JULY - AUGUST 2017 UP electrical and electronics engineering institute

The official e-newsletter of the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute, College of Engineering, University of the Philippines Diliman.

In case you missed last months' newsletters:


  • EEE research receives Best Scientific Paper Award under Engineering Sciences and Technology Division in the 39th Annual NAST Scientific Meeting, 12-13 July
  • Workshop on the Global Data Plane for Wireless Sensor Networks, 26 July
  • Philippine Showcase of Space Technology, 14 August
  • UPDATE: EV Charger CharM deployment in Cauayan City, Isabela, 18 August
  • Dr. Joel Joseph Marciano, Jr. is the 2017 UPAA Distinguished Alumnus in Science and Technology, 19 August
  • Agatha Uy & Carl Dizon (Team Parakeet) as the Grand Champion in 2017 Accenture Program the Future Campus Challenge, 30 August

39th Annual National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) Scientific Meeting, 12-13 July

Workshop on the Global Data Plane for Wireless Sensor Networks, 26 July

This event is hosted by the Resilient Sensory Swarms for Smart Energy and Environment Monitoring (RESE2NSE) Project, and is sponsored by the Philippine-California Advanced Research Institute (PCARI) - Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

In this photo: Message from the Principal Investigator Jan Rabaey of UC Berkeley

The PCARI RESE2NSE project explores the concept of an open swarm hardware and software platform as a means to address energy and environmental monitoring. They use micro-fabrication technologies to enable low-cost, resilient, and scalable instrumentation of the power distribution infrastructure.


  • Messages from Dr. John Richard Hizon (UP EEEI Director), Dr. William Padolina (CHED-PCARI Executive Director), and Dr. Jan Rabaey (Principal Investigator)
  • Overview of the RESE2NSE Project by Engr. Percival Magpantay
  • Introduction to the Global Data Plane by Engr. Rico Jossel Maestro
  • Application Development for the Global Data Plane by Engr. Rico Jossel Maestro
  • Application Examples: Visualization and Resiliency Apps by Aldrin Ison, Eugene Lim, and Joy Madamba

Philippine Showcase of Space Technology (PSST), 14 August

UP Diliman students get a glimpse of current, future PH space tech possibilities, 14 Aug 2017

(l-r) Research Associate Francisco Felicio from Project 5 (Remote Sensing Product Development); Engr. Benjamin Magallon of Project 3 (Data Processing, Archiving, and Distribution Sub-system); Engr. Ariston Gonzalez of Project 1 (Microsatellite BUS Development) and Engr. John Leur Labrador, also from Project 1 team

The Philippine Microsatellite (PHL-Microsat) Program - Project 1 (Microsatellite BUS Development) team hosted the Philippine Showcase of Space Technology (PSST) on August 14, 2017, held in the UP-MERALCO Innovation Hall, Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute.

Photos by the PHL-Microsat Project 1 Team

UPDATE: EV Charger CharM deployment in Cauayan City, Isabela, 18 August

EV Charging Station visit (l-r): DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña; CharM Developer Engr. Leo Allen Tayo; Cauayan City Mayor Hon. Bernard Faustino Dy; DOST Region 2 Regional Director Engr. Sancho Mabborang; and ISU President Dr. Ricmar Aquino

The Rapid Electric Vehicle Charging – Charging in minutes (CharM) Project developed a rapid charging system for electric vehicles (EV) in the Philippines that can recharge local EVs in a matter of minutes as opposed to the conventional 4-6 hours slow charging. Apart from the charging system, a smart battery control unit that implements a communication protocol with the charger for enhanced battery protection and battery brand authentication was also developed.

The project is already in a commercial deployment stage in Cauayan City, Isabela where two CharM chargers are installed to service local E-Trikes in the area. This is also in conjunction with the City Government’s vision for a “Smarter and More Progressive City” and their introduction of a fleet-managed and greener mass transport service through E-Trikes. The current project deployment also aims to serve as a market validation study to ultimately come up with a proper marketing strategy for the CharM chargers in order to be economically sustainable.

The commercialization stage of the project is made possible through the coordination of DOST PCIEERD, University of the Philippines, Isabela State University, Electronics Industries Association of the Philippines, Inc. (EIAPI), and the City Government of Cauayan City, Isabela.

For more information, please contact Asst. Prof. Lew Andrew Tria (lew.tria@eee.upd.edu.ph) of the UP-Artesyn Power Electronics Laboratory (PEL) or Engr. Leo Allen Tayo (leoallen_tayo@rocketmail.com), CharM Technical Project Leader. For interested partners, you may also visit the DOST-PCIEERD site.

UP Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus, 19 August

Congratulations to Dr. Joel Joseph Mariano, Jr. (also the Acting Director of DOST-Advanced Science & Technology Institute) for being the recipient of this year's UPAA Distinguished Alumnus Award in Science and Technology.

The UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awards are conferred on alumni who have demonstrated extraordinary achievements and excellent contributions in their chosen fields that bring about substantial benefits to society and distinct honor to the University.

The UPAA recognized the best and brightest graduates last 19 August 2017 in the UPAA General Alumni Homecoming, held in Ang Bahay ng Alumni last August 19, 2017. With the theme 'Itanghal ang Dangal', the homecoming recognized the distinguished alumni and featured presentations from members of UP's Diamond, Golden, Ruby, and Silver Jubilarians.

2017 Accenture Program the Future Campus Challenge, 30 August

Photo by Accenture Philippines

Congratulations to Agatha Uy and Carl Dizon of Team Parakeet- UP Diliman, who won as Grand Champion in the 2017 Accenture Program the Future Campus Challenge.

Their winning app, Parakeet, is a smart parking monitoring system which offers a complete parking solution, composed of a camera-based parking lot monitoring system, and a mobile app for drivers. It aims to contribute towards sustainable cities by helping drivers save time, energy, and money searching for a parking lot space, as well as allowing for a cheaper and easily installable parking lot monitoring system for establishments.


Mailing address: EEEI Bldgs., Velasquez St., UP Diliman, Quezon City, 1100

Telephone numbers: 981-8500 loc-3300/3301

Telefax: 925-2957

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Accenture Philippines, CharM Project Team, PHL-Microsat Program Team, Diana Arcega

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