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Maria Morissa LU

KU Leuven
PhD Student
Maria Morissa Lu is a 3rd year PhD student at the Department of Materials Engineering, KU Leuven, Belgium. Her research topic is on Improving the water durability of flax fibre composites by using non-dry fibre which is funded by the EU-H2020 BBI project “SSUCHY” and the University of the Philippines. She has written two journal articles related to her PhD topic.

She is also an assistant professor in the Department of Engineering Science in The University of the Philippines where she teaches Engineering thermodynamics, Mathematical methods in engineering and Manual and computer-aided design drafting. Aside from teaching she was also involved in research on developing new materials. She worked as project leader in a research on “Evaluation of Nanosilica Powder from Rice Hull Ash Used as Silicon Fertilizer for Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)” under the University of the Philippines Nanotechnology Program “Development of Nanosensors and Nanostructured Materials for the Enhancement of Food and Agricultural Productivity and for Environmental Remediation”.

Educational profile:
M.S. Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. University of the Philippines Los Baños, 2011
B.S. Agricultural Engineering. University of the Philippines Los Baños, 2005