Title Project Leader Sector Description
Project 12. Development of 12 hp Single Cylinder Diesel Engine-Year 1 and 2Jonathan Q. PuertoTransportationA single cylinder engine is a type of combustion engine that features only one cylinder,, or chamber in which a piston moves to engage combustion. This is the engine's source of power,, and since only one piston is doing the work,, a single cylinder engine is primarily used on smaller vehicles and tools. It can produce a relatively large amount of power given its size,, though the single cylinder engine is not especially adept at varying the power output quickly,, making it less versatile for larger vehicles. These engines are lightweight and compact,, making them a good choice for engine-powered tools such as weed whackers.
Establishment of a Gear Making and Assembly FacilityDr. Dominic S. GuevarraTransportationThe gear making facility project is part of the DOST’s ardent support in making the local manufacturing sector become more productive and innovative through a more competitive metalworking industry. It is aimed to enhance the competitiveness the metalworking sector in support of the local manufacturing industry through the provision of facilities,, technology and manpower development. The conduct of the project will be implemented in two years through the upgrading of the technology and facilities; new equipment and software acquisition for gear designing and manufacturing (simulation for optimum designs); and manpower development. The project also includes renovation of the Prototyping Division’s Mechanical workshop 1 to accommodate the gear making facility including the upgrading of the power transformer,, switchgear and electrical system. The project will benefit manufacturers in line with the One ASEAN community in 2015
Technology Upgrading of Zimmons Industry (SETUP)Dr. Anthony SalesMetals and EngineeringFrom a simple machine shop,, Zinmons Industries became an electrical,, electronic and mechanical company that specializes factory automation,, instrumentation,, pumps,, boiler,, dryer,, HVAC d~sign and installation projects The company was created to provide solutions in the field of automation and instrumentation in order to improve production and efficiency systems in response to the need of the Philippine Industry,, most specifically in Davao and entire Mindanao.
Technology Upgrading of Trader's Design Furniture Shop - Phase II (SETUP)Nestor B. ViloriaMetals and EngineeringThe company has been in the furniture business since 1983 with its client served throughout the region and some subdivisions in Metro Manila in supplying door jambs; cabinets,, door panels,, dividers,, staircases,, balusters planks,, cornices and mouldings. It entered into a joint venture business with Sto. Nino Furniture and Sash Factory in 2003 with DepEd as their focus market supplying elementary and secondary chairs and tables. The high demand for office and classroom furniture of the DepEd and with the high specifications set by the department had prompted the company to seek S&T intervention under the SET-UP program to adapt the FPRDI Lumber Kiln Dryer (FTLKD) for drying G-melina lumbers in order to conform to DepEd standards. The strict implementation of an executive order on total log ban had tremendous effect in the furniture industry not only in Isabela but throughout the archipelago,, The Trader's Design Furniture Shop through its management had to seek technologies that will address the shortage of lumber supplies and also to solve lumber wastage's in the furniture operation of the company,, hence this project proposal.
PHL-MICROSAT Project 2. Ground Receiving Station for Philippine Microsatellite ProjectMr. Alvin E. RetamarHuman Resource Development, Space Technology ApplicationsA ground receiving station is a significant sub-system of the Philippine Microsatellite Program. It allows space borne images taken by an orbiting rnicrosatellite to be transmitted to earth for use in various scientific and civilian applications. likewise,, it is used to control and transmit commands from the ground to the microsatellite so that it can carry out its mission effectively. To support the ground receiving station,, an archiving and distribution facility will be leveraged to deliver imagery to end users.
Postharvest and Bio-processing Mechanization Support System for Peanut and Cacao (Defatting Machine)-(CVIERDEC) Dr. Orlando BalderamaR and D NetworkingCacao and peanut are the major high value crops in the region. Essential oil from peanut and cacao commands a higher high-value product,, however,, there is a lack of a defatting machine. Imported defatting machines have big capacities and are expensive to small peanut and cacao farmers. There is a need to locally design the above-mentioned equipment to give more value to peanut and cacao products.
Metrology Project 1. Chemical Metrology for Organic Contaminants in Foods and WaterAaron DacuyaProcess            The use of certified reference materials (CRMs) or reference materials (RMs) for quality control purposes is encouraged whenever possible in these quality standards. Reference methods and certified reference materials help ensure accuracy and comparability of analytical results and with the assigned values traceable to reference materials and reference measurement procedure of higher order. Proper application of these CRMs or RMs provides the best information on the confidence on the quality of analytical results obtained in the laboratories. However there are limitations and considerations in using CRMs or RMs. These include availability,, cost,, stability,, homogeneity,, uncertainty and traceability of these materials.
Metrology Project 2. Chemical Metrology for Inorganic Toxic Elements in Food and WaterAlleni JunsayProcessThe D1 must comply with requirements of the CIPM MRA. Active participation of Ols in relevant measurement comparisons organized by the Consultative Committees of the CIPM and/or the Regional Metrology Organizations (RMOs) to be able to show the international equivalence of standards and technical capabilities in a specific field in chemistry. This is a requirement in order to declare Calibration and Measurement Capabilities (CMCs),, which also includes a two-tier international review process before publishing in the KCDB. The Quality Management System (QMS) of the 01 must also meet international standards and be approved by the RMO (Asia Pacific Metrology Program for metrology institutes in Asia) as a prerequisite for publication of CMCs. The analysis of heavy metals in food and water will be developed as a measurement capability in the assignment of reference values to RMs.
Metrology Project 3. Biological Metrology for Microorganisms in Food Marlon AguinaldoProcessIn microbiology testing. the use reference materials (RMs) for quality control purposes is encouraged whenever possible in these quality standards. Reference methods help ensure accuracy and comparability of analytical results and with the assigned values traceable to reference materials and reference measurement procedure of higher order. Proper application of these RMs provides the best information on the confidence on the quality of analytical results obtained in the laboratories. However there are limitations and considerati  ons in using RMs. These include availability,, cost,, stability,, homogeneity,, uncertainty and traceability of these materials.
Expanding Audience Reach Through the DOSTv - Weather Channel and S&T Broadcast ProgramRaymund E. LiboroInformation Dissemination and PromotionThe DOSTv Program is primarily a weather channel that gives up-to-date information and regularly reports atmospheric conditions and other occurrences in nature. It shall be composed of three sets of shows namely: a) 30-minute show titled "Umagang may PAGASA"to be aired over channel four. The daily weather show to air at 5:30 in the morning will have hosts or anchorpersons to handle the reporting,, interviews and other segments of the show. b) Top of the hour weather news for updates on the weather c) Static weather profiles in text and graphics that are flashed on the screen in-between programs. The image or skin divided into several sections shows bulletins and other information primarily for reference. DOSTvadopts the program format of Bloomberg or the cagayan de Oro's PARASAT. The program will also have an online version linked to social network sites where comments or questions may be sent by the public. In its expanded form,, OOSTV will also incorporate other segments on topics that deal with livelihood,, technology trends and outstanding individuals (young and old),, in the field of science and technology. This makes the program more versatile and can gain greater viewership at the same time promoting better public appreciation for science.
Upgrading the Production Equipment of CPS Engineering ConstructionCRISANTO P. SAGAYO JR. Constructionfffffffff
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and Automatic Identification System (AIS) for Innovative Terrestrial Monitoring and Maritime SurveillanceAlvin Retamar Space Technology Applications Radar signals can overcome the main drawback of traditional optical imaging satellites by being able to take an image of the Earth through clouds or even at night. Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) is an advanced form of radar which makes use of the relative motion between the satellite and the target as it orbits the Earth to form a high-resolution image.    The DOST- Advanced Science and Technology Institute manages the Philippine Earth Data Resource and Observation (PEDRO) Center, which is the only center in the country that have the capability to receive and disseminate satellite data since 2016.  To improve the national monitoring and security through utilization of space technology, ASTI aims to bridge the gap of ground-based terrestrial monitoring and maritime surveillance by enabling us to have a direct access to the radar satellite data missions and to operationalize the dissemination and distribution of both SAR images and AIS data to increase the overall efficiency of the government for nationwide monitoring and maritime surveillance.      In the conduct of the project, ASTI will develop various applications such as automatic ship detection and classification, vessel track prediction, monitoring and assessment of offshore islands, post-disaster assessment, port traffic and customs collections, forest mapping, rice estimation and aquaculture structural assessment. 
CRADLE 2017: PISOLAR: Payment Innovation for SHS Ownership by Lay Away RoutineFilmann Simpao In the Philippines,, around three out of ten Filipino households do not have access to electricity,, according to 2010 data from the Department of Energy (DOE),, forming part of the 130 million in Southeast Asia and .5 Billion worldwide (IEA,, 2011). The national electrification rate stands at only 73.7 percent as of 2010,, that is,, 12,,6 million electrified households o t of 17.1 million households nationwide. The DOE aims to raise thiS electrification rate to 90 percent by 2017. The Philippines may have one of the ighest economic growth in the region in recent years,, but still have a long way to go in providing electricity to all. Many have still depend on kerosene lamps to light their homes-a fuel that has ill effects on health and is costly. Solar power is the best form of energy and better alternative to improve access to sustainable energy services. Except the poor can't afford the upfront cost of the equipment even if it becomes affordable over the past 10 years. In addition,, the investment requirements and financing options have become prohibitive to the off-grid communities as well. Furthermore,, a number of business models have been adopted in other countries to achieve affordable energy. Significant attention has been paid to the role of the microfinance in achieving the goal to buy with a small down payment at the time of purchase and pay the balance through weekly installments across a few months.
Fabrication of a Novel Material as Anode Electrode for High Power Generation Al-Air BatteryGinno AndresEnergyThe project aims to develop an Aluminum-air based battery pack equipped with a novel electrode. The battery which consists of a single-unit cell will be designed, fabricated and characterized. The project will use polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) based hydrogel instead of liquid electrolyte to recharge. Charge transfer of PVA based hydrogel electrolyte is stable and can be manipulated nano-metal (nickel/cobalt/manganese) enhanced electrodes.   Aluminum is an ideal material for batteries due to its excellent electrochemical performance. The aluminum-air battery anode has many advantageous properties such as abundance, low cost, innocuousness, high power density, and high energy density. Amongst the numerous metal/air systems, the aluminum/air technology has an excellent theoretical energy density up to 8.1 kWh/kg
Enhancement of Typhoon and Tropical Cyclone (TC)-Related Monsoon Surge Monitoring and Forecasting, and Wave Observation and ModelingEsperanza CayananDisaster MitigationCOMPONENT A The advent of radars has offered powerful techniques to analyze the microphysical structure of the storm including identification of precipitation types. However, to ensure reliable estimates of radar reflectivity, understanding Z-R relations must be of great concern. Radar Z-R relationship (Z=arb, where a and b are coefficients) converts the equivalent rain rates (mm/hr) from the radar reflectivity factor (mm6/m3) by understanding raindrop size and distribution. However, this relationship varies from season to season and the type of radar system. Further, the Z-R relations that will be statistically derived from this study will be used to quantify precipitation estimates and this generating quantitative precipitation forecast (QPF) through Storm Cell Identification and Tracking (SCIT) for convective forecasting. COMPONENT B PAGASA, since the operationalization of its WRF model in 2010, unfortunately has not benefitted from a data assimilation system. In recent years, the bureau has improved its observation network with the installation and upgrade of radars and automatic weather stations around the Philippines, increasing temporal and spatial resolution of observed data. Since these observations provide better characterization of the initial atmospheric conditions and the pre-storm environment, assimilation of the said data has huge potential to improve the quality of the model forecasts and consequently the products and services that PAGASA offers to its stakeholders and the general public. COMPONENT C As the designated and recognized tropical cyclone warning center for the Philippines, it is the responsiblility and mandate of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) to issue analyses, forecasts and warnings on tropical cyclones and their associated high-impact weather to a multitude of end-users, especially to the general public and disaster managers. As such, it is important to ensure that the methodologies associated with tropical cyclone analysis, forecast and warning remain efficient even during time-critical situations, such as during three-hourly issuance of Severe Weather Bulletins. Furthermore, it is imperative that the forecasters remain confident in the issuance of forecast and warnings by ensuring the availability of quality and reliable forecast guidance tools.
Sub-seasonal to seasonal (S2S) prediction of climate extremesAna Lyn SolisDisaster MitigationThe sub-seasonal-to-seasonal (S2S) time range corresponding to predictions beyond two weeks but less than a season represents seamless weather and climate prediction; it connects the timescales being covered by the weather and climate forecasting. Skillful forecast of extreme events at different lead times covering S2S timerange offer a great opportunity in decision making. For instance, forecasts of extreme events, such as excessive rainfall, tropical cyclone (TC) occurrence, for lead times extending to a month could be helpful in the context of humanitarian aid and disaster preparedness. Most important lead time approximately two weeks for effective procurement of non-food items. Sub-monthly forecasts of rainfall deficit/excess could also be helpful in irrigation scheduling and dynamic cropping calendar. These, among other benefits from S2S prediction that are relevant to our society, make it imperative to seek further improvements for what we currently have in our country.  S2S prediction is a subject of active researches because models are continuously improving that could provide great potential in predicting weather and climate extremes. Madden Julian Oscillation (MJO), a major component of intraseasonal variability (30 to 100 days) and El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO), a dominant mode of seasonal variability in tropical maritime climate (such as Philippines and Taiwan) have strong influence on tropical cyclone genesis; and noticeably enhanced during active phases of MJO and El Nino conditions (Chen et al., 2016). But, tropical cyclone rainfall (TCR) and rainfall extremes may vary at different MJO phases, spatial patterns and propagation and at different ENSO phase and intensity. Societal impacts can be felt even at global scale. Thus, it is very important to identify the key features of MJO and ENSO in controlling TCR variability which will serve as guidance in improving TC forecast and rainfall extremes in the Philippines at subseasonal to seasonal time scale.  Potential benefits of skillful S2S are high. But these forecast become reliable only close to the actual event, therefore require better accuracy. PAGASA has just acquired its High Performance Computing (HPC) facility under its modernization program. This project will be very significant in maximizing the use of this HPC facility to produce high-resolution, representative land surface states, downscaled CFS and GEFS forecast at S2S time scale.  Initial attempt to calibrate and verify S2S forecast will be primarily achieve through series of capacity building and training.
FASTRAC: X-LIPAD: Light Intelligent Platform for Autonomous DronesAlvin ChuaTechnology Transfer & CommercializationThe Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) community is slowly growing in the Philippines due to its many applications. Also, UAV systems are currently used in different applications like mapping, monitoring, disaster management, education, etc.   During the R&D Project of the X-LIPAD Team, they were able to train and deploy the Drone Starter Kits (DSK) in ten (10) schools/universities which generated interest for the DSK to be included in the education system. However, UAV is not included in the current STEM Education curriculum and there is a gap on supplying affordable Drone Kits with teaching modules for STEM Education.   Currently there are 4,830 schools in the Philippines offering STEM Education. With just 10% of these schools as target market (483 Schools), the X-LIPAD Team has a potential market amounting to Php. 362,250,000.00.   The X-LIPAD Team has designed a Drone Starter Kit for organizations who wish to start their own UAV research and application. The DSK is cost-competitive and flexible for different kind of applications. It also has modifiable hardware and software. Included in the package are the teaching and training modules.   In this project, the X-LIPAD Team will develop the next version of the DSK (DSK V1.2) and its peripherals, conduct market validation to determine their business model, acquire accreditation from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) and establish a spinoff facility.
FASTRAC: Establishment of a Spin-off Facility and Pilot Plant for HormoGroe Nanoformulated Plant Growth Regulator for the Production of High Value CropsDr. Lilia FernandoTechnology Transfer & Commercializationa
SAILS - Project 1: Port and Ballast Water Baselines using ecological, microbiological and eDNA approachesMelody Anne OcampoEnvironmentThis project will use the WESTPAC-PICES macrofouler techniques (Ocampo et al., 2014; B. Vallejo et al., 2017; B. M. Vallejo, Aloy, Ocampo, Conejar-Espedido, & Manubag, 2019)and GloBallast guidelines (GloBallast, 2014)and protocols for monitoring and detecting the settlement of marine foulers which will allow for the benchmarking of identification for foulers in ballast water. Community analyses and eDNA (Ardura et al., 2015)assays will be used in establishing the baselines.
Smarter Philippines through Data Analytics R&D, Training and Adoption (SPARTA)Alan CajesHuman Resource DevelopmentRecognizing the pressing challenges brought by rapidly developing technologies and data-driven automation, there is a need to prov'cle the skill set necessary to remain competitive in the 21' century market and create the workforce of the future. The DOST provided support for extensive training on data science and analytics delivered through online learning management platform. The Asia Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) Project Data Analytics Rising Employment (DARE) estimates that a total of 340,080 data scientists will be needed in the country by 2022 from the 2016 workforce of 147,420. which shows a 131% increase. Online education remains a key solution in addressing the huge skill gap because of Its features of being scalable, accessible and inclusive. The more people/workforce reached through the online learning, the faster the country can move up the value chain in terms of its service offering globally. An upskilled or reskilled data workforce will not only help the country dampen the effects of automation and Al, it will also help the industry transition its workforce to jobs that are more resilient to technological advances. The DAP is strategically positioning itself to be the Government's Center of Excellence for Data Science and Analytics. It has recognized the immense value of data that lies untapped within government agencies and unlocking them through well thought out data science and R&D initiatives should translate to invaluable insights to help in nation building. The project is being proposed to put into place the necessary online education. R&D mechanisms and infrastructure to enable the data science and analytics industry and foster smart governance practices. This project will be institutionalized by the Academy through key new offerings such as certification courses for public administrators involving data and R&D initiatives on productivity analytics, data analytics for smart city consulting works and the creation of the Government Center for Data Science and Analytics (GCEDSA).
Support to the Issuance of Fairness Opinion Report for Technology Transfer Activities of the DOST-Generated Technologies thru the DOST Regional Offices (ROs) as Receiving Offices and FOB SecretariatJose Patalinjug IIITechnology Transfer & CommercializationThis project will provide the necessary financial assistance to DOST ROs who will serve as the new Secretariat to the Board in processing the issuance of the FOR. In conformance to the relevant provision of the Republic Act No. 11032 also known as "An Act Promoting Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Delivery of Government Services, Amending for the Purpose Republic Act No. 9485, Otherwise Known as the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007, and for Other Purposes", it shall take at most 47 days from the date of request before the Board issue the FOR
Plant Protein Products from Local SourcesAnnabelle FloresProcessThis project will investigate the production of protein concentrate and isolates from processing by-products (pressed coconut meal and rice bran), and underutilized local legumes (sitaw, bataw, patani). The project aims to recover the protein concentrate and isolates as potential food ingredient. The protein products will be characterized based on their physico-chemical, nutritional and functional properties. The products will also be tested in several product applications such as beverages, textured meat analogue (TVP), and high protein supplements. Lastly, the project will include the techno-economic feasibility of producing protein concentrate and isolates. 
Philippine Science Centrum Traveling Exhibits: A Platform for Creating Science Interest Among Students in Selected Geographically Isolated Disadvantaged Areas (GIDA).May Pagsinohin Information Dissemination and PromotionTo enhance students interest in science through Traveling Science Centrum Exhibits
Project 1. Evolution of the Luzon Arc: From igneous to sedimentary processes (GAIA)Betchaida PayotDisaster MitigationThis study aims to gather geologic, petrographic and geochemical data on the igneous and sedimentary rocks of the northern Luzon segment of the Luzon arc. Geochronological and paleontological dating of the different igneous and sedimentary units will also be done. Data will then be collated to generate a geodynamic model representative of the magmatic and tectonic evolution of the Luzon arc through time.
Project 2: Tectonic consequences of subduction in Northern Luzon (GAIA)Noelynna RamosDisaster MitigationThis study seeks to examine the active deformation and strain accommodation in northern Luzon by integrating geological and geophysical data. This would entail geologic mapping, identification and/or validation of active faults through paleomagnetic and paleoseismic studies and analysis of identification of crustal movements and block rotations with the aid of GPS measurements. In the Philippine context, using paleomagnetism would be a novel approach in identifying and validating active faults before the conduct of the paleoseismic studies.
Marine and onshore geophysical investigations of the Manila subduction zoneCarla DimalantaDisaster MitigationThis Philippine collaborators will carry out onshore geophysical surveys in Luzon island. The Taiwanese collaborators will conduct marine geophysical surveys in the Manila Trench region. The marine geophysical surveys will include multi-channel seismic reflection surveys, marine gravity and magnetic surveys. Particularly, the Taiwanese group also plans to deploy 20 Ocean Bottom Seismometers (OBSs) around the Manila Trench. The results will help understand the plate subduction process beneath the Luzon Island and will create crustal models of the mega-thrust fault in the Manila Trench. This will aid in the assessment of the seismic and tsunamigenic potentials in west Luzon, especially for the Manila metropolitan area. The Philippine group will conduct onland gravity and magnetic surveys in the Pangasinan, 'locos and Cagayan regions. These onshore geophysical surveys will complete the offshore data and provide data on the crustal structure in the volcanic arc and the eastern part of the subduction zone. The offshore and onshore data will be integrated to produce a more complete understanding of the subduction zone processes from the offshore trench region to the active volcanic arc and faults onshore. The results of the proposed joint research are important for geohazard mitigation, especially for Metropolitan Manila and the population centers along the western Philippine seaboard. Hazards posed by future earthquakes and tsunamis along the Manila Trench also have transboundary impacts. Countries bordering the South China Sea (e.g. Taiwan, Vietnam, China, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia) are particularly vulnerable to the seismic hazards brought about by the active tectonic margin. 
Design and Performance Evaluation of an Ocean Renewable Energy SystemNelson Enano, Jr. EnergyThe Mindanao Renewable Energy R&D Center (MREC) is a research center to be hosted by the Ateneo de Davao University that will pursue thematic societal research on appropriate and sustainable energy systems and other vital large socio-technical systems that reinforce its sustainability.   MREC is designed and intended to support the research activities of faculty and students from other Universities and individuals in Mindanao who are working on renewable energy technologies. In a way, MREC will supplement the existing laboratory facilities of partner Universities in Mindanao. Aside from the use of facilities for research purposes, trainings on technology development and use of facilities and technology protection and, ultimately, business development and commercialization of the developed technologies will be handled as well.   Tidal stream generators harness energy from current generally in the same way as wind turbines. The higher density of water, 832 times the density of air, means that a single generator can provide significant power at low tidal flow velocities (compared with wind speed). Given that power varies with the density of medium and the cube of velocity, it is simple to see that water speeds of nearly one-tenth of the speed of wind provide the same power for the same size of the turbine system. With the target capacity of 10kWh turbine, the hydrokinetic turbine were put into consideration are the P66 a 3.5 kW horizontal axis and Envirogen a 5kW vertical xis turbine, since the current velocity at the sea area of interest are best suited for a turbine rated at low speeds and the low speed turbine available at the market are 3.5kW, 5kW, and 20kW.
Design and Performance Evaluation of a Micro-Scale Concentrated Solar Power TechnologyRenyl BarrocaEnergyThe Mindanao Renewable Energy R&D Center (MREC) is a research center to be hosted by the Ateneo de Davao University that will pursue thematic societal research on appropriate and sustainable energy systems and other vital large socio-technical systems that reinforce its sustainability.     MREC is designed and intended to support the research activities of faculty and students from other Universities and individuals in Mindanao who are working on renewable energy technologies. In a way, MREC will supplement the existing laboratory facilities of partner Universities in Mindanao. Aside from the use of facilities for research purposes, trainings on technology development and use of facilities and technology protection and, ultimately, business development and commercialization of the developed technologies will be handled as well. The concentrateed solar power (CSP) facility will be uwilizing parabolic dish solar (PDS) collector system that consists of more than 800 hexagonal-shaped facets made of thin film refletors. Each facet is constructed using swivel and vall joint mechanism to make it adjustable to miximize the concentration ratio. To address the availability locally, the team decided to use adjustable swivel joint of shower heads made of plastic materials. Since the syste will be installed outdoors, the base structue will be purposely cosntructe made of structural steel materials to withstand the weather conditions on site. For the automatic tracking mechanism, an electric motor will drive the ring-roller mechanism at the base which serve as pivot. Also, a power screw mechanism will be utilized for the tilting action of the dish. The reflected solar radiation will be concentrated into and collected by the cavity type receiver. Then the solar energy collected will be converted into theral energy for purposes of heating and/or generating elecricity. Thermal oil will be used as the heat transfer fluid carrying the thrmal energy into the oil--to-steam heat exchanger (O/WHE). The heat exchanger will serve as the boiler of the 7.5kVA steam trubine generator unit. The system will utilize oil-to-salt heat exchanger (O/SHE) for the thermal energy storage (TES).
HEIRIT: Establishment of the TBI Center at Miriam College - Henry Sy, Sr. Innovation CenterMa. Cristina Ibanez Technology Transfer & CommercializationThe institutionalization of a TBI Center at Miriam College aims to support the government’s initiatives for inclusive economic growth. This includes the joint project of the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and Department of Trade and Industry called the Gender Responsive Economic Actions for the Transformation of Women (GREAT Women), which aims to empower women through their engagement in economic activities. This will be made possible by scaling up women-led start-ups at the TBI Center in Miriam College. Research shows that women put up businesses after they are given adequate knowledge and skills. More than the knowledge and skills, the TBI Center at Miriam College will provide women entrepreneurs an ecosystem of support in knowledge and innovation management. The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is also involved in GREAT Women by assessing the impact of gender-responsive technologies and technology transfer services. The impact of these technologies and services to people, process and product will be greatly expanded if a TBI Center at Miriam College will be put in place.        Miriam College’s TBI Center banner program is EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY and at MC-TBI’s Center, women are developed as co-founders. The TBI Center at Miriam College will be hosted at the Henry Sy, Sr. Innovation Center. Currently, the center supports student enrichment to complement the school’s curricular provisions with activities collaboratively designed by mentors from across academic backgrounds. Most of these enrichment activities employ design thinking to enable learners to manipulate content knowledge to address real-life problems. Student-led initiatives also flourish at the center as a way of supporting ongoing leader formation.  
Effects of Reinforcing Polyactic Acid Composite with Different Levels of Mechanically Refined Biochar from Kawayan Tinik (Bambusa blumeana Schutt. F.).Jason ParluchaHuman Resource DevelopmentDeveloping bamboo-based products will increase the demand for the resource in the market. This will further influence the value of the raw material which would help amend the existing challenges of local farmers. Recently, the biochar technology had focused on size refinement of biochar to develop products with enhanced properties for different applications e.g. absorbents, super magnets and conductors. Bamboo as a promising material to produce biochar, was known to have improved qualifies if the particle size is reduced up to the smallest scale possible. Processing bamboo biochar into smallest size range will magnify several properties i e adsorption, surface energy, as proven in some previous research. Additionally, utilization of materials from biomass sources such as bamboo do not cause problems on contaminants and toxic anthropogenic nanomaterials during production and disposal. The bamboo feedstock is also abundant, can be outsourced from waste material and renewable. Biochar production component, on the other hand, produce energy that can be utilized efficiently, eco-friendly, sequester carbon and produce recoverable biofuels and syngas as a by-product. Incorporating refined bamboo biochar into other materials such as the low strength and low thermal property biodegradable polymer polylactic acid (PLA) and widely utilized plastics such as High-density polyethylene (HDPE), low-density polyethylene (LOPE) including recycled HDPE would possibly enhance the physical and thermal properties of the materials. 
Hydrothermally grown Zinc oxide on activated Carbon fiber cloth as an enhanced electrode for supercapacitor applicationMarjorie ValenzonaHuman Resource DevelopmentResearch and developments in pursuit of finding ways to stofe energy have been in demand in the recent years due to the threatening depletion of fossil fuel reserves [1]. There are many ways to store energy and one way is the use of supercapacitors. Supercapacitors are classified in terms of the mechanisms used to store energy. It can either store energy electrochemically (Pseudocapacitors) or electrostatically (Electric double-layer capacitors or EDLC) depending on the choice of materials used in the fabrication [2,3]. In this study, these two mechanisms will be combined to produce an enhanced electrode for supercapacitor application. This is by growing ZnO hydrothermally on an activated carbon fiber cloth. In this way, there will be a combination of electric-double layer capacitance offered by the activated carbon fiber cloth and pseudocapacitance property of the ZnO which can increase the overall performance of the fabricated supercapacitor [2,3].
Synthesis of Self-Healing Geopolymers Through the Application of BiocharImmobilized Spores of Bacterial Cultures for Enhanced BiomineralizationJadin Zam DoctoleroHuman Resource DevelopmentThe reason for choosing geopolymers instead of concrete is because the latter is highly unsustainable. However, because geopolymers are more deleterious for microorganisms, ways to increase self-healing efficiencies must be researched such as by immobilizing and co-culturing bacterial cultures. There must be copious amounts of calcite precipitated in the cracks to seal them and to check for this, XRD, SEM, XCT, and XRF analyses are necessary. The research will be divided into four phases. The first phase screens potential bacteria that can be used as biological healing agents. The screening tests will be viability in geopolymers and potential to biomineralize. Because of limited resources, only one species of bacteria will proceed to the succeeding phases. The second phase aims to test whether any antagonistic action will occur when the selected bacteria is co-cultured with another one. It is desired that they will synergize for greater amounts of biominerals produced. The third and fourth phases tests and confirms the capability of the selected bacterial cultures to truly induce self-healing in geopolymers. 
Effects of heterojunction position and cocatalyst loading in CuBi2O4/CuO nanocomposite on carbon dioxide photoelectrochemical reductionIan Lorenzo GonzagaHuman Resource DevelopmentIn this study, it is proposed that combining both a homojunction and heterojunction will synergistically improve the charge separation efficiency of CuBi204 and hence, its photocatalytic performance. In the synthesis of CuBi204/CuO films, the formation of the homojunction and heterojunction is dictated by the kinetics of copper diffusion. The copper diffusion is then dependent on the initial amount of copper, that will control the copper concentration profile and secondary phase formation (copper oxide). To quantify these two, electron microscopy and depth profiling techniQues are necessary. 
Effect of In2O3 in Granularity and Superconducting Properties of Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+d bulks and filmsFrancesca Isabel de VeraHuman Resource DevelopmentThe goal of the proposed research is to investigate the potential of using indium as melting agent in fabricating Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+d (Bi-2212) bulks and films to address the issue of granularity. The research also aims to provide an experimental method of producing a superconducting Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+d (Bi-2212) films with improved granularity, high c-axis orientation and high critical current density (Jc). Three batches of bulk and film samples will be fabricated; (1) Bi-2212 with In doping, (2) Bi-2212 with In addition and (3) Bi-2212 with In doping and addition, to carefully investigate the potential of indium as melting agent and compatibility of indium with the film deposition method. 8ulk samples will be fabricated using solid state reaction method and films will be fabricated using sedimentation deposition.
Development of a Smart Polymer Meta-Material for Wearable BiosensorsRomeric PobreMaterial ScienceThis research project aims to develop a smart polymer meta-material biosensor in preparation for a wearable cardiovascular monitoring platform into a medical device that can be used to wirelessly monitor the real-time cardiovascular motion. We intend to design a new radar antenna sensor in a flexible platform coupled by a meta-material for directivity and selectivity of its operating EM field. In designing the radar sensor, we will simulate the properties and performance of the radar antenna sensor in monitoring the atrial and ventricular volume of the blood. Finally, we will synthesize and fabricate the radar antenna sensor in a polymer-based platform compatible with human skin.
eAsia: Developing Green Degradable Polymers from Plant Based Oils and Investigation on Its Subsequent Functionalization and Utility as Heavy Metal SequestrantsIan Ken DimzonMaterial ScienceThe rationale behind this project is the development of greener, more sustainable methods of producing polymers using plant-based oils as sources rather than fossil fuel-based ones. Plastics, in modern life, has become indispensable; no other mass-produced material is more light weight, more easily designed and engineered, and more versatile as plastics/polymers. Its convenience, ease of use and its durability, however, has led to problems—at present, the Philippines is ranked among the topmost polluter of plastics . While the idea of reducing plastic/ polymer use is laudable; its extensive utility warrants us to pursue alternative, more ecologically friendly ways of producing polymers. For this project, we envision to make degradable polymers from monounsaturated fatty acids. These fatty acids can be obtained from plant-based sources and will serve as raw materials (monomers) needed to produce bio-based polymers. Additionally, the proponents would also like to investigate the commercialization prospects of these materials. Hence, for this project, we also aim to research on the polymers’ film forming properties, as well as their heavy metal sequestration ability. These properties will be introduced via post modification procedures on the synthesized materials. To ensure greater chance of success, the proponent will collaborate with two other foreign universities with the Japanese academic institution and the Nomura laboratory (Tokyo Metropolitan University) as the overall lead.
eAsia: Development of Innovative Nanobiodevices Based on Hybrid Materials by Combination of Endemic South Asian Biomolecules and NanocarbonsLeo Cristobal Ambolode IIMaterial Science In this project, hybrid materials of nanocarbons and biomolecules of Southeast Asian endemic plants will be fabricated owing to the fact that many various hybrid nanomaterials exhibit enhanced bioactivity, sensing capability and physical properties. Fabricated biomolecule-nanocarbon hybrid materials from Japan will be reproduced also in the Philippines for further characterization, analysis and optimization. Specifically, biomolecules from pineapples will be integrated into the single walled carbon nanotubes. These hybrid biomolecule-nanocarbons will then be characterized and from these hybrid nanomaterials, near-infrared sensing nanobiodevice will be fabricated. To complement the fabrication of these innovative hybrid nanomaterials, theoretical and first-principles calculations will also be done to optimize their structures. Needs: Biomolecule-nanocarbon hybrid materials have already shown enhanced physical properties in terms of bioactivity and sensing capability. But these biomolecules are limited only to general biomolecules such as DNA and well-known proteins. Since endemic Southeast Asian plants contain unique biomolecules, the researchers believe that hybrid materials made of these biomolecules and nanocarbons will produce innovative nanomaterials with enhanced properties. The researchers would like to address on how to possibly add value to these endemic Southeast Asian plants. Solutions: Use molecular dynamics and first-principles calculations to simulate the structural and physical properties of the hybrid materials and the optimized structure for near-IR sensing. Extract and use various biomolecules from pineapple, i.e. cellulose, lignocellulose, etc., to be integrated into the single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs). Optimize the experimental process that could produce successfully stable hybrid nanomaterials. (See Form 2B for details of the method) Optimize the hybrid materials further for near-IR sensing capability. Differentiation: Most of the hybrid nanobiomaterials involved transition metal complexes, which are difficult to process. For hybrid nanobiomaterials involving nanocarbons, most of the biomolecules used are just DNA and known proteins. Biomolecules from plants especially from endemic Southeast Asian plants, to be decorated onto the nanocarbons, is practically an unexplored area. Benefits: The fabricated hybrid nanomaterials will make a breakthrough in nanocarbon nanotechnologies. Provides possible application such as in biosensing and near-IR sensing. The use of the biomolecules with nanocarbons will open potential business opportunities. Researchers from all over Mindanao will be trained and mentored.   
Establishment of Metals and Engineering Innovation Centers in Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Regions I, II, III and XAgustin FudoligMetals and Engineering, ProcessThis project is in connection with MIRDC's desire to be present in the regions to be more responsive to the needs of the metals, engineering and allied industry nationwide. Sec. Fortunato De la Perla of DOST planned to put up different kinds of innovation centers5), wherein the innovation center for metals and engineering will be centered around MIRDC. The Governing Council of MIRDC, led by Sec. De la Perla and Undersecretary Rowena Cristina Guevara, has also supported the idea of partnering with universities nationwide for a more inclusive delivery of services to the metals and engineering firms in all regions. These innovation centers shall serve as venue for the conduct of research studies for the development of new innovative metal parts and components, products, machineries, and other services in collaboration of the academe with the industry. It is also envisioned to offer practical solutions to pressing metals and engineering problems encountered in the community or in the region. In order to augment the limited pool of experts in metals and engineering, the partner academic institution shall also enroll their faculty members to be trained in identified and specific processes in order to develop and/or increase their level of expertise. Innovation Centers shall be inside the selected campuses in various regions and strengthen the capability of human resources in the academe.  This project will be led by MIRDC and supported by the DOST Regional Offices - CAR, I, II, III, and X, and the academic institutions nominated by the DOST Regional Offices, namely: lfugao State University (IFSU), Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University (DMMMSU), Cagayan State University (CSU), Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology (NEUST), and University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP). The regional offices nominated the partner universities based on the following initial criteria identified by MIRDC:  1 The nominated university has a strong curriculum in engineering and metalworking technology (i.e. mechanical, metallurgical, mechatronics, and other related fields); 2 The nominated university has conducted various research activities in the above-stated fields of engineering and tecchnology; 3 The nominated university has plans to put up a Metals & Engineering R&D facility or already have a facility or plans to expand its existing facility; and 
Metal Oxide Hybrid Structured Barriers for Stable Energy Devices (SEA-EU)Gil Nonato SantosNanotechnology, Material ScienceMetal oxide nanoparticles (MONs) have drawn in significant attention for energy storage and conversion applications. Substantial benefits of MONs consist of: (1) structural changes allowing the altering of lattice criteria, (2) changes in electrochemical attributes due to the quantum confinement effect, and (3) changes in surface properties leading to a drastic modification of their conductivity and chemical activity. Different types of MON, e.g. MnO2 and Zn2SnO4 (ZTO), have been thoroughly investigated for photovoltaic and battery applications. Nevertheless, MONs exhibit uncommon adsorptive properties and fast diffusivities, and they are not stable in critical conditions. There is a high interest in using a barrier layer made of very thin layers of stable metal oxides coatings, e.g. Al2O3, ZnO, and SnO2, in the protection of MONs. Thus, the synthesis and application of the protective coatings of MONs arises real challenges and has high potential whether for industrial applications or academic research. Herein, the synthesis of MnO2 and ZTO nanoparticles via a hydrothermal process will be carried out. Varying synthesis parameters will tune the size and phase of the nanoparticles. MO layers will be deposited on top of the MON layer to generate a hybrid MON/ALD-MO layer, where the ALD layer penetrates and fills the interspace in the MON layer. Promotion of the ALD precursor diffusion by choice of processing parameters and precursor materials will be investigated to improve the protective effect. New techniques for the synthesis of the barrier layer will be developed. Also, throughout the project, new characterization techniques based on electrochemistry will be developed. The nanoparticles will be applied in perovskite solar cells and zinc-ion batteries. The results of the project will pave the way for the improvement of the stability of MnO2 and ZTO nanoparticles as well as performances of solar cell and battery employing these naNoparticles 
ZURFACE: Surface Modification of Philippine Natural Zeolite (SMNZ) for the Adsorption of Textile Dye WasteGil Nonato Santos Processa
Establishment of a Mold Technology Support Center (MTSC)Agustin FudoligHuman Resource Development The Mold Technology Support Center (MTSC) project started from a communication dated March 19, 2015, sent by the Office of the Undersecretary for Internal Economic Relations under the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) informing the Philippine Embassy in Seoul that the Korean Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT) developed an Official Development Assistance (ODA) initiative specifically tailored for the Philippine mold and die industry. The notification regarding the ODA developed by the KIAT is a welcome opportunity for the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), particularly the DOST-Metal Industry Research and Development Center (DOST-MIRDC), which has been in partnership with the country’s metals, engineering, and allied industries, including the local die and mold industry. Playing a very critical role in the following industries under the manufacturing sector: industrial machinery, precision machinery, semiconductors, telecommunications, transportation machinery, and electrical and electronics products, the upgrading of the capabilities and enhancement of the productivity of the local die and mold industry caught the attention and became among the top priorities of other relevant government agencies, namely: DFA, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Philippine Die and Mold Association, Inc. (PDMA), which is the industry partner representing the local die and mold industry.  The MTSC will be established with the following goals: to develop the most needed human resources for the local die and mold companies; to encourage the advancement of the Philippine manufacturing industry's competitiveness; and to contribute to the industrial cooperation between the Republic of Korea and Republic of the Philippines. The dispatch of Korean experts here in the MTSC who will offer their expertise in die and mold design and processing to local companies is seen to enhance the technical level of the local die and mold industry. 
