Associate Professor of Physics

B.S., University of the Philippines, 1996; M.S., Ph.D., Chalmers University of Technology, 1999, 2007

 

 

 

Research Interests:

 New materials for renewable energy sources; Nanofabrication; Bolometers; Superconductors

 

Research Projects:

·         “Establishing Rainfall Threshold for Landslides and Early Warning Systems in Pilot Areas in Baguio City and Vicinity,”Co-proponent. Funded by the World Food Programme.September 2012 – June 2013.

·         “Synthesis and Characterization of ZnO Nanostructures,” Project Leader. Funded by the National Research Council of the Philippines - DOST. November 5, 2012 – November 4, 2013.

·         “Analysis of Biomechanics of the Standard Table Tennis Forehand Drive using Motion Capture,” Co-Proponent and Study Leader. Funded by the UP Baguio Research Endowment Fund. Approved on September 6, 2011. Accomplished August 2012.

·         Co-Proponent and Study Leader, “Enhancing stakeholders’ capability in utilizing the rainfall threshold in the landslide early warning system of Tublay, Benguet,” funded by World Food Programme. Date of Implementation: October 2012 to July 2013.

·         Proponent and Project Leader, “Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) – Silicon Heterojunction for the Fabrication and Assembly of a Solar Panel,” funded by DOST-GIA.  Date of Implementation: January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2014.

·         Co-Proponent and Study Leader, “Low-cost data logger for fundamental and general physics laboratory experiments and the revision of laboratory manuals,” funded by API by UP Baguio. Date of Implementation: January 1, 2013 to May 31, 2013.

·         Co-Proponent and Study Leader, “Rainwater Purification System and a Proposal for a Rainwater Harvesting System,” funded by UPB-CSC. Date of Implementation: January 1, 2013 to May 31, 2013. 

·         Co-Proponent and Study Leader, “Establishing a Knowledge and Training Resource Center (KTRC) on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction,” funded by World Food Programme. Date of Implementation: January to August 2013. 

 

ISI Publications:

·         I. J. Agulo. “Dynamics of non-equilibrium quasiparticles in the superconducting cold-electron bolometer,” Philippine Science Letters, Vol. 5 (2), 118-121 (2012).

·         I. J. Agulo and L. Kuzmin. “An Array of SIN Tunnel Junctions as a Sensitive Thermometer,” Superconductor Science and Technology, Vol. 21, p. 015001 (2008). 

·         L. Kuzmin, I. J. Agulo, M. Fominsky, A. Savin and M. Tarasov, “Optimization of Electron Cooling by SIN Tunnel Junctions,” Supercond. Sci. Technol. 17, S1-S6 (2004). 

·         M. A. Tarasov, L. S. Kuzmin, M. Y. Fominskii, I. J. Agulo and A. S. Kalabukhov, “Electron Cooling in a Normal Metal Hot-Electron Bolometer,” Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics Letter, Vol. 78, No. 11, pp. 714-717 (2003).

·         I. J. Agulo, L. S. Kuzmin, M. Fominski, and M. Tarasov, ”Effective Electron Microrefrigeration by Superconductor-Insulator-Normal Metal Tunnel Juntions with Advanced Geometry of Electrodes and Normal Metal Traps,” Nanotechnology 15, S224-S228 (April 2004). 

 

International Publications in Proceedings:

·         Agulo, L. Kuzmin and M. Tarasov. “Attowatt sensitivity of the Cold-Electron Bolometer,” Proceedings of the 16th Int. Symp. On Space Terahertz Technol., ISSTT2005, pp 147-152, Gothenburg, Sweden, May (2005).

·         M. Tarasov, L. Kuzmin, T. Claeson, I. Agulo, et. al. “THz spectrometer comprising Josephson oscillator and a cold-electron bolometer,” Proc. of SPIE “Optics/Photonics in Security and Defence”, vol. 5619, p.19, October (2004).

·         M. Tarasov,  L. Kuzmin, E. Stepantsov, I. Agulo, A. Kalabukhov and T. Claeson. “Terahertz Spectroscopy by Josephson Oscillator and Cold-Electron Bolometer,” ESA conference  VOLTE-6, Noordwijk, the Netherlands, 23-25 June (2004).

·         M. Tarasov,  L. Kuzmin, E. Stepantsov, I. Agulo, A. Kalabukhov and T. Claeson. 2004. “THz Spectrometer Based on a Josephson Oscillator and a Cold-Electron Bolometer,” Proceedings of the 15th  Int. Symposium on Space THz Technology, Northampton, p 341-348, 27-29

·         M. Tarasov,  L. Kuzmin, E. Stepantsov, I. Agulo, A. Kalabukhov and T. Claeson. “THz Spectrometer Based on a Josephson Oscillator and a Cold-Electron Bolometer,” Proceedings of the 15th  Int. Symposium on Space THz Technology, Northampton, p 341-348, 27-29 April (2004).

