CHED Center of Excellence in Agricultural Engineering

Member of the  ERDT Consortium

Faculty Research Undertakings 


All faculty in the AE Department are highly qualified researchers considering the continuous support that the University gives them in terms of its manpower development. CLSU continuously develops its faculty by sending them to reputable universities here and abroad in order to attain their MS and PhD degrees. In so doing, they are honed by conducting the required researches while they are pursuing their degrees, including thesis and dissertation researches. In addition, CLSU also allows them to attend workshops, trainings, research paper presentations, conventions, etc. in order to update themselves of the current research undertakings in the field of Agricultural Engineering. Likewise, CLSU provides all available research facilities and equipment of the University that are needed in the conduct of any approved research proposals.

All AE faculty have the capacity to make their own research proposals. These proposals include researches in the fields of Soil and Water, Farm Power and Machinery, Crop Process Engineering, Renewable Energy, and Environment.

All AE faculty are allowed to be a member of a multidisciplinary research team that needs the expertise and services of Agricultural Engineers. In the same manner, they also allow the participation of researchers in other disciplines whose expertise and services are also needed in the preparation and conduct of researches that are headed by them.

LIST OF ON-GOING RESEARCHES OF AE FACULTY

  • Application of Nuclear Analytical Techniques for Efficient Nutrient and Irrigation Management in Corn Production
  • Real Time Soil Moisture Monitoring for Irrigation Scheduling: A Climate Smart Production System (Use of AWS data and soil moisture sensors to schedule irrigation of corn)
  • Minimizing Losses in Water Harvesting Structures (hydrological and water balance studies in small farm reservoirs)
  • Promotion and Commercialization of Drip Irrigation in Upland Areas (drip irrigation scheduling of tomato and other vegetables using soil and weather data)
  • GIS-Based Monitoring System for Lahar-Laden Agricultural Areas (Identifying potential production areas for aromatic rice using weather, soil and other parameters)
  • Semi-Automated Greenhouse for Vegetable Production (Modification of environment inside the greenhouse suitable for high value vegetable production)
  • Biodiversity Program: Community Based Monitoring System for Selected Watersheds in(Development Central Luzon of flood, erosion, fire vulnerability maps)
  • Chinese Hybrid Rice Testing, Breeding and Commercialization
  • Integrated Rice Production and Processing Center
  • Biogas Generation
  • Promotion of Rice Husk Gasifier as Green Energy Technology(Rice Husk Project)
  • Promotion of Rice Husk Gasifier as Green Energy Technology (Rice Husk Project)
  • Micro-Hydro Electric Power (MHP) Generation from Irrigation Water Flows.
  • Development of Micro-hydro Peripherals and Technology in the Philippines. 
  • Farmer-managed Clean Production Facilities for Swine Waste Management for Fuel and Organic Fertilizer. 
  • Purification and Containerization of Biogas and Production of Organic Fertilizer. 
  • Fabrication of 40 KW Micro hydro Crossflow Turbine. Bangued Abra, Philippines.

  • Student Research Undertakings

    All AE undergraduate and graduate students are required to prepare and conduct a thesis/ dissertation research before they are allowed to graduate, except for those who opt for the Field Practice program (BSAEn) and MPS program. Student researches are conducted along their major fields of study. For the Field Practice or MPS options, students are also required to submit their comprehensive field practice report upon completion of the field practice/apprentice program. AE Faculty serves as their Major Adviser and/or Members of Advisory Committee.

    LATEST STUDENT RESEARCHES 

    AUTHOR

    COURSE

    THESIS TITLE

    YEAR

    Ermalyn M.  De Guzman

    MS AGEn

    A GIS-Aided Decision Support System for Small Farm Reservoirs

    2013

    Rolando P. Javellonar

    MS AGEn

    Development of Rice Straw Geotextile as Ground Cover for Soil Erosion Mitigation

     2013

    Sonny P. Aquino

    MS AGEn

    Design, Fabrication and Performance Evaluation of a Mobile Engine-Driven Pneumatic Paddy Collector

    2013

    Estrella A.Calpe

    MS AGEn

    Design, Fabrication, Test and  Evaluation of a Solar Powered Automatic Feeder for  Tilapia Culture

    2013

    Nancy M. Espartinez

    MS AGEn

    Design, Fabrication, Testing and Performance Evaluation of a Rice Hull-Fed Convection-Type Fish Dryer

    2013

     

    Wendy C. Mateo

    MS AGEn

    Alkali Pre-treatment of Rice Straw to Enhance Enzymatic Hydrolysis for Bioethanol Production

