Bangkok, Thailand — Engr. Arcel Salem, an MS Electrical Engineering – Microelectronics student clinched the Best Presenter award at the 2018 International Conference on Power and Electrical Engineering (ICPEE) held at Chateau de Bangkok Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand on April 6-8, 2018.
Engr. Salem presented her master thesis entitled “A Fabric IP Netlist Generator for a Compiler – Approach to Fabric Integration”. She will obtain her MSEE degree this June 2018. As an ERDT (Engineering Research and Development for Technology) scholar, her expenses for attending the said international conference were shouldered by ERDT – Research Dissemination Grant.
In line with the thrust of the government to make the Philippines a powerhouse in integrated circuits (IC) design industry, the Electronics Engineering program thru its MicroLab and in partnership with Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines – Iligan Bay Chapter (IECEP – IBC) conducted a 5-day training on Introduction to HDL with ASIC Flow and FPGA which was held at the Microelectronics Laboratory, College of Engineering and Technology last November 6-10, 2017. This is the fourth installment of the analog and digital integrated circuits design trainings. The first three trainings held for the past two years were: (1) Introduction to Analog Integrated Circuit Design; (2) Operational Amplifier Design; and (3) Integrated Circuits Design Layout
Participants were the faculty members of Electronics Engineering and Computer Engineering programs from the various universities and colleges throughout Mindanao namely: Ateneo de Davao University; Holy Cross of Davao College; Notre Dame of Marbel University; Notre Dame of Midsayap College; Notre Dame of Kidapawan College; Notre Dame University –Cotabato; University of Mindanao – Davao; University of Mindanao – Tagum; Jose Rizal Memorial State University; Camiguin Polytechnic State College; Bukidnon State University; Lyceum of Iligan Foundation.
Prof. Jefferson A. Hora and Prof. Harreez Villaruz-Quimque ,both are Electronics Engineering faculty members, provided the theories and concepts thru lectures while the MSEE-Microelectronics students served as the training assistants.
The said endeavour is also in line with the research projects of the IIT MicroLab which are funded by the DOST-PCIEERD. Among the deliverables is to provide training to the faculty members of the universities in the Mindanao so they may be able to put up their own microelectronics laboratories.