Electrowetting actuation of gold nanofluid droplets: a physics dissertation defense by Crismar Patacsil

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The Department of Physics of Ateneo de Manila University cordially invites you to a Physics Dissertation Defense:

  • PhD candidate: Crismar P. Patacsil
  • Date and Venue: April 8, 2017, 1:00 PM at Faura Hall F-106

Panel members:

  • Raphael A. Guerrero, Ph.D., Dissertation Supervisor
  • Benjamin O. Chan, Ph.D., Dissertation Examiner
  • Gil Nonato C. Santos, Ph.D., Dissertation Examiner
  • Erwin P. Enriquez, Ph.D., Dissertation Reader
  • Joel T. Maquiling, Ph.D., Dissertation Reader

Nanoparticles exhibit completely different properties (physical, chemical, electronic, magnetic and optical) from their bulk material counterparts. This study explores the interaction of gold nanoparticle (AuNP) suspensions in a liquid droplet with an applied electric field. A basic planar electrowetting set-up is employed, consisting of a bottom copper electrode coated with a thin insulating layer of uncured polydimethysiloxane (PDMS) silicone oil mounted on an adjustable stage and a platinum wire upper electrode in contact with the sessile gold nanofluid droplet sitting on the dielectric layer. A voltage source is connected across the top and bottom electrodes. Changes in the contact angle of the droplet, as voltage is varied, is captured using a USB microscope camera. The contact angles of the images are determined using ImageJ software. The electrowetting on dielectric (EWOD) experiment is done with varying concentrations (in µM) of gold nanofluid (deionized water containing gold nanoparticles with an average size of 10 nm): 0.5, 0.33, 0.25, 0.05 and deionized water (no gold nanoparticles) as a control fluid. Results show a different electrowetting response for each concentration. The contact angle is found to decrease with increasing nanoparticle concentration, indicating a decrease in the liquid-gas surface tension as concentration increases. Increasing the nanoparticle content also lowers the required voltage for effective actuation. Contact angle saturation is observed with nanofluid droplets, with the threshold voltage decreasing as nanoparticle concentration rises. Maximum droplet actuation before contact angle saturation is achieved at only 10 V for a concentration of 0.5 μM. To explain the mechanism for the observed enhanced electrowetting actuation, the specific capacitance C is calculated from the voltage versus contact angle data for each concentration. For the control fluid, the calculated specific capacitance is 0.0012 F/m^2. Specific capacitances are C = 0.0097 F/m^2, C = 0.0049 F/m^2, and C = 0.0015 F/m^2 for 0.5µM, 0.33µM, and 0.05µM gold nanofluid concentrations, respectively. The presence of gold nanoparticles affects electrowetting response by increasing the capacitance with increasing concentration of the nanoparticles. Higher specific capacitance results in increased induced charges at the solid-liquid interface which would result in increased electro-mechanical force on the droplet as voltage is applied.


Volume holographic generation of optical Bessel Beams: a physics dissertation defense of Jonathan Manigo on 19 Apr 2016



The Department of Physics of Ateneo de Manila University cordially invites you to a Physics Dissertation Defense:

Ph.D. in Physics student name: Jonathan Manigo

Dissertation title: VOLUME HOLOGRAPHIC GENERATION OF OPTICAL BOTTLE BEAMS Schedule and venue: April 19, 4 PM at SECB 201.

Dissertation Adviser:

  • Dr. Raphael A. Guerrero

Dissertation Panel:

  •  Dr. Nathaniel Hermosa II (NIP-UPD), Dissertation Examiner
  • Dr. Nathaniel Joseph Libatique (ECCE), Dissertation Examiner
  • Dr. Ma. Obiminda Cambaliza (Physics), Dissertation Reader
  • Dr. Quirino Sugon, Jr. (Physics), Dissertation Reader


Abstract. Self-imaging beams consisting of three-dimensional intensity voids are generated via photorefractive volume holography. Reconstruction of a volume hologram recorded at 594 nm is performed with a Bessel read-out beam. The holographic output is similar in appearance to a Bessel beam, with the central spot oscillating between maximum and zero intensity over a propagation distance of 10 to 55 cm. The oscillation period for the on-axis intensity is 30 cm. The reconstruction is capable of self-healing, with a fully recovered central core after the beam propagates 40 cm. Dual-wavelength reconstruction at 632.8 nm produces an output beam with similar self-imaging and self-healing properties. A theoretical framework based on the interference of a plane wave and a Bessel beam simultaneously reconstructed from a volume hologram is able to describe our experimental results.


