Scientist Profile

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Mary Donnabelle Lirio Balela

Expertise: Nanotechnology, Materials Science and Engineering, Electrochemistry, Solid State Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Electromagnetism

Affiliation

Associate Professor, University of the Philippines, Dept. of Mining, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, UP Diliman, Quezon City, 1101

Association

    • National Research Council of the Philippines, Member
    • Materials Research Society Singapore, Member
    • Society of Metallurgical Engineers of the Philippines, Member
    • Institute of Materials Engineers of the Philippines, Member
    • Philippine Association of Microscopist, Inc. (Microsphil), Member
    • American Research Society, Member
    • The Electrochemical Society (ECS), Member

Award

    • Masters Scholarship, AUNSEED-Net Masters Scholarship in ASEAN
    • Ph.D. Scholarship, Mombusho Ph.D. Scholarship
    • Excellent Oral Presentation Award, for "Formation of Cobalt Nanoparticles from Co(OH)2 Suspension", 2014 International Conference on Materials and Manufacturing Technology, 2014
    • Oral Presentation Award, Joint Symposium on Materials Science and Engineering for the 21st Century, Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 2010 June 27-29
    • International Publication Award, for "Formation of Cobalt Nanoparticles from Co(OH)2 Suspension", Advanced Material Research, 2014
    • International Publication Award, for "Electroless Deposition of Nickel Nanoparticles at Room Temperature", Advanced Material Research, 2014
    • International Publication Award, for "Growth of Cobalt Nanowires under External Magnetic Field", Advanced Material Research, 2014
    • Paper Excellence Award, 2014 International Conference on Key Engineering Materials, 2014 March 22-23
    • Professorial Chair Award, College of Engineering, University of the Philippines, 2013
    • International Publication Award, for "Electroless Deposition of Ferromagnetic Cobalt Nanoparticles in Propylene Glycol", Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 2009
    • 1st Place, Young Person Lecture Competition Malaysia 2007, Organized by the School of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering and the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. Nanyang Executive Center, Singapore, 2007 August 7
    • 1st Place, Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition 2007, Organized by the School Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (East Asia). Vistana Hotel, Penang Malaysia, 2007 June 27

Research

    • Synthesis of Metallic Copper Nanoparticle Ink in Water [Completed], Project Leader, 2013-2014
    • Synthesis of Metal Nanowires and their Application in Transparent Conducting Electrode [Ongoing], Project Leader, 2014-2016
    • Effect of Nickel Addition on the Morphology of Cobalt Nanowires Prepared in Ethylene Glycol [Ongoing], Project Leader, 2014-2015

Papers Presented

    • Formation of Oxidation-Stable Copper Nanoparticles in Water, NanoThailand 2014, Bangkok, Thailand
    • Growth of ZnO Nanostructures from Zinc Foil, 1st IMEP Conference, Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, Philippines
    • Formation of Cobalt Nanoparticles from Co(OH)2 Suspension, 2014 International Conference on Materials and Manufacturing Technology, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • Growth of Cobalt Nanowires under External Magnetic Field, 2014 International Conference on Key Engineering Materials, Bali, Indonesia
    • Investigation of Platinum-Catalyzed Growth of Cobalt Nanoparticles by Mixed Potential, 6th Regional Conference on Chemical Engineering, Manila, Philippines
    • Study of the Electroless Deposition of Cobalt Nanoparticles by Mixed Potential, 13th International Conference on Material Technology, Ho Chi Minh University of Technology, Vietnam
    • Formation of Cobalt Nanowires in Non-Aqueous Solution Under External Magnetic Field, 2013 Metallurgical Engineering Conference, Davao City, Philippines
    • Electrochemical Study of the Formation of Cobalt Nanoparticles in Aqueous Solution, The 5th AUNSEED-Net Regional Conference on Materials and Regional Conference on Mineral and Natural Resources, Penang Malaysia
    • Room-Temperature Synthesis of Co Nanoparticles by Electroless Deposition in Aqueous Solution, Joint Symposium on Materials Science and Engineering for the 21st Century, Korean Advanced, Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
    • Room-Temperature Synthesis of Co Nanoparticles in Aqueous Solution, 217th The Electrochemical Society Meeting, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Vancouver, Canada
    • Electroless Deposition of Cobalt Nanowires Under External Magnetic Fields, Annual Meeting of the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society of Japan, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    • Liquid-Phase Synthesis of Metallic Cobalt Nanoparticles by Electroless Deposition in Propylene Glycol, 29th The Philippine-American Academy of Science and Engineering (PAASE) Annual Meeting and Symposium, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines

