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HERNANDO "Jethro" SIY SALAPARE III (born 04 March 1984, Tigaon, Camarines Sur) is a 2016 Balik Scientist Awardee of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD). Salapare obtained his Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics and Master of Science in Physics degrees from the University of the Philippines Diliman in 2007 and 2010, respectively. He was awarded the 2008 Leticia Shahani Award for Best Undergraduate Thesis in Applied Physics and the 2010 Most Outstanding Master of Science Graduate of the College of Science, University of the Philippines Diliman. His Doctor of Philosophy in Physics degree was obtained from the University of the Philippines Diliman in 2013 with an exchange doctoral mobility of Ph.D. in Physics, Chemistry, and Materials Science at the Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis in Nice, France in 2012. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Plasma Physics Laboratory, University of the Philippines Diliman from 2013 to 2014 and at the Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière Condensée – Surfaces and Interfaces Group, Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France from 2014 to 2015 under the supervision of Prof. Emer. Henry J. Ramos, Ph.D. and Prof. Frédéric Guittard, respectively. Salapare is currently doing a postdoctoral research for the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis in France.

Salapare was elected as a regular member of the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) in 2010. Salapare is also a regular member of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (Physics Society of the Philippines), the Division of Plasma Physics of Association of Asia Pacific Physical Societies (DPP-APPS), the American Vacuum Society (AVS), and the Vacuum Society of the Philippines (VSP). He is currently the Philippine representative to the Applied Surface Science Division and the Surface Science Division of the International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique, and Applications (IUVSTA).

Aside from doing science, he also loves cooking (Asian, Italian, and French cuisines), solo backpacking, people watching, playing badminton with friends, acrylic and oil painting, and singing.

Fields of Specialization: Plasma Physics, Space Technology, Vacuum Science & Technology, Surfaces & Interfaces, Materials Science, Science Education

Contents

Courses handled

UP Diliman (UPD)

  • Physics 71 (Elementary Physics I - mechanics of particles, rigid bodies and fluids)
  • Physics 71.1 (Elementary Physics I Laboratory - mechanics of particles, rigid bodies and fluids)
  • Physics 72 (Elementary Physics II - classical theory of electricity, magnetism and light)
  • Physics 73.1 (Elementary Physics III Laboratory - fundamentals of thermodynamics, relativity, quantum mechanics, and elementary particles)
  • Physics 111 (Mathematical Physics I - abstract linear spaces and operators; matrix algebra; vector analysis; Cartesian tensors and elementary differential geometry) (team teach with Dr. Gene Q. Blantocas)

UP Open University (UPOU)

  • Physics 202.1 (Foundations of Classical Mechanics) (graduate level)
  • Physics 211 (Mathematical Methods of Physics I) (graduate level)
  • Physics 209.1 (Foundations of Experimental Physics) (graduate level)

Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM)

  • Classical Newtonian Mechanics and Thermal Physics
  • Classical Electromagnetic Theory, Optics
  • Probability and Statistics for Scientists and Engineers
  • Psychological Statistics
  • Elements of Physics (graduate level)
  • Seminar in Instructional Methods and Strategies in Mathematics (graduate level)

Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis (UNICE)

  • Plasma Processing of Materials – Plasma Physics and Plasma Chemistry (graduate level)

