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Engineering students Ivanbert Y. Damasco and Step...

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  • 2020-09-11

UMians are recipients of 4th Young Innovators Program

Engineering students Ivanbert Y. Damasco and Stephy Kier S. Ponteras beat out hundreds of applicants across the country in the Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST- PCIEERD) 4th Young Innovators Program.

They are among the 10 recipients of the Young Innovators Program in the country, and the only students selected under the nanotechnology category.

Ivanbert's paper discusses the synthesis of nanocellulose from durian rinds for the preparation of a self-healing smart concrete with augmented mechanical properties while Stephy Kier's paper is on Hg and Pb Detection Kit Tulizing D-Limonene from sweet orange peelings.

The coach of the two engineering students is Dr. Chosel Luwagon, who is also a PCIEERD recipient.

Congratulations, mga Ga!