People

OconOcon, Joey D.
Assistant Professor
Head, Laboratory of Electrochemical Engineering (LEE)
+632-981-8500 loc 3114
jdocon@up.edu.ph/joey.ocon@gmail.com
Visiting Scientist, Renier Lemoine Institute, Berlin, Germany, Nov 2016-Jan 2017
PhD in Environmental Science and Engineering, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea, 2011-2015
MSc in Chemical Engineering, UP Diliman, 2009-2011
BSc in Chemical Engineering, UP Diliman, 2003-2008

Research & Publications

      1. Y. W. Phuan, M. N. Chong, T. Zhu, J. D. Ocon, E. S. Chan, Employing Electrochemical Reduced Graphene Oxide as a Co-Catalyst for Synergistically Improving the Photoelectrochemical Performance of Nanostructured Hematite Thin Films, Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, (2017) In press
      2. S. Garcia-Segura, J. D. Ocon, C. M. Nan, Electrochemical Oxidation Remediation of Real Wastewater Effluents – A Review, (2017) Submitted.
      3. Y. W. Phan, M. E. Ibrahim, M. N. Chong, T. Zhu, B.-K. Lee, J. D. Ocon, E. S. Chan, In situ Ni-Doping During Cathodic Electrodeposition of Hematite for Excellent Photoelectrochemical Performance of Nanostructured Nickel Oxide-Hematite P-N Junction PhotoanodeApplied Surface Science, In press (2017).
      4. J. D. Ocon, G. H. A. Abrenica, and J. Lee, High Power Density Semiconductor-Air Batteries based on P-type Ge with Different Crystal Orientations, ChemElectroChem, (2016) 242-246.
      5. T. Zhu, Y. J. Phuan, E. Chan, J. D. Ocon, C. M. Nan, Effects of Electrodeposition Synthesis Parameters on the Photoactivity of Nanostructured Tungsten Triooxide Thin Films: Optimisation Study using Response Surface Methodology, Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 61 (2016) 196-204.
      6. G. H. A. Abrenica, J. D. Ocon and J. Lee, Dip-Coating Synthesis of Iron Boride for Direct Usage as Anode Electrode in Metal/Metalloid-Air Battery, Current Applied Physics, 16 (2016) 1075-1080.
      7. B. Jeong, J. D. Ocon, and J. Lee, Electrode Architecture for Galvanic and Electrolytic Energy Cells, Angewandte Chemie, contributed equally as co-first authors, 55 (2016) 2-13.
      8. J. D. Ocon, Germanium-Air Battery: Germanium Electro-Oxidation Kinetics and Discharge Performance, PhD Dissertation (2015), School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST).
      9. S. Chung, H. Kang, J. D. Ocon, J. K. Lee and J. Lee, Enhanced Electrical and Mass Transfer Characteristics of Acid-Treated Carbon Nanotubes for Capacitive Deionization, Current Applied Physics, 15 (2015) 1539-1544.
      10. H. Jang, J. D. Ocon, S. Lee, Y.-I. Son and J. Lee, Direct Power Generation from Waste Coffee Grounds in a Biomass Fuel Cell, Journal of Power Sources, 296 (2015) 433-439.
      11. D. Phihusut, J. D. Ocon, J. W. Kim and J. Lee, An Optimized Mild Reduction Route Towards Excellent Cobalt-Graphene Catalysts for Water Oxidation, contributed equally as co-first authors, RSC Advances, 5 (2015) 64858-64864.
      12. J. W. Kim, J. D. Ocon, H.-S. Kim and J. Lee, Improvement of Energy Capacity via Vitamin C-Treated Dual-Layered Graphene-Sulfur Cathodes in Lithium Sulfur Battery, ChemSusChem, 8 (2015) 2883-2891. Front Cover Article
      13. J. Joo, J. Kim, J. W. Kim, J. K. Lee, J. D. Ocon, W. Chang and J. Lee, Ultrahigh Purification in Concentrated NaOH by Electrowinning for Solar Cell Application, Separation and Purification Technology, 145 (2015) 24-28.