Education

    • Kyoto University, Yoshida-Honmachi, Kyoto, Japan, Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science and Engineering, 2011 September 24
    • University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City 1101, Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering, 2004 April 24
    • Universiti Sains Malaysia, Nibong Tebal, Penang, Malaysia, Master of Science in Materials Engineering, 2008 August 15

Publication

    • Tan, M., De Jesus, L., Amores, K.L., Datu, E., & Balela, M.D.L., (2014) Electroless Deposition of Copper Nanostructures in Aqueous Solution
    • Advanced Material Research Volume 1043
    • De Guzman, N., Mechilina, A., & Balela, M.D.L., (2014) Electroless Deposition of Silver Nanoparticles and Nanowires in Ethylene Glycol
    • Advanced Material Research Volume 1043
    • Pelicano, C.M., Lockman, Z., & Balela, M.D.L., (2014) Zinc Oxide Nanostructures Formed by Wet Oxidation of Zinc Foil
    • Advanced Material Research Volume 1043
    • Balela, M.D.L., Yagi, S., & Matsubara, E., (2014) Formation of Cobalt Nanoparticles from Co(OH)2 Suspension
    • Advanced Material Research Volume 974
    • Balela, M.D.L., Yagi, S., & Matsubara, E., (2014) Electroless Deposition of Nickel Nanoparticles at Room Temperature
    • Advanced Material Research Volume 974
    • Balela, M.D.L., Yagi, S., & Matsubara, E., (2014) Growth of Cobalt Nanowires under External Magnetic Field
    • Advanced Material Research Volume 911
    • Balela, M.D.L., Yagi, S., & Matsubara, E., (2011) Fabrication of Cobalt Nanowires by Electroless Deposition under External Magnetic Field
    • Journal of the Electrochemical Society Volume 158
    • Balela, M.D.L., Yagi, S., & Matsubara, E., (2011) Electroless Deposition of Cobalt Nanowires in an Aqueous Solution under External Magnetic Field
    • Electrochemical Solid-State Letters Volume 14
    • Balela, M.D.L., Yagi, S., & Matsubara, E., (2010) Room-Temperature Synthesis of Cobalt Nanoparticles in Aqueous Solution
    • ECS Transactions Volume 28
    • Balela, M.D.L., Yagi, S., & Matsubara, E., (2010) Room-Temperature Synthesis of Cobalt Nanoparticles by Electroless Deposition in Aqueous Solution
    • Electrochemical Solid-State Letters Volume 13
    • Balela, M.D.L., Yagi, S., Lockman, Z., Azizan, A., Amorsolo Jr., A.V., & Matsubara, E., (2010) Protective-Agent-Free Synthesis of Cobalt Nanoparticles
    • AIP Conference Proceedings Volume 1217
    • Balela, M.D.L., Yagi, S., Lockman, Z., Azizan, A., Amorsolo Jr., A.V., & Matsubara, E., (2009) Electroless Deposition of Ferromagnetic Cobalt Nanoparticles in Propylene Glycol
    • Journal of the Electrochemical Society Volume 156
    • Balela, M.D.L., Lockman, Z., Azizan, A., Matsubara, E., & Amorsolo Jr., A.V., (2009) Fabrication of Size-Tunable Nanocrystalline Cobalt Particles in Propylene Glycol
    • Journal of Nuclear and Related Technologies Volume 6
    • Balela, M.D.L., Azizan, A., Matsubara, E., Amorsolo Jr., A.V., & Lockman, Z., (2008) Protective-Agent Free Synthesis of Colloidal Co Nanoparticles
    • Journal of Physical Science Volume 19
    • Balela, M.D.L., Vannaladsaysy, V., & Hussain, Z., (2007) A Review on Ceramic Composites as Cutting and Machining Tool Materials
    • Journal of Engineering Research and Education Volume 4
    • Balela, M.D.L., & Amores, K.L.S., (2015) Formation of Highly Antimicrobial Copper Nanoparticles by Electroless Deposition in Water
    • Science Diliman Volume 27, No. 2