Oct 23

Best Borrowers for 2nd Semester 2018-2019

EnggLib facilitated the awarding of the Best Borrowers for 2nd semester 2018-2019 last September 27, 2019 at the Conference Room of Engineering Library II. The award is given to students and faculty members who have maximized the responsible use of materials and have returned the most number of loaned books on time within the semester.

Grand Winner

Ms. Kazel Anne R. Duran, from the Environmental Engineering Program

1st Runner Up

Ms. Bianca Rose D. Braza, from Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute

2nd Runner Up

Mr. Martin Benedict P. Carino, from Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute

 All of the winners received a certificate, I Love My Library merchandise (shirt and pin for the Grand Winner, pin for the runners-up), and a set of prizes.

Apr 11


Solving problems that matter (and getting paid for it) : STEM careers in social innovation and global sustainable development

Donated by: Dr. Rizalinda L. de Leon

Editor Khanjan Mehta
Place of Publication State College, PA
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Khanjan Mehta

Do you want to harness the power of science, technology, and innovation to change the world? Do you want to channel your passion and education to pursue a life-long career improving the human condition?

Regardless of where you are in your career today, what should be your next step?
Sign up for Peace Corps? Pursue graduate school? Take on a corporate job?
Join a nonprofit? Launch your own social enterprise?
Should you focus on energy, health or food security?
Should you stay in New York or move to Nairobi?
The number of choices is daunting!

Solving Problems That Matter (and Getting Paid for It) stitches together a mosaic of perspectives, experiences, and actionable insights to illuminate the smorgasbord of career pathways in social innovation and global sustainable development.

54 expert briefs penned by leaders from USAID, Peace Corps, MIT, Engineers Without Borders, FHI 360, and other organizations offer practical insights into a myriad of topics such as:

  • How do different kinds of organizations work?
  • How do you find your first impact-focused job?
  • What are the pros and cons of PhD, MBA, MPH and MPA degrees?
  • How do salaries and benefits work when placed in a developing country?

100 STEM innovators from the World Bank, UNICEF, Gates Foundation, Google, and dozens of social ventures, government agencies, nonprofits, academia, and corporations share their career profiles with you. Turn to any page to read an enlightening and inspiring inside story of a social innovator’s role and responsibilities, career trajectory, and lessons learned along the way.

Read Solving Problems That Matter (and Getting Paid for It) to let 165 of today’s most inspiring game-changers help you find your passion, make informed career decisions, and propel you into the exciting world of social innovation and global sustainable development.

Handbook of plant-based biofuels

Editor Ashok Pandey
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication [2009]
Publisher CRC Press

Explores Worldwide Trends Involving the Production and Use of Biofuels

With the depletion of oil resources as well as the negative environmental impact of fossil fuels, there is much interest in alternative energy sources. Focusing on some of the most important alternate energy sources for the foreseeable future, the Handbook of Plant-Based Biofuels provides state-of-the-art information on the status of the production of biofuels, in particular, bioethanol and biodiesel.

Introduction to Biofuels

After profiling plant-based biofuels, the book gives an overview of the production of biofuels from biomass materials by thermochemical and biochemical methods. It examines the thermochemical conversion of biomass to liquids and gaseous fuels.

Production of Bioethanol

The handbook then analyzes current biomass-to-ethanol programs, followed by a discussion on ethanol fermentation from molasses and process practices applied for the improvement of ethanol production by ethanologenic microorganisms. It also explains the hydrolysis and fermentation of ethanol from starchy and lignocellulosic biomasses.

Production of Biodiesel

In the final chapters, the contributors discuss current perspectives and the future of biodiesel production. They explore biodiesel production substrates, the lipase-catalyzed preparation of biodiesel, and biodiesel production with supercritical fluid technologies.

Professional Java Server Programming, J2EE ed.

Donated by: Jenny Lim

Authors Subrahmanyam Allamaraju … [et al.]
Place of Publication Birmingham, [England]
Date of Publication c2000
Publisher Wrox Press

Rather than a simple update of the existing Professional Java Server Programming book, the J2EE edition represents an evolution of the content to reflect the changing state of server-side Java development. Whereas the first edition can be seen as an introduction to Java on the server, the new edition is a more tightly integrated vision of how to combine the Java technologies to develop n-tier applications in Java based primarily around J2EE. Since the release of the first edition in the fall of ’99, probably the single most significant change in the Java server-side landscape has been the release of the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE). Although we covered many of the elements of J2EE in the first edition of the book, many things have changed.

J2EE represents a serious attempt by Sun to make Java not just a viable language, but more importantly a viable platform for enterprise development. This book is about how to use Java for enterprise development, using the J2EE runtime architecture.