This dissertation is based on the following article:

Dr. Christian Mahinay is the new Vacuum Coating Laboratory coordinator of the Ateneo Physics Department


Dr. Christian Mahinay at the Vacuum Coating Laboratory of the Department of Physics of Ateneo de Manila University

by Quirino Sugon Jr

After earning his Ph.D. in Physics degree from UP Diliman last May 2015, Dr. Christian Mahinay was appointed as the new Vacuum Coating Laboratory Coordinator of the Department of Physics. Dr. Mahinay’s specialization is plasma physics and he has been with the Department of Physics since June 2014. Below is an interview with Dr. Christian Mahinay by the Ateneo Physics News.

1. Can you tell us something about your educational background?

My high school was in the Integrated Development  School (IDS) of Mindanao state University-Iligan institute of Technology (MSU-IIT). It was also my hometown. I took UPCAT and passed, and went to UP Diliman for college. I was supposed to take Computer Engineering, but it was a quota course, so I chose BS Applied physics instead. After graduation, I found it hard to apply for a job without Masters degree. I went back to school and and took my MS and PhD in Physics in UP Diliman. I then applied in Ateneo. Actually, it was Sir Ivan Culaba who reached out to me. He asked me if i wanted to apply in Ateneo. I said yes. My scholarship was already running out and  I need an employment. So I applied. I started teaching last June 2014–just one year and a two months ago. I finished my Phd in Physics last May 2015.

2. What is your field of specialization?

My field is in Ion Beam Physics, a specialized field in Plasma Physics. In my PhD work, I wanted to look at the characteristics of ions in ion beams. To do this, I designed a simple equipment which can analyze the ion beam’s kinetic energy and mass species. I found out that even though ion beams are by their nature divergent because of repulsive forces between ions, you can mitigate this diverging nature by combining positive and negative ions. I am still writing a paper on this. I already passed an abstract in a 25th international TOKI conference in Japan. It’s a conference about plasma applications such as ion beams and fusion. I shall  present not only what I found out regarding the properties of ion beams, but also the design of the equipment that I used to characterize the properties of ion beam. The latter I have already published before in the Review of Scientific Instruments.  It was regarding the feasibility of a 90 degree electrostatic energy analyzer for low energy ion beams. It was this paper which actually gave me my phd degree. Well, in UP and in Ateneo you need to publish one ISI paper to get your PhD in Physics degree.

Review of Scientific Instruments is a journal about instruments for measuring any scientific parametrer. It took me about four years to finish my PhD. The last year was just for waiting for the paper to be approved for publication. The paper was rejected two times in different journals, so I have to wait for years.

3. What are you teaching right now?

This semester I am teaching one Ps 1 (Introductory Physics), two Ps 51 (Physics 1), one Ps 51.1 (Physics 1, Laboratory), and Ps 173 (Radiation and Optics) as elective. I wanted to teach plasma physics, but we did not have enough time to create the course.

4. What is your laboratory affiliation?

I was assigned in Vacuum Coating Laboratory. Here we are using plasma to coat different kinds of materials, which is in line with what i am studying. We are also using ion beams. Right now, I have been assigned as head of the lab. I was surprised at this appointment since this is only my second semester of teaching. It was surprising and a bit scary, but I accepted the challenge. I came from a larger lab in UP Diliman. This might not be different from what I came from.

