Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute

University of the Philippines - Diliman

EEEI grad recognized as one of BPI-DOST Science Awardees 2016

Charleston Dale Ambatali, BS Electronics and Communications Engineering, class of 2016, was recognized as one of this year’s Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)- Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Awardees from University of the Philippines Diliman.

His research, “A comparative study on different waveform modulation schemes under the 5G system,” dealt with the comparison on three waveform modulation that are considered for implementation for the next generation mobile communications system. Through simulation and system modelling using MATLAB/Simulink™, the performance of each implementation is studied and compared with other implementations.

Ambatali noted that he was very honored to be chosen as one of the awardees from UP Diliman, and that he is grateful for the people who supported him in preparing for the competition, especially, to his “Wireless Communications Engineering Laboratory (WCEL) family.”

When asked for his future plans, he said that he is planning to “participate in projects in the UP Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute (UP EEEI) and, inspire and guide the next generation of Electrical and Electronics Engineers” by becoming an instructor someday. Ambatali is currently taking MS in Electrical Engineering in UP Diliman and is part of the DOST-funded Philippine Microsatellite Program as a Graduate Assistant.

For aspiring students who might also be eyeing for the BPI Science Awards next year, Ambatali advised “to never stop reading relevant articles to your research.”

“Once you have been awarded, don’t be complacent. Complacency is the enemy of success. You will lose everything you achieved when you start slacking off,” he added.

Ambatali is joined by Rafael dela Rosa (BS Physics) who researched on “Quantum entanglement and decoherence in spin boson model for quantum computers,” and national finalist, John Andrew Jovellana (BS Chemical Engineering) who studied “Photocatalytic Hydrogen production from seawater using Ag2O-TiO2 under Visible Light Irradiation.”

This year’s twenty-four (24) regional awardees received Php 10,000 with gold medals each and six national awardees received Php 25,000 with gold medals each. The awarding of the Best Project of the Year was held in The Mind Museum, Bonifacio Global City on April 05, 2016. Before the Presentation of Finalists held on 04 April 2016, UP Diliman awardees also had a research colloquium on 29 February 2016 to prepare them for the competition.

The BPI-DOST Science Awards is an annual recognition of outstanding young men and women from Ateneo de Davao University, Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, Siliman University, Saint Louis University, University of the Philippines (Diliman and Los Baños), University of San Carlos, University of Santo Tomas, and Xavier University who excelled in specialized fields of science namely mathematics, physics, engineering, chemistry, biology, and computer science. Science awards are given to top three senior students from the said universities. The students were nominated by their respective schools, selected on the basis of his/her academic performance, and recognized in view of “their potential contributions to industry and nation-building.”