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Dr. Primitivo C. Cal

posted Oct 9, 2014, 2:21 AM by Advancement Alumni Affairs Office

Year of graduation in AIT:  1970
Field of study / Program:    M.Eng. (Transportation Engineering)

Other Educational Background:
BS in Civil Engineering 1965, Cebu Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Laws 1986, University of San Carlos
Ph.D. 1976, University of Dundee

Work Experience:
Executive Director, University of the 
Philippines Planning & Development Research
Foundation, Inc. (since  ‘12)
Accredited Construction Arbitrator (since ‘05) 
Dean, School of Urban & Regional Planning (SURP), ‘03-’07; Dean, UP College Cebu, ‘86 – ‘89) , Professor, SURP, University of the Philippines (‘77 –  ‘09), 
Foreign Professor, University of Tsukuba, (‘02 – ’03)
Undersecretary for Transportation, Philippine  Govt, ‘93 – ’98
Senior Asst. (Transportation), East Sussex County Council, England, ‘74 – ‘77
Traffic Engineer, Southampton City Council, England, ‘73 –  ‘74

Significant Achievements and Recognitions:
Registered by the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) as a civil engineer, a transportation engineer (Sole holder), and an Environmental Planner
Licensed Lawyer, Supreme Court of the Philippines
Conferred the title of ASEAN Engineer by the Asian Federation of Engineering Organizations
Balik-Scientist Awardee of the Philippine Government
Outstanding Civil Engineer in ’02, awarded by the PRC
Most Outstanding Consultant in ’04 awarded by the Society of Philippine Accredited Consultants 
Fellow and served as President of the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE) and the Philippine Institute of Environmental Planners (PIEP)
Member of the Board of Trustees, Asian Institute of Technology, 1998-2000
Incumbent President of the Philippine Institute of Construction Arbitrators and Mediators 
Served as President of many other professional organizations such as the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies, and the Transportation Science Society of the Philippines.

Dr. Alvin B. Culaba

posted Oct 9, 2014, 2:10 AM by Advancement Alumni Affairs Office

Dr. Alvin B. Culaba
Program:  Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)  – 1990
Division:  Energy Technology / Energy Planning & Policy
Scholarship:  Government  of France

Executive Vice President, De La Salle University, Manila
Executive Director for External Relations and Internationalization (2012-Present)
Full Professor 10,  Mechanical Engineering Department and University Fellow

* 2014 Outstanding World  Researcher
* 2013 NRCP Lifetime Achievement Awardee
* 2011 & 2009 Metrobank Outstanding Teacher (NCR)
* 2008 NAST 
Dioscoro L. Umali Medal  
* 2008 NSTW Outstanding Science Administrator. Award (DOST)
* Br Andrew Gonzalez FSC Distinguished Achievements 
Award (DLSU)
* Who’s Who 
in Philippine Engineering
 Academician, The National Academy of Science & Technology
*Past President, The National Research Council of the Philippines
Past President, The Philippine-American Academy of Science and Engineering
*Member, Presidential Co-rdinating Council for Research & Development
Member, Congressional Commission on Science & Technology and Engineering
*Former Philippine Energy Adviser
*Adviser and 
Consultant to  the DOST, DOE, DENR-EMB, CHED & industry
Trustee of Universities, Organizations, and Foundations locally and internationally*Eminent Scientist & Phil. Gov’t. Scholar. Over 100 scientific publications in ISI- and Scopus-indexed journals and proceedings (h-index 15) and book chapters
*Outstanding scientific publications awards*numerous key- notes and plenary speeches and lectures, local and int’l.U of Portsmouth,UK (PhD-ME)*U of Sussex (Postdoc)
*Int’l. Center for Theoretical Physics, Italy (UNESCO Fellow)*Visiting Professor-Florida State U, USA *Tsing-hua*Osaka U*Chung-Ju National U*Tokyo Tech (VS).
*Head, Philippine Team Sikat Solar, 3rd  Place (Adventure Class) at 2013 World Solar Car Challenge, a 3000-km race from Darwin to Adelaide, Australia.

