Administrative appointments in the School of Science and Engineering for SY 2016-2017

Dr. Raphael Guerrero and Dr. Benjamin Chan

Administrative appointments for 2016-2017: Dr. Raphael A. Guerrero as Chair of the Department of Physics, while Dr. Benjamin Chan as Manager of the Innovation and Technology Support Office

25 May 2016

MEMO TO           :               The Loyola Schools and Central Administration Offices
FROM                   :               John Paul C. Vergara, Ph.D., Vice President for the Loyola Schools
SUBJECT               :               Administrative Appointments in the Loyola Schools, School Year 2016-2017


School of Science and Engineering (SOSE)

Office of the Dean

  • Dr. Evangeline P. Bautista, Dean, 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2017
  • Ms. Victoria M. Cabason, Assistant to the Dean, 1 April 2016 to 16 January 2017
  • Engr. Ma. Leonora C. Guico, Coordinator for Research, 1 June 2016 to 31 May 2017
  • Mr. Jose Alfredo A. De Vera, Coordinator for Student Exchange, 1 June 2016 to 31 May 2017

SOSE Departments, Programs, and Centers

  • Dr. Crisanto M. Lopez, Chair, Department of Biology, 1 June 2016 to 31 May 2019
  • Dr. Jose Mario A. Diaz, Chair, Department of Chemistry, 1 April 2016 to 31 May 2017
  • Dr. Rosula S.J. Reyes, Chair, Department of Electronics, Computer, and Communications Engineering, 1 April 2016 to 31 May 2019
  • Dr. Severino G. Salmo III, Chair, Department of Environmental Science, 1 April 2015 to 31 May 2018
  • Dr. Norman Dennis E. Marquez, Director, Health Sciences Program, 1 April 2016 to 31 May 2017
  • Dr. Marlene M. De Leon, Chair, Department of Information Systems and Computer Science, 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2017
  • Dr. Emmanuel A. Cabral, Chair, Department of Mathematics, 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2017
  • Dr. Raphael A. Guerrero, Chair, Department of Physics, 1 June 2016 to 31 May 2019
  • Mr. Carlos M. Oppus, Director, Ateneo Innovation Center, 1 June 2016 to 31 May 2017
  • Dr. Ma. Regina Justina E. Estuar, Director, Ateneo Java Wireless Competency Center, 1 June 2016 to 31 May 2017
  • Dr. Benjamin O. Chan, Manager, Innovation and Technology Support Office, 1 June 2016 to 31 May 2017

….

Administrative appointments in the Loyola schools for 1 April 2016 onwards: James Simpas, Raphael Guerrero, and Benjamin Chan

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From left to right: (1) James Simpas, PhD, Chair, Department of Physics, 1 April 2016 to 31 May 2016; (2) Dr. Raphael Guerrero, PhD, Chair, Department of Physics, 1 June 2016 to 31 May 2019; (3) Benjamin Chan, PhD, Manager, Innovation and Technology Support Office, 1 April 2015 to 31 May 2016; 1 June 2016 to 31 May 2017.

14 March 2016

MEMO TO:  The Loyola Schools and Central Administration Offices
FROM: John Paul C. Vergara, Ph.D., Vice President for the Loyola Schools
SUBJECT: Administrative Appointments in the Loyola Schools, 1 April 2016 onwards

Name
Position
Term
Office of the Vice President for the Loyola Schools

Dr. John Paul C. Vergara
Vice President for the Loyola Schools
1 April 2016 to 31 May 2016

Dr. Maria Luz C. Vilches
Vice President for the Loyola Schools
1 June 2016 to 31 May 2019

Ms. Maria Milagros L. Tendero
Assistant to the Vice President

1 April 2015 to 31 May 2017

Mr. Rene Salvador R. San Andres
Assistant to the Vice President for Formation
1 May 2015 to 31 May 2016;
1 June 2016 to 31 May 2018

Ms. Cynthia T. Totanes
Assistant to the Vice President for Quality Assurance
1 April 2016 to 4 March 2017

Ms. Carolyn Soledad P. Natividad
Assistant to the Vice President for Student Discipline
1 April 2016 to 31 May 2017

Ms. Joanna Francesca P. Ruiz
Coordinator for Communications
1 April 2016 to 31 May 2019

Dr. Karina Therese G. Fernandez
Coordinator for Faculty Development
1 April 2016 to 31 May 2016