Publications

INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS

Journals and Technical Book Chapters [13]
H.S. Salapare III et al., Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A 34 (2016) 041303, selected by the Editorial Board as the Featured Article & the Issue Cover Art
  • J.A.P. Nuñez, H.S. Salapare III, M.M.S. Villamayor, L. De Los Santos Valladares, H.J. Ramos, “Photodegradation of Rhodamine 6G by amorphous TiO2 films grown on polymethylmethacrylate by magnetron sputtering”, Protection of Metals and Physical Chemistry of Surfaces 53 (2017) 1022-1027.
  • L.M.D. Rosario, H.S. Salapare III, F. Guittard, R.B. Tumlos, M.N. Soriano, “Topological characterization of plasma-etched polymer surface using discontinuous percolation transition”, Materials Chemistry and Physics 200 (2017) 322-330.
  • J.A.P. Nuñez, H.S. Salapare III, M.M.S. Villamayor, M.A.T. Siringan, H.J. Ramos, “Antibacterial efficiency of magnetron sputtered TiO2 on poly(methyl methacrylate)”, Surfaces and Interfaces 8 (2017) 28-35.
  • H.S. Salapare III, H.S.O. Cosiñero, B.A.T. Suarez, M.Y. Bacaoco, J.A.P. Nuñez, F. Guittard, H.J. Ramos, “Gas discharge plasma treatment of poly(ethylene glycol-co-1,3/1,4 cyclohexanedimethanol terephthalate) (PETG) for enhanced paint adhesion”, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A 34 (2016) 041303. [Selected by the Editorial Board as the Featured Article & the Issue Cover Art]
  • H.S. Salapare III, F. Guittard, “Robust superhydrophobicity by candle soot deposition on plasma-treated PETG”, Surface Innovations 3 (2015) 192-195.
  • H.S. Salapare III, T. Darmanin, F. Guittard, “Reactive-ion etching of nylon fabric meshes using oxygen plasma for creating surface nanostructures”, Applied Surface Science 356 (2015) 408-415.
  • H.S. Salapare III, M.G.J.P. Tiquio, H.J. Ramos, “RF plasma treatment of neptune grass (Posidonia oceanica): A facile method to achieve superhydrophilic surfaces for dye adsorption from aqueous solutions”, in Advances Contact Angle, Wettability, and Adhesion, Volume 2, Chapter 12, pp. 305-332, Kash L. Mittal (Ed.), Scrivener Publishing and Wiley, New York, USA (2015).
  • H.S. Salapare III, B.A.T. Suarez, H.S.O. Cosiñero, M.Y. Bacaoco, H.J. Ramos, “Irradiation of poly(tetrafluoroethylene) surfaces by CF4 plasma to achieve robust superhydrophobic and enhanced oleophilic properties for biological applications”, Materials Science and Engineering C 46 (2015) 270-275.
  • H.S. Salapare III, M.G.J.P. Tiquio, H.J. Ramos, “Superhydrophilic properties of plasma-treated Posidonia oceanica”, Applied Surface Science 273 (2013) 444-447.
  • H.S. Salapare III, F. Guittard, X. Noblin, E. Taffin de Givenchy, F. Celestini, H.J. Ramos, “Stability of the hydrophilic and superhydrophobic properties of oxygen plasma-treated poly(tetrafluoroethylene) surfaces”, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 396 (2013) 287-292.
  • H.S. Salapare III, G.Q. Blantocas, W.L. Rivera, V.A. Ong, R.S. Hipolito, H.J. Ramos, “Anti-bacterial property of hydrogen-ion and oxygen-ion treated polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) materials”, Plasma Fusion Research 6 (2011) 2406043.
  • H.S. Salapare III, G.Q. Blantocas, V.R. Noguera, H.J. Ramos, " The porosity and wettability properties of hydrogen ion treated poly(tetrafluoroethylene)," in Contact Angle, Wettability, and Adhesion, Volume 6, Chapter 13, pp. 207-216, Kash L. Mittal (Ed.), CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, USA (2009).
  • H.S. Salapare III, G.Q. Blantocas, V.R. Noguera, H.J. Ramos, “Low-energy hydrogen ion shower treatment (LEHIS) of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) materials”, Applied Surface Science 255 (2008) 2951-2957.

Conference Proceedings (including book of abstracts) [33]