5. What is the difference between the laboratories in UP Diliman and in Ateneo de Manila University?

The lab in UP Diliman is Plasma Physics Laboratory. It’s main goal is to study plasma, although we are also working on coating and surface modification. The lab also has researchers doing theoretical plasma physics.

In the Ateneo Vacuum Coating Laboratory, on the other hand, the lab is mostly on application. In the future, I wish to start the research on some theoretical plasma and ion beam physics. Also, in matters of size, the Plasma Physics Laboratory in UP has about 30 to 40 members–that’s the students plus the faculty.  Here in Ateneo, we only have 9 members, with me, Sir Ivan Culaba, Mike Jallorina, and Ramon delos Santos as faculty members; the remaining five are students.

6. Are you organizing an activity?

Well right now, I was assigned as the head of the Secretariat Committee for the Golden Anniversary of the Department of Physics. Our task was to invite alumni, compile correspondences, and take note of the people that are registering.

For myself and Sir Ivan, this coming January we will be hosting a plasma conference here in Ateneo. But that it is still months away. We’re still on the planning stages. There’s a possibility it might not push through. The Golden Jubilee is the most immediate.

7. What are your 5-year goals for the lab?

For one, I hope to add two to three other machines. So far we have three working machines: thermal evaporation machine, ion beam machine, and atmospheric plasma machine. More machines means more students to come in for there research. I hope we can double at least the population of students that we have from 5 to 10–or 20 students. Right now, we have one MS Physics student: Mike Jallorina, my co-faculty. I hope that half of the students we have would be graduate students.

8. Who inspired you to take up physics?

When I was in high school, I wanted to go to Engineering because I love computers. But it was very hard to enter into Engineering in UP Diliman. So I thought of another course. Of all my science subjects, my most favorite subjects is Physics. It was because my high school teacher back then was very good. Her name was Ma’m Ciriaca Charie Dangkulos. Compared to Biology and Chemistry where I have to study a bit harder, I already learned a lot for the physics part, just by listening to her lecture. So when I tried to find another course to enter into UP Diliman, I already knew what was my second course apart from Computer Engineering and it was Physics.

9. Do you have any parting words for our Physics majors?

You don’t have to be a genius to excel in Physics. As long as you work hard and understand what you are doing, that is good enough.


Dr. Christian Mahinay and the students of Vacuum Coating Laboratory of the Department of Physics

Physics Chair Dr. Nofel Lagrosas meets the Ateneo Physics Freshman Class during ORSEM 2012

Dr. Nofel Lagrosas

Dr. Nofel Lagrosas, Chair of the Department of Physics

by Quirino Sugon Jr.

Last Saturday morning of 9 June 2012, during the Ateneo ORSEM (Orientation Seminar) week, Dr. Nofel Lagrosas, Chair of the Department of Physics, met with 21 freshmen students of Physics for the year 2012 at the Room 205 of the School of Management Building.  Dr. Lagrosas gave an overview of the Department of Physics, its programs, its research laboratories, and its alumni. Dr. Lagrosas also answered many questions from the students.  Below is an edited transcript of Dr. Lagrosas’s talk and his responses to the questions of the students in the open forum.

A. Materials Science Laboratory

In the department, by the time you reach third year, you start working in a lab. Sometimes we say in the department that the third year students are suppose to be slaves in the lab. You have these labs to work on depending on your course. You can choose these labs. Spend your time working on research topics. Don’t be afraid. If you are science student you should be eager to work on research.

For materials science lab, MSE students work in the MSE lab. Vacuum coating can handle MSE students also. There are research works here that collaborates with MSE and also with Photonics. If you are a pure physics, you can go to Photonics, Atmospherics, and Space Weather. There are also Theoretical Physics and Physics Education if you want to be in those fields. If you do your research in your third year in Material Science, it is easier to work on a similar topic for your second thesis in your fifth year. Have that idea in mind.

Whom do you approach in the Materials Science Laboratory? It is Dr. Benjamin Chan. When you enter Faura, it is the first room to your right. Just in case if you want to inquire, there are lots of facilities that you may be interested to play with, such as the electron microscope. Just approach Dr. Chan. Don’t tell him you wish to learn how to operate this equipment. Rather, tell him that you want to work with him and in the process you learn how the instrument works.