Engr. Renato R. Ubay

posted Oct 9, 2014, 1:12 AM by Advancement Alumni Affairs Office

Engr. Renato R. Ubay
Degree and Year Graduated : M.Eng. in 1966
Division: Structural Engineering 

Work Experience
• Chairman & President (1997 – Present), President & Managing Director (1994-1997),  Alcantara Ubay & Co. Inc.
• Director, VP Engineering, Freysssinet Filipinas Corp. (2007 – Present)
• Senior Partner, Nicasio C. Costimano & Partners (1978 – 1986)

Professional Affiliation
• Fellow Member and Past President for Lungsod ng Maynila Chapter, Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE)
• Fellow Member and Past Chairman of Screening Board, Association Of Structural Engineers of the Philippines (ASEP) 
• Member, American Concrete Institute (ACI)
• Member, National Seismological Society of Earthquake Engineering of the Philippines
• Member, Society of American Military Engineers
• Member, International Association of Bridges & Structural Engineers
• Member, Rotary Club of Pasig

Achievements and Recognitions
• One of the 75 Outstanding Filipino Civil Engineers - Awarded by the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (2011)
• One of the 50 Outstanding Structural Engineers of the Philippines - Awarded by the Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines (2010)
• Outstanding Alumnus in Engineering - St. Mary of the Sea Academy Alumni Association
• Delegate, World of Concrete held at Las Vegas, U.S.A. (2006)
• Delegate, IABSE International Convention held at Copenhagen, Denmark (2006)
• Outstanding Alumnus in Engineering - Manuel L. Quezon University School of Engineering (2004

Eduardo M. Ortega

posted Oct 9, 2014, 1:07 AM by Advancement Alumni Affairs Office   [ updated Oct 9, 2014, 1:08 AM ]

Eduardo M. Ortega

Degree and Year Graduated : M.Eng. in 1976

Division: Water Resources Engineering

Work Experience

• Chairman & CEO, DCCD Engineering Corp.

(2006 Present); President (2002 2005)

• Assistant to the Regional Officer for Asia, Camp Dresser & Mckee Int., Singapore

(1980 – 1981)

Other Education

• BS in Civil Engineering, University of Sto. Tomas (Academic Scholar)/ Cebu Institute of Technology (1971)

• International Program for Senior Executives, International Institute for Mgmt Development (IMD), Lausanne, Switzerland (1993)

Other Engagements

• Joined the 9-man UN Second Infrastructure Survey Mission to Cambodia (1990)

• Joined an ADB Mission to China to evaluate hydro-electric power plant bidders (1990)

• Lectured at the University of the Philippines

College of Engineering, University of Sto. Tomas Faculty of Engineering (1976 1978)

Other Posts/Recognitions

• Past Director, Philippines Water Works Association

• Past Director, Council of Engineering Consultants of the Philippines

• 10th Place, Board of Civil Engineering Examinations (1972)

• Certificate of Recognition, Government Association of Civil Engineers (1972)

• The Nat’l Eng’g Excellence Awards ’97 for the Umiray-Angat Transbasin Project (1997)

Mary Lou L. Alcid

posted Oct 9, 2014, 1:04 AM by Advancement Alumni Affairs Office

Mary Lou L. Alcid
Degree and Year graduated: M.Sc. In 1982
Division: Human Settlements and Development

Professional Experience
Associate Professor and Coordinator, Field Instruction Program, Department of Social Work, College of Social Work and Community Development, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City

Professional Contributions to the Field of Development Practice 
Chairperson,  Technical Committee in Social Work, Commission on Higher Education (CHEd)
Member, Technical Panel on the Social Sciences and Communication (CHEd)
Representative for Academe, Multi-Sectoral Governance Coalition, Department of Social Welfare and Development
Member, Board of Directors, National Assoc. for Social Work Education Inc. (NASWEI) 
President, NASWEI   (November 2008- November 2012)
Convenor, establishment and drafting of the Terms of Reference,  Philippine Social Work Consortium  (2011)
Chair, Preparatory Committee for the Establishment of the ASEAN Social Work Consortium, Manila (2010)
Chair, Philippine Organizing Committee, First ASEAN Social Work Consortium Conference, Manila

Contributed a chapter “ Social Workers, Resistance and Martial Law in the Philippines: A View from Below” to the book  Subversive Action: Extra Legal Practices for Social Justices edited by Deena Mandell and Nilan Yu, to be published in December 2014 by the Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Trainers’ Manual on Gender Responsive Management  of Cases of Violence Against Women, commissioned work by the Department of Social Welfare and Devt, 2013
International Proceedings: Proceedings of the “International Definition of Social Work Review”, a symposium held on July 2011 during the  Asia-Pacific Conference on Social Work and Social Development, Tokyo, Japan
“Social Work Education in the Philippines: Innovations and Challenges”, paper presented during the “Second International Seminar on Social Work Practice and Education” held in Bangkok on November 2012.