#MAGHANDA: Meteorological And Geological Hazard Advisories, Warning and Notifications for Decisive ActionVicente MalanoInformation Dissemination and PromotionThe project aims to gather all knowledge products of DOST-funded R&D initiatives on disaster risk reduction and to disseminate, educate and assist LGUs and other stakeholders on how to maximize the use of these knowledge products to reduce disaster losses. 
AQUADRONE: UAV Assisted Deployment System for Water Quality MonitoringAnthony James BautistaConstruction, Disaster Mitigation, Human SecurityThe AQUADRONE can be deployed by the user in an area where it is difficult to reach using an ordinary boat. The drone can be integrated with an open-source Mission planner to map out its course. The AQUADRONE will carry a package that will deploy Niskin Water Sampler, Plankton Net Sampler, and Multiparametric sensors. A commercially available UAV will be used to carry the deploying system.  Pixhawk will be used as the main flight controller of the UAV. Pixhawk comes with GPS, compass and telemetry system and compatible with Mission Planner software. A standard gimbal UAV Camera will be available for surveying the lake and to video stream the action during flight. The deploying system will be assembled in an electronic enclosure, which contains the electronic components. The deploying system will carry the Niskin water sampler, Plankton Net and Precision Sensing Probes which will be developed by the researchers. The deploying system will be attached to the UAV through a mounting bracket. Multiparametric sensors will measure the water quality such as pH, turbidity, temperature, dissolved oxygen among others including images and videos captured by the UAV camera will be processed by the microprocessor. All gathered data will be transmitted to the webserver.  The web server will generate logs for every activity of the AQUADRONE and can be viewed online using a web browser. The wifi dongle will connect the drone to allow wireless communication. AQUADRONE PACKAGING The AQUADRONE will be packaged in a specialized 3D printed casing. Secured in the casing are the Deployment system, Niskin Water Sampler, Plankton Net, Multiparametric sensors and other accessories. The case will safely keep the components and also allows easy transport during field operation.
Imahe Labs: An Educational Game for Chemistry in the Senior High School and Junior High School Sectors of Baguio CityLovely Jenn ReformadoCreative IndustriesThe Virtual Reality (VR) based educational game that will be created as a result of this study will be an application that will make use of VR concepts such as a fully generated virtual world with which the user can interact with. The features of the application are as follows: Learners will be able to experience learning chemistry concepts and conduct experiments in a virtual laboratory in the comfort and safety of their own home. Learners can conduct experiments safely in a virtual laboratory room without having to worry about injuring themselves, their peers or damaging the laboratory room due to an experiment going awry. Learners will be presented with text, visual and hand on learning which will allow them to fully grasp and appreciate the topics and concepts presented. Learners will be able to access two versions of the game: a version on their mobile device which presents a streamlined experience which goes over simpler and easier to understand concepts along with straightforward experiments and a desktop/VR device version which presents a more complete experience with more difficult topics and more complex activities and experiments. Teachers will be able to add and tweak the lessons and activities in the game to better suit their teaching methodology and the topics they would like to cover.
CAPPS: Development of Alternative Ceramic Armor Plates from Philippine Silicates for Philippine Armed Personnel lvyleen ArugayMining and Minerals, Human SecurityThe CAPPS project will developed Ceramic Armor plates from local mineral deposits as alternative personnel armor for the various Philippine armed personnel. 
Thermal Processing of Selected Materials Using Agitated-Type RetortsMa. Dolor VillasenorFooda
Development of Halal Compliant Dehydrated Food Products from Selected Food Materials (Fruits, Vegetables and Rootcrops)Maria Elsa FalcoFoodHalal products have grown to include non-meat foods such as dairy, baked goods, snacks, confectionery, ready-made meals, dried food products, and other processed food and beverage products. Muslim consumers now demand more information on food sources and their processing with the increasing awareness of their Islamic dietary requirements. The processing method such as drying including ingredients, packaging material, and equipment used must be halal certified and/or halal compliant. The project aims to document the existing process and produce dehydrated fruits, vegetables, and root crops products following the halal process in every step of production. Eventually, the project will produce a Halal Assurance System (HAS) Manual for each commodity that can be used by Halal Certified Auditors during an audit as a requirement for Halal certification.   Global awareness of halal products implies their growing availability in the market which leads to international concern, especially on halal products and principles. Increasing awareness of Muslim consumers worldwide on halal food is the main factor affecting the growth of halal products in the market. The project on halal dehydrated products coming from fruits, vegetables, and root crops was aimed to be a source of potential products for our local entrepreneurs in the global market. Halal products basically are not only for Muslim consumers but also appropriate for non-Muslim which will cause an increase in the demand for locally available halal products and a booming Halal Industry in the country.
A Link-Up of Geomatics and Social Science Research for the Development of Smart Cities (LUNGSOD) ProjectCzar Jakiri SarmientoInformation and Communications TechnologyThis proposal is a product of coordination efforts with LGU Iloilo, DOST Western Visayas, Local academic and private stakeholders towards the end of 2019. This proposal went through the Technical Panel and the Governing Council meetings. The proposal approval was deferred upon the provision of the necessary endorsement from the Iloilo LGU and the fulfilment of the revisions on the costs and scope as recommended by the Governinig Council. This study is envisioned to be part of a multiple-phase strategy to transform Iloilo City as one of the country's pionoeer smart cities. The Iloilo City Command Center in Mandurriao is a positive step in that direction. The LGU needs our assistance in providing the "Central Nervous System" of the center.  
IMPACT: Establishment of Technology Management System at UP MindanaoLynda BuenaobraTechnology Transfer & CommercializationNo specific description stated.
Innovation, Science and Technology for Accelerating Regional Technology-Based Development (iSTART)Ricardo VarelaTechnology Transfer & CommercializationThrough iSTART, DOST will attract individuals currently residing in NCR and other highly urbanized areas to return to their provinces of origin and/or transfer expand, or invest in new enterprises and other STI undertakings. The program shall adopt a dynamic and continual strategy involving science-based planning. ICT-based solutions, multi-sectoral consultative process and deployment of the returning researchers, scientists, and engineers to identify new growth areas and stimulate investment in technology-based enterprises The support mechanisms include the development of technology-based plans, recommendation of science-based policies and appropriate incentive packages for the investors, technopreneurs, and RSEs in coordination with the LGUs, the industry sector, and the other stakeholders in the receiving regions. With the strong network and linkages of regional offices, opportunities for gainful engagements will also be identified from other government and private sectors  The iSTART Program will also synergize with other DOST programs such as, but not limited to the Small enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP), Community Empowerment thru Science & Technology (CEST). RDLEAD, Balk Scientist Program. Career Incentive Program (CIP) and 'FWD PH to ensure sustainability   
HEIRIT: Establishment of Adamson University Neo Science and Technology Incubation Center (AduNEST-INC)Engr. Noe EnriquezTechnology Transfer & CommercializationThis proposal is intended to strengthen more the University's capability to help outstanding researches reach the market thus help the economic growth of the region. The University's Technology Transfer Office under ITSO, doesn't have the full capability to support students and researchers to realize their innovative ideas. The office doesn't have a conducive wok space, fab labs, and a rigorous program to help them make their ideas to market ready products/service. Thus, an establishment of Adamson University Technology Business Incubator fix Neo Science and Technology (AdUNEST) is needed. 
HEIRIT: ESTABLISHMENT OF DOST-ISAT U K'DRA 1905 TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS INCUBATOR (KTBI)Dr. Karlo SiraTechnology Transfer & CommercializationThe Q'DRA TBI (QTBI) is part of ISAT U's long-term plan to establish an Instrumentation Technology (InsTech) at ISAT U Iloilo City campus. The InsTech aims to integrate the translation of R&D initiatives and outputs of all the colleges and research units of ISAT U.   The QTBI is intended to be a technology transfer and commercialization support facility that aims to translate through technology-based enterprise development the technologies and innovations generated under the College of Engineering and Architecture, and College of Industrial Technology into products and services for the use and benefit of the greater society. Through QTBI, the University will make available its identified 10-15 matured technologies for business incubation and commercialization, with top priority to technologies funded by PCIEERD-DOST. Furthermore, it aims to hone and develop prospective technopreneurs in the instrumentation sector by providing them a business enabling facility and an entrepreneurial ecosystem wherein they can nurture and accelerate the development of their technology- based businesses at a subsidized cost and minimal business risks,  The QTBI facility will provide a business center with a provision for office space, meeting rooms and other support amenities to be complemented with secretarial or common administrative services. The QTBI will also provide workstations such as FABLAB related business incubation, access to the robotics facilities and to various analytical laboratories in the University. Moreover, the facility will also provide capability building on technology business incubation, business coaching and technology expertise assistance These also include fund sourcing and industry tinkaging. It shall have the following incubation process as shown in the figure below:  The FTBI will have The QTBI will have two kinds of clients: 1) inwall, incubatees who are within the sphere of the University, and 2) outwall, incubatees who are in their respective desired places. It will also encourage to take in pre-incubatees, especially those coming from the roster of graduate students with high potential thesis for incubation. As such, the activities would range from pre-incubation activities, enterprise/start-ups development, market testing, bridging to seed funders, industry networking and matching up to graduation and even creation of technology-based start-ups. The target prospective incubatees of QTBI shall be the technology generators as potential spinoffs, graduate students, alumni and private individuals who are interested to engage into business incubation.  
IMPACT: Enhancing the Technology Transfer Processes of the TUPV Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office (TIPTTO)Engr. Gregorio CrisostomoTechnology Transfer & Commercialization  The Technological University of the Philippines Visayas (TUPV), in its mission to “effect technology transfer in the countryside and assist in the development of small- and medium-scale industries in identified growth centers” has continuously promoted research, technology transfer, invention, and innovation in the delivery of science education through research collaborations with the community.   In 2016, TUPV signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines to establish an ITSO franchise in the university. Since then, it has conducted IPR trainings and has over thirty (30) IP protection applications filed at IPOPHL. As of 2018, the office has expanded and explored its commercialization efforts through the Technology Transfer Support Office which has brought about collaborations with the LGU and industry for research and technology utilization.   Some of the successful research outputs of the university are the i) solar-powered flood control system, currently installed at the Municipality of EB Magalona, Negros Occidental, ii) IOT-based flood monitoring system, and iii) the City Sense with the City of Talisay, Negros Occidental that has signified interest to adapt the technology as part of their Smart City Program.   Aside from these, TUPV is also an active member of the Western Visayas Consortium for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (WVCIEERD), and has successfully implemented at least three (3) projects through WVCIEERD funding over the recent years. The University has also engaged in collaborations with the DOST Regional Office VI, as well as various LGUs and local industries or groups, such as the Metalworking Association of the Philippines, Inc., Sagay Sugar Central, the Association of Negros Producers, OISCA, and the Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation. In addition, the University also houses the DOST-TUPV HIVE (Hub for Innovation and Value Engineering), which is its very own technology business incubator established through a project with DOST-PCIEERD.   At present, the TUPV Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office (TIPTTO) handles the generation and protection of the Intellectual Property of the university and its technology transfer initiatives. However, the office couldn’t maximize and truly function as a technology transfer office (from generation of knowledge and protection, up to a successful commercialization of the generated technologies) due to the following challenges and problems encountered by the TTO:   1.     Lack of IP protection from technology utilized from research collaborations with LGU and adopted communities; 2.     Low number of technologies identified for commercialization due to limited resources in conducting technology audit and invention disclosures; 3.     Low number of faculty members doing quality research and interested in commercialization; 4.     Lack of tools and manpower with skills in conducting full market assessment of technology, valuation, licensing and negotiations; 5.     Low adoption rate by industry of university generated technologies; and 6.     Lack of policies, processes and systems for successful implementation of the technology transfer program.   Despite the limited resources and still in its early stage of development, the TIPTTO was able to successfully implement the IP training programs with IPOPHL, collaborative projects with the LGUs & the industry, and the establishment of the DOST TUPV HIVE wherein 14 startups are currently being incubated. Under the proposed IMPACT Project, the University hopes to address these mentioned challenges and problems through the following:   1. Enhancement of the TIPTTO via implementation of proper systems, processes, and hiring of additional support personnel; 2. Formulation and implementation of strategies and polices for technology IP identification, protection, and commercialization; 3. Establishment of a proper capability building program to equip personnel and faculty with the needed skills and motivation; and 4. Creation of marketing and promotional strategies to attact potential industry adopters and the full support and commitment of its stakeholders (TUPV Administration, KTTO personnel, and industry partners).
IMPACT: Enhancement of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Processes in MSU-IITStephen FajardoTechnology Transfer & CommercializationIn response with the need of protecting intellectual property assets of the campus, MSU-IIT’s  Intellectual Property office was officially created thru BOR Resolution no. 123 series of 2010. The 2010 BOR resolution created the Intellectual Property Unit (IPU) in the campus under the office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension.       The Institute supported the growth of  IPU with the aim of addressing  intellectual property concerns of the institute particularly on facilitating copyright and patent registrations, receiving disclosures and assisting patent applications, and safeguarding Intellectual Property related agreements. This was strengthened when a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHIL) in February 2012 was forged. Further, the MOA stipulates the hosting  of a franchise on Innovation and Technology Support Office ( ITSO) in the Institute which was granted in 2014.   In 2017,  upon the  approval of BOR Res. No 36, series of 2017, IPU was renamed as the Knowledge and Technology Transfer Office (KTTO). The BOR resolution clearly delineates the functions of the office creating four offices: the Intellectual Property Support Office (IPSU), the Technology Transfer and Enterprise Unit (TTEU), the IP Legal Office and the Administrative Office. The IPSU will support IP creation and will take charge of IP protection while the TTEU will be responsible for IP management and the commercialization of the IP assets.   To increase the presence of the KTTO, activities have been lined up to engage its constituents. Few engaging activities initiated by the office is the regular conduct of the innovation convergence every August to celebrate the innovation convergence month, the ideation activity where industry and potential inventors/ scientist meet to level off technology needs between the user and the creator and the planned industry immersion where inventors/ scientist get to see the actual scenario in the industry and intend to develop possible solutions in it.
Knowledge Transfer to DOST Technical Staff: Catalyst to MSMEs' Gaining PQA for MSMEsMartin WeeHuman Resource Development, FoodSETUP is a program of DOST which helps improve productivity and competitiveness of MSMEs through provision of complete package of S&T assistance. MSMEs are continuously challenged by the changing business landscape and the problem of quality practices sustainability had been observed to remain weak. More than 99% Filipino industries belong to the MSMEs and most are in urgent need for immediate attention and support particularly in their efforts to become competitive at least locally and optimistically later in the ASEAN community.    Philippines’ many firms need assistance to facilitate not only the improvement but also sustainability of their quality-related programs and practices. Reports reveal that Filipino SMEs have problems with initiating and sustaining quality programs and practices. Quality practices in the SMEs need support and guidance from the government and other entities if the Philippines must improve their competitiveness level.    With several documented case studies done, a validated approach to total quality with the acronym “SUGOD” (move-on together) showed that this can ensure sustainability strengthened by practices that lead to total quality.  “SUGOD” is a culture-based roadmap cum framework to a continuous cycle of improvements to achieve total quality. It consists of 5 phases (Survey, Unite, Grow, Operationalize, and Develop) that aims to involve everyone in the organization to work together for a common goal. It enables the organization to make an overview of its overall direction (framework) while providing a step by step (road map) guide for everyone to work together to achieve a shared company direction.   The success of SETUP implementation has been highly dependent on the work done by the DOST Technical Staff involved. Their continuous education is therefore deemed critical to make them more effective catalysts of positive change and be more competent. The project approach shall involve knowledge transfer to selected DOST Technical Staff to enhance their capability to raise the level of industry practice through case studies of actual firms being coached or guided by hand-holding into the Total Quality Management philosophy acceptance. Their success will be determined through many measurable factors, but particularly through the successful application of their respective client-firms to the Philippine Quality Award for MSMEs.
Development of Theoretical and Computational Models Based on Percolation Theory Leading Towards Durable Material DesignDr. Jacque Lynn GabaynoMaterial Science Percolation theory is an important statistical tool with varied applications in the natural and social sciences. It attempts to explain arbitrary clusters – defined for example by defect, phase, membrane, or interface – in terms of behavior, structural appearance, and other properties. It demonstrates the concepts of universality and critical phenomena, which allow treatment of a cluster on a micro level and applying its impact to the general or macro behavior of a system. Laser-induced damage has been an interest of scientists and engineers, especially that it is a main concern in laser applications. It does not only limit the level of available laser power, but its stochastic behavior also leads to the loss of reliability of optical components, i.e. glass, mirrors, laser crystals, coatings, among others. It forms through extrinsic absorption, which occur due to defects and surface impurities, or intrinsic absorption, which occurs due to pristine components that incur damage over time. To understand this phenomenon, methods to predict the laser- induced damage threshold (LIDT) before damage occurs and a guideline to choose the appropriate optical material for a specific application are needed. The LIDT is the primary measure of a material’s resilience to optical damage. To reproduce the multi-spatial characteristics of optical damage, the scaling and renormalization rule of percolation theory will be applied through coarse-grained numerical models. The most suitable material for each optical component in the laser system can be chosen or synthesized. Further, advanced computing and modelling competencies can be used to study beyond optical materials.
Progressive Advancement of Transportation networks through the Integration of vehicular Onboard Technologies with online platforms (ArangKaDATA)Wilson TanTransportationThe project will initially study how the Filipino riding public interacts with the technology that is already present in a limited in sense in our public transportation (e.g., some buses already offer free WiFi). The learnings from such a study will then inform the design, prototyping and testing of systems and platforms built around the onboard technologies (dashboard cameras, GNSS receivers, CCTVs, automated fare collection system, free WiFi) being required by Department of Transportation’s (DoTr) Department Order No. 2017-11, “Omnibus Guidelines On The Planning And Identification Of Public Road Transportation Services And Franchise Issuance”, also known as the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Plan, or PUVMP [6]. The systems and platforms will consider, not just human factors, but currently upcoming technologies that might likely be widespread by the time the PUVMP is implemented years from now (e.g., 5G, edge computing, deep learning). As applications will be built over these platforms, emphasis will be placed on applications that are relevant to the problems brought about by the aftermath of the months-long quarantine due to COVID-19 (e.g., a monitoring system for enabling service contracting setups) [7][8][9], as well as problems that have traditionally plagued the country’s transportation sector (e.g., colorum detection) [12]. The over-all goal is to design, build, and test systems and platforms that will extract maximum convenience and value from these onboard technologies so that all stakeholders – the riding public, the public transport providers (operators as well as drivers), and the regulators (government) – will benefit from it. Such a move, we believe, would also lessen the resistance traditionally seen or expected from public transport providers whenever upgrades or changes are mandated by the government (e.g., jeepney phase-out [11], GNSS receivers in buses [10]).
Recovery of Rare Earth Elements and Strategic Elements from Coal Fly Ash by Hydrometallurgical TechniquesVannie Joy ResabalMining and MineralsCoal fly ash from different coal power plants in the Philippines will be collected for physical, chemical, morphological and mineralogical characterization for the purpose of determining the content of the rare earths and strategic elements in the CFA, the nature of their distribution within the matrix and their association with other minerals present. Results of the characterization are necessary in order to determine the appropriate metallurgical process parameters to be set so that the desired recovery is achieved. The scoping study conducted by the proponent of this project proposal showed that the coal fly ash generated by a coal power plant in the Philippines, where the source of coal is Indonesia, can be categorized as Group II – promising with 36.49% critical elements and outlook value of 1.03. The method employed in the scoping study resulted in an average REE recovery between 20- 50%. The results showed the amenability of coal fly ash to hydrometallurgical processing. It is therefore the aim of this current proposed project to improve the recovery of the rare earths and strategic elements by exploring other parameters that were not covered during the scoping study.   
SUGPo: Sustainable mine waste management Using modified hydrothermal carbon from prawn shells, and Geochemical modelling of Pathways of contaminants from mine tailingsMaria Cristina VegafriaMining and MineralsThe first component of the project (geochemical assessment and modelling) will be carried out through geochemical and mineralogical characterization of the oxidized and unoxidized portion of the tailings storage facility (TSF). Sequential extraction and column leaching will also be conducted in order to determine the mode of occurence and predict the potential mobility of elements. Mineral saturation modelling and principal component analysis will be performed as well. This will determine the important geochemical processes occuring in the TSF that control seepage water chemistry and predict the release mechanisms of potential contaminants from the tailings into the environment. The second component (product synthesis), which will be done concurrently with the first one, covers the synthesis of the modified HTC for the effective and efficient removal of contaminants from wastewater. A modified HTC which has a better adsorption capacity and characteristics than the conventional one will be produced in this project through process optimization. Finally, the third component (application) involves the assessment of the applicability of the modified HTC in the treatment of seepage water from a gold mine TSF through laboratory and on-site trials. The are of study will be Philsaga Mining Corporation in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur.
Development of Draft Standards and Recommended Code of Practice for Processing of Peanut ButterMaria Clarissa ManabatFood  Peanut butter market is anticipated to dominate the market with a market value of USD 4.20 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow with a growth rate of 6.10% in the forecast period of 2020 to 2027 ( Data Bridge Market Research, June 26, 2020). Currently, the country has no national standards for peanut butter. The development of PNS will greatly impact productivity of processors due to increase market access and reduce losses due to foodborne illnesses as well as promote fair trade. Food standards are developed to provide local processors with technical guidelines to ensure the quality and safety of these products.
Advanced Surface Coatings for Lightweight Alloys Used in Aerospace ApplicationsEden May Dela PenaMaterial ScienceAs the country moves towards building a credible space program, as outlined in the Philippine Space Act, there is a need to develop materials that are capable of meeting the high-performance demands of aerospace applications. Lightweight metals such as titanium (Ti) and aluminium (Al) are used extensively in the aerospace industry due to their excellent strength-to-weight ratio, which reduces the energy requirements of transportation. Surface modification techniques, such as vapor deposition techniques [1-3], ion beam deposition [4], and thermal spraying [5], have been employed to improve the surface properties and extend the service life of components. Though useful, these techniques have some drawbacks, including the need for an expensive apparatus.  A promising alternative is the plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) [7-9]. This low-temperature process is derived from conventional anodizing [10-11] and is most suitable for materials that form robust passivating oxide layers such as Ti and Al. This surface treatment yields an oxide coating with significantly high hardness, better wear and corrosion resistance, better adhesion, and crack-free edges. Indeed, it was confirmed that during the creation of our local satellite, Diwata-1, specific oxide coating services were needed for the Al antennae, but this service had to be sourced abroad. The project aims to create advanced oxide coatings in commercial Al and Ti alloys that are used for aerospace applications using the PEO technique. The PEO coating quality is typically influenced by numerous variables, including the type of substrate, electrolyte composition, and oxidation process parameters. The project will, therefore, conduct extensive experimentations to obtain optimized coating protocols suitable for each identified aerospace alloy. The developed coating procedures will then be made available to the Philippine Space Agency and to other local industries that require advanced coating services for lightweight aerospace metals.
Chemical Synthesis and Characterization of Conducting Polymer/Metal Nanoparticles Composites, and Their Application as a Chemiresistive Gas Sensor Array for H2S and CO2 (EDC Smart Sniffer)Karen SantiagoMaterial ScienceThe proposed sensor will be fabricated to help sectors where carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide gas concentration is necessary, e.g., geothermal plants. Compared to other commercially available gas sensors, this device will be built to perform analyses of multiple gas analytes at once in an inexpensive way. The commonly available gas sensors are made of metal oxides that require high power consumption. The proposed device may operate at ordinary room temperature making it cost-effective. Furthermore, it is easy to use that even ordinary personnel can operate. Upon validation to real samples, the proposed sensor could be a promising portable gas sensing device that may later be made available in the market.
Design and development of intelligent traffic control and management systemJunrie MatiasArtificial Intelligence  The current work proposes to design and develop an intelligent traffic control and management systems using IoT sensor network and reinforcement learning. In this work, the sensor network consists of a sensor and gateway nodes. The sensor node has to monitor traffic in an allocated area, utilizing different devices that can measure several physical traffic parameters like flow, density, volume, headway, waiting time, throughput, as well as pollution. The gateway node collects the traffic information from all the nodes and directs the same to the base station.  Furthermore, the base station will be equipped with intelligent behavior and direct policy search capabilities (QL and/or CMA-ES)using reinforcement learning to automatically and efficiently manage traffic and to avoid congestion. QL uses value iteration while CMA ES uses policy iteration. Deep neural networks will be applied to both methods. In q-learning, the single agent will be appropriate enough for its training. Its corresponding q-network's output will be q-values based on its state input. Adjusting of weights of the q-network is done through backpropagation. The Q-table is also needed during the learning process since the q-network will learn from the q-table itself. In CMA ES, its policy network would output direct actions based on a given state input. Since its a policy iteration-based algorithm, CMA ES will need multi-agent to be trained to have each agent's own policy network. Adjusting of weights of the policy network is generated from the mean value and covariance of the elite candidates. Both algorithms will be statistically compared in order to decide which method is more efficient in optimizing traffic signal timing control for the road intersection region under study. In our intersection scenario, it contains multiple phases, which correspond to a high-dimension action space in a cycle. Our model guarantees that the traffic signal time smoothly changes between two neighboring actions, which is exactly defined in the MDP model (Liang et al., 2018). We employ state-of-the-art techniques in value-based (QL) and policy-based (CMA ES) reinforcement learning algorithms to achieve good performance, which is evaluated via simulation. We will create an environment that is composed of traffic light phases and traffic conditions. The state is a feature representation of the environment. The agent takes the state as input and learns a model to predict the learned policy for that current state. The decision is sent to the environment, and the reward is sent back to the agent. The agent consequently updates the model and further makes the new decision for the next timestamp based on the new state and the updated model. In such a framework, traffic conditions can be described as an image and such an image is directly taken as an input for a CNN-based model to enrich the hand-crafted features of the environment(Galloway et al., 2018). Our approach extends this line of work by making several important new contributions. Lastly, to enable the sensors to quantify traffic density, CNN architecture or its variants will be used. The study will not focus on the development of the methods to analyze and quantify traffic density E-TraMS, which is an integration of LOCALSIM and Traffic Forecasting Software (T4Cast), and TITAN: Vision-Based Traffic Information Analysis (Alcantara, Aguirre, Trinidad, & D, 2014; Batingal, Camering, Naguit, Dy, & Ilao, 2016; Palmiano, n.d.; Palmiano, UEDA, YAI, & FUKUDA, 2003; Uy, 2014). However, we can use those existing methods to equip our sensors, and the data that are acquired by the sensors are the inputs to our approach in managing traffic intelligently.
Cost-effective technology for monitoring and quantifying benthic area covered by marine litter in shallow coastal areas.Vladimer KobayashiArtificial Intelligence  The project aims to develop a cost-effective technology for monitoring and quantifying anthropogenic marine debris in shallow coastal habitats. It will be equipped with cameras and sensors. It will also have a built in system for image processing, object detection and image detection. The purpose of the system is to automatically detect types of litters and their distributions. The data and information will further be used to build a model that anticipates future scenarios regarding the amount and distribution of litters as well as tits impact on marine life. This study will help provide evidence to draft policies for the control and reduction of marine litters in shallow coastal habitats.
Intelligent Structural Health Monitoring via Mesh of Tremor Sensors (meSHM)Marnel PeradillaArtificial IntelligenceThis research proposal intends to develop a low-cost structural health monitoring system with visualization. The low-cost sensors will be deployed in infrastructures such as buildings, bridges or metro rail. The proposed SHM will utilize the IoT technology and mesh networks. It is expected to deploy less than 50 sensors in an infrastructure. This project has an important collaboration and partnership component that extends beyond the premises and campuses of De La Salle University. In the Campus-to-City-Country framework of DLSU’s TE3D House (see attached) at the Science and Technology Complex (STC) of its Laguna Campus, the idea is to use actually-deployed systems and technologies on campus in order for stakeholders and partners to witness Laguna Campus, the idea is to use actually-deployed systems and technologies on campus in order for stakeholders and partners to witness and assess whether such systems are truly useful once scaled up and deployed outside the campus. The cities of Biñan and Sta. Rosa are natural partner cities for this project, before the cities within Metro Manila are involved for a larger scale deployment once fully tested. The project’s major outcome is an intelligent but low-cost wireless structural health monitoring system that can be commercialized and deployed to different infrastructure stakeholders (real-property owners, DPWH, LGU’s Mayors and City Engineers). Upon the project’s conclusion, we will be able to recommend the adaptation of the system in several cities. This will pave the way for a more complete data collection and analysis which in turn will lead to upgraded studies on related and relevant studies towards disaster preparedness that involve vertical and horizontal structures in the different cities in the country. The grand outcome is that this project will enable LGU’s and even the national government to develop a concrete disaster-prevention policy, backed by technology, that would drastically reduce risks, damage, and disaster casualties via a cost-efficient structural health monitoring system for all public and private buildings in the country.
Development of Multi-lingual Chatbot for Health Monitoring of Public School ChildrenJudith AzcarragaArtificial IntelligenceThis project aims to develop a health monitoring system for public school children assisted by a healthcare chatbot that is capable of interpreting audio input and conversing in two major Philippine languages.     
Establishment of the PRR-1 Subcritical Assembly for Training, Education and Research (SATER)Alvie Asuncion-AstronomoHuman Resource DevelopmentIn order to augment the funding requirements for the PRR-1 subcritical assembly, we are proposing the project "Instrumentation and Control System for the Subcritical Assembly for Training, Education and Research (SATER)" for DOST-GIA funding. This project will support the re-establishment of PRR-1 by providing essential instrumentation and control systems, additional personnel, as well as improving the infrastructure necessary for the safe operation and utilization of SATER. This project will complement the funding from the on-going IAEA-TC PHI0015 and PNRI GM projects for SATER. PRR-1 SATER is envisioned to be a science and technology infrastructure, which will be utilized to: (1) support the country's capacity building in nuclear and reactor science and technology; (2) provide a research facility for academic and research institutions; (3) demonstrate research reactor operation and utilization; and (4) provide support for nuclear manpower development in the event that the Philippine government decides to proceed with a nuclear power program. 
Geotechnical Mapping of Metro Manila Subsoil (GEMMMS)Jonathan DungcaConstructionThe project aims to produce a digitized map containing information of the geological and geotechnical properties of sub-soil of Metro Manila sub-soil. The mapping and analyses of borehole data provided by partner government agencies such as the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH),  and Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) PCIEERD will be done using the 3D GeoVisionary software.
Project CRUISE: A Capacitive Resistivity Underground Imaging Survey Equipment for Underground Utility Assessment of Philippine InfrastructuresRyan Rhay VicerraConstructionThis project aims to develop a capacitive resistivity underground imaging survey equipment (CRUISE) to assess underground utilities in Philippine infrastructures such as roads, tunnels, and buildings. The CRUISE device will provide survey maps that presents the location of different underground utilities such as potable water supply lines, drainage lines, high and low voltage power lines, telephone and communication lines, and other objects and structures buried underneath the ground. The CRUISE device utilizes the concept of capacitive resistivity imaging using a towed-antenna array that measures electrical properties in contact with the device. The measurements gathered by the CRUISE device will be converted into two-dimensional (2D) or three-dimensional (3D) survey maps using a portable control console. CRUISE is an non-invasive equipment that ensures the safety of the working engineer as he/she acquires mapping information necessary for the development of newly-improved infrastructures towards an industrially-competent and technologically-advanced Philippines.
CARRAGEEN RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT LAB (CR&De-L): Developing Cold-Soluble Powders, Bioplastic Sheets, and Bioactive Hydrogels from Nano-Structured CarrageenansRommel BacabacNanotechnologyIn this project, we will create the Carrageenan Research and Development Lab (CR&De-L) to develop three product lines-Cold-soluble Powders, Bioplastic Sheets, and Bioactive Hydrogels using nano-structured carrageenans. Here, we will continue to partner with the MCPI corporation, Cebu, to develop new lines of applications for their existing product lines based on semi-refined and refined kappa- and iota-carrageenan powders. The carrageenan powders will be utilized in its current form, or further purified for lab scale analysis and development. The targeted applications will range from developing soluble powder at ambient conditions, paper and bioplastic sheets, gelation additive (for food or non-food products), and gels with bioactive characteristics for 3D printable artificial tissue scaffolds/additives. We will have expert advice from existing academic collaborators from Prof. Shingo Matsukawa of the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (TUMSAT), Japan and Prof. Jenneke Klein-Nulend of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VUA), the the Netherlands. The collaboration with TUMSAT will continue for further expert advice on carrageenan purification and chemical characterization. And the collaboration with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VUA, The Netherlands) will provide expert advice on exploring possible bioactive characteristics of carrageenan preparations from locally grown and harvested red seaweeds by the MCPI corporation. My research team at the Medical Biophysics Group, provides the appropriate cost-effective venue for lab scale preparation, macro-level and micro-level rheological characterization of crude and semi-refined carrageenans, adapting the methods developed in my previous projects, BINARY GELS (2017-2019), and COILS, CELLS, & GELS (2013-2015). USC and its Department of Physics, shall further provide the proper administrative support for this intended academe-industry partnership to develop scientifically-characterized prototypes.
Fabrication of Nanostructured Silica-based Nanocomposite Membranes for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFCs) ApplicationsDahlia ApodacaNanotechnologyLooming energy crisis and increasing environmental awareness have geared research towards the development of fuel cell technology specifically proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs). PEMFC is a type of electrochemical device which converts chemical energy to electrical energy without any fuel combustion. Commercially available Nafion®, by far, exhibits outstanding fuel cell performance at low temperature and high humidity conditions. However, its performance greatly decline with applications requiring high temperature and under anhydrous conditions. PEMFC performance is significantly influenced by, in addition to operating temperatures, proton conductivity and water uptake. (Charradi et al. 2019) Driven by the need to come up with membranes with improved functionality, efforts have been directed toward the development of alternative membranes with inorganic components/fillers. The incorporation of nanomaterials even at very low weight % loading in Nafion® based membranes is anticipated to improve the water uptake and proton conductivity of Nafion® membranes, enabling its use at higher temperature and under anhydrous conditions. (Shao et al 2006) Clays such as montmorillonite possess water holding property, high specific surface area, good swelling property and others and therefore may be considered an excellent candidate as inorganic filler. (Peñaloza Jr., 2019) The use of indigenous materials such as clays in the production of membranes with improved properties will significantly result to a relatively lower cost-to-performance ratio compared to Nafion® membranes, hence these hybrid nanomaterials have great potential for their commercial applications. Further, this proposed study aims to contribute to the acceleration of nonmetallic minerals beneficiation ( such as clays, montmorillonite, bentonite, etc.) with the anticipated production of hybrid proton exchange membranes from indigenous material.
Design, Development, Demonstration and Business Planning of a FLexible Electric Van (FLEV) for Logistics and Passenger Transport UseJose Bienvenido Manuel BionaEnergyThe project will develop a 'skateboard platform' chassis which can be revertible from a delivery vehicle and a passenger transport vehicle, without sacrificing structural integrity, safety, and function. This vehicle will be sitting on an electric drive train, which will be developed in partnership with Valeo, a European company; Tojo Motors, a local e-jeepney manufacturing company; Eclimo, a local e-trike manufacturing compnay; and SOLUTIONS Plus, a European research institute.  The project will develop the product in consultation with the potential market, and will develop a carefully planned business model in consultation with industry experts from Eclimo and the Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines.
System for Optimized Routing for Transport (SORT)Jose Bienvenido Manuel BionaTransportationThe project will develop the following products: Software applications for data gathering related to the creation of a city's optimized Land Public Transport Route Plan. Software platform to assist the LGU in processing and interpreting their data.  The project will also cover the demonstration of these applications in multiple cities, which include Santa Rosa, Laguna, and Mandaluyong in Metro Manila. Capacity building workshops will also be conducted for other LGUs and development agencies.
Design, Fabrication and Testing of Electrical and Electronic Systems of a Locally Developed E-TrikeLew Andrew TriaEnergy, Transportation        The study will design the electrical and electronics component of an Electric Tricycle. It will determine the optimal electrical/electronic system with respect to the mechanical design of the electric tricycle, design and fabricate electrical and electronic system and train personnel from CSU on test and development of electrical and electronic components
Safe, Efficient, and Sustainable Solar-Assisted Plug-In Electric Boat (Sessy E-Boat)Febus Reidj CruzEnergy, TransportationCurrently, water transportation at Philippine tourist spots utilizes boats with diesel/gasoline-powered engines or manual rowing to transport passengers and tourists from one location to another. As technology continuously improves in the country, this project aims to create solar-assisted electric boats to serve as the first step into implementing a mode of transport for local passengers and tourists that utilizes clean energy, such as through the use of solar panels and electric motors. The most important need of the study is to improve the current boat technology implemented at maritime tourist destinations to establish an environment-friendly sustainable transportation. In the future, the technology can be implemented on all applicable maritime spots in the country. This research project shall focus on the determination of strategies on the implementation of solar-assisted plug-in electric powered boats. The design and implementation of the power and control system for efficient and sustainable electric boats will be the primary scope of the project. This study will involve the prototyping of two (2) units of electric motor boats with solar panels. One (1) of the electric boat will use lead acid batteries while the other one (1) will use lithium ion batteries, both with roofing mounted with solar panels. Moreover, this project will use the locally developed automatic identification system or AIS as safety feature, and shall explore the development of controllers for autonomous electric boats.
Development of Innovative Food Products from Colored Philippine Tubers and Root Crops through the UPLB-DOST Food Innovation CenterDennis Marvin SantiagoFoodThis project aims to develop innovative food products that contain basic nutrients with additional components that are beneficial to human health. The availability of tubers and root crops in the market will be extended through processing while conserving its nutritional value and beneficial health effects. The quality of the raw materials finished products and different processing parameters will be monitored and evaluated. Nevertheless, the acceptability of the final products and the economic viability of the production system will be determined. This project will address the DOST’s research priorities for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology on Food and Nutrition by providing nutritious, safe, and affordable food for all, at all times by developing innovative food products. Specifically, this project will recommend varieties of colored sweet potato, yam and taro with high postharvest and processing quality and optimize processing conditions for intermediary product ingredients (i.e. flour, starch, and paste) from colored Philippine Tubers and Root Crops for different food applications.  This project will optimize processing conditions and formulation for the manufacture of innovative baked and noodle food products like colored sweet potato, yam and taro supplemented specialty bread mix, no-bake cookies mix, cake mix, cassava cake mix, and gluten-free noodles. Moreover, this project will develop wine, soju-like beverage, yogurt and yogurt drink utilizing colored tubers and root crops as substrates. This project will also utilize colored sweet potato, taro, and yam as a potential source of natural colorant and preservative for sausages.
