Naomi Jane Jacosalem

Naomi was a university RA for SanD in 2008 and she completed the MS program in the same year. Her research in SanD involved numerical studies of the bound and scattering states of particles in various well-in-a-well potentials. After graduation, she joined an information technology services provider in Cebu City. She was later deployed to Yokohama for a few years to develop software applications for a multinational computer technology client. She is now taking her PhD in Physics at the MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology.

Christian Oliver Jaramillo

Oliver obtained his BS degree in Applied Physics in 2006. Shortly after graduation, he joined a development and application support center of a North American retail company as a programmer. He has also worked as a software engineer and analyst for several international management consulting firms and information technology solutions providers. He has since moved to Kuala Lumpur where he has been a senior analyst programmer for a leading Southeast Asian financial and banking company since 2013.

Sarah Johnson

Sarah graduated from the NIP BS Physics program in 2003 and the MS Physics program in 2009. As an undergraduate, she was supported by a DOST-SEI scholarship. While completing her graduate research on migrating particles, she briefly worked as an NIP teaching assistant before joining the faculty of the Department of Physical Sciences and Mathematics (DPSM) of UP Manila in 2005. Sarah is now an assistant professor of the DPSM and plays an active role in developing its Bachelor's program in health physics.

Marites Labora

Marites obtained her MS in Physics degree in 2004. She later entered the Diploma Programme of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste. After completing the Diploma Programme in condensed matter physics, she continued her PhD studies at the Universiteit Utrecht in the Netherlands. She has since joined a high-tech equipment manufacturing company as a technical supplier engineer.

Salvador Laurente, Jr.

Salvador (BJ) completed his BS degree in Physics in June 2016. For his undergraduate thesis he computed exact elliptic integral expressions for the average work done in quenched Ising model ground states. In 2015, BJ also worked as a project staffer for the OVPAA-funded Balik PhD research project OVPAA-BPhD-2012-05.

Hilton Lazo

Hilton earned his BS degree in Physics in 2012 and has worked briefly for a Filipino information technology firm. He has recently decided to pursue a career in law and entered the UP College of Law in 2013.



Amancio II Manceras

Amancio obtained his Bachelor's degree in Physics from MSU-IIT. He joined SanD as a DOST-ASTHRDP scholar and completed the NIP MS Physics program in 2017. His research simulated the effects of generic diversity in populations of individuals with genotypes modeled by bit strings.

Ralph Paolo Mandingiado

Ralph obtained his BS Physics degree from NIP in 2006 and a Master's degree in Technology Management from the UP TMC in 2012. He was a network administrator for SanD. He has been involved with editorial services providers writing abstracts and indexing scientific articles. He has also worked for an IT services company and led a team of its technology consultants. Ralph later joined a multilateral development bank as an IT process analyst. He has since continued practicing IT service management as a change manager for a global financial management firm.

Ronaldo Marco, Jr.

Ron completed the BS Physics program in 2004. His thesis was cited as the most outstanding BS Physics thesis of his graduating batch. He obtained further post-graduate training in network systems IT (UP ITDC) and technology management (UP TMC). Ron has worked for companies that integrate and provide IT system solutions. He is a certified Cisco professional and instructor that has designed and handled customized IT training programs. He now applies his expertise in enterprise and data network infrastructure to manage network engineering and services for a telecommunications company.

Jade Dianne Mendoza

Jade completed her MS Physics degree in 2016. She has presented her research on fluctuations and entanglement in matrix product state representible states at the 13th Asia Pacific Physics Conference in Brisbane. Jade is a faculty member of the Central Luzon State University and her MS studies was supported by the CHEd Faculty Development Program. 

Marienette Morales-Vega

Marienette obtained her MS degree in physics in 2004 performing first principles simulations of magnetic heterostructures. Her research was supported by DOST PCASTRD and UP OVPAA grants. She obtained another MS degree from the University of South Florida in 2009. In 2015 she obtained her PhD degree from the Università degli Studi di Trieste performing spectroscopic studies of biomedical nanomaterials. She is currently a faculty member of the Ateneo de Manila University Physics Department.

Joselito Muldera

Joselito studied thermoelectric transport in electron gas conductors in different dimensions as a SanD graduate student. He was also a SanD SA and was in charge of its computer systems. After obtaining his MS Physics degree in 2006, he worked for an international technology company that provides illumination and detection solutions to its customers. There he was employed as a design engineer and developed optoelectronic devices. In 2011 Joselito joined the Condensed Matter Physics Laboratory to pursue his doctoral research on terahertz spectroscopy. He obtained his physics PhD in 2016.

Chris Nombres

Chris obtained his BS Physics degree in 2004. He studied the Penna model of biological aging using short bit strings and investigated its relationship to the logistic equation and chaos. He is now happily married to a fellow SanD alumna and provides plants with carbon dioxide while also working as a computer programmer.

Claire Ann Nuñez

Claire graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Physics in 2007. She is now a professional programmer and for many years has been developing software for several information and computer technology companies. She has been actively involved with projects that deal with web deployment, cloud migration, database management, and network development (user and backend interfaces). Recently, Claire has focused on the development and maintenance of desktop applications, with an eye on developing embedded and mobile apps in the future.

Eric Bryan Obias

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 Angelo Panganiban

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 Parinas

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.

Chrysline Margus Piñol

Chrysline obtained her PhD in Physics last 2011. As a SanD graduate student she performed numerical simulations of population dynamics. Her graduate studies were supported by a DOST ASTHRDP scholarship. Chrysline has been a member of the UP Los Baños faculty since 2003. She is currently the Director of UPLB's Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics.

Xavier Puspus

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 Rodriguez

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.

Jan Philippe Sambo

Jan Philippe entered the NIP MS Physics program as a DOST-ASTHRDP scholar after graduating with highest honors from MSU-IIT. He completed the MS Physics program in 2017. Jan's results on correlation functions in quenched spin chains have been presented at several conferences with the support of the UPD OVCRD through Project No. 161614 PhDIA.

John Kevin Sanchez

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 Sandagon

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 Karl Seroje

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.

Neris Sombillo

Neris obtained her MS Physics degree from NIP in 2010. Her graduate studies center on numerical simulations of quantum search algorithms. She has briefly worked as faculty for the Technological Institute of the Philippines and Far Eastern University. Neris is currently a full-time SanD PhD candidate and is supported by a DOST-ASTHRDP scholarship.