Engr. Alfredo Dela Cruz BE’92
He studied at the IMD Business School after his bachelor’s degree at University of the Philippines. He has worked as Executive Vice President and Sales Director at Nestlé, and is currently the Business Executive Officer of Nestlé IndoChina Region.
Dr. Leonardo Liongson BE ‘67
A researcher with a passion, Dr. Leonardo Liongson BE ‘67. Dr Liongson was a retired professor who published several papers and was a past director of the National Hydraulic Research Center. His work got him the UPAA Lifetime Distinguished Achievement Award.
Dr. Dennis Quinto BE ‘58
An internationally renowned materials engineer, Dr. Dennis Quinto BE ‘58 is the recipient of the UPAA Distinguished Alumni Award for Science and Technology (Materials Science). Dr. Quinto is also the president and founder of Beta Nanocoating Philippines Inc.
Dr. Joel Joseph Marciano BE ‘93
He headed an all Filipino team of ten scientists and engineers in constructing DIWATA - 1, the first microsatellite created under the PHL MICROSAT program. DIWATA-1 was launched to space last March 23, 2016. He was also the director of the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute of UP Diliman from 2009 to 2015.
Engr. Apolonio P. Yson BE’63
He worked in the defense and aerospace industry for almost three decades, was awarded a patent for Shape Memory Alloy Linear Actuators (US Patent No. 7,464,548), and was awarded many numerous certificates of recognition for his outstanding contributions in solving mechanical problems affecting space shuttle launches.
Engr. Luis Maria Calingo BE’73
He acquired his doctorate degree at the Joseph M. Katz School of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh. He was a former president of Woodbury University and is currently the President of the Holy Angel University in Pampanga.
Engr. David M. Consunji BE’43
The son of a farmer, was first a physics teacher in a Bataan high school, then a concrete inspector, before he founded the construction company DMCI in 1954. The firm’s first projects were chicken coops worth Php 10,000, and has since diversified into power generation, real estate, and infrastructure. DMCI shaped its reputation by reminding itself: “You are only as good as your last project,” and “The best project is yet to come.” holder-holder-holder-holder-holder
Engr. Alfonso Aliga BE’63
He is the current Executive Director of the UP Engineering Research and Development Foundation, Inc.(UP ERDFI), a non-profit organization that provides support to develop the technological competencies of the UP College of Engineering Center through faculty development, research and development, laboratory facilities, Support staff, and undergraduate and graduate studies.
Prof. Rafael Nestor Mantaring BE’75
He is an authority in Original Design Manufacturing, covering automotive, wireless, industrial and consumer products. He set up and ran the first large-scale Integrated Circuit design house in the Philippines. He also developed and taught the first Microprocessor Systems course and Very-Large-Scale Integration (VLSI) design course in a Philippine University.
Engr. Filemon T. Berba Jr. BE’55
He lives up to the definition of a Betan, being the apotheosis of a scholar and of a leader. He served as the Most Exalted Brother of the Fraternity in 1958, finished his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 1959, and his masters degree in 1964 at Wharton Graduate School, University of Pennsylvania. As Engr. Berba said in his book, entitled Leadership for Extraordinary results, “A leader must have the ability to make people happy to do what needs to be done together.”
Dr. Jose B. Cruz Jr. BE’50
He is an exemplar in the field of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, being the first Summa Cum Laude graduate of the College of Engineering, and possessing his MS Degree and PhD in MIT Cambridge and University of Illinois respectively. He is a recipient of the Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award, and the IEEE James H. Mulligan Jr. Education Medal. Currently, he is a renowned control theorist and professor of Engineering in Ohio State University.
Prof. Miguel T. Escoto BE’72
He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from the University of the Philippines Diliman and his Master of Science degree from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts. His research and projects have led him to photovoltaic systems and renewable energy, two areas that are key to solving power problems in the Philippines. One such project is the DOST-funded Wind Generator Power System Program which aims to solve the problem of ever-increasing power rates and constant threats of power shortage.
The College of Engineering celebrated its 100th year in 2010.
In cooperation with the College, UPAE lined up several activities for the year including culminating in the
awarding of the 100 Outstanding Alumni Engineers, 24 of which are Betans.