MS Electrical Engineering – Microelectronics student Rovil Berido with adviser Prof. Allenn Lowaton won the Best Academe Paper at the 13th Analog Devices Technical Symposium held at Analog Devices Headquarters in General Trias, Cavite on May 17, 2018.
The top 7 papers from Microelectronics and related fields were selected out of the numerous papers submitted. MSU-IIT’s entry was the only one from outside Manila and Luzon.
The paper entitled “13.56MHz High PCE Power Conditioning Unit for Implantable Medical Devices” was awarded the best paper in the symposium. Each of the finalists received 5,000 pesos cash and the best paper received a 30,000 pesos cash prize.
This was the second time MSUIIT clinched this award. The last time was during the 10th ADTS held on May 2015 which was won by Darryl Dave Ditucalan and Prof. Allenn Lowaton for their work on “Overstress Free Charge Pump White LED Driver”.
Analog Devices Technical Symposium (ADTS) is a yearly event organized by the Analog Devices Philippines where local and foreign engineers from the different groups of the company come together to celebrate the company’s achievements for the year.
Analog Devices (ADGT), a world leader in analog, mixed signal and digital signal processing (DSP) integrated circuits solution provider is located at General Trias, Cavite.
In line with the thrust of MSU-IIT to be a research university, the Electronics Engineering (ECE) program has accepted the challenge. IIT’s ECE is the only ECE program throughout the Visayas and Mindanao region being recognized by CHED as Center of Excellence.
DOST-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) granted 25.5 million pesos to the program “µC-IC: Design of Microcontroller Integrated with Energy Harvesting and Power Management. The program will run for three (3) years from March 2017 to March 2020.
The program headed by Prof. Jefferson Hora (also the project 1 leader) has three (3) projects – microcontroller unit (project 1); power management unit (project 2); and energy harvesting unit (project 3). Prof. Allenn Lowaton and Prof. Chinet Mocorro – Overstreet are the project 2 and project 3 leaders, respectively.
The team is comprised of at least ten (10) research assistants; research staff; program and project leaders. The program will design (and have it fabricated in Taiwan) a single integrated circuit (IC) chip that can harvest energy from the ambient sources and perform vital functions for smart buildings, smart farming, risk reduction control and industrial applications, to name a few.
Moreover, CHED earlier this year granted the MicroLab an 8.5 million pesos research grant.
The Microelectronics faculty members, the MS Electrical Engineering students – Microelectronics track and all BSECE senior students are taking part in the 41 million-peso worth of research activities funded by the DOST-PCIEERD, CHED and USAID-STRIDE.
Currently, among HEIs in the entire country, it is only UP-Diliman and MSU-IIT that has a complete set of digital, analog and mixed signal integrated circuits design tools.
Prof. Allenn Lowaton , a faculty member of Electronics Engineering presented a research paper at the 2016 International Conference on Renewable Energy and Green Technology (REEGETECH) held at Harris Hotel and Conventions in Jakarta, Indonesia on April 12-14, 2016.
The title of the paper is “A Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting Interface Circuit using Negative Voltage Converter” which is also co-authored with Engr. Qadier Jilluh, an MS Electrical Engineering graduate of MSU-IIT.
The said event was organized and hosted by the Universiti Malaysia Perlis, UNIMAP together with Malaysia Technical Scientist Association (MTSA). The aim of this international conference is in the development of the cutting edge technology related to renewable energy and green technology.
All accepted and registered papers of the conference will be published in Jurnal Teknologi, a Scopus-indexed journal. Researchers from Ukraine, India, Qatar, Indonesia, Malaysia and Japan attended the event. Prof. Lowaton was the lone representative from the Philippines.
The said conference was held along with the 2016 International Conference on Advanced Research in Material Sciences, Manufacturing, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering Technology (AR4MET); and 2016 International Conference on Education (ICOED).