  • H.S. Salapare III, J.A. Balbarona, G. Godeau, O. Odabaş, T. Darmanin, S. Amigoni, F. Guittard, “Pulsed RF plasma for surface modifications of polymeric materials”, 2nd International Symposium of the Vacuum Society of the Philippines (ISVSP 2018), Quezon City, Philippines 09-12 Jan. 2018.
  • J.J.M. Garcia, J.A.P. Nuñez, H.S. Salapare III, M.R. Vasquez Jr., “RF plasma treatment of natural zeolite for diclofenac sodium adsorption”, 2nd International Symposium of the Vacuum Society of the Philippines (ISVSP 2018), Quezon City, Philippines 09-12 Jan. 2018.
  • M.G.R. Navarro, F.P. Villanueva, J.A.P. Nuñez, R.D.A. Aves, H.J. Ramos, H.S. Salapare III, “Surface properties of poly(ethylene glycol-co-1,3/1,4 cyclohexanedimethanol terephthalate) materials modified via plasma sputter-type negative ion source”, 2nd International Symposium of the Vacuum Society of the Philippines (ISVSP 2018), Quezon City, Philippines 09-12 Jan. 2018.
  • H.M.G. Banocnoc, C.P. Creencia, Y.M.H. Reyes, M.L.L. Delos Santos, J.S.P. Mendoza, H.S. Salapare III, “Surface modification of auxetic polyurethane foam via pulsed and continuous RF oxygen plasma”, 2nd International Symposium of the Vacuum Society of the Philippines (ISVSP 2018), Quezon City, Philippines 09-12 Jan. 2018.
  • J.A. Balbarona, G. Godeau, F. Guittard, M.R. Vasquez Jr., H.S. Salapare III, “Surface modification of copper sheets via pulsed RF plasma for heat transfer enhancement and water harvesting”, 2nd International Symposium of the Vacuum Society of the Philippines (ISVSP 2018), Quezon City, Philippines 09-12 Jan. 2018.
  • H.S. Salapare III, B.A.T. Suarez, H.S.O. Cosiñero, M.Y. Bacaoco, H.J. Ramos, “Enhanced surface properties of gas discharge plasma-irradiated poly(tetrafluoroethylene) for biological applications”, 1st Asia-Pacific Conference on Plasma Physics (DPP-2017), Chengdu China, 18-23 September 2017.
  • H.S. Salapare III, F. Guittard, J.A. Balbarona, H.S.O. Cosiñero, B.A.T. Suarez, M.Y. Bacaoco, J.A.P. Nuñez, H.J. Ramos, “Plasma treatment of poly(ethylene glycol-co-1,3/1,4 cyclohexanedimethanol terephthalate) for surface and adhesion improvement”, 21st International Colloquium on Plasma Processes (CIP 2017) and 5th Magnetron Processing and Arc Technologies European Conference (MIATEC 2017), Nice, France, 26-30 June 2017.
  • H.S. Salapare III,“Stability of the hydrophilic and superhydrophobic properties of oxygen plasma-treated poly(tetrafluoroethylene) surfaces”, Joint 13th Asia Pacific Physics Conference & 22nd Australian Institute of Physics Congress, Brisbane, Australia, 4-8 Dec. 2016.
  • H.S. Salapare III, F. Guittard, H.S.O. Cosiñero, B.A.T. Suarez, M.Y. Bacaoco, J.A.P. Nuñez, H.J. Ramos, “Plasma surface modification of PETG sheets for enhanced adhesion performance”, Joint 13th Asia Pacific Physics Conference & 22nd Australian Institute of Physics Congress, Brisbane, Australia, 4-8 Dec. 2016.
  • J.A.P. Nuñez, M.M.S. Villamayor, M.A.T. Siringan, H.S. Salapare III, H.J. Ramos, “Antibacterial efficiency of magnetron sputtered TiO2 on polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)”, 3rd International Conference on Bioinspired and Biobased Chemistry and Materials, Nice, France, 16-19 October 2016.
  • [Invited Paper] - H.S. Salapare III, F. Guittard, “Superhydrophobicity of candle soot film deposited on RF plasma-treated poly(ethylene glycol-co-1,3/1,4 cyclohexanedimethanol terephthalate) (PETG)”, 10th International Symposium on Contact Angle, Wettability, and Adhesion, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.A., 13-15 July 2016.
  • H.S. Salapare III, “The state of surface and interface science research in the Philippines”, 1st International Symposium of the Vacuum Society of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines, 14-15 January 2016.
  • H.S. Salapare III, T. Darmanin, and F. Guittard,“Chemical degradation and stability of oxygen plasma-treated poly(hexamethylene adiamide) fabric meshes”, 1st International Symposium of the Vacuum Society of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines, 14-15 January 2016.
  • H.S. Salapare III, F. Guittard, and H.J. Ramos, “Robust superhydrophobic poly(tetrafluoroethylene) (PTFE) surfaces via different plasma treatments”, 20th International Colloquium on Plasma Processes, Sainte-Etienne, France, 01-05 June 2015.
  • H.S. Salapare III, F. Guittard, W. Ouakkad, A. Ouakkad, H.S.O. Cosiñero, B.A.T. Suarez, M.Y. Bacaoco, and H.J. Ramos, “Enhanced wettability of poly(ethylene terephthalate glycol) (PETG) sheets using oxygen reactive ion etching”, Proceedings of the 33rd Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas Physics Congress, University of Northern Philippines, Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, 03-06 June 2015.
  • [Invited Paper] - H. S. Salapare III, M.G.J.P. Tiquio and H.J. Ramos, “Plasma-treatment of Neptune Grass (Posidonia oceanica) to achieve superhydrophilic properties”, 9th International Symposium on Contact Angle, Wettability, and Adhesion, Center for Polymer Science and Engineering, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 16-18 June 2014.
  • H.S. Salapare III, L.T. Alcid, N.A. Ramirez II, and C.J.F. Domingo, “Design and Implementation of Campus Solutions in a Non-residential University: University of the Philippines Open University Experience”, Asia Higher Education User Group (HEUG) Conference 2013, Sheraton Macao Hotel, Taipa, Macau, 11-12 November 2013.
  • H.S.O. Cosiñero, J.M.R. Salamania, H.S. Salapare III, and H.J. Ramos, “Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) characterization and contact angle measurement of low energy hydrogen ion shower (LEHIS) treated polyethylene terephthalate (PET) materials”, Proceedings of the 31st Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas Physics Congress, University of San Carlos, Cebu, Philippines, 23-25 October 2013.