Wide range of technologies including: J2EE, RMI, JDBC, JNDI, LDAP, XML, XSLT, Servlets, JSP, EJB, JMS, JavaMail, CORBA, Performance, Scalability, Unit Testing, and Debugging

Benefits and limits of the typical real-world vendor implementations of the J2EE specification

The resulting practical aspects of real-word design using the J2EE technologies

Introduction to fluid mechanics

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Authors Y. Nakayama UK editor, R.F. Boucher
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication c1999
Publisher Arnold

Fluid mechanics is often seen as the most difficult core subject encountered by engineering students. The problem stems from the necessity to visualise complex flow patterns and fluid behaviour modelled by high level mathematics. This text overcomes this difficulty by introducing the concepts through everyday examples, before moving on to the more involved mathematics. The various theories of flow have been correlated with real phenomena and, combined with numerous figures and photographs, help the reader place the subject in context. Examples from a broad range of engineering disciplines are included making this textbook suitable for all engineers studying fluid systems as part of their degree.

Introduction to Fluid Mechanics is translated from the best-selling Japanese book by Professor Yasuki Nakayama, and adapted for the international market by Professor Robert Boucher.

  • Introduces the concepts through everyday examples before moving on to the more invoved mathematics
  • Various theories of flow are applied to real phenomena and illustrated with numerous figures and photographs
  • Includes examples from a bread range of engineering disciplines

Finite element computational fluid mechanics

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author A. J. Baker
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [1985]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Book Company

The finite-element method was originally developed by engineers in the 1950s to analyze large structural systems for aircraft. Aimed at advanced level undergraduates of engineering and fluid mechanics and researchers, engineers and scientists in fluid mechanics, mechanical and chemical engineering, this text derives, develops and applies finite-element solution methodology directly to the differential equation systems governing distinct and practical problem classes in fluid mechanics. It is principally a text on fluid mechanics and the theory of its computational simulation, for those with a basic interest in fluid mechanics.

Groundwater hydraulics

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Editors Joseph S. Rosenshein and Gordon D. Bennett
Place of Publication Washington, D.C.
Date of Publication 1984
Publisher American Geophysical Union

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Water Resources Monograph Series, Volume 9.

John Ferris’s research has covered a broad range of hydrologic problems in groundwater, including pollution, storage, recharge, and pumping of groundwater; drainage design; hydraulics of aquifer systems; saltwater encroachment; and application of geophysics to groundwater development. These contributions have been made as a researcher and teacher of national and international renown during a career that has lasted more than four decades. During these four decades, the methodologies for application of hydraulics to solving groundwater problems have continued to evolve and improve. The development of aquifer test techniques and analytical solutions been coemonplace in the 1950′s, 1960′s, and early 1970′s have increasingly been supplemented by the use of numerical methods and automated parameter estimation techniques.

Estuaries : a physical introduction

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author K. R. Dyer
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [1973]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

Estuaries is a comprehensive introductory text emphasizing the physical processes involved in the mixing of sea and river water and the transport of fine sediments within the complex estuarine topographic context. The theoretical and mathematical formulation of these processes are treated at a fairly elementary level, and are used to develop a foundation for more extensive study. The second edition retains the classical approaches to the tidally averaged circulation and mixing conditions but broadens them to consider recent advances in the understanding of processes occurring within the tide. The scope has also been widened to include more detail on the morphology of estuaries and their development, the fluxes of suspended fine sediments, and the generation and maintenance of turbidity maximum. The book provides an excellent introduction for research students in oceanography, environmental science, geography, geology, and water and coastal engineering. It will also be useful as a reference book for those working in water quality, morphological modelling and estuarine environmental management.

Roughness characteristics of natural channels

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author Harry H. Barnes, Jr.
Place of Publication Washington
Date of Publication 1967
Publisher U.S. Government Printing Office

Color photographs and descriptive data are presented for 50 stream channels for which roughness coefficients have been determined. All hydraulic computations involvingflow in open channels require an evaluation of the roughness characteristics of the channel.In the absence of a satisfactory quantitative procedure this evaluation remains chiefly an art. The ability to evaluate roughness coefficients must be developed through experience.

Principles of fluid mechanics

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Authors Wen-hsiung Li, Sau-hai Lam
Place of Publication Reading, Massachusetts
Date of Publication [1964]
Publisher Addison-Wesley Pub. Co.

The study of fluid mechanics is basic to many branches of engineering.  The purpose of this book is to present the fundamental  principles of fluid mechanics and their application in a variety of engineering problems.  The book is intended for use as a first course in this subject, probably in the junior year.  The student is expected to have had about two years of college mathematics, including such topics as partial differentiation, multiple integrals, and Taylor’s series.

The book covers a  wide range of topics spanning the interest of aeronautical, chemical, civil, and mechanical engineers.  Each chapter is written in a reasonably self-contained manner, so as to allow the instructor flexibility in organizing his course to suit the needs of his class.  The materials in this book can be able to adequately handle graduate-level courses in fluid mechanics and other related subjects.

