Eric obtained his BS Physics degree in 2004. He studied the low energy states of polymers by Monte Carlo methods for his undergraduate thesis. After graduation, he pursued a career in information technology and became a certified Java programmer. Over the years, his programming skills have been tapped by several software outsourcing companies in the Philippines. Eric moved to Singapore in 2007 and works for the investment banking division of a Swiss global bank as a Java developer and systems analyst.
Earl graduated from the BS Applied Physics program in 2010. He later obtained a Certificate in Information Technology (Mobile and Embedded Systems) from the UP ITTC (now ITDC). He works for a global energy company where he developed SharePoint architecture for its business applications. He was also briefly deployed to the US as a lead developer for a multisite SharePoint stack standardization initiative. Earl was later assigned to his firm's JDE projects team, which provides consulting and support services for the management of enterprise assets.
Ricelle obtained her degree in BS Physics in 2005. Shortly after graduation, she worked for various customer management firms as a service officer and technical support supervisor. In 2008 she moved to Singapore and worked for a regional financial and banking services company. Ricelle has since been appointed as a business analyst for this firm and leads technology and process improvement initiatives within its customer center. Her expertise in business analysis was recognized in 2014 through a CCBA certification by the IIBA.
Xavier graduated cum laude from the NIP BS Applied Physics program in 2015. His research on entanglement in low temperature superconducting states earned him a spot in the National Finals of the 2015 BPI-DOST Science Awards. Xavier's BS thesis was recognized as the Most Outstanding BS Applied Physics Thesis for 2015, earning him a Leticia Shahani Award. Shortly after graduating, he worked as a power trader for a renewable energy company in BGC. Xavier has since moved to Cebu City where he is now a data scientist.
Mariel obtained her BS Applied Physics degree in 2007 as a DOST-SEI scholar. From 2008 to 2009, she was a Java developer for a software development company where she was tasked to upgrade the online vehicle systems of its corporate clients. Mariel later joined an international insurance group to develop Pega applications as a certified PegaRULES Process Commander (PRPC) Systems Architect. Since 2014 she has been employed by a computer technology company in Makati as a professional programmer analyst.
Kevin finished the NIP BS Applied Physics program in 2015. In his senior year he served as a project aide for the research project OVPAA-BPhD-2012-05. For his undergraduate thesis research he investigated the phase transition in a classical Ising model using cluster algorithms implemented in parallel. Shortly after defending his thesis, Kevin signed up to work for a computer security company.
Ryan graduated from the BS Applied Physics program in 2004. He later obtained a Master of Management (Business Management) degree under the UP Extension Program in Olongapo (UPEPO) while working as a game animator for various online gaming companies. He then worked as a software engineer, developing enterprise applications for startup companies in Silicon Valley and the Boston area. Now based in Makati, Ryan is a video game developer and occasional book illustrator.
King obtained his BS Physics degree in 2015 with the support of a DOST-SEI Merit Scholarship. He has performed vital project management tasks for the OVPAA-funded project OVPAA-BPhD-2012-05 as a member of its research staff from 2013-2015. Soon after graduating from NIP, King was hired as a project researcher tasked to analyze satellite imagery and oceanographic field data for a joint UP Marine Science Institute/DOST-PCCAARD study on the productivity of the Benham Rise.
Joachim completed the BS Physics program of NIP in 2014. In his graduating year he worked as research staff for the OVPAA-funded research project OVPAA-BPhD-2012-05, performing administrative and research tasks for the project. He has also tutored high school students in science and math part-time. A few months after his graduation Joachim joined a computer security firm in Ortigas.
Ryan completed his BS Applied Physics degree in December 2016. He benchmarked MPI-parallelized calculations of the phase transition temperature of a frustrated classical spin model for his undergraduate thesis. Ryan has also been an active staff member who performed administrative tasks for the management of OVPAA BPhD Grant 2012-05.
Robert earned his BS degree in Applied Physics in 2015 with the support of a DOST-SEI Undergraduate S&T Scholarship. His research involved performing fluid simulations and chaos-related calculations on a parallel computing platform. Robert was also a student assistant for the OVCRD-funded Project No. 141420 PhDIA. He is now applying his programming skills to respond to computer security threats.
Miguel obtained his BS Applied Physics degree in 2017 with the distinction magna cum laude. For his thesis work he used finite element analysis to simulate the dynamics of gas mixtures in CVD reaction chambers. He was also supported by a DOST Junior Level Science Scholarship. Miguel is now a faculty member of the Ateneo de Manila Senior High School.
Gina completed the NIP BS and MS Physics programs in 2004 and 2014, respectively. Her graduate research was on the thermodynamic properties of 2D electron systems with spin-orbit interactions. In 2005 she joined an international consulting company as a software engineer. During her graduate studies, she joined a global technology company where she was an IT services and project management practitioner for several years. Gina has been a quality consultant since 2012, designing and managing organization-wide policies for the compliance of industry standards.
Lei completed the NIP BS Applied Physics program as a member of SanD in 2009. She then entered the MS Physics program as a member of the Instrumentation Physics Laboratory, graduating in 2012. During this time she was a university RA for the UP Marine Science Institute and later became involved with the Automated Rapid Reef Assessment System (ARRAS) Program as a Science Research Specialist. Since 2013 she has been working for a financial management services provider in Makati.
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