Nilo T. Bugtai, Ph.D.
Manufacturing Engineering and Management
Tel: (632) 524-4611 loc. 239
Currently, a Full Professor and Chair of the Manufacturing Engineering & Management Department of De La Salle University, Manila. He holds a degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Manufacturing Engineering (2003) from Wolfson School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University in England, United Kingdom and Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering (1992) from De La Salle University, Manila. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (1983) from the University of San Jose-Recoletos in Cebu City. Dr. Bugtai was a Visiting Professor (2013) at the Precision Micro Machining Center, University of Toledo, Ohio USA. He was an Exchange Faculty (2005) at University of Pisa, Italy working on Biomedical & Clinical Engineering. In 2004 he was a Visiting Scholar Fellow at the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, engaged on Smart Tools for Product Design & Development. He was an Exchange Faculty (1994) at University of Southern Queensland in Australia, working on Wall Climbing Robot at the National Center for Engineering & Agriculture’s Mechatronic Laboratory. He was a recipient of the British Council scholarship grant (1991) working on Tool Engineering projects at Loughborough University and a US-ASEAN Scholar (1990) engaged on Computer Integrated Manufacturing projects at Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok, Thailand. Since 1989 Dr. Bugtai had educated diverse multidisciplinary engineers and became a mentor of several award winning research projects. Just to name a few, Gold Prize Winner for two consecutive years in the Intel Asia Pacific Challenge in 2011 and 2012, of which the competition were participated by 12 countries in the Asia Pacific Region. Recently, together with his students garnered the 1st Prize Winner for two consecutive years in the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) – Magsaysay Future Engineers/Technologists Award in 2012 and 2013. Recently, Dr. Bugtai received a P6.3M research grant from Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council of Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) to lead multidisciplinary researchers to set the bar in the country about a research entitled “A Robotic Exoskeleton for Upper Extremity Rehabilitation.”