      14. D.-W. Park, S. Kim, J. D. Ocon, G. H. A. Abrenica, J. K. Lee and J. Lee, Controlled Electrochemical Etching of Nanoporous Si Electrodes and its Discharge Characteristics in Alkaline Media, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 7 (2015) 3126-3132.
      15. S. Lee, J. D. Ocon, Y.-I. Son and J. Lee, Alkaline CO2 Electrolysis Towards Selective and Continuous CHOO Production over SnO2 Nanocatalysts, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 119 (2015) 4884-4890.
      16. D. Shin, M. H. Choun, B. Jeong, J. D. Ocon and J. Lee, Diagnosis of the Measurement Inconsistencies of Carbon-Based Electrocatalysts for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction in Alkaline Media, RSC Advances, 5 (2015) 1571-1580.
      17. D. Kim, S. Lee, J. D. Ocon, B. Jeong, J. K. Lee and J. Lee, Insights into an Autonomously Formed Oxygen-Evacuated Cu2O Electrode for the Selective Production of C2H4 from CO2, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 17 (2015) 824-830. Front Cover Article
      18. J. A. del Rosario, J. D. Ocon, H. Jeon, Y. Yi, J. K. Lee and J. Lee, Enhancing Role of Nickel in Nickel-Palladium Bilayer for Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Ethanol in Alkaline Media, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 118 (2014) 22473-22478.
      19. S. Chung, J. K. Lee, J. D. Ocon, Y.-I. Son and J. Lee, Carbon Electrodes in Capacitive Deionization Process, Applied Chemistry for Engineering, 25 (2014) 346-351.
      20. J. D. Ocon, Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion Technologies for Renewable Energy, The Sundial, 4 (2014).
      21. J. D. Ocon, J. W. Kim, G. H. Abrenica, J. K. Lee and J. Lee, Quasi-Perpetual Discharge Behaviour in P-Type Ge-Air Batteries, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 16 (2014) 22487-22494. Back Cover Article
      22. D. Phihusut, J. D. Ocon, B. Jeong, J. K. Lee and J. Lee, Gently Reduced Graphene Oxide Incorporated into Cobalt Oxalate Structures as an Oxygen Electrocatalyst, Electrochimica Acta, 140 (2014) 404-411.
      23. X. Ahn, D. Shin, J. D. Ocon, J. K. Lee and J. Lee, Electrocatalytic Oxygen Evolution Reaction of FeNi Composite in a Carbon Nanofiber Matrix in Alkaline Media, Chinese Journal of Catalysis, 35 (2014) 891-895.
      24. B. Jeong, D. Shin, H. Jeon, J. D. Ocon, B. S. Mun, J. Baik, H.-J. Shin and J. Lee, Excavated Fe-N-C sites for Enhanced Electrocatalytic Activity in Oxygen Reduction Reaction, ChemSusChem, 7 (2014) 1289-1294.
      25. J. D. Ocon, J. K. Lee and J. Lee, High Energy Density Germanium-Based Anodes for Next Generation Lithium Ion Batteries, Applied Chemistry for Engineering, 25 (2014) 1-13. (Invited Review)
      26. J. W. Kim, J. D. Ocon, D.-W. Park and J. Lee, Functionalized Graphene-Based Sulfur Cathode in Highly Reversible Lithium Sulfur Battery, ChemSusChem, contributed equally as co-first authors, 7 (2014) 1254-1273.
      27. J. D. Ocon, D. Phihusut, J. A. del Rosario, T. N. Tuan and J. Lee, Lessons from Korean Innovation Model for ASEAN Countries Towards a Knowledge Economy, STI Policy Review, 4 (2013) 19-40.
