Dr. Raphael Guerrero as officer-in-charge of Department of Physics

Dr. Raphael Guerrero, Associate Professor, Department of Physics

Dr. Raphael Guerrero, Associate Professor, Department of Physics

This is to inform the Loyola Schools community that Dr. James Bernard B. Simpas, Chair of the Department of Physics, will be away from September 1 to 5, 2014 to present Philippine research contributions to aerosol research at the 7-SEAS Plenary Project Organizational and Planning Workshop to be held in Citeko, West Java, Indonesia.

During his absence, Dr. Raphael A. Guerrero, Associate Professor, will be Officer-in-Charge of the Department.

For the guidance of all concerned.

Victoria M. Cabason
Assistant to the Dean
School of Science and Engineering
426-6001 local 5601

Updates on LS Academic Calendar SY 2014-2015

The updated version of the Loyola Schools Academic Calendar for SY 2014-2015 can now be viewed online at http://bit.ly/1lCeL7F

Updates on the following were uploaded as of 18 June 2014:

  • 16 September 2014, Tuesday – Academic Convocation
  • 10 March 2015, Tuesday – Senior’s Pabaon
  • For the months of June, July, August and September 2014 – InAF Related Activities
  • Dean’s Council Meetings

For further updates, please e-mail Milet Tendero (mtendero@ateneo.edu) or Jessica Laroya (jlaroya@ateneo.edu) of the Office of the Vice President for the Loyola Schools.

Jessica A. Laroya
Office of the Vice President
for the Loyola Schools
4266001 local 5004

Power interruption on Sunday, June 8, 2014: Preventive maintenance of Katipunan Grid 34.5 KVA

Areas that will be affected by power interruption on June 8, 2014

Areas that will be affected by power interruption on June 8, 2014

Date: 05 June 2014

Memo to: The University Community

From: Arch. Michael M. Canlas, Director, Ateneo de Manila University Facilities Management Team

Subject: POWER BULLETIN  Thursday, 5 June 2014


  • DATE: Sunday, 8 June 2014
  • TIME: 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 m.n.
  • PURPOSE: Preventive maintenance of Katipunan Grid 34.5 KVA


  1. SEC A, B and C / Escaler
  2. JG SOM
  3. JSEC Mall
  5. Gonzaga Hall
  6. Xavier Hall
  7. Kostka Hall
  8. MVP Student Center
  9. Berchmans Hall
  10. De la Costa Hall
  11. Leong Hall
  12. Social Science Hall
  13. Faura Hall
  14. Schmitt Hall
  15. Faber Hall
  16. Rizal Library
  17. New/Old Rizal Library
  18. PIPAC
  19. University Dorm
  20. Matteo Ricci
  21. ISO
  22. SDC
  23. Frank  Lynch Hall
  24. Faculty Housing

Back-up power generators and support technical personnel will be activated & deployed to supply necessary emergency power and assistance as needed.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused. Thank you and we look forward to having a more efficient electrical supply system in place.

For concerns please contact us at 426-6001 loc 4101.

School Council Representatives for SY2014-2015: Mr. Ivan Culaba for Physics Department

Mr. Ivan Culaba, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics

Mr. Ivan Culaba, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics; School Council Representative, School of Science and Engineering (2014-2017).

Ateneo de Manila University
Office of the Vice President
For the Loyola Schools

30 May 2014

MEMO TO: The Loyola Schools Community

FROM: Jose M. Cruz, SJ, PhD

SUBJECT: School Council Representatives for SY2014-2015 are listed below. This school year, replacements /substitute representatives were elected for the vacancies. The names of the replacements/ substitute representatives are underlined.

