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Dr. Joel Joseph Marciano: UPAA Distinguished Alumnus for S&T

Dr. Marciano, 2017 UPAA Distinguished Alumnus Awardee for Science and Technology

Techblade has been following Diwata – 1 since its development, launch and deployment and is eagerly following the development of Diwata – 2. Those are the first Filipino micro-satellites and Diwata – 1 has proven its utility and the enhanced capabilities of Diwata – 2 will further push the benefits of the PH Micro-Satellite Program.

One of those with crucial contributions to the program is Dr. Joel Joseph S. Marciano, Jr. Dr. Marciano has been instrumental with his “Development of deployable antennas for the Diwata- 2 micro satellite’s amateur radio payload,” and  “Capacity building in space technology in the Philippines through the PHL-Microsat program,” that was submitted to the 31st International Symposium on Space Science and Technology (ISTS).

The University of the Philippines Alumni Association (UPAA) recently recognized Dr. Marciano with its 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Dr. Marciano is currently the Department of Science and Technology – ASTI Acting Director. His pursuit of researches in the field of Wireless Communications, Radio Frequency (RF) and Microwave Engineering has put him in the forefront of Philippine Advanced Sciences.

His co-authoring of various research papers on adaptive antennas and applications to wireless communications systems and even the development of microsatellite space technology dates all the way back to 1993 when he became part of the President’s Summer Youth Work Program (PSYWP) as a member of the Radio Frequency team.

The UPAA Distinguished Alumni Award is given to “alumni who have demonstrated extraordinary achievements and excellent contributions in their chosen fields that bring about substantial benefits to society and distinct honor to the University”.

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