      28. J. D. Ocon, T. N. Tuan, Y. Yi, R. de Leon, J. K. Lee and J. Lee, Ultrafast and Stable Hydrogen Generation from Sodium Borohydride in Methanol and Water over Fe-B Nanoparticles, Journal of Power Sources, 243 (2013) 444-450.
      29. J. D. Ocon, J. W. Kim, S. Uhm, B. S. Mun and J. Lee, An Etched Nanoporous Ge Anode in a Novel Metal-Air Energy Conversion Cell, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 15 (2013) 6333-6338.
      30. J. W. Kim. J. D. Ocon, D.-W. Park and J. Lee, Enhanced Capacity of Li-S Cathode based on Graphene Oxide, Journal of Energy Chemistry, 22 (2013) 336-340.
      31. J. Lee, B. Jeong and J. D. Ocon, Oxygen Electrocatalysis in Chemical Energy Conversion and Storage Technologies, Current Applied Physics, 13 (2013) 309-321. Chosen as Elsevier Editors’ Choice article.
      32. J. D. Ocon, L. Jirkovsky, R. de Leon and A. Muriel, Theory-Derived Law of the Wall for Parallel Flat-Plates Turbulent Flow, CFD Letters, 4 (2012) 93-101.
      33. J. D. Ocon, Catalytic Hydrogen Generation from Sodium Borohydride Using Ni Foam Supported Fe-B, MSc Dissertation (2011), Department of Chemical Engineering, University of the Philippines Diliman.
      34. J. D. Ocon, L. Jirkovsky, R. de Leon, A. P. Rollon and A. Muriel, Chapter 15: Modified Navier-Stokes Equation and the New Law of the Wall for Turbulent Flows in A. Muriel’s “Quantum Nature of Turbulence”, Nova Publishers, USA (2011), ISBN: 978-1-61761-225-8.

Conference Presentations/Public Talks

      1. J. D. Ocon*, Energy Generation in Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFCs), 1st CHED-PCARI Research and Development Conference, Quezon City, Philippines, October 13-14, 2016 (Project Report)
      2. J. D. Ocon*, R&D/Academe Talk, 2016 Seminar Series, College of Engineering, University of the Philippines Diliman, September 27, 2016 (Invited Talk)
      3. J. D. Ocon*, A Multi-Faceted Career in the Academe, 2016 National DOST Scholars’ Summit, University of the Philippines Diliman, April 3, 2016 (Keynote Presentation)
      4. K. A. Gandionco*, J. Lee, J. D. Ocon, Electrocatalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) into Cn Organic Molecules on Nanostructured Copper-Gold Electrodes, 18th Topical Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), March 8-11, 2015, Gwangju, South Korea (Poster Presentation)
      5. J.L. Digol*, J. Lee, J. D. Ocon, CoMn2O4 Anchored on N-doped 3D Hierarchical Porous Carbon Derived from Biomass as an Oxygen Reduction Reaction Catalyst for Zinc-Air Batteries, 18th Topical Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), March 8-11, 2015, Gwangju, South Korea (Poster Presentation).
      6. J. D. Ocon*, D. Shin, B. Jeong, G. H. A. Abrenica, J. Lee, Non-Noble Oxygen Reduction Reaction Catalysts based in Activated Iron-Containing Electrospun Carbon Nanofiber in Semiconductor-Air Batteries, 18th Topical Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), March 8-11, 2015, Gwangju, South Korea (Oral Presentation)
      7. J. D. Ocon*, Differences in Research, Culture, Educational System, Perspectives, and Values of the Philippines and Korea, 2016 Filipino International Researchers, Students, Trainees Symposium (FIRSTS), February 9, 2016, Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines (Keynote Presentation)
      8. J. D. Ocon*, D. Shin, B. Jeong, G. H. A. Abrenica, J. Lee, Non-Noble Oxygen Reduction Reaction Catalysts based in Activated Iron-Containing Electrospun Carbon Nanofiber in Semiconductor-Air Batteries, 18th Topical Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), March 8-11, 2015, Gwangju, South Korea (Accepted for Oral Presentation)
      9. J. D. Ocon*, B. Jeong,  X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) in Catalysis and Electrochemistry Applications: From Ultrahigh Vacuum to Near Ambient Pressure Conditions, 1st International Symposium of the Vacuum Society of the Philippines (VSP), January 14-15, 2016, Quezon City, Philippines (Accepted for Oral Presentation)
      10. J. D. Ocon*, Improving R&D in Energy and Environmental Science for Sustainable Communities, Forum in the Provincial Policy Planning and Development Office, December 29, 2015, Koronadal City, South Cotabato (Keynote Speaker)
      11. J. D. Ocon*, High Power Density Semiconductor-Air Batteries Based on P-Type Ge with Different Crystal Orientations, UP College of Engineering Professorial Chair Colloquium, November 27, 2015 (Public Lecture).
