The Division of Engineering and Industrial Research has 194 members (110 regular and 84 associate members) coming from the academe, industry, government institutions, and private practitioners. Their academic backgrounds range from baccalaureate to doctoral degrees obtained here and abroad.
Most of its members are engineers by profession. Other are from applied sciences. As members of NRCP, they have demonstrated their research capabilities as scientists and researchers in their respective fields of expertise.
This division would like to see the Philippines in the foreseeable future as technology-lead one of the highly industrialized country in Asia. To this end, the division shall continue to encourage and support its members as well as non-members to undertake basic and applied research and development in various fields of engineering and industrial processes where the Philippines will have competitive advantage and which will have significant impact on the quality of life of Filipino. The division envisions its members to engage in interdisciplinary as well as multidisciplinary researches to solve a wider scope of problems in the industrial.
Through its members who usually occupy positions of importance in their place of work, informal linkages are forged among the various academic institutions, government research centers, and industrial companies or firms where these members belong.
International linkages are also established between Division VII members and their respective colleagues abroad with common fields of interest
CRITERIA FOR APPROVING RESEARCH PROJECT PROPOSAL
The research must be consistent with the DOST Science and Technology Master Plan (STMP) / National Science and Technology Plan (NSTP) and must help contribute to the aspirations of the National Government.
- It may either be a new study or a continuation of earlier works.
- It must be preferably relevant and immediately useful.
- It must address specific problems of the industrial sector, especially the manufacturing sector.
- Researches on the control and mitigation of environmental degradation are encouraged and given priority.
- It may be interdisciplinary and/or multidisciplinary in scope
- Support from and participation of the industrial sector would be highly desirable.
PRIORITIES AND PROGRAMS
- Information and computer technology data base collection, software development, legislative assistance.
- Policy formulation and provision of structural mechanisms for evaluation and testing of engineering and industrial projects.
- Productivity assessment and improvement of small and medium enterprises (SME)
- Post evaluation of development projects with the objective of providing policy guidelines for future projects
- Development from existing data, of suitable formulas that are useful to the engineers and development planners
- Outreach seminars for dissemination of new technologies