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Yu, Derrick Ethelbhert

Professor, Chemistry Department, College of Science, De La Salle University

I am a professor of chemistry at De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines. My formal training is in materials chemistry. I obtained my doctorate (D.Sc.) in chemistry (with specialization in materials/solid-state chemistry) from Hokkaido University, Japan. My research involves the molecular design and engineering of functional and sustainable materials. In particular, organic-based electrical conductors to create multifunctionalities such as giant negative magnetoresistance for use as information technology materials; organic-based photocatalytic materials for degrading volatile organic compounds (VOCs); and waste products-derived (coal fly ash and rice hull ash) materials for treating organic water pollutants.

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