  • H.S. Salapare III, B.A.T. Suarez, and H.J. Ramos, “One-step fabrication of stable superhydrophobic poly(tetrafluoroethylene) surfaces by direct CF4 treatment using the gas discharge ion source”, 12th Asia Pacific Physics Conference and 3rd Asia-Europe Physics Summit, Chiba, Japan, 14-19 July 2013.
  • [Invited Paper] - H. S. Salapare III and H.J. Ramos,“Surface modification of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) materials via low-energy H2, O2, Ar, and CF4 ion shower treatments using the gas discharge ion source facility”, 9th Polymer Surface Modification: Relevance to Adhesion, Center for Polymer Science and Engineering, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 17-19 June 2013.
  • A.R. Gines, J.M.R. Salamania, M. Villanueva, H.S. Salapare III, H. Ramos,“Silicon carbide nanopillar fabrication on silicon carbide substrate by direct CF4 etching using the gas discharge ion source”, 21st International Toki Conference (ITC-21) on the Integration of Fusion Science and Technology for Steady State Operation, p. 272, Ceratopia Toki, Toki-City, Gifu, Japan, 28 Nov – 01 Dec 2011.
  • H.S. Salapare III, G.Q. Blantocas, W.L Rivera, V.A. Ong, R.S. Hipolito, and H.J. Ramos, “Anti-bacterial property of hydrogen-ion and oxygen-ion treated polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) materials”, 20th International Toki Conference (ITC-20) on The Next Twenty Years in Plasma and Fusion Science, Ceratopia Toki, Toki-City, Gifu, Japan, 7-10 December 2010.
  • H.S. Salapare III, A.R.B. Gines, G.Q. Blantocas, M.B.P. Villanueva, J.M.R. Salamania, and H.J. Ramos, “Surface free energy effects of low-energy hydrogen and oxygen ions on polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) materials”, 20th International Toki Conference (ITC-20) on The Next Twenty Years in Plasma and Fusion Science, Ceratopia Toki, Toki-City, Gifu, Japan, 7-10 December 2010.
  • H.S. Salapare III, A.R.B. Gines, G.Q. Blantocas, J.M.R. Salamania, M.B.P. Villanueva, and H.J. Ramos, “Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) characterization of oxygen-ion treated polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) materials”, Proceedings of the 28th Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas Physics Congress, ISSN 1656-2666 Vol. 7, p. 4, MERALCO Management and Leadership Development Center (MMLDC), Antipolo City, Rizal, Philippines, 25 October 2010.
  • H. S. Salapare III, G.Q. Blantocas, V.R. Noguera, and H.J. Ramos, “Reduced optical leakage of low energy hydrogen ion shower (LEHIS) treated polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) materials”, 3rd ASEAN-INDIA Thermal Spray Project Review Meeting Cum Scientific Forum, Hotel Dominique, Tagaytay City, Cavite, Philippines, 18-20 October 2010.
  • H. S. Salapare III, G.Q. Blantocas, A. Gines, M. Poral, M.T. Agcaoili, and H.J. Ramos, “Influence of oxygen plasma on the wettability of polytetrafluoroethylene”, Proceedings of the 27th Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas Physics Congress, ISSN 1656-2666 Vol. 4, p.28, Tagaytay City, Philippines, 30 October 2009.
  • H. S. Salapare III, G.Q. Blantocas, and H.J. Ramos, “Cellular adhesion performance of poly(tetrafluoroethylene) after surface modification using hydrogen and oxygen low-energy gas discharges”, 7th Polymer Surface Modification: Relevance to Adhesion, University of Maine, Orono, Maine, U.S.A, 12-15 July 2009.
  • H. S. Salapare III, G.Q. Blantocas, V.R. Noguera, and H.J. Ramos, “Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) characterization of low energy hydrogen ion shower (LEHIS) treatment of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) materials”, Proceedings of the 26th Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas Physics Congress, ISSN 1656-2666 Vol. 5, p.17, University of the Philippines Baguio, Philippines, 23 Oct 2008.
  • H. S. Salapare III, G.Q. Blantocas, V.R. Noguera, and H.J. Ramos, “Wetting dynamics model of hydrogen ion treated polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) materials”, Proceedings of the 26th Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas Physics Congress, ISSN 1656-2666 Vol. 5, p.10, University of the Philippines Baguio, Philippines, 23 October 2008.
  • H. S. Salapare III, G.Q. Blantocas, E.V.B. Lagsa, V.R. Noguera, and H.J. Ramos, “Effects of low energy hydrogen ion shower (LEHIS) treatment on the optical property and thickness of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) materials”, Proceedings of the 26th Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas Physics Congress, ISSN 1656-2666 Vol. 5, p.13, University of the Philippines Baguio, Philippines, 23 Oct 2008.
  • H. S. Salapare III, G.Q. Blantocas, V.R. Noguera, and H.J. Ramos, “The Porosity and Wettability Properties of Hydrogen Ion Treated Polytetrafluoroethylene”, 6th International Symposium on Contact Angle, Wettability, and Adhesion, University of Maine, Orono, Maine, U.S.A, 14-16 July 2008.
  • H. S. Salapare III, A.M. Ulano, H.V. Lee Jr., G.Q. Blantocas, V.R.M. Daria, V.R. Noguerra, M.A.C. Camacho, and H.J. Ramos, “Optical Characterization of Hydrogen Ion Treated Polytetrafluoroethylene (Teflon®) Materials”, Proceedings of the 25th Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas Physics Congress, ISSN 1656-2666 Vol. 4, p.21, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines, 26 October 2007.
  • H. S. Salapare III, J.J.E. Palay, R. Kekim, G.J. Perez, and C.M.Y. Blanca, “Dynamic Contact Angle Measurements on Various Fabric Surfaces Using a Simple Optical Vision System.”, Proceedings of the 25th Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas Physics Congress, ISSN 1656-2666 Vol. 4, p.9, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines, 26 October 2007.