Extension of Shelf Life of Rice Meal in Microwaveable ContainerMa. Patricia AzanzaFoodThe fundamental objective then of this project is to extend the shelf life of Jollfiant RNN Corporation's rice meal from 5 days to 14 days. 
Production of Dietary Fiber using Sugarcane Bagasse from Raw Sugar ManufacturingRosela GomezCreative Industries, FoodSugarcane bagasse is the primary agricultural waste from sugarcane industries in the Philippines. Bagasse has been used as an industrial material for several applications in textile, cosmetics and paper manufacturing but still imposing a problem in the environment due to continues accumulation that are not utilized. This research could potentially address this problem by means of developing a novel application of these wastes. The study will produce a dietary fiber from sugarcane bagasse and come up with a cost effective production process. Dietary fiber is very important for human diet that provides numerous physiological benefits at the same time. In addition, development of sugarcane bagasse dietary fiber as an intermediate product could be used for functional food formulations or preparations with high market value. The project activities will involve baseline data gathering, visit to raw sugar manufacturing/processors.  Sugarcane bagasse samples will be collected and characterized.  Development of pre-treatment and production process will be developed at ITDI.  Results will be translated to actual raw sugar processing set-up.
Development of Mobile Modular Food Processing Facility (MMFPF)Nelia Elisa FlorendoFoodThe “new” normal will require a change of attitude in dealing with the accustomed ways of doing things not only to individuals but would have a greater impact in the Food Value Chain (FVC). During times of disaster, emergency and especially during the current pandemic, the FVC encounters problem in distribution from farm to market.  Closure of routes makes it difficult for farmers to sell their fresh produce and unsold produce can reach 35% based on survey conducted by IATF. Prior to the pre-Covid19 situation, food losses from harvest to distribution can amount to 14% (FAO 2019). Losses are attributed to poor postharvest practices, decentralized planning, and even consumer demands. A more devastating situation to the farmers is when there is a glut in production wherein agricultural produce is temporarily higher than market demand.  In case of highly perishable crops, farmers may sell their produce at a losing price or just let the crops rot in the field.  In both cases, the valuable farm inputs of the farmer are lost as well as the entire environmental load (i.e. land and water resources, production of GHG) incurred in the food production.  In response to this situation, this project will design and establish Mobile Modular Food Processing Facility (MMFPF) that can be easily deployed to areas where there is a perceived overproduction. The facility would be able to process surplus  produce into value-added products near the production site. The MMFPF is based on the concepts of mobility and modularity.  The MMFPF will be a typical processing plant on “wheels” with modules for different sections and processing auxilliaries.   During abnormal times, the MMFPF can be assembled to areas with demand for processing, while during normal times, the facility can augment the processing capability of agricultural producing regions.   
Development of Data Analytics and Information System: Support on Social Welfare Services for Senior Citizens of Butuan CityEltimar CastroHuman Resource Development, Infrastructure Development ProgramThe project is an  initiative to discover new knowledge using the KDD model and to develop an information system and data analytics that will aid in the formulation of policies, projects and programs for effective deliver of services to senior citizens in the city.
PhilRice Data Analytics Initiative - RiceLyticsNehemiah CaballongHuman Resource DevelopmentThe goal of the project is to build an operational Data Analytics system for PhilRice which includes the platform and the strategic plan of integration. The Data Analytics platform composes the equipment, laboratory, tools, techniques, and the workforce that will implement Data Analytics trials. The strategic plan will provide the direction of applying Data Analytics on the different sectors of PhilRice. In building the system, the project will follow the DELTA Plus Model and Five Stages of Analytics Maturity (Davenport, 2018) framework presented by the International Institute of Analytics (IIATM) and adapted by Smarter Philippines through Data Analytics R&D, Training and Adoption (SPARTA) Program of DOST-PCIEERD. The strategic plan will be the first to be developed as it will give a sense of direction to the whole Data Analytics system. Afterward, the platform will be established. By the end of the project, an internal policy institutionalizing the Data Analytics system at PhilRice will have been formulated. A Data Analytics unit will have already been operational. Three reports that documented the project will have been published – PhilRice Analytics Maturity Assessment Report, Analytics Roadmap and Strategy Plan, and a journal article narrating the whole Data Analytics institutionalization process. Also, at least 20% of PhilRice staff will have been introduced to the Data Analytics system. It is hoped that the project will contribute to the beginning of Data Analytics culture in PhilRice that improves internal management processes and serves as a model for data-driven governance and evidence-based management.
Hydrological Characterization of Boracay Island's Groundwater System and Nabaoy Watershed using Isotope and Nuclear-based Analytical TechniquesRaymond SucgangConstructionThe study will apply Nuclear Analytical Techniques in conjunction with classical hydrology and hydrogeology approaches to characterize the Boracay Island aquifer and freshwater reserves in the mainland, specifically the Nabaoy watershed. The study aims to estimate the groundwater potential in the basin of Boracay to ensure sustainable groundwater management in the face of economic and industrial development Furthermore, the study seeks to evaluate the quality of fresh water in the Nabaoy River Watershed in compliance to the parameters set forth by the Philippine National Standards for Drinking Water (2017 version), and determine as well as apportion the probable sources of pollution in the watershed through the use of nuclear based and isotopic techniques. 
Project 1. Water for Tourism: A Science-Based Water Resource Monitoring and Management Planning Guide for Tourist Destinations in the PhilippinesMaria Aileen Leah GuzmanConstructionThe water resources assessment and management plan will not only evaluate the quality and quantity of the Nabaoy River Watershed and Boracay Island's water resources, but also map the location of the water resources and evaluate existing policies and plans related to water use and managemenL At the same time, the plan will include various scenarios modeled through NEGRAS, Visual MODFLOW Flex, and SEAWAT to determine impacts of different water demand levels, climate change, interactions between ground and surface waters, and saltwater intrusion. The results of the model will be used to determine and map the vulnerability of water resoun:es of both study sites. A framework which decision makers can use will be included. At the same time, training workshops will be provided to develop the capacity of NWRB and other beneficiaries in modelling and creating integrated water management plans.  Various physical and chemical parameters will be measured for both groundwater and surface water (Tablet) 1in order to provide baseline data that will be used in each work program. These water parameters will be obtained in-situ and in the laboratory following existing water monitoring standard procedures. In-situ data will be obtained using cost-effective locally developed sensors integrated with almosphedc sensors which will be used to measure rainfall, air humidity, and air temperature.  Data will be measured quantitatively in real-time. Microcontrollers will be used to provide processing power and communication capabilities to the sensor nodes, while an Android-based mobile phone will be used for the localized base station. A mobile phone app for data lowing and analysis comes with the sensor system. The individual sensors will be a mi:dure of compact probe-type analog and digital devices capable of measuring the pH, dissolved oxygen, conductivity, temperature, and turbidity parameters of a given water sample.  
Landslide Investigations on Geohazards for Timely Advisories in the Philippines (LIGTAS)Decibel Faustino-eslavaDisaster MitigationGenerate site-specific landslide rainfall intensity-duration thresholds for the mountainous areas of Luzon that will be the basis for the formulation of site-specific and semiquantitative early warning systems. 
Plant-Derived Biochar as Fabric-Based Electrode Materials for Supercapacitor DevicesChristina BinagMaterial ScienceEnergy storage devices, such as batteries and supercapacitors, must be improved to be able to efficiently store greater amounts of energy. Supercapacitors, unlike batteries, can store energy very quickly and at variable surges of current. Because of this, supercapacitors are better at handling fluctuations in energy generation and release, making them ideal candidates for efficient energy collection from many renewable energy sources, which are variable in nature.  Supercapacitor performance is highly dependent its electrode material. Electrode materials should have high electroactivity, conductivity, and surface area. To develop high energy-storing electrode materials, this project aims to develop fabric supercapacitors by coating a cotton-indigenous fabric substrate with biochar and conducting polymers as its electroactive material. Fabrics are lightweight, sustainable, flexible, and have large surface area, which makes it an interesting scaffold for electrode materials. Indigenous natural fibers - abaca, banana, piña, and water hyacinth - were blended with cotton and will be used as the base material of the electrodes. Using fabrics as electrodes also pave the way to 'wearable' and flexible electronics and devices. Fabrics, however, are insulators and not electroactive. To address this problem, carbon and conducting polymers will be added. Biochar is a carbon material with high surface area and mechanical stability, with little electroactivity. Biochar in this study will be produced by pyrolysis of agricultural waste. Lastly, conducting polymers are known for their various redox states that lead to high electroactivity. Conducting polymers aid in increasing the energy storage capability and capacity of the material. The composites will then be used as electrodes in a supercapacitor device and characterized as part of an electrical circuit. While there have been several studies into using cotton as an electrode material, very few if none have pursued it to a working full cell supercapacitor.
Technical Study on the Use of Synthesized Laterite-Iron Sand as Feed Material for Shaft Furnace Ironmaking TechnologyBernardo BitangaMining and MineralsThe project which is anchored on the mandate of Executive Order No. 79 series of 2012 on the development of value-adding activities and downstream industries for strategic metallic ores, utilizes two (2) of the abundant resources in the country – Laterite and Iron sand. From the initial results of the on-going study entitled, “Pilot Scale Production of Nickel Pig Iron from Low Grade Laterite Ores”, low grade laterite ores (<1% Ni, >45%Fe) are potential raw material for the production of crude pig iron. However, further refining is needed to adjust its material composition and convert such into material of commercial viability prior to industrial application. Refining include re-melting of the pig iron to increase its iron content, removing of sulphur and phosphorus until desired level, and alloying of metals to harness the metal’s properties depending on application.   On the other hand, iron sand, a common iron source found in the Philippines, which can easily be upgraded into concentrates containing up to 58% Fe, is typically exported out of the country and processed by other countries for ironmaking and eventually into steelmaking for various industrial applications. In 2012, about 1.2 million DMT of iron concentrate was shipped abroad by Leyte Ironsand Corp., Ore Asia Mining and Development Corp., and small-scale iron sand mining companies from Region 2. A study was conducted by Fudolig et.al, in 2017 in determining the most suitable ironmaking technology for the Philippine iron sand. Unfortunately, iron sand pellet is not suitable to blast furnace due to its low cold crushing strength; and high titanium content leading to very sticky slag hampering continued operations. Thus, the study aims to investigate the potential synthesis of laterite ore and iron sand and study its behavior as possible feed material to shaft furnace ironmaking technology. 
Recovery of Scandium from Laterite-based Pig Iron Slag by Dry Digestion and Precipitation MethodsMaria Luisa SajonasMining and MineralsScandium (Sc) is considered one of the most important elements among lanthanides because of its promising applications in solid oxide fuel cells and high strength Al-Sc alloys. It is an expensive metal due to inadequate primary sources – there are no primary mine sources of Sc and the present supply is from stockpiles and by-products. complex extraction and production routes.In the initial results of the slag produced by the on-going project, “Pilot Scale Production of Nickel Pig Iron from Low Grade Laterites Ores”, significant concentration of Sc is found in the material from an initial ore head assay of about 50 ppm concentrated to around 111 ppm in the slag. As such, the study is focused on the potential recovery of Sc from shaft furnace slag, a by-product of pig iron production. However, due to the limitations in scientific references investigating Sc extraction from blast/shaft furnace slag, the method to be utilized in the study will be adopted from the processing of red mud slag, namely, dry digestion method. Red mud slag is produced from the smelting of bauxite residue (red mud), which is the main waste product from bauxite processing, the Bayer’s process, into an electric arc furnace (EAF). Dry digestion method is defined as a process consisting of the addition of concentrated acid to the solid materials with subsequent water leaching.  The method has been reported effective against silica gel formation commonly experienced during direct leaching method. The Sc in the Sc enriched solution will then be further recovered by precipitation using oxalic acid to precipitate Sc as oxalate – Sc(OH)3, which can be calcined and converted into Scandium oxide, Sc2O3.    
Refining Laterite-based Crude Pig Iron for Specific Product ApplicationsLemuel ApusagaMining and MineralsThe project entails the demonstration of the technical feasibility of processing locally available iron ores into an engineering component. To accomplish this, the crude pig iron produced in the previous MGB project will be refined and eventually be cast into an engineering part. The project activities will consist of development of lab-scale pig iron refining equipment, development of the procedures for effective refining, actual refining of the crude pig iron and casting the part.
Development of Iloilo Province Employment Portal and Services (IPEPS) with Data AnalyticsYvette GonzalesHuman Resource DevelopmentThrough this project, a data-driven IPG-PESO electronic system will be created such that it shall have a dynamic monitoring of important data and parameters which can be accessed by companies, training providers and seekers. Ultimately, it is generated to improve the labor and employment services that the province is being provided.
Integrated Flood and Water Resources Management in ASEAN Basins for Sustainable DevelopmentOrlando BalderamaConstructionThe project aims to develop new innovative approaches and techniques for integrated flood, sediment and water resources management considering climate and land-use effects for the Cagayan river basin through knowledge and technology transfer from the Japanese partner. 
Harmonized Aerial Watch and Knowledge-based Survey (HAWKS)Jose Ildefonso RubricoArtificial IntelligenceProject HAWKS-ER is the aerial component of the ASIMOV program and will primarily conduct R&D towards the development of core technologies necessary for autonomous drone deployment. It is a three-year project which aims to develop autonomous drone technology with navigation, mapping, and object detection capabilities, allowing them to perform area scan and search with minimal human control. Autonomous navigation allows the drone to fly and avoid obstacles independently, while object detection allows the robot to identify features of interest on the ground. Furthermore, the drone is equipped with LiDAR data processing technology that produces maps for rescuers in near real-time using convolutional neural networks.The main motivation of the project is to allow for safer and more efficient search and recovery operations in disaster-hit areas. Instead of human responders, a team of autonomous drones can be deployed first to search for survivors and casualties while also mapping the affected area. The data gathered by the drones from scanning can then be used to plan how and where to efficiently and safely deploy the responders.The robot drones implemented with the technology that will be developed by the project are intended to serve as prototypes towards developing field-ready units for search and recovery missions.
Robot for Optimized and Autonomous Mission-Enhancement Responses (ROAMER)Peter Antonio BanzonArtificial IntelligenceProject ROAMER aims to develop prototypes of autonomous mobile robot systems that will help increase productivity of different industries in the country. Leveraging on state-of-the-art technologies in AI and Robotics (AIR), this project takes on the task of monitoring agricultural farms. Its core technology, autonomous navigation and control, will be combined with two cutting-edge technologies: (1) AI-based detection of different features of interest (assets, personnel, structures, plants, etc.) for specific tasks such as security and surveillance in different areas and detection of plant diseases, and (2) LiDAR mapping to produce 3D survey and POV maps that can aid in better decision-making for industry management. This project is geared towards advancing AI and mobile robotics technologies for mission-specific tasks. A modular mobile robot system design will be developed to accommodate different payloads such as various sensing and control modules for navigation and mapping. Object detection models will also be developed to aid in near real-time monitoring of different sites of interest. The developed technologies will be integrated to build mobile robot system prototypes that can lay the groundwork for a holistic design that can be used for different applications.
CRADLE2020: Diachronic Representation and Linguistic Study of Filipino Word Senses Across Social and Digital Media ContextsBriane Paul SamsonArtificial IntelligenceThis project will generate and train diachronic representations of Filipino words and senses by creating a contextual representation of words and temporal multiplex networks from multiple sources of data that spans different  domains and time periods, which all be compiled into a Filipino WordNet. Historical emergence of polysemy will be analyzed, as well as the semantic shifts across social contexts and different digital media sources. Finally, the effectiveness and applicability of the new linguistic resources will be validated by training the Natural Language API of Senti AI with the diachronic embeddings and Filipino word representations to improve their services.
Nurturing Interest in STEM Among Filipino Learners Using MinecraftMa. Mercedes RodrigoCreative IndustriesThe project will make use of Minecraft to cultivate interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics among Filipino students. It leverages on Minecraft, specifically the project ?What-If Hypothetical Implementations in Minecraft? (WHIMC) from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.  This project has two main foundations:  the games for STEM education and the use of learning analytics to study learner affect and behavior. The project team will work with STEM teachers to integrate the use of WHIMC in their classes. As students use WHIMC, the system will collect data regarding their interactions with the system.  The project team will then analyze the data to arrive at insight regarding student behavior, affect, and achievement.
Mathematical Resources for Distance Learning Utilizing Community LTE Networks andTelevision FrequenciesMa. Louise Antonette De Las PenasInformation and Communications TechnologyThe general objective of this project is to create mathematical resources for distance learning utlizing community LTE networks and television frequencies. Specifically, the two objectives are: i) to create mathematical resources in the form of self-contained learning packets (videos, mathematical applications (apps), offline materials including performance tasks) that will be made available through the Internet and local community LTE networks; and ii) to create interactive mathematical applications (apps) that can be navigated through a digital datacasting framework.
Towards Leveling- up OneLab for Research, Development and InnovationRosemarie SalazarFood, Metals and EngineeringThe project is the bridging stage of OneLab in preparation for capacitating the laboratories of DOST in leveling- up its services through provision of relevant testing and calibration services and gearing towards research, development and innovation in the coming years. The need for shop- floor R&D for product development and product quality improvement was elicited from the 2020 survey conducted by DOST laboratories entitled: "Survey on Current and Future Needs of Laboratory Services of DOST". In this proposal, DOST laboratories shall continue to provide testing and calibration services to its customers while weaning- out some services that can be referred to Non- DOST OneLab members. The gradual weaning- out of selected services will allow the laboratories to focus and build capability for R&D and innovation activities. The project will continue to focus and build capability for R&D and innovation activities. The project will continue to strengthen its IT- based referral system for ease of referring samples to non- DOST network members as well as continue to recruit new members to expand OneLab's service offerings. The project shall also undertake activities to set the direction of DOST laboratories in the next 5- years. This will be spelled out in a roadmap, which is one of the deliverables, which shall look at strategies for sustainability, innovative resource generation and manpower tenure for analysts. This proposal will require 58 personnel comprised of laboratory analysts, IT and Project Management Office staff for the 22 DOST RSTL and RDI implementing agencies.
PECTIN-CARRAGEENAN MIXTURES: High Precision Characterization of Hydrogel Heterogeneity Properties with Optical Tweezers and FESEM ImagingRommel BacabacMaterial ScienceThe project will investigate the phase-separation and viscoelastic properties of the hydrogel mixtures of pectin and kappacarrageenan by imaging, using a recently purchased Field-Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FESEM) system by USC, and will perform microrheology (developed in a recently concluded program by the proponent, “COILS, CELLS, & GELS”) and a conventional rheometry system using cone-and-plate rheometer (purchased in the proponent’s recently concluded project, “BINARY GELS”). Pectin powder from the Green Enviro Management System (GEMS), Inc., of USC and Carrageenan powder from the MCPI corporation will be further processed to prepare the hydrogels, using experimental tools to be developed in the proponent’s on-going CRADLE project, CR&De-L. The project will prototype a food-grade pectin-kappa carrageenan hydrogel mixture. Collaborative consultants on pectin and carrageenan preparation, and seaweed biology, will be provided by Evelyn Taboada and Paul Geraldino of USC, and Hyacinth N. Suarez of the Holy Name University. The extensive experience of the group of Prof. Shingo Matsukawa (Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Japan) on polysaccharides will also provide valuable expert advice.
DOST-MOST: The Development of High-performance and Low-cost Membrane Electrode Assembly for Alkaline Fuel Cell Based on Ion/Electron Dual Conducting Catalyst LayersRichard EspirituMaterial ScienceThe proposed joint research project aims to develop an optimized procedure for low-cost preparation of anion exchange membranes, design a novel ion/electron dual conducting non-noble metal catalyst system and the subsequent application of the fabricated catalyst system to construct membrane electrode assembly exhibiting low ion/electron transmission loss. The research project involves the harnessing of the Philippines’ local cellulose resource into suitable fuel cell membrane precursors.  Exploiting the available and valuable irradiation facility that we have through the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI), this project proves to realize that synthesis of fuel cell membranes is possible in our country.  Aside from training and cultivating new talents and work force (e.g. undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and PNRI staff and trainees) in the field of polymer materials for energy applications, a possible patent or utility model can be also derived from this research undertaking.  This project will also provide capacity building for the University of the Philippines as a promising institution which boasts of robust research on renewal energy technologies and strong fusion with nuclear energy applications.  The synergistic collaboration with a highly-regarded university in China, a country that has a well-established fuel cell technology infrastructure, will be very beneficial to the Philippines as it ensures to further strengthen our research capability in the field of renewable and sustainable energy technologies.  Such enriched research capability will be instrumental in the development and subsequent implementation of locally viable fuel cell technology, which directly benefit our country by taking inspiration from the success of our Chinese counterpart.
Pilot Testing of Packaging Technology Developed for frozen Durian using Locally Produced Packaging MaterialsDane Archibald BalanonFoodDurian fruit is known for its strong aroma and flavor and exalted as the “king of fruits” in many Southeast Asian countries like the Philippines. The aroma, flavor and taste of durian are known best at the optimum stage of ripeness. However, because of the short ripening period?of durian 2-4 days after harvest at storage temperature greater than 28°C, it is not easy for urban consumers to eat it at the best stage of flavor and taste.??    The project partner, Rosario’s Food Products and Delicacies and D’ Farmers Market Fruits and Pastries Center are both family-owned business established in 2001 and 1992, respectively. They are manufacturers of different durian products from Calinan, Davao and have collaborated with PTD in their previous project. The companies have frozen durian products that are blast frozen and vacuum-packed using nylon/polyethylene (NY/PE) pouch, with shelf-life of 3-4 months. However, the packaging materials used are not sufficient to prevent the migration of aroma and flavor which affects the market expansion because of the restriction in carrying into the public, hotels, and transportation.     The?Packaging Technology Division (PTD) of ITDI developed a packaging technology to address the migration of odor limiting the market potential of frozen durian. The technology involves the use of multi-layer high barrier packaging materials sourced from Japan and a packaging technique. The packaging technology/system was able to keep the freshness and aroma of durian intact inside the package. Initial market testing to Japan and Hongkong was conducted and the results indicated the high potential of the product to penetrate the export market.?    The proposed project will determine the performance of locally produced high barrier films and will also validate the results generated from the previous study conducted by PTD. Also, it aims to keep the freshness (exotic aroma and flavor) of durian, extend the shelf life up to one (1) year, prevent migration of aroma to other frozen products, and expand the existing market of frozen durian.
PAVE-Prototype Automated Visual Survey EquipmentLea BronuelaConstructionThe Prototype Automated Visual Survey Equipment strides to improve the data gathering on road condition of Philippine pavements. This project will be divided into two different phases; development of equipment that can automatically defect the surface related defects, development of pavement index that can be used to characterize the condition of the road.  In the first phase of the study, camera attached to a vehicle will be used to capture images or video of pavement surface. Using image or video processing the types of defects such as cracks, potholes, scaling raveling etc. will be identify. It will also measure the length or are of defects, depending on the type of distresses. These data will be evaluated by the surveyor to fit the data needed by HDM-4.It will also explore the use of laser technology to capture the defects that cannot be detected by the camera. Depth related distresses such as faulting and rutting are the target of this equipment. Similarly, the data gathered by this equipment will eventually evaluated by the surveyor to fit the data needed by HDM-4. The second last phase of the study is the development of local pavement index that can rate the condition of the road. This will be based on inventory of road defects that was previously collected by DPWH, construction history, pavement structure, and other pavement related information. This pavement index can be used by the decision makers to optimize the appropriate maintenance and rehabilitation within a limited budget. 
Green Fiber-reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites as an Innovative Repair System for Earthquake-prone Historical BuildingsJason Maximino OngpengConstructionThis is in collaboration with National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) for the approval of methods and materials, including pilot project Department of Public Works and Highways Bureau of Research (DPWH BRS) for the recommendations and testing Technical University of Denmark (DTU- Civil Engineering) for the full size testing using reaction walls and other instrumentation not available in the Philippines
Natural Fiber-based Technical Textiles for Smart Indoor InstallationsJenneli CayaConstructionThis project brings to fore the potential of Philippine derived natural textile fibers specifically developed and designed for the construction industry. It will highlight the ability of natural fiber-blended nonwoven to form composite nonwoven material as insulating and barrier construction materials for residential or commercial applications. The project will actively engage fiber producers from the regions and bring the fibers from their location to the processing plant of the PTRI. Utilizing and upgrading PTRI’s nonwoven facilities the natural textile fibers sourced from the provinces will be treated and converted to a material suitable for the construction industry by tuning process parameters and material composition. The nonwoven textile materials produced in the lab-scale will be thoroughly tested following protocols as guided by international standards in nonwoven products for proper assessment and evaluation. A private and commercial nonwoven production facility will be tapped to produce the nonwoven material in a larger scale. A prototype construction materials will then be developed and designed in consultation with partner real estate builder and developer, civil and architectural forms, and/or organization. 
Optimization of the GeoRiskPH Integrated System through Risk Assessments, Site Suitability Models and 3D Visualizations to Aid Policy and Decision-Making (3D Earth Risk)Mabelline CahuloganConstruction3D Earth Risk endeavors to optimize the use of the GeoRiskPH Integrated System, which contains hazards, vulnerability and exposure information for suitability models and risk assessments. In this project, we seek to generate use cases where we can, in any way, contribute to help firm up the Global Risk Assessment Framework (GRAF), which the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction is developing. We further envision to generate user-sensitive products, which may include 3D models, policy maps, web and mobile applications, in order to bring results of analyses and collected information to other researchers, to government officials and Local Government Units, helping them in various endeavors for the mitigation of risk in the Philippines. 3D Earth Risk seeks to integrate 3D visualizations into existing collector and analytical platforms of GeoRiskPH so that government agencies and Local Government Units may still be able to access 3D tools for free. 3D Earth Risk may be contributing to the Science Pathway of GRAF, identifying gaps and developing models, applying technologies to make risk valuation relevant to the ever-growing demands of the time. We continue the work initiated by GeoRisk Philippines in standardizing information in the database, now focusing on putting standards to building footprints and borehole data. Choosing Manila City as a study area, we would seek to analyze the surface and subsurface conditions of the site, and apply methodologies in risk assessments that would be formulated in this project.  In the end, we endeavor to institutionalize the use of tools that would help key government agencies generate suitability models to help them identify suitable sites for construction of government facilities and projects related to housing. Through the 3D Earth Risk, we continue to strive to affect all the four pillars of the Philippine Development Plan (PDP).
Establishment of DOST Food Safety Web ApplicationFrancisco III BarquillaFood The project “Establishment of DOST Food Safety Web Application” aims to establish a common platform of food safety information through the development of a website that will serve as portal for projects, researches, trainings, consultancy services, and experts databases related to food safety. The project will involve consultation workshops with partner agencies to be able to identify the existing data, recommended features and processes, system requirements and data acquisition and consolidation strategies. The web application was planned to have different accessibilities for internal and external users. Initially, it will have menus for R&D; Trainings and Consultancy Services; Laboratory Testing Services; Risk Management; Resources or Downloadable; Links to other agencies; and, Updates. This project is expected to increase public awareness on food safety and improve consumer’s confidence on locally-produced food products. Also, it is expected to improve adoption, utilization, or commercialization of research outputs or generated technologies.
Development of Fiber-Reinforced Self-Compacting Concrete (SFRSCC) for corrosion reductionStephen John ClementeConstructionThe project being proposed is intended to address the lack of advance concrete that can prolong the serviceability of reinforced concrete structures exposed to chloride rich environment such as ports bridges, etc. This research test different fibers both natural and waste-derived fibers such steel trimming, tires, and PET bottles strips. A fiber reinforced self-compacting concrete will be developed which is in theory, durable and can withstand the development of cracks due to the formation of corrosion. The project will run for two year, the first year is devoted to laboratory scale experiments, gathering of materials, and modeling. The second year will be the full-scale testing. The full-scale test will be develop in the province of Occidental Mindoro and will be implimented to a port area.  This project was proposed in partnership with the FEU Institute of Technology, De La Salle university, PTRI-DOST, DPWH-BRS, Private Construction Firm and DOST-PCIEERD. 
Survey of Heatwaves in the Philippine Seas (SHIPS)Brisneve EdullantesDisaster MitigationProject SHIPS will examine the development of discrete and prolonged events of abnormally high temperature in the Philippine seas. These events are called marine heatwaves (MHWs) that remained understudied despite their potential impacts to the society, environment, and economy of the Philippines. Hence, the main goal of the project is to improve our scientific understanding of how MHWs develop in the entire Philippines and to develop models for assessment and prediction of their distribution in the selected coastal waters. The application of these predictive models will enhance our strategies for disaster risk reduction and for management and conservation of marine ecosystems to improve the Philippines capacity in attaining the UN Sustainable Development Goals 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), 13 (Climate Action), and 14 (Life Below Water). As a cyclone-prone country, the Philippines will benefit from the inclusion of MHW assessment in the climate forecasting models to improve our strategies for disaster risk reduction, making our nation more habitable. As the center of marine biodiversity and as a fisheries-dependent nation, the Philippines will also benefit from the critical information that MHW assessment and prediction can provide, which are useful as guidance for marine conservation and fisheries management, contributing to national economic development by improving our efforts to mitigate the impacts of warming.  Project SHIPS is a two-year project to be implemented by the University of the Philippines Cebu in collaboration with experts from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) and University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute (MSI). The project will focus on the nationwide assessment of MHWs in the first year of implementation. On the other hand, the development of predictive models and tools to be used by the beneficiaries will be implemented in the second year of the project. 
Development and Field Testing of Retort Foods as Food Ration for Men in Uniform during Combat and High Risk OperationsFloridel LoberianoFoodThe proposed project “Development and Field Testing of Retort Foods as Food Ration for Men in Uniform during Combat and High Risk Operations” is expected to make a significant impact on the life of soldiers specifically those assigned in combat and high risk operations.  The RTE foods that will be developed will take into consideration factors such as nutritional requirements of soldier, easy of handling and opening, taste and convenience.  It is also expected that the result of the proposed project will be beneficial to the men in uniform or uniformed personnel like the Philippine Army, Philippine National Police and all the Filipino soldiers in general.  The project will also serve as an initial step in improving the quality of MRE foods for those involved in combat and disaster operations.
Leveling-up of Quezon's Bagsakan Center Agri-Processing Facilities through Adoption of the Smart Food Value Chain FrameworkEmelita BagsitFoodThe DOST Smart Food Value Chain ultimately aims to provide a sustainable food value chain for all. This includes having food security with sufficient, safe and nutritious food starting from production to consumption. A good Supply Chain Management is an important key in ensuring this will be achieved. Factors such as Food Safety and Quality Control along with Waste Management, Human Resources Development and Resources Management System also plays pivotal role in establishing food security for everyone. The project “Leveling-up of Quezon's Bagsakan Center Agri-Processing Facilities through Adoption of the Smart Food Value Chain Framework”, aims to enhance the processing capability of the facility as value addition to their existing business. Adoption of SARAI technologies and other existing Agri-Production technologies to be used in production of target raw materials will be showcased through their farmer members. This also includes planting scheduling to ensure sustained supplies at a reasonable cost. The existing food processing facility of the Sentrong Pamilihan for Pancit Canton Noodles with Squash is a result of their adoption of the DOST FNRI technology on Squash Processing. Now, through the project, the DOST CALABARZON aims to expand their facilities by adding more value to the farmers’ produce which also aims to eliminate food wastage during times of oversupply through the adoption of the vacuum frying technology. Vacuum frying is defined as a developed method of conventional frying method under low pressure and low temperature, which improve the quality attributes of fried food products. For this project, the following vegetables are targeted to be processed through vacuum frying technology: Ladies’ fingers (Okra), Taro, Pumpkin, Banana, Jackfruit, and Sweet Potato. At present, the SPPAQFI are operating on a 24/7 basis and are handling an estimated 100 tons of vegetables and fruits daily. Of these, 15-25 tons come from an average of 40 to 60 vegetable farmer-members. There are about 600 active farmer-members who deliver marketable quantities to the SPPAQFI. The balance of 75-85 tons come from some non-member producers and about 100 traders/buyers who participate in the daily transactions at the trading post. Stated below is a summary of the volume of the produce received from the farmers per year: YEAR VOLUME (kg) 2015 4,377,665.85 2016 4,367,950.79 2017 3,864,957.59 2018 4,655,673.25 2019 6,612,290.46 2020 (as of July 31, 2020) 3,148,501.82 TOTAL 27,027,039.76
Adulteration Detection and Fingerprinting of Philippine Honey Using Stable Isotopes (Phase 2)Angel BautistaFoodPhase 2 of the Honey Isotopes Project will: Conduct honey adulteration survey in the Philippine Market Expand coverage of honey fingerprinting of bee species and geographical origins using bulk stable isotope, multi-elemental, and multivariate statistical analysis Conduct a feasibility study for the establishment of the National Isotopes Center – Food Authenticity Laboratory (NIC-FAL), including detailed design and estimates of the facility Convene a national forum, engaging the local honey industry and relevant regulatory agencies (i.e., FDA, DA-BAI, DA-BAFS) to tackle the problem of honey adulteration and fraud in the country
Tracing the Geographic Origin of Philippine Carabao Mango Through ChemoIsotopic FingerprintingGerald DicenFoodThis project will develop and employ stable isotope analysis to analytically discriminate the geographical origin of mangoes sold in the local market or readied for export. This will establish is the traceability of Philippine carabao mangoes in the local market. In particular, the project will: Provide chemo-isotopic benchmark data on different carabao mango strains from different locations in the country; Match the chemoisotopic data of carabao mangoes in local markets with their declared origin; and Develop a foolproof verification process for GI scheme adaptation to ensure that users of the GI comply with geographical requirements.
Stable Isotope and Multi-Elemental Profiling of Coffee and Cacao Beans in the Philippines by IRMS and XRF for Origin IdentificationEmmanuel GarciaFoodIn this project, the stable isotope profiles (carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and hydrogen) and multi-elemental content of coffee and cacao beans will be determined using IRMS and XRF, respectively. Group trends and outliers within the dataset will be visualized using multivariate analysis by PCA. Partial least squares discriminant analysis (PLS-DA) will be used to develop a determination method for origin mapping for cocoa. To date, there is no data on the isotopic and multi-elemental composition of coffee and cacao beans in the Philippines which lead to this study. However, 2 sets of trial analyses have been conducted in 2018 involving 12 coffee bean samples and 5 cacao bean samples respectively. For the trial analysis of coffee beans, principal component analysis of the obtained dataset showed significant correlations between the coffee variety, total carbon, total nitrogen, ?13C, and ?15N. Also, variations can be linked to the factors present on the origin of coffee beans such as temperature, amount of rainfall, latitude, soil moisture, and altitude. On the other hand, for the cacao bean samples, initial results between ?13C and ?15N may be correlated to the difference in variety, however, due to the small sample size, the results might not be conclusive.
Upgrading the Capability of Existing Distribution Centers /Trading Posts in the Delivery of Fresh and Semi-Processed Agricultural Products in the Supply Chain: Focusing on Packaging Technology and LogisticsEricson NolascoFoodIn the Philippines, high spoilage and losses of fresh and semi-processed agricultural products could range from 20 to 70%. Past projects of the Packaging Technology Division (PTD) validated the high losses e.g. cabbage (20 to 35 %), carrots (15 to 25%), broccoli and cauliflower (40 to 60%). Great contributors for the high losses were mishandling and improper and/or no packaging for the fresh produce, lack of facilities and storage and minimal knowledge on value adding for the highly perishable products.   Oversupply and problems in logistics also contribute to losses and spoilage. In 2016, over 400,000 kilograms of vegetables worth Php 8M were not sold in La Trinidad, Benguet due to the clearing operations in Divisoria Market, where approximately 50 % of vegetables being bought from the La Trinidad Trading Post goes. This year, tons of tomatoes were spoiled due to oversupply and problem of bringing the produce to Metro Manila and led to price drop down to P2-5/kg. Most farmers in Ifugao and Nueva Viscaya just left the tomatoes in the farm since it would be more costly if they harvest the tomatoes without buyers. The same problem was encountered by farmers producing carrots in Ifugao and Benguet. These are recurring problems of vegetable farmers not only in CAR but in the whole country that have not been addressed properly. One possible solution is the provision of proper storage facility, technology (post-harvest and packaging) and partnership with the different industry sectors.   In this project, the Packaging Technology Division (PTD) of the Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) shall roll out their developed packaging technologies for fresh and semi- processed agricultural products such as broccoli, cauliflower, strawberry, sweet potato, mango, pineapple, durian, pineapple which significantly reduced handling and distribution damage. This also includes modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) for fresh and semi-processed fruits and vegetables. The packaging technologies and systems will be made available in partnership with the distribution centers/trading posts in Regions CAR, II, III, and XI and with Air21’s ProbinsyaMart platform in bringing the agricultural produce to the market. This will be beneficial for the improvement of the country’s fruit and vegetable supply chain as we enter the new normal towards food sufficiency and security.
Prescriptive Navigation through Vision-based Traffic Monitoring for City of San Fernando, La UnionSheena SapuayHuman Resource DevelopmentPrescriptive Navigation through Vision-based Traffic Monitoring is the initial and one of the phases of the Smart Mobility project. It will include the development of web-based application that will serve as the core system. The core system contains the registry of roads and routes, and their conditions, real-time traffic monitoring using CCTV cameras and a traffic data analyzer implementing a pre-trained model that will determine current and predicted traffic congestion. The navigation app is connected to this traffic monitoring system and informs the app users of road and route conditions and prescribes routes and alternatives in real-time.
Blockchain-Based Novel System/Application for Transparent Traceability of Halal-and-Tayeb Cacao ProductsFilmann SimpaoFoodThe project is aimed to design, develop, and deploy an application called Halal Transparent Tracking System (HATTS) to secure monitoring of the well-being of cacao products. In order to do this, the proponent will identify the factors involved in halal products (cacao beans) and the details of the processes being used in the cacao products. Then, a Cacao Product Traceability Protocol is formulated based on the factors identified in the first activity. The Blockchain-Based Novel framework to track the cacao products production (processes, ingratiates involved) to create transparency in the system and assist the internal and external auditors will be developed and become the basis for the development of an application (HATTS v1) based on the proposed framework. Finally, HATTS will be deployed for the use of MS3 Agri-Ventures Corporation, a group of farmers in the locality to validate the system.
Upgrading of the Vacuum-Fried Fruits and Vegetables Production in the Western Visayas Food Innovation CenterMethusela PerrochaFoodThe Western Visayas Food Innovation Center (WVFIC) is a Research and Development Institution established to address technological issues/problems of the food industry. For years, the WVFIC has developed a number of innovative products intended to be adopted and commercialized by MSMEs to stimulate economic development within the region. The commercialization of the developed products at the WVFIC remains to be a challenge for a couple of reasons. The DOST-HITS equipment are relatively expensive for MSMEs making it almost impossible for them to acquire. MSMEs who are interested in the technologies offered at the WVFIC naturally would turn to them for assistance in R&D and production. While R&D activities are well covered by the services offered at the WVFIC and DOST VI, production is another thing. The limited capacity of the existing DOST-HITS equipment is an obstacle for MSMEs who want to adopt and commercialize the products for the reason that these equipment were designed for pilot-scale and not large scale production. This project aims to upgrade the capacity of the WVFIC from product prototyping to toll processing to cater to the needs of the MSME sector. Specifically, the capacity of the existing vacuum fryer will be upgraded and auxiliary equipment needed for the toll processing operations will be acquired. Vacuum fried products developed at the R&D center will be subjected to toll manufacturing by the industry partner through the toll processing services of WVFIC. A sustainable supply chain management will be established through the cooperation of all stakeholders involved in the project benefiting the farmers and MSMEs. Through this project, challenges in the roll-out and commercialization of developed technologies in the Western Visayas Food Innovation Center would be addressed bringing us closer to bridging the gap between the industry and academia.
