Physics Professor and BS Physics students presents space science research at IconSpace2019 in Malaysia

Dr. Ernest P. Macalalad, a faculty member of the Department of Physics, together with his Bachelor of Science in Physics students Merlin Mendoza and Kyle Ezekiel Juadines, presented their research on atmospheric physics and space science at the 6th International Conference on Space Science and Communication (IconSpace2019). The conference was held on July 28 to 30, 2019 in Pulai Springs Resort, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia with a theme “Advancing Space Science for Societal Sustainability”.

Organized by the Space Science Centre of Malaysia (ANGKASA), IconSpace is a biennial event that provides a venue for scientists and researchers from the academe and industry to share and discuss their latest research findings in the space science and technology community.


Dr. Macalalad and his students presented four (4) papers on the following topics:

“Observation of Low-Latitude Ionospheric Irregularities Using Rate of Change of Total Electron Content over the Philippine Sector”

“Analysis of the Ionospheric Total Electron Content During the Series of September 2017 Solar Flares over the Philippine - Taiwan Region”

“A Method in Determining Ionospheric Total Electron Content Using GNSS Data for non-IGS Receiver Stations”

“Variation of GNSS-derived Precipitable Water Vapor over Manila in 2017”

These papers will be published in the conference proceedings indexed by IEEE Xplore and Scopus.