News Features on Salapare’s Research [1]

  • H.S. Salapare III, G.Q. Blantocas, V.R. Noguera, H.J. Ramos, Low-energy hydrogen ion shower (LEHIS) treatment of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) materials, Research News on PISIKA Vol. 2 Issue 1, ISSN 1908-7640, October 2008, pp. 10-11.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Outstanding Reviewer, Materials Science & Engineering C, December 2016, Elsevier, Netherlands
  • BNPI Best Poster Award (UG Category) at the 2nd International Symposium of the Vacuum Society of the Philippines (ISVSP 2018), Quezon City, Philippines, 09-12 January 2018. Paper: H.M.G. Banocnoc, C.P. Creencia, Y.M.H. Reyes, M.L.L. Delos Santos, J.S.P. Mendoza, H.S. Salapare III, “Surface modification of auxetic polyurethane foam via pulsed and continuous RF oxygen plasma”.
  • Finalist, Best Oral Presentation at the 21st International Colloquium on Plasma Processes (CIP 2017) and 5th Magnetron Processing and Arc Technologies European Conference (MIATEC 2017), Nice, France, 26-30 June 2017. Paper: H.S. Salapare III, F. Guittard, J. Balbarona, H.S.O. Cosiñero, B.A.T. Suarez, M.Y. Bacaoco, J.A.P. Nuñez, H.J. Ramos, “Plasma treatment of poly(ethylene glycol-co-1,3/1,4 cyclohexanedimethanol terephthalate) for surface and adhesion improvement”.
  • International Travel Award, Australian Institute of Physics (AIP) and Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP), October 2016
  • Recognized Reviewer, Applied Surface Science, August 2016, Elsevier, Netherlands
  • Outstanding Reviewer, Materials Science & Engineering C, November 2014, Elsevier, Netherlands
  • Balik Scientist Award, Department of Science and Technology, Philippines, 2016
  • International Publication Award (J. Vac. Sci. Technol., 34: 041303, 2016), University of the Philippines
  • Recipient, Erasmus Mundus Mobility with Asia (EMMA) Postdoctoral Scholarship, European Commission and Republique Française, 2014-2015.
  • Listed in the Philippine Men and Women of Science (PMS, Vol. 27, pp. 117-120, December 2013), Department of Science and Technology, Philippines.
  • International Publication Award (App. Surf. Sci., 273: 444-447, 2013), University of the Philippines
  • International Publication Award (J. Coll. Inter. Sci., 396:87-292, 2013), University of the Philippines
  • Recipient, Erasmus Mundus Mobility with Asia (EMMA) Doctoral Scholarship, European Commission and Republique Française, 2011-2012
  • 1st Runner-up, 2010 Search for Outstanding Thesis and Dissertation Awards in the Advanced Science and Technology (Materials Science), Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD), Department of Science and Technology
  • Most Outstanding Master of Science Graduate Batch 2010, College of Science, University of the Philippines – Diliman
  • Recipient, Master’s Thesis Grant, Philippine Council for Advanced Science and Technology Research and Development - Department of Science and Technology (under the Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development program, 2010
  • International Publication Award (Contact Angle, Wettability, and Adhesion, Volume 6, Chapter 13, pp. 207-216, Kash L. Mittal (Ed.), VSP/Brill, Leiden, 2009), University of the Philippines
  • International Publication Award (App. Surf. Sci., 255:2951-2957, 2008), University of the Philippines
  • Recipient, Department of Science and Technology Graduate Master of Science Scholarship Award (Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development), 2008-2010
  • Leticia Shahani Award for Best Undergraduate Thesis in Applied Physics, College of Science, University of the Philippines – Diliman, April 2008
  • Recipient, Department of Science and Technology Scholarship Award (Republic Act 7687), 2001-2007

Educational Background

  • 01 Dec 14 - 31 Aug 15, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière Condensée – Surfaces and Interfaces Group, Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France
  • Aug 2013-Nov 2014, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Plasma Physics Laboratory, University of the Philippines – Diliman
  • Jun 2010-Apr 2013, Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, University of the Philippines - Diliman
  • Nov 2011-Sept 2012, Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière Condensée (LPMC)- UMR 7336, Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis & CNRS, Parc Valrose, 28 avenue Valrose, 06108 Nice cedex 2, France
  • 6-18 Dec 2010, Foreign Exchange Student, Applied Physics Laboratory, Graduate School of Engineering, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan
  • Nov 2007- Apr 2010, Master of Science in Physics, University of the Philippines – Diliman, Thesis: Bacterial adhesion performance of poly(tetrafluoroethylene) after surface modification using hydrogen and oxygen low-energy gas discharges
  • Jun 2003- Oct 2007 Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman, Thesis: Low Energy Hydrogen Ion Shower (LEHIS) Treatment of Polytetrafluoroethylene (Teflon) Materials
  • Jun 2002- Apr 2003, BS Computer Science, University of the Philippines Manila
  • Jun 2001-Apr 2002, BS Pharmacy, University of the Philippines Manila
  • Jun 1997-Apr 2001, High School, Makati Science High School, Philippines
  • Jun 1991-Apr 1997, Elementary, San Jose Elementary School, Philippines

