I. BASIC INFORMATION

Maria Leah Flor A. De Castro

Educational Degree:

MS Environmental Engineering(2016) – UP Diliman

B.S. Chemical Engineering  (2001) – Ateneo de Davao University

Academic Rank:

Contact Details: mlfadecastro@addu.edu.ph

 

II. RESEARCH INVOLVEMENT

A. Research Conducted (Completed Research)

Lead Researcher– “Indoor Environmental Quality Assessment of the Community Center of the First Companions Utilizing Low-Cost Building Science Sensors”

Funding: URC

Sole Researcher– “Adsorption of Methylene Blue Using EDTA-Modified Philippine Natural Bentonite”

Funding: ERDT

 

B. Other Engagement in Support of Research (Outside Academic Requirement)

 

C. History of Submission of Research Proposals (Do not include Completed Research)

 

III. TRAINING PERTINENT TO RESEARCH-RELATED OR ITS UTILIZATION TRAINING
(OTHER THAN DEGREE LEADING COURSE/S)

“Elsevier’s Science Direct and Scopus Database Orientation and Author Writeshop”

Duration: April 18, 2018

Venue/Location: Grand Regal Hotel, Davao City

Source of Support: URC (Transportation)

Role in the Training: Participant

Scope of the Training: Region XI

 

“Climate Change Research: Methods, Techniques, approaches and Opportunities”

Duration: March 26, 2018

Venue/Location: UP Mindanao, Davao City

Source of Support: SEA (Transportation)

Role in the Training: Participant

Scope of the Training: Mindanao

 

“EA Research Learning Session-Investment Analysis of Research Project”

Duration: January 26, 2017

Venue/Location: Media Room, CCFC, AdDU

Source of Support: CREATE

Role in the Training: Organizer

Scope of the Training: In-House (SEA)

 

“University Lecture on the Philippine Space Program by Rogel Mari Sese, Ph.D.”

Duration: November 23, 2017

Venue/Location:  Finster Auditorium, AdDU

Role in the Training: Participant

Scope of the Training: Local

 

“EA Research Learning Session-Basic Patent Search: Tools and Strategies”

Duration: November 20, 2017

Venue/Location: Media Room, CCFC, AddU

Role in the Training: Organizer

Scope of the Training: In-House (SEA)

 

“EA Research Learning Session-Powerful Poster Presentations”

Duration: September 18, 2017

Venue/Location: Media Room, CCFC, AddU

Role in the Training: Organizer

Scope of the Training: In-house (SEA)

 

“EA Research Learning Session-Intellectual Property Rights”

Duration:  Septmeber 16, 2017

Venue/Location: Training Room, CCFC, AddU

Role in the Training: Organizer

Scope of the Training: In-house (SEA)

 

“EA Research Learning Session-Traffic Impact Assessment”

Duration: August 7, 2017

Venue/Location: Media Room, CCFC, AddU

Role in the Training: Organizer

Scope of the Training:  In-House (SEA)

 

“EA Research Plan Pitching”

Duration: August 4, 2017

Venue/Location: Media Room, CCFC, AddU

Source of Support: CREATE

Role in the Training: Organizer and participant

Scope of the Training: In-House (SEA)

 

“EA Research Learning Session-Graphical Information Display”

Duration: July 17, 2017

Venue/Location: Media Room, CCFC, AddU

Source of Support: CREATE

Role in the Training: Organizer

Scope of the Training: In-House (SEA)

 

“EA Research Learning Session-Useful Library Resources for Research”

Duration: July 3, 2017

Venue/Location: Media Room, CCFC, AddU

Source of Support: CREATE

Role in the Training: Organizer

Scope of the Training: In-House (SEA)

 

“2nd Annual SEA Research Planning”

Duration: June 17, 2017

Venue/Location: Media Room, CCFC, AddU

Source of Support: CREATE

Role in the Training: Organizer and Participant

Scope of the Training: In-House (SEA)

 

“Elsevier-CHED: Empowering Uncommon Knowledge”