Development of Competency on Establishment and Validation of Adequate Processes for Thermally Processed FoodMa. Dolor VillasenorFoodThis project aims to develop competency in the development, establishment and validation of thermal food processes, specifically for thermally processed food products using conventional canning in all DOST RSTLs as a support to the development of safe thermal processes both for the RFICs and local industry. This will involve the development of competent regional thermal validation teams by conducting basic training, mentoring and industry apprenticeship. The project will require the participation of technical staffs, both from the RFICs  and DOST Regional Science and Technology Laboratories (RSTLs). The proposed project is composed of two stages. In Stage 1, the participants will attend the Basic Retort Operations being organized by the Food Development Center of the Department of Agriculture to familiarize them with the basic parts and functions and types of retort. This is followed by a training on Establishment and Validation of Batch-Type Conventional Thermal Processes by ITDI thermal validation team, Mentoring and Industry Apprenticeships. Teams from selected RSTL-RFIC with available thermal validation units and have  passed the mentoring and industry apprenticeships  under ITDI will in turn be the mentor for other RSTL-RFICs.  In addition, another three RSTL-RFIC teams will be issued their own thermal validation units based on two basic criteria: presence of more than 20 manufacturers of thermally processed food products and commitment to provide the service to the regional food industry sector. By 2022, it is envisioned that 6 RSTL-RFIC teams will be working hand-in-hand with the food industry sector by providing this much needed technical service.
Technical Support for DOST Regional Food Innovation Centers (rFICs)Theresa Marie Chan-seeFoodAn offshoot of the DOST-High Impact Technology Solutions (HITS) project titled, Roll-Out of the DOST-developed Food Processing Equipment to the Regions, 17 Food Innovation Centers or FICs are currently providing use of four equipment, namely, water retort, vacuum fryer, freeze dryer, and spray dryer. Establishment of FICs was aimed to provide the local food industry efficient and modern food processing equipment in order to enhance product quality and speed up their production. Moving forward, FICs hope to support local food processors to improve on their value chain activities, reduce costs and increase their profits.   It is evident that FICs are faced with challenges in meeting objectives and expectations. In the context of measuring efficiency of government spending for R&D and roll out activity for the establishment of FICs, the need to sustain continual and viable operations, service innovation and effective knowledge management within the FIC network is seen to be vital.   The proposed project consists of three (3) studies: ·        Study 1. Equipment Operation and Upscaling ·        Study 2. Design and Development of Food Product Prototypes and Recognition of Most Innovative Products ·        Study 3: Development of Sustainability Mechanisms for DOST rFICs   These are geared towards developing further the competencies of rFICs to slowly develop as an independent and earning entity that works with regional suppliers and processors of fresh produce for food sufficiency and economic development within the region.
Development and Institutionalization of DOST Foresight Framework and ProtocolMia Barbara AranasPolicy Development and AdvocacyThe need for technology foresight has long been recognized by PCAARRD. The first technology foresight exercise in PCAARRD commenced in 2008 with the implementation of its capacity development plan and establishment of its technical working group (TWG). While some capability building and benchmarking activities had been started, the Council’s technology foresight was put to a halt because of the failure to institutionalize the system.   At present, the National Academy of Science and Technology is developing a 30-year foresight and strategic plan based on insights from policy forums and discussions with stakeholders and comprehensive review of development plans, trends, needs, and gaps in the Philippine STI. This is valuable in setting the long-term vision of the country’s STI policy and how it could contribute to achieving societal goals. However, uncertainty increases with longer time horizon planning and broader coverage. There are elements or trends that may emerge or likely to happen at the interim, yet it would have significant impacts on the baseline future. These elements are unexpected policy changes, emerging technologies, new business models, or budding problems that may have transformational change in the future but would not be captured in long-term planning. All these short-range drivers of change may be captured by regular short-term foresight exercise and shall be used as basis in the adjustments of long-term foresight. More importantly, a short-term foresight on the sectoral levels may allow use of more quantitative approaches which would reinforce credence of foresight outputs.  
Development of a Local Cloud-Based Digital Apparel Prototyping Platform of the PTRI-Textile Product Development Center as a Response to the “Now Normal"Joanna Tess ManuelCreative IndustriesThe surge in the advancement of technology plays a vital role in the response and position of the garment and textile industry to the ‘now normal’ brought about by COVID-19. Prior to this outbreak, clothing brands and retailers are increasingly beginning to recognize the need of 3D technologies and digitization of analog and manual systems into its digital counterparts to move to a more greener garment production. Leveraging 3D technologies in design and prototyping tools as virtual-fit avatar allows brands to streamline productions, by passing the laborious process of producing physical samples and making the consequential alterations. Due to the lifestyle shift and precaution practices brought about by the COVID-19, bringing this technology in an online platform will assist textile end-users to create apparel prototypes anywhere and anytime. Furthermore, availability of online avatars that can be modified based on the consumer size could increase satisfaction on garment fit. It also excludes the need of the customer to visit the onsite store.      The primary objective of this project is to develop an online apparel prototyping system through the PTRI TPDC Portal which will link the users to the localized developed CAD and 3D Visualization System without the need to purchase or download the software. The said system will be locally developed by Mapua University- School of Electrical, Electronics, and Computer Engineering. To boost prototyping process, digital databases of patterns and pattern blocks will be infused in the software for easier alterations and modifications. While, fabrics (Philippines Tropical Fabrics) developed by the PTRI and the size code generated during the Phase 1 of the TPDC project shall also be included in the 3D Visualization Software as reference common Filipino size and allows real-time fit on the user. 
CRADLE:TIP/SUBIC WATER - Constructed Wetland for Wastewater Treatment of Effluent from a Water ProviderLorraine CarilloEnvironmentReed bed technology is actually based on phytoremediation which uses plants to clean wastewater by uptake of essential nutrients from water. Phytoremediation is a green chemistry process that uses aquatic plants’ natural ability to bioremediate water and soil contamination Constructed wetlands and Reed Bed Technology are not yet popularly used in Philippine industries but have found its way in treating greywater and blackwater in communities in Central Visayas.A more thorough study is required to find out how and which  plants are effective in reducing ammonia, phosphates, and nitrates concentration of the effluents from the Subicwater Water Treatment Facility (WTF)  The research study also includes soil matrix selection to best sustain the growth of the vegetation. The usual soil matrix  will be combined with different layers of stones, pebbles, sands and other substrates as an experimental set-up for optimum reduction.  The pilot reed bed is also enhanced with grease and oil skimmer as effluents from the water treatment facility indicated the presence of oil and grease that may affect the growth of plants in the reed bed. For enhanced ammonia reduction, the vortex technology will also be integrated in the Reed Bed. Since there are very few studies on vortex technology and its overall effects on pollutants reduction, there is a need to analyze further how it can effectively reduce pollutants.  The proposed project will include the design and the construction of: (a) the pilot phytoremediation system; (b) the phytoremediation technology; (c) the fats, and oil and grease skimmer; and (d) the vortex technology. Apart from the said parameters that most of the existing published documents did, this project will include the nutrients uptake (the phosphate, nitrates, and ammonia) in the testing and validating criteria. 
SPARCS: System for Plasma-assisted Ablation of Residues and Cleaning of SurfacesMagdaleno Vasquez Jr.Material ScienceThe project will develop a dry-based cleaning system for the food manufacturing industry. Specifically, an atmospheric pressure plasma system will be locally designed and assembled in close collaboration with a partner industry. The purpose of the plasma system is to remove residues on a surface as well as sterilize the surface after cleaning. This system could improve the food industry's productivity and reduce operating expenses by using a fast and efficient plasma cleaning technology that does not use expensive wet-based chemicals. At the same time, the system may contribute to the reduction of wastes generated during the cleaning process. The system is expected to produce non-toxic by-products which is beneficial to the user as well as to the environment. The System for Plasma-assisted Ablation of Residues and Cleaning of Surfaces (SPARCS) project is envisioned to address the growing needs of the cacao processing industry by providing an alternative cleaning technique of the vessels and mixers used in the production of their goods. The use of a plasma-based cleaning technology will give an advantage to our local food processing industry and will remain competitive.
Enhancement and Market Validation of ROBIN (A reverse vendo machine for collecting PET bottles and aluminum cans)Bernadine BobisTechnology Transfer & Commercialization
Slope Stability Analysis and Engineering Intervention for Rice Terraces and Road Infrastructures in Terrain AreasRhonjhon GarmingConstructionThis project study intends to introduce engineering intervention technology for restoring the rice terraces and to analyse and design viable engineering interventions for landslide prone areas along road sections of the Cordillera region. This could be done by field survey, laboratory tests and slope stability analyses using high-speed computers. Back-analysis of failed slopes shall be adapted to acquire in-situ parameters for the landslide prone sites so as to develop optimum slope models at optimized cost of assessment and evaluation.
Improving the Livelihood of MSMEs thru Cable Supported Water and Transport InfrastructureJanice Kaye AquinoConstructionThis project will address the lack of adequate infrastructure in terms of roads and irrigation through cable-supported infrastructure that are locally adapted to the terrain of the Cordillera Administrative Region.  As a component project of the Mountain Engineering R&D Center Program aimed at improving the livelihood of MSMEs, it will focus on developing two cable supported systems, one for transport, and one for irrigation. Farmers need to hire local porters to carry agricultural produce to the nearest farm to market roads. Similarly, farmers who are distant from water sources have to travel to get water for irrigation and carry it across mountainous terrain. With the heavy labor work these entail, an alternative system for transporting goods and conveying water are cable-supported infrastructure. This will consequently improve agricultural activities and outputs in the CAR provinces 
Upland River and Spring Water Assessment and ManagementNathaniel Vincent LubricaConstructionThe project for springs and rivers cover the provinces of Kalinga and Mt. Province in the Cordillera Administrative Region.  The project focuses on the utilization of existing technologies in spring and river monitoring.  However, the development of a web portal towards management and decision making is one of the innovations in the project.   Aside from the web portal, interventions for a  sustainable mountain development will be developed.     A close collaboration with the concerned local government units, line agencies, and stakeholders will be established for a seamless transition in the implementation of the interventions for sustainable mountain development.  Other major activities include  acquisition and installation of measuring instruments, development of an information system, and development of interventions.
Development of Artificial Groundwater Recharge Facility for Drought and Flooding MitigationGlady Mae VijandreConstructionThe project “Artificial Groundwater Recharge Facility for Drought and Flooding Mitigation (ARF)” was primarily conceived to address the growing demand for usable freshwater supply for the City of Baguio and the town of La Trinidad, Benguet. This is in response to the study made by the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) in 2017 that, if the production capacity of the water sources will not improve, supply deficits to both localities will continue from 2015 and onward.         Local population including transients and visitors will continue to increase based on projections by the NWRB. This requires a continuing development primarily in terms of infrastructures to cope with the demand of the growing population. This, however, is also tantamount to a continuing reduction of recharging zones that will adversely impact upon the replenishment of the phreatic aquifers. This situation substantiates the projected supply deficits from the current year 2020 to 2035.   The ARF Project will attempt to resolve or address the issue on reduced recharge zone and increase the amount of rainwater that soaks underground, and hence optimizing the recharging of aquifers within the project sites.   The project involves the collection of rainwater from roofs of building that will pass through conduits to a concrete filter box aka soakpit. The soakpit is filled with varying sizes of boulders, coarse sand, and fine sand with diffuser plate on top of the sand filters. The filtered rainwater will naturally flow (through a connecting pipe) to the injection well where the different probes, such as the flow meter and the real-time/cloud-based data logger, are mounted. The injection well shall be enclosed with a sturdy housing to protect the installed equipment. The setup shall be monitored daily, while data analysis shall be done on a weekly basis
VISSER::REFRESH (Redesigning for Remote Education, in School and at Home)Giovanni Tapang Technology Transfer & CommercializationThe project intends to move VISSER forward towards having a market-ready and scalable product based from the original prototype output of the previous VISSER project. It aims to address the end-user feedback obtained during training and long-term usability data which will be obtained from previous VISSER clients. In summary, the project will focus on improvements of the current prototype, revisions of manuals, addressing immediate VISSER orders and inquiries of interested parties, and ramp-up marketing and promotional activities to promote VISSER and reach the market. 
Enhancing the MSME Supply Chain Experience by Integrating Cold Chain Solutions in DeliverE 2.0Arvi MiguelTechnology Transfer & Commercializationp
Enhancement and Market Validation of Infinit LMS – a Learning Management System with Outcomes-Based Education AnalyticsSomerset Elcid SiangTechnology Transfer & Commercialization
Improvement and Assessment of Marketability of an AI-powered Buyer-Supplier Matching and Management System for Businesses in the PhilippinesJeff Clarenz TurlaTechnology Transfer & Commercializationp
IMPACT: Establishment of the Knowledge, Innovation and Technology Transfer Processes of the Holy Angel UniversityGina TumangTechnology Transfer & CommercializationTo establish and improve the university’s intellectual property generations & technology transfer policies and processes and jumpstart the commercialization of university technologies, the HAU KITTO will be the Centralized Governing Office. It will establish and direct Intellectual Property Protection & Policies and Technology Transfer Arrangements & Policies, provide tools and manpower resources for the conduct of full market assessments of university technologies, and jumpstart & promote university-owned technologies. The HAU KITTO will be housed under the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and will have five (5) employees. The KITTO Manager will supervise the overall operations of the KITTO and will function as the center person representing the institution for all the KITTO coordination and liaison with DOST, IPOPHL, and other partners, clients, and stakeholders. The KITTO Manager will be reporting to the Chief Academic Officer. The Two Technical Experts will conduct a patent search, patent drafting service, and technology evaluation & audit to the knowledge, innovation, and technology is disclosed. The Two Technical Experts in the fields of Natural Sciences and Engineering & Information Technology will directly report to the KITTO Manager. A Technical Expert in the field of Economics or Business who will analyze and recommend the economic impact and business viability of the knowledge, innovation, and technology are disclosed. To show the full commitment of HAU KITTO for its sustainability after the project, aside from the KITTO Manager, the university will provide a full-time administrative staff who will perform secretarial tasks in the preparation of reports and documentation, as well as to provide other administrative functions. The HAU KITTO is expected to work closely with the University Research Office (URO) and the TBI for the efficient generation of IPs, an increasing number of IP disclosures, and a good number of technologies that have potential for licensing or commercialization.
The PEEL-Good Project: Bench-scale Ultrasound-assisted Production of Pectin from ‘Saba’ Banana Peel WasteJoel RivadeneiraProcess
Engineered smart concrete utilizing indigenous wastes for durable and intelligent infrastructureChosel LawagonConstructionThe series of earthquakes in the year 2019 in the Philippines exposes the low integrity of the several constructed buildings and highlights the importance of earthquake-resilient buildings. Even in the absence of earthquakes, concrete structures often suffer from cracking that leads to much earlier deterioration than desired service life. Hence, the need to regularly inspect and repair if needed with human intervention. Failure of several buildings endangers public safety, thus, the need for a more systematic and smarter intelligent infrastructure monitoring and maintenance. There is an imminent need to reduce monitoring costs and avoid the further collapse of existing infrastructures. This project seeks to develop engineered smart concrete (ESC) with self-sensing and self-healing ability which would allow detection of strain and damages in new and existing infrastructures. However, the incorporation of smart materials into infrastructures has been limited due to the high cost of conductive additives. Hence, to further reduce cost, indigenous wastes such as Durian rinds and coconut husks will be primarily used for the development of smart concretes. The indigenous wastes will be processed to form nanostructural carbonaceous materials and enhanced fibers to increase conductivity and durability. The as-synthesized nanomaterials will be used to prepare self-sensing and self-healing concretes which will then be integrated to optimize the performance of the engineered smart concrete. The development of ESC will lead to earthquake-resilient buildings, reduce monitoring costs, and ensure public safety. Buildings can be monitored remotely, and microcracks can be self-healed, avoiding permeation of the cause of deterioration could be prevented, thereby prolonging the service life of structures. This will result in a more reliable structure. Plus, the upcycling of indigenous wastes is a sustainable approach for solid waste management and allows cost-efficient engineering of ESC.
Sustainable BIM-Based Evaluation for Infrastructure Project ImplementationDivina GonzalesConstructionThe proposed project entitled, Sustainable BIM-Based Evaluation for Infrastructure Project Implementation has the main goal of exploring the use of BIM technology to efficiently monitor the repair and maintenance of government buildings.  From the available 2D as-built plans of eight (8) DOST government building, the team will develop the 3D models of these structures.  This will include the architectural, structural, sanitary, electrical and mechanical models that will be stored in a single cloud based storage that will be accessible to all the stakeholders.   A 7D model will be created for a proposed DPWH building to showcase the capabilities and efficiency of BIM technology from conception, construction, maintenance and demolition phase.
Establishment Iloilo Science and Technology University Technology Transfer ProcessesNaci John TranceTechnology Transfer & CommercializationIn 2017, Iloilo Science and Technology University established its Intellectual Property Management Office (IPMO) under the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) support and guidance. Nevertheless, the university has already an approved IP Policy since 2009 with the guidance of IPOPHL. After this, IPMO provides IP services such as IP consultation, prior-art search, patent drafting, filing, prosecution, and other IP-related services. The technical skills needed for the IPMO are not enough, so the staff attended a series of trainings to hone their IP-related skills. Experts from IPOPHL, WIPO, IIPI, KIPO, PhilDev, USAID also extended their support to such trainings. Currently, the university was granted (5) funded projects and two (2) of which are DOST funded. 
IMPACT: Teknoy InACT - Teknoy Innovation Advancement through Commercialization and Technology TransferJunaline SapariyaTechnology Transfer & CommercializationThis project entitled "Teknoy Innovation Advancement through Commercialization and Technology Transfer (Teknoy InACT)" is hereby established to facilitate the transfer and commercialization of the University's technologies. With DOST's KTTO-IMPACT grant, the University will be able to kick start its own technology transfer office.
FASTRAC: Enhancement and Market Validation of TITAN Vision based Traffic Information and Analysis Joel IlaoTechnology Transfer & CommercializationThe sustained digital revolution of recent years has ushered in a plethora of amazing technologies that demonstrate how smarter machines can drastically make the operations of personal and organizational business organizations more convenient and effective. The most striking changes forced by the coronavirus pandemic upon the global society have expedited the transition into the digital space, which underscored the importance of the internet highway more than ever.  Today, internet-enabled technologies have transformed from being the alternative to the traditional way of doing business to being the primary and to some extent, the only choice, especially as people and organizations define the new normal at home and at work. Within the ambit of the smart cities framework, recent technological advancements have assumed pivotal roles in the management of urban centers. As reported in (McKinsey Global Institute, 2018), a middle layer architecture is needed to deliver accurate and timely information that can be used as bases for sound decision making. All around the world, the smart cities concept has been demonstrated to mitigate rapid urbanization, but there are barriers in readily implementing this in Philippine cities, foremost of which is the less-than-ideal internet infrastructure and lack of institutions and facilities that deliver quality digital services. It is within this backdrop that the TITAN Technology finds value and significance .
Complementing Conventional Techniques with Isotope Techniques to Detect Inorganic Fertilizer Application and Haram Ingredients in Food ProductionRaymond SucgangFoodThis project will develop, optimize, and evaluate nuclear and isotope analytical techniques for the authentication and geographical fingerprinting of organic food (priority crops and poultry) and Halal meat and gel capsules. Specifically it will: develop and evaluate analytical techniques based on Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry and Liquid Scintillation Counting and other related Nuclear Analytical Techniques for the authentication of organically grown priority crops such as rice, lettuce, tomato, onion, cauliflower, broccoli and cabbage. develop, optimize and evaluate analytical techniques based on Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry and Liquid Scintillation Counting and other related Nuclear Analytical Techniques for the authentication of organically raised/produced poultry. develop, optimize and evaluate analytical techniques based on Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry and Liquid Scintillation Counting and other related Nuclear Analytical Techniques that will aid the authentication of Halal meat and gel capsules. catalogue the different isotope and elemental provenance signatures of the various selected foodstuffs from various selected geographical locations and from various production methods and agricultural practices. The comprehensive and extensive database will be useful to the Organic Certification Center of the Philippines (OCCP) and the Organic Producers and Traders Association (OPTA) in the authenticity certification of organic rice, vegetable products and chicken.
Liveable City: Transitioning to Low Impact Development strategy to mitigate the impact of climate change-induced urban floods in the City of Balanga, BataanGil CruzHuman Resource DevelopmentCities are considered as engines of economic growth and prosperity, offering prospects for productive investments, well-paying jobs, and access to key institutions and services. Undoubtedly, rapid urbanization since the 1950s has provided most cities in the world with opportunities for growth and innovation through urban agglomerations and economies of scale. The world’s urban population has grown significantly from 751 million in 1950 (30% of the total population) to 4.2 billion in 2018 (55% of the total population). This is estimated to increase to 5.2 billion in 2030 (60% of the total population) and 6.7 billion by 2050 (68% of the total population). However, many cities also face various challenges that constrain their capacities to deliver services to residents and limit the realization of a more sustainable urban future for all (ADB, 2019). This research project aims to integrate the Low Impact Development strategy to mitigate the impact of climate change-induced urban floods in the City of Balanga, Bataan to facilitate its transition to a more sustainable, resilient, and liveable city. Specifically, this research project aims to investigate the current watershed dynamics of Balanga City, Bataan and perform   stormwater management simulation with different LID scenario using Stormwater Management Model (SWMM); analyze the impact of different LID techniques in varying rainfall intensity on runoff characteristics on the selected sub-catchment area and; conduct policy analysis and propose policy framework for the adoption of LID strategies. This research is deemed necessary to the application of LID approach in other highly urbanized cities in the Philippines to address the issue on urbanization and nonpoint source pollution.
Rapid Appraisal of the Status and Prospects of Rabbit Meat Industry in the PhilippinesMeliza AbeledaTechnology Transfer & Commercialization
Production and Improvement of Construction Materials using Bacterial Calcite PrecipitationJessica SimbahanConstructionThe “Bacterial Brick” project explores the application of microorganisms and concepts in microbiology to the construction sector, specifically in the production and improvement of cementitious construction materials through the production of “biocement” through metabolic activities of microorganisms. The materials used are commonly used in agriculture such as urea and aglime, and the bacterial brick production occurs at room temperatures – no burning required, has lower carbon footprint, and only requires microorganisms and substrates that can be used to support microbial growth. Microorganisms will be isolated from local calcareous caves and will be screened and identified to assure high calcite precipitation performance and non-pathogenicity. The growth media will also be optimized to improve calcite precipitation and cost-effectiveness. Biocement production by microorganisms has the potential to replace cement in construction materials while offering a lower carbon footprint. This project aims to produce “bacterial bricks” made purely from biocement that is comparable to cement bricks in terms of durability.
Predictive Estimation of Ecological Carrying Capacity: Tool For Sustainable Aquaculture and Eco-Tourism Development In Small Crater Lakes of Quezon ProvinceChristian Paul De La CruzEnvironmentResilience is central towards achieving the targets of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) 2015–2030, and the Paris Climate Agreement (FAO, 2013). The linkage between resilience and livelihood is clear: a successful livelihood strategy should incorporate mechanisms for coping and bouncing back when difficulties emerge. This proposed project anticipates a social paradigm shift from merely emergency-response and relief towards poverty reduction and development, by provisioning the necessary infrastructure and workforce to jumpstart the social enterprise for tilanggit in marginalized lake regions of Quezon Province i.e., in lesser-known lakes, namely: Lake Gunao within the Municipality of Dolores and Lake Tikub within the Municipality of Tiaong. The environmental feasibility of the community-based tilanggit production will be determined through the estimation of the lakes’ carrying capacity and subsequent creation of predictive mathematical models. The recommended protocols of PCCAARRD will be adopted (with some modifications) in intensive culture production of small-sized tilapia and in producing commercial quantities of tilanggit. Women empowerment also takes center stage in this project by providing resource-poor women with capability-building opportunities through skill trainings. The socioeconomic attributes of the social enterprise will also be defined in terms of important economic indices, supply-value chain and product flow, socio-cultural relevance, and extent of community acceptance. The empirical results of this project will also deliver new and baseline information for the advancement of the current knowledge on the role of emerging fishery technologies in shaping ecosystems and the lives of people, particularly in the rural areas. Availability and access to the local food supply can be ascertained, once this project is successfully implemented; hence, this project is a viable approach in ensuring food security – as well as augment the economic stability – among vulnerable families during this challenging period of COVID-19 pandemic.
HEIRIT ReSEED: Technological Consortium for Awareness, Readiness, and Advancement of Knowledge in Innovation - Cordillera Administrative Region (TARAKI-CAR)Thelma PalaoagTechnology Transfer & Commercialization
WHWise: innovation thru Building and Leveraging Entrepreneurship Development, Networking and inclusive Community Engagement for WomEntrepreneurs (iBLEnDNICE 4WomEn)Jinky BornalesTechnology Transfer & Commercialization
Improvement and Digitalization of Agri-Ecommerce Farm To Table InfrastructureNeil Clyde KhoTechnology Transfer & Commercialization
Addressing the Needs, Gaps, and Challenges of PILMICO Foods Inc. through Science and Technology Research and Development: an ExperTISE Project of MSU-IITRodel GuerreroHuman Resource Development
HEIRIT ReSEED: Mindanao Startup Ecosystem Transformation Consortium (MindSET North Mindanao)Bronson MabulayTechnology Transfer & Commercialization
HEIRIT ReSEED: Unified Movement in Western Visayas to Accelerate Startup and SpinOff Development (UMWAD Western Visayas)Carmelo AmbutTechnology Transfer & Commercialization
Exporter Incubation and Predictive Intelligence for Exporters – Improving the Capabilities of eCExport, an AI-powered export incubation platform for Filipino MSMEsGhian Carlo MarucotTechnology Transfer & Commercialization
Prototype Improvement and Market Validation of AtoANI i-CROP Platform (A Databased Recommendation Platform for a Produce-to-Demand Agriculture Model)Maria Wilvenna AnoraTechnology Transfer & Commercialization
Philippine Mining at the National to Catchment Scale: from Legacy Impacts to Sustainable Futures (Project PAMANA)Decibel Faustino-eslavaMining and Minerals
Science for the People: Towards a Harmonized Science Communication FrameworkGarry Jay MontemayorInformation Dissemination and Promotion
Design Improvement and Sea Testing of a Remote-Controlled Weapons System (RCWS)Jonathan PuertoMetals and Engineering
Comparison of Different Enzyme Preparations for Production of Oligofructose and Inulin from Sugarcane Juice Dr. Hosea DL. MatelProcessThis study aims to utilize the enzymes both in native and immobilized form obtained from yacon for the production of oligofructose and inulins from table sugar and fructose. The synthesized oligofructose and inulins from table sugar will be chemically characterized and its sweetness determined relative to table sugar.
Upgrading of Production Through Acquisition of CNC Machine for Ertess Plastic Industries [Project Code: PRP#2386]Mr. Ernesto Alfonso MaglalangMetals and EngineeringThe project involves the upgrading of the production process through the acquisition of appropriate S&T intervention required equipment such as CNC Machine. This will allow them to eliminate outsourcing services in China and able to meet customers' demands on time. The company was a beneficiary in MPEX Consultancy Program and Energy Systems Optimization Consultancy Program in the year 2013. To complement the proposed technology interventions,, trainings on the use and maintenance of above mentioned equipment will be conducted,, as well as seminar/training on safety,, good housekeeping via 5S and plant maintenance program will also be conducted as part of the project.
Quality Assurance of Lambanog and Nipanog for Consumer Safety and Sustainable IndustryDr. Cynthia Grace C. GregorioProcessThis research will establish the profile of metal and alcohol content and volatile compounds in four traditional Philippine alcoholic beverages namely lambanog,, tuba,, tapuy and basi. This will be carried out by using instrumental methods of analysis such as atomic absorption spectrophotometry (AAS) and gas chromatography with headspace sampler to enable the simultaneous identification,, separation and quantification of major and minor organic compounds. The results of this study hope to provide a benchmark for the country's traditional alcoholic beverages.
Development of Biomass And Electric-Powered Tray Fish DryerEngr. Rolly D. DegalaInformation Dissemination and PromotionDrying is a dual process of heat and mass transfer of moisture from the interior of the product to the surrounding air. The basic essence of drying is to reduce the moisture content of the product to a level that prevents deterioration within a certain period of time normally regarded as the "safe period". Bulad or dried fish is a major product of the province of Capiz. From Roxas City middleman sell dried fish in Metro Manila vendors from Capiz or exporting these to other areas of the country as well as abroad. In Dumolog,, people use rows of "kapil" or wood plane where the fish are placed under the sun to be dried. It is already noted in the whole Capiz and even in Manila that Dumolog is producing the best dried fish especially "tabagak". Because of the quality,, tabagak is sent to Manila and even abroad. Due to increasing demand for fish because of its nutritional value,, practical ways of cheap,, sanitary and economical preservation are needed. The design and fabrication of a convective dryer which does not depend on weather will definitely take care of the problems associated with traditional drying methods.
Design and Development of a PLC-Based High Capacity Tissue Culture Growth Chamber Ruel M. Mojica,, Ph.D.ProcessCoffee and Makapuno (Cocos nucifera L.) are two of the most valuable crops in the Philippines. The prohibitive cost of planting materials is not affordable to ordinary farmers. There is a limited supply of seedlings to regions without access to tissue culture laboratories. Mass propagation of coffee and macapuno seedlings are now being done by many institutions. However,, their success is relatively low as compared to other countries. (e.g. Brazil,, Vietnam,, etc.). One major reason is the high contamination rate due to poorly controlled environmental factors notably airborne microbes and other elements,,
Dried Fish Standardization and Packaging - (WVCIERD) JOCELYN D. BANTIGUE,, Ph D.Information Dissemination and PromotionThe project will use herbasalts and develop a process which could be used in the production of quality dried fish.
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Image Mapping of Energy Conversion Efficiency and Other Parameters Across Solar Cell Active Areas using Photoexcitation and Photothermal EffectsRaymund Lee Antonio SarmientoPhotonics, NanotechnologyThe proposed characterization techniques to be developed will involve setting up of an optical beam which will be scanned over a material sample. The beam would induce a change of property in the sample which can be detected electrically as an induced voltage,, photocurrent,, resistance or capacitance change. Since the signals can be localized,, a map of the homogeneity of the property can be constructed. These property maps may be correlated to the design and fabrication of the material or device being tested. It is believed that this characterization can help the semiconductor and related industry in the improvement and optimization of device performance in the future. 
Extraction of Nickel from low Grade Laterite Ores by Roasting-Leaching Process using Ammonium Sulphate derived from Chicken ManureLeaniel SilvaHuman Resource DevelopmentThere are two primary processes in extracting nickel from laterite ores: through pyromelallurgical route and hydrometallurgical route. The pyrometallurgy mell10d utilizes a blast furnace smelting process andlor a rotary kiln furnace (Jie 1I. 1I, Duan. Guo. & Zhai. 2018). TNs process has variOus disadvantages of having a high capital cost. a pollulant Cothe environment and is used only for high-grade lateritic ores. Extraction of nickel via hydrometallurgical route uses Ngtrpressure acid leaching (HPAl) process which is the preferred route to extract nickel Irom lowllrade lateritic ores. The disadvantage of HPAL process is its seloctivity to nickel, high capital and operational cost and high acid consumption which requires lurther processes lor nelllralization. Atmospheric leaching (Al) at lower temperature and In open vessels avoids the need for expensive HPAl autoclaves and high-pressure requirements (McDonald & Whittington. 2008). Therefore. the combination 01 pyrometallurgical and hydrometallurgical rOllte in lI1e processing of nickel laterites could potentially be the way to process laterite with complexion of their own merits (Oxley & Barcza. 2013). In this study. roast.leach process will be implemented for the extraction of nickel from low grade laterite ores, The study of using ammonium sulphate in roasl-leach process for thil axtraction of nickel can be a significant step to an improved method in the e~tractive practices. This study will utilize chicken manure, an organic material wtlicl1 is commonly regarded as waste. Synthetic ammonium sulphate is made from mixing the ch'cken manure with concentrated sulphuric acid at 300 oC. Roasting temperature. roasting Ume. and add-manure dosage will be closely monitored during the process. Water leaching will be employed in this study for lhe extraction of nickel. Significant amount 01 niCkel was recovered lhrough water leaching at leaching temperature of SOOCand ieaching time 011 hour (Uu et al. 2012: U et al. 2017). The representative sample of the laterite ore will be sent. to undergo several analyses for characterization. The mineral constituents in the laterite ore will be compared before and aner the extraction. The parameters laken into consideration in roastleach process are thil acid-manure dosage. roasting temperature and tima. The effects of lhase parameters and relationships to the extraction of nictel will be identified. 
Effects of Copper Concentration to the Thermoelectric Properties of Chalcopyrite Mineral: A Material for Power Generation ApplicationsLeaniel SilvaHuman Resource DevelopmentThis project aims to bring out potential thermoelectric materials that are abundant, nontoxic and environment-friendly for waste heat recovery and power generation applications. In this study, the thermoelectric properties of a naturally occurring chalcopyrite mineral are to be investigated. The relationship of the copper concentration to the overall thermoelectric properties of the copper bearing material is determined.
Dual Drug Delivery of 5-FU and Curcumin in a Thermoresponsive Hydrogel-Nanoshere Composite for Colorectal Cancer TreatmentCamelle Kaye AlemanThe conventional approach in drug administration to treat colorectal cancer offers toxicity and side effects to the patient. The design on delivering the drug is important aspect to cover 10 eradicate the problem of introducing undesirable effects of the treatment. Innovations to enhance cytotoxicity by combination of drugs, improve rate of drug release through nanoparticle entrapment, and localization of drug administration are solutions to the premise of improved effectivity and lessening detrimental side effects.  An important aspect to arrive at the composite material is to optimize the process parameters for the synthesis of the 5-FUIcurcumin-loaded nanoparticle. Determining the ideal set of synthesis parameters is equivalent to obtaining the combination of settings which produce nanoparticles that maximize encapsulation efficiency, drug loading capacity, and zeta potential at the same time minimizing the particle size. The effect of the process parameters to these factors, including morphology and size distribution, are vital in the drug vehicle characteristics all directed towards the development of an enhanced drug delivery system.
CYANanobot: Miniaturized Boat-assisted Data Acquisition for Automated Cyanide Monitoring in Wastewater using Optical Nano-sensorAlexander DemetilloMaterial ScienceThis proposed project will develop an automated acquisition system for the monitoring of cyanide in the tailings pond. The automated system will utilize the newly-developed cyanide-specific paper-based sensor, one of the major outputs from the CHED DARE TO project of Caraga State University. The paper-based platform will be integrated into the system for the automation of cyanide monitoring using a remote-controlled miniaturized boat. The system will be used for a real-time cyanide detection system that will send signal in terms of cyanide concentration. The system will be designed with the following features: wastewater sample collection directly on-site, automated detection of CN- using the WFP-AuNPs sensor and subsequent collection and analysis of data, and data storage and transmission. It will be controlled remotely to traverse from one monitoring point just within the sampling site. This remote access capability saves operators time (no need for sample collection) and resources. Also, the sensor’s electronics will be housed in a water-proof casing in order to protect the assembly from external disturbances such as rain and winds. It is envisioned that the boat-assisted sensor will introduce a new means of flexible and easy quantification system based on console-operated software and computer vision algorithms to provide a qualitative, quantitative, and reproducible readout at a low cost.
SUGPo: Sustainable mine waste management Using modified hydrothermal carbon from prawn shells, and Geochemical modelling of Pathways of contaminants from mine tailingsMaria Cristina VegafriaMining and MineralsThe first component of the project (geochemical assessment and modelling) will be carried out through geochemical and mineralogical characterization of the oxidized and unoxidized portion of the tailings storage facility (TSF). Sequential extraction and column leaching will also be conducted in order to determine the mode of occurence and predict the potential mobility of elements. Mineral saturation modelling and principal component analysis will be performed as well. This will determine the important geochemical processes occuring in the TSF that control seepage water chemistry and predict the release mechanisms of potential contaminants from the tailings into the environment. The second component (product synthesis), which will be done concurrently with the first one, covers the synthesis of the modified HTC for the effective and efficient removal of contaminants from wastewater. A modified HTC which has a better adsorption capacity and characteristics than the conventional one will be produced in this project through process optimization. Finally, the third component (application) involves the assessment of the applicability of the modified HTC in the treatment of seepage water from a gold mine TSF through laboratory and on-site trials. The are of study will be Philsaga Mining Corporation in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur.
Development of Prediction and Warning System on Sub-Seasonal Scale of Extreme Events Associated with Monsoon in the Philippines (Monsoon@Ph)Nathaniel ServandoDisaster MitigationPrediction of rainfall due to monsoon, a weather phenomenon associated with seasonal reversing winds, is one of the crucial tasks in the forecasting operations. Locally known as “Habagat” during the southwest monsoon season  and “Amihan” during the  northeast monsoon season. Studies have shown, numerical  predictions of  monsoon rainfall  days in advance is not yet reliable, mainly because of the complexity of the precipitation formation and its inadequate simulation by dynamical models.      Monsoon  rains  are associated with the seasonal shift of major wind direction and  are occurring almost every year that seriously affect normal human activities. During the southwest monsoon season (June to September), episodic heavy rainfall occurs often when the southwest monsoon surges, a phenomenon associated with strong  southwesterly winds which are frequently induced by tropical cyclones located in the northern part of the country which  could last for a period of several days to a few weeks. The accumulated rainfall is found to concentrate along the western parts of the country, particularly in areas classified as Type I climate.      The northeast monsoon (Amihan), on the other hand, is less well-known and less powerful than the Habagat. Normally it affects the eastern section of the country  during the period from November to February where the relatively cooler and dryer air coming from the northeast prevails. It is associated with  lesser rainfall intensity and duration than the southwest monsoon.       The project will provide information on the processes, predictability, and the prospects for prediction (beyond two weeks in advance) of weather disturbances associated with the enhanced monsoon wind flow and the resulting intensified rainfall occurrences both for the southwest monsoon and the northeast monsoon. 
Development of high-resolution observation-based gridded sub-daily climate data for the Philippines (ClimGridPh)Marcelino VillafuerteDisaster MitigationClimGridPh is a three-year project that aims to develop the country's first-ever high-resolution observation-based gridded sub-daily climate surfaces, which will be made readily available in various format and online on the PAGASA's official website. This pioneering initiative was conceptualized given the multitude of useful applications the climate data have. Upon completion, ClimGridPh's would allow the generation of high-resolution risk maps (with climate information included), operational application of the derived products on investigating climate impacts on agriculture, energy, disease tracking, flood forecasting, and model verification, among others. These, in turn would lead to an enhanced resilience of the country to climate-related risks. 
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Development of a CNN and RNN topology for Impedance Spectroscopy AnalysisJohn Paolo RamosoArtificial Intelligence  To develop a learning algorithm from ANN, CNN, and RNN framework to interpret spectroscopic impedance measurements to help students and researchers do research faster and more precise.
