DR. FERNANDO O. PARAS, JR.

DR. FERNANDO O. PARAS, JR.

IAE Director/Associate Professor 2

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Agricultural Machinery Division, Institute of Agricultural Engineering, College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology, University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, Laguna

Email Address: [email protected]

EDUCATION:

Year Degree University
2012 PhD Energy Engineering University of the Philippines Diliman
2003 MS Agricultural Engineering University of the Philippines Los Baños
1993 BS Agricultural Engineering University of the Philippines Los Baños

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Solar Energy; Energy Efficiency; Renewable Energy Systems; Renewable Energy Engineering; Agricultural Machinery Design and Management

PUBLICATIONS: (Google Scholar Page)

Refereed Journals

O.F. Zubia, D.C. Suministrado, P.M. Bato, A.N. Resurreccion, R.M.C. Amongo, F.O. Paras Jr., and M.C. Petingco. 2010. “Anthropometric Profile of Male Farmers in Laguna and its Design Implications in Agricultural Machinery and Tools.” Philippine Journal for Agricultural & Biosytems Engineering (PJABE), AMDP, IAE, CEAT, UPLB.  Vol VIII-2010. pp 47-54.

R.M.C. Amongo, A.N. Resurreccion, V.B. Ella, P.M. Bato, F.O. ParasJr., O.F. Zubia and E.V. Casas. 2009. “Design of Lahar Filtration System for Recirculating Aquaculture System.” Philippine Journal for Agricultural & Biosytems Engineering (PJABE), AMDP, IAE, CEAT, UPLB. Vol VII-2009. pp 16-35.

F.O. Paras, Jr., A.N. Resurreccion, D.C. Suministrado, P.M. Bato & O.F. Zubia. 2005. “Improvement and Tests of the UPLB Hand Tractor for Upland Tillage and Transport Operations.” Philippine Journal of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (PJABE), AMDP. CEAT. UPLB, College, Laguna.

Non- Refereed Journals

O.F. Zubia, F.O.Paras Jr., R.K. B. Gallegos, A.N. Resurreccion, B.C. Rafosala, J.C. Catubig. 2010. Pneumatic Fertilizer Distribution: An Exploratory Study. Philippine Agricultural Mechanization Journal (PAMJ) Agricultural Mechanization Development Program. College of Engineering and Agro-industrial Technology. University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, Laguna. Jan.-June 2010 Issue, Vol.XVII No. 1

R.K. B. Gallegos,  A.N. Resurreccion,  O.F. Zubia, F.O. Paras Jr., A.L. Fajardo, RM.C. Amongo. 2010. A Mechanical Mungbean Sheller for Small Scale Applications. Philippine Agricultural Mechanization Journal (PAMJ), AMDP, CEAT, UPLB, College, Laguna. Jan.-June 2010 Issue, Vol. XVII No. 1

Paper presented in Local & International Scientific Fora

F.O. Paras, Jr., RM.C. Amongo. 2005. International Workshop on Small Farm Mechanization Systems Development, Adoption and Utilization. June 13-17, 2005. Oasis Hotel, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. Paper No. 9; Technology Transfer Strategies and Experiences for Small Farm Mechanization Technologies in the Philippines.

Paras, Fernando Jr. 2001. Country Report on Agricultural Mechanization in the Philippines. Paper presented during the Group Training Course on Agricultural Machinery Management Utilizing Micro Computer, Japan International Cooperation Center,JICA, Osaka International Center, from April 25 to October 25, 2001.

D.R. A. Escobin, R.P. Escobin, F.O. Paras, Jr. 2009. The Influence of Ventilation System on Temperature and Relative Humidity in a Solar “Balut” (Fertilized Duck Egg) Incubator. Paper presented at the 46th PSAS National and 27th Visayas Chapter Scientific Seminar and Annual Convention. The Philippine Livestock and Poultry Industry: Addressing Global Economic Crisis and Health Concerns. October 21-23, 2009. Cebu Grand Hotel, Cebu City, Philippines.

RP Escobin, Jr. F.O. Paras, Jr., 2006. Solar “balut” maker: incubating socio-economic benefits. A poster presented in “Panibagong Paraan” – A Development Marketplace of the World Bank. Mega Mall Trade Hall. May 24-28, 2006.

Amongo, RM.C., A.P. Bautista, F.O. Paras  Jr., D.C. Suministrado. 2008. Design Fabrication and Testing of a Low Cost Flat Plate Solar Heat Collector. Poster Paper presented during the 6th International Agricultural Engineering Conference and Exhibition and the 58th PSAE Annual Convention. EE Building, CEAT, UPLB. April 21-25, 2008.

Amongo, RM.C., A.P. Bautista., F.O. Paras, Jr., D.C. Suministrado. 2008. A Locally Fabricated Solar Flat Plate Collector for Water Heating. Poster Paper presented during the 1st ATTARS National Seminar-Workshop. Traders Hotel Manila, Philippines. September 19, 2008.

Gallegos, RK.B., F.O. Paras, Jr., D.C. Suministrado, RM.C. Amongo. 2008. A Testing and Evaluation of the Temperature Control System of a Solar-Powered Egg Incubator. Poster Paper presented during the 1st ATTARS National Seminar Workshop. Traders Hotel Manila, Philippines.

F.O. Paras,Jr., R.N. deLeon, F.O. Gaa, D.C. Suministrado, A.N. Resurreccion, R.C. Dayco. 2009.  Development of a Solar Egg Incubation System. Poster Paper presented during the 2nd ERDT Conference, “Synergy in Multi-disciplinary R&D.” Diamond Hotel, Roxas Blvd., Manila, Philippines. Februrary 20, 2009.

