TONGOL, Bernard John V.

TONGOL, Bernard John V.

Prof. Bernard John V. Tongol, Ph.D., was a recipient of the National Academy of Science and Technology Outstanding Young Scientists award in 2012 for his contributions in the field of electrochemical surface science, specifically on the electrochemical scanning tunnelling microscopy studies of electroactive polymers and oligomers of thiophenes on gold single crystal electrodes. He was also a recipient of research grants from the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) for the development of electrocatalysts for direct ethanol fuel cell, an alternative source of energy. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering degree, major in Applied Chemistry from Tohoku University, Japan in 2007 with a scholarship from the Japan government (Monbukagakusho). He obtained his B.S. Chemistry (cum laude) and M.S. Chemistry (magna cum laude) degrees from the University of Santo Tomas. Presently, he serves as the Director of the UST Research Center for the Natural and Applied Sciences.

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Academic Qualifications

Research Highlights

Research Interests

Academic Qualifications

Degrees

  • 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

Research Interests

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

Courses Handled

Major Recognitions

Professional Activities

Courses Handled

Graduate Level

  • Electroanalytical Chemistry
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Chemical Microscopy

Undergraduate Level

  • General Inorganic Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry

Major Recognitions

  • 2013 Country Winner, Green Award, Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce – ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology (MCCC-AAET)
  • 2012 Outstanding Young Scientist (Engineering – Applied Chemistry), National Academy of Science and Technology
  • Gawad San Alberto Magno Recipient – Outstanding Researcher in Science & Technology, 13th Dangal ng UST Awards

Professional Activities

  • Director, University of Santo Tomas Research Center for Natural and Applied Sciences
  • Member, International Society of Electrochemistry (Switzerland)
  • MemberMaterials 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)
  • ReviewerJournal 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

  • V.K.R. Matibag, H.G.D. Geronimo, J.L. Garcia, B.J.V. Tongol, “Platinum-Free Electrocatalyst for Oxygen Reduction Reaction Derived from the Direct Pyrolysis of Watermelon Peels,” International Journal of Integrated Engineering, 2019, 11 (7), 175-181.
  • M.K.L Mendoza, B.J.V. Tongol, S. Shanmugam, H. Kim, “Pulse Electrodeposited PtSn Electrocatalyst on a PEDOT/graphene-based Electrode for Ethanol Oxidation in an Acidic Medium,” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (Elsevier), 2018, 43(43), 19930-1993. (Q1; IF = 4.229)
  • H.G.D. Geronimo, M.K.L. Mendoza, B.J.V. Tongol, “Non-Precious Metal Fuel Cell Cathode Catalyst Based on Non-Pyrolyzed Polyaniline-Fe-Carbon Black and Polyaniline-Fe-Graphene,” Acta Manilana, 2018, 66, 1-8.
  • J.L. Tan, A.M. De Jesus, S.L. Chua, J. Sanetuntikul, S. Shanmugam, B.J.V. Tongol, H. Kim, “Preparation and Characterization of Palladium-Nickel on Graphene Oxide Support as Anode Catalyst for Alkaline Direct Ethanol Fuel Cell,” Applied Catalysis A: General, 531 (2017) 29-35. (Published by Elsevier; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apcata.2016.11.034)
  • P.I.A. Chang, J.L. Tan, B.J.V. Tongol, “Pulse Electrodeposited Tin/Palladium/Exfoliated Graphene Oxide (Sn/Pd/EGO) Catalyst for Direct Ethanol Fuel Cell Applications,” Acta Manilana 64 (2016), pp. 41-50.
  • J.R.K.A. Delos Santos, A.M. De Jesus, J.L. Tan, B.J.V. Tongol, “Synthesis and Characterization of Graphene-Supported Pd/Ni/Sn Electrocatalyst for Direct Ethanol Fuel Cell,” Acta Manilana, 63, 2015, pp. 1-9.
  • 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 Tongol2013 “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.

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