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Memo No. BMP 11-002



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Memo No. LGS 08-013

The Sumitomo Foundation is now accepting applications for the “Fiscal 2008 Grant for Japan-Related Research Projects.”  The grant will be awarded to Asian researchers for their Japan-related research projects in the field of social science and humanities. Please see Application Guide and The Sumitomo Foundation brochure for your reference.  You may download the Application Form from HERE or at www.sumitomo.or.jp/e/.

Deadline for submission of applications is on October 31, 2008.

Memo No. LGS 08-015

The Asia Research Review, a magazine which highlights research projects from Asian Universities and research institutes, is now accepting submissions of project summary for their upcoming issue.

Project summaries of ongoing projects or projects to be completed in 2009 are accepted.  For those interested, please submit hard and soft copies of your write-up of less than 300 words describing your project  to the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Development on or before September 19, 2008.  The University is allowed to field in only 30 articles, which will be reviewed by the magazine’s editorial board.

For more information, please click HERE.

The Asia Research Review will be distributed to relevant businesses, industry leaders, research consortia, research funding agencies, top universities and research institutions across the world , and the international press so we encourage you to take this opportunity to highlight your research projects to other researchers and potential investors.

Memo No. LGS 09-002

The Research, Extension, and Professional Staff (REPS) Category of the Gawad Chanselor or the Natatanging REPS, is now accepting nominations.  For nomination guidelines and forms, please click HERE.

All nominations should be submitted to the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Development on or before January 30, 2009, 5:00 pm.

Memo No. LGS 09-004

Please accomplish and submit the following in line with the annual data collection of the Office of the Vice President for Planning and Finance (OVPPF):

  • Intellectual Property Rights (Form 19)
  • Research Projects (Form 22)
  • Research Units Profile (Form 23)
  • Soft Copy of publication listing in CV of Faculty Members

Blank Forms 19-23, accomplished forms 19 and 22 for 2008, and the recommended CV format can be downloaded from HERE.  Please accomplish the forms properly as “these are the bases of reports sent to Congress, Commission on Audit, etc.”  Submit the accomplished forms (hard and soft copies) on or before March 13, 2009.  You may also email the files to ovcrd(at)up.edu.ph.

Memo No. SSC-07-024

Please be informed that the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is requiring counterpart funds for the approval of some projects submitted to them.  Henceforth, proposals requiring counterpart funding must first be cleared with the Office of the Chancellor prior to submission to the DOST.

Time Keeping Device

This system integrates a barcode reader, fingerprint sensor and Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) connectivity, allowing for remote employee log-in over a WAN/LAN and user verification through off-line fingerprint matching. This system enables unlimited number of terminals to connect to a single centralized server, eliminating the need for dedicated personal computers to be connected to each terminal. This utility model addresses the issue of user verification by collecting log-in information containing barcode data and fingerpring image for biometric identification.

Applications: industry personnel log-in information, employee attendance verification, personnel biometric identification

Utility Model Application Status: Utility Model Registration Certificate issued 11 December 2006
Date of Filing: 8 May 2003
Utility Model Registration Certificate No.: 2-2003-000176

About the Inventors:

  • Michael Angelo Pedrasa
  • Jhoanne Rhodette A. Ibabao
    Current Position: Assistant Professor I, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, UP Diliman, Q. C.

    Research interests: Computer Networks, TCP/IP, Quality of Service, Scheduling Mechanisms, Jitter management

    Most recent Scientific Contributions/Publications:

    • Time Keeping Device
    • “Diliman Network Simulation” (paper presented at the 4th National ECE Conference, San Carlos University Cebu City, November 2003)
  • Joy Alinda P. Reyes

    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, UP Diliman, Quezon City

    Research interests: Digital VLSI Design; Computer Architecture; Microelectronics

    Most recent Scientific Contributions/Publications:

    • Time Keeping Device
    • A Study of Floating-Point Architectures for Pipelined RISC Processors (Masters thesis)
  • Emerson C. Tan

Seaweed-Based Air Freshener Gel

Dr. Montaño and his team developed a seaweed-based air freshener with a characteristic gel-like texture. The low-cost air freshener makes use of the whole seaweed instead of the extracted polysaccharide leading to lower production cost. The base allows a slow release of the essence thus prolonging its shelf life. Unlike the fresheners commercially available, the seaweed-based air freshener can be divided into shapes and sizes for easier packing and utilization.

Applications: deodorant manufacturing, home care sector, environmental health care

Utility Model Application Status: Utility Model Registration Certificate Issued 9 March 2007
Date of Filing: 30 January 1996
Utility Model Registration Certificate No.: 2-1996-15501

About the Inventors:

  • Marco Nemesio E. Montaño
    Current Position: Professor, Marine Science Institute, UP Diliman, Q.C.
    Research interests: Marine Chemistry, natural products from marine organisms and seaweed chemistry and utilization
  • Banaag Glorioso-Lajera
    Current Position: A former Research Associate of Dr. Montaño and is currently the head of Seaweed Processing at CP Kelco Inc. in Cebu City.