Dr. Rodolfo C. Undan

posted Oct 3, 2014, 12:17 AM by Advancement Alumni Affairs Office

Degree and Year graduated: M.Eng. in 1969
Field of study: Hydraulic Engineering   
Educational Background:
Ph.D. in Engineering (Agricultural & Irrigation Engineering), Utah State University, Logan Utah, USA, 1977
Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering, Central Luzon State University, Munoz, Nueva Ecija, Philippines, 1962

Professional Experience: 
President, Central Luzon State University (CLSU), Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, 1999-2007
 Presidential Assistant for External Development, CLSU, Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, 1998-1999
 Assistant Secretary, Department of Agriculture (DA), 1997-1998
 Officer-in-Charge/Director, Bureau of Agricultural Research, DA, 1997-1998 (concurrent)
 Administrator, National Irrigation Administration (NIA), Department of Agriculture, 1996-1997
 Vice-President for Research, Extension & Training, CLSU, 1990-1995
 Consortium Director (concurrent designation), Central Luzon Agricultural Resources Research and Development Consortium (CLARRDEC), CLSU, 1990-1995
 Director of Research, CLSU, 1988-1990 
 Dean, College of Engineering, CLSU, 1983-1986
 Coordinator, Agricultural Technology Research Division, Research & Devt., CLSU, 1980-1983
 Officer-in-Charge, Dept. of Agricultural Engineering, CLSU, 1972-1974
 Professor / Assistant Professor / Instructor, CLSU, 1981 to 2007

Awards and Recognitions:
Golden Grain Award. Given during the Centennial Celebration of CLSU,  Nueva Ecija, 2007 
Excellence Award 2006, by the Philippine Federation of Professional Associations, Manila, 2006
ASEAN Engineering Honorary Fellow Award, by the Asean Federation of Eng’g Orgs, Manila, 2006
Most Outstanding CLSU Alumnus, by the CLSU Alumni and Friends, Inc. and CLSU International Alumni Group in USA, at Las Vegas, Nevada, Sept. 24, 2005
Fellow Of Royal Institute Of Engineers, by the Royal Institute of Engineers, Singapore, 2005
PCARRD Most Outstanding Research Administrator (Pantas Awardee) Given during the 29th  PCARRD Anniversary Celebration. Manila , 2001
ASEAN Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award-2000,  Given during the 7th Congress of Asean Federation of Engineering Organizations, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2000
Certificate of Recognition, given by the Luzon Science Consortium, NVSIT, Nueva Vizcaya, 2001
Kalinangan Award, given by the Cultural Planners Association of the Philippines and the Department of Education, Culture and Sports, Manila,, 1999.

Prof Anthony Shun Fung Chiu

posted Sep 10, 2014, 9:39 PM by Advancement Alumni Affairs Office


Eco-industrial Development in Asia Pacific (Industrial Ecology / Circular Economy)
Green Economy / Green Industry / Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP)
Cleaner Production (CP) and Green Productivity (GP)
Production / Operations Environmental Management & Strategy
Languages (Excellent in Chinese Mandarin, Cantonese, Fookienese; good in English and Filipino; little Thai and Spanish)


May 1986

to present









De La Salle University

Manila, Philippines


Gokongwei College of Engineering

Industrial Engineering Department and

Center for Engineering and Sustainable Development Research

·         Full Professor 7 and PhD Adviser

·         EEI Corp Academic Chairholder of Industrial Engineering ( -2013)

·         JM Reyes Professorial Chairholder of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (2013- )


Ramon Del Rosario College of Business

·         DBA Adviser


Jan 2004 to present

Republic of the Philippines


Philippine Delegation to the United Nations Rio+20 Summit, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2012)