Duration: May 16, 2017

Venue/Location: Finster Auditorium, AddU

Role in the Training: Participant

Scope of the Training: Local

 

“10th Joint PHERNet HERRC Meeting”

Duration: April 3-4, 2017

Venue/Location: SVD Retreat House, USC, Cebu City

Source of Support: URC/CHED

Role in the Training: Participant

Scope of the Training: National

 

“Mindanao Regional Scientific Meeting-Attaining Sustainable Development Goals”

Duration: March 13-14, 2017

Venue/Location: SMX Convention Center, Davao City

Role in the Training: Participant

Scope of the Training: Mindanao

 

“Principles and Applications of the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)”

Duration: January 31, 2017

Venue/Location: Media Room, CCFC, AddU

Source of Support: SEA

Role in the Training: Participant

Scope of the Training: Local

 

“Orientation on Program for Research Information and Status Monitoring (PRISM)”

Duration: November 18, 2016

Venue/Location: Training Room, AdDU

Role in the Training: Participant

Scope of the Training: In-House (AdDU)

 

“ERDT Congress agriculture and Science and Technology for Inclusive Growth”

Duration: July 20, 2015

Venue/Location: SMX Mall of Asia, Pasay City

Source of Support:ERDT

Role in the Training:  Participant

Scope of the Training: National

 

“ERDT Congress: Science and Technology for Disaster Preparedness and Resiliency”

Duration: July 25, 201

Venue/Location: SMX Mall of Asia, Pasay City

Source of Support: ERDT

Role in the Training: Participant

Scope of the Training: National

 

IV. PARTICIPATION IN RESEARCH-RELATED/ITS UTILIZATION CONFERENCE

 

“Presentation of Technology Assessment and Evaluation for NaciDike Technology”

Duration:  October 10, 2017

Venue/Location:  Media Room, CCFC, AdDU

Source of Support:

Role in the Conference:  Peer Reviewer

Scope of the Training: Local

 

“CREATE Product Launch of Trashformers and Do-30K”

Duration: December 14, 2016

Venue/Location: Rodriguez Hall, AdDU

Source of Support:

Role in the Conference:  Moderator

Scope of the Training: Local

 

“URC Research Dissemination”

Duration: November 21, 2016

Venue/Location:  F213, AdDU

Source of Support:

Role in the Conference:  Emcee

Scope of the Training: Local

 

 V. PUBLICATION (JOURNAL, BOOK, MONOGRAPH, CONFERENCE PROCEEDING)

“Adsorption of Methylene Blue Dye and Cu (II) Ions on EDTA-Modified Bentonite: Isotherm, Kinetic and Thermodynamic Studies”

Name of Journal: Sustainable Environment Research

Publisher: ScienceDirect

Year of Publication: 2018

Place of Publication: Taiwan

Copyright: Creative Commons

Type of Involvement/Role in the Publication: Main Author

 

VI. IP PROTECTION FOR RESEARCH
VII. OTHER FORMS OF UTILIZATION OF RESEARCH OUTPUT

Development of Pico-Hydro Turbine Generator ( For Sikat Solar Challenge entry 1), Prototype Development (Consultant/Mentor)

 

Development of Pedal for Light Bike Charging Station (for Sikat Solar Challenge entry 2), Prototype Development (Team Adviser)

 

Training of IP Women Leaders on Pico Hydro Turbine Development, Prototype Development (Organizer-CREATE, URC and IGDD)

 

SEA Undergrad Thesis and Feasibility Study Guidelines, Policy Development (CARE Committee Member)

 

VIII. FORMATION OF SCHOLARS
A. Consultant/Mentor/Panelist

Mentor– “A Feasibility Study on rice Straw and Manure-Based Compost”, (2017-2018), Jayvee Ferraris and Kim Orbenita (IE)

Panelist– “Assessment of Water System of the Community Center of the First Companions of Ateneo de Davao University”, (2017-2018), Engr. Ken Cosares (MEng)