Mar 6

The University of the Philippines Diliman College of Engineering Library acknowledges individuals who contribute to the development of its collections, services, and facilities through gifts and donations. The Library is grateful to the following individuals who have recognized the Library as a repository of materials which could be of further use by the students and researchers of the Library. The donated resources would serve as support to the education and research growth of the College of Engineering.

BRIAN TAN (Donated 379 volumes of books)

FERDINAND DEL ROSARIO (Donated 200 volumes of books)

VICTORIA VILLA YEO (Donated 19 volumes of books)

JOHNSON APACIBLE (Donated 155 volumes of books)

LEA AUNJELLA VICTORINO (Donated 5 volumes of books)

PILAR LIONGSON (Donated 118 volumes of books)

DR. AURA C. MATIAS (Donated 801 volumes of books)


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Feb 27


Computer science and technology : proceedings of the International Conference (CST2016), Shenzhen, China, 8-10 January 2016

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona, (CoE 197, ECE 197, EE 197)

Editor Ning Cai
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd

This proceedings consists of selected papers presented at the International Conference on Computer Science and Technology (CST2016), which was successfully held in Shenzhen, China during January 8-10, 2016.

CST2016 covered a wide range of fundamental studies, technical innovations and industrial applications in 7 areas, namely Computer Systems, Computer Network, Security, Databases and Information Systems, Artificial Intelligence and Multimedia, Theory and Software Engineering and Computer Applications.

CST 2016 aims to provide a forum for researchers, engineers, and students in the area of computer science and technology. It features unique mixed various topics in computer science and technology including big data, system architecture, hardware and applications. CST 2016 attracted more than 300 submissions. Among them, only 142 papers were accepted in to the conference after a stringent peer review process.

Readership: Researchers and academic.

Multi-objective design of antennas using surrogate models

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona, (EE 273)

Authors Slawomir Koziel, Adrian Bekasiewicz
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Europe Ltd.

This book addresses computationally-efficient multi-objective optimization of antenna structures using variable-fidelity electromagnetic simulations, surrogate modeling techniques, and design space reduction methods. Based on contemporary research, it formulates multi-objective design tasks, highlights related challenges in the context of antenna design, and discusses solution approaches. Specific focus is on providing methodologies for handling computationally expensive simulation models of antenna structures in the sense of their multi-objective optimization. Also given is a summary of recent developments in antenna design optimization using variable-fidelity simulation models. Numerous examples of real-world antenna design problems are provided along with discussions and recommendations for the readers interested in applying the considered methods in their design work.

Written with researchers and students in mind, topics covered can also be applied across a broad spectrum of aeronautical, mechanical, electrical, biomedical and civil engineering. It is of particular interest to those dealing with optimization, computationally expensive design tasks and simulation-driven design.

Readership: Researchers and students of aeronautical, mechanical, electrical, biomedical and civil engineering; those dealing with optimization, computationally expensive design tasks and simulation-driven design.

Mathematical methods for the natural and engineering sciences, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino, (ES)

Author Ronald E. Mickens
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.

This second edition provides a broad range of methods and concepts required for the analysis and solution of equations which arise in the modeling of phenomena in the natural, engineering, and applied mathematical sciences. It may be used productively by both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as others who wish to learn, understand, and apply these techniques. Detailed discussions are also given for several topics that are not usually included in standard textbooks at this level of presentation: qualitative methods for differential equations, dimensionalization and scaling, elements of asymptotics, difference equations and several perturbation procedures. Further, this second edition includes several new topics covering functional equations, the Lambert-W function, nonstandard sets of periodic functions, and the method of dominant balance. Each chapter contains a large number of worked examples and provides references to the appropriate books and literature.

Multi-objective optimization : techniques and applications in chemical engineering, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Charlimagne Montealegre, (ChE 197)

Editor Gade Pandu Rangaiah
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd

Optimization is now essential in the design, planning and operation of chemical and related processes. Although process optimization for multiple objectives was studied in the 1970s and 1980s, it has attracted active research in the last 15 years, spurred by the new and effective techniques for multi-objective optimization (MOO). To capture this renewed interest, this monograph presents recent research in MOO techniques and applications in chemical engineering.Following a brief introduction and review of MOO applications in chemical engineering since 2000, the book presents selected MOO techniques and many chemical engineering applications in detail. In this second edition, several chapters in the first edition have been updated, one chapter is completely revised and three new chapters have been added. One of the new chapters describes three MS Excel programs useful for MOO of application problems. All the chapters will be of interest to researchers in MOO and/or chemical engineering. Several exercises are included at the end of many chapters, for use by both practicing engineers and students.