Philippine Delegation to the United Nations CSD19, New York, USA (2011)

·         Delegate


Presidential Commission for Climate Change (PCCC)

·         Technical Panel Member


Department (Ministry) of Environment and Natural Resources

Pollution Adjudication Board (equivalent to Regional Trial Court)

·         Board Member [7-member Board]

January 1999 to present

United Nations and European Union


UNIDO-UNEP Green Industry Platform

§  Member, Technical Expert Committee (2013-) [12 member-Committee] [http://www.greenindustryplatform.org/?page_id=1261]


UNIDO-UNEP Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Network (RECPNet)

§  Regional Executive for Asia Pacific (2013-2015)


United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Division of Technology, Industry and Economy (DTIE)

HQ – Nairobi, Kenya; DTIE Office – Paris, France; Regional Office for Asia Pacific (ROAP) – Bangkok, Thailand

·         International Consultant on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP)


United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

·         International Expert on Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production (RECP)


United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia Pacific (UN ESCAP)

·         Consultant on Environmentally Sound Technology Transfer (EST/TT)


European Union SWITCH Asia

§  Member, Policy Support Component (PSC)


Consultant in other international organizations such as UNDP, UNU, UNCRD, InWent, DANIDA, IGES, APO, EU-Asialink, EU-SWITCH Asia, DEG

Other Appointments in Professional Licensure, Universities, Academe, and Technical Journals


ASEAN Engineer (Industrial Engineer) #436 in Industrial Engineering (2011- ) [2nd IE ASEAN Engineer in the Philippines]


Philippine Institute of Industrial Engineers (PIIE) Professional Industrial Engineer (PIE) #002 (2009- )


Adjunct Professor

  • Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China
  • Angeles University, Pampanga, Philippines
  • Holy Angel University, Pampanga, Philippines


Visiting Professor, University Affairs Adviser and Visiting Chair Professor

  • Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Applied Ecology, China (http://www.iae.ac.cn/2007/0024892.html)
  • National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Touliu
  • Universite of Technology of Troyes, France
  • Lung Hwa University of Technology, Taipei



  • Journal of the Philippine Institute of Industrial Engineers (JPIIE) ISSN 1656-2798


Editorial Board Member

§  Journal of Cleaner Production (JCLP). Elsevier, The Netherlands. ISSN 0959-6526. [ISI-SCI I.F.3.398]    Guest Editor on Industrial Ecology (2004, 2014) and Asia Pacific (2009, 2012)

§  Progress in Industrial Ecology - An International Journal [InderScience, U.K.] (Scopus Index) ISSN (Online): 1478-8764 - ISSN (Print): 1476-8917 (Asian Editor)

§  Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, Seoul, Korea ISSN 1598-7248 Http://Ie.Kaist.Ac.Kr/Iems/  (Subject Editor on Environment)

§  Journal of Chinese Institute of Industrial Engineers (EI Compendex) [Taylor and Francis] Print ISSN: 1017-0669 Online ISSN: 2151-7606

  • International Journal of Management Science and Engineering Management [World Academic Press, U.K.] ISSN: 1750-9653
  • The Open Environmental Engineering Journal [Bentham Science Publishers] (www.bentham.org/open/toenviej/index.htm) ISSN 1874-8295
  • Universitas Pelita Harapan Surabaya Research Review (www.uphsurabaya.ac.id)


Guest editor




Post Graduate Certificates / Continuing Education

International Consultancy, CDG Germany, 2002

Cleaner Production, UNEP Grant at Asian Inst of Tech, Thailand, 2000

            Corporate Environmental Management, CDG Germany, 2000 

            Industrial Solid Waste Treatment and Recycling, AOTS Japan, 1999

Computer Integrated Mfg System, Asian Inst of Technology, 1992

Asia Pacific Management, AIT- University of California – Berkeley, 1988


Doctor in Business Administration (DBA) 2004

            Industrial Strategy (DLSU-APEC Research Grant)

De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines


Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering & Management (MEng) 1988

            King’s (Thailand) Scholar

            Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) 1986

            Magna cum laude – Valedictorian

            Jose Rizal Honors Society Life Member, Gold Medalist for Best Thesis

            Most Outstanding Leadership Award, Outstanding Young Men Award           De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines


High School and Elementary

            Uno High School, Tondo, Manila, March 1982 / March 1978




Honors and Awards


§  Fellow, Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering and Management Society, 2013

§  “Presidential Alumni Award”, Uno High School Alumni Assn, 2012

§   “Distinguished Alumni Award 2006 for International Affairs”, Asian Institute of Technology Alumni Association. http://intraweb.ait.ac.th/aru/success/index.html#Philippines

§  Outstanding Alumni Award”, Uno High School 50th Anniversary, Manila 2004

§  Inclusion in “Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century”.  International Biographical Centre. United Kingdom, 2000-present.