Panelist– “Attendance Monitoring System for Notre Dame of Tacurong College”, (2016-2017), Engr. Louie Villegas (MEng)

Panelist – “Combustion Properties of Briquetted Charcoal from Pomelo, Rambutan and Lanzones Wastes”, (2017-2018), Syed Ampatuan, Francis Buenaventura and Judge Maravilla (ME)

Panelist -“Cold Water System Assessment of Martin Hall Building and Community Center of the First Companions Building of Ateneo de Davao University”, (2017-2018), Levi Batuigas, Lowell Delima (ME)

Panelist – “Development of a Solar Photovoltaic Analyzer for the Assessment of a Stand-Alone Solar Photovoltaic System, (2017-2018), Arby Christy Mascariñas and Janikris Pilar (ECE)

Panelist– “Evaluation of Drying Rate of the Developed Solar Thermal Dehydrator: Stegnotion (2017-2018), Martin Domagco and Lilibeth Yu (ECE)

Panelist– “Treated Cellulose Fiber for CO2 Sequestration”, 2017-2018, Sharina Tan and Lanie Villorejo

Panelist – “Production of Biobased Fil Using Pectin from Philippine Carabao Mango Peels, (2017-2018), Jhona Gerona, Mariz Stella Sillada (CHE)

Panelist– “Synthesis of Carboxymethylcellulose from Durian Husk, (2017-2018), Michael Quirante and Al Sedo (CHE)

Panelist– “Synthesis of Silicified Crystaline Cellulose as a Possible Reinforcement Filler for Strach-Based Bioplastic (2017-2018), Fonseca Baguio, Feby Orena (CHE)

Panelist – “Utilization of Durian Seed Extract as a Possible Coagulant in Water”, (2017-2018), Fortune Sagayno (CHE)

Panelist– “Thermal and Air Flow Modeling and Simulation od the Existing Fuel-Efficient Prototype Vehicle”, (2016-2017), Lyfe Fernandez and Rolly Sarifa (ME)

Panelist – “Development of a Fuel Mileage Monitor Using Non-Invasive Fuel Level Detection System for SEM 2017”, (2017-2018), John Ren Del Oeste and Sean Fortuna (ECE)

Panelist – “Design Improvement of the Automated Weather Station in Davao City”, (2016-2017), Earl Galope and Marco Hatico (ECE)

Panelist – “Modification and Optimization of the Existing Fuel-Efficient Prototype Vehicle for Shell Eco-marathon Philippines 2017”, (2016-2017), Marius Barcena, Zechariah Lasa and Jakal Suyo (ME)

Panelist – “Production of activated Carbon from Durian Peelings for Heavy Metal Adsorption of CrC+”, (2016-2017), Micheal Manalili and John Panares (CHE)

Panelist– “Modified Lignin from Cacao Pod Husk as an Anode Material”, (2016-2017), Kresha Sotto and Faith Agor (CHE)

Panelist – “tannin from Banana Peels as Corrosion Inhibitor Paint Additive”, (2016-2017), Sparkle Maluenda (CHE)

Panelist –“Production and Characterization of Cellulose Crystals from Corn Cob and Pineapple Peelings as a Potential Solar Cell Substrate” (2016-2017), Kaziel Paham and Nelson Villagonzalo (CHE)

Panelist – “Phytochemicals is in Mango and Pineapple Crown Leaves as Possible Battery Separator”, (2016-2017), Jyzl Española and Adrian Nacua (CHE)

Panelist – “Utilization of silicon Dioxide from Rice Hull Ash as Possible Thermal Insulator”, (2016-2017), Sherilyn Pen and Julia Maris Vidanes (CHE)

IX. AWARDS/RECOGNITION RECEIVED AS RESEARCHER

 

X. OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION 

 

 

Submitted by:

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Maria Leah Flor A. De Castro

Updated: October 14, 2018

Name of Department: Chemical Engineering Department 

Unit: School of Engineering and Architecture