RADAR and Disdrometer Data Application and High-Resolution QPF for Complex TerrainAlvin PuraDisaster MitigationWeather radar can provide the highest quality data and most useful weather information in terms of space and time. It can provide accurate measurement of heavy rain; a significant input in the provision of warning of flash floods, and monitoring of typhoons near and at landfall. The development of Weather Surveillance Radar in the United States since the 1990s, has paved the way for a  major advancement in the ability to provide quantitative precipitation estimates (QPE)  (Serafin and Wilson, 2000); Smith et. al. 1996). While this development has provided a major improvement in operational nowcasting and short-range forecasting, it is widely recognized that there is a substantial need to introduce improvements in the area  of retrieving precipitation estimates from radar (Williams et al, 2004). To improve the accuracy of radar rainfall estimates, this study will analyze the microphysical characteristics of precipitation systems. This microphysical process of various precipitation system can be examined through the use of the drop size distribution (DSD) of rain observed by a ground disdrometer. PAGASA in 2018 has acquired twenty-two PARSIVEL LAser-based optic disdrometers as part of its Modernization Program under RA 10692. Through this project the said instruments can be fully harnessed; likewise, contribute in optimizing the use of the existing PAGASA radar network. The final product will be a combination of DSD and radar data in precipitation monitoring and QPE. On the one hand,  for high resolution probabilistic QPF over complex terrain, the cloud-resolving storm simulator (CReSS) model will be used to perform hindcast experiments to investigate several selected landfalling typhoons and heavy rain over mountainous area. The experiments will be evaluated for its ability to provide quantitative forecasts in probabilistic form using the time-lagged ensemble technique.
PROTex (Protective, Re-engineered, Occupational Technical Textiles) Research and Development: Establishment of the PTRI Medical Textile Testing LaboratoryDonna UldoProcessThis project aims to support the national fight against COVID-19 by ensuring the safety of materials available and in use and thus, ensure the safety of medical front-liners.  It will expand the capability of the PTRI testing laboratory in the testing of medical textiles in order to provide fast, accurate, and relatively inexpensive and accessible testing service. It will address the users’ requirement for quality as well as the local manufacturer’s need for international recognition and certification through compliance with national and international standards. The establishment of the facility will also enable the development and validation of new test methods for adoption as Philippine National Standards. Moreover, the laboratory will provide the needed support to research and development initiatives on personal protective equipment or clothing.
Design, Development and Fabrication of the Different Parts and Assembly of e-TrikeArthur IbaÑezTransportation, Energy         Different possibilities for increasing energy efficiency of electric vehicles will be considered. Some options that should result to energy efficient electric tricycles would be reduction in overall weight by improving body shell design and redesigning a lightweight chassis; improving mechanical energy transmission systems, and reducing electrical losses in the system.This project would start to establish a local e-Trike manufacturing hub which will serve as one of the major short distance transport vehicles in the region.    
Establishment of a Solid Free Form Fabrication Research Laboratory (SoFFReL)Rex BasuelInfrastructure Development ProgramThe metal industry plays a very essential role in the development of a sustainable society. Strong and stable economic growth requires the support of robust metal production. This is so because the metal industry generates employment, substantial export earnings, tax revenues and innovations that directly impact the country’s GNP. In addition, the metal industry’s contribution to social development, the environmental benefits of metals and the various uses of metals in many forms in our daily lives speak of its great significance in the economic growth and prosperity of a country. To this effect, the 16th MIAP National Convention (2007) considered the Philippine metalworking industry as the backbone of the Philippine industry as it is the key to becoming an industrialized country.   In Pangasinan, metal craft industry is one of the booming industries that aim to contribute to the sustainable economic development of the province. According to Esperon (2017), one of the most profitable businesses in the province is metal working. There are already building establishments with related equipment offering metal fabrication services, however, more people are still demanding for better services to the public due to the lack of advanced technologies. Esperon described such technologies as “least available” among the metal working industries in Pangasinan.   With the needs and opportunities in Pangasinan in the areas of metals, its design and fabrication of metalcraft, the PSU is proposing the laboratory that will be of help through research and development activities, can potentially address the problems encountered by the industries such as high cost of production, low quality of products, and the long process of production, lack of technical assistance, and training, and unavailability of technology. The SoFFReL will also provide state of the art facility to professionals, stakeholders, faculty members, and students This laboratory will serve as a playground for student-researchers, faculty researchers, engineers, and industry partners to do collaborative researches share and create new ideas to generate new products, technology, and research projects in the field of additive manufacturing, metal fabrication, and process machine automation.   The SoFFReL will be the first laboratory in the province to employ 3D printing in metalcraft fabrication. This laboratory will be used for concept modeling, prototyping, rapid tooling, and digital manufacturing.  members, and students This laboratory will serve as a playground for student-researchers, faculty researchers, engineers, and industry partners to do collaborative researches share and create new ideas to generate new products, technology, and research projects in the field of additive manufacturing, metal fabrication, and process machine automation.   The SoFFReL will be the first laboratory in the province to employ 3D printing in metalcraft fabrication. This laboratory will be used for concept modeling, prototyping, rapid tooling, and digital manufacturing.
Center for Green Nanotechnology Innovations for Environmental Solutions (CGNIES)Chosel LawagonInfrastructure Development ProgramThe "Center for Green Nanotechnology Innovations for Environmental Solutions (CGNIES)" is a timely and necessary project to increase research outputs that are beneficial to the society and environmentally sustainable. A research center that will involve collaborations between industries, government and adacemia. This center differs from the existing R&D nanotechnology center in Central Luzon State University, primarily since this center will focus on research and development to produce safer nanomaterials from indigenous materials primarily wastes through clean technologies with minimal potential environmental and human health risks (green nanotechnology). This new nano-products will be incorporated in technological innovations that address environmental concerns in the region. Additionally, CGNIES vision is to develop sustainable, scalable, and economical routes to functional nanostructured materials. The centers research trajectory is to promote green innovations in Mindanao, a solution that cares for both the environment and humanity.
A novel technique for the recovery of valuable metals from AMD through bimetallic materials - resubmittedVannie Joy ResabalMining and MineralsBimetallic particles will be synthesized using scrap aluminum and iron based on a novel washing-reduction technique. Several parameters for the synthesis of the bimetallic particles will be tested. The performance of the prepared bimetallic particles will be evaluated using both synthetic and actual AMD samples. The recovery of valuable metals, such as Cu, Ni and Zn from AMD will be investigated. The potential of AMD as a source of ferrous ions will also be evaluated in this component. Preliminary experiments on the synthesis of bimetallic particles have already been done through undergrad research work and the results have shown promise based on the physical characteristics of the synthesized particles. The outputs of the project will be communicated not only to our partner mining company but also to other stakeholders like AMDgenerating mining companies, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the Local Government Unit (LGU), and the local and international members of the academe.
A two-step neutralization ferrite process as active remediation technique for environmental treatment of AMD - resubmittedAileen OrbecidoMining and MineralsAMD, characterized by low pH and high concentrations of hazardous elements, is considered as the most widespread, serious and costly environmental problem associated with mining and mineral processing operations. Treatment of AMD can be classified into active and passive treatment systems. The most common active treatment system used nowadays is known as chemical precipitation. The research project entitled “A novel two-step neutralization ferrite process as active remediation technique for environmental treatment of AMD” aims to address the shortcomings of this conventional method which include low sludge generation and low associated overall cost. The proposed process will be able to recover valuable resources such as iron (Fe) and manganese (Mn) in the sludge. Moreover, the effluent or treated AMD can be safely discharged to the environment with hazardous contaminants levels below the standard. A bench-scale set-up for the two-step neutralization ferrite-formation process will be designed and tested for its performance as applied to both the synthetic and actual AMD discharges. The actual AMD will be obtained from our partner mining company. The parameters to be monitored include pH and concentrations of hazardous elements such as Cu, Ni, Zn, Fe, Mn and Al. The outputs of the project will be communicated not only to our partner mining company but also to other stakeholders like AMD-generating mining companies, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the Local Government Unit (LGU), and the local and international members of the academe.
CRADLE 2020: Community-level Functionalization of Handwoven Cordillera and Mindoro Textiles for Creative Protective ClothingZailla PayagProcessThis project seeks to develop safe, breathable and affordable non-medical face masks using local hand-weaving communities’ distinctive patterns of indigenous fabrics. Research interventions on fabric construction and smart finishing water-repellent finishing technology for community-based set-up will be established. The project starts immediately with the weaving of various indigenous designs from the communities in Cordillera and Mindoro in coordination with NTFP-EP. Fabric patterns and construction will be correlated with the filter efficiency of the developed fabric. This project also pilots and validates SmarTex solutions to render locally made handwoven woven textile materials functional while ensuring reusability. Commercially available yarns with cotton content of more than 50% will be used in this project. The CMCC will engage in communities in Cordillera and Mindoro to produce the indigenous textile weaves. PTRI will provide enabling technologies specifically the water-repellent finishing technology that will consider the community-based weaving community capability. The project’s scale also validates local community capacity, textile constructions, and specifications towards the desired barrier and durability performance.
Deployment of Energy Monitoring Application and Network at DOST (DEMAND) as Demonstration SitesApollo Victor BawaganEnergyUnder DOST, an Inter-agency Energy Efficiency and Conservation Committee (IAEECC) will be created to evaluate and approve energy efficiency projects for the Government Energy Management Program (GEMP), a program to reduce its monthly consumption of electricity (in kWh) and petroleum products (in litres) by at least 10%.   Many issues arise from this drastic high demand for energy: green gas emissions, climate change, dependency on depleting supply of natural gases, episodes of power outages, and higher electricity rates for consumers. The Philippines is not exempted to this as it is reported that the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emission from energy sector contributed about 41.8% and is growing annually by 3.7%. 4 Also, persistent episodes of power outages in Metro Manila and parts of Luzon provinces experienced it due to insufficient operating reserves from power plants. For this reason, there will be potential conflicts in energy security, sustainability and affordability.   The project “Deployment of Energy Monitoring Application and Network at DOST (DEMAND) as Demonstration Sites” is designed to make awareness about the electricity consumption of the department and introduce an innovative and affordable plan in conserving and saving energy.   In this project, Cloud-based Energy Monitors and eSensor devices will be used to provide smart, comprehensive and easy-to-use energy monitoring and management solutions with Power Quality Data delivered real-time to Smart Phones or Computers. The energy data, i.e. voltage, current, power, power factor, frequency and harmonics, transmitted are collected to a cloud database which is needed to track energy usage patterns and performance. Moreover, it is a smart device which can provide personalized energy insights via simple notifications using a mobile device to help end-users be aware and change their energy usage pattern and how can they save or reduce their energy consumption.
Design of a Modular Stator, Segmented Rotor Switched Reluctance MotorLew Andrew TriaEnergyThe project aims to design and fabricate a novel design for a switched reluctance motor. Various designs for a segmented stator and rotor machine will be explored through simulations. Properties and behavior of these designs will be evaluated and applied to implement a highly modular switched reluctance motor appropriate for fault tolerance, and lower mass production cost and easire maintenance. A 1kW prototype will be developed with integrated motor drive.  
Pilot Study for Integrating Microgrid and Distributed Renewable Energy Sources for an Electric CooperativeCarl Michael OdulioEnergyThe proposed project shall cover an in-depth assessment and analysis of local distribution utility (DU) including: DU network models and issues; DU resilience statistics, goals and risk triplets; critical load identification; renewable energy resource assessment; distributed energy resource planning; and distribution microgrid operation modeling and planning.
Integrated Flywheel Energy Storage Management SystemRoy Francis NaveaEnergyAmber Kinetics Philippines is an energy storage company that capitalizes on advanced flywheel technology providing competitively priced, safe and environmentally responsible multi-hour kinetic energy storage systems. The company envision to accelerate the global adaptation of energy storage systems by commercializing advanced and cost-disruptive flywheel technology to provide a lower cost and higher performing alternative to fossil fuel generation. Flywheel systems convert and store electrical energy in a rotating mass taking the advantage of unlimited daily cycling capability, high round-trip efficiency, zero capacity degradation and chemical reaction as compared to storage batteries. Amber’s core technology breakthrough is a low-cost, highly scalable rotor of functionally optimized material and construction. This construction allows for multi-cycling capability and ability to provide full power over the full stage of charge (SoC) range. De La Salle University, with the Science and Technology Complex in its Laguna Campus, made an industry-academe collaboration with Amber Kinetics in 2019. Part of this collaboration is the commissioning of 1MW / 4MWh designed for 125 M32 flywheel energy storage systems installed within the vicinity of the campus. This project aims to help the university decrease its electricity cost through reduced peak demand charges. In addition, this partnership will also establish a research and development center that will further enhance flywheel technologies in the Philippines. Initially, Amber Kinetics provided four (4) proprietary flywheel energy storage units to kickstart adapting the company’s technology for a more efficient and economical utilization of electricity within the campus.
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Natural Textiles as Innovative Formwork and Reinforcement for Freeform Concrete StructuresEphraim De GraciaConstructionThis project aims to fabricate free-form concrete architectural envelopes for facade panels and shell structure applications using naturally sourced textiles as reinforcement and formwork. It is motivated by increasing demand for green materials and energy-efficient systems in construction to appease the growing global awareness towards energy consumption and carbon footprint in production and operations. The reinforcement materials will be sourced from local farming communities. To ensure consistent and higher quality fibers, the project team will engage farming communities to disseminate best practices based on the knowledge-base of the PTRI. Plant parts are harvested, extracted, and transported to the PTRI where they will be processed using in-house fiber processing and textile production facilities. Raw materials will be transformed into textile products applicable as reinforcement forms like yarn mesh grids and nonwovens. The matrix, cementitious material, and additives will be optimized to promote fiber-cement adhesion and concrete stability. The workability of this mixture with loose fibers will be investigated for shotcrete applications. Innovative manufacturing technologies will be adopted to produce composites with natural fiber-based textile materials as reinforcements. The tensile, flexural, and flammability performance of these samples will be evaluated after sufficient curing and after accelerated aging. Finally, an array of prototype products ranging from small panels to large-scale structures will be developed. For product design and path to market, the project plans to collaborate with architectural firms having strong green initiatives like Liza Crespo Ecotecture. Public parks development and/or government housing projects will be looked into as potential pilot-scale demonstrations. Due to their inherent renewability and significantly less environmental impact of production, natural fibers are a sustainable replacement for traditional materials. The project also brings commercial benefits by offering project cost savings from cheaper materials, shorter construction periods, less material usage, and fuel savings in transport.
Colorimetric and Performance Standardization of NatDyes Produced in Various NatDyes Hubs in the PhilippinesJulius LleanoInformation and Communications Technology, ProcessThe project aims to support the natural dye plant farmers and the communities extracting and converting this plant into natural powders (indigo) specifically in areas of Occidental Mindoro, Aklan, Negros, Abra, Aurora at Quezon province. The project will create grading and evaluation/certification protocols that would regulate natural dye products (powder and natural dyed textile materials). It will involve the systematic assessment of the potential and performance of these dyes and its conformity to a given set of standards for said applications. This specific project includes the sampling, extraction, and purification of extract for textile applications, alternative methodologies on dyeing application, and analyses will also be explored. Machine development will also be conducted to increase natural dyeing productivity and product consistency. The digitalization of the evaluation will also aid in establishing the colorimetric range per location that will aid in the grading and product declaration.   The natural indigo plant will be the baseline colorant for the development of testing and evaluation protocol. Followed by the other natural colorants that will take off and build upon the physico-chemical, toxicity and colorimetric data of the Commercial Scale Verification of Natural Dyes for Textile project under the Natural Dyes and Colorants R&D program Phase I. Priority Philippine natural dye sources spectral fingerprinting will be established which will be used as library in screening/regulating natural dyes sources produced in the country.   This project envisions to put "value" into the natural dye supply chain, necessitating the increased cultivation of these dye plants thereby offering premium products that would give opportunities not just in gathering or planting natural yielding materials but also in converting it into products, spurring economic activities in the countryside while ensuring that safer color sources are used in these industries.
Technical Lignocellulosic Nonwoven Textiles for the Automotive and Air Filtration ApplicationJulius LleanoProcessa  
Development of Nonwoven Finishing Technologies toward Alternative LeatherZailla PayagProcessa
Scale-up Production, Stability and Other Applications of Natural Colorants for CosmeticsMa Rachel ParconProcessInterest in the use of natural colorants has been growing rapidly due to the result of stringent environmental standards imposed by many countries in response to toxic and allergic reactions associated with synthetic dyes. Alongside the increasing awareness on natural colorants is the tremendous growth of global demand for organic personal care products. Products with natural colorants, which are obtained from plants, animals, microbial organisms and minerals, are deemed by consumers to be healthier, safer, and environmental-friendly. However, production and application of natural pigments encounter several problems, such as the use of large amounts of raw materials, higher concentration to produce desired color, and lower stability. Several factors greatly affect the stability of the pigments, subsequently leading to a loss in color and functional properties. In this project, microencapsulation though spray drying will be done to protect sensitive constituents such as natural pigments from the external environment. This technology is a low-cost, scaleable and consistent technique, with significant time/cost savings. Scaling-up of the production will be also be performed to increase product yield while also maintaining or improving the desired product attributes across scales. The resulting colorants from beet root, blue pea, and dragon fruit will then be applied in the cosmetic formulation, such as hair dye, shampoo, and handwash.
“Waste to Wealth”: Value-Adding Approaches to Transform Cacao (Theobroma cacao L.) Pod Husk Towards Economic DevelopmentPerlita RaymundoProcessThis study willl be conducted to produce CPH flour and the latter will be used in the development of several bakery food products, feed supplement fpr chicken broiler, compost organic fertilizer and bio-pesticide.  Recognizing the bioactive compounds content of the CPH may lead to development of a profitable commodity and subsequently this could improved the livelihood of farmers resulting to increase income, thus promoting economic development. Conversion of CPH to high-value-added products such as ingredients for food, feed organic fertilizer and biopesticides uses is a potential approach to maintain the sustainability of cacao production enabling to mitigate climate change and poverty alleviation. The resources is getting scarce, it is imperative to develop/improve clean sustainable technologies that are easy to process, cost-effective and environmentally friendly, to convert CPH into value-added products. This project aimes to evaluate the value-added potential of cacao pod husk as food, feed, organic compost fertilizer.    
DEVELOPING THE CAPABILITY OF MICRO- AND SMALL-SCALE PROCESSORS IN THE MANUFACTURE OF QUALITY FOOD PRODUCTS FROM PHILIPPINE COCOA BEANSMa. Dolor VillasenorProcessProject is in support of the request of cacao processors as a result of  the focus group discussion initiated by DOST thru PCIEERD. Of the several R&D initiatives identified, four of these are the focus of the proposed project. Study 1 will develop the protocol for evaluating the sensory properties of cocoa beans, tablea and cocoa powder, and eventually define the flavor character of local bean varieties. As an example, the Ecuador National/Arriba bean variety is described as aromatic, floral, spicy and green while the Ghana beans, strong basic cocoa with fruity notes. Each bean variety has a unique potential flavor character but the growing conditions contributes to variations in the formation of the final flavor. Tablea, with its rich chocolate flavor, will be utilized as raw material for chocolate beverage and fine chocolate in Study 2. In beverage, it is envisioned as possible replacement to cocoa powder, commonly used by commissaries of well-known fast food chains in their hot chocolate normally served together with their breakfast meals. In addition, the basic formulations and processes for fine chocolate that complies with industry standard, in terms of particle size, will also be developed using equipment that fits current production capacity of local producers. Determining  the changes in the properties of dried cocoa beans during storage and its effect on the quality and sensory properties of resulting roasted cocoa nibs and tablea is the coverage of Study 3. Study 4 is an exploratory research to utilize separated cocoa shells as source of natural colorants for food and nonfood applications, and the off-size cocoa beans  as source of absolute cocoa oil for aromatheraphy. The technologies, if feasible, would be an additional revenue for smallholders, particularly, the women in the group.
Influence of surface and subsurface processes in karst degradation and its impacts on sustainable tourismLiza Socorro ManzanoDisaster MitigationThe Mines and Geosciences Bureau, under the National Geohazard Mapping and Assessment Program, has started the Karst Subsidence Hazard Assessment in areas damaged by the M7.2 Bohol Earthquake in 2013. Since then, MGB has been conducting karst subsidence susceptibility  assessment in selected cities/municipalities using geomorphological and geophysical techniques. This activity is focused on the karst-related hazards and identification of vulnerable communities. However, hazard is just one of several factors to be considered in karst management. This project aims to employ holistic approach of geomorphology, hydrogeology and limestone characterization in quantifying the influence of surface and subsurface processes in karst degradation. This will focus on karstic tourist destinations of Boracay Island (Aklan), El Nido (Palawan) and Siargao Island (Surigao del Norte). Recently, these areas are hot topic of controversy because of environmental degradation caused by mismanagement. This could be partly attributed to the lack of knowledge on karst terrain and how our activities affect the natural ecosystems in the area. Field mapping survey, which includes on-site assessment, geophysical survey and geomorphological inventories, will be carried out. Necessary laboratory analyses will further deepen our knowledge in the microscopic structures, the absolute depositional ages of limestone units and hydrochemical tracers in surface and subsurface waters. These information are vital to evaluate the surface-subsurface connectivity of different karst processes. Synthesis of data will allow us to delineate critical areas for tourism developement. A series of IEC activities with LGUs and local communities will be conducted to establish a partnership and to come up with a sustainable tourism management plan for karst terrain. 
Integrated Characterization, Quantitative Assessment, and Statistical Modelling for geologic hazards in Karst landscapes in the Philippines: Input to Management Plans for sustainable tourismMarcius Elaeo IsipDisaster MitigationThis project highlights the need to develop robust methodologies that tackle geological hazard assessments and the importance of establishing magnitude-frequency relationships between hazard occurrence and their respective triggering mechanisms such as earthquakes and rainfall. In order to achieve it's objectives, the project prioritizes three areas that are of considerable touristic importance. With the emergence of high tourism activities in these areas, multidisciplinary studies on such sites are essential in order to have an in-depth understanding on the different processes that affect these landscapes and, consequently, appropriately manage further karst environment degradation. These sites namely, Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan, El Nido in Palawan, and the Municipalities of General Luna, Del Carmen, and Pilar in Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte were pre-identified based on the extensive limestone occurrence in these areas, the available data from previous MGB surveys, and the differences in their geologic ages and tectonic characters. Streamlining and updating of mass movement hazard inventories, structural and geomorphological mapping, statistical analysis, flood and landslide model calibration, process and field validation will be conducted to ensure utmost scientific reliability during implementation. Results of the project will contribute to an in-depth and objective understanding of hazard occurrences within karst environments in the country. Lastly, information education campaigns will be done in order to promote awareness on this type of landscape and the impacts of karst hazards.
Developing a Prototype Ballast Water Management System (BWMS)Benjamin valejoEnvironmentCompliance to the BWMC requires all ships by 2028 to have ballast water treatment systems compliant to the IMO D1 and D2 standard. The research problem is to build a prototype Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) compliant to the IMO D2 standards. The initial design will employ a filtration process and heating of ballast water using pasteurization methods by diesel burner to kill all the unwanted organisms before de-ballasting. A cooling system using a heat exchanger will also be used to minimize thermal pollution in the ocean. The technology will also include supplemental UV treatment.
Speciation and Isotopic Characterization of Mercury in Sediments in Honda Bay and Puerto Princesa Bay, PalawanJessie SamaniegoMining and MineralsHonda Bay is a fishing and tourism area in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. The Honda Bay coast is 3 km east of the abandoned mercury mine that was ceased operation in 1976. Soil and sediment in the mine vicinity, mostly unvegetated, still have high concentration of Hg and continuously undergo volatilization of Hg to the atmosphere. Soil erosion in the area are in continuous occurrence because of its bare and unvegetated stockpile of mine waste calcines. Transport of suspended soil particles from mine area is conveyed Tagburos River which drain and deposited to Honda Bay. The proposed project will characterize the mercury species and mercury stable isotope signatures of the sediment in Honda Bay to determine its toxicity, bioavailability, and mobility in the local environment. Sediment core samples will be collected to analyze the vertical and horizontal profiles of Hg concentration and ultimately estimating the approximate total Hg in the Honda Bay sediment. Results of Hg stable isotopes will be used to prove that Hg pollution from a historic source is responsible for current day Hg in sediments, and that Hg from the contaminated sediments are entering the food chain. The project will develop a simple and cost-effective process of analyzing total mercury and mercury species from different environmental samples. The output of the process developed can be readily used by MGB and other agencies that are doing mine rehabilitation in PQMI area. The process will expedite the need of MGB to determine the mercury species present in PQMI area and in the marine sediments of Honda Bay. 
Biomass-Derived Nanomaterials as Novel Electrocatalyst Components for Direct Ethanol Fuel CellsBernard John TongolNanotechnologyDirect ethanol fuel cell (DEFC) is widely recognized as one of the promising clean electrochemical energy devices. Ethanol as a fuel is greatly preferred due to its advantages such as high availability, low cost, low toxicity, and high energy density. A limiting factor in the progress of DEFC development is the use of Pt as both the anode and the cathode electrocatalysts material. Although Pt remains as the benchmark electrocatalyst for both ethanol electro-oxidation (EOR) and oxygen reduction reactions (ORR), its high cost limits the commercial viability of DEFC devices. Biomass from agricultural waste (e.g. husks, fruit peels) are now seen as a low-cost and sustainable precursor for the preparation of carbon-based nanomaterials that could be used as electrocatalysts / electrocatalysts component for DEFCs. Pyrolysis of biomass materials yields novel morphologies that contains a variety of porous structures and heteroatom-containing active sites suitable for application as DEFC electrocatalysts / electrocatalysts component. The development of DEFCs based on waste biomass-derived electrocatalysts / electrocatalysts component could lead to the economical production and commercialization of DEFCs, with a possible accompanying benefit of providing workers in the agricultural sector additional income from the waste biomass that they are generating. In this project, a DEFC-powered emergency LED flashlight with cellphone charging ports and textile-based supercapacitors will be developed based on biomass-derived electrocatalysts / electrocatalysts support. Pd/Ni nanoparticles supported on biochar derived from rice straws will be used as EOR electrocatalyst, while pyrolyzed waste watermelon peels will be utilized as the ORR electrocatalysts. This is the first ever attempt to develop a DEFC system completely based on biomass-derived components. This kind of technology promotes the upconversion of waste biomass, serving as low-cost electrocatalysts / electrocatalyst component precursors.
Gold Mine Tailings Utilization for Waste Reduction and Socioeconomic BenefitsMark Anthony LavapiezMining and MineralsMine Tailings Utilization for Socioeconomic and Environmental Sustainability is a project aimed at developing alternative solution to the waste of gold processing plant which is the mill tailings. This tailings are currently stored in Tailings Storage Facilities (TSF) in the plant and usually left unutilized. The amount of tailings generated is substantially large as it is estimated that around 1000kg of wastes are generated for every 10g of gold. Maintenance of TSF usually raises concerns since it can fail and there have been many cases in the past wherein the failure of TSF resulted to pollution of nearby ecosystem and even fatalities to communities.  In this study, a comprehensive characterization of the mill tailings will be conducted in order to provide the industry partner with appropriate or suitable method of remidiation to decrease the harm caused by the tailings. Physical and chemical characteristic of the tailings will also be conducted to identify possible technologies and develop separation processes that would convert the valuable materials in the waste to usable products. Production of bricks, pots, garden statue, and other products are also to be made using the solid component of the tailings. Lastly, a feasibility study to evaluate the system wide contribution of the proposed technologies adopting Circular Economy and Industrial Symbiosis is to be conducted. 
SMART TURF Proj 1: Drainage Crawler/Probe Development for Drainage Inspection (DraCrawla) ProjectRachel ChongDisaster MitigationDrainage Crawler/Probe Development for Drainage Inspection (DraCrawla) is a technology development initiative to create a multi-sensor input probe for drainage inspection. The project aims to develop a remote-controlled and unmanned drain crawler that can travel into hard to reach segments of drainage networks to improve efforts to check the health of the drainage system in terms of current condition, obstructions, possible leaks and cracks etc. 
SMART TURF Proj 2: City-Wide Urban (CURB) Flood Modeling ProjectJonnifer SinogayaDisaster MitigationCity-Wide Urban (CURB) Flood Modeling Project aims to help the principal urban centers, i.e. Cebu City, Mandaue City, and Talisay City, of the Central Cebu River Basin and Lapu-Lapu City, an island urban center, mitigate flooding through the development of urban flood hazard maps. It also aims to develop flood forecast models which can be used for warning and preparations in flood-prone areas.
SMART TurF Proj 3: POSTE (Interconnected Poste Kits for Environmental Sensing) ProjectRoland Emerito OtadoyDisaster MitigationProject POSTE aims to improve collection and spatial representation of rainfall and flooding data to inform disaster mitigation and management. The project aims to leverage the existing city assets such as lamp posts and electric poles to conduct data collection for flood mitigation efforts. The project shall develop a modular kit that is attachable to lamp posts/electric poles for the purpose of environmental sensing and risk warning. Through its Flood.io component, the project shall provide the interface between the proposed sensors and other future data inputs; cloud storage and server; and the applications which handle the data analytics, web/mobile apps (reporting, warning, city information), flood risk decision support system, and other future applications. The development of an Internet of Things (IoT) framework shall create a system which will enable the seamless integration of data inputs, analytic tools, and data users (decision-makers, researchers, and the public).
ENVITECS: Synergistic Air and Water Quality Sensing System with Purification Devices Using Local Materials for Micro Small Medium Scale Industries (MSMEs)Abigail AndresEnvironmentThe project will install tandem air and water quality sensors to production plants. The sensors will be the signal when air or water purification is needed.  The air and water filters will be designed with local materials.  The project aims to enhanced the monitoring of air and water quality in the community surrounding the manufacturing industries through wireless technology as means of data transmission. Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) is a colorless gas with a pungent odor which is a result of burning coal or crude oil in factories and too much exposure can cause adverse respiratory and heart diseases. Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) are produced as result of reaction of nitrogen and oxygen gases in air during combustion and it can cause breathing problems, headaches, eye irritation and chronically reduced lung function. Thus, we envision a wireless sensor network to automatically transmit, process, analyze, and visualize data, merging these new technologies can also offer great advantages to improve air quality. The project utilizes low-cost sensors namely Sharp’s GP2Y1010AU0F Optical Dust Sensor (for PM2.5 & PM10), MQ7 (for Carbon Monoxide) and SGP30 Metal-Oxide (MOX) Gas Sensor (for Total Volatile Organic Compounds & Carbon Dioxide). It has been known that water coming from washings of plastic waste have approximately ten polymer types, Ca, Al, Na, Zn, and Fe and halogens like Cl and F up to 3000 ppm (Roosen et al, 2020). This level is not safe for the environment, animals and human being. Disposal of this waste water should not be allowed without proper treatment. The alarm sensor system allows economical application of the technology. This means that if the sensor does not detect harmful chemicals, it will not turn on and purify.
ENVITECS: Air SAVER: Air Purification using Sustainable Aluminosilicates for Valenzuela Environmental RemediationRamuel John TamargoEnvironmentThe project shall utilize naturally occurring aluminosilicate minerals in the Philippines through facile modification processes to mitigate the health-related risks of plastic recycling in Valenzuela. Air pollution due to VOC-rich effluent gas has been a longstanding problem for residents living near factories and manufacturing plants as they are exposed to higher health risk. Thus, we envision a novel pollution mitigation system “Air SAVER” that features the ability to filter a wide range VOCs and other harmful gases produced by plastic manufacturing plants in Valenzuela. This locally sourced air filters with more effective air purification while being accessible at a lower cost than traditional air filters. The fabricated air purifier with low-cost replaceable filters intended for at least a month of use with regeneration using solar irradiation.
ENVITECS: NanoSiliCage (NSC): Nanocaged silicate composite for treatment of wastewater from Valenzuela City plastic industriesMarienette VegaEnvironmentThe proposed project is our team’s response to the findings of the scoping project that was conducted on Valenzuela industries.  As reported by the scoping team, Valenzuela plastic industries dump highly polluted and toxic wastewater into the creeks of the city without any treatment.  These creeks feed into the nearby adjacent rivers and contribute to the pollution of both air and water. There is currently a great demand to treat the pollution produced by these local industries in Valenzuela City. We are developing a product in the form of nanocage silicate adsorbents called NanoSiliCage or NSC.  NSCs are synthesized from locally sourced materials to form spherical granule adsorbents. These adsorbent granules can eliminate odor, capturing heavy metals, food residues, ammonia, chlorine compounds and organic nutrients. The main advantage of NSCs over existing adsorbent-type water treatment system is its reusability. They can easily be recovered due to its shape and size, regenerated and reused. NSCs also have additional properties that may be exploited for water cleaning application. Surface treatments can be made to maximize its adsorption efficiency towards a wide range of contaminants.  It can serve as a filter media in a compact sewage treatment system. The use of NSCs for wastewater treatments is a cost-effective solution for the severe pollution in Valenzuela City.  With the help from the NICER program, we can assess the composition of the liquid waste and perform rigorous testing to optimize NSCs for wastewater treatments. Moreover, it will enable us to produce commercial grade adsorbents at large scales.  Overall, NSCs can complement the capabilities of existing water treatment technologies in the Philippines.
Building Bonds between Academe and Industry: Formulation of Vitrified Bonding Materials for Locally Manufactured Aluminum Oxide and Silicon Carbide Grinding WheelsJose Mario DiazMaterial ScienceThe project was conceptualized out of the need of GICA Grinding Wheel Corporation, the only Filipino company engaged in the manufacture of grinding wheels, to reduce its reliance on foreign suppliers for its supply chain base. This need has been highlighted by the pandemic-related to restrictions imposed on and by the counties where GICA sources its raw materials. Without a stable and reliable supply of key raw materials such as the bond material, GICA will be unable to manufacture and supply grinding wheels to the key industries as prioritized by the government. GICA will partner with ADMU to embark on a one-year project that will explore possible local alternatives to the vitreous bond material used for grinding wheel manufacture. After completion, GICA will not only be ensured of a stable supply of its bond material, but additional opportunities will also open for the potential local suppliers of the clay raw ingredients. On the other end, the key industries will also be ensured of a stable supply of quality grinding wheels needed in their operations.
SMART INK: Development of a 3D Printing Nano-Structured Carrageenan HydrogelRommel BacabacNanotechnologyIn this project, we will develop SMART INK, a biocompatible hydrogel for 3D printing artificial tissues, specifically, bone-like scaffold constructs using carrageenan mixtures (with cells), as additive for enhanced mechanical stability during the printing process.
IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF PHIVOLCS AND PAGASA PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS IMPLEMENTED FROM 2010-2020Rico AncogDisaster MitigationGenerally, the study aims to determine the impacts brought about by the projects and programs of PHIVOLCS and PAGASA from 2010-2020. Specifically, the project will (1) describe the process and dynamics involved in the conceptualization, formulation, evaluation, and implementation of each of the PHIVOLCS and PAGASA project's retrospective process documentation. This will be done through a thorough review of the projects implemented in the said duration; and key informant interviews and focus group discussions with the agencies’ focal personnel and projects’ target beneficiaries. The study will also (2) validate the theory of change and analyze the impact pathways by mapping the context, identifying impact scope, and tracing inputs to program impacts. An Integrated Approach Framework will be used wherein the Input-Process-Output-Outcome-Impact of the projects will be identified and analyzed. (3) An assessment of the actual socio-economic outcome and impacts of the projects will be conducted in which four key areas will be assessed: stakeholders, researchers, and their institutions, science and the body of knowledge, and policies. The project will also (4) estimate the economic returns from investments where Cost-Benefit Analysis will be employed. Each of the benefit and cost items attributable to the PHIVOLCS and PAGASA projects will be identified and valued in monetary terms. Lastly, the study will (5) identify the best practices and lessons learned related to program effectiveness and sustainability through the Most Significant Change (MSC) approach - a qualitative analysis involving the collection of “stories” and the identification of which are deemed most significant.
Performance Evaluation of Natural Textile Fibers (NTFs) and Technology Transfer of RYPIC Facility in Miagao, IloiloCelia ElumbaProcess.
Establishment of Mindanao Natural (MinNa) Language Processing (LProc) Research and Development LaboratoryKristine Mae AdlaonInfrastructure Development ProgramThe Philippines has 186 established languages, of these, 184 are living and 2 are extinct. The country being an archipelago is divided into three major islands, namely; Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Majority of the households in Mindanao use Cebuano/Binisaya (56.19%) as their language at home followed by Hiligaynon/Ilonggo (7.87%), Maguindanaon (4.7%), and Tausug (4.13%) [1]. Cebuano, Hiligaynon, and Tausug are considered as major languages in the country. Other languages/dialects spoken in Mindanao that is still considered living are Chavacano, Binukid, Blaan, Kalagan, Mandaya, Manobo, T'boli, Maranaon, Mansaka, Mapun, Surigaonon, Subanon, Tagakaulo, Yakan, and Teduray. Mr. Peñaranda, Minister of the Permanent Mission of the Philippines, said that they currently have a multi-year project that is centered on the production of ethnographies of indigenous peoples of the Philippines. Ethnography is the study and systematic recording of human cultures. Through their project, indigenous peoples will be empowered to create their ethnographies, and utilize the same in the formulation of their own plans for the preservation and development of their culture, heritage, and indigenous language [2]. Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino (KWF) on the other hand said that some indigenous peoples (IPs) are increasingly speaking Tagalog and other major Philippine languages instead of their own languages to avoid experiencing discrimination. Languages become extinct particularly if seldom or no longer spoken. They added that the country will permanently lose part of its heritage if such languages become extinct or dead [3]. Preservation and protection of languages is very important especially that of indigenous languages [4,5]. It is the hope and goal of MinNa LProc R&D Lab to help this country through the collection, digitalization, storage, and dissemination of language resources, development and creation of task-oriented models, tools, and applications relating to or involving Mindanaon languages.
Enhancement of BizKit (The First Local Centralized Business Suite) to better facilitate cross-functional and holistic business operations in the new normalJin Beryle Dela CruzTechnology Transfer & CommercializationThe project aims to bring about the ff deliverables and value proposition: Our enhancement of accounting module helps finance teams who want to simplify accomplishing BIR related requirements by automatically generating them (especially forms and reports) through their ERP system. This also helps auditors who want to ensure processes and transactions are BIR compliant by having the system accredited to BIR. Our enhancement of HRIS module helps human resource teams who want to streamline all HR related work into a single system of tracking by completing possible scenarios for attendance tracking, payroll computations (including but not limited to Payroll Day Divisors and Performance-based Payroll), and adding features that can cater to managing full employee lifecycle requirements (recruitment integrations, asset tagging, resignation, among others. Our system integration will bring the first local centralized business suite which helps employees/teams who want to improve their business process operation efficiency by having 1 system of reference for all resource data and transactional data for one line of sight across the company and for eliminating duplicate data entries.   Our data warehouse for reporting and analytics helps management and team members who want to share information internally in real time and with quality by having a single data source for faster report generation and for ensuring no data mismatches.
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CRADLE: Smart Parcel LockerJennalyn MindoroInformation and Communications TechnologyTo validate the current situation of logistics process in the country, the team made an initial discussion to Lazada Philippines together with the industry collaborator regarding the challenges and plans in the last-mile delivery. Currently, this giant e-commerce is focusing to enhance its strategy in terms of online to offline expansion plan, where buyer buys online and collect items offline. With this, the use of a collection points is the key initiatives on the last-mile delivery problems. Implementing this technology can help the logistics provider incur the different challenges and problems in the last-mile delivery. The willingness to adopt of the use of parcel locker system of an e-commerce such as Lazada Philippines to provide solution based on the identified problem will leverage the Philippine logistics economy. Implementing this solution is an essential component of the logistics operations involved in getting internet purchases into the hands of consumers and offers best solutions to keep the delivery cost down as parcels are directly delivered to the parcel locker address. The availability of this technology will contribute to Philippine logistics sector to increase trade performance and economic development by lowering transaction costs and creating more customer value, thus providing firms with opportunities to increase their earnings and enhance their competitiveness.  
