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Oxidation of Nitric Oxide on Pt and Pt-Based Materials for Exhaust Gas Purification Systems


Designing Poison-Resistant Catalysts for Methane Conversion (PART 2: Sulfation of Pd-based Materials)


Rational Design of Catalysts for Borohydride Oxidation: Insights from DFT-based Calculations


Designing Poison-Resistant Catalysts for Methane Conversion (PART 1: Carbon Formation on Ni)


In the News


Filipino scientist bags EU's Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND Fellowship 


Pinoy scientist na si Dr. Ryan Arevalo nakakuha ng prestihiyosong Marie Curie Fellowship mula sa European Commission 

Pilipino scientist popondohan ng Europe


EU awards prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) COFUND Fellowship to Filipino scientist 

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The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has announced that a Balik Scientist bagged the prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) COFUND Fellowship, the flagship funding programme of the European Union for doctoral education and post training of researchers. (Continue Reading)

Inanunsyo ng Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Balik Scientist program ang tagumpay ng Pinoy scientist na si Dr. Ryan Arevalo na makakuha ng research grant mula sa Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) COFUND Fellowship. Ito ang flagship funding program ng European Union para sa mga researchers na nasa doctoral at post-doctoral training. Ang MSCA COFUND Fellowship ay nasa ilalim ng pamamahala ng European Research Executive Agency (REA) para sa European Commission (EC). (Continue Reading)

Nasungkit ng isang balik-scientist and prestihiyosong Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) COFUND Fellowship, and flagship funding programme ng European Union para sa doctoral education at post training ng mga mananaliksik. (Continue Reading)

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has offered its congratulations to a Filipino Balik Scientist, whose work has been recognized by the European Union. Dr. Ryan L. Arevalo, who was part of the DOST-Balik Scientist Program, received the prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) COFUND Fellowship, a flagship funding program managed by the European Research Executive Agency (REA) on behalf of the European Commission (EC). (Continue Reading)


The oxidation of nitric oxide is an important elementary step in exhaust gas purification systems. In this video, I discuss the catalysis of this particular reaction on certain Pt-based alloys that were previously identified by our group to exhibit promising activities for oxygen reduction reaction. 

Catalyst poisoning is millior-dollar problem in the industry. In the reforming of methane to produce synthesis gas, one of the major poisoning problems is the coking of a Ni catalyst. In this video, I discuss our group's effort toward the design of coking-resistant Ni-based catalysts by tuning the decomposition of methane on the surface. 

As an oxidation catalyst for methane, PdO suffers tremendously from sulfur poisoning. Even at low concentrations of sulfur in the input gas, sulfates are formed, which deactivate the catalyst. In this lecture, I discuss the mechanism of sulfur-poisoning on a PdO catalyst and propose some possible ways to mitigate it.

The electrochemical oxidation of borohydride is at the heart of a direct borohydride fuel cell. In this video, I discuss how first principles calculations can be used to understand the reaction mechanism behind the electrochemical oxidation of borohydride and how it can be tuned by modifying the electronic properties of the catalyst. 

Computational Materials Science in the Philippines: Status, Challenges, and Recommendations

(Balik Scientist Program Exit Presentation)


As part of my exit presentation for the Balik Science Program, I discuss in this video the general research landscape of computational materials science in the Philippines. Focusing on the quantum and atomic scales, I identified the problem areas and challenges, which served as basis for policy recommendations. 


Hello, I am Ryan Arevalo, a 2019 DOST Balik Scientist with specialization in computational catalysis and materials science. I worked as an assistant professor at the Akashi National Institute of Technology in Japan and received the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship at the University of Limerick in Ireland, with a secondment at the University College London in the UK. I earned my Ph.D. in Quantum Engineering Design from Osaka University through the Monbukagakusho scholarship. 

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