BENJAMIN, Michael Francis D.

Asst. Prof. Michael Francis D. Benjamin, PhD

mdbenjamin@ust.edu.ph

Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering, De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines, 2015
  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines, 2005
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 2001

Research Highlights

  • Developed P-graph approaches to optimize crisis operations in an industrial complex in order to minimize manufacturing losses as well as determined critical components of integrated bioenergy systems (IBS)
  • A Monte Carlo simulation approach to assess the vulnerability of bioenergy parks to variable capacity disruptions
  • A criticality index for component plants to measure the relative impact of a plant’s failure within a bioenergy park using Input-Output (I-O) analysis
  • A multi-disruption risk index using an integrated I-O and Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP)-based method. This network risk index measures the bioenergy park’s robustness to an array of probabilistic plant disruption scenarios.
  • A disruption resilience framework to analyze the recovery of disrupted component plants and determine the overall resilience of a bioenergy park using Dynamic Inoperability Input-Output Modeling (DIIM)

UST FACULTY Engg ChE - BENJAMIN Michael Francis D (2015, Research Highlights)

Research Interests

  • Development of process systems engineering (PSE) methods for systematic risk analysis of integrated energy systems (e.g., biofuel and bioenergy networks)
  • The tools increase the sustainability of integrated systems through risk identification, subsequent mitigation, and improved resilience.
  • In particular, research is focused on analyzing different scales of integrated bioenergy systems (i.e., from biorefineries to regional networks).

Major Recognitions

Professional Activities

  • Member – Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE, UK), Society for Risk Analysis (SRA, USA), National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP, PH)
  • Reviewer — Applied Energy (Elsevier), Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy (Springer); Resources, Conservation and Recycling (Elsevier)

Selected Publications

  • Benjamin, M.F.D., Cayamanda, C.D., Tan, R.R., and Razon, L.F. (2017). P-graph approach to criticality analysis in integrated bioenergy systems. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 19(7), 1841-1854. Impact Factor (2016) = 3.331
  • Belmonte, B.A., Benjamin, M.F.D., and Tan, R.R. (2017). Biochar systems in the water-energy-food nexus: the emerging role of process systems engineering. Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering, 18, 32-37. Impact Factor (2016) = 3.403
  • Bacudio, L.R., Benjamin, M.F.D., Eusebio, R.C.P., Holaysan, S.A.K., Promentilla, M.A.B., Yu, K.D.S., and Aviso, K.B. (2016). Analyzing barriers to implementing industrial symbiosis networks using DEMATEL. Sustainable Production and Consumption, 7, 57-65. Cite Score (2016) = 2.73
  • Tan, R.R., Benjamin, M.F.D., Cayamanda, C.D., Aviso, K.B., and Razon, L.F. (2016). P-graph approach to optimizing crisis operations in an industrial complex. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 55(12), 3467-3477. Impact Factor (2016) = 2.843
  • Benjamin, M. F. D., Ubando, A.T., Razon, L. F., and Tan, R. R. (2015). Analyzing the disruption resilience of microalgal multi-functional bioenergy systems using dynamic inoperability input-output modeling. Chemical Engineering Transactions, 45, 1579-1584.
  • Benjamin, M. F. D., Ubando, A.T., Razon, L. F., and Tan, R. R. (2015). Analyzing the disruption resilience of bioenergy parks using dynamic inoperability input-output modeling. Environment, Systems and Decisions, 35(3), 351-362. Cite Score (2016) = 1.04
  • Benjamin, M. F. D., Tan, R. R., and Razon, L. F. (2015). Probabilistic multi-disruption risk analysis in bioenergy parks via physical input-output modeling and analytic hierarchy process. Sustainable Production and Consumption, 1, 22-33. Cite Score (2016) = 2.73
  • Benjamin, M. F. D., Tan, R. R., and Razon, L. F. (2015). A methodology for criticality analysis in integrated energy systems. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 17(4), 935-946. Impact Factor (2016) = 3.331
  • Benjamin, M. F. D., Tan, R. R., and Razon, L. F. (2014). A methodology for criticality analysis in symbiotic bioenergy parks. Energy Procedia, 61, 41-44.