"Molding the Future of Metal Industries"


Engr. Jayson P. Rogelio and his co-authors Engr. Renann G. Baldovino and Engr. Geoffrey L. Abulencia from MIRDC’s Prototyping Division had a strong presence in the 7th International Conference on Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Communication and Control, Environment and Management (HNICEM 2014) joint with 6th International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Informatics (ISCIII) and co-located with 10th Engineering Research and Development Technology (ERTD) Conference as their paper entitled “Design Optimization of a PLC-Based Controlled Microwave Vacuum Dryer for Stabilization of Fine-Grade Rice Bran (Oryza Sativa)” was selected for the Best Poster Paper Award.


Engr. Jayson P. Rogelio presenting one of their papers submitted at the HNICEM 2014 Conference



The certificate awarded to Engr. Rogelio and his co-authors after winning the Best Poster Paper Award.



The conference which featured plenary and invited talks by prominent scientists and engineers, parallel and poster paper presentations and industrial exhibits was held last November 12-16, 2014 in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. The said conference with the theme “Disaster Readiness through Humanitarian Technology” did not only cover the fields of engineering and computer science but also served as a platform to discuss new research development and innovations especially in promoting Information and Communications Technology and the Semiconductors and Electronics, which are two of ERTD’s research tracks. Moreover, the convention’s theme also served as a channel to promote the relevance of HNICEM/ISCIII to a broad range of engineering discipline and to bring new technologies to Filipinos particularly focusing on ways to alleviate the effects of inevitable disasters.


In addition to Engr. Rogelio and his co-authors’ entries for the said conference were three more papers for the oral paper presentation entitled “Development of an Automatic Tool Changer (ATC) System for the 3-Axis Computer Numerically-Controlled (CNC) Router Machine”, “A Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) LASER Power Controller for the 3-Axis Computer Numerically-Controlled (CNC) LASER Machine”  (both co-authored by Engr. Renann G. Baldovino) and “Optimization of Machine Process Parameters through 2D Image Layout Enhancing and ArtCAM Post-Processing for 3D Machining” co-authored by Engr. Renann G. Baldovino, Engr. Geoffrey L. Abulencia and Mr. Virgilio Y. Macanip, Jr.


With their initiative to continuously contribute to the expansion of knowledge in research and development, Engr. Rogelio was happy to announce that they have successfully submitted two research papers for the upcoming IAENG International Conference on Control and Automation (ICCA) 2015, one of the conferences under the International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2015 organized by the International Association of Engineers (IAENG) which will take place in Hong Kong on March 18-20, 2015. The titles of their papers which were accepted for oral paper presentation are “A PC-Based Controller for the Computer Numerically-Controlled (CNC) LASER Machine” co-authored by Engr. Renann G. Baldovino and “Optimization of Microwave Vacuum Dryer Design Parameters Using CST Microwave Studio for Low-moisture Food Application” co-authored by Engr. Geoffrey L. Abulencia, Engr. Renann G. Baldovino, and Ms. Tracy Ann U. Tolentino.