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Courses Taught




University Rank

Assistant Professor 7


Contact Information

Department of Engineering Science

College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology

University of the Philippines Los Baños

College, 4031 Laguna

T/F: +63 (049) 501-8884

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2013 PhD Environmental Engineering and Biotechnology Myongji University, South Korea
2009 MS Environmental Engineering and Biotechnology Myongji University, South Korea
2007 BS Chemical Engineering University of the Philippines Los Baños


Research Interests


Fermentation Engineering

Wastewater Treatment and Water Quality Monitoring

Microalgae Propagation and Biofuel Production

Anaerobic Digestion

Feasibility Studies on Biofuel


Recent Publications

(Google Scholar Page)

Ventura J.S., Lee J., and D. Jahng (2014). A comparative study on the alternating mesophilic and thermophilic two-stage anaerobic digestion of food waste. Journal of Environmental Sciences, 26(6): 1274-1283.

Paule M.C.A., Ventura J.S., Memon S., Lee B-Y., Jahng D., and C-H. Lee (2014). Fecal contamination in Yongin Watershed – Association to land use and land cover and stormwater quality. Desalination and Water Treatment, in press (doi: 10.1080/19443994.2014.922281).

Ventura J.S., and D. Jahng (2013). Improvement of Butanol Fermentation by Supplementation of Butyric Acid Produced from a Brown Alga. Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering, 18: 1142-1150.

Ventura J.S., Hui H., and D. Jahng (2013). Enhanced butanol production in Clostridium acetobutylicum ATCC 824 by double overexpression of 6-phosphofructokinase and pyruvate kinase genes. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 97: 7505-7516.

Ventura J.S., Yang B., Lee Y-W., Lee K., and D. Jahng (2013). Life cycle analyses of CO2, energy, and cost for four different routes of microalgal bioenergy conversion. Bioresource Technology, 137: 302-310.

Song J-H., Ventura J.S., Lee C-H., and D. Jahng (2011). Butyric Acid Production from Brown Algae Using Clostridium tyrobutyricum ATCC 25755. Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering, 16: 42-49.

Ventura J.S., Seo S., Chung I., Yeom I., Kim H., Oh Y., and D. Jahng (2010). Enhanced reduction of excess sludge and nutrient removal in a pilot-scale A2O-MBR-TAD system. Water Science and Technology, 63 (8): 1547-1556.


Courses Taught

ENSC 10a Engineering Graphics I
ENSC 11 Statics of Rigid Bodies
ENSC 21 Mathematical Applications in Engineering 



Senior Adviser, UPLB Engineering Society

Editorial Board, Philippine e-Journal for Applied Research and Development (PeJARD)


CEAT Student Council Newsletter

CSC Report


Research Grants


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Fax: +63 49 536 2873

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Tel: +63 49 536 7450

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Laguna, Philippines

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