Mechatronics and automation engineering : proceedings of the International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation Engineering (ICMAE2016), Xiamen, China, 22-24 April 2016

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa, (CoE/ECE/EE 197, CoE/ECE/EE 198, EEE 298)

Editor Jianhua Zhang
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd.

TThe 2016 International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation Engineering (ICMAE2016) have been successfully held in Xiamen, China, on April 22nd – 24th.

The conference received well over more than 200 submissions, however, only 64 articles were selected and recommended to be included in this proceedings, which organized into 4 main areas, namely, Industrial Automation and Control System, Intelligent Mechatronics and Robotics, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

The conference provides the opportunity to showcase state of art research and development in Mechatronics and Automation Engineering from researchers and developers from around the world under one roof to compare notes and establish collaborative relationships.

Readership: Researchers, academics, professionals and graduate students in social science.

Dec 1

National Geographic

Place of Publication Washington, D.C.
Date of Publication Vol. 232, no. 5 : November 2017
Publisher National Geographic Society



Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.190, no.19 : November 6, 2017
Publisher Time Inc.



Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.190, no.20 : November 13, 2017
Publisher Time Inc.



Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.190, no.21 : November 20, 2017
Publisher Time Inc.



Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.190, no.22-23 : November 27/ December 4, 2017
Publisher Time Inc.


MSDN Magazine

Place of Publication Chatsworth, CA
Date of Publication Vol. 32, no. 5 :May 2017
Publisher Microsoft


Reader’s Digest

Place of Publication Shaukiwan, Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 111, no. 656 : October 2017
Publisher Reader’s Digest Association Far East


Gadgets Magazine

Place of Publication 1104 Quezon City, Philippines
Date of Publication Vol. 18 No. 1 :August 2017
Publisher Great Mind Media, Inc.



Gadgets Magazine

Place of Publication 1104 Quezon City, Philippines
Date of Publication Vol. 18 No. 3 :October 2017
Publisher Great Mind Media, Inc.


Gadgets Magazine

Place of Publication 1104 Quezon City, Philippines
Date of Publication Vol. 18 No. 4 :November 2017
Publisher Great Mind Media, Inc.





Sep 7


Basic water treatment, 5th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo

Authors Chris Binnie, Martin Kimber
Place of Publication Westminster, London
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher ICE Publishing

This accessible introduction and practical guide to water treatment focuses on the issues of most interest to practising engineers, summarising the key issues and criteria in short and accessible sections, with additional theory to explain and support the treatment processes considered. Basic Water Treatment is an essential resource for water engineers at all levels – a textbook for students, a handbook for young engineers or chemists, and an indispensable guide full of practical information for the established practitioner. Fully revised and extensively updated by two of the world’s leading experts in the field, taking into account current UK, EU, and USA water-quality standards and treatment technologies. This fifth edition of a best-selling text provides comprehensive contemporary practical guidance and remains the definitive reference for all those involved in water-treatment systems.

In situ tests in geotechnical engineering

Recommended by: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo

Author Jacques Monnet
Place of Publication London, UK
Date of Publication 2015
Publisher ISTE Ltd

This book deals with in-situ tests that are performed in geotechnics to identify and characterize the soil. These measurements are then used to size the Civil Engineering works
This book is intended for engineers, students and geotechnical researchers. It provides useful information for use and optimal use of in-situ tests to achieve a better book adaptation of civil engineering on the ground.

International Conference on Installation Effects in Geotechnical Engineering

Recommended by: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo

Editors Michael A. Hicks [and three others]
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher CRC Press

Installation effects in geotechnical engineering contains the proceedings of the International Conference on Installation Effects in Geotechnical Engineering (Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 24-27 March 2013), the closing conference of GEO-INSTALL (FP7/2007-2013, PIAG-GA-2009-230638), an Industry-Academia Pathways and Partnerships project funded by the European Community from the 7th Framework Programme.

Infrastructure construction involves the installation of structural elements, such as piles and various ground improvement techniques for soils and rocks. The installation process itself can be quasi-static (for example jacked piles) or dynamic (vibratory methods, such as stone columns and driven piles), and generally involves very large deformations and changes in pore pressure. The fact that natural soils are complex geomaterials, exhibiting structure and rate-dependent behaviour, makes analysis of such problems yet more challenging. In particular, the influence of installation on key design parameters, such as mobilised strength at the soilstructure interface and soil stiffness, is difficult to quantify and, as yet, impossible to model. Numerical analyses using the standard Finite Element Method (FEM) are unable to produce accurate descriptions of large deformation problems due to excessive mesh distortions and novel techniques need to be developed.

Installation effects in geotechnical engineering presents the latest developments in monitoring, analysing and managing installation effects in geotechnical engineering, and covers aspects ranging from large deformation modelling to real field applications. Topics include: computational methods, constitutive modelling, installation effects, offshore constructions and foundations, soil improvement, and soil-structure interaction. The book is aimed at academics, researchers and practitioners in geotechnical engineering and geomechanics, and at practicing civil engineers.

