Mr. Reilly Bautista, an instructor at the Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences, was recognized as having the best poster presentation at the 23rd National Physics Conference of Samahang Pisika ng Visayas at Mindanao (SPVM). His work titled “First-principles calculation of carbon dioxide adsorption on nickel-decorated graphene” was created for the competition's Biophysics/Complex system/High Energy Physics/Computational Physics category. He is co-author of “Effect of Cu-doping at the Mo-site on electronic properties of monolayer MoS2: A density functional theory study,” which is a paper that was presented orally for the same category.
The said conference with the theme “Convirtualisation” was conducted virtually last October 16, 23, and 30, 2021, through the Zoom teleconferencing platform. During the said event, there were three categories for both oral and poster presentations. The first category covers Material Science, Condensed matter, and Nanotechnology, which was the focus during Day 1 of the event. Day 2 focused on the second category, which included materials on Biophysics, Complex systems, High energy physics, Medical physics, and Computational Physics. Day 3 of the conference focused on Physics Education/ Demonstration/ Fundamental and Physics.
The keynote speaker for the event was Dr. Fortunato Dela Peña, the current secretary of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). The said SPVM National Physics conference was attended by Filipino plenary speakers along with other respected researchers from around the globe. The three-day National Physics Conference was hosted by Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology, Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology, Caraga State University Philippines, and Cagayan State University.