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Carlo Mar Yapchiongco Blanca

Expertise: Physics, Semiconductor Failure Analysis, Multiphoton Flourescence Microscopy, Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy, Wireless Technology, Signal Processing and Image Recovery

Affiliation

AssociateProfessor, National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines (UPD), Quezon City

Association

    • Optics Express, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Member
    • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, UP Chapter, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Member
    • Optics Communications, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Member
    • Applied Physics Letters, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Member
    • Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Member
    • Instrumentation Physics LaboratoryUniversity of the Philippines, Diliman, Member

Employment

    • Max-Planck Society, Max-Planck, Institut fur, Research Fellow, 2000-2002
    • University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Teaching Fellow, 1997-2000
    • University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Teaching Fellow
    • National Institute of Physics,University of the Philippines, Associate Professor
    • National Institute of Physics,University of the Philippines, Research Director
    • Optics Communications, Reviewer
    • Applied Physics Letters, Reviewer
    • Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas, Reviewer
    • Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas, Publications Editor

Award

    • International Publication Awards (5 Awards), UP, Diliman, Quezon City, 1998-2001
    • Research Fellow of the Max -Planck Society, Max-Planck Institute , 2000-2002
    • International Publication Awards (4 Awards), UP, Diliman, 2007
    • International Publication Awards (4 Awards), UP, Diliman, 2006
    • International Publication Awards (3 Awards), UP, Diliman, 2004-2005
    • Talent Search for Young Scientist Award, DuPont-NAST, 2006
    • Advanced Science and Technology Award, University of the Philippines System, 2006
    • Most Outstanding Doctoral Student, UP, Diliman, 2000
    • Most Outstanding Masteral Student, UP, Diliman, 1997

Research

    • GSM based optics Laboratory-Prototype design of remote data acquisition for optical instrumentation [Completed]
    • Project: Microscope access everywhere-remote optics laboratory (MAEROL) [Completed]
    • Four dimensional microscopy of semiconductor defects using a simple diode laser [Completed]
    • Five dimensional two-photon flourescence microscopy of mouse embryo [Completed]
    • Novel wireless mobile technologies to probe and model the dynamics of information propagation in human social networks [On-going]
    • Instituting the Philippine National Telehealth Service Program [On-going]
    • Development of semiconductor nanostructures as optical sensors to quantity anti-tumor drug efficacy in animal models [On-going]
    • Probing the onset of semiconductor failure using thermal microspectroscopy and laser feedback interferometry [On-going]
    • Optical characterization and spatial localization of deep site defects in multi layer semiconductor microchips [Completed]

