by Rex Godinez Ortega
A FORMER instructor of MSU-IIT lecturing on basic and advanced physics courses for its science and engineering students from 2001-2009 has returned to the campus, but this time as a visiting expert under a DOST-Philippine Council Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) program.
Dr. Eli Christopher Enobio, a Spintronics expert and post doctoral fellow to the Research Institute of Electrical Communication of Tohoku University in Japan, is here on a 30-day visit through the PCIEERD’s Human Resources Development Program’s (HRDP’s) Visiting Expert Program.
He is also currently a Research Associate of the Center for Spintronics Integrated Systems of Tohoku University.
While he was still working for IIT, Enobio authored physics course teaching modules, and basic/advanced laboratory course manuals, and created the first holographic image recording in Mindanao.
Enobio’s visit, which covers the period November 14 to December 16, 2016, sees him giving lectures and seminars to, and mentoring graduate students of the Department of Physics of the College of Science and Mathematics.
He is also here to assist in discussing the future research directions that IIT should take for its Materials Science Group.
Dr. Leo Cristobal C. Ambolode II, chairperson of the Department of Physics, said in a letter to Chancellor Sukarno D. Tanggol that spintronics is a “very hot topic of research in materials science, with emphasis on the development of new and emergent technologies for memory devices and their applications”.