SAMANIEGO, Marvin L.

SAMANIEGO, Marvin L.

Engr. Samaniego is a faculty member of the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Santo Tomas while pursuing his PhD in Environmental Engineering at the University of the Philippines Diliman as DOST Engineering Research and Development for Technology scholar. Prior to joining UST, he was a visiting postgraduate researcher at the University of Surrey in United Kingdom in 2018-2019 and was a faculty member of the Department of Engineering Science, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Laguna. He received both his MS Environmental Engineering and BS Materials Engineering as cum laude in UP Diliman, Quezon City in 2009 and 2013, respectively. His recent research is the removal of pharmaceutical compounds in wastewater. He is interested in the development and modification of materials for wastewater treatment and environmental protection.

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Academic Qualifications

Research Highlights

Research Interests

Academic Qualifications

Degrees

  • Master of Science in Environmental Engineering, University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines, 2013
  • Bachelor of Science in Materials Engineering (cum laude), University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines, 2009

Research Highlights

  • Removal of pharmaceutical compounds from wastewater
  • Removal of sulfur compounds from diesel fuel via adsorption
  • Deposition of metallization layers by pulse plating technique

Research Interests

  • Materials development and modification for wastewater treatment applications
  • Adsorption and photocatalytic processes

Courses Handled

Major Recognitions

Professional Activities

Courses Handled

  • Chemistry Application in Engineering
  • Physics for Engineers A
  • Engineering Physics Laboratory
  • Organic Chemistry Laboratory
  • Advanced Engineering Mathematics for ChE
  • Advanced Engineering Mathematics for ME
  • Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Environmental Science and Engineering
  • Industrial Waste Management and Control

Major Recognitions

  • Recipient, Engineering Research and Development for Technology (ERDT) Scholarship Grant by Department of Science and Technology (DOST) (2011-2013 & 2016-2019)

Professional Activities

  • Secretary, UST Engineering Faculty Organization (EFO) (2021-2023)
  • Regular Member – Society of Environmental Engineers of the Philippines, Inc. (SEEP) (2021-present)

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

  • Samaniego M, De Luna MD, Ong D, Wan MW, Lu MC (2019). Isotherm and thermodynamic studies on the removal of sulfur from diesel fuel by mixing-assisted oxidative-adsorptive desulfurization technology. Energy & Fuels 33, 1098-1105. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.energyfuels.8b04242
  • De Luna MD, Samaniego M, Ong D, Wan MW, Lu MC (2018). Kinetics of sulfur removal in high shear mixingassisted oxidative-adsorptive desulfurization of diesel. Journal of Cleaner Production, 178, 468-475. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.01.049

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