B. Vacuum Coating Laboratory

This is the Vacuum Coating Laboratory. The main person to ask would be Mr. Ivan Culaba. If you go to Faura, the Vacuum Lab is at the left side. The first room is the comfort room for girls, then for the guys. Next is the faculty room F-105. In the faculty room is Mr. Ivan Culaba and Dr. Jerrold Garcia. Dr. Garcia is one of our famous teachers in the department. You know why Dr. Garcia is famous? He is a good teacher. He teaches well. But he is also well-known for flunking students who are not doing their jobs. You will know a lot from him. He handles Classical Mechanics or Mathematical Physics. If he is going to be your teacher, make sure you do well.

The lab looks really wiry. Of course it should be the case and you cannot have a vacuum system that is small. It is suppose to be large. You can learn how to work the vacuum. You can bombard some surfaces with molecules. If there is air, it is harder for you to bombard, because the molecules that you evaporate won’t hit the glass substrate, but the air molecules instead.

This is one of the work done by a student in the vacuum lab. This is Jerome Unidad. He is now working for his Ph.D. In Italy. When he was a student here, he did a sputtering experiment using plasma and you can see the plasma here. It glows.

C. Atmospheric and Space Physics

You can also work on atmospheric science. There is me, Dr. Gemma Narisma, and Dr. James Simpas. We work on remote sensing, climate, and pollution studies.

We have NASA’s sun photometer for the AERONET (Aerosol Robotic Network) program. We also have DOAS (Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy). We do work for PM (particulate matter) concentrations. We get data from satellites that observe the ground and from sun photometer that tracks the sun. Dr. Simpas and I accompanied a scientist from NASA to the Dongsha Island of Taiwan. We went there to take a look at their instruments as part of their program. Dr. Narisma does the meteorological modeling and Dr. Simpas does the aerosol density analysis. Why aerosols? They are important stuff you should know in relation to climate change. Dr. Narisma is working on simulations for climate studies. She wants to know what is the temperature ten years from now. So if you wish to work with her, you need to have good computer programming skills. Does anybody of you know how to work with Linux? You can work with Dr. Narisma. These are their simulation of rainfall maps. For example, in Tokyo there is a low pressure area. But you need to know where that low pressure is. Dr. Narisma has just won the NAST (National Academy of Science and Technology) Young Scientist Award. Thus, you are in good hands.

Part of the job is data processing. This would be a good application for Physics and ACS (Applied Computer Systems) students. This work was done by my students, Paolo Baylon. He worked with me. After his fourth year, he went to ICTP (International Center for Theoretical Physics) in Trieste, Italy. He is now in taking his Ph.D. in Physics in University of Washington.

D. Ionospheric and Space Physics

If you are interested ionosphere and space physics, there is Dr. Quirino Sugon Jr. He coordinates the ICSWSE (International Center for Space Weather Science and Education) Subcenter at Manila Observatory, in collaboration with ICSWSE in Kyushu University. ICSWSE has more than 60 ground-based MAGDAS/CPMN (Magnetic Data Acquisition System/Circumpan Pacific Network) stations around the world and 6 of them are in the Philippines: Tuguegarao, Muntinlupa, Legazpi, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, and Davao. This is the worldwide map of the MAGDAS/CPMN stations. Notice these dots. These are positions of instruments. ICSWSE also has 3 FMCW (Frequency Modulated Continous Wave) radars and one of them is installed in the Subcenter. The radar is used for generating ionograms used for studying the distribution of the electrons in the ionosphere. The radar is also used to measure the vertical motion of the charges in the ionosphere, which can be used to deduce the strength of the ionospheric electric field.