Professional Research Activities

  • 2018: Member, Applied Plasma Physics Programme Committee, 2nd Asia-Pacific Conference on Plasma Physics (AAPPS-DPP 2018)
  • 2018: Guest Editor, “Special Issue – Selected Papers from NICE 2018”, Biomimetics – ISSN 2313-7673 (Covered by Emerging Sources Citation Index – ESCI – Clarivate Analytics)
  • 2018: Symposium Chair, “Symposium on Plasma and Laser Processing of Bioinspired and Biobased Materials – PLASMAT 2018”, to be held jointly with the 4th International Conference on Bioinspired and Biobased Chemistry and Materials (NICE 2018)
  • 2018-2021: Associate Editor, Philippine e-Journal for Applied Research and Development (PeJARD) – ISSN 2449-3694 Online
  • 2018: Chairman, Scientific Programme Committee of the 2nd International Symposium of the Vacuum Society of the Philippines (ISVSP 2018)
  • 2016-present: Reviewer of International Refereed Journal: (1) IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, (2) Surface and Interface Analysis, (3) Textile Research Journal
  • 2014 – present: Reviewer of International Refereed Journal: (1) Materials Science and Engineering C (2) Applied Surface Science
  • 2017: Member of the Elsevier Advisory Panel, Elsevier, Amsterdam
  • 2016-2019: National Representative (Philippines), Applied Surface Science Division, International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications (IUVSTA)
  • 2016-2019: National Representative (Philippines), Surface Science Division, International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications (IUVSTA)
  • 2016: Technical Expert Panel, “Discovery-Applied Research and Extension for Trans/Inter-Disciplinary Opportunities: DARE TO Grant-in-Aid Program”, K-12 Research, Commission on Higher Education, Philippines
  • 2016-2017: Member, Editorial Board, Philippine e-Journal for Applied Research and Development (PeJARD) – ISSN 2449-3694 Online
  • 2016-2018: Elected as Secretary of the Board of Trustees, Vacuum Society of the Philippines (VSP)
  • 2016-2018: Elected to the Board of Trustees, Vacuum Society of the Philippines (VSP)
  • 2016: Regular Member, American Vacuum Society (AVS)[Member of Divisions of (1) Advanced Surface Engineering, (2) Applied Surface Science, (3) Plasma Science and Technology, (4) Surface Science, and member of MEMS and NEMS Technical Group]
  • 2016: Member, Local Organizing Committee, 3rd International Conference on Bioinspired and Biobased Chemistry and Materials, Nice, France, 16-19 October 2016
  • 2016: Member, International Advisory Council, 1st International Symposium of the Vacuum Society of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines, 14-15 January 2016
  • 2016: Member, Scientific Program Committee and Local Organizing Committee, 1st International Symposium of the Vacuum Society of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines, 14-15 January 2016
  • 2016: Co-Editor, Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium of the Vacuum Society of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines.
  • 2015 - present: Regular Member, Vacuum Society of the Philippines (VSP)
  • 2015: Topical Editor, Proceedings of the 33rd Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas Physics Congress, University of Northern Philippines, Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines.
  • 2014 – present: Regular Member, Division of Plasma Physics, Association of Asia Pacific Physical Societies.
  • 2015: Reviewer of International Refereed Journal: (1) Plasma Processes and Polymers
  • 2009 – 2011: Reviewer of International Refereed Journal: (1) J. of Ecology & the Natural Environment (2) African J. of Pure & Applied Chemistry (3) International J. of Physical Sciences (4) J. of Medicinal Plants Research
  • 2012 – present: Regular Member, Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière Condensée (LPMC), Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis and Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)
  • 2011 – present: Regular Member, ChemNet Association, Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis
  • 2010 – present: Elected ad Regular Member, National Research Council of the Philippines, Department of Science and Technology
  • 2012 – 2014: Reviewer/Subject Expert of (1) the Commission on Higher Education, (2) the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Development, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • 2008 – 2010: Associate Member, National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP)
  • 2008 – present: Regular Member, Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (Physical Society of the Philippines)
  • 2005 – 2014: Researcher, Plasma Physics Laboratory (National Institute of Physics)

Administrative Positions

  • Chairman, eUP Student Academic Information System Functional Committee, University of the Philippines System, 01 Jun 13–18 Jul 14
  • Team Leader, eUP – Policies and Standards, University of the Philippines System, 18 July 2014 - 15 November 2014
  • Team Leader, eUP – Student Academic Information System, University of the Philippines System, 01 Jun 2013 – 17 July 2014
  • Deputy Team Leader, eUP - Quality Assurance, Risk Management, Testing, University of the Philippines System, 01 Jun 2013 – 19 Dec 2013
  • Team Leader, eUP - Quality Assurance, Risk Management, Testing, University of the Philippines System, 02 Jan 2013 – 31 May 2013
  • Acting College Secretary, College of Science, U.P. Diliman, 01 May 2011 - 31 August 2011
  • Assistant College Secretary, College of Science, U.P. Diliman, 11 May 2010 - 30 April 2011
  • Course Group Leader (Physics 71.1, National Institute of Physics, U.P. Diliman, 2nd Sem AY 2009-2010)