    2013

    Carolyn Grace G Somera

    MS AGEn

    Processing of Mechanically Pressed sunflower (Helianthus annuus) Cake for Bioethanol Production

    2013

    Lorcelie B. Taclan

    MS AGEn

    Reduction of Saltwater Intrusion using Freshwater Injection Technology

    2013

    Allen Denver V. Mangaoil

    BS AGEn

    Biodiesel Production for Rice Hull

    2013

    Janelle G. Inavit

    BS AGEn

    Performance Evaluation of Steam-Injected continuous -Flow Rice Husk Gasifier Stove

    2013

    Mary Jane P. Caberto

    BS AGEn

    Compressed Bio-methane as a Potential alternative Fuel for Small Gasoline Engine

    2013

    Joanna Marie G. Padua

    BS AGEn

    Performance Evaluation of a 4-inch Centrifugal Pump Used as Turbine for Micro Hydroelectric Power System

    2013

    Roxane A. Cantor

    BS AGEn

    Performance Evaluation of a Solar Powered Aeration System for Conditioning of Tilapia(Oreochronis niloticus)Fingerlings

    2013

    An An S. Padilla

    BS AGEn

    Performance Evaluation of Cooking Burners using Compressed Bio-methane

    2013

    Donnabel Ida F. Bastasa

    BS AGEn

    Retrofitting of Grass Cutter for Trimming Ornamental Plants

    2013

    Kenny Bryalle  C. Mendez

    BS AGEn

    Performance Evaluation of Continuous-Flow Double-Burner Rice Husk Gasifier Stove at Different Air Flow Rates

    2013

    Kienhwe L. Ferrer

    BS AGEn

    Evaluation of PhilRice Continuous-Type Rice Hull (CTRH) Carbonizer Using Different Biomass Materials

    April 2013

    Roan F. Beronilla

    BS AGEn

    Yield Performance of Selected Aromatic Rice Varieties as affected by Alternate Wetting

    and Drying Irrigation Technology

    2013

    Vanesa C. Largado

    BS AGEn

    Design, Fabrication and Performance Evaluation of Rotary Fish Dryer using Infrared with Forced Convection

    2013

    Dharrel B. Siano

    BS AGEn

    Performance Evaluation of Screw Press Solid-Liquid Separator for Biogas Digester Effluent

    2013

    Ricson L. Ines

    PhD AGEn

    Soil Erosion Modelling for a Microwatershed

    2012

    Nguyen Thanh Nghi

    PhD AGEn

    Optimizing Water Utilization from a Wind Pump Coupled to a Drip Irrigation System

     2012

    Samuel R. Simon

    PhD AGEn

    Development of a Model on the Fate and Transport of Pesticide in an Irrigated Rice Area

    2012

    Rolando P. Javellonar

    PhD AGEn

    Development of Rice straw Geotextile as Groundcover for Soil Erosion Mitigation

    2013

    Danilo A. Briones

    MS AGEn

    Physical and Drying Properties of Granulated Cassava

    2012

    Robelyn E. Daquila

    MS AGEn

    A Pilot Scale Far-Infrared and Convection Heating Conveyor Dryer for Mango                

    2012

    Catherine E. Delos Reyes

    MS AGEn

    Design, Fabrication, Testing and Evaluation of a Continuous-Flow Rice Husk Gasifier for Bakery Oven

    2012

    Herbert C. Imatong

    MS AGEn

    Performance Evaluation of a Retrofitted Fortified Bio-organic Fertilizer Pelleting Machine

    2012

    Nolasco O. Dalangin Jr.

    MS AGEn

    Evaluation of a Micro Scale Rice Hull-Fed Power Generation System

     2012

    John Fitzken Da Vinci M. Niro

    MS AGEn

    Evaluation of Modified Coconut Husk Decorating Machine

    2012

    Fatima S. Rodriguez

    MS AGEn

    Evaluation of Quick Covering Machine for Grain Drying Pavement

    2012

    Rafael I. Domingo

    BS AGEn

    Performance Evaluation of Batch-Type and Continuos-Flow Rice Husk Stove with Water Heating Device

    2012

    Genesis S. Lazo

    BS AGEn

    Performance Evaluation of a Continuous-Flow of Rice Husk Gasifier Using  Three Different Type of Gas Burners

    2012

    Marlon T. delos Santos

    BS AGEn

    Performance Evaluation of Rice Husk Gasifier Power Generating Unit Using different Primary Filter Materials