Papers Presented

    • Dynamic Illumination Patterns for Contrast Enhancement using Commercial Media Projector, 25th National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), UP Los Banos, Laguna
    • Remote Access and Precise Control of Scientific Instruments through a Web-based Instant Messenger, 25th National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), UP Los Banos, Laguna
    • Multidimensional Molecular Imaging of Quantum Dot Stained Biological Structures Using Fluorescence Microscopy and Projector Generated Structured Excitation, 25th National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), UP Los Banos, Laguna
    • Transpiration Rate of Coleus Blurnel by Pressure Monitoring, 25th National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), UP Los Banos, Laguna
    • Displaying 3D Images using an LCD Projector, 25th National Physics Congress of the Sarnahang Pisika rig Pilipinas (SPP), UP Los Banos, Laguna
    • Detrended Fluctuation Analysis of Cardiological Signals, 25th National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), UP Los Banos, Laguna
    • Measuring Vehicular Traffic Density Using Mobile Phone Signaling Data, 25th National Physics Congress of the Sarnahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), UP Los Banos, Laguna
    • Mapping the Energy Conversion Efficiency and Fill Factor of a Silicon Photodiode Operating in Photovoltaic Mode, 25th National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ny Pilipinas (SPP), UP Los Banos, Laguna
    • Design and Implementation of Low-cost Thermoreflectance Microscope, 23rd National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas, Jaro,Iloilo City
    • Eye mapping and tracking using ECG Sensors, 25th National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), UP Los DBanos, Laguna
    • Development of a Contact Angle Measuring Device for Undergraduate Physics Laboratory Experiments , 25th National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), UP Los Banos, Laguna
    • LIFELINK: Real-Time GPRS Based Telehealth Monitoring System, 25th National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), UP Los Banos, Laguna
    • Tracking the Onset of Defect in Light Emitting Semiconductor Devices via Two-photon Excitation Microscopy and Spectral Microthermography, 24th National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika rig Pilipinas (SPP), Davao City
    • Investigation of Diffraction Patterns Produced by Feathers, 23rd National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), Jaro, City
    • Three-dimensional Polarization Sensitive Confocal Microscopy, 23rd National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), Jaro, Iloilo
    • High Resolution Tracking of Mobile Agents by Electromagnetic Time-reversal Techniques, 24th National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), Davao City
    • Experimental Study of Radiation Force on Microspheres due to a Single Beam Optical Trap , 24th National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), Davao City
    • Numerical and Experimental Simulation of an Electrocardiogram using a Michelson Interferometer, 24th National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), Davao City
    • Localized Thermal Gradient Mapping of the External Quantum Efficiency of a Silicon i'hutodicade, 23rd National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), Jaro, Iloilo City
    • Mobile ECG: A Real Time Telemonitoring System via GSM and GPRS, 24th National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika rig Pilipinas (SPP), Davao City
    • Imaging of Si Photodiode under Different Biasing Conditions via Optical Feedback Microscopy, 24th National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), Davao City
    • Discriminating Molecular Diffusion Signals Using Detrended Fluctuation Analysis, 23rd National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika rig Pilipinas (SPP), Jaro, Iloilo
    • Development of a Wireless Telemicroscopy Facility at the University of the Philippines, National Institute of Physics, Diliman Campus, 23rd National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas, Jaro, Iloilo City
    • High Contrast Integrated Circuit Component Discrimination and failure Localization using Multi-wavelenght Spectral Reflectance Microscopy., 23rd National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas, Jaro Iloilo City
    • Characterization of a Surface Emitting Diode using infrared Optical Beam Induced Resistance Change, 25th National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), UPLB, College, Laguna
    • Beam Profile Analysis of a Plasma Sputter Ion Source, International Meeting on Frontiers of Physics, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • Scatter Light Rejection by Confocal Microscopy, Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    • An Efficient Analysis of Temporal Pulse Propagation through a Scattering Medium using Monte Carlo Analysis, International Meeting on Frontiers of Physics, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • Diffraction Effects in Light Propagation through a Highly Scattering Medium , Focus on Microscopy, Shirahama Japan
    • Comparison of Single-photon and Two-photon Fluorescence Imaging Using Monte Carlo Tehcniques, 15th National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), University of San Carlos, Talamban, Cebu
    • Electrically Tunable Optical Filter for Visible Wavelength Using a Liquid Crystal Multiplexed to a Fabry-Perot etalon, Molecular Crystals & Liquid Crystals
    • 3D Analysis of Defects in Integrated Circuits Using Single Photon Optical Beam-induced Current and Confocal Reflectance Microscopy, Philippine-Taiwan Photonics Symposium, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    • Single Sharp Spot in a Fluorescence Microscope of Two Opposing Lenses, Multidimensional Microscopy 2001, Melbourne, Australia
    • Multi-Platform Internet Protocol-Based Architecture for Remote Scientific Instrumentation, 23rd National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), Jaro, Iloilo City
    • Mobile Remote Sensors and Distributed Computing through GSM-GPRS Wireless Networks, 23rd National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), Jaro, Iloilo
    • Project MAEROL: Microscope Access Everywhere Remote Optics Laboratory, 22nd National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), Tagbilaran, Bahol
    • Near-IF2 Spectral Imaging of Semiconductor Absorption Sites in Integrated Circuits, 22nd National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), Tagbilaran, Bohol
    • Detecting Weak Interferoyrants by Noise Dithering, 22nd National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), Tagbilaran, Bohol
    • Two-photon Optical Beast-induced Current Microscopy of Light Emitting Diodes, 22nd National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), Tagbilaran, Bohol
    • Localization and Imaging of Integrated Circuit Defect Using Simple Optical Feedback Detection, 22nd National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), Tagbilaran, Bohol
    • Enhancing the Axial Resolution of Fluorescence Microscopy Using Non-linear Excitation, 22nd National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), Tagbilaran, Bohol
    • High-resolution Differential Thermography of Semiconductor Edifices, 22nd National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), Tagbilaran, Bohol
    • Remote Image Acquisition and Control of a Confocal Microscope Using a Mobile Handheld Device, 22nd National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), Tagbilaran, Bohol
    • Factor of 5 Increases in the Axial Resolution of a Confocal System Using Autosecond Pulses, 22nd National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), Tagbilaran, Bohol
    • Molecular Discrimination Using Fluorescence Recovery After Photobleaching, 22nd National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), Tagbilaran, Bohol
    • Analyzing Molecular Diffusion Using Detrended Fluctuation Analysis, 22nd National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), Tagbilaran, Bohol
    • Optical Beam-induced Current Microscopy with a Laser Diode, 21st National Physics Congress of the Samaftany Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), University of San Carlos, Cebu City
    • Angular Scatter Microscopy, 21st National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), University of San Carlos, Cebu City
    • Probing the Autoliter Focal Volume of a High Numerical Aperture Objective Lens, 21st National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), University of San Carlos, Cebu City
    • 3D Biological Imaging Using Laser-scanning Confocal Fluorescence Microscopy, 21st National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), University of San Carlos, Cebu City
    • Polarized Fight Propagation in Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal, 19th National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), St.Mary's University, Nueva Ecija
    • Monte Carlo Model of Turbid Media with Mixed Scatterers, 18th National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), Puerto Princesa, Palawan
    • Monte Carlo Evaluation of Focus Shift and PSF Distortion in the Presence of Refractive Index Mismatch in Scattering Media, 18th National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), Puerto Princesa, Palawan
    • Two-color Fluorescence Excitation Confocal-theta Imaging in Moldy-scattering Media, 17th National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), Leyte Normal University, Tacloban City, Leyte
    • Diffraction Effects in Monte Carlo Simulations, 17th National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), Leyte Normal University, Tacloban City, Leyte
    • Three Dimensional Point Spread Function of a Fluorescence Microscope with Two-color Confocal-theta Excitation, 17th National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), Leyte Normal University, Tacloban City, Leyte
    • An Efficient Analysis of Temporal and Spatial Pulse Propagation Through a Turbid Medium, 16th National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City
    • Scattering Light Rejection by Confocal Microscopy, 14th National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), STTC, UP Diliman, Quezon City
    • Analysis of Zero Crossing Signal Detection, 12th National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), De La Salle University, Manila

