Best researches hailed in 6th Engineering Research Congress

Date Posted: March 9, 2018 at 03:51 PM

The College of Engineering held the 6th Engineering Research Congress at the Adamson University Theater last February 14, 2018. The congress theme was Research Empowerment: Learning with our International Partners.

The seven departments under the college participated and the Chemical Engineering Department emerged as the winner of the Best Research award, besting the other engineering disciplines.

The ChE Department’s research was titled Extraction of Andrographolide From Sinta (Andrographis paniculata) using Ultrasound Microwave Assisted Extraction Methods by Patrick Calugay, Manuelito Diaz, Kmiberly Dimayuga, Farah Gagui, Kathleen Tare, and Francis Dela Rosa.

Bagging the Second Place was the research of the Computer Engineering Department called Real-Time Street Violence Alert and Monitoring System Using Video Processing. Jose Enrico Amante, John Paul Ortega, Pamela Reyes, and Elisha Riza presented it.

The Electrical Engineering Department got the Third Place, with a research titled Development of a Self-Sustaining Sea Surface Device for Harnessing Renewable Energy from Solar and Sea Wave for Lightning Swim Boundaries on Beaches. It was developed by Gazitawfige Fadol and Samuel Oluwaseyi Olorde.

These top three researches were chosen by a panel of judges composed of Dr. Nuna Almanzor, executive director of the Center for Research and Development; Dr. Nathaniel P. Dugos, De La Salle University-Manila Chemical Engineering Department chairperson, and Ms. Anna Ramos, head of the Innovation Technology and Support Office.

The winning research will be presented at the 5th Regional Conference on Campus Sustainability 2018 (5RCCS2018) at the Universiti Malaysia Sabah in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia on March 20-21, 2018.