BENJAMIN, Michael Francis D.

BENJAMIN, Michael Francis D.

Dr. Benjamin is a licensed Chemical Engineer and a Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering. He is a resident researcher at the UST Research Center for the Natural and Applied Sciences (RCNAS) under the Mathematics and Theoretical Physics group. He was the former Coordinator of International Relations and Programs in the Faculty of Engineering. Currently, he is the Assistant Manager of TOMASInno Center (TIC) Technology Business Incubator.

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Academic Qualifications

Research Highlights

Research Interests

Academic Qualifications

Degrees

  • 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)

Research Interests

  • Process Systems Engineering
  • Risk Analysis
  • Integrated Biorefineries
  • Reliability
  • Industrial Ecology

Courses Handled

Major Recognitions

Professional Activities

Courses Handled

  • Separation Processes
  • Heat and Mass Transfer

Major Recognitions

  • Awardee – 3rd ASEAN Science Diplomats Assembly (2019)
  • Recipient – NRCP Research Grant for the Project “Development of a P-graph based model for designing Philippine agricultural waste-based integrated biorefinery”

Professional Activities

  • Member, National Research Council of the Philippines
  • Associate Member, Philippine–American Academy of Science & Engineering
  • Associate Member, Institution of Chemical Engineers
  • Member, Society for Risk Analysis

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

  • Benjamin, M.F.D., Ventura, J.S., Sangalang, K.P.H., Adorna, J.A., Belmonte, B.A., and Andiappan, V. (2021). Optimal synthesis of Philippine agricultural residue-based integrated biorefinery via the P-graph method under supply and demand constraints. Journal of Cleaner Production, 308, 127348.
  • Benjamin, M.F.D., Andiappan, V., and Tan, R.R., (2021). Assessing the Reliability of Integrated Bioenergy Systems to Capacity Disruptions via Monte Carlo Simulation. Process Integration and Optimization for Sustainability, 5, 695-705.
  • Benjamin, M.F.D., Aviso, K.B., Belmonte, B.A., and Tan, R.R. (2021). Optimal Operations of a Bioenergy Park Under Capacity Disruptions via the P-graph Method. Chemical Engineering Transactions, 89, 139-144.
  • How, B.S., Benjamin, M.F.D., and Lim, C.S. (2021). VIKOR – P-graph Method for Optimal Synthesis of Philippine Agricultural Waste-Based Sustainable Integrated Biorefinery. Chemical Engineering Transactions, 88, 55-60.

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