The University of the Philippines Alumni Association (UPAA) has recently awarded Dr. Joel Joseph S. Marciano, Jr., DOST-ASTI Acting Director, as 2017 UPAA Distinguished Alumnus in the field of Science and Technology (S&T) on August 19, 2017 at the Ang Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman, Quezon City.
Dir. Marciano started his involvement at DOST-ASTI in 1993 when he became part of the President's Summer Youth Work Program (PSYWP) under the Radio Frequency (RF) team. Since then, he had been active in pursuing researches about Wireless Communications, RF and Microwave Engineering and has co-authored numerous papers on adaptive antennas and their applications in mobile wireless communication systems, and the development of microsatellite space technology for scientific earth observation.
Dir. Marciano was named as the first Director of the UP Diliman Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute (UP-EEEI) in 2008 and is a recipient of a number of awards, including the Gawad Chanselor Para sa Natatanging Guro (Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Teacher) in UP Diliman, Most Outstanding Electronics Engineer in the field of Education from the Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines (IECEP), the 50 Men and Women of Science from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), the 100 Outstanding Alumni Engineers of the Century from the UP Alumni Engineers (UPAE) and the Manila Water Foundation Prize for Engineering Excellence.
The UPAA Distinguished Alumni Award is given to “alumni who have demonstrated extraordinary achievements and excellent contributions in their chosen fields that bring about substantial benefits to society and distinct honor to the University”.
Written by: Alexis Almasan & Danielle Dolom | DOST-ASTI