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Dr. Figueroa attends two international conventions

Dr. Arturo Mariano I. Figueroa, program coordinator of the Graduate School of Engineering, had his hands full recently as he attended two international conferences held some two weeks apart.

As the Philippine representative at the “Workshop on Recent Trends and Future Perspectives on Bio-Fuel Production in Asia” held in Kasetsart University in Bangkok, Thailand, Dr. Figueroa presented a technical research paper entitled Design of Heat Absorber for Solid Waste Energy Recovery.

The international workshop, held from October 28 -31, 2014 with funding from Food and Fertilizer Technology Center of Taiwan, was participated in by delegates from Germany, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines,

Dr. Figueroa also joined the International Technical 3rd Annual Alumni Meeting of the South East Asia Green Network (SEAGN) held from November 14 to 17, 2014 in Mactan City, Cebu.

SEAGN is composed of Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, and the Philippines.

The international alumni meeting was organized by the Deutsche Gesellschaftfür Internationale Zusammenarbeit(GIZ)GmbH, or the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation. GIZ is an enterprise of the German Federal Government that supports public-benefit international cooperation projects for sustainable development.

Dr. Figueroa represented the University as a member of University Faculty Educators Linked to Deutschland (UniFELD), an organization of eight Philippine universities that works closely with GIZ together with other Philippine-German alumni associations.

Date Posted: 12-15-2014