School of Humanities (Term)

  1. Dr. Remmon F. Barbaza, ex offici (2014-2017)
  2. Dr. Markus Locker (2014-2017)
  3. Dr. Marita Concepcion C. Guevara (2014-2017)
  4. Dr. Jacklyn A. Cleofas (2014-2017)
  5. Dr. Jerry C. Respeto (2012-2015)
  6. Mr. Danilo Francisco M. Reyes (2014-2015)
  7. Ms. Maria Luisa P. Young (2014-2015)
  8. Ms. Christine S. Bellen (2014-2015)

School of Science and Engineering (Term)

  1. Dr. Evangeline P. Bautista, ex officio (2014-2017)
  2. Dr. Norman Dennis E. Marquez (2014-2017)
  3. Dr. Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo (2014-2017)
  4. Mr. Ivan B. Culaba (2014-2017)
  5. Dr. Erwin P. Enriquez (2012-2015)
  6. Mr. Jose Claro N. Monje (2012-2015)
  7. Dr. Emilyn Q. Espiritu (2013-2016)
  8. Dr. Emmanuel A. Cabral (2013-2016)

School of Social Sciences (Term)

  1. Dr. Filomeno V. Aguilar, Jr. ex-officio (2014-2017)
  2. Dr. Alma Maria O. Salvador (2014-2017)
  3. Dr. Noel P. Guzman (2014-2015)
  4. Dr. Severino R. Sarmenta, Jr. (2012-2015)
  5. Dr. Benjamin T. Tolosa, Jr. (2014-2015)
  6. Mr. Jozon A. Lorenzana (2014-2015)
  7. Dr. Marissa Maricosa A. Paderon (2013-2016)
  8. Dr. Meynardo P. Mendoza (2013-2016)

JG School of Management (Term)

  1. Dr. Darwin D. Yu, ex-officio (2014-2017)
  2. Mr. Manolet M. Siojo (2014-2017)
  3. Mr. John Luis D. Lagdameo (2013-2015)
  4. Ms. Anna A. Mendiola (2013-2015)
  5. Dr. Ma. Assunta C. Cuyegkeng (2012-2015)
  6. Atty. Joseph Sedfrey S. Santiago (2012-2015)
  7. Mr. Joselito C. Olpoc (2013-2016)
  8. Mr. Michael C. Tan (2013-2016)

Student Representatives:

  1. Undergraduate Student Representatives:  _______________        _______________
  2. Graduate Student Representative:  _______________

Mass of the Holy Spirit for the Loyola Schools on June 26, 2014

Church of the Gesu and the statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Church of the Gesu and the statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

I would like to invite the Loyola Schools Community to attend the MASS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT with the Commissioning and Blessing of Loyola Schools Administrators, School Deans, Student Leaders and Team Captains on

  • Thursday, 26 June 2014
  • 9:15 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Church of the Gesu

Fr. Norberto Ma L. Bautista, SJ, University Chaplain, will lead us in invoking God?s blessing for the new school year under the shepherding of our Loyola Schools leaders. Our Jesuit faculty members and friends are invited to concelebrate. Classes are suspended from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. to allow faculty members and students to attend the  Mass. All administrators, professionals, non-teaching staff and maintenance personnel are likewise excused from office at this time.


Office of the Vice President for the Loyola Schools

Ateneo Traffic Bulletin: Opening of classes in Ateneo de Manila University

The Return of the Eagles

The Return of the Eagles

Date:  03 June 2014

Memo to: The University Community

From: Arch. Michael M. Canlas, Director, Facilities Management Office

Subject: SITUATION REPORT  Tuesday, 3 June 2014


Light to moderate traffic is expected this week due to the opening of some classes and other related activities at the Loyola Heights campus.

For your necessary information, schedule of start of classes are as follows:

A. Ateneo de Manila University

  • High School Grade 9 Orientation (4 to 6 June)
  • Grades 9, 10, 11 & 12 (9 June)
  • Grade School & Junior High School, Grades  1 to 4 (9 June)
  • Grades  5 to 7 (10 June)
  • Grade 8 (11 June)
  • Loyola School ORSEM (13 & 14 June)
  • Loyola Schools (16 June)

B. Miriam College

  • Grade School, Lower School/Middle School ? Grades 1 & 3 & Grade 6 (13 June)
  • Lower School/Middle School ? Nursery, Grades 4 & 5  Grades 7 & 8 (16 June)
  • High School, Grade 9 (18 June)
  • Grades 10, 11 & 12 (19 June)
  • Kindergarten (19 June)
  • College (1 July)

C. Kostka School

Grade School and High School (3 June)

In the past, morning rush hour traffic was between 6:30 to 7:50 a.m.. It is therefore recommended that Grade School and High School students come earlier before their 7:15 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. flag ceremonies respectively.
This is to avoid the rush and being late for classes.


