TONGOL, Bernard John V.

Assoc. Prof. Bernard John V. Tongol, PhD |

Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering, major in Applied Chemistry, Tohoku University – Japan, 2007
  • Master of Science in Chemistry, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 2001
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 1998

Research Highlights

  • Synthesis, characterization, and performance evaluation of anode and cathode materials for direct ethanol fuel cell
  • In situ electrochemical scanning tunnelling microscopy (EC-STM) studies on the molecular adsorption and electropolymerization of thiophene derivatives on single crystal electrodes

UST FACULTY Sci Chem - TONGOL Bernard John V (2016, Research Highlights)

Research Interests

  • Electrochemical surface science
  • Electrocatalysis and fuel cells
  • Materials science and nanotechnology

Major Recognitions

  • Outstanding Young Scientist of the Philippines in the field of Engineering (Applied Chemistry), National Academy of Science and Technology, 2012
  • Country Winner, Green Award 2013, Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce – ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology (MCCC-AAET)
  • Project Leader, “Nanostructured Electrocatalyst Composites for Direct Ethanol Fuel Cell: Preparation, Characterization, and Performance Evaluation,” Funding Agency: Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development – Department of Science and Technology (PCIEERD-DOST)

Professional Activities

  • Member, International Society of Electrochemistry (Switzerland)
  • Member, Materials Science and Nanotechnology Group, Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource and Development Program (ASTHRDP), National Science Consortium (NSC), Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Physical Chemistry (American Chemical Society); Langmuir (American Chemical Society); Electrochimica Acta (Elsevier, Netherlands); Nanotechnology (Institute of Physics, UK), Journal of the Chinese Chemical Society (Wiley-VCH, Germany & Taiwan), KIMIKA (Chemical Society of the Philippines), ACTA Manilana (UST)

Selected Publications

  • JL Tan, PG Villar, A de Jesus, BJV Tongol, 2014 “A Green Approach to the Synthesis of PdNi/Graphene via Electrochemical Exfoliation of Graphite from Used Battery for the Electrocatalysis of Ethanol,” Journal of the Chinese Chemical Society (Wiley-VCH) 61, 7: 774–777.
  • JRF Foronda, SMR Cabrera, DL Cumpas, PGA Villar, JL Tan, BJV Tongol, 2013 “Preparation and Characterization of Pt Particles Dispersed on Reduced Graphene Oxide / Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (RGO/PEDOT) Composite Film as Anode Material for Direct Ethanol Fuel Cell Application,” Journal of Chemistry, vol. 2013, Article ID 501824, 1-7.
  • HY Hsu, BJV Tongol, 2013 “Electrochemical and surface characteristics of carbon-supported PtSn electrocatalysts for ethanol electro-oxidation: possible application for inkjet ink formulations,” Advances in Natural Sciences: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (Institute of Physics) 4, 015012.
  • JL Garcia, BJV Tongol, SL Yau, 2012 “Dynamic Self-Assembly and Electropolymerization Processes of 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene on Au(100) Single Crystal Electrode as Probed by In Situ Scanning Tunneling Microscopy” Electrochimica Acta (Elsevier) 71: 302 – 309.
  • LDS Lapitan, Jr., B.J.V. Tongol, S.-L. Yau, 2012 “In-situ STM Imaging of Electropolymerized Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) on Iodine-Modified Au(111) Single Crystal Electrode” Electrochimica Acta 62: 433-440.