Culaba, Ivan B.

Status: 
Full Time
Biography: 

M.S. Physics, Ateneo de Manila University

Mr. Ivan Culaba is known for his many demonstration experiments.  He has travelled around the world as part of the training team of the ALOP (Active Learning in Optics and Photonics) team under UNESCO which received the SPIE award.  Mr. Culaba is the present coordinator of the Vacuum Systems Laboratory.  He teaches his thesis students how to build their own vacuum coating systems.

In the News

Ateneo Physics teachers Joel Maquiling and Ivan Culaba are recipients for the 2011 SPIE Educator award
Ateneo physics faculty members Joel Maquiling and Ivan Culaba are part of UNESCO’s Active Learning in Optics and Photonics project which won a SPIE award

Courses Taught: 

PS 12: General Physics 2 for the Life Sciences, Lecture
PS 12.1: General Physics 2 for the Life Sciences, Laboratory
PS 146: Physical Electronics
PS 199.x: Feynman Seminar
PS 309.x: Thesis Research
PS Ed 241: Electronics Education
PS Ed 309.1: Project

Research Interest: 

Vacuum Coating, Thin Films

Conference Papers

1) Aguila, M.C.; Culaba, I.B.; Enriquez, E.P., Surface Imaging of Cold DC Magnetized Air Plasma-Treated Polydimethylsiloxane Surfaces. Microscopy Society of the Philippines 2011.
2) Lusuan, A.U.; Culaba, I.B., Surface Imaging of Cold DC Magnetized Air Plasma-Treated Polydimethylsiloxane Surfaces. Microscopy Society of the Philippines 2011.
3) Baretto, J.T.; Culaba, I.B.; Jamero, M.L.P.; Guerrero, R.A., Dynamic Angular Dispersion of a Tunable Grating. Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas 2011.
4) Ang, A.K.; Culaba, I.B.; Bandoy, J.B., Oblique Angle Deposition of Copper Films: Optical Properties. Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas 2011.
5) Ty, J.D.; Culaba, I.B.; Macailing, M.L.; Sarmago, R., Monitoring the Presence of Cu2O and CuO During Thermal Oxidation of Copper Thin Film via In Situ Measurement of Transmittance. Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas 2011.
6) Aguila, M.A.C.; Culaba, I.B.; Enriquez, E.P., Sustained Hydrophilicity of Plasma-Treated PDMS Surfaces by Water Immersion. Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas 2010, 152.
7) Lusuan, A.J.; Culaba, I.B., Transmission Properties of Thermally Oxidized Copper Oxide Thin Films. Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas 2010, 64.
8) Macabebe, E.Q.B.; Culaba, I.B.; Maquiling, J.T., Pre-conceptions of Newton’s Laws of Motion of Students in Introductory Physics. American Institute of Physics 2010, 106-109, 1.
9) Aguila, M.A.C.; Culaba, I.B.; Ramos, P.V.T, Discharge Characteristics of a Direct Current Glow Discharge Confined in a Plexiglas Collimator. Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas 2010, 73.
10) Ang, A.K.; Culaba, I.B.; Ramos, P.V.T., Oblique Angle Deposition of High Transmitting MgF2 Multilayer Films. Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas 2010, 151.
11) Ang, A.K.; Culaba, I.B.; Ramos, P.V.T., Copper Thin Films on Plasma-treated Glass Substrates. Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas 2010, 158.
12) Alarcon, M.; Culaba, I.B.; Lakhdar, Z.B.; Maquiling, J.; Lahmar, S.; Lakshminarayanan, V.; Mazzolini, A.; Niemela, J., Active Learning in Optics and Photonics (ALOP): A Model for Teacher Training and Professional Development. International Society for Optical Engineering 2010.
13) Ang, A.K.; Ramos, P.V.; Jamero, L.A.; Culaba, I.B., Evaporation of a Multilayer Coating With Low Transmission in the Infrared Region. Proceedings of the 27th Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas Physics Congress 2009.
14) Jamero, L.A.; Culaba, I.B.; Ramos, P.V.T.; Ang, A.K.; Baretto, J.T., Scanning Capability and Diffraction Efficiency of a Cr/Cu/Cr-coated Elastomeric Grating. Proceedings of the 27th Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas Physics Congress 2009.