The UPLB Land Grant Management Office and Technology Transfer and Business Development Office have new manager and director, respectively.
Prof. Pastor L. Malabrigo, Jr., LGMO manager
Prof. Pastor L. Malabrigo Jr., faculty member at the Department of Forest Biological Sciences of the College of Forestry and Natural Resources (DFBS-CFNR) has recently been appointed manager of the Land Grant Management Office effective Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2021.
He earned his Master’s in Forestry with specialization in plant taxonomy from UPLB in 2001 and is currently working on completing a PhD by Research in UPLB. His fields of specialization are plant taxonomy, marine botany, biodiversity conservation, and forest restoration.
Prof. Malabrigo served as chair of the DFBS from Nov. 2017 to Nov. 2020 and is currently a curator for trees at the Museum of Natural History.
Prof. Malabrigo was a recipient of the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youth (JENESYS) Scholarship Grant for the Global Environment Leaders Program at Nagoya University, Japan in 2011. He was given the CFNR Alumni Association’s Most Outstanding Alumnus Special Achievement Award in 2020.
Dr. Romel M. Carlos, TTBDO director
Dr. Romel M. Carlos is the new director of the UPLB Technology Transfer and Business Development Office (TTBDO) effective Jan. 16 to Dec. 31, 2021. Dr. Carlos earned his PhD in Management of Technology from the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand.
He finished two master’s degrees, namely, Master in Business Administration (Exchange Student) at the Helsinki School of Economics & Business Administration in December 1996 and Master in Business Administration (Management of Technology) at the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand in April 1997. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from UPLB in 1991.
Dr. Carlos has more than 20 years of experience in renewable energy and energy efficiency project development, finance, and implementation. His expertise is in energy project financial modelling and financial and risk analysis. He has extensive experience and network in sustainability and climate finance and program design and management. He teaches at the Department of Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship of the College of Economics and Management.