Carlos defended his PhD dissertation on spin-polarized currents in nanowires in December 2015. His research was supported by a CHED scholarship and a UPD OVCRD dissertation grant. The results of his work has been presented in conferences around the Philippines, Vietnam, China, and Singapore. Carlos has worked as a University Research Associate for SanD from 2013-2015. In 2016 he joined the Mapúa Institute of Technology Department of Physics.
Rayda studied the thermodynamics and transport properties of two-dimensional electron systems at low temperatures as a SanD researcher. She was also an NIP instructor and a CHED scholar. She obtained her PhD degree in 2011 and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics in Pohang, South Korea for three years. Upon her return to the Philippines in 2015 Rayda became a faculty member of the Mapúa Institute of Technology.
Gene joined SanD in the academic year following his summer internship in 2013. He obtained his MS Physics (2016) and PhD Physics (2023) degrees with support from the DOST ASTHRD Program. For his master's thesis Gene investigated the role of disorder in topological insulators and for his PhD dissertation he studied PT-symmetry breaking in quantum walks. He has been an instructor at the National Institute of Physics and has done much simulation and modeling work for PHIVOLCS and other research projects.
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.
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 defended her PhD dissertation on nuclear magnetic resonance-based quantum computing in 2021. She was supported by a DOST-ASTHRDP scholarship. She is now a faculty member at the Ateneo de Manila University.
Vlad obtained his BS Physics, MS Physics, and PhD Physics degrees from the National Institute of Physics. He defended his PhD dissertation on refrigeration and spin transport in a one-dimensional Fermi-Hubbard model in 2022. His graduate studies were supported by a DOST-ASTHRDP-NSC scholarship. He is currently working as a faculty member at the Department of Mathematics and Physics of the University of Santo Tomas.
Allan's MS thesis involved a variational Monte Carlo study of confined quantum particles in external fields, which he successfully defended in 2008. He pursued further graduate studies at the Department of Physics of Osaka University. He obtained his PhD in Physics there doing research in theoretical high energy physics and cosmology, particularly on inflationary models of the universe. He is now an Associate Professor at the UP Los Baños Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics.
Eia obtained her MS degree in physics in 2011. In her research she used epidemiological models to simulate the spread of malware. As a graduate student she was a university RA and the systems administrator of SanD. Eia is a reservoir engineer for the second largest geothermal energy producer in the world at their headquarters in Ortigas. As part of her career development, she spent several months in Reykjavik as a participant in a geothermal energy training program.
Clei completed her Bachelor's degree in Applied Physics in 2018 and Master's degree in Physics in 2020. She worked on molecular dynamics simulations of bulk metallic glasses for a year before turning her attention to the study of quantum spin chains. Her research involved calculating several entanglement measures on a Kitaev chain with long-range interactions and analyzing its quantum critical behavior. She obtained her MS Physics degree from the NIP in 2020 with support from the DOST-ASTHRD Program. She is currently a data analyst for a management consultancy company.
Rona is a faculty member of the UPLB Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics. She successfully defended her MS Physics thesis on spin-orbit entanglement in a two-dimensional electron gase in 2015. She is currently pursuing a PhD degree at the Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences at the Academia Sinica with a research focus on vibrational spectroscopy.
Francis completed his MS Physics degree in 2015 as a DOST-ASTHRDP scholar. His MS research work has been presented in conferences in Kyoto and Stellenbosch as part of the OVCRD-funded Project No. 141420 PhDIA. He was a faculty member at the UPLB Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics for two years before attending the University of Queensland where he obtained his PhD degree in 2021. He is now a postdoctoral researcher at the Marian Smoluchowski Institute of Physics of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków.
Karla obtained her MS Physics degree in 2007 with the support of a PCASTRD-DOST graduate scholarship. She used molecular dynamics simulations to model reacting chemical species for her MS thesis. She has been an instructor for the College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) of Western Mindanao State University (WMSU) in Zamboanga City since 1998. Karla is among the first advanced physics degree holders of the CSM faculty and has actively worked for the CHEd accreditation of WMSU's physics programs. She is now pursuing a PhD degree in Physics at the University of San Carlos.
Raymart obtained his BS Physics degree from Silliman University in 2015. He then moved to NIP to pursue an MS Physics degree with the support of a DOST-SEI ASTHRDP Graduate Scholarship. He completed the MS Physics program in 2018 doing research on locating quantum critical transitions in a Kitaev chain with long-range interactions. In 2022 he completed the Biomicro System Technology Master's program at the Korea University as he follows his ambition to become a researcher on cancer therapies.
Micielle defended her MS thesis on Monte Carlo studies of critical percolating systems last 2012. During her MS studies she tutored students in science and mathematics and later also worked for a quality management company as an ISO consultant. Shortly after receiving her MS degree, Micielle was appointed as a university RA for SanD and held that position until 2013. She currently resides in Winnipeg where she is pursuing a career in physics education.
Mel completed his MS degree in Materials Science and Engineering in 2017 with the support of the DOST ASTHRD Program. He used density functional theory to perform electronic structure and nudged elastic band calculations to model the electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide with an organocobalt catalyst. He obtained his BS degree in Chemistry from UP Diliman and was one of the top scorers in the 2016 Licensure Examination for Chemists. He is currently a PhD student at the Department of Precision Engineering of Osaka University.
