Bernard John V. Tongol
Field of award: Applied Chemistry
Year awarded: 2012
Division: Engineering Sciences
In recognition of his outstanding 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 electrode. He continues his pioneering study on the development of single crystal electrodes as substrates for nanomaterials which could be metallic nanoparticles with electrocatalytic properties dispersed on poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) and carbon-based materials including graphene which are very relevant to fuel cell applications. His researches have been published in high-impact international journals. Moreover, he has selflessly shared his expertise through his excellent mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students whose theses have merited awards.
Current Position: Associate Professor
Office Address: Department of Chemistry, College of Science and Research Center for the Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Santo Tomas, Espana, Manila 1015 Philippines
Education: PhD (Engineering), Tohoku University, Japan 2007; MS (Chemistry), University of Santo Tomas, 2001; BS (Chemistry), University of Santo Tomas, 1998