Welcome to the Instrumentation Physics Laboratory

Second Semester AY 2021-2022

Instrumentation physics, laser physics, and fields & particles (theoretical physics) were the three research programs of particular concern when the National Institute of Physics was established in 1983 as a constituent unit of the College of Science, University of the Philippines Diliman. The Instrumentation Physics Laboratory (IPL) is where most of the instrumentation physics research initiatives in NIP are being carried out. Through the years the IPL has produced many PhD, MS and BS graduates in applied physics or physics who are now independent researchers and academics or technology innovators and entrepreneurs in the public and private sector. The IPL faculty and students are doing scientific research in a wide range of topics from optical instrumentation, photonics, signal & image data processing, complex adaptive systems, neural networks & machine learning, and the Philippine scientific enterprise system.


The Instrumentation Physics Laboratory is now accepting applications for membership from incoming 3rd year BS Physics/Applied Physics students of UP Diliman.

Deadline for submission of the application form and all required documents is on July 23, 2022 (Saturday).

Access the application form here: bit.ly/IPLAppForm2022.

For any questions or concerns, you may message us on our Facebook page or email us at ipl.appprocess@gmail.com.


Are you interested in knowing more about our current research and our study fields? Then join us this 21 July 2022, Thursday, 2:00-3:30 pm, in our virtual open house of the Instrumentation Physics Laboratory! Get to hear from the different groups, faculty, and members and their fields of interest.

The open house is open to all NIP students, regardless of year level.

Register here: bit.ly/IPLOpenHouse2022


  • C Saloma, "Parkinson's Law and the Production of STEM Ph.D. Graduates in PH," Philipp. J Sci 150 (2), vii-viii (April 2021) [read]

  • C Saloma, "Expanding the Pool of STEM Ph.D. Supervisors,"Philipp. J Sci 149 (4): vii-ix (2020) [read]

  • C Saloma, Journal Status Report 2020, Philipp. J. Sci 149-3 (September 2020) [read]

  • A. Abella and M. Soriano, "Measurement of Eulerian vorticity beneath rotating surface waves", Physica Scripta (in press), DOI: https://doi.org/10.1088/1402-4896/aba056

  • D. N. Dailisan and M. T. Lim, "Crossover transitions in a bus-car mixed-traffic cellular automata model", Physica A (in press) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physa.2020.124861

  • C Saloma, "The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Readiness of Nations," Philip J Sci 149 (2): vii-ix (June 2020)[read]

  • M.T. Pulido and C Saloma, Local acceptance and emergence of consensus in a heterogeneous small-world network of agents with and without memory, Physica A 548 (15 June 2020) 123851 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physa.2019.123851

  • C Saloma, "Positional Fitness," Philip J Sci 149 (1): vii-ix (March 2020) [read]

  • RA Aguilar, NP Hermosa, and MN Soriano. Low-cost Fourier ghost imaging using a light-dependent resistor. AJP 87(12) (December 2019) https://doi.org/10.1119/10.0000163

  • LJM Rubio, DN Dailisan, MJP Osorio, CC David, MT Lim. Modeling the residential distribution of enrolled students to assess boundary-induced disparities in public school access. PLoS ONE 14(10): e0222766 (October 2019) https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0222766

  • C Saloma, Journal Status Report 2019, Philipp. J. Sci 148-3 (September 2019) [read]

  • WDG Improso, G Tapang and C Saloma, "Suppression of Zeroth-Order Diffraction in Phase-Only Spatial Light Modulator," Chapter 1, pp 1-30 in Optics, Photonics and Laser Technology 2017, Springer Series in Optical Sciences Volume 222, P. Ribeiro et al. (eds.), Springer Nature Switzerland AG (July 2019) https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-12692-6

  • C Saloma, "Valuable Lessons from a Decade of ERDT and ASTHRDP Implementation," Philipp. J. Sci 148-2 (June 2019) [read]

  • C Saloma, "Brain Drain and Inbreeding in the Training of Future Filipino Scientists," Philipp. J. Sci 148-1 (March 2019) [read]

  • D. N. Dailisan and M. T. Lim. Vehicular traffic modeling with greedy lane-changing and inordinate waiting. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications [DOI:10.1016/j.physa.2019.01.107]

  • AP Abella and MN Soriano Detection and visualization of water surface three-wave resonance via a synthetic Schlieren method Physica Scripta Vol. 94, No. 3 Jan 2019 https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1402-4896/aaf83a

  • J.A. Balista and C. Saloma, "Modified Inelastic Bouncing Ball Model of the Brazil Nut Effect and its Reverse", Granular Matter 20/3 (August 2018) pp 1-12 DOI: 10.1007/s10035-018-0821-2 [read]

  • C. Saloma, "The importance of an Undergraduate Thesis", Editorial, Phil. J Sc 147, Issue2 (June 2018) [read]

  • C. Saloma, "Access to Tertiary Education", Editorial, Phil. J Sc 146, Issue 4 (Dec 2017) [read]

  • C. Saloma, "Journal Status Report" Editorial, Phil. J Sc 146, Issue 3 (Sep 2017) [read]

  • C. Janer, D. Biton, and R. Batac, "Incorporating space, time, and magnitude measures in a network characterization of earthquake events", Acta Geophysica (2017). DOI:10.1007/s11600-017-0100-3

  • AA Paguirigan Jr, MJG Angco, and JY Bantang, "A fragmentation model of earthquake-like behavior in internet access activity", Int. J Mod. Phys. C 28(7) (2017). DOI:10.1142/S0129183117500929

  • C Saloma, “Measuring the performance of our higher education institutions – Part II,” Editorial, Phil. J Sc 146, Issue 2 (June 2017) [read]

  • C Saloma, “Measuring the Performance of the Philippine Scientific Enterprise System,” Public Policy Vol. XV No. 2, pp 122 - 161 (2016) [read]

  • Rene C Batac, Statistical Properties of the Immediate Aftershocks of the 15 October 2013 Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake in Bohol, Philippines, Acta Geophysica (2015). DOI:10.1515/acgeo-2015-0054

  • James Christopher S. Pang and Johnrob Y. Bantang, Hodgkin–Huxley neurons with defective and blocked ion channels, Int. J. Mod. Phys. C 26, 1550112 (2015). DOI:10.1142/S0129183115501120

  • Anjali B Tarun, Antonino A Paguirigan, Rene C Batac, Spatiotemporal recurrences of sandpile avalanches, Physica A 436, 293-300 (2015). DOI:10.1016/j.physa.2015.05.016

  • Junius Andre Balista and Caesar Saloma, Modified Inelastic Bouncing Ball Model for Describing the Dynamics of Granular Materials in a Vibrated Container, Physica D 29, 17-20 (2015). DOI:10.1016/j.physd.2014.10.003

  • Antonino Paguirigan Jr., Christopher Monterola, and Rene Batac, Loss of criticality in the avalanche statistics of sandpiles with dissipative sites, Commun. Nonlin. Sci. Numer. Simulat. 20(3), 785–793 (2015). DOI:10.1016/j.cnsns.2014.06.020

  • C Saloma, GJ Perez, CA Gavile, JJ Ick-Joson, and C Palmes-Saloma, Prior individual training and self-organized queuing during group emergency escape of mice from water pool, PLOS ONE DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0118508 (2015).

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