The 2014-15 gate pass stickers are now being issued.

Please note that stickers obtained after 30 June 2014 will have a P1,000 surcharge.

Gate pass stickers for school year 2013-2014 will only be honored at the gates until 30 June 2014.

PAASCU Re-Accreditation for Loyola Schools Graduate Programs

Office of the Vice President for the Loyola Schools

Office of the Vice President for the Loyola Schools

2 June 2014

Memo to:  The University Community

Subject: PAASCU Re-Accreditation for Loyola Schools Graduate Programs

I am pleased to inform the community that in a letter from the PAASCU Board of Directors dated 19 May 2014, the Loyola Schools Graduate Programs in Arts and Sciences have been granted re-accreditation for 5 years. This is valid until May 2019.
On behalf of the University, I would like to congratulate the entire Loyola Schools unit for this achievement.

We also thank the members of the committees who worked hard in organizing the documents and other resources that were needed for the accreditation process. Their names are in the attached list. We are blessed by their dedication and generosity. As with the grade school, we are grateful for this confirmation of our mission as educators of the Ateneo de Manila.
ad majorem Dei gloriam,

Jose Ramon T Villarin SJ

Course syllabus template and other materials

Ateneo de Manila University Seal

Ateneo de Manila University Seal

15 April 2014

MEMO TO: Deans, Department Chairs/Program Directors, Faculty

FROM: Fr. Jose M. Cruz, S.J., Acting Vice President for the Loyola Schools

SUBJECT: Course Syllabus Template and Other Materials

Last 27 March 2014, a memo on important reminders regarding the course syllabi was issued by the VPLS.

In this connection, in case you would like to refer again to some materials from last year’s Outcomes-Based Syllabus Writing Workshop, I would like to inform you that some of these materials have been uploaded to AIFIS.  Please click on “Downloads” then scroll down to “Curriculum and Instruction”.

You may download, among other materials, the course syllabus template and explanatory notes, the presentation on “Developing an Outcomes-Based Course Syllabus”, as well some sample syllabi.  You will also find some materials on developing an OB curriculum/degree program.

Thank you very much.

Ps 222: Introduction to Solid State Physics by Dr. Eduardo C. Cuansing

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Eduardo C. Cuansing
COURSE TITLE: Introduction to Solid State Physics
OFFICE: Faura 305
SEMESTER: Summer EMAIL: ecuansing@ateneo.edu
ACADEMIC YEAR: 2014 – 2015
COURSE SCHEDULE: MTWThF, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


This is an introductory course in Solid State Physics for physics graduate students who have not previously taken an equivalent undergraduate course. It aims to develop a good understanding of the basic principles and behavior of solid state systems as well as introduce some of the theoretical tools used in understanding such systems. Topics to be discussed include the electron energy bands, quasiparticles, classical waves in a medium, quantized waves, interactions of quasiparticles, group theory, susceptibility, many-body perturbation theory, and coherence and correlation in quantum systems.


By the end of this course, the student should:

  • have familiarity with some of the basic principles and theoretical approaches to understand solid state systems, their components, and the consequences of the interactions among these components.
  • be able to explain how some of the physical properties of solid state materials arise from the structure and interactions of their constituents.
  • be able to perform theoretical calculations and derivations of certain phenomena and the properties of specific solid state materials.
  • be able to identify some of the essential, but simplifying, components of a physical system that could lead to the dominant features observable in an experiment


D.W. Snoke, “Solid State Physics: Essential Concepts”, Addison-Wesley, 2009.


  • N.W. Ashcroft and N.D. Mermin, “Solid State Physics”, Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning, 1976.
  • C. Kittel, “Introduction to Solid State Physics”, 8th Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2005.

