Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hui-Lin Ong from the University Malaysia Perlis served as the plenary speaker of the 2021 MCL Faculty Research Colloquium.
by Jameela Lim, B.S. Chemical Engineering student
With the theme “Research Innovations for the Service of the Society,” Malayan Colleges Laguna (MCL) conducted its 2021 MCL Faculty Research Colloquium last 24th of March 2021. Led by Prof. Dr. Liza B. Patacsil, Director for Research Promotion and Coordination Office (RPCO), the online conference was divided into three sessions, and featured different scientific research spearheaded by members of the MCL community. The platforms used are Blackboard Collaborate for the plenary, and Microsoft Teams for the breakout sessions.
The colloquium was initially graced by the presence of plenary speaker, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hui-Lin Ong from the University Malaysia Perlis, with her speech titled “Scholarly Writing of Articles for Publication and Research Proposals”.
SESSION A: MAPUA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY IN LAGUNA (MITL)
Internet-Based Electric Meter with Theft Detection, Theft Notification, and Consumption Monitoring for Residential Power Lines Using Wireless Network Technology. Presented by Electrical Engineering Program Chair Engr. Maria Criselda Loyola, this research is currently published in the International Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering & Telecommunications (IJEETC), and initially won Session IV’s Best Presentation Award at the International Conference on Information and Electronics Engineering (ICIEE) 2019 held in Japan.
Mechanical Properties of Recycled Polypropylene Macro Flat Fiber Reinforced Concrete with Rice Hull Ash as Partial Replacement to Cement. This research was elaborated in the colloquium by Civil Engineering Faculty Member Engr. Neslyn Principio and was initially presented at the International Conference on Composite Material, Polymer Science and Engineering (CMPSE2019) held in Thailand last October 2019.
Characterization of Low-Pressure Nitrogen Plasma Discharge and Pre-Oxidation on the Surface Characteristics of Activated Carbons. Detailed in the conference by Chemical Engineering Faculty Member Engr. Ria Grace Abdon, the mentioned study was initially presented at the International Conference on Material Science and Engineering Technology (ICMSET2019) held in Singapore last October 2019.
Steam Integrated Flattening Machine for Bamboo Units. This study was the first out of five successive papers shared to the audience by Mechanical Engineering Faculty Member Engr. Alexander Hamilton Atienza. It is currently published in IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering Volume 739.
Multi-Directional Forced Convection Kiln Oven Drying System for Bamboo Culms. This research was presented at the International Conference on Advanced Materials, Mechanics and Structural Engineering (AMMSE2019) held last October 2019. It can also be accessed in IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering Volume 739.
Small Scale Bubbling Fluidized Bed Gasifier for Syngas Extraction from Napier grass.
Solar Dryer with Reheating System for Annatto Fruit Pericarp.
Dual Grinding and Mixing Machine for Vermicompost and Worm Biomass Production. This study, the last of Engr. Atienza’s presentations, was initially featured at the 1st International Conference on Biomass Utilization and Sustainable Energy (ICoBiomasSE) held last December 2020 via Zoom.
SESSION B: COLLEGE OF COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCE (CCIS)
BMIMATIC: Body Mass Index Derivation from Captured Images. One of the two investigations presented by Information Technology Faculty Member Dr. Adomar Ilao, this study was first elaborated at the 11th International Conference on Digital Image Processing (ICDIP2019) in the Republic of China last May 2019.
Transcription of Guitar Chords from Acoustic Audio. The last of Dr. Ilao’s presentations, this study was initially presented at the Asia Conference on Machine Learning and Computing (ACMLC2019) held in Hong Kong last December 2019.
Computation and Numerical Modelling Simulation for Classification of Water Quality at Laguna Lake. Detailed by Computer Science Program Chair Jonalyn Ebron, this study was also initially featured at the ACMLC 2019.
Web and Mobile Ticketing and Service Tracking for Customer Engagement of a Small Accounting Firm. This research was elaborated to the colloquium attendees by Information Systems Faculty Member Dr. Ellenita Red, and was presented at the 5th International Conference on E-business & Mobile Commerce in Taiwan last May 2019.
Web Log Analysis of a Digital Game-based Learning System in Vocabulary Enrichment for College Students. The last of Dr. Red’s presentation for the colloquium, this research was one of the many presented at the ACMLC 2019 in Hong Kong last December 2019.
Simuline: Cloud-Based Waiting Line Management Tool with Mobile Technology. This study was the first out of two successive papers presented by Information Technology Faculty Member Rhea Tortor.
Online Workflow Management System for Streamlining the Processing of Business Permits in a Local Government Unit. This research was initially elaborated at the 5th International Conference on E-business & Mobile Conference.
Wireless Network Enabled Rice Black Bug Traps with Meteorological Wind Sensory System and Intelligent Trap Distance Detection via Dynamic Univariate Data Analysis. This study was one of the three successive research elaborated by Information Technology and Computer Science Faculty Member Dr. Dennis Martillano. The said study was initially detailed at the International Conference on Networking and Information Technology (ICNIT2019).
Borehole Wells and Near-Surface Greenhouse Real-time Gas Emission Monitoring System for Solid Waste Management Facilities with Self-Calibrating Algorithm via Linear Regression and Zone-based Data Analysis via Clustering Technique. Determining Smokers’ Quitting Behavior Patterns for Multi-level Intervention of a Smoking Cessation Program. This research was initially presented at the International Conference on Knowledge Discovery (ICKD2019).
SESSION C: COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCE (CAS), MAPUA-PTC COLLEGE OF MARITIME EDUCATION & TRAINING (CMET), & E.T. YUCHENGCO COLLEGE OF BUSINESS (ETYCB)
My Research Journey: The Long and Winding Road to Happiness. Detailed by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Evangeline Timbang CHE, CGSP.
A [Research] Writing from Scratch! Presented by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Millano Torres.
Research for a Cause: A Philippines for Live Strong Experience. Elaborated by CAS Faculty Member Algene De Guzman.
Emerging Strategies for Resource Recovery from Wastewater. This study was presented by Ms. Amelia Parao.
Complete Tripartite Graphs with Spanning Maximal Planar Subgraphs. The research was published in the Journal of the Mathematical Society of the Philippines Col. 42 No. 2 (2019) pp. 1-10, and was elaborated in the colloquium by CAS Faculty Members Velimor Almonte and Emmanuel Natalio.
The MCL Faculty Research Colloquium is an event done annually with the aim of showcasing the community’s contribution to the pool of knowledge available worldwide. Much of the research done have received recognition both locally and internationally.