NAST Awardees for 2007

The SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING would like to correct its earlierannouncement about the NAST Awardees. It is proud to announce that FOURof its faculty garnered awards given by the NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCEAND TECHNOLOGY for 2007. The awardees are:

DR. PAULITO P. PALMES - Outstanding Young Scientist in the field ofEngineering

Dr. Palmes is an Assistant Professor in the Department of InformationSystems and Computer Science. He obtained his MS Computer Science degreein Ateneo de Manila University and got his Doctor of Engineering degreefrom the Toyohashi University of Technology. He has several publicatinsto his name and continues to be active in research in Neural networks,Evolutionary computations, Intelligent Agents, Optimizations andEvolutionary Neural networks.

DR. REGINA C. SO - NAST Du Pont Talent Search for Young Scientists

Dr. So is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry. Sheobtained her PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University ofConnecticut. She is awarded for her research entitled: Approaches to theSynthesis of THE Glycosphingolipids. She has also done work inorganometallic materials for use as catalysts, and has started work onmolecularly imprinted polymers.

DR. FABIAN M. DAYRIT - Outstanding Scientific Paper
Dr. Dayrit is a Professor of Chemistry and currently the Dean of theSchool of Science and Engineering. He is being awarded for his researchwork with Dr. Marissa G. Noel entitled: "Triterpenes in the CallusCulture of Vitex negundo L." This paper was published in the PhilippineJournal of Science, Vol. 134, 2005.

DR. MA. LOUISE ANTONETTE N. DELAS PENAS - Outstanding Scientific Paper

Dr. Ninette delas Penas, an Associate Professor in the Department ofMathematics, won for her research work with Fr. AntonioBasilio, SJ, entitled "On Vertex-Colorings of Archimedean Tilings withApplications in Molecular Symmetry". This paper was published in theLoyola Schools Review-School of Science and Engineering 2004 edition.

The awarding ceremonies will be held on July 12, 2007 during the NASTAnnual Scientific Meeting to be held in the Manila Hotel.

Congratulations to Pau, Reg, Toby and Ninette!