Nathaniel Alibuyog - Researcher Profile


College of Engineering

Professor IV


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Dr. Nathaniel R. Alibuyog presently holds the rank of Professor IV at the Mariano Marcos State University. He is actively involved in Instruction, Research and Extension activities. Currently, he is designated as the Dean of the College of Engineering. Dr. Alibuyog earned his BS in Agricultural Engineering from MMSU in 1994, Cum Laude, and landed as Second Placer in the Professional Agricultural Engineering Licensure Examination given by the Philippine Regulation Commission in September 1994.

He started his career as a Science Aide of the Rainfed Lowland Rice Research Consortium. In March 1995, he joined the Department of Agricultural Engineering of MMSU as an Instructor. While at MMSU, he pursued MA in Education major in Mathematics at the MMSU Graduate School where he finished all the academic requirements. He later pursued MS in Agricultural Engineering major in Land and Water Resources Engineering at the University of the Philippines Los Baños under the National Research and Development Scholarship for Agriculture and Fisheries (NaRDSAF) which he completed in 2003. After a year, he was awarded with the SEAMEO-SEARCA scholarship to pursue Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering major in Land and Water Resources Engineering in the same university.

As a researcher, he has been conducting several GIA-funded researches which include: (1) Comprehensive Irrigation R&D Umbrella Program: Aquifer Characterization in Region I funded by the Department of Agriculture; (2) Harnessing GIS and Remote Sensing Technology towards Improved Agricultural Productivity and Governance funded by CHED amounting to PhP 10M; (3) National R&D Program on Watershed Management: Quiaoit River Watershed funded by PCAARRD amounting to PhP 8.6M; (4) Integrated RDE Program towards Building a Climate Resilient Agriculture in the Philippines funded by DA-Region I amounting to PhP 2.0M; (5) Detailed Mapping of Agricultural, Forest, and Natural Resources in Northern Luzon (Region I) funded by PCIEERRD amounting to PhP 12.71M; and (6) Science and Technology Park Model: An Integrated Approach towards the Commercialization of Food and Innovative Materials Utilizing Biological and Non-Metallic Resources of Ilocos Norte funded by CHED amounting to PhP 17M. With these research funds, he has been able to acquire state-of-the-art facilities and equipment and developed an Environmental Monitoring Laboratory at the Crops Research Laboratory. With the new acquisitions, the university is now in a better position to conduct quality researches along precision agriculture, harnessing GIS, remote sensing, and crop modeling technologies; and produce detailed and high-accuracy nationwide resource maps as well as to facilitate technology transfer through research product commercialization.

As a manifestation of his leadership, productivity and sense of responsibility for the research money his projects received, Dr. Alibuyog sees to it that his research works contribute to the advancement of science and to the body of knowledge by publishing his research works in reputable refereed journals. At present, Dr. Alibuyog had already published 7 research papers in refereed journals of which two of these are published in ISI indexed journal. Likewise, he has received several awards and recognitions both at the local, regional, and national levels. Among the notable National Awards he received are the AFMA Best R&D Paper (2013), 2nd Best R&D Paper (2013), AFMA R&D Paper Award (2012), Best Paper (Environmental Science Category) (2009), National R&D Paper Award (2005), Best Paper (Physical Science Category) (2004), and AFMA R&D Paper Award (2003).

Dr. Alibuyog also served as a technical expert during in-house and commodity research reviews which contributed to the overall improvement of research papers. He also served as a resource speaker in various symposia and conferences within the country and in other countries as well. 

Research Publication

  • Nathaniel R. Alibuyog, Orlando F. Balderama, Eugenio O. Diaz, Jr.. 2015. Impacts of Climate Change on the Watershed Hydrology of the Abra River Basin, Philippines. Northern Philippines Journal. Volume 1; Issue Num. 2; December 2015; ISSN2423-2955
  • Nathaniel Alibuyog, J.C. Comiso. 2015. Monitoring Rice and Corn Crop Cultivation in Northern Philippines using MODIS Data. Journal of the Philippine Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society. Volume 1; Issue Num. 1; September 2015; ISSN2467-5709
  • Virgilio Julius P. Manzano, Jr., Nathaniel R. Alibuyog. 2014. The Hydrological Capacity of the Quiaoit River Watershed (QRW). MMSU Science and Technology Journal. Volume 4; Issue Num. 1; June 2014; ISSN2012-0060
  • Evangeline S. Galacgac, Charito G. Acosta, Nathaniel R. Alibuyog. 2014. Variability of Rainfall and Temperature in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. MMSU Science and Technology Journal. Volume 3; Issue Num. 2; January 2014; ISSN2012-0060
  • Rodel T. Utrera; Nathaniel R. Alibuyog; Rodolfo A. Natividad; Reynold M. Caoili. 2009. Characterization of Shallow Aquifer Properties in Region 1. Agriculture in the Ilocos. Volume 4; December 2009
  • Nathaniel R. Alibuyog; VB Ella; MR Reyes; R Srinivasan; C Heatwole; T Dillaha. 2009. Predicting the Effects of Land Use on Runoff and Sediment Yield in Selected Sub-watersheds of the Manupali River Using the ArcSWAT Model. Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT): Global Applications. Volume 4; January 2009
  • Nathaniel R. Alibuyog; Victor B. Ella; MR Reyes; R. Srinivasan; C. Heatwole; T. Dillaha. 2009. Predicting the Effects of Land Use on Runoff and Sediment Yield in Manupali River Subwatersheds Using the SWAT Model. Internation Agricultural Engineering Journal. Volume 18; Issue Num. 1-2; January 2009; ISSN0858-2114
  • Alibuyog, N.R., VB Ella, and EP Paningbatan. 2008. Effects of Soil Physical Properties on the Transport of Chloride in an Undisturbed Soil Columns. Journal of Nature Studies. Volume 7; Issue Num. 1; January 2008
  • Alibuyog, N.R., VB Ella, DT Franco, and EK Peralta. 2007. Development of Mathematical Models for Estimating Groundwater Recharge in Shallow Aquifers in the Philippines. Journal of Nature Studies. Volume 6; January 2007
  • Pascua, SR., MP Lucas, EO Agustin, NR Alibuyog, TF Marcos, DA Valencia, DR Culannay, MCP Baga, DS Bucao, and SR Obien. 2000. Sustainability of Diverse Cropping Systems with Special Reference to Nutrient, Water, and Pest Management in the Rainfed Lowlands of Ilocos. PhilRice Technical Bulletin. Volume 5; Issue Num. 2; January 2000