F.O. Paras,Jr., F.O. Gaa, R.N. deLeon,D.C. Suministrado, A.N. Resurreccion, R.C. Dayco. 2009.  Development of a Solar Egg Incubation System. Poster Paper presented during the 3rd ERDT Conference, “Post Graduate Multidiciplinary Approach to solving Philippine Problems,” Edsa Shangi-la Hotel, Philippines. September 11, 2009.

Amongo, RM. C. M.C. Petingco, O.F. Zubia, and F.O. Paras, Jr. 2010. Empowering Filipino Women in Agriculture through Anthropometry. Paper presented during the during the 60th Philippine Society of Agricultural Engineers (PSAE) Annual Convention, 8th International Conference and Exhibition and the 21st  Agricultural Engineering Week, April 21-23, 2010, Benguet State University, La Trinidad Benguet, Philippines.

F.O.Paras, Jr., RK.B.Gallegos, O. F.Zubia, RM.C. Amongo, D.C.Suministrado, A.N.Resurreccion. 2010. Development of the Solar Balut Maker. Paper presented during the during the 60th Philippine Society of Agricultural Engineers (PSAE) Annual Convention, 8th International Conference and Exhibition and the 21st  Agricultural Engineering Week, April 21-23, 2010, Benguet State University, La Trinidad Benguet, Philippines.

Petingco, M.C., O.F.Zubia, RM.C. Amongo and F.O.Paras, Jr. 2010. Application of Anthropometric data in the Agricultural Production Systems. Paper presented during the during the 60th Philippine Society of Agricultural Engineers (PSAE) Annual Convention, 8th International Conference and Exhibition and the 21st  Agricultural Engineering Week, April 21-23, 2010, Benguet State University, La Trinidad Benguet, Philippines.

O.F.Zubia, F.O.Paras, Jr., RK.B.Gallegos, A.N. Resurreccion, B.C.Rafosala, J.C.Catubig.  2010. Pneumatic Fertilizer Distribution. Paper presented during the during the 60th Philippine Society of Agricultural Engineers (PSAE) Annual Convention, 8th International Conference and Exhibition and the 21st  Agricultural Engineering Week, April 21-23, 2010, Benguet State University, La Trinidad Benguet, Philippines.

F.O.Paras Jr., RK.B.Gallegos, R.P.Escobin Jr. 2010. Development of the Solar Balut Maker. Paper presented in Philippine Council for Industry and Energy Research and Development-DOST Luzon Cluster. 8th Regional S&T Fora and Competitions in the Industry and Energy Research and Development February 25, 2010, FNRI, DOST Compound, Bicutan, TaguigCity

F.O.Paras Jr., RK.B.Gallegos, R.P.Escobin Jr. 2010. Development of the Solar Balut Maker. Paper presented at The Southern Tagalog Consortium for Industry and Energy R&D and DOST-IV. “STCIERD 1st S&T Competition on R&D for Food, Energy and Environment on December 9, 2009 at DOST-IV, Los Banos, Laguna.

F.O.Paras, Jr., R.L.deLeon, A.N.Resurreccion, D.C. Suministrado, R.P.Escobin, RK.B.Gallegos. 2012. Development of SINAG: A Solar Assisted with Intermittent Ventilation Egg incubation System. Poster presented at the 62nd PSAE Annual National Co

COURSES TAUGHT:

Course Code Course Title
ABE 2 Fundamentals of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering II
ABE 30 Introduction to Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
ABE 41 Agricultural and Biosystems Power Engineering
AENG 11 Engineering Shop
AENG 12 Benchworking, Sheetmetal, and Forging
AENG 13 Machine Tools, Welding, and Foundry
AENG 61 Agricultural Energy and Power Engineering
AENG 90 Agricultural Engineering Law, Specifications and Contracts, and Ethics
AENG 160 Machine Design II
AENG 161 Advanced Machine Design
AENG 163 Manufacturing Processes
AENG 167 Design of Solar Energy Systems
AENG 190 Special Problems
AENG 191 Special Topics
AENG 199 Undergraduate Seminar
AST 4 Introduction to Agricultural Mechanics and Management

ORGANIZATION/AFFILIATION:

Member, Philippine Society of Agricultural Engineers

Member, Philippine Society of Agricultural Engineers-Southern Tagalog

AWARDS RECEIVED:

2009 Best Paper Award in Products and By-products Processing and Utilization. Awarded to DR.A. Escobin, R.P.Escobin, F.O.Paras. Awarded on October 20, 2010 at the Grand Regal Hotel,Davao City,Philippines.

1st PlaceWinner in the  STCIERD’s 1st S&T Competition on R&D for Food, Energy, and Environment for the research entitled “ Development of the Solar Balut Maker.” Awarded on March 24, 2010 at Hotel Kimberly,Tagaytay City,Philippines

Qualifier (with Cash Prize) for The Search for Outstanding Research in Industry and Energy Year 2010 for Luzon Cluster Competition held on Feb.25, 2010

“Panibagong Paraan” 2006. Winner. A Development Marketplace Competition of the World Bank – Manila Office. MegaMall Trade Hall. May 24-27, 2006.

CHED-COE, Publication Award for the ‘Improvement and Tests of the UPLB Hand Tractor for Upland Tillage and Transport Operations’, published in PJABE 2006