Samuel Franco - Researcher Profile


Department

College of Engineering

Scientist II

Contact

Email Address: samuelsfranco@yahoo.com


Biography

Samuel S. Franco is a Professional Agricultural Engineer and a Career Scientist II (Agricultural Engineering).  He is an Associate Professor of the College of Engineering of the Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU).  He specializes in Agricultural Process Engineering, Renewable Energy Technologies and Ceramic Materials Processing.  He finished his BSc in Agricultural Engineering at the University of the Philippines at Los Baños, BSc in Ceramic Engineering at the MMSU and MSc Agricultural Engineering at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne.  He has a special course in Agricultural Machinery Design in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.  He has various study visits and trainings in Agricultural Production Systems, Industrial Manufacturing and Energy Technologies in Canada, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and the United States of America.

Engr. Franco has been awarded as Outstanding Agricultural Engineer in Agricultural Process Engineering and Energy by the Philippine Society of Agricultural Engineers (PSAE).  His research works have received awards and citations from the Commission on Higher Education, Department of Agriculture and the Department of Science and Technology.  He has a patent about heat pump dryer granted by the Intellectual Property Office (Philippines).

The present major research and extension engagements of Engr. Franco are (1) Sweet Sorghum for Food and Energy; (2) Garlic Postharvest Technology; (3) Biomass Gasification; (4) Crop Drying and Processing Technology; (5) Ceramic Raw Materials Processing and Characterization.

Research Involvement

Research Publication

  • Samuel S. Franco. 2001. Utilization of Local Materials for the Manufacture of Fireclay Refractories (Poster Paper - Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences). Transactions of the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines. Volume 23; July 2001; ISSN0115-8848
  • Samuel S. Franco, James R. Nalundasan. 2000. Energy Analysis of a "Dragon Kiln" for Firing "Vigan Jars". Transactions of the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines. Volume 22; July 2000; ISSN0115-8848
  • Samuel S. Franco, Rudy P. Bareng, Saturnino A. Lagundino. 1998. Elevated Perforated Solar Drier (Poster Paper - Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences). Transactions of the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines. Volume 20; January 1998; ISSN0115-8848
  • Samuel S. Franco, James L. Woods. 1997. Fuel and Combustion Modelling of a Natural Convection Flue-Curing Barn (Poster Paper - Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences). Transactions of the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines. Volume 19; January 1997; ISSN0115-8848
  • Samuel S. Franco, R.V. Dejeto, D.C. Pondoc. 1994. Lahar and Sand Dunes as Raw Materials in the Manufacture of Structural Clay Products (Poster Paper). Transactions of the National Academy of Science and Technology. Volume 16; January 1994; ISSN0115-88-48