The UPLB Society of Chemical Engineering Students (UPLB SChemES) is an exclusive academic organization duly recognized by the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of the Philippines Los Baños. It was founded on September 11, 1986 and from its 20 charter members, the Society grew and became one of the most respected and admired organization not only in the University but in the community as well.


Presently, the Society has at least fifty resident members dedicated to the pursuit of higher academic learning and to the fulfillment of the Society’s objectives and noble goals.


With the support of the Department of Chemical Engineering, UPLB SChemES achieved a distinct level of recognition with ground breaking and innovative activities. The Society takes pride from its members governed by integrity, character, and traditions of excellence and holistic foundations. As the new demands of time unfurl, UPLB SChemES will continue to strive to the empowerment of its members and to hurdle challenges along the way. It will always do its part for the promotion of the chemical engineering field, upliftment of the roles of its members and service to the community.


UPLB SChemES is an active member of Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers Junior Chapter-Luzon (PIChE-JCL), a conglomeration of colleges and universities offering B.S. Chemical Engineering all over Luzon.


Executive Committee:

  • President: John Denver Viernes
  • Vice President: Kealoha Cheska Gale 
  • Secretary: Ma. Regina Resol
  • Treasurer: Reginald Dofredo 
  • Auditor: Bjorn Ivan Ofrasio 
  • Public Relations Officer: Diana Mae Jose 
  • Membership Committee Head: Mark Knel Reyes
  • Engineering Meet Head: Howell Lucy 

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Senior Adviser: Dr. Catalino Alfafara, Prof. Marilyn del Barrio

Junior Adviser: Engr. Butch Bataller, Engr. Dhan Lord Fortella

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Laguna, Philippines

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