Dr. Flordeliza F. Francisco
Coordinator for Faculty Development
1 June 2016 to 31 May 2017

Ms. Rowena Anthea A. Palacios
Coordinator for Internationalization
1 June 2015 to 31 May 2016;
1 June 2016 to 31 May 2019

Dr. Mendiola T. Calleja
Coordinator for Leadership Development
1 April 2016 to 31 May 2019

Dr. Olivia Anne M. Habana
Coordinator for Teacher Formation Institute (TFI) and Faculty Spiritual Formation
1 April 2015 to 31 May 2016

Mr. Ronald Allan L. Cruz
Coordinator for Teacher Formation Institute (TFI) and Faculty Spiritual Formation
1 June 2016 to 31 May 2019
….

School of Science and Engineering (SOSE)

Office of the Dean

Dr. Evangeline P. Bautista
Dean
1 April 2014 to 31 March 2017

Ms. Victoria M. Cabason
Assistant to the Dean
1 April 2016 to 16 January 2017

Engr. Ma. Leonora C. Guico
Coordinator for Research
1 April 2015 to 31 May 2016;

1 June 2016 to 31 May 2017

Mr. Guillermo Paolo M. Agloro, Jr.
Coordinator for Student Exchange
1 April 2015 to 31 May 2016;
1 June 2016 to 31 May 2017

SOSE Departments, Programs, and Centers

….

Dr. James Bernard B. Simpas
Chair, Department of Physics
1 April 2016 to 31 May 2016

Dr. Raphael A. Guerrero
Chair, Department of Physics
1 June 2016 to 31 May 2019

….
Dr. Benjamin O. Chan
Manager, Innovation and Technology Support Office
1 April 2015 to 31 May 2016;
1 June 2016 to 31 May 2017

Schedules for thesis defense and thesis proposal defense for SY 2015-2016

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Thesis defense schedules for PS 199.5 and PS 199.8 for SY 2015-2016

Thesis Defenses (Ps 199.8) will be held during the week of April 11-16. This week is the 3rd week before Seniors’ Final Exams (which will be held from May 2-4) and was so chosen to allow ample time for any preparation for submission for consideration for the SOSE Awards (which will be given during the week of May 10-13).

Thesis drafts are expected to be with the panelists one week before the defense (i.e. April 4-9). Hence, students are expected to submit their drafts to their advisers one week before the deadline for submission to the panelists (i.e. Mar 28 – Apr 2).

Thesis Proposals (Ps 199.5) will be held during the week of May 2-7. This week is the 2nd week before the Regular Final Exams (which will be held from May 16-21).

Proposal drafts are expected to be with the panelists one week before the defense (i.e. April 25-30). Hence, students are expected to submit their drafts to their advisers one week before the deadline for submission to the panelists (i.e. April 18-23).

The actual proposal/thesis grade may be lowered by 0.5 quality points (e.g. A reduces to a B+, B+ reduces to a B, etc.) for each day of lateness in submitting the draft to the panelists.

New elective class by Dr. Reinabelle Reyes: Ps 195.2 Astrophysics

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Ps 195.2 Introduction to Astrophysics by Reinabelle Reyes, Ph.D. Photo credit: “Milky Way Arch” by Bruno Gilli/ESOhttp://www.eso.org/public/images/milkyway/. Licensed under CC BY 4.0 via Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Milky_Way_Arch.jpg#/media/File:Milky_Way_Arch.jpg

The Physics Department will be offering an Astrophysics class this coming second semester and it’s open to students who have fulfilled the required science and math background below.
  • Course title: Introduction to Astrophysics
  • Course code: PS 195.2
  • Units: 3 units (This course can be credited as a Physics elective or free elective but not as an MSE elective)
  • Instructor: Reinabelle Reyes, Ph.D.
  • Course description: This is an introductory course in astronomy and astrophysics, with an emphasis on understanding the physical processes involved. Topics covered include stars, galaxies, and the birth and fate of the Universe. Students are expected to have a solid grounding in calculus-based physics and mathematics.
  • Prerequisites: PS 52 (or PS 32 or PS 42) and Ma 22.
  • Schedule: TBA as of now and during registration period to allow students of varied schedules to enroll but please note that the teacher prefers a TH 2-5 schedule, so it would help if you could keep that time slot open.