Environmental geotechnics, 2nd Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo

Author Robert W. Sarsby
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher ICE Publishing

Environmental Geotechnics, 2nd edition provides engineers with an overview of the key aspects of the environmental interface with the construction industry and discusses a variety of geotechnical topics including some basic theoretical background knowledge, investigation methods and common geotechnical problems. This new edition is fully revised and updated with all standards and regulations. It includes new coverage of geothermal energy and material on the use of natural/renewable materials in construction, e.g. timber, geosynthetics, vegetable fibres.

Erosion in geomechanics applied to dams and levees

Recommended by: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo

Editor Stéphane Bonelli
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher ISTE Ltd

Erosion is the most common cause of failures at earth-dams, dikes and levees, whether through overtopping and overflowing, or internal erosion and piping. This book is dedicated to the phenomenon of internal erosion and piping. It is not intended to be exhaustive on the subject, but brings together some of the latest international research and advances. Emphasis is placed on physical processes, how they can be studied in the laboratory, and how test results can be applied to levees and dams. The results from several research projects in Australia, France, the Netherlands and the United States are covered by the authors. Our aim has been to share our most recent findings with students, researchers and practitioners. Understanding the failure of an earth-dam or a levee by erosion in a unified framework, whether internal erosion or surface erosion, requires continuous research in this field. We hope that the reader will gain knowledge from this book that leads to further progress in the challenging field of the safety of levees and dams.


1. State of The Art on the Likelihood of Internal Erosion of Dams and Levees by Means of Testing, Robin Fell and Jean-Jacques Fry.
2. Contact Erosion, Pierre Philippe, Rémi Beguin and Yves-Henri Faure.
3. Backward Erosion Piping, Vera Van Beek, Adam Bezuijen and Hans Sellmeijer.
4. Concentrated Leak Erosion, Stéphane Bonelli, Robin Fell and Nadia Benahmed.
5. Relationship between the Erosion Properties of Soils and Other Parameters, Robin Fell, Gregory Hanson, Gontran Herrier, Didier Marot and Tony Wahl.

Principles of soil dynamics, 3rd Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo

Authors Braja M. Das, Zhe Luo
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Introduce your students to the principles and applications of soil dynamics with the leading textbook designed specifically for your introductory course: PRINCIPLES OF SOIL DYNAMICS, 3E. Written by one of today’s best-selling authorities on geotechnical engineering, Braja M. Das, and Zhe Luo, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Akron, the latest edition of this well-established text addresses today’s most recent developments and refinements in the field. This book focuses primarily on the applications of soil dynamics to prepare your students for success on the job. You will find thorough coverage of the fundamentals of soil dynamics, dynamic soil properties, foundation vibration, soil liquefaction, pile foundation, and slope stability. New discussions, methods, and procedures ensure your students are mastering the latest processes.

Fundamentals of geotechnical engineering, 5th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo

Authors Braja M. Das, Nagaratnam Sivakugan
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Cengage Learning

FUNDAMENTALS OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING, 5E presents the essential components of two market-leading engineering texts in one powerful combined course. The text offers a concise blend of critical information from Braja Das’ leading PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING and PRINCIPLES OF FOUNDATION ENGINEERING. This valuable, cohesive book focuses on the fundamental concepts of both soil mechanics and foundation engineering without the distraction of excessive details or cumbersome alternatives. A wealth of worked-out examples and useful supporting figures help your students master key concepts and gain essential problem-solving skills. Prestigious authors Das and Sivakugan carefully balance today’s most current research with practical field applications in a proven approach that has made Das’ books undisputed leaders in the field. A wealth of accompanying resources, including MindTap, help reinforce the geotechnical engineering skills your students need.


Advanced electrical and electronics materials : processes and applications

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors K. M. Gupta and Nishu Gupt
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Scrivener Publishing

This comprehensive and unique book is intended to cover the vast and fast-growing field of electrical and electronic materials and their engineering in accordance with modern developments. Basic and pre-requisite information has been included for easy transition to more complex topics. Latest developments in various fields of materials and their sciences/engineering, processing and applications have been included. Latest topics like PLZT, vacuum as insulator, fiber-optics, high temperature superconductors, smart materials, ferromagnetic semiconductors etc. are covered. Illustrations and examples encompass different engineering disciplines such as robotics, electrical, mechanical, electronics, instrumentation and control, computer, and their inter-disciplinary branches. A variety of materials ranging from iridium to garnets, microelectronics, micro alloys to memory devices, left-handed materials, advanced and futuristic materials are described in detail.