      12. J. D. Ocon*, Electrochemistry and Energy, Institute of Environmental Science and Metereology (IESM), University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines, November 25, 2015 (Invited Seminar Lecture)
      13. J. D. Ocon*, S. Lee, D. Phihusut, J. Lee, Hitting Two Birds with One Stone – The Case of Simultaneous Electrochemical Oxidation of Water and Reduction of Carbon Dioxide, 13th UNU and GIST Joint Programme Symposium, Mandaluyong, Philippines, November 10-12, 2015 (Oral Presentation)
      14. J. D. Ocon*, Energy Storage Innovation: Storing Energy in Chemical Bonds, UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies Sustainable Energy Program (SEP), UP Diliman, October 9, 2015 (Public Lecture)
      15. J. Lee*, D. Shin, B. Jeong, J. D. Ocon, XPS and XAFS Investigations of Catalysts for Oxygen Electrocatalysis in Fuel Cells and Semiconductor-Air Batteries, International Workshop on Ambient Pressure X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy, Gwangju, South Korea May 7-8, 2015. (Invited Lecture)
      16. J. D. Ocon*, D. Shin, B. Jeong, G. H. A. Abrenica, and J. Lee, Oxygen Reduction Performance of Activated Fe–N–C Electrocatalysts in Alkaline Semiconductor–Air Batteries, Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting 2015, San Francisco, California, USA April 2015. (Oral Presentation)
      17. J. D. Ocon*, Energy Storage and Conversion Technologies, 2015 Philippine Student Energy Congress, De La Salle University (DLSU), Manila, Philippines March 7, 2015. (Invited Lecture)
      18. J. A. D. del Rosario*, J. D. Ocon, Hongrae Jeon, and J. Lee, Sputtered Palladium–Nickel Bilayer for Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Ethanol in Alkaline Media, 3rd Annual International Conference on Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Chemical Process (CCECP 2015), Singapore January 2015.