 

Clint Bennett
Undergraduate Coordinator
Department of Physics

Brochure for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Department of Physics last Oct 10, 2015

One Big Bang! The Physics Department celebrates 50 years of quality education, research and service. This first part of the brochure contains the cover page and the program of activities for Oct 10, 2015, while the second part contains the Physics Department’s History and Research Areas. The brochure was designed by Mr. Clint Bennett.

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One Big Bang! The Physics Department celebrates 50 years of quality education, research and service. This part of the brochure contains the cover page and the program of activities for Oct 10, 2015.The brochure was designed by Mr. Clint Bennett.

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This part of the brochure covers the Physics Department’s History and the Research Areas

Proposed Accompaniment Road Map for the Ateneo Physics Department

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PHASE 1: ORGANIZATIONAL DIAGNOSIS

  • November 2014 to June 2015: Individual Interviews, Focus Groups
  • January-June 2015: Executive Coaching of the Chair and the Dean

PHASE 2: SYNERGY DEVELOPMENT

  • July 19-21, 2015: 3-day Synergy Development and Validation Dialogue
  • Started September 18, 2015, on going: Monitoring and Evaluation of Workshop Agreements

A. Task: Follow-through, Validate

  • Document committee meetings and faculty meetings
  • Continuously monitor action points agreed in Punta de Fabian
  • Evaluate the results of implementation of the agreed upon action points
  • Review the summary of organizational assessment results and select additional items that can be addressed

B. Relationship: Build-up, Create Circles, Affirm

  • Celebrate accomplished action points
  • Affirm individuals and groups
  • Set-up common area (lounge) where people can be together informally and chat
  • Create other forms of “coming together”

PHASE 3. STRATEGY CLARIFICATION AND OPERATIONALIZATION

  • Strategic Planning
  • Development of Department’s Operational Plan (DOP)

A. Task: Document, Enhance, Assess

  • Arrive at consensus on the actions, processes and priorities that align individual and the entire group in the accomplishment of the Department’s overall direction
  • Set up systems, structures and mechanisms to implement the Strategy Direction
  • Develop and/or strengthen committees and its inter-function
  • Develop standards of efficient and effective processes
  • Document and assess impact of existing processes
  • Craft procedures/processes aligned with the standards

B. Relationship: Listen More, Reach Out More

  • Continuously affirm each other’s accomplishments
  • Continuously practice listening and effective feedback
  • Facilitate more discussion and exchanges between faculty, staff and students

Ensure that faculty are practicing “cura personalis” in taking care of the students

PHASE 4. INSTITUTIONALIZATION

  • Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation of the DOP

A. Task: Monitor, Sustain, Honor

  • Ensure that systems, structures, and mechanisms are functioning well through regular monitoring and evaluation
  • Provide immediate response to gaps and needs
  • Review and affirm accomplishments
  • Facilitate the Physics Department’s effective relations with each other and with other departments and schools

B. Relationship: Get Involved, own-Up, Celebrate

  • Claim the “wins” and correct the misaligned
  • Facilitate open discussion and exchanges between and among faculty, staff and students
  • Community celebrations of Department’s accomplishments
  • Pro-actively affirm work-life generating forces
  • Encourage people to do and behave in accordance with the department’s shared vision, mission, values
  • Ensure the presence of the members of the Physics Department in University occasions
  • Imagine more possibilities for the practice of core values (the “DNA” of the Physics Department)

END RESULT

  • Institutionalization of the Ateneo Physics Department’s Desired Culture (in consonance with the University’s Vision-Mission-Values)

Dr. Raphael Guerrero as OIC of the Department of Physics for Oct 14-16, 2015

Dr. Raphael Guerrero, Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Ateneo de Manila University

This is to inform the Loyola Schools community that Dr. James Bernard B.. Simpas, Chair of the Department of Physics, will be on leave from October 14-16, 2015 to give a talk om Extreme Weather Events and Disaster Preparedness in Visayas State University.