Two Color (Two Photon) Excitation with Focused Excitation Beams and a Raman Shifter

Dr. Saloma and his team have invented a method for inducing highly localized light absorption in materials via two-color (two-photon) excitation (2CE). Compared to conventional methods, including two-photon single color excitation, two-color fluorescence excitation results in a higher spatial resolution. Furthermore, it is robust against effects of two-beam interference and breakdowns in confocality of the focused excitation beams. This technique can be applied to two-color fluorescence microscopy of optically thick and irregularly shaped biological samples.Optical beam-induced current imaging is a failure analysis technique for determining the presence of defects and discontinuities in an integrated circuit. The advantages of two-color excitation can be extended to it for the enhancement of resolution and image contrast. This technology is a key component of a practical 2CE microscope.

Applications: biomedical imaging, failure analysis in semiconductor industry

Patent Application Status: Philippines, US, and PCT Patents Pending

Date of Filing:

  • Philippine Patent (Application No.: 1-2005-500584): 22 March 2004
  • US Patent (Application No.: 10/529.043): 22 March 2004
  • PCT Patent (Application No.: PCT/PH02/00018): 27 September 2002

About the Inventors:

  • Ceasar A. Saloma

    Current Position: Dean, College of Science, UP Diliman, Quezon City
    Research interests: Photonics, Optics, Optical Microscopy and Spectroscopy

    Most recent Scientific Contributions/Publications:

    • Method for Generating High-Contrast Images of Semiconductor Sites via One-photon Optical Beam-Induced Current Imaging and Confocal Reflectance Microscopy (US patent granted)
    • Two Color (Two Photon) Excitation with Focused Excitation Beams and a Raman Shifter
    • W. Oblefias, M. Soriano, A Tarun and C Saloma, “Individual Classification of buried transistors in live microprocessors by functional infrared emission spectral microscopy,” Appl Phys Lett 89, 151113 (2006)
  • Wilson O. Garcia
    Current Position: Associate Professor, National Institute of Physics, UP Diliman, Q.C.
    Research interests: Lasers, Optics and Spectroscopy

    Most recent Scientific Contributions/Publications:

    • C. Alonzo, W. Garcia and C. Saloma, “Generation of Optical Beam-Induced Current via Two-Color (Two-Photon) Excitation Optics Communications 246, 117-122 (2005)
    • Two Color (Two Photon) Excitation with Focused Excitation Beams and a Raman Shifter
  • Jonathan Palero

Titanium Nitride Thin Film Formation on Metal Substrate by Chemical Vapor Deposition in a Magnetized Sheet Plasma Source

Through the advanced technology developed by Dr. Ramos and his research team, it is now possible to enhance the lifetime of tools through coating. A magnetized sheet plasma source provides a wear-resistant titanium nitride (TiN) tool coating at less than a quarter of the cost of carbide coating and similar techniques. The coating process is superior to other techniques because it is relatively fast and does not require very high temperatures that could damage the material being coated.

Applications: cutting tools manufacturing industry, aerospace components, automotive parts, broaches, decorative accessories, dental instruments, door hardware, eyeglass frames, firearms components, food processing equipment, hobs, jewelry, marine hardware, medical devices, pharmaceutical equipment, plastic molds, plumbing fixtures, precision gears, sporting goods, surgical implants and writing instruments

Patent Application Status: Taiwan Patent granted 16 March 2007; Philippines, Europe, Japan, People’s Republic of China, Singapore, US, Malaysian, and PCT Patents Pending

Date of Filing:

  • Taiwan Patent (Application No.: 91132002): 28 October 2002
  • Philippine Patent (Application No.: 1-2004-502138): 27 August 2004
  • Europe Patent (Application No.: 02807011.8-2119): 9 September 2004
  • Japan Patent (Application No.: 2003-573196): 23 August 2004
  • People’s Republic of China Patent (Application No.: 2828340.6): 10 September 2004
  • Singapore Patent (Application No.: 200404858-3): 27 February 2004
  • US Patent (Application No.: 10/505.794): 27 August 2004
  • Malaysia Patent (Application No.: PI 20024041): 29 October 2002
  • PCT Patent (Application No.: PCT/PH02/0003): 27 February 2002

About the Inventor:

  • Henry J. RamosCurrent Position: Professor of Physics, National Institute of Physics, UP Diliman, Quezon City
    Research interests: negative ion sources for the production of high grade films (e.g. TiN, ZrN, TiCN) and ion plating, plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition for the formation of diamond and diamond-like carbon (DLC) thin films ion source development and plasma chemistry applications, beam transport and plasma dynamics, sterilization using plasmas, ion irradiation of polymers

    Most recent Scientific Contributions/Publications:

    • Titanium Nitride Thin Film Formation on Metal Substrate by Chemical Vapor Deposition in a Magnetized Sheet Plasma Source (Taiwan patent granted)
    • G.Q. Blantocas, P.E.R. Mateum, R.W.M. Orille, R.J.U. Ramos, J.L.C. Monasterial, H.J. Ramos, L.M.T. Bo-ot, “Inhibited flammability and surface inactivation of wood irradiated by low energy hydrogen ion showers (LEHIS),” Nuclear Instrum. Methods B 259 (2007) 875-883.
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