Bioadhesion and biomimetics : from nature to applications

Recommended by: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato, Prof. Juan Fidel Calaywan (MatE 181)

Editors Havazelet Bianco-Peled, Maya Davidovich-Pinhas
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Pan Stanford Publishing

Bioadhesion is often defined as the state in which two materials, at least one of which is biological in nature, are held together for extended periods of time by interfacial forces. It is an area of active multidisciplinary research, where engineers, scientists―including chemists, physicists, biologists, and medical experts―materials’ producers, and manufacturers combine their knowledge. From the practical point of view, bioadhesive systems have been used for several years for medical applications such as dentistry and orthopedics and are now entering new fields, for example, tissue sealing and directed drug delivery systems. Understanding bioadhesion mechanisms is of prime importance while exploring desired adhesion for bioadhesion applications such as sealants as well as successful prevention of undesired adhesion of biomolecules, cells, or organisms. Controlling the occurrence of bioadhesion events is also an important problem in the design and use of medical devices, biosensors, membranes, ships, and oil rigs.

This book provides a comprehensive view of bioadhesion and highlights different aspects of this phenomenon. The first section of the book presents fundamentals aspects of bioadhesion. It also summarizes various direct and indirect methods used to investigate and characterize bioadhesion. The second section describes studies of natural adhesives. These include “wet” adhesives that are produced and secreted by sessile marine organisms such as mussels and sand tubes and “dry” adhesives such as the one characterizing the gecko foot. The third section focuses on biomimetic adhesives. These man-made materials are fabricated on the basis of the lessons learned from nature emphasizing the correlation between nature understanding and biomimetics. Finally, the last section reviews medical applications of adhesive materials, which include surgical sealants, mucoadhesive drug delivery vehicles, and prevention of adhesion on medical devices.

Drying, roasting, and calcining of minerals : proceedings of a symposium sponsored by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), held during TMS 2015, 144th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, March 15-19, 2015, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida, USA

Recommended by: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato, Prof. Juan Fidel Calaywan (MetE 11, 134, 135, 136)

Editors Thomas P. Battle [and six others]
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

The papers in this volume give the reader focused information on the important extractive metallurgy unit operations of drying, roasting, and calcining.

A real-time approach to process control, 3rd Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Charlimagne Montealegre (ChE 132, 198)

Authors William Y. Svrcek, Donald P. Mahoney, Brent R. Young
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Ltd

A hands-on teaching and reference text for chemical engineers
In writing this book the authors’ have focused exclusively on the vast majority of chemical engineering students who need a basic understanding of practical process control for their industrial careers. Traditionally process control has been taught using non-intuitive and highly mathematical techniques (Laplace and frequency-domain techniques). Aside from being difficult to master in a one-semester course, the traditional approach is of limited use for more complex process control problems encountered in the chemical processing industries. When designing and analyzing multi-loop control systems today, industry practitioners employ both steady-state and dynamic simulation-based methodologies. These ‘real time’ methods have now all but replaced the traditional approach.
A Real Time Approach to Process Control provides the student with both a theoretical and practical introduction to this increasingly important approach. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, this text introduces all of the applied fundamentals of process control from instrumentation to process dynamics, PID loops and tuning, to distillation, multi-loop and plant-wide control. In addition, students come away with a working knowledge of the three most popular dynamic simulation packages. The text carefully balances theory and practice by offering students readings and lecture materials along with hands-on workshops that provide a ‘virtual’ process on which to experiment and from which to learn modern, real time control strategy development.
* The first and only textbook to use a completely real time approach.
* Gives students the opportunity to understand and use HYSYS software.
* Carefully designed workshops (tutorials) have been included to allow students to practice and apply the theory.
* Includes many worked examples and student problems.
VISIT THE AUTHORS’ WEBSITE: www.ench.ucalgary.ca/ realtime

Composite nonwoven materials : structure, properties and applications, 5th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato, Prof. Juan Fidel Calaywan (MatE 151)

Editors Dipayan Das and Behnam Pourdeyhimi
Place of Publication Cambridge, UK
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Woodhead Publishing/Elsevier

Composite nonwoven materials are versatile materials with a variety of applications, including hygiene, medicine and filtration. This important book provides a technical resource for professionals and academics in the field. It explores these materials in terms of fiber types used, manufacturing processes, structure, and physical properties.

The first part of the book focuses on the use of natural and synthetic fibers in composite nonwovens, discusses their structure in terms of fiber packing and alignment, and their physical properties. Further chapters deal with the practical applications of composite nonwoven materials. Hygiene applications, such as diapers, female sanitary products, incontinence pads, and wipes are covered, as well as composite nonwoven-based medical products and filters.

Composite Nonwoven Materials is an ideal reference for R&D managers in the textile industry and academic researchers in textile science.

Systematic and comprehensive information on composite nonwovens
Critical review of progress in research and development on composite nonwovens
Comment on future research direction and ideas for product development.