In 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

Appointment of Dr. James Simpas as Physics Department Chair from 2013-2016

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Dr. James Bernard B. Simpas, Chair of the Department of Physics (1 Apr 2013 to 31 Mar 2016)

 30 September 2015

MEMO TO :   The Loyola Schools and Central Administration Offices
FROM : John Paul C. Vergara, Ph.D., Vice President for the Loyola Schools
SUBJECT :  Updated List of Loyola Schools Administrators, First Semester SY 2015-2016 (supersedes community
announcement dated 13 August 2015)

School of Science and Engineering (SOSE)

Office of the Dean

Dr. Evangeline P. Bautista
Dean
1 April 2014 to 31 March 2017

Ms. Victoria M. Cabason
Assistant to the Dean
1 April 2013 to 31 March 2016
Engr. Ma. Leonora C. Guico
Coordinator for Research
1 April 2015 to 31 May 2016

Mr. Guillermo Paolo M. Agloro, Jr.
Coordinator for Student Exchange
1 April 2015 to 31 May 2016
SOSE Departments, Programs, and Centers

Dr. James Bernard B. Simpas
Chair, Department of Physics
1 April 2013 to 31 March 2016

Physics Freshman SOSE Camp on Aug 3, 2015

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Departmental Talk

  • 09:55 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. – Dr. James Bernard B. Simpas, Chairperson Department of Physics
  • 10:10 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. – Physics Laboratory Tour

LeaPs

  • 10:55 – 11:00 – Trivia Game (with prizes)
  • 11:00 – 11:05 – Ms. Ali Miranda (BS APS-MSE)
  • 11:05 – 11:10 – AVP LeaPs
  • 11:10 – 11:15 -Mr. Lean Palma (BS PS)
  • 11:15 – 11:40 – Group Task (with group prize)
  • 11:40 – 11:55 – “Why Physics?” and Group Photo Ops

Job Opening: Laboratory Technician II for the Physics Department

Laboratory Technicians

Laboratory Technicians of the Department of Physics of Ateneo de Manila University

This Job Vacancy is under the Category A of the Employee Referral Program

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN II (T-04)

Department of Physics, Loyola Schools

Summary:

Under the supervision of the Chairperson/Technical Director, the Laboratory Technician II carries out work assignments required for the efficient operation of the Physics workshop and laboratories.

Job Description:

  1. Constructs /fabricates physics laboratory/ demonstration apparatus based on working drawing and technical description provided by faculty member/technical director with the use of a variety of hand tools, woodworking machines, general machine shop equipments, measuring instruments.
  2. Constructs/ fabricates electronic equipment prototypes for
    faculty/students research projects based on working drawing approved by the
    technical director.
  3. Maintains and repairs Physics laboratory equipment and computers in
    the Department.
  4. Provide Technical Support (electro-mechanics): (a) Interprets working drawings and technical description of construction/fabrication projects. (b) Prepares detailed shop plan, bill of materials, and cost estimates. (c) Contributes in the design and fabrication of jigs/fixtures/tools. (c) Contributes in the planning, design, and implementation of workshop facilities improvement. (d) Performs the complex shop procedures and difficult trouble-shoots of faculty equipment. (e) Performs calibration procedures of instruments.
  5. Manages Laboratory Facilities and Supplies: (a) Schedules laboratory experiments in consultation with the faculty members concerned. (b) Acts as custodian of SEC Workshop equipment and tools. (c) Prepares and maintains control issuance for departmental and inter-departmental loans. (d) Prepares apparatus for laboratory or lecture session. (e) Tracks stock levels of consumables, laboratory supplies and hardware items, and submits the list for replenishment to the laboratory
    coordinator. (f) Purchases consumable and non-consumable supplies for (SEC) shop and
    laboratories as directed by the Facilities and Workshop Supervisor/
    Technical Director. (g) Recommends improvement and purchase of the laboratory materials/equipment and the Physics facilities. (h) Proper arrangement of machines, tools, equipments in the workshop.
  6. Performs other duties consistent with the above-stated functions of
    this position.

Qualifications:

  • College Graduate
  • With 3-5 years of experience in Electronics, and machining, a must
  • Knowledge in the use of variety of hand tools, wood working
    machines, general machines, shop equipment and measuring instrument
  • Familiarity with various electronics / electrical components
  • Proficiency in the use of electronic test instrument
  • Knowledge in MS Office application and computer repairs
  • With people and communication skills

Interested applicants must submit the following:

  1. Letter of intent addressed to HR Director duly endorsed by
    your supervisor, indicating (a) why you want to apply for the position, (b) why you think you are qualified for the position, and (c) what you can contribute to the office if you were hired in this
    position
  2. Letter of Recommendation from your immediate supervisor (see
    attached template).

The above stated documents, along with your updated resume must be submitted on or before 04 August 2015 to:

Christine L. Velasco
HR Officer I
Workforce Planning and Capability Development
Office of Human Resource Management and Organization
Development


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