Department Updates

UPLB BS Chemical Engineering Program Undergoes the ASEAN University Network Quality Assessment (AUN-QA) from October 26 to 30, 2020

Despite the strong typhoon “Quinta,” which hit the country last October 26, 2020, the ASEAN University Network Quality Assessment (AUN-QA) was kickstarted with an opening program held via Zoom. The ASEAN University Network (AUN) promotes quality assurance in higher education institutions of the ASEAN region. AUN evaluates participating institutions to ensure that they are at par with the international standards and that these institutions produce robust, industry-ready graduates.

Engr. Romeo Capuno Jr. is UPLB DChE’s Featured Alumni (4th Quarter 2020)

Engr. Romeo E. Capuno Jr. is a licensed professional engineer and a motivated and goal-oriented global technical leader with over 20 years of total experience in manufacturing at a Fortune 500 company, consulting at a top 500 design firm and academia at top technical universities. He is a strategist and visionary leader at The Coca-Cola Company …

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UPLB DChE Biofuels Research Team Published Biofuels Bibles

With the belief that knowing spells the difference, the Biofuels Research Team released books, policy paper and ISI-based journal articles that provide handy reference to policy makers and industry players. The biofuels books entitled The Philippine Biofuels Industry: Defining the Strategic Directions published in 2015 and Sweet Sorghum as Feedstock: A Milestone for Bioethanol Fuel published in 2018, are culmination of series of studies on the production of biofuels from different feedstock sources. The books are products of joint effort between the university and the Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural Research.

DChE Graduates Join the 48th UPLB “Virtual” Commencement Exercises and the CEAT Virtual Testimonial Program 2020

The fifteenth of August year 2020 will be known in history as the date of the first UPLB “Virtual” Commencement Exercises. Sixty-one graduates for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering were announced during two events, 48th UPLB “Virtual” Commencement Exercises and the CEAT Virtual Testimonial Program 2020. Dr. Monet Concepcion Maguyon-Detras, department chair, delivered a short message to the graduates noting that this batch of graduates is unique, “this batch will always be remembered as the one who emerged victorious amidst the challenges to learning brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

UPLB ranks 2nd top performing school; 2019 CEAT valedictorian Chester Tantoco places 3rd in the November 2019 ChE Licensure Exam

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) released the much-awaited results of the November 2019 Chemical Engineering Licensure Exam last 27th of November, 2019, just barely two days after the board examinations. The overall national performance was 71.41%. UP Los Baños (86.67% passing rate) placed 2nd in the school rankings with 50 or more examinees, after UP Diliman.