    2012

    Roel B. Pranilla

    BS AGEn

    Performance Evaluation of Rice Husk Gasifier for water Pumping Application

    2012

    Nick A. Lagasca

    BS AGEn

    Comprehensive Semestral Report of Field Practice at Philippine-Sino Center for Agricultural Technology

    2012

    Mina M. Antolin

    MS AGEn

    Grain Yield and Seed Quality Responses of PSB RC82 Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Variety on Alternate Wetting and Drying Technology

    2011

    Sylvester A.  Badua

     

    MS AGEn

    Modification and Performance Test of a Power Take Off-Driven Mobile Biomass Shredder

    2011

    Katherine M. Corpuz

    MS AGEn

    Design, Fabrication, and Evaluation of Prototype Solar-Powered Still for Bioethanol Production

    2011

    Guiller B. Damian

    MS AGEn

    Design, Fabrication, and Evaluation of Prototype Anaerobic Bioreactor for Biomass Hydrolysis

    2011

    Jonathan V. Fabula

    MS AGEn

    Fertilizer and Irrigation Management Techniques for Sweet Corn (Zea mays saccharata) for Bioethanol Production

    2011

    Jeannie-Rose S. Galam

    MS AGEn

    Fertilizer and Irrigation Management Techniques for Sweet Sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.)] for Bioethanol Production

    2011

    Le Quang Vinh

    MS AGEn

    Comparative Study of the Performance of the Reversible Airflow Dryer and the Conventional Flatbed Dryer

    2011

    Christian Rod C. De Vera

    Benedict Pueyo Pueyo

    BS AGEn

    Prototype Thermoelectric Modular Dryer for Ginger Drying

    2010

    Rogerick B. Asug

    BS AGEn

    Effect of Irrigation Interval and Irrigation Method Using Rice Straw as Soil Cover on Rice Production Under Aerobic Condition

    2010

    Analinda L. Suril

    BS AGEn

    Comparative Evaluation of Drip, Sprinkler and Basin Irrigation methods for Onions (Allium ascalonicum)Production

    2010

    Daryll V. Pascua

    BS AGEn

    Performance evaluation of a Portable Pellet Mill

    2010

    Glory Ann R. Ruiz

    BS AGEn

    Characterization of Water Consumptive Used of Irrigated Low Land Rice (Oriza sativa L.) Under Alternative Wetting and Drying Condition

    2010

    Oscar Peter D. Pascual

    MS AGEn

     

    Decision Support System for the Implementation of Rice Postharvest Mechanization in the Province of Sorsogon

    2010

    Marvin M. Cinense

    MS AGEn

     

    Modification, Fabrication and Evaluation of a Low Energy Precision Application System for Furrow Irrigation

    2010

    Mary Jane T. Salvador

    MS AGEn

    Yield Response Model of Selected Biofuel Crops to Irrigation

    2010

    Janaka P. Gunarathna

    MS AGEn

     

    Improving Crop Water Productivity of Aerobic Rice Production System Using Sprinkler Irrigation and Ground Cover Techniques

    2009

    May D. Alisbo

    BS AGEn

    The Effect of Different Biomass Fuel on the Performance of BPRE Multi-Fuel Biomass Furnace

    2009

    Maritess D. Botas

    BS AGEn

    Adaptability Testing of BPRE Quick-Sorter Machine for Grading Ponkan

    2009

    Jeffrey C. Pagurayan

    Josephine M. Yago

    BS AGEn

    Design, Fabrication and Evaluation of an Infrared Rotary Drum Dryer

    2009

    Mark Joseph H. De Ungria

    BS AGEn

    Comprehensive Semestral Report at Bureau of Postharvest Research Bureau of Postharvest Research and extension (BPRE)

    2009

    Teejay J. Carandang

    BS AGEn

    Comprehensive Semestral on Field Practice at the Water Resources Management Center (WRMC)

    2009

    Rhoween R. Parica

    Aileen C. Villalba

    BS AGEn

    Preliminary Studies on Infrared Drying of Malunggay (Moringa oleifera)

    2009

    Nelfa Desiree M. Lapuz

    BS AGEn

    Modification, Fabrication and Test Evaluation of Palay Grain Sweeper

    2009

    Witsanu Tongfur

    MS AGEn

    Performance Test of Ejector Retrofitted Centrifugal Pump for Irrigation

    2009

    John Carlo C. Cordova

    Vicky V. Cruz

    BS AGEn

    Performance Evaluation of the Guindar Micro-Hydro Power in Guindar, Simbahan, Dinalungan, Aurora

    2009


     


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