In 2015, we awarded ten grants for PhD Scholarships, Researcher Links and Institutional Links. Meet our awardees here.

Newton Fund Institutional Links

Grantee Home institution UK partner Research topic
Miguela Mena, PhD University of the Philippines Diliman University of Strathclyde Low skills work in a smart city: Supporting capacity development for research into tourism employment in Glasgow and Manila
Marilou Nicolas, PhD University of the Philippines Manila University of Manchester COnserving Philippine bIOdiversity by UnderStanding big data (COPIOUS): Integration and analysis of heterogeneous information on Philippine biodiversity
Evelyn Taboada, PhD University of San Carlos Coventry University PULP-SEED (Philippines UK coLlaborative Partnership-System for Environmental and Efficient Drying)’ to utilise wireless sensor networks (WSN) in the improvement of an existing mango waste processing facility
Bienvenido Biona, PhD De La Salle University – Manila Oxford University Sustainable Cities and Resilient Transport

Newton Fund Researcher Links Travel

PhD scholar Home institution Host institution / UK university Research topic
Richard Hartmann, PhD De La Salle University – Manila University of Exeter Utilizing carbon nanomaterials as the building blocks of terahertz detectors and emitters
Joel Ilao, PhD De La Salle University – Manila University of Nottingham A Vision-Based Vehicle Counter for Emissions Inventory and Traffic Monitoring (VIVEC-ET)
Charlie Sy, PhD De La Salle University – Manila University of Derby A Target-Oriented Robust Optimization (TORO) Approach to Sustainable Network Planning Systems

Newton Fund Researcher Links Workshop

Grant awardee Home institution UK partner Research topic
Manuel Dayrit MD, MSc Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health London School of Hygiene Tropical Medicine Are Current Research Efforts on Universal Health Care (UHC) in the Philippines Showing Evidence for Achieving the Goal? A Multidisciplinary Workshop for Early-Career Researchers
Luis Razon, PhD De La Salle University – Manila University of Nottingham Process Systems Engineering Approaches for the Provision of Supplies and Utilities for Sustainable Cities
Evelyn Taboada, PhD University of San Carlos University of Southampton Towards a Sustainable Energy Ecosystem for Urban, Rural, & Island Microgrids of the Philippines: A Workshop on Distributed Renewable Energy Generation & Integration, and Complementary Technologies