Faculty

NOFEL D. LAGROSAS, Ph.D

  • Department Chair
  • Assistant Professor
  • Remote Sensing, Chiba University
  • Interests: Satellite data processing, LIDAR remote sensing, meteorological instrumentation
  • Office: Climate Studies Division, Manila Observatory

Mariano Estoque, Ph.D.

  • Professor
  • Meteorology, New York University
  • Interests: Cloud seeding, atmospheric planetary boundary layer, land and sea breeze
  • Other Duties: Regional Climate Studies Project, Manila Observatory
  • Office: Manila Observatory

Fr. Daniel J McNamara, SJ, Ph.D.

  1. Professor (on leave)
  2. Astro-Geophysics, University of Colorado
  3. Interests: Astrophysics, Geophysics, Clifford (geometric) algebras
  4. Other Duties: Rector, Jesuit Community, Ateneo de Davao University
  5. Associate Director for Research, Manila Observatory

Benjamin O. Chan, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Electrical Engineering, University of New South Wales
  • Interests: Photovoltaics, auxetic materials, optomechanics, biodegradation of polymers
  • Office: Materials Science Laboratory
  • Other Duties: Coordinator, Materials Science Laboratory

Jerrold J Garcia, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Mathematical Physics, Syracuse University
  • Interests: Neural networks, Topology, Gravitation
  • Office: Faura 103

Raphael A. Guerrero, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Photonics, University of the Philippines–Diliman
  • Interests: Lasers, volume holography, elastomer optics biomimicry, Bessel beams
  • Office: Faura 105, Photonics Laboratory
  • Other Duties: Head, Graduate Committee, Coordinator, Photonics Laboratory

Fr. Jose R. T. Villarin, S.J., Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor (on leave)
  • Atmospheric Science, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Other Duties:President of Ateneo de Manila University

Gemma Teresa T. Narisma, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Atmospheric Science, Macquarie University
  • Interests: Global and Regional Climate Models
  • Other Duties: Head, Regional Climate Systems, Manila Observatory

Quirino Sugon Jr., Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Theoretical Physics, Ateneo de Manila University
  • Interests: Clifford (geometric) algebras, seismo-electromagnetics, electrodynamics, polarized light
  • Other Duties:Web Administrator, Chief Blogger, and Multimedia Marketing Director; Head, Iono-Geomagnetic Studies, Manila Observatory

Patricio P. Dailisan (Ph.D. Candidate)

  • Instructor
  • Lasers, University of the Philippines
  • Interests: Photonics, Instrumentation
  • Office: Faura 115, Advanced Physics Laboratory
  • Other Duties: Coordinator, Advanced Physics Laboratory; Technical Director

Joel T. Maquiling (Ph.D. Candidate, on leave)

  • Assistant Professor
  • Theoretical Physics, Ateneo de Manila University (Geophysics, Universita degli Studi di Padova, Padova, Italia)
  • Interests: Geomechanical Modeling, Landslides, Slope Stability & Failure Mechanism, Granular Matter Dynamics, and Physics Education
  • Office: Faura 229

James B. Simpas, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Atmospheric Science, Pennsylvania State University
  • Interests: Atmospheric Science, Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy
  • Other Duties: Director, Atmospheric Science Program; Head, Urban Air Quality  (UAQ) and Instrumentation Technology Development (ITD), Manila Observatory

Clint Dominic G. Bennett

  • Instructor
  • Ph.D. in Physics student, Ateneo de Manila University
  • Interests: Chaos Theory, Nonlinear dynamics, ionosphere physics
  • Office: Faura 327, Computer Network Laboratory
  • Other Duties: Senior Researcher, Ionosphere modeling project, Manila Observatory

Obiminda Cambaliza, Ph.D. (on leave)

  • Assistant Professor
  • Atmospheric Spectroscopy, Washington State University
  • Interests: Atmospheric Spectroscopy, Physics Education

Ivan B. Culaba

  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D. in Physics student, Ateneo de Manila University
  • Interests: Thin Films, Plasma Physics, Physics Education
  • Office: Faura 103, Vacuum Coating Laboratory
  • Other Duties: Coordinator, Vacuum Coating Laboratory

Juan Paolo Bermundo

  • Instructor
  • M.S. Physics, Ateneo de Manila University
  • Interests: Optics & Photonics
  • Office: Materials Science Laboratory

Jennifer Damasco-Ty

  • Instructor
  • M.S. Materials Science Engineering, University of the Philippines
  • Interests: Materials Science Engineering
  • Office: Faura 229

Ramon de los Santos

  • Instructor
  • M.S. Physics, University of the Philippines
  • Interests: Thin Films, Plasma Physics
  • Office: Faura 318

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Lyndon Mark Olaguera

  • Assistant Instructor
  • M.S. Atmospheric Science (units), Ateneo de Manila University
  • Interests: Atmospheric Science, Modeling & Instrumentation
  • Office: Faura 318

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Michael Jallorina

  • Assistant Instructor
  • M.S. Physics (units), Ateneo de Manila University
  • Interests: Thin Films, Plasma Physics
  • Office: Faura 103

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Artoni Ang

  • Assistant Instructor
  • M.S. Physics (Candidate), Ateneo de Manila University
  • Interests: Thin Films, Plasma Physics
  • Office: Faura 229

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Cindy Cease

  • Assistant Instructor
  • B.S. Applied Physics, University of the Philippines
  • Interests: Thin Films, Plasma Physics
  • Office: Faura 318

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Department Secretary

  • Maria Anna Acejas-Asis
  • Office: Faura 327

General Physics Laboratory & Workshop/MachineshopTechnicians

  • Numeriano Melaya
  • Columbo Enaje
  • Roel Agas
  • Offices: Professor Tecson Laboratories, Science Education Complex & Faura Hall Machine Shop

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2 Responses to Faculty

  1. Myrron Agula says:

    Sir I think you need to update this webpage since this year, the department has a new set of faculty.

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