Chapter 1. Electron Bands. Bloch’s Theorem, Kronnig-Penney Model, Crystals and Bravais Lattices, Density of States, Tight-Binding Approximation, Nearly-Free-Electron Approximation, the

Chapter 2: Electronic Quasiparticles. Quasiparticles, Effective Mass, Excitons, Fermi Gas, Semiconductors and the Mott Transition, Band Bending and Heterojunctions, Quantum Confinement, Superlattices, Two-Dimensional Electron Gas, Landau Levels, De Haas-Van Alphen Oscillations, Shubnikov-De Haas Oscillations, Quantum Hall Effects

Chapter 3: Classical Waves in Anisotropic Media. The Linear Chain Model, Vibrational Modes, Acoustic Waves, the Christoffel Wave Equation, Electromagnetic Waves and Maxwell’s Equations, Interfaces, Photonic Crystals

Chapter 4: Quantized Waves. The Quantized Harmonic Oscillator, Phonons, Photons, Coherent States, Field Operators, First-Order Time-Dependent Perturbation Theory, the Quantum Fokker-Planck Equation, Energy Density of Solids, the Debye-Waller Effect k p Theory

Chapter 5: Interactions of Quasiparticles. Electron-Phonon Interactions, Electron-Photon Interactions, Rayleigh Scattering, Phonon-Phonon Interactions, Electron-Electron Interactions, Thermal and Electrical Conductivities, the Boltzmann Transport Equation

Chapter 6: Group Theory. Groups and Representations, Outer Products, Allowed and Forbidden Transitions, Spin and Time-Reversal Symmetry

Chapter 7: The Complex Susceptibility. Kramers-Kronig Relations, Polaritons, Nonlinear Optics, Photon-Phonon Interactions, Raman Scattering

Chapter 8: Many-Body Perturbation Theory. Higher-Order Time-Dependent Perturbation Theory, Polarons, Line Broadening, Feynman Perturbation Theory, Self-Energy, Green’s Functions, Screening and Plasmons, Exchange and Correlation Energy of Fermions, Vacuum

Chapter 9: Coherence and Correlation. Density Matrix Formalism, the Block Equations, Quantum Coherent Effects, Correlations in Quantum Mechanics, Particle-Particle Correlation, the Fluctuation-Dissipation Theorem, the Nyquist Formula, the Kubo Formula, Mesoscopic Effects


  • 3 Long Exams …………………………………..…… 60 %
  • Homework …………………………………………… 15 %
  • Final Exam ……………………………………………. 25 %


  • A 92 – 100
  • A- 86 – 91
  • B+ 77 – 85
  • B 69 – 76
  • B- 60 – 68
  • C Below 60

If there is some extra time left near the end of the semester, the following topics can be discussed: The Ising Model, Critical Phenomena, Renormalization Group Methods, Spintronics, Bose-Einstein Condensation, Superconductivity, and Optical Coherence.

Official Enrollment and Completion of Registration Process for Summer 2014


Registrar's Office of Ateneo de Manila University

Registrar’s Office of Ateneo de Manila University. The Registrar’s Office is closed this Holy Week 2014.(Photo by quirinosugonjr for Ateneo Physics News)

MEMO TO: All Full-time and Part-time Faculty Members of the Loyola Schools

School Registrar

Please be informed that undergraduate and graduate students should have completed the registration process by Wednesday, April 23, 2014 to be considered officially enrolled this Summer 2014. The complete registration process involves:

  1. Securing the Registration Form
  2. Enlistment in advised classes
  3. Payment of the assessed fees
  4. ID validation.

In connection with this,

  1. Please remind your students of the deadline for completion of the registration process. If there are any special circumstances that prevent students from completing registration, they should immediately see the School Registrar (Registrar’s Office, G round Floor, Social Sciences Building).
  2. Please check AISIS to find out who have completed registration in your classes. If you have students who are attending your class but whose names are not on the AISIS class list, please ask these students to complete their registration process at the soonest possible time. You can also provide our office with the names of these students before April 22, 2014 so we can assist you in reminding the students.
  3. Students who are not officially enrolled by April 23, 2014 should not be allowed to participate in the classes, e.g., join groups, submit papers, take exams, nor should they be given grades or endorsements at the end of the semester.

Please be guided accordingly. Thank you very much.


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