Graduate students majoring in Transportation Engineering at the University of the Philippines Institute of Civil Engineering (UP-ICE)currently conducting their research through the NCTS presented during the graduate seminar held last December 15, 2011. There were 4 presentations made during the seminar, which was attended by 3 faculty members of the UP-ICE: Dr. Karl Vergel, Dr. Sean Palmiano and Dr. Regin Regidor. Following are a few snapshots from the seminar, which was facilitated by Mr. Ernesto Abaya, D3 student under Dr. Vergel, who is also a technical staff of the NCTS.
Mr. Nirman Pokharel, a Nepalese student presented on the progress of his research on the public utility jeepney (PUJ) application of Auto LPG. Mr. Nirman is also working with researchers of the Vehicle Research Testing Laboratory (VRTL) of UP Mechanical Engineering.
Ms. Anna Tiamzon presented her preliminary research proposal on walkability. She is a faculty member of the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) in Manila.
Mr. Edmon Favila presented his preliminary proposal on fare setting for UV Express services (van-type service) in Metro Manila.
Mr. Ali, an Iranian student, also presented a preliminary topic on the determination of bus terminal locations for Metro Manila.
Other graduate students who were not able to present in the December seminar will be making their presentations in January 2012 including two PhD program students and 3 MSCE students. The undergraduate students of the Transportation Engineering Group (TEG) of UP-ICE made progress presentations earlier last December 7, 2011 and are on-track to complete their researches by March 2012.