PLASMA PHYSICS RESEARCH GROUP

About Us

Established in 2016 through the Institution Development Program (IDP) of the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD), the Plasma Physics Research Group at UP Baguio serves as a dynamic hub for innovative research and education in plasma physics and technology. This pioneering initiative provides a robust platform for students and researchers to delve into plasma-related thesis works and institution-funded projects, significantly advancing the frontiers of science in the region. 

The Plasma Physics Laboratory is at the heart of this research group, concentrating on plasma diagnostics, plasma processing of materials and biological samples, and the simulation of atmospheric pressure plasmas. Since its inception, the laboratory has achieved remarkable milestones, contributing substantially to both academic and scientific communities. Among these accomplishments are: 

Announced that a Physics Laboratory will open at UP Baguio

Mentorship and Graduation: 

Successfully mentored and graduated around 40 students from the BS Physics and Biology programs, fostering a new generation of skilled scientists. 

Scholarly Contributions: 

Presented over 20 scientific papers at prestigious national and international conferences, showcasing groundbreaking research and developments. 

Publications: 

Published six significant research papers in reputable scientific journals, reflecting the high quality and impact of the research conducted. 

Research Projects: 

Completed six research projects, each contributing valuable insights and advancements in the field of plasma physics. 

Student Engagement: 

Hosted nearly 20 students from the Philippine Science High School for their Immersion Program, providing hands-on experience and inspiring young minds to pursue careers in science and technology. 

Balik-Scientist Program: 

Welcomed Dr. Jethro Salapare, a distinguished scientist, through the Balik-Scientist Program, enriching the research environment with his expertise and global perspective. 

Interdisciplinary Collaborations: 

Forged strong partnerships with various universities and collaborated across disciplines within UP Baguio, including Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, and Social Sciences, promoting a holistic approach to scientific inquiry and innovation. 

The Plasma Physics Research Group at UP Baguio stands as a testament to the power of collaborative research and education, driving progress and fostering excellence in the field of plasma physics. Through its continued efforts, the group not only advances scientific knowledge but also contributes to the development of skilled researchers and professionals poised to address the challenges and opportunities of the future.

International Publications

A photo of Argon-Nitrogen-Silver Plasma

1. Ocampo, Isaiah, et.al.: Ar/O2 Atmospheric plasma jet treatment of pure cotton fabric for antibacterial application; Plasma and Fusion Research, Volume 13, 3406116 (2018), DOI: 10.1585/pfr.13.3406116

 

2. Baoanan, Klanz, et.al.: Synthesis of silver nanoparticles on stainless steel for antibacterial applications via atmospheric pressure plasma jet – APJSME-2019-215Asia-Pacific Journal of Science, Mathematics and Engineering (APJSME – ISSN 2244-5471)

 

3. Buensuceso, Jaun Lawrence, et.al.: Production of Plasma-Activated Water via Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jet to Prolong the Shelf Life of Strawberries APJSME-2019-214 Asia-Pacific Journal of Science, Mathematics and Engineering (APJSME – ISSN 2244-5471)

4. Malapit, G, et.al.; Bactericidal efficiency of silver nanoparticles deposited on polyester fabric using atmospheric pressure plasma jet system. https://doi.org/10.1080/00405000.2021.1954426

 

5. Baculi, R. et.al.: Atmospheric pressure plasma deposition of silver nanoparticles on bark fabric for bacterial growth inhibition. https://doi.org/10.1080/00405000.2021.2024378

 

6. Antonio, J., et. al.: Lead (Pb 2+ ) removal in water using different forms of spent arabica coffee grounds at varying contact time.

August 2022E3S Web of Conferences 355(1)

DOI: 10.1051/e3sconf/202235502001

Conference: Research, Invention, and Innovation CongressAt: Bangkok, Thailand

BS Physics and BS Biology students who worked
in the Plasma Physics Laboratory

List Of Projects Hosted By The Plasma Physics Laboratory

1. Cordillera Studies Center (CSC) UP Baguio funded project entitled “Antibacterial Effects of Silver Nanoparticle-coated Traditional Cordillera Textiles using Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jet” with Prof. Ronan Q. Baculi

2. Cordillera Studies Center (CSC) UP Baguio funded project entitled “Effect of Oxygen-Argon Plasma Irradiation on Seed Germination and Seedling Growth of Vigna radiata using a Novel Atmospheric Plasma Jet System” with Dr. Rocel Ortega-Indong

3. Emerging Interdisciplinary Research (EIDR) Project entitled “Anthropological Analysis, Mathematical Symmetry and Technical Characterization of Cordillera Textiles” with Dr. Analyn Salvador-Amores and Dr. Alipio Garcia

4. Cordillera Studies Center (CSC) UP Baguio funded project entitled “Organophosphate and Lead Removal in Water Using Plasma Surface Modified Coffee Grounds” with Jennifer Antonio (Main Proponent) and John Paul Mendoza

Plasma Physics Research Group Photos