§  Marquis Who’s Who in the World.  1994 –

§  Biography International Vol. III & IV.  1990 –

§  Reference Asia: Who’s Who of Men and Women of Achievement. Vol IV, 1989 -

§  “Outstanding International Correspondent Award”, 1991-1992, American Society of Mechanical Engineering, Anaheim, California, USA.


Selected Graduate Research Supervision and Examination


§  Fonjallaz, David.  Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne.  Masters degree program.  Research title:  Eco Industrial Development: An Assessment of the Initiatives Undertaken in the Philippines Industrial Clusters.  October 2006.

§  Gerber, Leda.  Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne.  Masters degree program.  Research title:  Integrated Kitchen Waste Management in the Philippine Economic Zones. August 2007.

§  Liao, Jerry.  De La Salle University-Manila.  DBA degree program.  Dissertation topic on TQM and Cleaner Production.  2007.

§  Sahakian, Marlyn.  The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva.  PhD degree program.  Dissertation Proposal title:  The Environmental Impact of New Consumers: Towards an Understanding of Household Consumption in Metro Manila.  June 2008.

§  Africa, Aaron.  De La Salle University-Manila.  PhD degree program.  Research title on E-Commerce.  July 2008.

§  Van Beers, Dick.  Curtin University of Technology, Australia.  PhD degree program.  Dissertation topic: Application of the Cleaner Production Framework to the Development of Regional Synergies in Heavy Industrial Areas: A Case Study of Kwinana (Western Australia). August 2008.

§  Guillaume, Massard.  University of Lausanne.  PhD degree program.  Dissertation topic on eco-industrial development.  January –May 2009.

§  Aguila II, Gerardo B. De La Salle University.  DBA program.  Dissertation:  Drivers of Small and Medium Enterprises in Oil and Gas Industry. 2009.

§  Taskhiri, Mohd Sadegh.   De La Salle University. MSIE. Thesis: Eco-industrial Park Emergy Optimization.  2011.

§  Li, Richard.  De La Salle University. PhD IE. Dissertation: Product Service System. 2011-

§  Polancos, Ronaldo.  De La Salle University. PhD IE. Dissertation: Project Management. 2013-

§  Ermita, Philip.  De La Salle University.  PhD IE Bridging Program.  Research topic: Supply Chain Management.  2013-

§  Retamal, Monique.  Australian National University. PhD Program. Dissertation: Sustainable Consumption Model. 2013-

§  Reyes, Rachel. De La Salle University. PhD Economics.  Dissertation: Eco-efficiency Indicator and Material Flow Accounting.  2014-

§  Gonzales, Federico.   De La Salle University.  PhD IE. Dissertation: Sustainable Industrial Development. 2014-




Professional Affiliations


International Foundation for Production Research (IFPR)

            Board Member (2011- present)


International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE)

            Secretary, Executive Board and Council (2010-2014)

            Editorial Board Member, ISIE Newsletter (2008-)

            Chairman, Nominating Committee (2004-2005)

Founding member and officer, Nominating Committee (2001)


International Society for Business Innovation & Technology Mgt (ISBITM)

Asia Pacific Business Innovation & Technology Mgt Society (APBITMS)

Journal of APBITMS (http://journalseeker.researchbib.com/?issn=20942257)

Progress in BITM (http://journalseeker.researchbib.com/?issn=209428239)

            Founding President, 2009 – present


Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering & Management Society (APIEMS)

            Fellow, 2013-

President, 2011-2012

President-elect, 2009-2010

Vice President, 2007-2008

Chairman, APIEMS Conference 2005 and 2013 Manila

Founding Board Member


Asia Pacific Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption & Production (APRSCP)

