Wednesday, December 9, 2009

UST hosts the 16th RSCE

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) hosted the 16th ASEAN Regional Symposium on Chemical Engineering (RSCE) at the Manila Hotel last December 1-2, 2009. Carrying the theme “Chemical Engineering at the Forefront of Global Challenges”, the event is intended for academicians, researchers, and industry partners.

UST Rector Rev. Fr. Rolando V. dela Rosa presented the opening of the event with his welcome remarks on the first day of the event. He also welcomed the participants at the fellowship night held at the UST Quadricentennial Square of the same day. On the same night, UST Rector and Dr. Maria Natalia Dimaano, also the chair of RSCE 2009, renounced the turnover ceremony to the representative of Thailand—host of the 17th Asean Regional Symposium on Chemical Engineering.

A poster exhibit of research papers and company technical exhibits were also held at the Centennial Hall of the Manila Hotel, apart from the plenary and technical speeches.

Speakers of the said symposium include established names in the industry and tackled specific fields of their expertise staring with Dr. Mohamed Elisa of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (Environment Genetics), Dr. Mohammed M. Farid from the Engineering University of Auckland (Energy, Environment, and Food Process), President and Dr. Filemon Uriarte of Asean Foundation in Indonesia , Dr. Hiroo Niiyama of Tokyo Institute of Technology(Heterogeneous Catalysis), Dr. (Neal) Tai-Shung Chung of the National University of Singapore (Nanotechnology and Nanocomposites), Dr. AnilKumar Pabby of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in India (Membrane Science and Technology and Nuclear Energy), Engr. Ferdinand A. Tumpalan of San Miguel Packaging Specialist Inc. (Product Innovations and Packaging), and Dr. Rigoberto Advincula of the University of Houston, Texas USA (Polymer and Organic Ultra Thin Films).

For more information about the event, contact the Research Center for Natural Sciences Secretariat of UST at (632)406-1611 local 4041/8517/4037/8275, or email


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