DR. MELANIE BLANCA-OCRETO

DR. MELANIE BLANCA-OCRETO

Assistant Professor 3

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Department of Engineering Science, College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology, University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, Laguna (Tel # +63 (049) 501-8884)

Email Address: [email protected]

EDUCATION:

Year Degree University
2016 PhD in Agricultural Engineering (major in Crop Processing) University of the Philippines Los Baños
2009 MEng in Food Engineering and Bioprocess Technology Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
2003 BS Agricultural Engineering University of Southern Mindanao

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Drying and storage of agricultural commodities; Hermetic technology for storage and transport of grains; Delignification of lognocellulosic biomass for biofuel applications

PUBLICATIONS:

Delignification of Lignocellulosic Biomass for Bioethanol Production

Determination of Moisture Sorption Isotherm Model for Dried and Fresh Sweet Sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] Stalks

Determination of drying behaviour and ethanol production from fresh and dried sweet sorghum stalks

COURSES TAUGHT:

Course Code Course Title
ENSC 11 Statics of Rigid Bodies
ENSC 16 Fluid Mechanics
ENSC 21 Methamatical Methods in Engineering

ORGANIZATION/AFFILIATION:

Member, Philippine Society of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineers