AdU co-sponsors IECEP PELS colloquium; Adamsonians head committee, serve as resource speaker

Date Posted: March 10, 2023 at 04:01 PM

Two faculty members of the University recently held key positions in the three-part colloquium organized by the Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines - Power Electronics Society (IECEP PELS) and co-sponsored by Adamson held early and middle of 2022 and early 2023.  

The event dubbed as “IECEP Colloquium on Power and Clean Energy” featured Angelo Beltran Jr. of the Electronics Engineering Department as chair the R&D Committee of IECEP PELS, while AdU Electronics Engineering alumni Engr. Mark Philip Fernandez and Engr. Francis Alano served as the presiding chair of the same group and resource speaker in the forum’s first installment, respectively. 

The said colloquium series is a major bi-annual event of IECEP PELS society in collaboration with IECEP chapters. 

“The colloquium activities that we have organized in the IECEP PELS society are of high importance to us engineers and practitioners from the academe, government, business, and industry sectors. Aside from gathering of professionals, the technological innovations and updates on power engineering and alternative energies were thoroughly discussed and highlighted in the event,” Dr. Beltran said. 

“As an engineer, it is important to learn the latest trends, techniques and innovations on power and energies as these are the main drivers of our economy towards progress and development.” 

The first session last February 12, 2022, featured resource speakers from the government, industry, and academe such as the Department of Energy, Meralco and Chung Yuan Christian University in Taiwan.  

Meanwhile, the second meeting last August 13, 2022, had resource speakers from industries such as ERC Critical Power Equipment Engineering and Services, Aquatera Asia, LTD., and Amber Kinetics Philippines.  

The third plenary held this February 11, 2023, boasted speakers from high caliber universities including California Polytechnic State University, Nanyang Technological University and Aalborg University. Also invited speakers are from the government: Department ofScience and Technology, and the industry sector, ABB, Inc.  

All events were highly supported by industries such as ABB Inc., and Advance Energy, Inc., as well as the government sector’s Philippine Space Agency.