|In a meeting held on August 1, the Coir+ Project Team, led by Prof. Magdaleno Vasquez, Jr., presented the final results of collaborative research on the use of a plasma-based process to utilize coconut fiber or coir in reinforced concrete. The team developed a lab-scale set-up for treating coir and established the parameters needed to make it suitable as a concrete additive. Tests conducted with industry collaborators showed that coir-reinforced concrete exhibited superior properties over plain concrete. Talks have started for a second phase of the project which is to scale up the process.|
The collaborating institutions are the Plasma-Material Interactions Laboratory (DMMME, COE, UPD), Vista Land and Landscapes, Inc., Axonas Innovations Inc., MGS Ready Mix, UPSCALE, and UPERDFI. This project is a testament that academe and industry can be brought together to develop engineering solutions to real-world problems.
Borland Development Corporation Sponsors Pablito R. Hao Chua Professorial Chairs
The Borland Group, led by President Vicente Hao Chin Jr. and VP Araceli Chan, has decided to set up two professorial chairs in honor of Pablito R. Hao Chua. A UPERDFI Member, Pablito was the Read more…