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Dr. Rigoberto Advincula is recognized for his work on design, synthesis, and characterization of polymers and nanostructured materials capable of controlled-assembly, tethering, and self-organization in ultrathin films. This includes functional macromolecules, coordination polymerization, polymerization on surfaces, electropolymerization, and preparation of nanoparticles and hybrid materials. Other applied studies include fluids, proppants, additives, packaging, coatings, biomaterials, plastics, and process development. Dr. Rigoberto Advincula, or “Gobet”, is a Professor at Case Western Reserve University, Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering. He obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1994 working with Randy Duran (now at LSU) and his B.S. in Chemistry at the University of the Philippines in 1987. He did two post-docs: with Wolfgang Knoll (now at AIT) at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research and with Curt Frank at Stanford University. Gobet is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society, Fellow of the Polymer Chemistry Division, and Fellow of the PMSE Division. He obtained his NSF CAREER in 1999 and has been awarded the Koh Lecture Award (PAASE), Arthur Doolittle Award (PMSE Division), Science Excellence Honoree (PhilDev), FSCT Technical Lecturer (ACA), and Alexandar von Humboldt Research Fellow. He has been Visiting Professor in a number of Universities abroad. Currently he serves as Editor of Reactive and Functional Polymers (Elsevier), Macromolecular Research (Springer) and Editorial Advisory Board on Chemistry of Materials (2007-2012), Macromolecules (2007-2009), ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, and Journal of Biocompatible Polymers. He has recently been elected as Vice-Chair of the ACS Polymer Chemistry Division. He has been active with the Division for many years serving as Alternate Councilor, Workshop Committee co-chair, Treasurer, and Organizer of a number of Symposia at ACS national meetings and Pacifichem on topics including electro-optical polymers, nanostructured materials, polymer interfaces, and biosensing. He has co-organized Macromex 2008, 2011, Polymer Biennial 2007, and the US-Japan Workshop on Energy Related Polymers in 2007. Other activities include involvement with the Philippine-American Academy of Science and Engineering (PAASE) where he served as President in 2012 and the PhilDev Foundation. Gobet’s research interests include: Design, synthesis, and characterization of novel polymers and nanostructured materials capable of controlled-assembly, tethering, and self-organization in ultrathin films. This includes functional macromolecules, coordination polymerization, polymerization on surfaces, electropolymerization, and preparation of nanoparticles and hybrid materials. Properties include: smart coatings, electrically conducting, photoluminescent, electroluminescent, energy harvesting, optically active, and biocompatible. Surface sensitive spectroscopy and microscopy is systematically utilized to probe materials properties and biological phenomena. His group is also involved in investigating nanoparticles, nanostructured surfaces, and nanocomposite materials for sensor and bioapplications. Other applied studies include packaging, coatings, biomaterials, plastics, and process development. Through these research efforts, he has mentored a number of Ph.D. students, MS Students, undergraduates, high school and visiting scholars. He has published close to 500 papers (H-index=41) and presented close to 600 talks.

Sex: Male

Education:

  • Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, 1994
  • Institute of Chemistry, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, 1987

Field of Specialization

Polymer Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Nanoscience, Organic Chemistry, Polymer Science, Elastomers, Biodegradable Polymers, Polymer Rheology, Nanoparticle Synthesis, Biopolymers, Material Characterization, Polymer Engineering, Conducting Polymers, Biomaterials, Polymeric Biomaterials, Polymer Characterization

Sex: Male

Education

Mapua Institute of Technology, Manila, Philippines, Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, 2013

Field of Specialization

Carbon dioxide Capture Process Simulation, Chemical Engineering, Carbon Dioxide Capture, Process Simulation, Absorption, Biosorption

Sex: Male

Education

  • Saint Martin's College, Lacey, Washington, USA, A. A., 1928
  • Saint Martin's College, Lacey, Washington, USA, B. S., 1933
  • Saint Martin's College, Lacey, Washington, USA, M.S., 1935
  • University of Washington, Washington, USA, Ph. D., 1939

Field of Specialization

Chemistry

Sex: Male

Education

  • University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, M. D., 1950

Field of Specialization

Medicine, Pediatrics

Dr. Adalla teaches courses in basic entomology and crop protection and serves as guest lecturer in graduate and undergraduate courses in Plant Breeding. She also serves as adviser of undergraduate and graduate students in economic entomology, insect pest management and host plant resistance. She has conducted researches in IPM and HPR and Gender Issues in Agriculture and served in various college, university and national technical committees. It was during her term as CA dean when the actual reorganization of the College was implemented after nine years of discussion and planning initiated by her predecessors.

Sex: Female

Education:

  • University of the Philippines at Los Banos, College, Laguna, B.S. Agriculture, Major in Entomology, 1972
  • University of the Philippines at Los Banos, College, Laguna, M.S. Entomology Major in Host Plant Resistance, Minor in Plant breeding, 1974
  • University of the Philippines at Los Banos, College, Laguna, Ph.D. Entomology (Major in Plant Resistance) (Minor in Plant Breeding and Biochemistry), 1981

Field of Specialization

Agriculture, Insect Pest Management in Rice, Legumes and Eggplants, Women in Agriculture Particularly in Crop Protection, Entomology