E. Photonics Laboratory

In the Photonics Laboratory, the main person is Dr. Raphael Guerrero. He works with holograms for storing information. If you will be working in his lab, you will have a chance to work with holograms. If you are dealing with optics, you have to be careful. Everything must be aligned properly. One false move and you won’t get what you want to have. He is also working on florescence. Flourescence happens when light strikes on a material which then emits light in a different wavelength.. You can measure that emission. Why is flourescence necessary? If you scoop a water from the sea, you can measure its chlorophyll content which is dependent on the intensity light flourescence of water. You will also be looking at gratings. This is the work done by Stein Baluyot. When he was still an undergraduate student, he already have ISI publications. He worked with Dr. Nathaniel Hermosa before on bored helical phases of optical beams.

F. Theoretical Physics

For Theoretical Physics, there is Fr. Daniel J. McNamara, SJ and Dr. Quirino Sugon Jr. They work on the Geometric Algebra and Space Weather. One of their students was Javier Jalandoni who worked with the orbits of Trojan asteroids using perturbation theory .Javy was an SOSE awardee for his undergraduate thesis. Dr. Sugon went to the ISWI (International Space Weather Conference) in Egypt before because of his collaboration with the MAGDAS/CPMN project with Prof. Kiyohumi Yumoto of ICSWSE, Kyushu University. There is also a chance for you to travel abroad. Your generation have lots of opportunities if you just work hard.

G. Physics Education

Physics education research is led by Dr. Minella Alarcon. She was one of the chairpersons in the department before She was also my adviser. In Ateneo High School, the Asst. Principal for Academic Affairs is Dr. Alarcon’s daughter. We are working with the High School Science Department. Recently, Dr. Alarcon and her ALOP (Active Learning in Optics and Photonics) team received the SPIE award for optics education. She was organizer of the Optics and Photonics Education worshops. Her team travels to remote places such as Africa. This is Dr. Alarcon with her ALOP team members Mr. Maquiling and Mr. Ivan Culaba. We are employing their expertise to help our country in education. These are their collaborators from ICTP.

ICTP. If you are the theoretical physicist, ICTP is the International Center for Theoretical Physics founded by Abdus Salam. He is a Pakistani who won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work in weak forces. When he won the award, he donated his money and established the ICTP through the United Nations. Italy won the bid to host the place.

H. Alumni

We have some students who went abroad because of their work. That is Paolo Baylon. He is now in Washington University. That is Mariel Dee. She went to France for her Junior Term Abroad (JTA). You can spend a semester there to study and, of course, to have fun. Armelle Remedio is also our graduate. She is currently finishing her Ph.D. in Max Planck Institute. Karl Jamandre is our student working on his Masters in Atmospheric Science under Dr. Narisma. Jude Salinas is my student who just graduated last year. He is going to Taiwan for his Masters in Remote Sensing. Joseph Angan graduated as MSE. Those three will be going to Singapore to present a paper in AOGS (Asia Oceania Geosciences Society). Some of the third year students are also going to Singapore to present part of their work. That will ok. This is going to be demanding part of your life. I hope you respond well to the demands of research work. And before I forget, that is Cheska Siongco. She graduated from Philippine Science. She is working on her Masters in ICTP. Hopefully, she gets accepted in Max Planck Institute in Germany.

What does this tell you? There are lots of things we can work out here. Our job as teachers is to help you succeed. We need also something from your side. I need you to be conscious that you must be industrious in your academic work.

H. Open Forum

Dr. Nofel Lagrosas and Dr. Quirino Sugon Jr with the physics freshman class of 2012

Dr. Nofel Lagrosas (left) and Dr. Quirino Sugon Jr (right) with the physics freshman class of 2012

1. Can an MSE student go to Astrophysics?

In depends on the astrophysics field. As long as there is anything material about it, there should be no problem.

2. Are we limited to the laboratories inside Ateneo? 

As chair, I am greedy. We prefer that you work with us. Why? It would contribute to research in the department. We don’t know the atmosphere outside Ateneo. So I don’t what to put you in that risk. But through your adviser we can form collaborations, usually with NIP (National Institute of Physics). It is suppose to be through the adviser. Stay as slave. As you grow old you will have chance to work with your own slaves also.