            (Special Project on International Affairs) 2012-present

Immediate Past President, 2011-2014

President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, 2009-2011           

Board Member (2004 – present)


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers – Philippines Section (IEEE PS)

            Section Public Relations Officer (2011-2014)


Philippine Institute of Industrial Engineers (PIIE)

            Co-Chairman, IE Certification Board (2005-present)    

Editor-in-chief, Journal of the PIIE (2004 – present)

Chair, International Affairs; (2003-2007)

Co-Chair, Chapter Management Committee (2007-2008)

Trustee (2003-2005)           

Chair, Research Conference (2005)


Philippine Pollution Prevention Roundtable (P3R)

            President (2006-2007)       

Treasurer (2005-2006)


Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers (PSME), Manila

            Associate Member 1986


Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), USA

            Member 2006


American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), USA

            First Philippine correspondent and awardee

            Member 1986


Society of Manufacturing Engineers – Robotics International (RI/SME), USA

            Senior Member from 1987


Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), London

Institution of Manufacturing Engineers (IMfgE), London

            Graduate Member 1987


Institute of Management Sciences (TIMS), USA

            Associate Member 1989

Dr. Ricardo Enriquez Rotoras

posted Sep 10, 2014, 5:30 AM by Advancement Alumni Affairs Office   [ updated Sep 10, 2014, 11:06 PM ]


Present position/ title:   President, Mindanao University of Science and Technology (MUST)

How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals

Three words: competence, character and confidence. The AIT degree with its excellent programs and academic training helped develop the competence and the required skills I needed to successfully achieve my career goals. One year after my AIT graduation, I became the Dean of the College of Engineering and eventually the University President.

Being in the top position, one has to have the strength of character of which this was developed with the learning experiences and the mentoring as well as the coaching I received from AIT. The interactions I had with the outstanding professors and with students from diverse backgrounds helped broaden my horizon. It also provided me with a different outlook in life and prepared me to deal with issues from different perspectives.

The confidence, professional and personal growth I have is likely the result of the confluence of several factors that AIT has afforded me.


-           Doctor of Engineering, Specialization: Energy Economics and Planning

Career/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT:

-           Dean, College of Engineering and Architecture

Mindanao Polytechnic State College (2002-2006)

-          Director, Center for Research in Engineering

Mindanao Polytechnic State College (2002-2006)

-          President, Mindanao Polytechnic State College (February 2006 – March 2010)

-          President, Mindanao University of Science and Technology (March 2010-Present)

-          OIC President (concurrent capacity), Northwestern Mindanao State College of Science and Technology (March 2010 – September 2012)

-          President, Mindanao Association of State Colleges and Universities (June 2010-June 2011)

-          National President, Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC), July 2011 – Present

-          Vice Chair, National Academe-Industry Council, 2013-Present

Prof. Ricardo P. Pama

posted Aug 26, 2014, 10:57 PM by Advancement Alumni Affairs Office   [ updated Oct 9, 2014, 12:48 AM ]

Degree and Year of graduation: M.Eng in 1964

Field of study / Program:  Structural Engineering   

School: School of Civil Engineering

Other Educational Background:

      B.S. in Civil Engineering, Mapua Institute of Technology, Manila, 1961
      PhD Civil Engineering, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, U.K., 1968

Work Experience

1965 -1970:  Lecturer & Research Fellow, University of St. Andrews, Dundee, Scotland
1970-1996:  Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, VP for Development

          and VP for Academic Affairs, AIT, Bangkok, Thailand,

1996-1999:  President, Schema Konsult International, Manila, Philippines
1999-2004:  President Baguio Colleges Foundation (BCF), Baguio City, Philippines (Now University of the Cordilleras)
2004-2009:  President, Angeles University Foundation, Angeles City
2009-2014:  President, University of the Cordilleras, Baguio City
2008-2010: Tech. Consultant, Comm. on Higher Education (CHED)  Manila
2011-Present:  Chairman, Tech. Panel for Engg & Tech. Education, CHED

