Education

  • Ph.D. in Bioengineering, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, Advanced Robotics Technologies and Systems Lab. Dissertation Title: Skin Materials Selection for Prosthetic and Humanoid Robotic Fingertips (Grade=100/100). Thesis Committee: Prof. Maria Chiara Carrozza (Principal Adviser), Prof. Paolo Dario, Prof. Arianna Menciassi and Prof. Benoni B. Edin. Mar. 2003-May 2007.

 

  • Visiting student on Ph.D. Co-Tutors Fellowship Grant, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France, Laboratoire Mécanique et Technologie, Mechanics and Materials Sector, Research project title: Materials evaluation artificial skins for a robotic/prosthetic hand. Supervisors: Prof. Ahmed Benallal (Head of Department), Dr. Stéphane Pattofatto, Nov 2004-Nov 2005.

 

  • Master of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering with High Distinction (Grade Point Average=3.95/4.0), De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines. Jan 1999-May 2002.

 

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering and Management, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines, Gold medal for outstanding thesis, June 1993-Dec 1998. 

     

Continuing Education

  • Agile Project Management and Scrum, KnowledgeHut Solutions, 25-26 Jan 2017.

  • Fundraising: How to Connect with Donors, Philanthropy University, Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley, 14 Feb-12 April 2016. 

  • From Ideas to Action: Bringing Ideas to Life through Ideation and Prototyping, IDEO, 13 April-18 May 2016.

  • Leading for Creativity, IDEO, 18 May-15 June 2016.

  • Storytelling for Influence, IDEO, 2 Mar-6 April 2016.

Automated Mango Classifier (1998)

Automated Mango Classifier (1998)

My group mates and I built the first ever automated mango classifier for our university thesis.

Graduate with High Distinction, 2002

Graduate with High Distinction, 2002

With a GPA of 3.95 out of 4.0, I might have obtained one of the highest GPAs in the university for my Master's degree. Bro. Armin Luistro became the Secretary of Education in 2010.

Home of the Biorobotics Institute

Home of the Biorobotics Institute

I received a scholarship grant for a doctoral studies in the area of Biomedical Robotics at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy (2003-2007).

HRI Summer School (2004)

HRI Summer School (2004)

Selected as one of the international participants for the Human-Robot Interaction Summer School at Volterra, Italy.

Microsystems Summer School (2004)

Microsystems Summer School (2004)

Attended the summer school at University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

Experiments at ENS Cachan (2005)

Experiments at ENS Cachan (2005)

My indentation and imaging experiments on artificial fingertip skins at École normale supérieure de Cachan, France.

Early work on lifelike skins (2006)

Early work on lifelike skins (2006)

My early explorations on lifelike skins for robotics and prosthetics.

Renaissance Engineers (2007)

Renaissance Engineers (2007)

The lab members and professors. Many among the students/researchers are now assuming leadership roles in various scientific communities.

Grilling Time - my PhD defense

Grilling Time - my PhD defense

(L-R) Professors Paolo Dario, Maria Chiara Carrozza and Benoni Edin.

Finally!

Finally!

I successfully defended my doctoral thesis in 2007. Prof Maria Chiara Carrozza, my PhD supervisor, was appointed as Minister of Education of Italy in 2013.