·         M. Tarasov, M. Fominsky, I. Agulo, A. Kalabukhov and L. Kuzmin. “Cold-Electron Microbolometer with Electron Cooling,” Proceedings of 6th European Conference on Applied Superconductivity EUCAS-2003, Sorrento-Napoli, Italy, p. 78, 14-18 September (2003).

·         L. Kuzmin, I. Agulo, M. Fominsky, A. Savin and M. Tarasov. “Optimization of the electron cooling by SIN tunnel junctions,” Proceedings of 6th European Conference on Applied Superconductivity EUCAS-2003, Sorrento-Napoli, Italy, 14-18 September (2003).

 

Local Publications in Proceedings:

·         A. Flores, G.M. Malapit, E. Casulla, P. Concepcion, G. Blantocas and H.J. Ramos. “Fabrication of Si Nanopillar by Reactive Ioin Etching using a Gas Discharge Ion Source.” Proc. 27th National Physics Congress, October 2009, Tagaytay City.

·         R. Absin, N. de Luna, J. Corpuz, I. J. Agulo, M. Patricio, A, Garcia, M. Lagmay, A. Villaflor and R. Sarmago, “RF-Sputtered BSCCO Films from Various Target Compositions,” Proceedings of the 12thSamahang Pisika ng Pilipinas National Physics Congress (October 1994)

·         R. Absin, N. de Luna, J. Corpuz, I. J. Agulo, M. Patricio, A. Garcia, M. Lagmay, A. Villaflor and R. Sarmago, “Analysis of RF_Sputtered Films from BSCCO(2212) Targets,” Proceedings of the 12thSamahang Pisika ng Pilipinas National Physics Congress (October 1994).

·         I. J. Agulo, O. Cambaliza, J. Corpuz and R. Sarmago, “AI/AI2O3 Composites By Arc Discharge Melting,” Proceedings of the 13thSamahang Pisika ng Pilipinas National Physics Congress (October 1995).

 

Research Disseminations:

·         W.H. Galarion and I.J.A. Agulo, “A Novel and Simple Current-Voltage Measurement Set-up.” 31st Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas Physics Congress, October 23-25, 2013, University of San Carlos, Cebu City, Philippines. (Poster)

·         I.J. Agulo, “Carbon Nanotubes for Sustainability Science Applications.” 2nd M.O.V.E. Symposium: From Raw Materials to Tangible Applications. October 18-19, 2013, Mariano Marcos State University, Batac City, Ilocos Norte. (Oral)

·         M.L.P. Escobar and I.J.A. Agulo, “Synthesis of Zinc Oxide Nanostructures on Various Substrates via Spray Pyrolysis Deposition Technique.” 2nd M.O.V.E. Symposium: From Raw Materials to Tangible Applications. October 18-19, 2013 at Mariano Marcos State University, Batac City, Ilocos Norte. (Poster)

·         R. D. Yadao and I.J. Agulo, “Synthesis of Zinc Oxide via Electrochemical Deposition.” 2nd M.O.V.E. Symposium: From Raw Materials to Tangible Applications. October 18-19, 2013 at Mariano Marcos State University, Batac City, Ilocos Norte. (Poster)

·         A.B. Ontoria, R.B. Gapusan, W.H. Galarion, G.F. Mabeza, A.T. Garcia, C.S. Pascua, I.J.A. Agulo, “Future is Brighter through Carbon Nanotube (CNT) Solar Panel System.” 2nd M.O.V.E. Symposium: From Raw Materials to Tangible Applications. October 18-19, 2013 at Mariano Marcos State University, Batac City, Ilocos Norte. (Poster)

·         R.B. Gapusan, A.B. Ontoria, W.H. Galarion, G.F. Mabeza, A.T. Garcia, C.S. Pascua, Y. Matsushita, K. Miyazawa, I.J.A. Agulo, “Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes via Floating Microcatalyst Atmospheric Chemical Vapor Deposition.” 2nd M.O.V.E. Symposium: From Raw Materials to Tangible Applications. October 18-19, 2013 at Mariano Marcos State University, Batac City, Ilocos Norte. (Poster)

·         M.E.K. Guanzon, J. Madalipay, Y. Matsushita, I.J. Agulo, “Synthesis of ZnO nanostructures on Au-coated Si substrates.” 2nd M.O.V.E. Symposium: From Raw Materials to Tangible Applications. October 18-19, 2013 at Mariano Marcos State University, Batac City, Ilocos Norte. (Poster)

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