Work Experience

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, European Space Agency (ESA) and Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis Collaboration, Nice, France, 01 Sept. 2017 – present
  • Professorial Lecturer and Research Supervisor, Institut Méditerranéen, du Risque, de l’Environnement et du Développement Durable (IMREDD), Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis Collaboration, Nice, France, 01 Sept. 2017 – present
  • Secretary, NICE Conference 2018, NICE Conference Association, Nice, France, 01 Sept. 2017 – present
  • Professorial Lecturer 1, University of the City of Manila, Philippines, 01 Nov 2015 – 31 May 2018
  • Professorial Lecturer 2, University of the Philippines Open University, 11 June 2016 – 15 July 2017
  • Adjunct Professor, University of the Philippines Baguio, 06 April 2016 -30 April 2017
  • Adjunct Professor, University of the Philippines Manila, 24 March 2016 -31 Dec 2016
  • Team Leader, eUP – Policies and Standards, Risk Management, University of the Philippines System, 18 July 2014 – 31 Dec 2014
  • Team Leader, eUP – Student Academic Information System, University of the Philippines System, 01 Jun 2013 – 17 July 2014
  • Team Leader, eUP - Quality Assurance, Risk Management, Testing, University of the Philippines System, 01 Jan 2013 – 31 May 2013
  • Science Researcher, KLM Packaging Products, Philippines, 01 Nov 2011 – 31 Dec 2012
  • Instructor of Physics, National Institute of Physics, UP Diliman, 01 Jun 2008 – 01 Nov 2011
  • Science Research Assistant, Plasma Physics Laboratory, National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman, 01 Nov 2007- 31 May 2008

