University officials and Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) representatives sign a memorandum of agreement on Sept. 12 for the P1-million peso ADI Professorial Chair Award donated to the UST Faculty of Engineering. (Photo from the UST website)

THE UST Faculty of Engineering has received a P1-million grant from multinational company Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) to boost research. 

The ADI Professorial Chair Award donation amounts to P1 million and will be granted over a five-year period at P200,000 a year.

It will be given to “deserving” research staff, said Prof. Angelo dela Cruz, Engineering dean.

The grant will also be used to hold professorial chair lectures, which recognizes a faculty member’s excellence and service to the University. 

Dela Cruz said the partnership between UST and ADI started in 2018. Since then, the company has been providing scholarships, equipment, and grants to the University.

At least eight scholarships have been given to students taking up Masters of Science in Electronics Engineering (MS-ECE) at the UST Graduate School. 

“This collaboration helped the MS-ECE Program sustain the student intake annually,” Dela Cruz told the Varsitarian

“Apart from this, ADI also donated industry-grade workstations for undergraduate and graduate students,” the engineering dean added. 

According to Asst. Prof. Edison Roxas, chair of the  Electronics Engineering department, the University had received high-end computing machines and immersion and training opportunities from ADI. 

The ADI had also financed the microelectronics track of the MS-ECE program, Roxas added. 

“[ADI] really provides everything we need,” he said. “The microelectronics track in the future, even now at present, is very in demand among graduates.”

UST and ADI signed a memorandum of agreement for the donation on Sept. 12 with the following officials present: Fr. Roberto Luanzon Jr., O.P., vice rector for finance and engineering regent; Fr. Maximo Gatela, director of the Office of Grants, Endowments, and Partnerships in Higher Education; Miles Ramirez, ADI country manager for the Philippines; and Cindy Cabezas, ADI human resource director. 

It was also attended by Faculty of Engineering officials, including Asst. Dean Cristina Tiangco, Faculty Secretary Ma. Luisa T. Asilo, Dean Dela Cruz, and Roxas. 

ADI is a United States-based multinational semiconductor company that specializes in designing and manufacturing integrated circuits. F.P.M.B. dela Cruz


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