IP Management Program for Academic Institutions Commercializing Technologies (IMPACT): Catalyzing Thomasian IP Generation and Utilization.Michael Jorge PeraltaTechnology Transfer & CommercializationThe UST-ITSO aims to apply to the DOST-PCIEERD's IMPACT Program Grant to jumpstart the IP commercialization and utilization of University-generated technologies. Even though it has already filed some IPs, it still has a lot of room for improvement in its operations.  The project aims to advance IP licensing, commercialization, and utilization through the institutionalization of mechanisms and capacity building activities.  The institutional mechanisms shall include the revision of the IP Policy, the augmentation of the Technology Transfer Policy, and the refinement of the ITSO Manual of Operations. The project will progress at improving IP awareness to its stakeholders through various capacity building activities, webinars and virtual workshops.  Identified faculty members will serve as the project coordinator and staff, who will eventually be part of the ITSO team, will be trained to do market and industry analysis. An IP campaign will be launched which will include lab visits and dialogues with researchers to encourage disclosures, which will eventually lead to IP filings. The ITSO page at the University website shall be enhanced to include news, downloadable forms, and technology briefs of protected technologies to enhance visibility and ecourgae industry dialogue. University-industry networking events shall be organized in order to advance the partnerships and collaboration goals that may lead to licensing of university-generated technologies.
Enhancement of the Prototype and Market Validation of Traceability Access for Consumer and Export powered by Artificial Intelligence (TrACE.AI) Software SystemCherry CubacubTechnology Transfer & Commercialization
IMPACT: Establishment of the Technology Transfer and Commercialization Management System at Cagayan State UniversityJose GuzmanTechnology Transfer & CommercializationThe project Establishment of a Technology Transfer and Commercialization Management System at the Cagayan State University (CSU-TTCMS) seeks to harness the Intellectual Property (IP) resources and technologies generated by the Faculty & Staff Researchers, Students Researchers from their research/innovation laboratories to be licensed to an entrepreneur or MSME or to established spinoff and startups.  This Tech Transfer to commercialize technologies requires an IP Management policy, procedures, and guidelines duly approved by the CagSU Governing Board to set in place an effective system of managing its various Technology Transfer and Technology Commercialization activities. The proposal also addresses several critical challenges and issues that constrain the University from engaging its faculty and students in commercializing its technology outputs to benefit the industry and society, through IP Management Policy Formulation, development of strategies to promote and market its technologies to industry adoptors and entrepreneurs, engaging its faculty and staff researches in academe-industry R&D collaborations, training of key personnel and staff to conduct the various tech transfer activities,  and the integration in the University Structure a distinct office manned by competent staff to implement University-wide Tech Transfer and Commercialization services.  The project is expected to provide benefits to the Faculty researchers through royalties and increase professional prestige, generate additional income for the University, create employment opportunities from the spinoff and startups adopting these technologies, and additional investment in the region. 
IMPACT: Establishment of University of Mindanao Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Management Office (UM-TTIPMO)Chosel LawagonTechnology Transfer & CommercializationThis project aims to establish the University of Mindanao Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Management Office (UM-TTIPMO). Through this project, it will help the University to create its technology transfer processes and launch the technology commercialization activities of the University.
Solar PV Resource and Installation Assessment Using Geospatial Technologies (SINAG)Jeark PrincipeEnergySINAG (Solar PV Resource and Installation Assessment Using Geospatial Technologies) is a research project that is composed of two components namely, SolarPot and OutSolar.  Solar Pot will deal with the assessment of Solar PV resource Potential in the Philippines using high-temporal geostationary satellite and other remote sensing data. OutSolar, on the other hand, will focus on the development of a forecasting model for Output power of Solar PV installations in the Philippines using remotely sensed data. The outputs of these two components will be published online for the benefit of interested stakeholders of solar PV installations in the Philippines.  Project SINAG aims to assess the available solar PV power resource potential in the Philippines using high temporal remotely sensed data that will consider meteorological and geomorphological aspects, and develop a locally adapted forecasting model that will realistically and accurately predict the output power of solar PV installations in the Philippines through OutSolar component. Its specific objectives are: (1) assess the available solar PV power resource potential in the Philippines using high-temporal remotely sensed data that will consider meteorological and geomorphological aspects; (2) develop a locally adapted forecasting model that will realistically and accurately predict the output power of solar PV installations in the Philippines; (3) quantify the effects of high temperature and dust deposition on different locally available solar PV models; (4) recommend solar PV models that are highly tolerant to high temperature and dust effects (5) develop a webGIS for solar energy resource information access and decision support; and (6) conduct IECs and capacity-building activities for various stakeholders of solar energy.  SINAG will tap experts from allied fields of specializations to consider every technical aspect of solar PV installation and operation in the Philippines, thereby making the project more comprehensive.
Key Technological Research of Philippines and China on Mobile Power Generation Based on Gasification of Municipal Solid Wastes (MSW) and Agricultural Biomass Pretreated by Co-hydrothermal ProcessAlexander MosquedaEnergy    The project proposed the development of mobile power generation technology and  optimized process design package (PDP) based on gasification of MSW and agricultural biomass pretreated by co-hydrothermal process, through a joint research of MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT), Philippines and East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China. This will cover the co-hydrothermal treatment and pelletization of MSW and agricultural biomass, to address the heterogeneity, high moisture content and low energy density of the feedstock, to obtain a coal-like solid fuel (called hydrochar) in pellets. Fixed-bed slagging gasification will be employed as adaptor of the hydrochar pellets, which is suitable for small scale power generation, with tolerance to fuel switching, to produce syngas at high themal efficiency and low emission. Slag is formed as by-product instead of ash in typical combustion and other type of gasifiers, a stable, vitreous non-leachable material that encapsulates the heavy metals and can be used as construction aggregate. The mobile setup will have the flexibility of on-site waste treatment and power generation, that can access landfills, plantations, barangays and coastal areas, and be useful in times of disaster and pandemic (COVID-19) where there are many mobility limitations and restrictions.       This project will be completed in 2 years under the 2020 DOST-MOST Joint Research Project. The proponent from MSU-IIT will be mainly responsible for the co-hydrothermal treatment aspect. The project partner from ECUST will oversee the studies on densification and application of the MSW-biomass derived hydrochar pellet to gasification for power generation. Both parties will jointly worked on the development of the optimized PDP and construction of the mobile hydrothermal-gasification for power generation pilot plant with annual capacity of 250 tons of MSW-biomass.         
IMPACT Operationalizing Technology Transfer in T.I.P.: A Reference for T.I.P. Initiatives to Strengthen the Innovation EcosystemJennifer EnriquezTechnology Transfer & CommercializationThe Technological Institute of the Philippines’ Knowledge Technology Transfer Office (KTTO) initiatives can be seen in the recent harmonization of Innovation and Technology Support Unit (ITSU), Technology Business Incubator Unit (TBI), Laboratory Optimization Unit, Applied Research Unit, Projects and Partnerships Unit, and Administrative Support. These units will support the technology transfer initiatives of the institution.  The harmonization was anchored on the observed high number of technologies developed by the faculty and the students. These technologies are not protected and not maximized due to a lack of mechanism  for the market to recognize its value.  The T.I.P. KTTO will act as a bridge between the researchers/developers and the industry. Various processes will be implemented by the KTTO from the assessment of the value, maturity, and marketability of the technology, the kind of protection to be provided to the technology, matching the technologies to the industry in need, and to negotiate between parties involved in the commercialization process.  Furthermore, KTTO will assist faculty and student researchers on IP concerns and applications for IP protection. A platform for the researchers/developers/innovator will be established to provide opportunities to showcase their technologies to the T.I.P. community. T.I.P.'s industry partners are invited to give recommendations on how these technologies may be more viable for its intended market, and, if possible, for commercialization.  
IMPACT: Establishment of Technology Management System at Samar State UniversityVivian MoyaTechnology Transfer & CommercializationThe IMPACT program or IP Management Program for Academic Institutions Commercializing Technologies is aimed to capacitate and assist universities in setting up their technology transfer processes and facilitate commercialization of university-owned technologies. Through the program,  Samar State University will be able to establish its own technology transfer  processes to include technology audit, technology roadmapping, IP disclosures, technology promotion and marketing, industry consultations and licensing. In order to attain these, SSU will promote TTO activities through series of online activities such as webinars and info sessions to various units and campuses of the University. The goal is to encourage researchers to engage in the commercialization of their generated IP, conduct IP audit, IP clinics, Patent Drafting training among researchers for IP awareness and protection of their IP; conduct networking activities to potential industry partners and investors; and train faculty become technology transfer officers and standardize the TTO operations by establishing policies including systems and processes to facilitate technology transfer and commercialization.    
Process and Product Optimization of Black Garlic used as Flavor EnhancerBuchard CutinFood
SAMPLE_Project by FMIS Video_IGFernando Dela Cruz    The Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) is mandated to serve as the central agency that is responsible in formulating programs, plans and policies as well as implementing strategies in the industry, energy and emerging technology sectors through various Science and Technology programs. As a Funding Agency, PCIEERD needs to take care of the confidential and delicate information which includes project and proposal meta data, proposal evaluations, financial information, and project monitoring. In conformity, the Project Management Information System (PMIS) was developed. PMIS is a web application system that is intended for planning, organizing, and monitoring of projects which is heavily customized for PCIEERD process. Currently, PMIS holds more than 1500 projects and more than 5000 proposals. In line with the government’s effort to make development constant, the agency identified the needs to improve the current system as follows: • To reduce the load of project managers in inputting data, • To improve handling of the evaluation process, • To provide real-time tracking of tasks status for audit purposes, and • To provide tools to Project Leaders for managing PCIEERD funded/monitored projects These leads to the redevelopment of the current PMIS v3.0 to Project Management Information System version 4.0 (PMISv4.0) which gives Project Leaders the capability to input Financial Data, create Line Item Budget (LIB) and Realignments, prepare Obligations and Disbursements, and upload signed documents.
IMPACT: Reinforcing the Capability of the Technology Transfer Program of the DOST-Forest Products Research and Development InstituteMaria ReyesTechnology Transfer & CommercializationThe growing globalization of organizations require a formation of a planned and integrated approach to sustain success in a globalized market. This needs the involvement of employees and implementing improvement programs that will maximize productivity and company’s performance (Kantardjieva, 2015). One strategy that has grown in popularity, for businesses nowadays, is to connect with existing technologies by commercializing them to present new opportunities and widen the scope of sustainable growth.  Technology commercialization success is critical for organizations to carry out an innovative, dynamic, and successful business positions. The salient features of the DOST Technology-transfer Protocol require special skills and competencies to effectively deliver technology transfer and commercialization. In this regard, this project was conceptualized to strengthen the current manpower and initiatives of the Institute’s Technology Transfer Program. The significance of S&T research and technology transfer had been obtaining a new concentration during the past few decades particularly, regarding the capacity to generate innovations with commercial value and commercialize/ transfer it to start-up companies. The identified crucial success factors that assist the commercialization process were the following: technology readiness, network and institutionalization of the technology transfer office. The critical component that the project wishes to address is to strengthen the skills and competencies of TSD personnel to be able to carry out the needed technology transfer services given that a lot have already retired and we need to equipped the basic technology transfer services to younger generations. Identified important functions that the IMPACT project was seen to have significant contribution to FPRDI are the following: patent mining, business ideation, technology valuation, intellectual property, technology marketing, negotiation, etc.
Establishment of AI Research Center for Community Development (AIRCoDE)Joseph OnateInfrastructure Development ProgramSetting up an AI laboratory is a big challenge for companies and universities. It is often unclear which hardware components are to be purchased. The variety of AI areas and hardware options require an AI equipment selection strategy that is missing or difficult to define. Hence, this project will establish an AI Research Laboratory to strengthen the research capabilities of AI enthusiasts, faculty, and students in the field of Artificial Intelligence, such as deep learning, computer vision, etc. Also, this project will conduct 3 AI research studies, outputs, and publications as well as the other identified output stated in this proposal. 
Establishment of ParSU – MTL (Microbiology Testing Laboratory)Liezel AtoleInfrastructure Development ProgramThe most-traded commodities in the world are food products. As the world's population continues to grow, the global food supply chain tends to increase its scale. Thus, mass production and distribution of food products and compliance to food safety are of importance. To sustain life and provide good health, safe and nutritious food is needed. Foodborne illness has threatened human health because of foods containing bacteria, viruses, parasites, or chemical substances. Partido District, the fourth Congressional District of Camarines Sur, is an agricultural-based economy, producing rice, corn, feed meal, freshwater fish, coconut, sugar, and abaca products. Schizophyllum commune, locally known as Kurakding, is also one of the traditionally used food often added to local cuisines in the Bicol Region.   
Prediction of Long-Period Ground Motion in Megacities of the Philippines Critical to Seismic Safety of High-Rise BuildingsRhommel GrutasConstructionThe project aims to predict the long-period ground motion which will be used to evaluate the ground response and building performance during strong earthquakes in Metro Manila. The growing population in the metro leads to construction of more high-rise buildings to accommodate urbanization. However, high-rise buildings are highly critical to long-period ground shaking due to the presence of deep sedimentary layers in the metro. This is an urgent concern that is not yet addressed by the local standard structural code in the Philippines. This is a necessary project to determine the earthquake damage risk of high-rise buildings in Metro Manila. The results of this project can be adopted by policy makers for strict implementation of seismic design guideline for high-rise buildings, specifically from the effects of long period around motion.
SMART WATER RESOURCES PLANNING AND MONITORING: Assessment, Design and Development of Water Resources Projects and InterventionsOrlando BalderamaConstructionThe project SMART WATER RESOURCES PLANNING AND MONITORING: Assessment, Design and Development of Water Resources Projects and Interventions is a proposal under the proposed Establishment of Smart Water Infrastructure and Management Center program. It aims to comprehensively assess water resources in the Region 2 considering socio-economic factors, increasing demands from other sectors, expansion of irrigation services and the effect of climate and landuse changes. The Isabela State University will lead the project in partnership with the Cagayan State University, Quirino State University, Nueva Vizcaya State University, and Batanes State College. This proposal is submitted for funding to the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) under its Niche Centers in the Regions for R&D NICER. Overall, the project aims to help mitigate the impacts of climate change, landuse change and population growth through comprehensive water resources framework and water resources projects and interventions in Region 2. To achieve this,  analysis of water resources, uses and existing water infrastructure, policies and governance in the provinces of Region 2 will be conducted;  localized tools or framework for water resources planning needed for future water development and management strategies per province in the Region will be developed; and appropriate water management and interventions for adoption and actual demonstration will be designed and demonstrated.
Integrated Assessment and Analysis of Hydraulic Assets for Sustainable and Resilient Flood Control InfrastructurePolicarpio MabborangConstructionThe project “Integrated assessment and analysis of hydraulic assets for sustainable and resilient flood control infrastructure” attempts to come up with innovations along flood control by combining hard infrastructure and nature-based solutions that will effectively address the common problems brought about by extreme hydrologic events resulting to excessive and prolonged flooding in the most susceptible areas in Region 2.  It will utilize integrated assessment and analysis reports for flood control infrastructure using smart flood monitoring, remediation and mitigation within the Cagayan river basin. To achieve these goals, historic data shall be retrieved from concerned agencies.  Initial inventory of all existing and functional flood control structures in the region shall be done to determine the extent of flood mitigation efforts and how these have been effective to reduce  the pressing problems in agricultural production and social development.  Free and commercial softwares shall be utilized to facilitate the analysis towards coming up with science-driven support systems. To formulate the appropriate interventions towards this recurring problem, understanding how rivers respond to different rainfall inputs and changes in its geomorphology are considered relevant inputs to properly identify the flood mitigation measures.  The river styles framework as described by  Fryirs and Brierly (2005) shall be used to establish the geomorphology, planform, character and behaviour of rivers to predict the downstream patterns.  Data from existing monitoring devices shall be combined with other information to be retrieved from NAMRIA, Google Earth, PAGASA and other agencies utilizing tools like HEC-RAS/HMS, MIKE software, etc.  Appropriate training related to these technologies shall be conducted to capacitate the team.  Involvement on LGUs and other stakeholders is essential in the successful implementation of the project.  
GIS-Based Decision Support Tool in Managing Urban Water Infrastructure with Stormwater Intervention for Smart Cities: A Case for Cauayan CityRafael PadreConstructionThe project  GIS-based Decision Support Tool in Managing, Monitoring and Applying Intervention of Water Infrastructure for Smart Cities: a Case for Cauayan City is a proposal under the propose  program, Establishment of Smart Water Infrastructure and Management Center. This project aims to  conduct assessment and perform risk analysis of urban water infrastructure systems in Cauayan City, develop decision support tool for effective management of water infrastructure, and  to design and construct urban stormwater storage system equipped with monitoring sensors. The project will be  lead  by the Isabela State University in partnership with  the city of Cauayan in the province of Isabela. This proposal is submitted for funding to the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) under its Niche Centers in the Regions for R&D NICER. Generally, this   project aims  to  improve the efficiency and  quality of urban water services of the said city and develop an energy-efficient, sustainable and integrated urban storm-water management. To achieve  this, different  activities  will be conducted   like inventory of existing water infrastructure,development of urban digital model/system for water infrastructure,procurement/installation of monitoring system for water quality and quantity monitoring, automatic meter reader and pressure sensor, Procurement/installation of monitoring system/sensors for water quality and quantity monitoring, data analysis, integration and visualization of the monitored data in the developed GIS-based Model/system, perform cost analysis of the storm-water storage system. When this project will be implemented, different stakeholders of the city of cauayan will be benefited by this project  in terms of social and economic, aspects a s well as on the environmental impact. In the academe,  STEM strands senior high school students  of DepEdand engineering students from SUC’s and HEIs’ nearby the city will aslo be benefited by the project.
“Development of market-ready admixtures and SMART lightweight foamed composites with passive energy-regulating and self-reinforcing properties from agro-industrial wastes for roof screeds, roof insulation, ceilings, walls, and floor applications” (6 Research Studies)Maria Sheila RamosConstructionThe proposed research project is into the development of market-ready and competitive LFCs for roof screed, roof insulation, ceilings, walls, and floor applications. It will optimize the utilization of agro-industrial wastes such as coal fly ash, rice hull ash, lime sludge, chicken feathers, and fish wastes, and even waste household glass for the formulation of foaming agents as admixtures for concrete and for the development of SMART lightweight foam composites with passive energy regulating and self-reinforcing properties for roof screed, roof insulation, ceilings, walls, and floor applications. The LFC technologies generated out of the project will be packaged in such a manner that they will be able to overcome the currently available building materials especially the autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC). AAC might have difficulty to be produced in panels as these will require large autoclaves thus they are available in blocks.  LFCs will be optimized and produced in specific applications mostly in slabs and panels which could be customized based on the demand and need of the users. LFCs will be developed and produced as roof screed, roof insulation, ceilings, walls (load and non-load bearing), and floor applications with minimum mechanical and physical properties required by the building standards.  
Development of Eco-Cement Using Locally available Industrial Wastes for Construction ApplicationsMa. Catherine ArcaConstructionThe demand for construction materials continue to increase in the Philippines as the government’s thrust in Infrastructure Program continue to roll out. The “Build Build Build” Program has seen significant increase in construction activities throughout the country. The increase in population and economic activities have also contributed to increase not only in infrastructure needs but some environmental problems. Meanwhile, although Mindanao has experienced growth with recent developments in our country, it continues to face the challenges in the increasing volume of industrial wastes which pose different hazards and environmental problems. Coal power plants, sugar milling companies, palm oil refinery and other agro-industrial plants in Mindanao continue to generate industrial wastes in the process of sustaining their delivery of service/products. In addition, the soil erosion in Bukidnon, has caused a huge dilemma for the National Power Corporation in its Operation of Pulangui IV Hydroelectric Power Plant. The massive volume of alluvial sediments deposited in the Pulangui reservoir has caused a huge reduction in its capacity to generate electricity. This project seeks to make use of the potential of different industrial wastes in producing eco-cement. This will help provide a sustainable alternative from using Ordinary Portland Cement which also causes environmental problems during its production. The different industrial wastes shall be recycled for production of concrete using geopolymerization to prevent the release of hazardous materials. Optimization shall be done to determine the best possible composition of the eco-cement. This project also seeks to develop eco-friendly and cost-effective construction materials such as Smart Eco-blocks and other potential construction materials for sustainable engineering. This will not only help address the scarcity and rising cost of construction materials but promote sustainable development in our country.
Laminated Natural Fiber Composite as ECO-Geocell and ECO-Geogrid for Roadway ConstructionFlordeliza CabangConstructionThe development of ECO-Geocell and ECO-Geogrid made of laminated natural fiber composite will undergo optimization and material characterization. Specifically, this project will use non-woven fibers together with the laminating agent to form a laminated natural fiber composite. Through optimization, this will undergo intensive laboratory testing following the various ASTM standards to obtain both the physical and mechanical properties of ECO-Geocell and ECO-Geogrid. Actual performance testing for the ECO-Geocell and ECO-Geogrid will be followed in preparation for the design and policy recommendation.      
Coastal erosion trends and management strategies for Region 1Fernando SiringanConstructionThe project will conduct training on coastal erosion research and management studies for personnel and students of HEIs in Region 1 using Philippine appropriate training materials previously developed by the Project proponent and collaborators.  Extensive and in-depth training will be provided to the staff and researchers of DMMSU. The researchers from DMMSU will be coached throughout the project. Information on erosion in segments previously studied in La Union will be updated.  Selected coastlines of Pangasinan, Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte will be covered.  The choice of segments to be studied will be driven mainly by the development pressures of urbanization.  Maps of varying vintages and satellite images will be the primary data sources for the establishment of coastal erosion trends.  The immediate source of sediment along a beach of interest will be identified based on the sand composition and geomorphology of the area. The littoral cells will be delineated. The immediate sources and pathways of sediments and possible contributors to erosion will be identified and will be a major consideration in outlining possible measures that can be adopted by the LGUS to address coastal erosion in their respective areas.  The results and recommendations of the project will be presented to the LGUs.  
Smart Water Control Infrastructures for Effective Irrigation ManagementIsrael EranaConstructionThe proposed project will employ the wireless system with low cost technology using the Radio Frequency Module which operates at different range of radio frequencies. The use of wireless system allows objects to be controlled remotely over a network, creating an opportunity for an interaction between the physical world and wireless system which provides many economic benefits. Through this technology, irrigation system could be automated and monitored from the source of irrigation water down to the farm level. This project envisage at developing cutting-edge technologies implementing and/or applying wireless technologies in the field of agriculture mainly in the area of water management particularly focuses on an irrigation system that controls the water distribution and determines the amount of water to provide for a given area in the farm.
Assessment, Monitoring, and Prediction of Coastal Flooding of Selected Municipalities in Region INathaniel AlibuyogConstructionThe project will employ assessment, instrumentation and prediction of coastal flooding in selected municipalities in Region.  Assessment of coastal flooding will be done by looking the combined effect of river swelling and storm surge at the same time. Physical model of the selected study site will be prepared from field surveys and measurements gathered. Model calibration and validation will be undertaken to ensure that the model output is realistic and could mimic past coastal flooding events. The model will be used to evaluate the menu of engineering and non-engineering interventions to determine their effectiveness in mitigating coastal flooding and protecting lives and properties.  From the simulation results, possible engineering and non-engineering measures that can be adopted by LGUs to address coastal flooding will be formulated.  The project will also design, develop and deploy wave, tidal gauge, and water level monitoring system strategic locations in Region1 to provide real-time monitoring of coastal environments.
Development of Science-based Engineering Approach to Coastal Protection in Region IDean Aldrene BaduaDisaster Mitigation, ConstructionThe project will focus on the use of different science-based concrete materials that are proved to be effective in increasing the efficiency of concrete structures by increasing the strength, lowering the cost, and increasing its biological value.  Another focus of the study is the design of artificial reef to help in protecting the coastlines while serving as ecosystem for the marine life. The effect of different designs of artificial reefs on wave dissipation, natural marine flora and fauna proliferation, and its strength and stability on the actual coastal environmental forces and condition. The design process will include material selection and the use of different existing shapes. Several materials as concrete additives and material substitutes will also be studied for its impact on the mechanical properties of different coastal infrastructures. and its environmental. Sablot (Litsea glutinosa) is proven to be relevant in increasing the strength of concrete. It can be used to improve the properties of the concrete mix. On the other hand, the use of fly-ash as cement substitute will also be included in this study. It will not only reduce the waste material, but it will also reduce the cost of producing concrete structures. Lastly, aquaculture by-products that include shells from different species abundant in the region will also be studied. The different concrete material samples will be tested both in the laboratory and in the actual field. The coastal environment is very different in the normal application of concrete. The field condition includes the fluctuation of moisture, high salinity, presence of undercurrent, instability of the seabed, and other factors. Statistical analysis will be applied to the study to find the most suitable concrete design mixes using different non-conventional materials. The best design will be recommended to the different coastal infrastructures in the future.  
Enhancing Coastal Design and Infrastructure Intervention through the Establishment of Wave Testing FacilityVasco Vic ValdezConstructionThis project aims to develop science-based decision support system for coastal flood information and risk management. It aims to (a) conduct inventory and assess existing coastal flood control infrastructures in region I; (b) develop science-based decision support system for coastal engineering design and management; (c) establish a coastal engineering laboratory; and  (d) develop, test, and evaluate coastal flood infrastructure design that could be recommended to the LGU. An online monitoring system will be established which will serve as a support system for the LGUs to decide what to do in times of calamities. Decision-support framework will be created to guide LGUs in selecting the type of structure, design (structural, geometry), orientation, and materials to be used in construction. Site-specific designs will be recommended to concerned LGUs. The project also aims to establish a coastal engineering laboratory where coastal protection infrastructures can be replicated thru a model and be tested relative to simulated actual site conditions considering the selected design wave action caused by typhoons. The laboratory’s main equipment is the wave flume which can be used to test different coastal protection structures. It offers a cost-effective optimization of coastal and marine structure designs. The outputs of the project will be beneficial to LGUs, DPWH, Private Contractors, and other related agencies for the appropriate intervention for the problem of coastal erosion in specific areas. If implemented, it would also benefit coastal communities.
DANAS: Earthquake, Tsunami and Volcano Disaster Narratives for an Experiential Knowledge-based Science CommunicationMa. Mylene VillegasInformation Dissemination and Promotion
Assessment and Profiling of COVID-19 Pandemic-Induced Wastes in General Santos City: Basis for the Development of Appropriate Solid Waste Management Technologies for the CityIrene Lara AbadEnvironment
IMPACT: Strengthening Bicol University’s IP Management Programs and Commercialization Strategies (BU-IPCom) NICANOR BALBINTechnology Transfer & CommercializationThis project aims to address the current issues and challenges off the university in terms of commercialization. Assessment conducted by the BU Center for Technology Commercialization and Enterprise Development (BU-CTCED) implied the current issues and challenges of the university that needs to be addressed. Issues and challenges were as follows: University research orientation which is more focused on academic purposes and rarely responsive to market needs or solutions-based. This reason mainly affects or contributes to the challenge for us to develop or increase IP assets because of the minimal R&D undertakings that focus on R&D producing solution-based technologies. Minimal disclosures of technology is also a challenge to the TTO considering that the technology disclosures constitutes as one of critical input in the technology transfer process. For the last three years, the IPMD rarely receives technology disclosure from the faculty researchers. There is a low level of response from the faculty researchers when it comes to IP protection and commercialization. Lacks of incentive system in the university for faculty and student inventors. With these issues and challenges and this IMPACT program, this proposal aims to improve the technology transfer initiatives of Bicol University through strengthening its IP management and commercialization initiatives. This sought to provide trainings and workshops in IP and commercialization, technology promotion activities, R&D Proposal writeshops, develop an IP Information Management System, and strengthens the collaboration, partnerships and networks for commercialization.
IMPACT: Establishment of the SU-KTTO at Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Negros OrientalKlint Ian AusteroTechnology Transfer & CommercializationThe project is to establish a Knowledge Technology Transfer Office (KTTO), at Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Central Visayas. The function of the KTTO is to supplement the R&D activities in the University, and provide support in terms of IP management, IP protection, and IP commercialization of the University's researches and projects.  
TRUE IMPACT: Technology and Research of USeP Enhanced through IMPACTPhilip DesparesTechnology Transfer & CommercializationThe TRUE IMPACT is established to enhance the innovation capacity of USeP by setting up the technology transfer activities like commercialization, policies and industry partnerships.  Essentially, the university has to devise strategies for its endeavors in terms of IP identification and protection. It should establish its processes and strategies and implement the protocols for increasing the number of commerciable technologies particularly in encouraging faculty researchers to be really engaged with. Incentivizing them can be one strategy. There is a necessity to promote and market its existing technologies or products to industry adopters and reach out to potential adoptors of these technologies and establish partnerships for R&D, technology improvement and/or adoption . This can be done by doing field testing and valuation.  Forthwith USeP has to establish its technology transfer processes. Establishing these policies and systems and putting them in place will facilitate technology transfer and commercialization. With these efforts to overcome challenges, there are two (2)  collaborative research and IP generation DOST/PCIEERD Approved R&D (ChicIoT with Tetra Consulting Company and Blockchain Cacao Tracing and Tracking with MS3 Agriventures) that will commence this year 2021 until 2022.
IMPACT: Establishment of Knowledge, Technology Transfer and Business Development Processes and Services in West Visayas State UniversityArnel SecondesTechnology Transfer & CommercializationKTTBDC will be responsible for the management of the university’s intellectual property, and for commercialization of the results of university research. It will also accelerate the movement of new technologies from the university laboratories to the marketplace, here in the country and abroad. The Technology Transfer and Business Development Center is the technology transfer and intellectual property (IP) protection and commercialization, enterprise development and technology business incubation center of the West Visayas State University system. It will serve as an assisting and coordinating unit of WVSU for all its 6 campuses and external stakeholders. With some narrow exceptions, university research in itself does not directly generate economic growth. The new knowledge that university research creates must first be translated into concepts for new products, new processes or new services, which must then be brought to market or the end-users. The translation of new knowledge into new products, processes and services, new businesses and new jobs can occur in any of several ways: Through the licensing of technologies first developed in University labs to companies interested in using these technologies for commercial purposes Through licensed startup companies (often involving university faculty, students or alumni) created specifically for the purpose of commercializing the results of university research  Through other companies started by faculty members, staff, students, and alumni that, while not based on licensed technologies, are in some way rooted in their experience at the University.
PROPOSED INSTALLATION OF AGT IN BPSU MAIN CAMPUS (AS LABORATORYFACILITY OF THE PROPOSED RAILWAY ENGINEERING PROGRAM AND EXISTING ENGINEERING PROGRAMS)Nelson AndresInfrastructure Development ProgramThe project proposal aims to provide a Laboratory Facility for the proposed Railway Engineering Program and existing engineering programs of BPSU by enabling the two (2) AGT Coaches, which were donated by DOST MIRDC. The prime target is to run/operate the two AGT coaches in a 50-m elevated track inside BPSU Main Campus complete with mechanical guide-way, electrical supply and sensors and others. The College of Engineering and Architecture, through its selected engineers and architects, came up with a design and perspective for the installation of AGT in BPSU. The AGT is proposed to be erected in front of the new College of Engineering and Architecture Building to easily serve the purpose as laboratory instructional medium for college’s engineering programs and later on to serve as the main laboratory facility of the proposed railway engineering program of the College. The proposed 42-meter length and 2.24-m high railway structure will have a transparent channel enough to cover AGT coaches as protection from weather temperament and easy deterioration which might cause by the environment. On its other end, the electrical house shall be constructed where the transformer, rectifier and protection shall be kept in. Necessary protection such as fence, shall also be provided to make it a restricted area. Also, a platform shall be provided for the students and instructors who will perform laboratory exercises and use the facility as their laboratory medium of instructions. 
Application of Geopolymer and Alkali-Activated Material Technology as Eco-innovative Composite ProductS (GMATriCS)Michael Angelo PromentillaTechnology Transfer & Commercialization, Mining and Minerals
Enhancement of Prototype and Market Validation of TinkerClubs.com (A STEAM-Learning Platform for K-to-6 Learners)Christopher SabandoTechnology Transfer & Commercialization
Production of Polymeric Carbon Nanodots from Waste Plastic for Gas and Microplastic Identification and DetectionRugi Vicente RubiEnvironmentA nanodevice will be produced from waste materials.
Comparative Study Between Standard Methods and Philippine Made PM and CO Measuring DevicesDenvert PangayaoEnvironmentThis project involves comparative study of the Philippine made sensors and measuring devices with the standard methods prescribed by the USEPA and followed by the EMB-DENR as well. The results of the comparison will give validation that the one being compared is reliable and gives accurate measurement. The research team will be coordinating with the EMB-DENR and stakeholders, thru meetings and surveys, to assess their needs and requirements for validation. Based on the results of the meetings and surveys, the team will have a validation room constructed within EBD-ITDI premises and secure necessary analytical equipment, materials and supplies to be operational. All analytical equipment and methods to be used will be USEPA standard methods compliant. The research team will also formulate laboratory standard operating procedures for PM and CO analysis, laboratory checklists and detailed process ?ow for each analysis starting from receipt of the sensor or device to be compared to submission or ?nal report to the client.
Enhancement and Validation of the Advanced Robust Cooperative System (ARCS), an integrated Software-as-a-Service (SAAS) solution for cooperative management and regulatory complianceKevin Philip GayaoTechnology Transfer & Commercialization
Development of an AI-assisted Thunderstorm Early Warning System from Analysis of Doppler Radar DataProspero NavalArtificial Intelligence
i-DRIP (IoT-Based Dispenser for Real-time Intelligent Pour) an IoT-Based Real-Time Control and Monitoring System for Smart Beverage DispenserDennis Dela CruzElectronics Technology, Artificial IntelligenceThe convenience of easy access to drinks or beverages no matter where we are is attributed to plastics. Plastic is still the most efficient packaging material, both in terms of convenience to use, and the cost and in the time taken to manufacture them. Also, they are lighter than other materials too, and space-efficient so more can be packed and placed in the storage area. Millions upon millions of tonnes of single-use plastic bottles are produced every year containing our favourite drinks which  are not properly disposed of and so end up in landfill, waterways and in the ocean. Aside from the bottle itself, other waste like corks, labels, foils, and the package of it all came in. Aside from recycling, the beverage industry can stop billions of plastic bottles from polluting the earth by switching from single-use, throwaway bottles to refillables. And to efficiently manage the consumption of beverages using refillables, we propose an IOT-based system for smart dispensers with seamless integration into any cloud. Now, beverage distributors can now control who, what, where, when, and how of every serving of their drinks. In this proposal, the researcher would like to address specific research questions in the project implementation: 1. What essential features and functions of the web/mobile platform will help beverage distributors understand a particular beverage system's condition/status? 2. What are the feasible strategies and methodologies in deploying the smart dispenser in terms of the hardware like sensors, containers, user identification, etc.? 3. What practical S&T based roll-out strategies and adoption models could be applied for successful technology transfer?
Green Oil and Phytochemicals from CashewAnnabelle BrionesProcessThe project shall focus on the production of green oil and phytochemicals from cashew using supercritical and mechanical extractions. These extractions are environment-friendly and do not cause a hazardous effect. The collaborative project will also conduct R&D studies on the production of cardanol from cashew nut shell liquid (CNSL) that include separation and purification. Cardanol and cardol are phenolic compounds in CNSL that have antioxidant activity with a potential for personal care; health foods and cosmetic product/formulations. Another activity of the project is the design and mechanization of processes (prototype to pilot scale).  Cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.), locally known as ‘kasoy’ is one of the most important industrial crops in the Philippines. Production of cashew recorded an increasing trend from 2014 to 2018 at an average annual rate of 7.8 percent, from 170.85 thousand metric tons in 2014 to 228.61 thousand metric tons in 2018 (Figure 1; PSA, 2019). The Philippines’ total production of cashew nut with shell in 2017 according to FAOSTAT is 22,541 tons. Cashew nut with the shell is 35-45% nut and 55-65% shell.
ASTl-Automated Labeling Machine (ASTI-ALaM)Franz De LeonArtificial IntelligenceThe ASTI-ALaM project is the result of collaboration of DOST-ASTI with the Balik Scientist Program awardee, Dr. Jose lldefonso U. Rubrico. The collaborative effort ran for two phases which resulted to (1) the capacity-building of DOST-ASTI researchers and engineers particular to Al-based solutions development using DOST-ASTI COARE, and (2) development of deep learning models using convolutional neural network (CNN) architectures such VGG16, ResNet, and InceptionVS. The objectives of the collaboration include (1) the segmentation of satellite-captured RGB images into several classifications of natural and man-made features (agricultural land, water, buildings, etc.), and (2) the estimation of structural strength of buildings in satellite-captured images. Through the currently proposed project, an optimized workflow for developing machine learning and artificial neural network-based models for different application domains will be established. The optimized model development workflow will be supported by dedicated Al technology development hardware to be hosted and managed by DOST-ASTI and will be best utilized by different stakeholders, especially by major collaborative partners like the University of the Philippines-Mindanao's ALaM-Large Scale Initiative (ALaM-LSI) and the DATOS Project.
