ESPALDON, Bernice Mae Y.

ESPALDON, Bernice Mae Y.

Dr. Espaldon received her BS ECE with Latin Honors (Cum Laude) from the University of Santo Tomas in 2011 and her MS degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Systems (EEIS) from the University of Tokyo (UT), Japan in 2017. She received her PhD in Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS) and an honorary leading graduate school program certification on the World-leading Innovative Graduate Study – innovation for Future Society (WINGS-iFS) awarded by the Graduate Program of Mechanical Systems Innovation (GMSI), UT in 2020. She received the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Research Fellowship for Young Scientists in 2019. She held a JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellow position with the Department of Urban Engineering, UT as her host institution from April 2021 to March 2022. Dr. Espaldon has authored and co-authored research articles on high-efficiency III-V multijunction solar cells, solution-based quantum dot solar cells, and off-the-grid water disinfection, published in various international journals and presented in international conferences.

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Department of Electronics Engineering

byespaldon@ust.edu.ph

Academic Qualifications

Research Highlights

Research Interests

Academic Qualifications

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy – Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, The University of Tokyo – Tokyo, Japan
  • Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and Information Systems, The University of Tokyo – Tokyo, Japan
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines

Research Highlights

Research Interests

  • Concentrator photovoltaics
  • Multijunction solar cells
  • Perovskite quantum dots for optoelectronic applications
  • Light-based disinfection for off-the-grid communities

Courses Handled

Major Recognitions

Professional Activities

Courses Handled

  • ME2612(L): Electronics I Laboratory for Mechanical Engineering Students
  • ECE21124: Methods of Research
  • Old curriculum: Logic Circuit and Switching Theory (Lab), Industrial Electronics, Advanced Electronics, Engineering Economy II
  • Outside UST: Electromagnetics for ECE students

Major Recognitions

  • The University of Tokyo Edge Capital (UTEC) Young Researchers’ Challenge Support Program Recipient – 6th intake
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Research Fellowship for Young Scientists Recipient (Grant-in-aid 19J13877 – awarded project link here)
  • Philippine recipient of 2014 Ajinomoto Postgraduate Scholarship for ASEAN students

Professional Activities

  • Associate Member – National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP)

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

  • Bernice Mae F. Yu Jeco, Achilles E. Espaldon, Tomoyasu Sado, Kentaroh Watanabe, Kumiko Oguma, Yoshitaka Okada, “Design of concentrator multijunction solar modules for UV-LED disinfection of water in off-the-grid areas,” Proc. 47th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), pp. 574-578 (2020). doi 10.1109/PVSC45281.2020.9300378
  • Bernice Mae Yu Jeco-Espaldon, Haibin Wang, Achilles E. Espaldon, Takaya Kubo, Hiroshi Segawa, Nazmul Ahsan, Yoshitaka Okada, “Application of perovskite quantum dots in carrier redistribution in III-V multijunction solar cells with luminescent coupling effect,” J. Photonics Energy – Special Section Celebrating Women in Renewable Energy 10(4), p. 042005 (2020). doi 10.1117/1.JPE.10.042005
  • Bernice Mae F. Yu Jeco, Aris C. Larroder, Kumiko Oguma, “Technosocial feasibility analysis of solar-powered UV-LED water treatment system in a remote island of Guimaras, Philippines,” J. Photonics Energy – Special Section: Solar Energy Solutions for Electricity and Water Supply in Rural Areas 9(4), p. 043105 (2019). doi 10.1117/1.JPE.9.043105

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