1. AGRICULTURE, AQUATIC AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Research aimed to improve the knowledge base and develop advanced models and tools necessary for sustainable management of resources to mitigate resource degradation, provide practical solutions and cost-effective management measures for sustainable natural resources, tap the environment for cost-effective technologies/products, gain energy independence and to heighten environmental conservation for a sustainable quality environment.

Programs:

  • Studies/survey on natural hazards
  • Studies and researches on Flooding Problems in Rinconada
  • Assessment of DRRM compliance of the industry and in the barangay level
  • Monitoring of implementation of environmental laws and ordinances (e.g., Clean Air Act)
  • Mitigation of Natural Hazards
    • Instrumentation and controls
    • Sensors
    • Design of resilient structures
    • Development of resilient materials
    • Flood hazard and risk assessment
    • Structural assessment
  • Environmental Technology
    • Instrumentation and controls
    • Sensors
    • Environmental analysis
    • Identification and mitigation of emerging contaminants
  • Socio-Environmental Awareness/ Concern
    • Waste Management
    • Environment and Climate Change
    • Community Development
    • Reduction of Waste
    • Water Quality
    • Roads Air Quality and Health Impact
    • River Restoration as a Social Practice

2. HEALTH

Research aimed to improve health services and delivery to the community, health education, technology and awareness.

Programs:

  • Health Service Delivery
    • Maternal and Child Health
    • Nutrition
    • Primary Health Care
  • Health Development
    • Herbal Medicine
    • Utilization of Functional Needs
    • Disaster Risk Reduction Management
    • Prevention of Communicable and Non-communicable diseases
    • Preparedness of Would-be Parents
  • Health Technology
    • Innovation in the Nursing Academe
    • Technology Development
    • Knowledge Management
    • Nursing Informatics
  • Health Financing and Health Education
    • National Health Insurance Program
    • Nursing Entrepreneurship
  • Socio-Environmental Health
    • Impact of Climate Change to Health
    • Waste Management of Hospitals

3. INDUSTRY, ENERGY AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGY

Research aimed to produce technologies needed by the industry and community development. Results will improve employment, social innovation and sustainable economic growth.

Programs:

  • Technology Development and Innovation
    • Mechatronics and robotics
    • Information and computing technologies
    • Micro-electronics/ semi-conductor applications
    • Electrical equipment design
    • Sensor technology for infrastructure
    • Manufacturing technologies
    • ICT and Software development
    • Internet of Things (IOT)
    • Wireless Sensor Networks
    • Automation of existing equipment
    • Development of technologies and innovations to address the flooding problems in Rinconada
    • Development of new equipment and tools
  • Wireless Mobile Technology
    • e-tourism (electronic tourism)
    • e-response (emergency response)
    • e-services (e.g. computerization)
  • Alternative Source of Energy/Energy Efficiency
    • e-transport
    • Solar power
    • Agri-waste/indigenous resources (e.g., scale-up/improvement)
  • Food Technology
    • Technology Development
    • Ethical Production
    • Sustainable Production
    • Food Prices and the Effect of Changes in Technology
    • Food Management
  • Food Production
    • Food Processing, Safety, Production, Packaging, and Handling
    • Development of mechanized technology for food products
    • Development of new food products from agricultural crops
    • Development of organic fish feeds
    • Development of technology for non-food product

4. BASIC RESEARCH

Research aimed to address the needs of the education, culture and arts sector of the institution and the community. This also aimed to answer issues and concerns affecting the operations of the institution and of interest to the various stakeholders. Results in this type of research may be used for the improvement of the delivery of services to the clientele and as an aid in the formulation of policies and guidelines.

Programs:

  • Development of theories and concepts as contributory to the body of knowledge
  • Educational Management
    • Instructional materials development
    • Pedagogies
    • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Language and Literacy
  • Socio-Cultural Transformation
    • Preservation and Promotion of Rinconada Culture and the Arts
    • Studies on Indigenous People
  • Financial Management
    • Entrepreneurial Management
    • Food Chain Management
    • Service Operation Management
    • Small Business Finance
    • Financial Characteristics and Financial Behavior
  • Action Research
  • Tracer Studies
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Impact Assessment
  • Technology Assessment
  • Market Assessment
  • Inventory Studies
  • Assessment of Potential Energy Sources
  • Gender and Development
  • Local Government issues
  • Community Empowerment
    • Advocacy on consumerism
    • Tourism promotion