Automated Labeling Machine - Large-Scale Initiative (ALaM-LSI)Jose Ildefonso RubricoArtificial Intelligence  DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSED RESEARCH – ALaM-in ANG SALIKSIK: It is the aim of this research to undertake the difficult but necessary steps towards the eventual realization of an institutionalized AI processing, analysis, and recommendation system, i.e., the Autonomous Labeling Machine (ALaM) that would make vital remote sensing applications more ubiquitous and readily available to the Filipino people either directly or through relevant agencies and initiatives. However, such a task is daunting and cannot be tackled all at once; before we can dream of attaining such a system that autonomously classifies and extracts information from various remote sensing data with minimal human intervention, we must first learn how to automate the existing, mostly manual, workflows. And even then, the latter task of automation also needs to be broken down into stages for tractability of execution. To be effective and efficient, automation of the current remote sensing workflows needs to be carefully considered and implemented. At this time, the best way to approach automated processing that generalizes well with the input variance of a large data set is to generate models leveraging on the country’s “big data” in remote sensing and on the latest techniques in Artificial Intelligence that learns from the data itself, namely, Deep Learning. The Automated Labeling Machine – Large-Scale Initiative (ALaM-LSI) proposed here is an AI-based framework structured around the vision of an Autonomous Labeling Machine and would be the first big step (“Stage 1”) towards that long-term goal. It comprises an AI knowledge-base (experts, protocols) and an AI repository (models, labeled images) whose function and organization are rooted in expediting the workflows of remote sensing applications, including addressing sustainability gaps in past and present remote sensing projects as well as facilitating flexibility and ease of incorporating AI or AI-derived components in existing and future applications. ALaM-LSI builds upon the knowledge, expertise, and grassroots experience gained, as well as lessons learned from the main proponent’s previous Balik-Scientist research projects, namely, the ASTI Labeling Machine Phases 1 & 2 [8,9] which were proofs-of-concept in applying Deep Learning methods for classifying and detecting features of interest in satellite imagery. The task of training models for feature-labeling is significantly scaled up in ALaM-LSI compared to the earlier prototypes in terms of the sheer volume of data to be used and amount of time expended in training the deep learning models. Furthermore, aside from satellite imagery, processing of LiDAR data is also included, which is yet another difficult but exciting challenge in this research since, unlike optical imagery, the application of deep learning on complex data derived from return-of-flight inputs like LiDAR has not been addressed as much and is still relatively open to the discovery of novel approaches. Note that this does not mean that there is nothing new to discover or develop regarding the deep learning models for satellite imagery. For one, existing architectures will likely have to be tweaked and new ones explored so that their performance is optimized for remote sensing. Cutting edge unsupervised learning methodologies aside from the usual ones in supervised learning could also be explored in order to try to speed up training with possibly fewer data points. ALaM-LSI maximizes the utilization of the country’s remote sensing data, taking advantage of the huge volume of “archival” data already available in both raw and processed form from past projects, to serve as base sets of training data that could be augmented further to train more accurate deep learning models. This would be especially true with the LiDAR data sets, which have not been updated recently due to the high-cost involved in repeating the aerial surveys. However, this would also be applicable to more frequently updated satellite imagery used by on-going initiatives; for example, the ones used by DATOS to train their application-customized models. The neural networks produced by ALaM-LSI or the labeled images generated from the said ALaM models could then be incorporated into the processing pipelines of previous projects like Phil-LiDAR / GeoSAFER and present remote-sensing initiatives like those in ASTI-PEDRO to enhance them with the capability to automatically process new (updated) data that may be acquired of the country’s ever-changing topography or speed up their processing pipeline by not having to derive the processed images themselves. DATOS too could benefit from better-performing models derived from a much larger data set that it can practically process as an end-to-end service provider, or from using ALaM-labeled images directly in their workflow.         Aside from making efficient use of the country’s “big data” to produce high-quality inference models, another key innovation that ALaM-LSI introduces is to “modularize” the approach of incorporating AI in the workflow of remote sensing applications. Taking inspiration from the “assembly line” of Ford and the “Application Programming Interface” (API) in Computer Science, ALaM-LSI will create a repository composed of deep learning models and AI-labeled images that could be easily integrated in the RS processing pipeline. Just like the assembly line makes it possible to mass-produce cars from pre-fabricated parts and the API speeds up software development by preventing the programmer from having to “reinvent the wheel” and providing him with optimized standard functions, so too would ALaM-LSI set the stage for the large-scale but cohesive, and at the same time, flexible adoption of AI in the nation, starting with remote sensing.      ALaM-LSI is an R&D endeavour with potentially far-reaching ramifications as a key enabling technology, a “force multiplier” based on the latest methodologies in artificial intelligence. It is not a remote sensing application. Furthermore, the scope of ALaM-LSI in terms of the type and number of models to train and features to label is subject to prioritization and hence, restricted, due to practical constraints presented by how much data could be realistically processed given computational and timeline limitations.  
AeroComp: Enhanced Lightweight Fiber-reinforced Composites Structures for Defense ApplicationsEduardo MagdaluyoMaterial ScienceArmor systems are highly engineered products. They are typically comprised of different and complex layers of materials built together to create synergistic effects. Ballistic protective materials in this context are mainly used for personnel and vehicle protection, for which agile movements of the personnel and vehicles are vital for carrying out their missions. Therefore, high protective performance against ballistic impact and lightweight are probably the two most important requirements for an armor material. Several techniques are employed to create advanced armor materials, but this study focuses primarily on fiber- reinforced polymer (FRP) composite armoring. The manufacturing of FRP armor systems taking advantage of its laminated and layered construct would greatly benefit the Armed Forces of the Philippines. FRP’s lightweight property would improve mobility of military (ground, naval, air) units and at the same time improve the performance and efficiency of the various ballistic technologies and products. Its layered and laminated construct would also produce high specific strength enough to provide excellent ballistic performance for military aircrafts. These two aspects alone, excellent ballistic performance and lightweight property, make FRPs a perfect defense material.   The current bulletproof vests and other related products are not simply optimized in terms of manufacturing cost and weight, with the best efficiency in terms of durability and strength. The users and manufacturers desire bulletproof products that are lighter, cheaper, and Filipino-friendly (Testimonies from AFP showed that imported bulletproof vests aren’t well-fitted to Filipino physique). Thus, our value proposition for this research project is to establish a competitive advantage in terms of materials research and development for defense applications. This can spearhead the local manufacturing of ballistic defense technologies such as bulletproof shield, plate and vest that can withstand harsh environment and other extreme conditions.
CRADLE 2020: Technology Intervention to Provide an Alternative Market for Sampaguita (Jasminum sambac) as Raw Material for Jasmine Oil ProductionLemmuel TayoProcessThe aim of this proposed intervention is to provide an alternative market for sampaguita flowers and to encourage the future development of an essential oil industry that will target the local and international markets. The project aims to optimize and pilot the use of a supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) system that uses carbon dioxide under supercritical fluid conditions. The plan is to set up the pilot plant in the town of Morong in Bataan, which is an economic zone adjacent to the Subic Special Economic and Freeport Zone.  Initially sampaguita flowers will be sourced from the sampaguita farms of Lubao, Guagua, and Floridablanca in Pampanga and San Miguel, Bulacan. Sampaguita plantations will be set up in the ancestral domain of the Aytas of Morong and adjoining towns.  As the regular sampaguita market chain recovers, sourcing of sampaguita flowers can gradually shift from the farms in Pampanga and Bulacan to the new sampaguita farms of Aytas to be set up in Morong, Bataan depending on the seasonal supply and demand for sampaguita flowers.   . A relatively new technology, SFE has found increasing use in the extraction of essential oils and the removal of unwanted food components as in the production of decaffeinated coffee and no/low cholesterol egg products. The current limited use of SFE is due to the higher initial cost of instrumentation.  However,
Preliminary Technology verification of the prototype hybrid trimaran passenger and cargo vessel using multi-engine and alternative energy source from ocean wavesJulie Ann SalidoEnergy, Transportation    
Maritime Energy Demand Information and Analysis Software (MEDIAnS)John Justine VillarEnergy
FILIPINNOVATION ENTREPRENEURSHIP CORPS 3 (FEC 3): COHORT 3 AND TRAIN-THE-TRAINER (TTT) MODULE – ENABLING RESEARCHERS TO ASSESS COMMERCIAL AND SOCIETAL VALUE OF THEIR RESEARCHEmilina SarrealTechnology Transfer & CommercializationThe training component of the FEC Cohort 3 will be an 8-week part-time experiential training program for 12 teams composed of DOST-funded researchers on assessing the commercial and societal benefits of their discoveries. It will follow the general program design of the first two cohorts, but with a stronger emphasis on team selection and the provision of resources for the MVPs of top teams.   Aligning with the DTI-DOST Inclusive Filipinnovation and Entrepreneurship Roadmap vision of innovation-driven growth in the regions, priority will be given to qualified teams from Regional Inclusive Innovation Center (RIIC) sites, DOST SMART Cities, and NICER sites. This will ensure capacity building targets researchers outside Metro Manila. Based on learnings from previous FEC cohorts, additional effort will be made on securing appropriate and skilled Entrepreneurial Leads (EL). A longer process in recruitment, selection, and matching will be conducted prior to the initial training class.
Study on the Suitability of Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate (ASA) as Material for a 3D-Printed StatueRobert DizonMaterial Science
PlastiCount Pilipinas: counting and visualizing marine plastics pollution in the PhilippinesDeo Florence OndaEnvironmentPlastics pollution has been affecting different environments worldwide, with most ending up and accumulation in coastal and marine environments. Global efforts have been done to estimate the gravity and extent of plastics pollution by either counting or estimating from available data. In a global study done in 2015 (Jambeck et al. 2015), the Philippine was classified as the 3rd plastic contributor in the world’s oceans just a little behind China and Indonesia. Values used in the study however were only based on estimates because of the lack of comprehensive data on mismanaged plastics in the Philippines. Without a proper database and collated data, it was difficult for the Philippines to either reject or validate such categorization.   Integration and visualization of the different datasets coming from various survey initiatives are important as it could provide a more wholistic view on the extent of plastics pollution in the country. Such resources will also later help in crafting sound management and mitigation approaches and policies, be used in education and advocacy campaigns, also contribute to the regional understanding of the problem in Southeast Asian waters. This project will be implemented with Dr. Andrew Mayes of University of East Anglia (UK) and Dr. Atsushiko Isobe of Kyushu University (Japan) who also submitted counterpart projects for the STAND call.  
IMPACT: Enhancement of the DOST-FNRI’s Technology Transfer Office Policies and ProcessesAlexis OrtizTechnology Transfer & CommercializationThis proposal will focus on the commercialization of the following DOST-FNRI technologies:   Iron Fortified Rice (IFR)   Iron Fortified Rice (IFR), also known as SupeRice, answers the problem of micronutrient malnutrition and Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA) ubiquitous in the country. It is composed of 8% Ferrice Pyrophosphate, flour with vitamin A and iron, edible oil with vitamin A, commercial rice with iron, and sugar with vitamin A, per 100 gram of SupeRice. About 4-6 cups of cooked SupeRice, approximately a day’s intake, already meets the daily iron requirement of the body. It is cooked like ordinary rice. Consumption of SupeRice is expected to build healthy red blood cells, improve physical and mental performance, prevent anemia, and strengthen the body against infection.   The proven significant nutritional benefit of fortifying rice merits it to be transferred to the private rice millers and National Food Authority (NFA) to make available ample supply of IFR not only for Social Safety Net (SSN) programs but for nationwide consumption. Fortifying rice with iron is strategic nutrition intervention in helping address Iron Deficiency Anemia as rice is the staple food in the Philippines. The IFR technology addresses the three (3) pronged issues of: (1) nutrition security by increasing iron intake and improving nutritional status; (2) food security by increasing rice supply wherein broken rice is mixed with whole grain rice, making it more palatable to humans; and (3) economic security by converting broken rice to an acceptable low-priced rice mix.   Micronutrient Growth Mix (MGM 15)   Proper nutrition during the early stages of life is essential to impede the effects of malnutrition. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), children below five years old are the most at-risk for malnutrition. In the 8th National Nutrition Survey conducted by the DOST-FNRI, the prevalence of anemia was 39.4.7% among infants 6 months to
Heterojunction of Graphene-based composites for Membrane Applications in Covid19 Pandemic MitigationMarienette VegaMaterial ScienceThis proposal aims to address one of the major issues currently happening in our society, which is the prevention of Covid19 spread, with the use of advanced materials. Of the current advanced materials available today, graphene and its derivative sources graphene oxide (GO) and reduced graphene oxide (rGO), remain as the wonder material because of its remarkable properties, from electrical conductivity, high surface area for adsorption, versatility in combining with other nanomaterials to form novel composites, to name a few. Graphene, GO, and rGO will be used with other materials – metal organic frameworks or MOFs, and polymers - to form novel composites, which will be designed in such a way as to mainly address Covid19 disease spread prevention – as energy storage source for small devices and as advanced filtration system by preparing adsorbent materials. The heterojunction composites graphene-MOFs and graphene-polymers will be prepared from simple components, and will be tailored to exhibit properties that should help in the battle against covid19. This proposal should enable cooperation of researchers from UP Diliman and National Sun Yat-sen University, of which both universities were at the fore-front of covid19 disease prevention in their respective countries. The resulting outputs of the collaborative studies can be developed further into material products that address issues related to covid19 pandemic, specifically on available renewable energy sources, and active ingredients in filtration devices such as masks and filter membranes for water purification.
Documentation and Evaluation of National Science and Technology Week ActivitiesMarieta SumagaysayInformation Dissemination and Promotion
Online Technical Seminars/Colloquiums to Support Optics & Photonics Sectoral Development under the program of HRDPClint Dominic BennettHuman Resource Development
Conduct of 1st International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Innovations (ICETI – 1)Vanesa Jones BalayoHuman Resource Development
Development of a Water Quality Biological Monitoring Protocol using Genetic,Phylogenetic and Functional Diversity on Freshwater Zooplankton Communities in Inland Waters ofPanay Island, PhilippinesEric Zeus RizoHuman Resource Development
Optimization of Durio zibethinus (Durian) Fiber-reinforced Composite as Automotive Skin MaterialJay Carlo AguilarHuman Resource DevelopmentThis project aims to produce fiber-reinforced composite from durian husk which will be used as an automotive panel. Based on literature, durian husk as raw material is a good candidate because of its low thermal conductivity which makes it possess a good insulating property; exhibits lightweight property; and durian is considered as flagship of Mindanao, which makes the raw material readily available. The produced specimens will be subjected to characterization and testing of physical and mechanical properties and will be compared against ANSI specifications to ascertain that the quality is commercially competitive. The study will be conducted at University of Mindanao, Davao City for a span of 6 months.
Development of Halal Compliant Restructured Goat Meat ProductsCyril John DomingoHuman Resource DevelopmentThis project has arisen from the growing demand for halal-certified products and consumer demanding for convenience, variety, healthy, and quality meat products. Today Muslim people constitute about 25% of the population in the world. In the Philippines, about 6% of the population are Muslims, who demand for halal-compliant food products. The Muslim population of the Philippines is projected to increase by about 50%, from 4.7 million in 2010 to 7.1 million in 2030.
WVCIEERD Small R and DProject Title: Utilization of Banana Peel, Canistel Fruit and Brown Rice in the Development of Composite FlourFrisian CausingHuman Resource Development        In this study, banana peel, canistel and brown rice will be among the main ingredients in the development of functional food for lactating mothers. The researchers aim to use these three local commodities and develop technologies that will create high value-added products. These will be processed as raw ingredients that can be used in making functional food.          This is a two-year project. The first is the assessment of available banana peel, canistel fruit and brown rice in Iloilo. The second phase will involve the standardization of the process of powdering of the three local crops. Factors best retaining their nutrients will be considered. The processed products will be characterized as to physico-chemical parameters, nutritional content, toxicity and anti-nutritional components. The third phase is the utilization of the processed banana peel, canistel and brown rice to functional food specifically for lactating mothers. The functional food will be evaluated as to its acceptability.
Development of Optimized Pineapple Fiber Scraping Machine (WVCIEERD PROPOSAL)Monalyn OlorosoHuman Resource DevelopmentThis project was developed to optimize a pineapple leaf scraping machine in terms of capacity, efficiency and usability. It is expected to promote and enhance productivity, profitability and  development in the natural textile industry particularly the pineapple fiber. Benchmark survey on pineapple leaf fiber production in Panay Island, focusing on production tools used and production output will be conducted as part of the project. The data may be used in effectively designing the machine as to capacity. Also, the machine shall be designed considering factors such as the fiber requirement, financial capacity of adopters, extracted fiber quality among others. A field testing will be implemented to ensure that the machine is adaptable by the inteded users. This will ensure utilization of the technology by the potentail adopters.  The project is expected to produce a patentable invention and a copyrightable IEC material. Part of its implemetation are training programs for the adopters. The project is likewise intended to craft a program for target LGUs of NGAs that will to development of their particular pineapple fiber production industry.
Project AutoLABS: Automated Equipment Borrowing with Mobile App Reservation and Asset Management System using Data Analytics for School LaboratoriesDavie Jone NivercaHuman Resource Developmenta
Production and evaluation of breads enriched with spent ginger (Zingiber officinale) pulp powder and with onion (Allium cepa) skin powderHilario TabernaHuman Resource Development
Development of Immunobooster Drink from Undervalued Local Plants, a WVCIEERD ProposalShailini GestosaniHuman Resource DevelopmentThis R&D project is a food innovation study on natural food products. The raw materials are Langkawas, Iba or Kamias, and Mustasa, plants that are abundant in Iloilo but undervalued. This study involves 6 major activities: Assessment of the sources and procurement of raw materials; Determination of physical and chemical characteristics of raw materials; Development  and standardization of immunobooster drink; Sensory evaluation of immunobooster drink; Determination of nutritional content, phytochemicals, phenolic content, flavonoids, and antioxidant activity present in the drink. Creation of an effective, cost-efficient and safe systems for the Immunobooster Drink production.
Design and Development of MAgneticAlly-Coupled Linear Generator ON-shore (MAALON) Wave Energy (WVCIEERD Consortium - Small Grants R & D Program)Perry Neil FernandezHuman Resource Development
Enhancement of Material Property of Lesstics Roofing Tile (Bio-based Insulation Polymer/Waste Single-Used Plastic Composite)Kenno Michael UyTechnology Transfer & Commercialization
Agrabah: An Agriculture Technology Platform for Automated Logistics Booking for Farmers and FisherfolksJoselito OcolTechnology Transfer & Commercialization
HEIRIT: Establishment of Technology Business Incubation Facility of Mapua UniversityJonathan Winston SalvacionTechnology Transfer & CommercializationThe project is essentially a capacity-building project aimed at enhancing the ability of the University to bring outputs of R&D to end-users.  The capacity to be built comprises human resources, an organization for supporting incubation, policies in support of incubation, and dedicated physical resources.  What will be established at the end of the project will be the foundation for an incubator that can eventually operate independent of the university.
Design and Development of a Vision-based Passenger Counter with GPS Tracking for Public Utility Buses using Edge Computing (PROSPPER)Immanuel Jose ValenciaHuman Resource Development, Transportation
Android Development Training for Groundwater Research Network Data on Habitat Hydrology Observations – Philippines (GRNDH2O.ph) PersonnelJonnifer SinogayaHuman Resource Development
Graph Query Language (GQL) –Based Geospatial Intelligence: A Novel Approach to Public Transport Data Modelling for Route Recommendation (PROSPPER)Marielet GuillermoHuman Resource Development, Transportation
Support for DOST Technology Business Incubators (TBIs) through Launchgarage Innovation Hub Acceleration ProgramFederico GonzalezTechnology Transfer & CommercializationThe program is designed by Launchgarage to support startups nationwide that have a reached a certain level of maturity: tested and validated product-market fit, traction and revenues, a dedicated and capable founding team, an agile and strategically iterative organization, technology and product development expertise, and overall wow factor. This program is meant to be provide these supports as made available to the Launchgarage network and as needed by the TBI incubatees. The support to be provided will be delivered through three different sessions: Online Sessions, After Work Sessions, and Dealflow Sessions.   Additionally, Launchgarage is interested in continuing supporting the startups of the TBI network of DOST-PCIEERD. Given the initial program run, Launchgarage determines that the team is able to run this program in a semi-annual basis while supporting 10 startups per cohort. The program topics and startup line-up can be adjusted dependent on the availability of partners and interests of DOST-PCIEERD. Given the current standing, Launchgarage is running this in the next 2 years, comprising of 4 program runs. 
In Silico Nanotoxicology Evaluation of Engineered Nanomaterials: Bridging the Data Gap on Experimental Approaches for Toxicity Appraisal with Implications to Nanomaterial Risk Assessment and Nano-safetyRey CapangpanganNanotechnology
Sustainable Green Energy from Hydrogen Evolution Reaction via 2D Janus Nanosheet Electrocatalysts (SGEHER2DNANO): Density Functional Theory CalculationsDarwin PutunganMaterial Science, Nanotechnology
BAbae Livelihood AcceleratiNG Kasaba OpportunitY (BALANGKOY)Wilma AlvesterTechnology Transfer & Commercialization
Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC)-based Linearized Optical Frequency Discriminator filter for 5G ApplicationsNathaniel Joseph LibatiquePhotonics
“Kepler-Equation-in-a-Photonics-Chip”: A Leapfrogging technology for orbitalposition determination using low-energy, high-speed calculation Photonic Integrated Circuits (PIC) analogsClint Dominic BennettPhotonics
EdukSine App and Streaming WebsiteKaren Jane SalutanTechnology Transfer & Commercialization
WVCIEERD Small R&D: Design, Development, Testing and Implementation of Fuzzy-Proportional Plus Integral (PI) Power Factor Correction Controller (PFCC) for 10 kW Load.Ramon AlguidanoHuman Resource DevelopmentThe Fuzzy-PI Power Factor Correction Controller (Fuzzy-PI PFCC) is the state-of-the-art controller employing complex control methods in combination of Fuzzy Logic (FL) and Proportional plus Integral (PI) control system. Theoretically, combining the two control systems make the device reliable and unity power factor can be easily achieved. However, this yet to be tested in terms of its reliability and efficiency for this given application specifically at 10 kW Load. This aim to make locally available power factor controller (PFC) for Industry, MSMEs and common household. This will help improve the utilization of energy, reduced energy consumption, electricity bills and improve productivity.
WVCIEERD Small R&D Project - Application of Blockchain Technology to the Guimaras Mango Supply ChainMaureen Nettie LinanHuman Resource DevelopmentThis project aims to ensure the authenticity of the mango products exported, the proposed study will use the blockchain technology to trace the product origin until it reaches the consumers. Blockchain is comprised of blocks that contains the information, processes and transactions of every entities in the supply chain in the mango industry. Once transactions are made between the entitles, it is recorded and blocks are linked using cryptography. This process  serves as the digital ledger used in the blockchain to improved supply chain transparency. Information in the digital ledger is available to all entities in the supply chain and cannot be tampered.  Smart Contract can be implemented when two parties agrees without having contract printed.  Internet on things (IoT) will be used to traced the product and verify authenticity. QR code will be attached to the product, and once scanned will provide the details of the product including the process it goes through.
Design and Development of a Low-Cost Mobile Data Acquisition System for Small CraftsJulie Ann SalidoHuman Resource Development, Transportation, Energy
Design and Development of a MSME Profiling and Network Portal with MSME Services Recommender SystemRegin CabacasHuman Resource Development
Analysis, Design, and Development of the EKSPERTO App: An On-Demand Integrated Service providing App for Displaced and Certified WorkersBilly JavierHuman Resource Development
Kaag: A Mobile-based Multimodal Preservation of Kagan Language and CultureShenna Rhea CloribelHuman Resource Development
Characterization and Utilization of Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) Peels, Seeds, and Rinds Extracts as Food Preservative and Fortificant for High-Fat FoodsDanica Marie AposagaHuman Resource Development
ExperTISE Project: Ameliorating the non-net metering grid-tie solar PV systemsClark Darwin GozonHuman Resource Development
Experts Engagements of USTP Jasaan Researchers to PICMW for the Ideation of Research ProposalMaricel MandaweHuman Resource Developmenta
Novel microring resonator (MRR)-based optical sensor using Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs)Jan Llenzl DagohoyHuman Resource Development
3D Printed Waste Battery Rod Derived Exfoliated Graphite-Polymer Composites for Electronic Sensor ApplicationsJefferson MacalaladHuman Resource Development
BiDaLight (Bio-Derived Light): Spent Mushroom Substrate- (SMS) powered microbial fuel cellsLourdes AlvarezHuman Resource Development
Application of green silver nanoparticles for dye wastewater treatmentNoreen Grace FundadorHuman Resource Development
Development of biocomposite materials from various agricultural wastes and fabrication of optimized small-scale production machineDan William MartinezHuman Resource Development
Potential biodegradable scaffold from Chanos chanos (milkfish) scales and fishboneAnaliza MolinaHuman Resource Development
Synthesis of Biodegradable, Water-soluble Film from Durio zibethinus (Durian) Seed Nanostarch as Food Packaging MaterialJay Carlo AguilarHuman Resource Development
GCAP: Evaluation of Mechanical and Ballistic Properties of Glazed Ceramic Armor Plates lvyleen ArugayHuman Resource DevelopmentThe GCAP project will fabricate ceramic glazed armor plates and will evaluate their mechanical and ballistic properties for personnel armor protection. Local raw materials will be used in formulating the plates and glaze. GCAP aims to be an alternative material for personnel armor protection to at least reduce the dependency on imported personnel armors.
Enhancement and Market Validation of Nutricoach (A work-from-home productivity tool for nutrition professionals)Sharafiyah Amina BatuaTechnology Transfer & Commercialization
Establishing the PCAARRD Impact Communities [PCAARRD Para sa Pamayanan (3Ps)]Princess Alma AniPolicy Development and Advocacy
HEIRIT?ReSEED: Start-up Ecosystem Leveraging on Opportunities and Networks for Growth (SULONG Central Luzon)Dennis Dela CruzTechnology Transfer & Commercialization
Transitioning Adlaw farm into a smart cacao and chocolate production company: a capacity needs assessmentRex YadaoHuman Resource Development
Integrated network-based management for SEA coasts (InMSEA)Severino SalmoSpace Technology ApplicationsThe InMSEA project will build on the supporting projects by combining their findings to overcome the traditional boundaries between terrestrial and marine research, particularly with regards to carbon remobilization in the coastal zone. The project will pioneer a step change in understanding the linkages of these systems over the SEA region. Furthermore, it will create efficiencies by allowing the incorporation of additional measurements into existing study sites. Engagement with local communities is a critical process requiring time in order to establish trust. The supporting projects have established excellent relationships with a variety of communities thereby enlisting their cultural brokers offers a rapid mechanism to broaden the scope for this extremely valuable engagement. Furthermore, building on these existing projects offers a broader social and ecological context since they were focused within different SEA countries thereby adding value, and strengthening the extrapolation of their findings to the wider SEA region.
Development and Deployment of Halal Tourism Training Module and Halal Assurance Systems (HAS) to Secure Halal Compliance of Tourism EstablishmentsAnthony SalesFoodThis project proposal intends to strengthen and secure compliance of tourism establishments and enterprises with Halal standards. It will entail three components: Development and deployment of training modules on Halal Tourism. The module will be used in capacity-building activities on Halal leading to Halal certification of tourism establishments and enterprises. This component of the project will include the following: [1] Development of training module on Halal Tourism; [2] Trainers Training of Certified Halal Trainers and Auditors on the developed Halal Tourism module; and [3] Training of tourism establishments and enterprises on the developed Halal Tourism module. The training of tourism establishments and enterprises will include Halal certification requirements so that at the end of the training, they can proceed immediately to application for Halal certification; Development of Halal Assurance Systems for selected tourism establishments and enterprises, to include: an accommodation facility, three (3) types of food service establishment/enterprise i.e., restaurant, carinderia, and street food vendor, and a pasalubong center shop. Consultancy services on Halal assessment/audit and HAS development and Manual preparation shall be provided by the pool of Certified Halal Trainers and Auditors; and Establishment of a Halal food service establishment which shall serve as a model for Halal food establishments in the country. This facility shall serve as a Halal demonstration facility where trainings on Halal for Halal stakeholders can be conducted. It will serve not only as a Halal demonstration facility but also as a research facility where Halal products and services can be developed, Halal eating habits and practices can be studied, and market studies of developed Halal products can be conducted, among other research activities.
DOST ETCH: Enhanced Testing Capabilities of DOST Halal Verification Laboratories (HVLs) in Support to Philippine Tourism IndustryAgnes MoralesFood
Establishment of Halal Assurance Management System and Halal-compliant Standardized Process for Spa Skincare Products for the Halal Tourism IndustryMa Rachel ParconFoodThe project will focus on the development and establishment of Halal Assurance Management System (HAS) and Halal-compliant Standardized Process on Spa Skincare Products. Halal-certified or Halal-compliant raw materials will be produced and procured to formulate spa skincare products, including massage and body oil, body scrub, and body cream following the Malaysian Standard MS 2634: Halal Cosmetics General Requirements, cGMP ISO 22716, and other relevant standards.   Protocols will be established including the HAS Manual, Halal-Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), and Halal-compliant Standardized Process on Spa Skincare Products. The standardized formulation will be introduced to cosmetics manufacturers for adoption and to the spa services establishments for field testing.   Spa skincare products will be developed and characterized for their physico-chemical properties. Safety of the raw materials to be used will be established, including microbial profile and heavy metals. Other natural ingredients, such as essential oils and enzyme exfoliant, devoid of harmful organic solvents, will be processed. Product safety of the formulated spa skincare products will be evaluated, and sensory evaluation will be conducted.   This Project aims to support the national government’s efforts to promote Halal tourism in the country and improve the local businesses and the Halal economy in the Philippines.
Activity-Based Modeling for Transport Last Mile Mobility and Decision Support System for COVID-19 Pandemic (ACTS)Ma. Bernadeth LimTransportationThis research is significant for modelling of pedestrian and short-distance activity-travel behavior patterns of people. Understanding the activity-travel behavior patterns of people can help model future decisions which will determine where people go, the period of movement, which routes become congested, which mode of transportation is used, how long people stay in a certain place, among others. Knowing and understanding these can lead to tools that can determine infection patterns and help identify underlying factors that cause such. Hence, outputs can help forecast future travel behavior and identify specific measures to manage future pandemic. For normal days, forecasting of activity-travel patterns help determine congestion hotspots and identify specific areas that need intervention to alleviate traffic congestion problems. The presence of simulation models, can help visualize the movement patterns and forecast potential infections, identify appropriate interventions to prevent the spread, and manage traffic congestion problems. The system can also help propose and identify appropriate measures to reduce congestion in any area identified.
PUVs Patterns and Attitude on the Streets using Artificial intelligence and Data Analytics (PASADA)Felizardo ReyesDisaster Mitigation, Transportation
Road Infrastructure Design Evaluation and Reporting System (RIDERS)Felizardo ReyesConstruction, Disaster Mitigation, Transportation
Enhancing Technological Innovation of Coconut Products of Segatic Daku Small Coconut Farmers Cooperative through Expert Intervention for Scientific Engagement (ExperTISE) ProgramWilson NabuaHuman Resource Development
Capacity development needs of the 1.4 MW Maramag Mini Hydropower Project towards a sustainable renewable energy sourceEinstine OpisoHuman Resource Development
Fully Accessible Cloud-Based Learning Management System (LMS) for Persons with Disabilities in the PhilippinesRose VillamorTechnology Transfer & Commercialization
HEIRIT ReSEED: Development and Acceleration Support for Innovation Growth in Central Visayas (DASIG Central Visayas)Janice Antoniette ForsterTechnology Transfer & Commercialization
Market Segment Validation and Targeting for CodeChum, An Online Programming Class PlatformJemar Jude MarangaTechnology Transfer & Commercialization
Training, Education, and Evaluation of Road Safety Driving Competencies through a Virtual Environment (TESTDRIVE)Bernardino OfaliaTransportation
Ambient Air Remote Sensing, Modeling and Data Visualization Environment (AiRMoVE)Roseanne RamosEnvironmentThe spatial and temporal variability of air pollutant concentrations needs to be assessed for the entire Metro Manila and surrounding areas. This monitoring is critical in determining air quality, how it changes over space and time, and what relationships exist among air quality, land use, vehicular traffic, and other factors. With such knowledge, more effective intervention measures and policies concerning air quality could be developed and implemented. Considering the use and limitations of fixed monitoring stations in terms of coverage, the solution being proposed is the utilization of satellite remote sensing in describing the variations of air quality at regular monitoring intervals. These are snapshots of air quality at intervals of 1-2 days and resolution of around 500m to 1km. To have a comprehensive assessment at finer spatial and temporal resolution, modelling shall be conducted utilizing the RS-generated air quality layers, data from monitoring stations, and other data layers. Air dispersion models, currently used for assessment and regulatory and permitting purposes, may be combined with these datasets and may be customized based on the needs of other cities. These characteristics of the proposed integrated system differentiate the monitoring system established by concerned agencies. Remote sensing toolkits and air dispersion models significantly supplements the existing network of ground stations in monitoring ambient air at a larger scale. The benefits of using this proposed system are (1) it can provide better characterization and visualization of air pollution at varied resolutions, (2) it can generate detailed maps and other visual outputs showing air quality indices for assessing individual exposures and health risks, and (3) it can be used as a tool to support decisions and policies by the local government in providing comprehensive information to the public, and for them to regulate activities to minimize exposure to air pollution.
MINERVA: Monitoring of INdicators for Efficient Redevelopment and Value AssessmentChristopher MonterolaInformation and Communications Technology
HEIRIT Regional Startup Enablers for Ecosystem Development (ReSEED).Establishment of a Regional Startup Ecosystem Consortium in Southern LuzonAlbertson AmanteTechnology Transfer & Commercialization
PROMT: Philippines Remediation of Mine Tailings (Large Grant)Carlo ArcillaMining and Minerals
Development of Data Analytics System for Visualization and Exploratory Analysis of Philippine Rice Genetic ResourcesNehemiah CaballongHuman Resource Development
Low-dose Uniform Neutron Irradiation System (LUNIS) - resubmittedCheri Anne DingleHuman Resource DevelopmentThe LUNIS will be the first low-dose uniform neutron irradiation facility in the Philippines and will utilize recycled/repurposed radioisotopic neutron sources. LUNIS will have the following features: (1) a large cavity for low dose homogenous neutron irradiation that will be especially useful as a reference neutron field for neutron detector calibration and metrology, and (2) a small cavity with relatively high neutron fluence that can be utilized for neutron activation analysis and irradiation studies. The project aims to develop capability to design and utilize radioisotopic neutron sources in PNRI for neutron irradation to (1) support the country’s capacity building in nuclear science and technology; (2) provide a research facility for academic and research institutions; (3) provide training facility to demonstrate neutron applications; and (4) expand nuclear service to cover neutron irradiation.   
e-4PsMap: A data analytics-driven Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) outcomes monitoring, visualization, and dashboard system for the City of DigosJohn Vianne MurciaHuman Resource Development
Social Service Analytics and Mission Planning System (SSAMPS) for Barangay Guadalupe Viejo, MakatiDylan Josh LopezHuman Resource Development
Establishment of Drilling Fluids Research and Innovation LaboratoryJonathan Jared IgnacioInfrastructure Development Program
Establishment of a Microgrid and Sustainable Energy Laboratory in Silliman UniversityMaria Lorena TuballaInfrastructure Development Program
Establishment of IoT Research Laboratory and Training CenterMariciel TeogangcoInfrastructure Development Program
Development of Philippine Silk using Twisted Silk Yarns from Commercial Philippine Silkworm Hybrids in Northern MindanaoCheryl LopezProcess
ESTABLISHMENT OF PnC DANGAL(Pamantasan ng Cabuyao Data Analytics, Network, Grid and Automation Laboratory)Mary Grace BeanoInfrastructure Development Program
Designing High Entropy Alloy Surfaces for Catalytic Applications using Atomistic Calculations and Materials Informatics InvestigationsAllan Abraham PadamaMaterial ScienceThis cooperative project, composed of researchers from A*STAR, SINGAPORE, National Science and Technology Development Agency, THAILAND, University of Tokyo, JAPAN, and University of the Philippines, PHILIPPINES, will focus on the design of HEA for catalysts and battery applications. HEA is a new class of multi-component (five or more elements) material. Alloys, in general, are favored for industrial applications over their monometallic counterparts due to their enhanced properties. To achieve this goal, atomistic calculations coupled with materials informatics methods will be employed. The study will focus, in particular, on the behavior of atoms in alloys in the presence of gas molecules on the surface. Current studies on HEAs are focused on their structural properties. Research related to their applications is very limited. Thus, it is important to elucidate their performance as materials that can be utilized in industries. It is also the goal of this project to establish a database that will contain information about alloys and their interaction with adsorbates. This is expected to aid future investigations on alloy materials and material informatics relate studies. The generalizations from these data will be used as a starting point in constructing HEAs. The design will prioritize metals that are cheap and abundant in our country and the Asian region. This will boost their employment in devices and will reduce the dependence of industries on expensive metals. Lastly, this project will be a venue to train young researchers and students in various computational materials science methods through involvement in this project and in training/workshops that will be conducted. It also targets to promote multilateral partnership among the participating countries that could be extended to other countries in Asia through research and academic collaborations.
Unistar Automated Repossessed Motorcycle Assessment System (Unistar ARMAS)Erika Fille LegaraInformation and Communications Technology, Artificial Intelligence
Establishment of Quantum Innovation Laboratory: Optimizing a Decision Diagram-based Free and Open-Source Quantum Circuit Simulator for Benchmarking in an HPC Environment using Entanglement, Random Circuits, and Quantum Algorithms Benchmark DatasetsJeffrey AborotInformation and Communications Technology
Establishment of Regional Yarn Production and Innovation Center – Northern LuzonCelia ElumbaProcess
Integrated Community-scale Textile Fiber Innovation Hubs in Northern LuzonJenneli CayaProcess
Towards the Establishment of the Pavement Research (PAVER) Laboratory in Jose Rizal Memorial State UniversityElias CabilinInfrastructure Development Program
Establishment and Operationalization of Integrated Food and Environmental Testing Laboratory (IFETL) in AntiqueJessebel GadotInfrastructure Development Program
Nickel Extraction from Philippine Nickel Laterite Deposits for Battery Grade raw MaterialsEden May Dela PenaMining and Minerals
Recovery of Lithium and valuable metals from local spent Li-ion batteries: waste battery mining, repurposing and regenerationRinlee Butch CerveraMining and Minerals
Development of Electrodialysis with Bipolar Membrane for the Simultaneous Recovery of Cobalt and Lithium from Waste Secondary BatteriesChosel LawagonMining and Minerals
Development of a Fully Advanced and Highly Sustainable Packaging Material using Advanced and Nanotechnology Materials from Indigenous Plants for the Packaging IndustryJerome PalaganasTechnology Transfer & CommercializationThe project proposes the research and development of a fully-advanced, highly-sustainable packaging material using advanced and nanotecnology materials from indigenous plants for the packaging industry. Propopsed project aims to deliver a fully functional working prototype of a fully advanced and highly sustainable packaging material will be delivered which aims to solve the current problem cited. Upon completion of the needed characterization and testing for, this would be readied for adoption as a key material in the packaging industry in the Philippines. Overall, other than the advanced material that would be produced, this project aims to provide a starting point for the reduction and reliance to the use of synthetic plastics for packaging and later on will ease out the problem in waste management in the country. The use of indigenous plants for the development of advanced material and production of nanotechnology locally will have several impact to the country's economy as well as to the country side development.   
Processing of Coconut Monoglycerides (CMG) into Functionalized Polyols for Industrial Polyurethane ApplicationsArnold LubgubanProcessPolyurethane foams are versatile polymers with a wide variety of applications. Currently, industrial processing has been tremendous owing to the unlimited nature of the components A and B in addition to a number of applications and production schemes. However, the non-renewable nature of its components, particularly polyols have produced skyrocketing prices of PU foams and products with threats of depletion. This project, upon the prompt of our industry partner, Chemrez Technologies Inc. has decided to venture on the development of Coconut Monoglyceride-based polyols in order to produce the three main polyurethane foam product lines namely: Rigid Insulation Foam Panels, Viscoelastic Foams and Superoleophilic Foams as Sorbent Materials. CMG is a manufacturing side product of the Chemrez Technologies Inc. that requires product valuation and improvement techniques to become a highly-competitive product commodity in the line of PU foam industry. In this project, CMG will be converted into hydroxyl-terminated prepolymer using appropriate functionalization technique through optimization design and subsequently converted to PU Foam products that will satisfy existing industry standards. In addition, nanoparticles will be used as additive fillers for physico-mechanical and chemical property enhancement of the resulting foam product. Furthermore, the produced hydroxyl-terminated CMG prepolymer will have industrial properties that are at par with the currently used petroleum-based polyols in terms of OH functionality, acidity, viscosity, stability and MW. As such, these produced polyols will also give the desired properties of water-blown PU foams with varied applications along with competitive edge on economics, renewability and green chemistry. Moreover, this project will deepen industry-academe cooperation for the envisioned excellence in biopolymer research. Lastly, this technology will continue the pursuit for a safe, renewable and economically viable polyol and polyurethane products that have commercial values using industrially potent and efficient techniques and protocols.  
