by OPI

Dr. Roberto M. Malaluan and Dr. Maria Sheila K. Ramos, Professors from the School of Engineering Technology (SET), presented papers in the 18th Regional Symposium on Chemical Engineering last October 27-28, 2011 at the Equatorial Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

The annual symposium is an important knowledge-sharing forum of academicians, researchers, and practitioners in Chemical Engineering Science and Technology in the ASEAN and Asia – Pacific regions.

This year’s theme, “Innovation and Sustainability for a Rapidly Changing World,” focused on innovative approaches and industrial applications as well as technology challenges in Chemical Engineering.

Malaluan delivered a paper entitled “Antimicrobial Properties of Marang (Artocarpus odoratissimus) Seed Oil Extracted through Supercritical Carbon dioxide.” Likewise, Ramos presented her paper entitled “Growth Inhibition of the Harmful Bloom-Forming Cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa by a novel strain of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia (strain Megumi 0711).”

Some 300 participants from different countries in South East Asia and the Asia Pacific regions attended the symposium where 115 papers and 28 posters were presented in the different areas of Chemical Engineering.

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