Workshop/Training/Seminar/Invited Lecture/Extension Service

  • Invited Resource Speaker, “Tayo Na Engg at CS”, Initiative for Genuine Involvement, Transparency, and Empowerment (IGNITE), National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG), University of the Philippines Diliman, 16 March 2017.
  • Invited Speaker, “Current Trends in Plasma Science and Technology Research”, 2nd Annual Balik Scientist (BSP) Convention – Strengthening Science, Technology and Innovation Capacity for Sustainable Countryside Development, Hotel Jen, Pasay City, Philippines, 18 November 2016.
  • Invited Speaker and Domain Expert, 1st Research Enrichment Activity, Philippine Science High School – Central Luzon Campus, 17 November 2016.
  • Resource Speaker, “Packaging your R&D Proposals: the PCIEERD Style”, Training and Writeshop on Proposal Preparation and Packaging, Asin Hotsprings’ Pooten Resort, Tuba, Benguet, 11-13 October 2016
  • Invited Speaker, “Research in the K-12 Environment”, Tibagan High School, Makati City, 07 October 2016
  • Speaker and Facilitator, “Applied Research Seminar”, School of Engineering and Architecture, University of Baguio, 24 September 2016.
  • Invited Speaker, “A Day With Scientists”, Philippine Science High School – Ilocos Region Campus, Ilocos Sur, 23 September 2016.
  • Invited Speaker, “Science Forum 2016 - Global Pinoy Scientists and Technologists: Filipino Spirit in the Global Arena”, Philippine Science High School – Central Luzon Campus, Royce Hotel, Clark Freeport Zone, Angeles City, Pampanga, 22 September 2016.
  • Invited Speaker, “Science, Technology, and Engineering Professions Symposium (STEPS 2016)”, Makati Science High School, Makati City, 15 September 2016.
  • Convener, Meeting on the Institution Development Program (IDP) proposal for the Baguio-Benguet Research and Development Consortium (BBRDC), El Cielito Inn, Baguio City, 01 September 2016.
  • Training on Proposal Evaluation, PCIEERD-DOST, Cordillera Industry and Energy Research and Development Consortium (CIERDEC), El Cielito Inn, Baguio City, 30-31 August 2016.
  • Speaker and Facilitator, “Workshop on Scientific Writing and the Publication Process”, University of the Philippines Manila, 26-27 August 2016.
  • Speaker and Facilitator, “Workshop on Scientific Writing and the Publication Process”, Abraham Sarmiento Hall, University of the Philippines Baguio, 19-20 August 2016.
  • Public Lecture on “Plasma Medicine: Bioengineering and Biomaterials”, University of the Philippines Manila, 05 September 2016.
  • Public Lecture on “Surface and Interface Science: Mechanical and Cellular Adhesion”, Abraham Sarmiento Hall, University of the Philippines Baguio, 02 September 2016.
  • Public Lecture on “Surface and Interface Science: Mechanical and Cellular Adhesion”, University of the Philippines Manila, 27 August 2016.
  • Public Lecture on “Plasma Processing of Materials: Nanotechnology”, College of Science AVR, University of the Philippines Baguio, 22 August 2016.
  • Public Lecture on “Plasma Physics and Chemistry: Recent Developments and Key Issues”, Abraham Sarmiento Hall, University of the Philippines Baguio, 11 August 2016.
  • Public Lecture on “Plasma Processing of Materials: Nanotechnology”, Learning Resource Center, University of the Philippines Manila, 08 August 2016.
  • Invited Speaker, “The Role of the 21st Century Campus Journalists in Upholding Good Governance, Leadership and Transparency”, Press Conference for the Collaborative Contests (Elementary Level) of the 36th Metro Manila Young Writers’ Conference and Contests, Mandaluyong Elementary School, 28 November 2015.
  • Regional Juror, 36th Metro Manila Young Writers’ Conference and Contests, Science and Health Writing and Artikulong Pang-Agham at Pangkalusugan Contests (Elementary Level), Highway Hills Integrated School, Mandaluyong City, 14 November 2015.
  • Invited Special Lecture, “A Brief History of the Apple: Scientific Revolution”, Department of History, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines, 06 November 2015.
  • Invited Speaker and Competition Juror, Science and Health Article Writing Competition for Public and Private Elementary Schools in Quezon City, YMCA Annual Crash Training and Search for Outstanding Young Writer’s of Quezon City, Sto. Cristo Elementary School, Quezon City, 24 October 2015.
  • Invited Lecture, “EuroTrip: Doing Science in France”, Science, Technology, and Society (STS), Science and Society Program, College of Science, University of the Philippines Diliman, 24 Sept 2015 & 01 Oct 2015.
  • Guest of Honor/Guest Speaker, “Hindi Natitinag ang Pusong Pilipino”, Special Recognition Program, Makati Science High School, 28 March 2014.
  • Invited Speaker, “Living in a Material World-Materialize: Structuring Progress through Materials Innovation” Seminar Series, UP Materials Science Society, National Engineering Center, U.P. Diliman, 28 February 2014.
  • Presenter and Facilitator, Workshop on Standardization of Academic Forms and Processes of the University of the Philippines, Camayan Beach Resort, Subic, Zambales, 06-08 February 2014.
  • Invited Speaker and Mentor, Research Capability Building Writeshop, FEATI University, 24 May 2013.
  • eUP Training on Using MacBook Pro Professional Approach, U.P. Information Technology Development Center, University of the Philippines, 07 June 2013
  • Mentor, Commission on Higher Education, Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) Research Capability Building Workshop, Baguio City, 11-13 April 2013
  • Mentor, Commission on Higher Education, Region VII Research Capability Building Workshop, Iloilo City, 18-20 April 2013
  • Mentor, Commission on Higher Education, Region VI Research Capability Building Workshop, Cebu City, 9-11 May 2013
  • Information Technology Project Management Course, U.P. Information Technology Development Center, University of the Philippines, 01-05 April 2013 (40 hours)
  • 2nd National Symposium-Workshop on Workplace Cooperation for Quality and Profitability, 21-22 March 2013, U.P. Institute for Small Scale Industries in partnership with Quality Partners Company Ltd., University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  • Guest Speaker, M.A. Montessori School, Inc. Commencement Ceremony, South Cembo, Makati City, 18 March 2013.
  • Intensive French Language Course (French A1-1), L’Alliance Française de Nice, Nice, France, 9 Jan 2012 – 3 Feb 2012 (80 hours)
  • Invited Lecturer, “Plasmas in biology and medicine”, Plasma Physics Laboratory Workshop, University of the Philippines Diliman, 2 July 2011 (6 hours). Theme: Front-end Ideation to R&D: Applications of Plasma Science and Technology.
  • Invited Lecturer, “Plastic Surgery: Plasma Physics as the Future of Medicine”, 2010-2011 Ipil Lecture Series, Ipil Residence Hall, University of the Philippines Diliman, 7 September 2010.
  • Introduction to Teaching DP Physics, Online Teacher Training Workshop, Triple A Learning Ltd. in cooperation with the International Baccalaureate Organization, 19 October 2009 – 30 November 2009.
  • Teaching Effectiveness Course (TEC), 26-30 May 2008 (40 hours), Office of the Director of Instruction, University of the Philippines Diliman.
  • Research and Development Workshop, 28 June 2008 (7 hours, 45 minutes), Intel Philippines and Plasma Physics Laboratory, University of the Philippines Diliman.

Upcoming Events

  • 14-17 October 2018: Symposium on Plasma and Laser Processing of Bioinspired and Biobased Materials – PLASMAT 2018”, to be held jointly with the 4th International Conference on Bioinspired and Biobased Chemistry and Materials (NICE 2018) - http://www.unice.fr/nice-conference/
  • 12-17 November 2018: 2nd Asia-Pacific Conference on Plasma Physics (DPP 2018), Kanazawa, Japan - http://www.aappsdpp.org/DPP2018/

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