3. Do you do research on Cosmology?

We do work on space physics, but that only includes the ionosphere, magnetosphere, and solar wind. If you want to work on cosmology, you must talk to Dr. Jerrold Garcia. He is the only expert in Einstein’s General Relativity (GR) in the Department. He taught GR to Ian Vega. Ian later finished his Ph.D. in Physics in University of Florida and is now doing his postodoctorate work in University of Guelph. He worked with black holes. We also have another alumni, Reinabelle Reyes who finished her Ph.D. in Astrophysics at Princeton University and is now a postdoctoral fellow in University of Chicago. She became a celebrity when she verified Einstein’s General Relativity in cosmological scales.

4. After taking Masters and Ph.D, what are the job prospects?

The rule in life is the higher your degree, the higher you get paid. If you work in multinational companies, they employ Ph.D.s for the development of new technologies. That is where the big bucks are. You can also go to the academe. Our job as teachers is to inspire the younger generations to do science. That is another option. The third option is to go to government. DOST needs lots of credible Ph.D.s. You can also go to finance, but the cause of the financial collapse are few years ago are the physicists in Wall Street called the quants. Physicists do mathematical financial analysis. The differential equations they use are similar to those in physics.

You are not suppose to be without a job. Even as students, there is an opportunity for graduate school here or abroad. There are scholarships.

The Ateneo Innovation Center is the center for development of new technologies. You can always do projects there. Dr. Greg Tangonan heads the center. He is also a graduate of the department.

The Manila Observatory is where we work. The atmospheric people work there. You can do research with the research agenda that we have at the Manila observatory. You have to prove yourself. We prefer pure physics or ACS. We also have some students from MSE. Actually, Joseph Angan is an student working with me.

5. What is the average salary for physics graduates?

There is a wide range. We have a student who just graduated and he was offered Php 50,000 to work in Unilever.

6. Can we do particle physics?

We don’t offer particle physics. But there is one graduate student, Mike Andrews. He is working on particle physics under Dr. Sugon. He is going to Fermilab in Chicago this semester to do his research there. We don’t offer particle physics as a research track now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do it. We have the capability of sending you out. He was a Management Engineering graduate. But after graduation and working in a company, he went back to Ateneo and took up M.S. Physics.

7. What is the passing rate?

You will fail if you don’t do your job as a student. In terms of passing numbers, about 80 to 90 percent will pass.

In Physics 41, all of them passed. But sometimes, there are freshmen who were not asking help, even if they have problems with math. After some time, they folded up.. That is why, if you have problems with math and physics, always ask help.

8. Was there anyone injured in the laboratory?

So far, no one was seriously injured. If you start working in the lab, your job is to take precautions. You are not that clumsy. If you drop metal balls in lab, it shows that you are not suppose to be MSE.

9. Does a thesis have to be individual?

We prefer individual thesis, but there may be problems where there would be a chance for two to collaborate.

In the first week of July, there will be a general assembly on Wednesday. It will be a chance to meet other faculty doing research work. Don’t be ashamed to talk to them regarding research topics. But I shall advise you to enjoy your first and second years. In your third and fourth years, you will be doing serious research.

10. Are there competitions?

It depends on you. It need not be physics. Mariel Dee is a national Sudoku finalist. We prefer that you guys focus on your research.

11. Can we perform nuclear experiments?

You can perform nuclear experiments. But in terms as a research area, we don’t have nuclear physics. But we can collaborate. We can send faculty members to do their training in the Philippine Nuclear Resarch Institute, such as Ramon de los Santos. It depends on what these institutions can offer to us.

12. Can we do medical research?

You can do medicine related research. We have alumni who went abroad to study medical physics. There is Dr. Rhonald Lua, a postdoctoral fellow of the Lichtarge Computational Biology Lab of the Baylor College of Medicine. There is also Dr. Adrian Serohijos, a postdoctoral fellow of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University. They both work with protein engineering and drug design.

