Partnerships provide opportunities and create stronger bonds that build breakthroughs in science.

Such is the case of the Research Visit of two faculty members from the National Institute of Physics of the University of the Philippines Diliman on October 17, 2023.

The visit also featured a lecture on photonics held at the University Auditorium and attended by students of the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Communication and Information Technology, Engineering, and Teacher Education.

The guests, introduced by Dean Remedios Navarro, Dr. Nathaniel P. Hermosa II and Dr. Dina Grace Banguilan. Hermosa is the program coordinator of the Photonics Research Laboratory, and Banguilan is an alumna of UNP’s BS Physics program.

“Fostering collaboration ensures a brighter future and unlock new horizons,” stressed Dr. Erwin F. Cadorna, UNP President. He also mentioned that UP always open its doors to share expertise to all SUCs.

Following the president’s message, Cadorna and the two UP professors, representing NIP UPD signed a Memorandum of Understanding.

Dr. Hermosa also shared an overview about the National Institute of Physics and encouraged the students to join their team, with the opportunity to pursue graduate studies at UP.

He recalled the the Fab Five Students from UNP, namely: Nathalie Liezel Rojas, Dean Pablico, Jerome Mecca, Jayson Cabanilla, and Dr. Dina Grace Banguilan, all from UNP’s BS Physics program, who had their on-the-job training at NIP in 2015.

Dr. Banguilan’s lecture was titled “Optical Vortices: Generation & Detection.” This was followed by an open forum. She also encouraged the UNP students to pursue their graduate studies at UP.

Dr. Nathaniel P. Hermosa II encourages students to pursue their graduate studies in UP.