Production of Polyurethane-Modified Concrete (PMC) – Nanomaterial Composite from Crude Glycerol for Industrial Flooring System ApplicationArnold AlgunoProcess, ConstructionCommercially existing PMC is a unique polyurethane-based resin floor with exceptional resistance to aggressive chemicals, heavy impact, and high temperatures (> 150°C). It provides a smooth protective floor finish suitable for applications in predominantly dry environments. It is dense and impervious, providing the ideal floor finish for applications in the food, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing industries including clean room, laboratory, packing hall, and warehouse applications and wherever a robust, long-lived floor is required [1]. PMC is a composite material formed by combining mineral aggregates (such as sand or gravel) with a monomer, usually of a thermoset polymer resin. To form the final concrete product, the monomer must be cured, forming a network of polymer chains from the original monomeric compound. Therefore in PMC we have a polymeric matrix as the continuous phase and dispersed inorganic particles as a discrete phase [2]. In order to add features to our PMCs, the addition of photocatalytic nanomaterials for air purification will be added in order to sequester the pollutants in the surroundings. The versatile function of these nanomaterials may serve both as a photocatalytic material and a structural material simultaneously. The aim of this work is to utilize crude glycerol (CG), a byproduct of the biodiesel industry, as a precursor in polyol production via glycerol etherification to produce polyglycerol (PG) and subsequent polycondensation with acid anhydride yielding a polyester-polyether polyol (PPP). The produced PP is utilized in the production of polyurethane modified concrete with and without integrated nanoparticles for flooring application and compare with the existing commercially available PMCs with the following desirable characteristics: durability, low VOC emitting, non-tainting, fast application and curing, temperature, and thermal shock resistance, chemical resistance, impact resistance, substrate moisture tolerance, and safe to use.
SMART (Steel Manufacturing and Assembly for a Rapid Technology (SMART) in House Construction: Development of an Innovative CFS-based Structure with Screw Piles using Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA) TechnologyCheryl Lyne RoxasConstruction
Design Improvement of Existing Chain Link Fencing Machine to Produce Slope Protection Circular Wire MeshIsidro MilloConstruction
Renewable Energy Community Desalination Systems (RE-CoDeS)Antonio BasilioEnergyThis proposed research is to develop a bio-material water still powered by renewable energy sources (solar) to produce potable clean water from sea water. The researchers will integrate various enhancements to the materials, structure, and electronics of a basic solar still unit to enhance the volume of clean water produced and to achieve 24-hour round-the-clock water production. The project will also involve extensive community engagement activities to demonstrate a route for this new technology to be completely installed and maintained by local communities. Selected members from local electrical cooperatives and the local government development authority will be trained to monitor, maintain, and repair the unit. The final outcome of our research will be a blueprint for an enhanced performance solar still, designed-for-purpose to be easily operated and repaired by the local community. The technology developed from this research is anticipated to replace the current practice of a large, single community water supply system and eliminates the need for people to congregate, touch and share the same infrastructure, removing the most common source of COVID-19 transmission. An expected benefit of this technology is the provision of multiple, smaller, potentially dedicated household, potable water supplies, thus enabling the prescribed hand-washing practice.
REBCell: Rechargeable Edison Battery Cell for long-lasting high energy-density applicationsJulie Anne Del RosarioEnergyProject REBCell will re-examine the essential parts and interactions thereof within the nickel-iron battery. Using advances in nanomaterials and deeper understanding of battery chemistry, the electrodes will go through various experimental improvements. Understanding the interaction between the electrodes and electrolytes is the third dimension of the study, one which will take advantage of JOULES' capability to provide time-resolved non-destructive imaging while the cell undergoes electrochemical operation. The said improvements will address the low energy-density of the nickel-iron battery, which hinders its suitability for RE storage wherein cost is an important consideration. The project will further bring down the cost of this type of battery by taking advantage of the natural abundance of nickel and iron compounds in the Philippines.  
Advanced Cathode Materials based on Earth-Abundant Elements (Ni, Fe) for High Energy Density Next Generation BatteriesJoey OconEnergyIn this proposal, we will develop advanced high iron or nickel content cathodes for next-generation batteries (Li-ion, Na-ion, Mg-ion, multi-ion) to improve the performance and reduce the cost of future batteries. This will be performed through four specific objectives. First, material databases will be screened for existing compounds with properties that may be useful for battery applications. Second, novel materials based on the screened materials will be synthesized and characterized. Third, a cell using the synthesized material will be fabricated. Lastly, the performance of this cell will be optimized. With this proposal, the Philippines can contribute to providing sustainable energy access by incorporating its resources in the development of next-generation batteries.
Advanced Lead Acid Batteries with Embedded Ultrasonics (ALAB-EU)Dandreb Earl JuanicoEnergyALAB will optimize the design of low-power embedded ultrasonics in battery casings using the time-resolved information obtained through X-ray computerized nanotomography. ALAB will also investigate other forms of non-invasive energy transfer that increase the diffusive transport of active species within the electrolyte while charging. The invigorated diffusion could theoretically slow down the Ostwald ripening kinetics that build up the insoluble lead-sulfate crystals, which passivate the surface of the electrodes. ALAB's team will coordinate with the labs of Dr. Ocon and Dr. Del Rosario in UP Diliman (collaborators within the JOULE program) to access additional instruments for testing the electrochemical effects of invigorated diffusion. T.I.P.'s ongoing collaboration with the Philippine Batteries Inc. (PBI), will guarantee a market for ALAB's research outputs and intellectual property. ALAB will also seek optimal configurations that would enable the local battery industry to penetrate the battery energy storage systems (BESS) market within the country and overseas. The competitive LAB manufacturing sector in the Philippines dominated by PBI can accelerate the commercialization of R&D efforts from Project ALAB in both automotive and BESS applications.
SUNSHARE: A Renewable Energy Blockchain Marketplace Application for a Clean CommunityThelma PalaoagEnergy
Sustainable Development of Cascaded Micro-Hydropower Plants in a Remote CommunityNoel EstoperezEnergy
Prototype e-Boat for Inland Waterways to Address Urban CongestionLew Andrew TriaEnergy
Synchrotron X-ray Analysis for Material Science ResearchVallerie Ann SamsonHuman Resource Development
Enhancement and Market Validation of Artist Management (HUSAY.CO) with Artist-Profiling, Worker Benefits Facilitation, and Job-Matching SystemLeah Katrina RasayTechnology Transfer & Commercialization
DOST-HRDP Visiting Expert ProgramCheri Anne DingleHuman Resource Development
Prototype Enhancement for Digitizing Traditional Market Centers (Bagsakans) and Market Validation for a Networked Agricultural Clearing HouseRey Kenneth MolinaTechnology Transfer & Commercialization
Calunasan Cacao Pod Husk w/ Rice Hulls based Fuel BriquettingJoy Pulchra SarabiaTechnology Transfer & Commercialization
Collection, Recording, and Analysis of Traffic Incidence Data (CREATE)Adrian Roy ValdezDisaster Mitigation, Transportation
V2X Initiatives for Road Safety (VIROS)Jaymar SorianoConstruction, Disaster Mitigation, Transportation
Motor Vehicle Inspection System with loaded emissions testing and smart features (MVISion)Neil Stephen LopezTransportation, Disaster Mitigation
Foamed and Innovative Biochar ingredients with Environmentally Recycled Plastic in Concrete (FIBER Plastic in Concrete)Richard De JesusConstruction
HEIRIT: Handholding Starting Incubators from HEIs for Readiness towards Innovation and Technopreneurship Preparatory and Skills Acceleration for TBI Managers Optimizing Regional Startup Ecosystem (HIHEIRIT PA MORE!)Miguel Carlo GuillermoTechnology Transfer & Commercialization
Improvement of the MAGWAI Reef-Safe Sunscreen Formulation to Accelerate its Market AdoptionLindberg GileraTechnology Transfer & Commercialization
Production of Bio-Briquettes from Nanosized Durio zibethinus (Durian) Peels and Seed Starch AdhesiveJay Carlo AguilarHuman Resource Development
Funko Bats (Fungal Quinone Batteries): A Sustainable Energy Storage from Fungal Quinone ExtractionLourdes AlvarezHuman Resource Development
Catalytic Zeolite PH: Hydrothermal Transformation of Pangasinan Clinoptilolite and Kaolin to ZSM-5 and its Potential Application to the Thermocatalytic Depolymerization of PolyethyleneChester DeocarisHuman Resource Development
Design of a 3D Printed Polymer-Based Adsorbent Containing In-Situ Grown Waste PET Plastics-Derived Metal Organic Framework for Effective Removal of Textile Dye from Polluted WaterLawrence PortilloHuman Resource Development
Project BIO-INSULATION: Low-cost Aerogel with Heat and Sound Insulation Properties from Spent Mushroom Substrate and Coir FiberLourdes AlvarezHuman Resource Development
Characterization of Non-metallic Mineral Deposit Found in General Santos City and Sarangani ProvinceRyan BanalHuman Resource Development
Establishment of Recycled Concrete Aggregates Laboratory (ReCoLab)Khim Cathleen SaddiInfrastructure Development Program
[Sample] Development of Speed CarPL sampleProcessThis is a sample project
ROS-Compatible Autonomous Indoor Navigation Robot using a 2D Lidar SensorSherwin John DignadiceHuman Resource Development
IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF THE PHIL LIDAR PROGRAMMoises Neil SeriñoPolicy Development and Advocacy
Impact Assessment of the PCIEERD Institution Development Program (IDP)Maria Excelsis OrdenPolicy Development and Advocacy, Infrastructure Development Program
Development of Vegan Leather from Banana (Musa acuminata × balbisiana var. Cardaba) Peels Reinforced with Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata) FibersKier GasgaHuman Resource Development
Microbial Biobank for Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) from Traditional Fermented Shrimp (Acetes sp.) and Anchovies (Encrasicholina sp.) in Western Visayasn Western VisayasFrancis LegarioHuman Resource Development
Development of Protein Hydrolysates from Catfish Consumption Wastes as a Food IngredientMercy QuilantangHuman Resource Development
Predicting malnutrition among children under five year old with the use of Classification techniques in Data MiningMae Ann JavierHuman Resource Development
Development of a Data-Driven Student Support System using Admission to Graduation DataJames Patrick AcangHuman Resource Development
Development of QP Data Analytics and Recommender System for Effective Monitoring and Management (QP-DAREM)Edgar Bryan NicartHuman Resource Development
Development of an integrated Barangay Civil Registration and Information System (BCRIS) optimizing Data Analytics for a smarter e-governance of the City of TayabasRaymond BermudezHuman Resource Development
1st Philippine Textile CongressZailla PayagHuman Resource Development
1st Philippine Handloom Weaving Conference: Weaving a Sustainable and Inclusive FutureJenneli CayaHuman Resource Development
4th Philippine Silk SummitCheryl LopezHuman Resource Development
Research Presentation at the International Conference on Learning Design and Educational Technologyof Project Haynayan AR: Augmented Reality-based Tool for Teaching Cell Biology and Basic MicroscopyJoel BautistaHuman Resource Development
Establishment of “nanoCORE Lab: Computational Nanotechnology Laboratory”Rey CapangpanganInfrastructure Development Program
Support of Operations for the Cordillera Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development Consortium (CIEERDEC)Pepita PicpicanHuman Resource Development
Support for Ilocos Consortium for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and DevelopmentIsmael GurtizaHuman Resource Development
Establishment of Sultan Kudarat State University – Forensic Molecular Biology Center (SKSU-FMBC)Vincent Louie CabelinInfrastructure Development Program
Cagayan Valley Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development Consortium (CVIEERDEC)Junel GuzmanHuman Resource Development
Operationalization of the Metropolitan Manila Industry, Energy, And Emerging Technology Research and Development Consortium (MMIEERDC)Jose Patalinjug IIIHuman Resource Development
Support for the Operation of the Southern Tagalog Consortium for Industry and Energy Research and Development (STCIERD) for CY 2022Lorcelie TaclanHuman Resource Development
Financial Assistance to Bicol Consortium for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (BCIEERD)Nino Jeffrey LuzonHuman Resource Development
Support for the Operation of the Eastern Visayas Consortium for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (EVCIEERD)for the Year 2022Benedicto MilitanteHuman Resource Development
Advanced Electrode Materials for Energy Supply and StorageAnabella VilandoHuman Resource Development, Energy, Process
Training on DOST-ASTI DATOS Artificial Intelligence for Earth Observation(AI4EO)Jayson VictorianoHuman Resource Development
Mine Geotechnical and Environmental Assessment Robotic System (Mine GEARS)Rudolph Joshua CandareMining and Minerals
Industry 4.0 Learning Factory for Mining Engineering and Geology in the Academe and Mining Industry using Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) TechnologiesJaymer JayomaMining and Minerals
ICT4RM 2.0 : Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation of Mining Resources and its Contribution Using Predictive Analytics and Collective IntelligenceRolyn DaguilMining and Minerals
Support for the Operation of Western Visayas Consortium for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (WVCIEERD) for the Year 2022Carmelo AmbutHuman Resource Development
Development of Extracellular Matrix from Fish Processing Wastes for Nutraceutical and Biomedical ApplicationRonald BualProcessThis project utilizes wastes from fish processing plants as raw materials for the production of potential commercial products. This project aims to develop a scalable technology that synthesizes a highly functional extracellular matrix for nutraceutical and biomedical applications. Fish wastes (skins, bones and fins, heads, and viscera) are pretreated with saline solution to remove impurities. Subsequent chemical treatment follows to remove the cellular components leaving the ECM of the tissues. The chemical treatment varies and is optimized according to the type of tissue. After acellularization, the skin and scales are treated separately and processed further to produce a wound healing material. The other tissues are solubilized by enzymatic treatment and processed further to make a functional food supplement. The products are characterized for their physical, chemical, and mechanical properties, biocompatibility, and comparability with existing commercial food supplements and wound healing materials. This technology provides a simple, highly marketable and profitable, and environmentally friendly alternative to the present fish wastes processing techniques.
Support for the Operation of the Northern Mindanao Consortium for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (NorMinCIEERD) for Region 10 for CY 2022Vench Clark MierHuman Resource Development
Support for the Operation of the Davao Region Industry, Energy and Emerging Technologies R&D Consortium (DRIEERDC) for CY 2022Anthony SalesHuman Resource Development
Sustainable Meltblown Nonwoven Textiles for Mask Filters and Packaging ApplicationJosanelle Angela BiloProcessThis project starts immediately with the commissioning of the lab-scale melt-blown production line and the verification of its actual capacity and the productivity of the processes and the equipment. Thermoplastic polymers such as polyethylene terephthalate, nylon-6, nylon 66, polyamide, and polypropylene will be used as test/commissioning materials and also create a library of melt-blown nonwoven textiles. A protocol for the production of melt-blown nonwoven textiles will be established. A battery of tests will be done to assess the performance and properties of the melt-blown nonwoven textiles and produced products towards their intended applications. Specifically, for the melt-blown nonwoven masks and filters application, polypropylene will be used due to its standard of processing conditions and suitability for this specific application. A prototype design of respiratory masks and filters will also be explored in year 1 as well as the life cycle assessment and cost analysis from the actual cost of inputs on the whole process to the produced product as compared to existing products to determine the economic viability of the process or product and check its competitive advantage and positioning. Also, this project will explore the use of recycled polypropylene from production wastes and biopolymers such as polylactic acid (PLA) which is typically sourced from cornstarch and starch from sugarcane for the melt-blown nonwoven fabric production. Respiratory face masks and filters from sustainable melt-blown nonwoven fabrics will be developed following the protocol for the production and the battery of tests established and the reusability and waste management of the project will also be explored.
Functional Spunbonded Nonwovens for Agro-Industrial and Geo-Textile ApplicationsJulius LleanoProcessThis two-year project begins with the establishment of the operating parameters of a spunbonding R&D facility, until the exploration of various nonwoven textile configurations and its corresponding end-uses in the agriculture and geotechnical applications. Product exploration shall include maximization of the acquired facility, prototyping, and determination of its performance against the industry standards. The projects also intend to establish and implement policies regarding local production, product ownership and reusability, and waste management. This project will be in partnership with JG Summit Petrochemical Group (JGSPG) and Fivecent Global Corporation.
Establishment of Electronics Projects Laboratory for Process Automation of the Cagayan Lodging IndustryErtie AbanaInfrastructure Development Program The COVID-19 problem is mostly hurting service-oriented industries, such as the hospitality industry [1]. For months, hospitality industries like the lodging sector have been closed as governments and public health officials worked to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Until given the green light to reopen, these establishments worked quickly to reduce the impact on their business by laying off employees, cutting costs, migrating online, and more. Now that the moment has come, governments throughout the world have begun to restore their economies, and the hospitality industry is preparing to reopen its doors [2].     In Region 2, the hospitality industry is also starting to reopen. RSC2 Chair and NEDA2 Regional Director Dionisio C. Ledres, Jr. shared in the recently conducted Regional Statistic Committee Region 2 (RSC2) meeting on March 03, 2022, that with the declaration of COVID-19 Alert Level 1 status the performance of key sectors like tourism will improve. At least 750 billion pesos of tourism receipts can be recovered with the reopening of domestic tourism through transport, hotels, malls, and restaurants operating at 100 percent capacity [3]. The lowering of the status level is a piece of great news for the industry and also the local government.      The service sector which includes the lodging sector still holds the highest percentage share in the real Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) [6] of Region 2. This is because of the growing hospitality industry in the Region, especially in the Province of Cagayan. The lodging sector in Cagayan is growing because the province is now being promoted as an adventure and eco-tourism destination by the Department of Tourism (DOT).  Even though the lodging industry in Cagayan has been growing, the adoption of new technologies in this sector has never been prioritized by business owners. Research and development support by government agencies is also rare for this industry considering that the capital, Tuguegarao City, is slowly becoming a highly urbanized city where lodging establishments are being built everywhere.     The pandemic has shown that technology opened a variety of new opportunities for growth in the lodging industry. The broad adoption of new technology has profoundly changed the way services are given and received [4-5]. Now that this industry is opening its doors again to the public, the need for smarter infrastructures and innovation should become priorities not only for the business owners but also for the government agencies that support this sector. The industry's foundation is high-quality customer service, but technological advancements can make it easier to consistently deliver a memorable experience to customers [5-6]. Moreover, it increases the efficiency of the establishment’s processes and services.    The rise of the digital economy, as well as the popularization of the notion of open innovation, has brought the issues of creative idea manifestation, development, and transfer of new technologies to a new level [7]. Moreover, the progress of a country necessitates both creativity and the implementation of ideas [8]. Implementation of these ideas today can now be achieved with the establishment of innovation and automation laboratories that can help people turn their concepts into a product by providing affordable digital prototyping equipment. Even a small-scale laboratory, which provides digital fabrication equipment, can now assist the transition from a creative expression to new applications for the benefit of society.    Open high-tech workshop laboratory [9] is a place where people can develop and produce custom-made items that are not possible with traditional industrial scale technologies. For projects in the realms of science, education, and sustainable development, these laboratories provide the opportunity for digital fabrication and rapid prototyping [10]. The concept of innovation laboratories is based on the belief that allowing developing communities to participate in the creation of their technological tools for solving their problems is the most long-term way to bring the digital revolution's deepest benefits to them [11]. The tools for design and modeling (3D printers), prototyping (CNC milling machines, laser cutters), instrumentation, testing and debugging, and documentation for a wide range of applications in agriculture, disaster preparedness, health, education, and environmental monitoring, as well as economic and social development [8], are commonly seen in innovation laboratories that produce electronics projects.    The World Bank has acknowledged that laboratories [12], which are built on the concepts of collaboration, decentralization, participation, and democratization, as a particularly effective way to enhance STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education. Therefore, universities and research centers are encouraged to begin establishing laboratories using low-cost digital prototyping equipment [8]. There are two key reasons why this initiative should be embraced. One is that most of the necessary logistics for these laboratories are already in place, such as safety controls and rules, appropriate space and facilities, competent employees, and business support to keep the structure running, among other things. The second purpose is to encourage contact between academics, students, and the public, as well as to provide a rich supply of new ideas to be developed in collaboration with experts, resulting in a more enriched laboratory environment for everyone's benefit [13].    The benefit of putting up an electronics projects laboratory has been undeniable, however, not every university and research center has the financial capability to put it up. In the Philippines, there are only a few laboratories of this kind that are established in schools in selected regions to provide access to digital fabrication technologies for quick prototyping and discovery. Moreover, there are no specialized small-scale laboratories in the country that concentrate on innovation and automating the processes and services offered by the lodging industry.    The University of Saint Louis in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan is a Catholic institution of higher learning that is starting to be recognized in innovative research projects through research presentations, publications, and Intellectual Property (IP) works. This humble institution offers many STEM programs but is known in the Philippines for its engineering programs that have produced board topnotchers. With the vision of the university to be recognized for science and technology across all disciplines, the university wanted to accelerate the production of quality research projects. However, faculty and students in the Engineering programs (Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering) are having problems with the fabrication of circuit boards, electronic chassis, and other components of an electronics research project due to the lack of machines.    When developing electronics projects, researchers from the university stumble on many fabrication problems that prevent them from developing a quality output worthy of technology transfer. The common problems encountered are the following:  Researchers resort to generic printed circuit boards due to the lack of a CNC milling machine or circuit printer. The use of generic printed circuit boards leads to cable spaghetti which reduces airflow, overheating, malfunctioning, and breaking down of the electronic projects.  The electronics chassis or electronics enclosure to protect the sensitive internal components of electronic projects is not chosen well based on environmental factors it will face and material it is made of, and the form factor it might require. The electronics chassis used by researchers are mostly recycled materials that are not durable. Some researchers make use of prefabricated electronics chassis that are designed for other purposes wherein most of the time is either too small or too large for their needs. The use of these nonoptimal electronics chassis as alternatives is due to a lack of 3D printers and laser cutters.  Small electrical project components are gathered by purchasing identical devices and removing them to obtain only the component needed. These components include electrical knobs, specialty buttons, electrical fixtures, plugs, blower fans, and many more. Buying a whole device just for a single component could have been avoided with the presence of desktop-forming machines and desktop injection molding machines.  When analyzing existing products to develop a similar or improved design, researchers in the implementing agency start designing from a blank state which is time-consuming and prone to inaccurate surface measurements. With a 3D scanner, these problems can easily be solved, and it will be much easier to understand the design intent to recreate or improve on the design.  The proposed laboratory will cater to the technological needs of the lodging sector of Cagayan’s hospitality industry. The university will use the proposed laboratory for research and development of electronic projects to automate the processes and innovate the services of this sector. The school will also utilize the laboratory for the development of renewable energy devices for the sector. Since there are lots of establishments in this sector, the implementing agency will select those that are willing to accept the clause indicated in MOU. Moreover, the implementing agency will select only those establishments that can be qualified as an MSME.       
HEIRIT ReSEED: Synergistic, Innovative and Agile Cagayan Valley (SINAG Cagayan Valley)Jose GuzmanTechnology Transfer & Commercialization
Collaborative Aerial-ground Unmanned System for Exploration and Monitoring of Philippine Active VolcanoesCarl John SalaanDisaster Mitigation
Proj 2: CALAMI-T: Cordillera Administrative Landslide Monitoring Integrated ToolboxNathaniel Vincent LubricaDisaster MitigationProject CALAMI-T applies a multidisciplinary and multivariable approach for landslide modelling, monitoring, and early warning system.  The scope of the project will be twelve (12) sites equally distributed in the  Baguio-La Trinidad-Itogon-Sablan-Tuba-Tublay (BLISTT) area.  The areas will be unique in terms of geotechnical characteristics, land cover, and land use.  Geographic Information System (GIS) along with remote sensing will be utilized to characterize areas.  Sensors for soil moisture, rainfall, and earth movement will be installed as real time monitoring devices.  The number of sensors that will be installed will depend on the delineated landslide prone area identified in the program which include Ucab, Itogon; Kias, Baguio City; Ambiong, La Trinidad; Santo Nino, Tublay; and landslide prone areas in Naguilian road in Sablan, and Marcos Highway in Tuba.  Equipment in the GIS Innovation Laboratory such as GNSS devices, map printer and scanner, and server will be used in the project.  Sensors data along with GIS generated maps, remotely sensed maps, spatial rainfall information, geospatial, and geotechnical data will be combined in an array of landslide models which provides early warning, and landslide analysis for planning purposes.  In the citizen level, mobile apps will be developed for citizen awareness as well as citizen reports linked with the entire Project CALAMI-T platform. LGUs and citizens will benefit with safety precautions from landslides, as well as establishment of safe spots or areas for evacuation and relocation.  
Proj 1: Modelling Susceptibility and Generating Rainfall Threshold for Rainfall-Induced LandslidesDymphna JavierDisaster MitigationWith the availability of recent high-resolution satellite imagery and access to GIS and statistical software, more detailed landslide inventories and consequently landslide susceptibility  maps may be generated,  following appropriate methods reported by earlier workers (Akgun, Kincal, & Pradhan, 2012; Aleotti & Chowdhury, 1999; Magliulo, Di Lisio, & Russo, 2009; Metternicht, Hurni, & Gogu, 2005; C. Van Westen, 2004; C. J. Van Westen, Castellanos, & Kuriakose, 2008).  Using remote sensing and , GIS, a more updated landslide inventory and susceptibility model will be generated. Bivariate and multivariate statistical methods such as frequency ratio and/or binary logistic regression, respectively, will be applied to model low, medium, high  landslide susceptibility zones.  The output from this work could potentially aid in decision making in an aftermath of an extreme rainfall event (e.g early warning protocol); conceptualization and design of rehabilitation and mitigation measures; in urban planning; and in environmental impact assessment. The procedure for landslide susceptibility modelling could be replicated in other similar landslide-prone areas in CAR.
Development and Market Validation of Empath, a Mental Health Mobile App for Youth in High-Stress SituationsStephanie Angelica NavalTechnology Transfer & Commercialization
Evaluating Dynamic Internal Loading of Nutrients in Lake Sediment for Recovery of Lakes from Eutrophication (INLakes)Maria Pythias EspinoEnvironmentIn this landmark local investigation, the nutrient dynamics that affect the ecosystem health of selected lakes in the Province of Laguna will be evaluated. Three lakes in Laguna Province will initially be studied under this NICER Program for Lake Environment Research.  Laguna Lake, Sampalok Lake and Lumot Lake will be the primary study sites.   Nine, five and three sampling locations in Laguna Lake, Sampalok Lake and Lumot Lake, respectively, will be studied for sediment nutrient content and release. Sediment and samples from the water column in the study sites will be collected for nutrients analysis and physicochemical measurements.  The results will be used in evaluating internal loading by elucidating nutrient dynamics in sediment-water interfaces. The experimental data will also be used in creating mathematical models on the internal release of nutrients from the sediment to the underlying water. The mathematical predictions will be useful in creating recommendations for programs on nutrient balance restoration in the lakes. The findings and recommendations will be useful in developing integrated approaches to lake recovery and aquatic resource conservation.  Policies and innovative strategies for the reduction of nutrient enrichment can then be developed.  The science-based outcomes of this study will contribute to the long-term sustainability of the natural resources of lakes in the country.
A Model Rehabilitation of a Laguna de Bay Tributary - Taytay River - Maningning Creek Sub-basinMylene CayetanoEnvironmentWe propose that the already engaged stakeholders of the Taytay River Maningning Creek Sub-basin be equipped with technical interventions, with a vision towards making the Maningning Creek habitable not only by humans, but also of freshwater fish, benthic invertebrates, plants, as evidence of a liveable creek.  Continuing from here, the general objective is to develop and establish community-based, sustainable solutions to rehabilitate the Laguna de Bay Tributary of Taytay River-sub basin Maningning Creek.   COOPERATING AGENCY/IES Local Government of Taytay, Rizal, Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office Barangay Environment and Natural Resources Office, Sta Ana and San Isidro Focal Person: John Tobit Cruz, Brgy Councilor, Sta. Ana   ILEC/SEALNet Focal Person: Adelina Santos-Borja
Source TRacking Of Microbial Contamination in Selected Lakes of Laguna, Philippines (STROLL)Windell RiveraEnvironmentMicrobial source tracking (MST) method has been widely used in bodies of water, but now it is gaining importance in the food industry as well (Fu & Li, 2013). This research aims to build upon the methods and results from the DOST-PCIEERD-funded project entitled, “Microbial source tracking in selected tributaries of Laguna Lake,” expanding its applications to other stations of Laguna de Bay and to the seven-crater lakes of  San Pablo, Laguna. A report by Brillo (2015) states that lake studies in the Philippines are primarily focused on large and major lakes, resulting in little attention and resources given for the rehabilitation of small lakes. Both major and small lakes are subject to the negative impacts of overpopulation and anthropogenic activities, resulting in the deterioration of their quality. Among others, fecal contamination is a major factor resulting in great ecological stress of these lakes. Fecal indicator bacteria, such as Escherichia coli, have been widely used in determining the extent of fecal contamination, however, this technique cannot provide information on fecal contamination sources (Shanks et al., 2006). MST not only allows for the restoration of polluted waters but also serves as a backbone for regulations and risk assessments related to the contamination of water resources (Fu & Li, 2013). The major outcome expected of this research is to utilize optimized and validated methodologies from the previous MST project - particularly a library-dependent DNA-fingerprinting method of E. coli isolates and a library-independent method that exploits host-specific markers of Bacteroides spp.  - to source track fecal contamination in selected lake stations in Laguna, Philippines. These methods can be adapted by monitoring agencies as a complement to the traditional coliform monitoring in the rehabilitation of freshwater lakes in the country.
Project 1: Towards Green Smart Cities: Connected Embedded Systems for Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality MonitoringBryan AlamaniEnvironment
Project 4: Indoor Air Quality Monitoring and Reporting SystemJoseph Gerard ReyesEnvironment
Project 5: Development of Filter Media, eBC and VOC Sensors for Local ConditionsLouis Angelo DanaoEnvironment
Impact Assessment of the DOST-supported Complementary Food Production (CFP) in the RegionsMarianne De LunaPolicy Development and Advocacy  This project would like to look at the impact of the roll-out of complementary food production in the regions as implemented in Luna, Apayao; San Mateo, Isabela; Mulanay, Quezon and Brooke’s Point, Palawan in the year 2013-2019 , which introduced affordable and nutritious complementary foods. It will also evaluate the production and commercialization of the complementary foods; analyze adoption of the complementary foods at the household and community level; identify gaps and/or problems that may have occurred during the implementation; and recommend possible solutions/ alternatives for the improvement of the program.
Impact Assessment of the R&D and Roll-out of Food Processing Equipment Prototypes in the PhilippinesRowena DoradoPolicy Development and AdvocacyOne of the projects of the Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI), Metals Industry Research Development Center together with Project Management Engineering and Design Services Office is the roll out of food processing equipment prototype in six regions, namely Regions II, V, VI, VIII X, XI. This project was conducted from August 2013 to July 2014. This project aims to encourage start-up/micro food processors to use locally developed food processing equipment for product quality and productivity improvement. This impact assessment study will focus on the activities of this project which includes the provision of the food processing equipment and the training provided using data from survey from food processors and users/adopters of the equipment, secondary data, and key informant interviews. Using a set of relevant key indicators, impact pf the project will be assessed using both qualitative and quantitative methods In addition, this study will attempt to assess and quantify the impacts of the roll out of equipment project to provide a clearer indication of the returns relative the more readily measurable outcomes. This study will try to understand how this type of project is expected to impact beneficiaries and the factors. This also aims to determine the barriers that can shape impact to improve future related projects (Kirtman et al., 2013; World Bank, 2017a).
Mixed Methods Impact Assessment of Technological and Institutional Interventions for the Promotion of Competitiveness in the Philippine Textile IndustryAileen LapitanPolicy Development and Advocacy
IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF THE PHILIPPINE SCIENTIFIC EARTH OBSERVATION MICROSATELLITE PROGRAMRico AncogPolicy Development and AdvocacyThis project aims to evaluate the impacts brought about by the program implemented by DOSTPCIEERD and the Advanced Science and Technology Institute to develop microsatellites and ground receiving stations as an initiative for the development of remote sensing capacity for the country under the program, “Development of Philippine Scientific Earth Observation Microsatellite (PHL-MICROSAT)”
Development of Hybrid Marine-Air Vehicle to Satisfy Various Rapid and Efficient Interisland Transport Needs in the PhilippinesJonathan MaglasangDisaster Mitigation, Transportation, Energy
Optimizing the Production of Natural Products from the Philippine Cinnamon & other aromatic plantsNovember Canieso-yeoTechnology Transfer & Commercialization
Assistance to the Upgrading of Technology of LunchBox Project Superfoods Community Partners in Bulacan, Philippines.Deborah Gay EstacioTechnology Transfer & Commercialization
WET PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY THROUGH MICROBIAL FERMENTATION FOR HIGH QUALITY CHOCOLATESAgnes AlimboyoguenProcessThis project is designed to develop a different fermentation technology in producing high quality  chocolates, understanding the flavour and aroma profile and sensory evaluation of cacao and chocolate that will contribute to the goal of attaining inclusive growth and poverty alleviation through increase in the farmers’ and producers income as well as the people from the cacao industry.  
Establishment of Footwear Innovation and Technology (FIT) Research Laboratory at Marikina Polytechnic CollegeMa. Arra SantosInfrastructure Development Program
Establishment of the Innovation and Development Accelerators Consortium for Startups in Davao Region (IDEAS- Davao Region)Miguel Carlo GuillermoTechnology Transfer & Commercialization
HEIRIT ReSEED: Strategic and Collaborative Alliance for Leveraging Ecosystem of Startups in the National Capital Region (SCALE NCR)Shearyl ArenasTechnology Transfer & Commercialization
Virtual Reality and Networking Feature for our Virtual Events PlatformWin DizonTechnology Transfer & Commercialization
Integration of RTK-GPS module for Autonomous Outdoor Navigation of Mobile Land and Aerial Robots applied in AgricultureAnthony James BautistaHuman Resource Development
Visions of a Smart METRO: A Smart City Seminar and Workshop SeriesCzar Jakiri SarmientoHuman Resource Development
CIMPA SCHOOL PHILIPPINES 2022Mathematical Modeling of EcosystemsJayrold ArcedeHuman Resource Development
Caraga Food Safety SummitNoel AjocHuman Resource Development
Conduct of Workshop on Radiological Environmental Impact Assessment for Nuclear InstallationsJessie SamaniegoHuman Resource Development
The Federation of Engineering Institutions of Asia and the Pacific (FEIAP)30th General Assembly and 6th International ConventionLydia TansinsinHuman Resource Development
Solvothermal Carbonization of Carbon-Based Industrial Waste into Carbon DotPhosphors for WLED applicationNajeeb AbdullaHuman Resource Development
Training on Additive Manufacturing with Machine Learning and Artificial IntelligenceElmer PeramoHuman Resource Development
Training on Additive Manufacturing with Machine Learning and Artificial IntelligenceLaureen Ida BallesterosHuman Resource Development
Training on Additive Manufacturing with Machine Learning and Artificial IntelligenceLeif Oliver CoronadoHuman Resource Development
Training on Additive Manufacturing with Machine Learning and Artificial IntelligenceAlvin Kim ColleraHuman Resource Development
Training on Additive Manufacturing with Machine Learning and Artificial IntelligenceMarianito MargaritoHuman Resource Development
Training on Additive Manufacturing with Machine Learning and Artificial IntelligencePersia Ada De YroHuman Resource Development
Energy-Efficient RF Front-end Architectures for Large-Scale Sensor NetworksLouis AlarconInformation and Communications Technology
Model-Driven Co-Design of MEMS-Based Sensors and Interface CircuitsMaria Theresa De LeonInformation and Communications Technology
Energy Efficient Machine Learning Hardware Co-designAnastacia AlvarezInformation and Communications Technology
Energy Harvesting for Battery-less IoT Device OperationJefferson HoraInformation and Communications Technology
SandPix: A Sand based Image Printing TechnologyRyan SubongElectronics Technology, Creative Industries
#TCPassagePH: Development of operational seasonal prediction system for tropical cyclone passages in the PhilippinesJoseph BasconcilloHuman Resource Development
Synthesis of forward osmosis membrane from Ananas comosus cellulose-silica composites for desalination applicationLiza PatacsilHuman Resource Development
Method Validation for the Simultaneous Determination of Cation and Anion in Lake Water using Dual Channel Ion Chromatography in correlation with Ion Selective Electrode for Ammonia (PROSPPER)Alvin Manuel TrajeHuman Resource Development
Presentation of poster entitled “Effect of heating temperature on the perception of aroma and flavor attributes of selected Philippine virgin coconut oil (VCO)” at the 21st World Congress of Food Science and TechnologyAirisse Rae BasinangHuman Resource Development
Grafting of poly(glycidyl methacrylate) onto abaca woven fabric as interface compatibilization for composite reinforcement - Presentation in the Second International Conference on Applications of Radiation Science and Technology (ICARST-2022)Bin Jeremiah BarbaHuman Resource Development
Electron beam-induced synthesis of amine and carboxylic type adsorbents from abaca-polyester fabric via pre–irradiation technique for Pb(II), Ni(II), and Cd(II) ion adsorption – Poster Presentation in the Second International Conference on Applications of Radiation Science and Technology (ICARST-2022)Patrick Jay CabalarHuman Resource Development
Optimization of Durio zibethinus (Durian) Fiber-reinforced Composite as Automotive Skin MaterialJay Carlo AguilarHuman Resource Development
Agent-Based Modeling of COVID-19 Transmission in Philippine ClassroomsJcob MalaguitHuman Resource Development
Full Factorial Design Analysis of the Facile Synthesis of Organo-conjugated Carbon Quantum Dots from GlycerolRoland Andrew CruzHuman Resource Development
Digitization of Philippine Textiles to Protect and Sustain the Handloom Weaving SectorJenneli CayaCreative Industries
Establishment of Central Luzon Internet of Things Research and Innovation Laboratory for Smart Cities (IoTRILS)Alberto CruzInfrastructure Development Program
Establishing an Innovations Laboratory for Machine Design, Evaluation, and Fabrication (MaDe Fab Lab)Monalyn OlorosoInfrastructure Development Program
Establishment of the Multiple Applications for Reality-Virtuality Experience Laboratory (MARVEL) for Local Product Business eCommerceMichael Joseph DinoInfrastructure Development Program
Upgrading and Repair of the Cagayan State University Food Quality and Safety LaboratoryJose GuzmanInfrastructure Development Program
Upgrading of the Microbiology and Physico-Chemical Laboratories of Capiz State University to support the Research and Development Initiatives of the Food Cluster GroupMarife HilapadInfrastructure Development Program
Establishment and Operationalization of Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College (ISPSC) Microbiology Testing LaboratoryJuvy NaungayanInfrastructure Development Program
Establishment of a “Smart Packaging Laboratory” in the Philippine countrysideNoel Peter TanInfrastructure Development Program
Support to the Implementation of the SciTech Superhighway Program of the DOST and IPOPHL/DTIMarion Ivy DecenaTechnology Transfer & Commercialization
Institutional Support for Cotabato Region Industry, Energy, Emerging Technology Research and Development Consortium (CRIEERDC) for CY 2022Tamano SacarHuman Resource Development
Support for the Operation of the Zamboanga Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development Consortium for CY 2021Teresita MontaÑoHuman Resource Development