faculty & staff

dr. Manolito E. Bambase Jr.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR 7
Email: mebambase@up.edu.ph
Room: Biofuels building

Research Interests: Biofuels Conversion Technologies, Process Optimization, Catalyst Development, Waste-to-Energy Process, Biomaterials Development

Academic History

BS Chemical Engineering, University of the Philippines Los Baños, 1998

Master of Science in Biosystem Science, Graduate School of Life and Environmental Science,
University of Tsukuba (Ibaraki, Japan), 2005

PhD in Biotechnology, GraduateSchool of Life and Environmental Science, University of Tsukuba (Ibaraki, Japan), 2008

selected publications

Gatdula KM, Demafelis RB, Judda NR, Dizon LSH, Movillon JL, Bambase ME, and Guerrero GAM. (2020) Optimizing Clarification of Sweet Sorghum Substrate for Production of Bioethanol. Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineering Journal Vol. 19 No. 1.

Asuncion, RV, Demafelis RB, Gatdula KM, Dizon LSH, Pector AA, Movillon JL, Bambase ME, Gomez CC, and Almazan RR. (2020) Parametric Study on Simultaneous Acetone-Butanol-Ethanol Production from Saccharine Feedstocks. Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineering Journal Vol. 19 No. 1.

Capunitan JAC, Bambase ME, Borines MG, Demafelis RB, Movillon JL, Abarquez NCR, Condecion GL, Farcia AA, and Paz Gao. (2018) Thermal Decarboxylation of Coconut Oil using Different Catalysts. Philippine Journal of Crop Science Special Issue Vol 43 Special Issue. 

Borines MG, Migo-Sumagang MVP, Movillon JL, Maguyon-Detras MC, Bambase ME, Guerrero GAM, and Guting Ral. (2018) Parametric and Optimization Studies on the Solvent Extraction of Petroleum Nuts (Pittosporum resiniferum) Oil. Philippine Journal of Crop Science Special Issue Vol 43 Special Issue. 

Dizon LSH, Demafelis RB, Bambase ME, Movillon JL, Garcia AFM, Amponin MSS, and Gatdula KM. (2018) Multistage Base-Catalyzed Transesterification of Soybean Oil for Biodiesel Production. Philippine Journal of Crop Science Special Issue Vol 43 Special Issue. 

Libunao, DWB, Alcantara AJ, Bambase ME, and Dizon LSH. (2017) Optimization Study of Biodiesel Production from Refined Palm Oil via Base-Catalyzed Transesterification. Journal of Environmental Science and Management Special Issue 2017.

Bambase ME, Demafelis RB, Borines MG, Gatdula KM, Alquiros AJA, and Atienza GEA. (2015) Ethanol Production from Mannitol of Sargassum using Saccharomyces cerevisiae 2055. Philippine Journal of Crop Science Special Issue Vol 40

Opulencia RB, Bambase ME, Perdigon KMD, Demafelis RB, Llamado AA, Franco RAG, Mogul RT, and Raymundo AK. (2015) Copper-Resistant, Biofilm-Forming Bacteria for Potential Use in Rehabilitation of Copper-Contaminated Wastewater. International Journal of Philippine Science and Technology 8(2): 56-60

Bautista RP, Movillon JL, Mercado SM, Demafelis RB, Dorado MA, Bambase ME, and Capunitan JA. (2015).  Effect of Thermal Treatment on the Disinfection of Infectious Waste by Fry-Drying Method Using Vegetable Oil. Journal of Environmental Science and Management 18(2): 23-32

Bambase ME, Demafelis RB, Vibal RE, Escobar EC, Revellame E, Capunitan JA, and Dizon LSH. (2011) Transesterification of Jatropha curcas L. Oil with Petroleum Ether as Dispersal Medium. Philippine Journal of Crop Science 36(2): 48-55

Bambase ME, Nakamura N, Tanaka J, and Matsumura M. (2007) Kinetics of hydroxide-catalyzed methanolysis of crude sunflower oil for the production of fuel-grade methyl esters”, J. Chem. Technol. Biotechnol. 82(3): 273-280

(Research Note) Libunao DWB, Alcantara AJ, Bambase ME, and Dizon LSH. (2015) Parametric Study of Biodiesel Production from Palm Oil via Based-Catalyzed Transesterification. Philippine Journal of Crop Science Special Issue Vol 40

courses taught

CHE 30 – Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering (replaces CHE 31)

CHE 31 – Introduction to Chemical Engineering

CHE 149 – Transport Phenomena

CHE 153 – Transfer Operations I

CHE 172 – Introduction to Biochemical Engineering

CHE 185 – Chemical Engineering Laws and Ethics

CHE 191 – Special Topics (Undergraduate)

CHE 199 – Plant Visit and Seminar

CHE 204 – Mathematical Methods for Chemical Engineering Analysis

CHE 243 – Advanced Transport Phenomena

CHE 245 – Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering

CHE 290 – Special Problem

CHE 291 – Special Topics (Graduate)

CHE 299 – Graduate Seminar