SanD student is best student presenter at Siam Physics Congress 2017

Last 24-26 May 2017 three SanD students presented their MS thesis research at the 12th Siam Physics Congress in Rayong, Thailand. The conference is jointly organized by the Thai Physics Society and Kasetsart University. Meliton Chiong III was cited as one of the best student presenters for his talk on a density functional theory study of bonding between carbon dioxide molecules and cobalt salen complexes. Amancio II Manceras presented his research on the advantage of genetic diversity in a Penna model of populations and Jan Fronimarc Villoria discussed his molecular dynamics simulations of the mechanical properties of copper-silver alloys.

Meliton, Jan, and Amancio were supported by the DOST-ASTHRDP through its Student Research Support Fund. Meliton acknowledges the Philippine Genome Center Core Facility for Bioinformatics through its BlueGene High Performance Computing Facility for the use of its computational facilities.