April finished the BS Applied Physics program in 2008 and the MS Physics program in 2016. She has worked for an IT services provider and trained in IBM business server programming and operations, handling RPG development tasks on financial systems. She was later hired by an e-commerce company as a JDE developer and, later, supervisor for their back-end operations. She also has an interest in trading and portfolio and risk management. April is currently an instructor at the New Era University.
Robbie graduated cum laude from the BS Applied Physics program in 2017 and completed the MS Physics program in 2020. He was supported by a DOST-SEI RA 7687 Undergraduate S&T Scholarship. His research involved using density matrix renormalization group (DMRG) techniques to map out the ground phase diagram of a one-dimensional extended Hubbard model from its correlation functions and entanglement entropy. Robbie was also a student assistant for the OVCRD-funded Project No. 161614 PhDIA. He is now a data scientist working for a credit and finance company.
Klarence completed her BS Chemistry and MS Physics degrees in 2018 and 2022, respectively. Her graduate studies were supported by a DOST-ASTHRDP scholarship. For her master's thesis, her research involved the investigation of thermodynamic properties of an anisotropic spin model with a quantum phase transition.
Oliver completed the MS Physics program in 2017 with the support of the DOST ASTHRD Program. His graduate research focused on speeding up density functional theory software on unsupported commodity GPU hardware. He obtaind his BS Degree in Physics from MSU-IIT and has had previous work experience in the semiconductor and BPO industries. He is currently a senior high school instructor in San Juan.
Joyce obtained her MS degree in physics in 2009 studying percolation in different two-dimensional geometries. She worked for STI College Caloocan while completing the MS program and for a few more years thereafter. Since 2013 she has been a full-time lecturer at the Far Eastern University in Manila. She is also a content writer for an educational publishing company.
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.
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 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.
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. He is faculty member of the University of Southern Mindanao in North Cotabato.
Mykhal received his BS degree in Applied Physics from UP Los Baños in 2014. He continued his studies at the NIP as a DOST ASTHRDP scholar and graduated from the MS Physics program in 2021. He has served SanD in various capacities as a Research Assistant, project staffer, and resident yo-yo champion. His thesis work on machine learning used tensor network-based codes for image classification. He now earns a living as a software developer.
Dan graduated from the National Institute of Physics with a Master of Science in Physics degree in 2018. His research involved a theoretical investigation of the role of magnetic orbit to orbit interaction between electrons in a two-dimensional electron gas (2DEG). Dan's graduate research and studies were supported by the DOST-SEI ASTHRDP scholarship. He joined the faculty of the Western Mindanao State University's College of Science and Mathematics in 2022.
Jade completed her MS Physics degree in 2016. She has presented her research on fluctuations and entanglement in matrix product state representable 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.
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 continue his doctoral research on terahertz spectroscopy. He obtained his physics PhD in 2016.
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.
Alex earned her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering in 2019 with the support from the CHEd Faculty Development Program and the ICTP-OFID Sandwich Training Educational Programme. She was the Most Outstanding PhD Graduate of the College of Science for the Academic Year 2018-2019. Her dissertation was a theoretical study of how gas molecules like carbon dioxide adsorb on boron nanoclusters. She is a faculty member of the UPLB Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics.
Miguel obtained his BS Applied Physics degree in 2017 with the distinction magna cum laude. For his undergraduate 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. After briefly teaching at a senior high school, Miguel returned to NIP to complete the MS Physics program in 2021. He finished the ICTP Condensed Matter Physics Diploma Programme in 2022 and continued his PhD studies at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA).
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. She has worked for technology companies for more than a decade and has experience in software engineering, technical support and operations, services and product delivery, program and project management, governance, quality consulting, customer experience, and data management. She is well-versed in enterprise-wide industry standards and policies. Gina is pursuing a PhD in Computer Science to further build expertise on data analytics.
Kryss earned her Bachelor's and Master's in Physics degrees in 2019 and 2023, respectively. Her research on 2D Ising models focused on the effect of spinless regions on their critical properties. She worked as a project assistant for the UP Diliman-funded projects PhDIA No. 161614 (2016-2017) and ECWRG Project 2018-1-009 (2018-2019). A DOST-ASTHRDP scholarship supported her graduate studies.
Louella completed the MS Physics program in 2006 under a DOST PCASTRD scholarship. Her research on the thermodynamics of carbon nanotubes was supported by a UPD OVCRD grant. She was also an NIP instructor and a SanD research assistant. In 2010, she obtained her PhD degree in Physics from the University of Warwick under the Vice Chancellor's Studentship award. She was later granted a research fellowship in Warwick to develop mechanistic models of stem cell reprogramming. Since 2012 Louella has been a postdoctoral fellow at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Cambridge, where she performs genomic stem cell research with applications in transfusion therapy and disease modeling.
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 Materials Science and Engineering Program of the UP Diliman College of Science.
Aura completed her MS Physics degree under the DOST ASTHRD Program last December 2015. Prior to joining SanD as a graduate student, she was an engineer for an optical device and equipment manufacturer. Aura's research led to the identification of a subsystem observable whose fluctuations can be used to measure quantum entanglement. She has been working for a semiconductor laser company since 2016 and is now assigned to a post in Thailand.
Jan obtained his MS Physics degree in 2017 while on study leave from the Tarlac Agricultural University (TAU). His studies were supported by a DOST-ASTHRDP scholarship. For his Master's research he performed numerical evaluations of the elasticity tensors of several binary metal alloys by molecular dynamics simulations. Jan has since resumed his duties as a faculty member of TAU.