13. Can we minor in Finance?

You have that option but you need to have a permission. If you have seen your course curriculum, there are are free electives. You can use that for finance.

Freshmen students during the ORSEM 2012

Freshmen students walking around the Manuel V. Pangilinan Center for Student Leadership during the ORSEM 2012. On the left is the entrance of Faura Hall.

Ateneo Physics Department congratulates Batch 2012 graduates

153rd Commencement Exercises, Ateneo de Manila University

153rd Commencement Exercises of Ateneo de Manila University last  23 March 2012, at the High School Covered Courts

In the 153rd Commencement Exercises last March 23, 2012, the graduates of the School of Science and Engineering joined the John Gokongwei School of Management in the ceremonies. The Baccalaureate mass was held at 7:30 am at the Church of the Gesu, with Fr. Jose Ramon T. Villarin, SJ, President of the ATeneo de Manila University, as presider and homilist. The Commencement Exercises were held at 4:30 p.m. at the High School Covered Courts.

The Department of Physics has several programs in the undergraduate and graduate level: BS in Physics, BS in Applied Physics, MS in Physics, Master of Physics, Master of Physics Education, MS in Atmospheric Science, and Ph.D. in Physics. The BS Applied The students of BS in Applied Physics goes to one of the two tracks in their 5th year: BS Applied Computer Systems and BS Materials Science Engineering. The former is offered by the Electronics, Computer and Communications Engineering (ECCE) Department and the latter by the Chemistry Department.

Below is the list of the Physics graduates and those of their affiliate programs: BS Applied Computer Systems and BS Materials Science and Engineering:

Ateneo Physics Faculty

Physics faculty members.  From left to right: Ramon de los Santos, Dr. Nofel Lagrosas, Alma Jugueta, and Dr. Benjamin Chan.

BS in Applied Computer Systems

  1. Joriel Xtipi de la Cruz Abaca
  2. Meryl Monericke Montealegre Aquino

BS in Materials Science and Engineering

  1. Philipp Milanes Gotico (Program Award)
  2. Aaron James Ferreras Reyes (Honorable Mention)
  3. Ivy Marie Catimbang Andalis
  4. Joseph Santos Angan
  5. Rae Recy Bolor Bagonoc
  6. Kevin Arthur Yuchenkang Chan
  7. Daniella Wichuda Dario de Leon
  8. Rochelle Eloise Giron Genato
  9. Xandra Obis Junio
  10. Ann Gabrielle Gomez Lim
  11. Kristoffer de Leon Lim
  12. Cherry Anne Mangante Oracion
  13. Cheem Conanan Razonabe
  14. Wilbert Lim Sible

BS in Physics

  1. Rafael Jumar Abella Chu
  2. Javier Alejandro Osmena Jalandoni
  3. Chrizaldy Neil Casibo Manibo
  4. Cilicia Uzziel Manalo Perez

BS in Applied Physics

  1. Mariel Alexis Sumolong Dee (Program Award, Cum Laude)
  2. Albertyn Nicolle Salvador Carpio
  3. Nico Miguel Navarro Garcia
  4. Cornelius Csar Jude Hisole Salinas

MS in Physics

  1. Juan Paolo Soria Bermundo

MS in Atmospheric Science

  1. Rolymer Palillo Canillo
  2. Maria Ana Glaiza Ganace Escullar
  3. Julie Magdaraog Nimes
  4. Raymond Capid Ordinario
  5. Ariel Rey Zamudio

Master of Physics

  1. Joey Arles Ongue Vergara

Master of Physics Education

  1. John Frederick Arresgado Lauron
  2. Cecilia Lopez-Canete

Doctor of Philosophy in Physics

  1. Jerry Tan Barretto
Physics students

From left to right: Rafael Chu, Uzziel Perez, Mariel Dee, Albertyn Carpio, Jude Salinas, Neil Manibo, and Nico Garcia

Ateneo Physics Graduate Students

Joey Vergara, Dr. Jerry Barretto, Mariett Barretto, and Dr. Nofel Lagrosas