan, are both under the guidance of our current dean, Dr. Arnold R. Elepaño.
The college is indeed very proud of this esteemed achievement. CEAT-UPLB is true to its vision of becoming a premier institution of higher learning in engineering education committed to excellence.
Contributed by MGBorines and MVPMigo
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UP Los Baños, College 4031