Digital signal processing using MATLAB, 3rd Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors Robert J. Schilling and Sandra L. Harris
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Help your students focus on the development, implementation, and application of modern DSP techniques with DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING USING MATLAB, 3E. Written using an engaging, informal style, this book inspires students to become actively involved in each topic discussed. Each chapter starts with a motivational section that includes practical examples students can solve using the techniques covered in the chapter. Every chapter concludes with a detailed case study example, a chapter summary with student learning outcomes, and a generous selection of homework problems cross-referenced to sections within the chapter. A comprehensive DSP Companion software accompanies this edition for you to use inside the classroom and your students to use outside of the classroom. The DSP Companion software operates with MATLAB and provides a plethora of options for class demonstrations and interactive student explorations of analysis and design concepts.

Digital signal and image processing using MATLAB. Volume 3, Advances and applications : the stochastic case, 2nd Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona CoE 121 & 123, EE 274)

Authors Gérard Blanchet, Maurice Charbit
Place of Publication London, UK
Date of Publication 2015
Publisher ISTE Ltd

Volume 3 of the second edition of the fully revised and updated Digital Signal and Image Processing using MATLAB®, after first two volumes on the “Fundamentals” and “Advances and Applications: The Deterministic Case”, focuses on the stochastic case. It will be of particular benefit to readers who already possess a good knowledge of MATLAB®, a command of the fundamental elements of digital signal processing and who are familiar with both the fundamentals of continuous-spectrum spectral analysis and who have a certain mathematical knowledge concerning Hilbert spaces.

This volume is focused on applications, but it also provides a good presentation of the principles. A number of elements closer in nature to statistics than to signal processing itself are widely discussed. This choice comes from a current tendency of signal processing to use techniques from this field.

More than 200 programs and functions are provided in the MATLAB® language, with useful comments and guidance, to enable numerical experiments to be carried out, thus allowing readers to develop a deeper understanding of both the theoretical and practical aspects of this subject.

Reclamation of mine-impacted land for ecosystem recovery

Recommended by: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato, Prof. Juan Fidel Calaywan (EM 45, 197)

Authors Nimisha Tripathi, Raj Shekhar Singh, Colin D. Hills
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication 2016
Publisher Wiley Blackwell

Mining activities significantly impact the environment; they generate huge quantities of spoil, promote deforestation and the loss of agricultural production, as well as releasing contaminants that result in the loss of valuable soil resources. These negative impacts are now being recognized and this book shows how corrective action can be taken.

The introduction of sustainable mining requires mitigation strategies that start during the mine planning stage and extend to after mineral extraction has ceased, and post-closure activities are being executed.

Reclamation of Mine-impacted Land for Ecosystem Recovery covers: methods of rejuvenation of mine wasteland including different practices of physical, chemical and ecological engineering methods; benefits of rejuvenation: stabilization of land surfaces; pollution control; aesthetic improvement; general amenity; plant productivity; and carbon sequestration as well as restoring biodiversity and ecosystem function; best management practices and feasible solutions to the impacts of mining which will reduce the pollution load by reducing the discharge rate and the pollutant concentration; reduce erosion and sedimentation problems, and result in improved abandoned mine lands; and ecosystem development.

The authors explain how mining impacts on soil properties and how soil carbon reserves/soil fertility can be restored when mining has ceased. Restoration involves a coordinated approach that recognizes the importance of key soil properties to enable re-vegetation to take place rapidly and ecosystems to be established in a low cost and sustainable way.

This book’s unique combination of the methods for reclamation technologies with policies and best practice worldwide will provide the background and the guidance needed by scientists, researchers and engineers engaged in land reclamation, as well as by industry managers.

Digital signal processing using MATLAB : a problem solving companion, 4th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona (CoE 121, EE274)

Authors Vinay K. Ingle, John G. Proakis
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Help your student learn to maximize MATLAB as a computing tool to explore traditional Digital Signal Processing (DSP) topics, solve problems and gain insights. An extremely valuable supplementary text, DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING USING MATLAB: A PROBLEM SOLVING COMPANION, 4E greatly expands the range and complexity of problems that students can effectively study in your course. Since DSP applications are primarily algorithms implemented on a DSP processor or software, they require a significant amount of programming. Using interactive software, such as MATLAB, makes it possible to place more emphasis on learning new and difficult concepts than on programming algorithms. This engaging supplemental text introduces interesting practical examples and shows students how to explore useful problems. New, optional online chapters introduce advanced topics, such as optimal filters, linear prediction, and adaptive filters, to further prepare your students for graduate-level success.

