David P Penaloza Jr
David P. Penaloza Jr. obtained his BS Chemistry from the Central Luzon State University (Philippines). He then pursued his PhD in Polymer Chemistry degree from the University of Connecticut (USA) through the Ford Foundation International Fellowship Program (Ford-IFP) which he finished in 2011. His doctoral research under the mentorship of Prof. Thomas AP Seery focused on the preparation and characterization of clay-based polymer nanocomposites prepared via surface-initiated polymerization. Then he moved to Kyushu University (Japan) to do a postdoc where he worked with Prof. Keiji Tanaka carrying out structure-property relation studies of self-assembled systems. A year after, he was promoted as a research assistant professor. In 2013, he was employed at Keimyung University (South Korea) as an assistant professor. Then in 2015, David went back to the Philippines and joined De La Salle University (DLSU) where he is currently a professor.