Education

    • University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, M.S. in Physics, 1997
    • University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Ph.D. in Physics, 2000
    • Max Planck Institute for Biophiskaliscke Chemie, Gottingen, Germany, Post Doctoral Research, 2002
    • University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, B.S. Theoretical Physics, 1995

Publication

    • Sarmiento, R., Cemine, V.J., Tagaca, I.R., Salvador, A., Blanca, C.M., Saloma, C., (2007) Fault localization and analysis in semiconductor devices with optical feedback infrared confocal microscopy
    • Applied Optics Volume 46
    • Delica, S., Blanca, C.M., (2007) Widefield depth-sectioning fluorescence microscopy using projector-generated patterned illumination
    • Applied Optics Volume 46
    • Saloma, E.C., Blanca, C.M., (2007) Dynamic contrast enhancement in widefield microscopy using projector generated illumination patterns
    • New Journal of Physics Volume 9
    • Bautista, G., Blanca, C.M., Saloma, C., (2007) Tracking the emergence of defect in light emitting semiconductor devices with two-photon excitation microscopy and spectral microthermography
    • Applied Optics Volume 46
    • Blanca, C.M., Cemine, V.J., Buenaobra, B., Saloma, C., (2006) Localizing defects on circuits using high resolution OFT
    • Optics and Photonics News Volume 17
    • Bautista, G., Blanca, C.M., Delica, S., Buenobra, B., Saloma, C., (2006) Spectral microthermography for component discrimination and hot spot identification in integrated circuits
    • Optics Express Volume 14
    • Cemine, V.J., Blanca, C.M., Saloma, C., (2006) High-resolution quantum efficiency mapping of silicon photodiode via optical-feedback laser microthermography
    • Applied Optics Volume 45, No. 27
    • Blanca,C.M., Cemine,V.J., Sastine, V.M., Saloma, C. , (2005) High-resolution differential thermography of integrated circuits with optical feedback laser scanning microscopy
    • Applied Physics Letter Volume 87, No. 1-3
    • Cemine, J., Buenaobra, B., Blanca, C.M., Saloma, C., (2004) High contrast microscopy of semiconductor and metals sites in integrated circuits via optical feedback detection
    • Optics Letters Volume 29
    • Delica, S., Blanca, C.M., (2004) Monte Carlo model of light scattering in polymer dispersed liquid crystals: polarization effects and defects
    • Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Volume 412
    • Westphal, V., Blanca, C.M., Dyba, M., Kastrup, L., Hell, S.W., (2003) STED microscopy with diode lasers
    • Applied Physics Letters Volume 82
    • Blanca, C.M., Hell, S.W., (2002) Axial resolution with ultrahigh aperture lenses
    • Optics Express Volume 10
    • Blanca, C.M., Daria, V.R., Saloma, C., (1996) Spectral recovery by analytic continuation in crossing-based spectrum analysis
    • Applied Optics Volume 35
    • Hell, S.W., Blanca, C.M., Bewersdorf, J., (2002) Phase determination in interference-based superresolving microscopes through critical frequency analysis
    • Optics Letters Volume 27
    • Blanca, C.M., Bewersdorf, J., Hell, S.W., (2002) Determination of the unknown phase difference in 4Pi confocal microscopy through the image intensity
    • Optics Communication Volume 206
    • Blanca, C.M., Hell, S.W., (2001) Sharp spherical focal spot by dark ring 4Pi-Confocal microscopy
    • Single Molecules Volume 2
    • Blanca, C.M., Bewersdorf, J., Hell, S.W., (2001) Single sharp spot in a fluorescence microscope of two opposing lenses
    • Applied Physics Letters Volume 79
    • Blanca, C.M., Bewersdorf, J., Hell, S.W., (2001) Single sharp spot in a fluorescence microscope of two opposing lenses
    • Applied Physics Letters Volume 79
    • Blanca, C.M., Gutierrez, R.C., Domingo, Z.B., (2001) Electrically tunable optical filter for visible wavelength using a liquid crystal multiplexed to a Fahry-Perot etalon
    • Molecular Crystals & Liquid Crystals Volume 368
    • Blanca, C.M., Saloma, C., (2001) Two-color excitation fluorescence microscopy through highly-scattering media
    • Applied Optics Volume 40
    • Blanca, C.M., Saloma, C., (2000) Third harmonic generation microscopy in highly-scattering media
    • Applied Optics Volume 39
    • Blanca, C.M., Saloma, C., (1999) Efficient analysis of temporal broadening of pulsed focused Gaussian beam in scattering medium
    • Applied Optics Volume 38
    • Daria, V., Blanca, C.M., Nakamura, O., Kawata, S., Saloma, C., () Image contrast enhancement for two photon fluorescence microscopy in turbid medium
    • Applied Optics Volume 37
    • Blanca, C.M., Saloma, C.A., (1998) Monte Carlo analysis of two-photon fluorescence imaging through a scattering medium
    • Applied Optics Volume 37
    • Rosario, L.D., Teodoro, A., Separa, D., Blanca, C., Prieto, E., Saloma, C., (2007) Multidimensional molecular imaging of quantum dot stained biological structures using fluorescence microscopy and projector generated structured excitation
    • Pisika Volume 1
    • Sastine, V., Cemine,V.J., Blanca, C., Saloma, C. , (2004) High resolution differential thermography of semiconductor edifices
    • Science Diliman Volume 16
    • Cemine, V.J., Buenaobra, B., Blanca, C.M., Saloma, C., (2004) Localization and imaging of integrated circuit defect using simple optical feedback detection
    • Science Diliman Volume 16, No. 2
    • Bautista, G.S., Blanca, C.M., Saloma, C., (2004) Two-Photon Optical Beam-Induced Current Microscopy of Light-Emitting Diodes
    • Science Diliman Volume 16, No. 2
    • Samson,E.C., Blanca, C.M., Saloma, C., (2004) Near-IR Spectral Imaging of Semiconductor Absorption Sites in Integrated Circuits
    • Science Diliman Volume 16, No. 2
    • Delica, S., Blanca, C.M., (2001) Multiple light scattering in polymer dispersed liquid crystals: A Monte Carlo Simulation
    • Science Diliman Volume 13
    • Mendenilla, A., Blanca, C.M., Ramos, H., (1998) Transverse beam profile analysis of a plasma sputter ion source
    • Science Diliman Volume 10