Introduction to bioMEMS

Recommended by: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato, Prof. Juan Fidel Calaywan (MatE 181)

Author Albert Folch
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher CRC Press

The entire scope of the BioMEMS field―at your fingertips
Helping to educate the new generation of engineers and biologists, Introduction to BioMEMS explains how certain problems in biology and medicine benefit from and often require the miniaturization of devices. The book covers the whole breadth of this dynamic field, including classical microfabrication, microfluidics, tissue engineering, cell-based and noncell-based devices, and implantable systems. It focuses on high-impact, creative work encompassing all the scales of life―from biomolecules to cells, tissues, and organisms.

Brilliant color presentation
Avoiding the overwhelming details found in many engineering and physics texts, this groundbreaking book―in color throughout―includes only the most essential formulas as well as many noncalculation-based exercises. Important terms are highlighted in bold and defined in a glossary. The text contains more than 400 color figures, most of which are from the original researchers.

Coverage of both historical perspectives and the latest developments
Developed from the author’s long-running course, this classroom-tested text gives readers a vivid picture of how the field has grown by presenting historical perspectives and a timeline of seminal discoveries. It also describes numerous state-of-the-art biomedical applications that benefit from “going small,” including devices that record the electrical activity of brain cells, measure the diffusion of molecules in microfluidic channels, and allow for high-throughput studies of gene expression.

Introduction to the micromechanics of composite materials

Recommended by: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato, Prof. Juan Fidel Calaywan (MatE 151)

Authors Huiming Yin, Yingtao Zhao
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher CRC Press

Introduction to the Micromechanics of Composite Materials weaves together the basic concepts, mathematical fundamentals, and formulations of micromechanics into a systemic approach for understanding and modeling the effective material behavior of composite materials. As various emerging composite materials have been increasingly used in civil, mechanical, biomedical, and materials engineering, this textbook provides students with a fundamental understanding of the mechanical behavior of composite materials and prepares them for further research and development work with new composite materials.

Students will understand from reading this book:

The basic concepts of micromechanics such as RVE, eigenstrain, inclusions, and in homogeneities
How to master the constitutive law of general composite material
How to use the tensorial indicial notation to formulate the Eshelby problem
Common homogenization methods
The content is organized in accordance with a rigorous course. It covers micromechanics theory, the microstructure of materials, homogenization, and constitutive models of different types of composite materials, and it enables students to interpret and predict the effective mechanical properties of existing and emerging composites through microstructure-based modeling and design. As a prerequisite, students should already understand the concepts of boundary value problems in solid mechanics. Introduction to the Micromechanics of Composite Materials is suitable for senior undergraduate and graduate students.

Purification of laboratory chemicals, 7th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Charlimagne Montealegre (ChE 132, 142, 197)

Authors Wilfred L. F. Armarego, Christina Li Lin Chai
Place of Publication Oxford
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Butterworth Heinemann

A best seller since 1966, Purification of Laboratory Chemicals keeps engineers, scientists, chemists, biochemists and students up to date with the purification of the chemical reagents with which they work, the processes for their purification, and guides readers on critical safety and hazards for the safe handling of chemicals and processes. The Seventh Edition is fully updated and provides expanded coverage of the latest commercially available chemical products and processing techniques, safety and hazards: over 200 pages of coverage of new commercially available chemicals since the previous edition.

The only comprehensive chemical purification reference, a market leader since 1966, Amarego delivers essential information for research and industrial chemists, pharmacists and engineers: ‘… (it) will be the most commonly used reference book in any chemical or biochemical laboratory’ (MDPI Journal)
An essential lab practice and proceedures manual. Improves efficiency, results and safety by providing critical information for day-to-day lab and processing work. Improved, clear organization and new indexing delivers accurate, reliable information on processes and techniques of purification along with detailed physical properties
The Sixth Edition has been reorganised and is fully indexed by CAS Registry Numbers; compounds are now grouped to make navigation easier; literature references for all substances and techniques have been added; ambiguous alternate names and cross references removed; new chemical products and processing techniques are covered; hazards and safety remain central to the book.

Aug 17



The College of Engineering Library once again facilitated the awarding of Best Borrowers for 2nd Semester AY 2016-2017. The awarding was held at the Learning Commons of EnggLib II yesterday, August 16, 2017.

Mr. Regan Abram K. Leonardo from the Department of Materials, Metallurgical and Mining Engineering again bagged the Grand Winner spot. This time, a graduate student from the Department of Chemical Engineering, Ms. Chielo Marie N. Ayapana, also came in as a Grand Winner. Mr. Uziel Rein C. Agub from the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute came in as 1st Runner Up. Mr. Matthew Solomon C. Arjonillo from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Ms. Kristina Mutya N. Javier from the Department of Chemical Engineering came in as 2nd Runner Up and 3rd Runner Up respectively.

Each winner received a certificate, I Love My Library merchandise (shirt and pin for the Grand Winners, pin for the runners-up), and a set of prizes.

Once again, congratulations to the winners!

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