Awards and Citations
1969: HENRY ADAMS AWARD – Given by the Institution of Structural Engineers, London, UK for the most meritorious research paper.   The only Filipino Structural Engineer to receive this award so far.
1986: L’ORDRE DES PALMES ACADEMIQUE – Decoration given by the Republic of France for academic achievements and development activities. This award was founded by Napoleon Bonaparte.
1990:  OUTSTANDING MAPUAN AWARD – Given by Mapua Institute of Technology, Manila, Philippines
1991:  BANAAG AWARD – Presidential Award for the most outstanding Filipino Professional Overseas presented by H.E. Pres. Corazon C. Aquino.
1996:  OUTSTANDING ALUMNUS AWARD-Given by the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand
2005:  PATE GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY AWARD FOR ENGINEERING EDUCATION – Given by the Philippine Assoc. for Technology Education, Inc.
2010:   HALL OF FAME, Asian Institute of Technology

Scientific And Technological Publications

Three (3) Books: Bridge Decks, Ferrocement and Low-Income Housing; Three (3) Chapters in Books; Eight (8) Edited International Conference Proceedings;  Forty (40) Refereed papers in Int’l Journals;  Forty three (43) Reviewed Conference Papers;  Eleven (11) Technical Research Reports; Ten (10) Papers on Educational Issues
Major Accomplishments
Raised US $250 million in grants for the Asian Institute of Technology.
Established the International Ferrocement Information Center, the only center of its kind in the world.
Published the Journal of Ferrocement, an international refereed journal.
Founded the International Ferrocement Society.
Wrote the First textbook on Ferrocement. It has been  translated into Spanish, French and Polish.
His textbook on Bridge Deck is considered the authority on the subject and was translated into Polish language.
Obtained the University status for Baguio Colleges Foundation (BCF), now it is called the University of the Cordilleras (UC). BCF was a college for 57 years. Raised Ps. 90 Million in grants for the Univ. of the Cordilleras.
Obtained  the Autonomous Status for UC and got three (3) of its  programs declared by CHED as Center of Excellence.  UC was named one of the nine (9) top universities in the Philippines by the Philippine Star (philstar.com – May 23, 2012).      
Raised the status of Angeles University Foundation to No. 5 in the Phils in government licensure examinations.

Dr. Peter Nilo Tiangco

posted Aug 26, 2014, 10:45 PM by Advancement Alumni Affairs Office   [ updated Sep 10, 2014, 5:39 AM ]


Present position/title:

Administrator (with the rank of Undersecretary)

National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines


How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals?

As a holder of a Master of Science degree in Natural Resources Development and Management from the AIT, I was able to occupy one of the key positions in the DENR with my appointment as the head of one of its attached agencies, NAMRIA.  Being a graduate of an exemplary academic institution like the AIT, I am fully capable of managing a highly-technical office along with the challenges such as dealing with multinational stakeholders whether from the private, government, or academic sector.



Year of Graduation from AIT: 1992

Field of Study: Interdisciplinary Natural Resource Development and Management

Division: Natural Resource Program

School: School of Environment, Resources and Development


Other Educational Background:

• PhD degree, School of Geomatic Engineering

   The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 2000

• Bachelor of Science in Forestry

   University of the Philippines at Los Baños, College, Laguna, Philippines, 1985

Career/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT:

• Head of Delegation, Defense of the Philippine Claim for Extended Continental Shelf in the Benham Rise Region before the United Nations Subcomission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, Division on Ocean and Law of the Sea, United Nations, New York, U.S.A. from 26 August 2011 to 09 December 2011.

• Member, Philippine Negotiating Panel on Maritime/Exclusive Economic Zone Boundary between the Republic of the Philippines and the Republic of Indonesia, from 2010 to Present.

• Chairman, United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names – Asia South East Division (UNGEGN-ASE), from April 2014 to March 2018.

• 2011 Outstanding Alumnus Award for Government Service, as given by the University of the Philippines at Los Baños, College of Forestry and Natural Resources Alumni Association, 101st Foundation Day, UPLB, 27 April 2011.

• Most Outstanding Alumnus, University of La Salette High School, as given by the ULS President,            ULS Auditorium, Santiago City, Isabela, Philippines, 30 December 2011.

• 2011 Outstanding Professional of the Year in the Field of Forestry, as conferred by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) of the Republic of the Philippines, PRC Awards night, Manila Hotel,              22 June 2011.

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