Trainings

    • Novel Optical Techniques for Semiconductor Failure Analysis and Hotspot Localization, 2006, INTEL Academic Forum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • 3D Analysis of Defects in Integrated Circuits Using Single Photon Optical Beam, 2004, Philippine-Taiwan Photonics Symposium, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    • Single Sharp Spot in a Flourescence Microscope of Two Opposing Lenses, 2001, Multidimensional Microscopy 2001, Melbourne, Australia
    • Electrically Tunable Optical Filter to Visible Wavelenght Using a Liquid Crystal Multiplexed, 2001, Molecular Crystals & Liquid Crystals
    • Diffraction Effects in Light Propagation through a Highly Scattering Medium, 2000, Focus on Microscopy 2000, Shirahama, Japan
    • An Efficient Analysis of Temporal Pulse Propagation, 1998, International Meeting on Frontiers of Physics, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • Scatter Light Rejection by Confocal Microscopy, 1996, Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Symposium on Science Investigatory Projects, 205 Ap 16, University of the Philippines, Diliman Quezon City
    • Symposium on Science Investigatory Projects, 2005 My 22, University of the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines
    • Workshop on Optics Build your Own Optics Lab, 2005 Je 16, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City
    • Workshop on Electromagnetics Shock and Awe, 2005 Jl 16, De La Salle University,Taft Manila City
    • Science Camp, 2005 Jl 30-31, Nature Discovery Park , Tagaytay City
    • Science Fair, 2005 S 24, Muntinlupa Science High School
    • Science Fair, 2005 S 30, De La Salle High School Antipolo
    • Science Camp, 2006 F 25-26, TGI Pavillion, Baliuag, Bulacan
    • Workshop on Environmental Science and Chemistry, 2006 My 13, De La Salle University,Taft Manila City
    • Workshop on Science Investigatory Projects, 2006 My 20, De La Salle University,Taft Ave., Manila City
    • Workshop on Complexity, A Different Kind of Science, 2006 My 27, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City