      19. J. W. Kim, J. D. Ocon*, and J. Lee, Improved Energy Capacity of Vitamin C–Treated Graphene Sulfur Cathode in Lithium–Sulfur Battery, Fraunhofer Institute 3rd LithiumSulfur Battery Workshop, Dresden, Germany November 12–13, 2014. (Poster Presentation)
      20. H. Jang, J. D. Ocon, J. K. Lee, and J. Lee, Power Generation from Waste Coffee Grounds in a Biomass Fuel Cell, Korean Electrochemical Society Fall Meeting, Daejeon Convention Center, South Korea November 2014. (Poster Presentation)
      21. G. H. A. Abrenica*, J. D. Ocon, and J. Lee, Low–Cost Dip–Coating Synthesis of Iron Boride Alloy as Metal–Air Battery Anode, Korean Electrochemical Society Fall Meeting, Daejeon Convention Center, South Korea November 2014. (Poster Presentation)
      22. X. An*, D. Shin, J. D. Ocon, J. K. Lee, Y.–I. Son, and J. Lee, FeNi Composite on a Carbon Nanofiber Matrix for the Electrocatalytic Oxygen Evolution Reaction in Alkaline Media, 3rd Ertl Symposium on Surface Analysis and Dynamics, Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Berlin, Germany November 9–12, 2014. (Poster Presentation)
      23. S. Lee, J. D. Ocon*, B. Jeong, J. K. Lee, and J. Lee, Insights into an Autonomously–Formed Oxygen–Evacuated Cu2O Electrode for the Selective Production of C2H4 from CO2, 3rd Ertl Symposium on Surface Analysis and Dynamics, Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Berlin, Germany November 9–12, 2014. (Poster Presentation)
      24. J. D. Ocon* and J. Lee, Excellent Doping–Dependent Discharge Kinetics of P–Type Germanium in a Semiconductor–Air Cell, 3rd Ertl Symposium on Surface Analysis and Dynamics, Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Berlin, Germany November 9–12, 2014. (Oral Presentation)
      25. J. D. Ocon*, J. W. Kim, G. H. A. Abrenica, and J. Lee, Quasi–Perpetual Discharge Behaviour of P–Type Ge–Air Batteries, Research Institute for Solar and Sustainable Energies (RISE Workshop, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, South Korea July 15, 2014. (Oral Presentation) – Adjudged as the best oral presentation
      26. J. W. Kim*, J. D. Ocon, D. W. Park, and J. Lee, Enhanced Reversible Capacity of Li–S Cathode based on Partially Reduced Graphene Oxide, 2013 2nd ChemEner Symposium, Berlin, Germany, Jan. 27–30, 2013. (Poster Presentation)
      27. J. D. Ocon, J. W. Kim*, and J. Lee, Development of a Novel Germanium–Air Energy Conversion Cell, 2013 2nd ChemEner Symposium, Berlin, Germany, Jan. 27–30, 2013. (Poster Presentation)
      28. J. D. Ocon*, T. N. Tuan, R. de Leon, and J. Lee, Catalytic Hydrogen Generation from Sodium Borohydride in Water–Methanol Mixtures using Structured Fe–B, 17th Regional Symposium in Chemical Engineering (RSCE), Bangkok, Thailand Nov. 22–23, 2010. (Oral Presentation)
      29. D. Phihusut*, B. Jeong, J. D. Ocon, Jin Won Kim, J. K. Lee, and J. Lee, Co Complexes onto Gently Reduced Graphene Oxide Surface for Oxygen Evolution Reaction, 2nd Ertl Symposium on Surface and Interface Chemistry, Stuttgart, Germany June 24–27, 2012. (Poster Presentation)
      30. J. D. Ocon*, J. W. Kim, D. W. Park, J. K. Lee, and J. Lee, High Capacity Porous Ge as Li ion Battery Anode by Electrochemical Etching, 2nd Ertl Symposium on Surface and Interface Chemistry, Stuttgart, Germany June 24–27, 2012. (Poster Presentation)
      31. R. de Leon*, J. D. Ocon, S. S. Doliente, and N. D. L. Sabud, Assessment of co–production of alternative fuels in the Philippines, UP Diliman College of Engineering Professional Chair Colloquium, Melchor Hall, University of the Philippines Diliman, January 2011 (Oral Presentation)

Awards, Fellowships, and Scholarships

      1. 2016 Elsevier’s Highly Cited Research Award (December 2016) – In recognition of the contribution to the quality of the journal made by the article entitled, “Oxygen electrocatalysis in chemical energy conversion and storage technologies” in Current Applied Physics, having 89 citations from 2013-2016
      2. Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) Research Chair Award (June 2016 – May 2018)
      3. 2016 UP Outstanding Engineering Researcher Award – Citation for for outstanding research output and activities among UP College of Engineering faculty
      4. 2016 RAEng-DOST Newton-Agham Leaders in Innovation Fellowship – Selected as one of the twelve (12) innovation scientist/engineer fellows to be trained at the UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) and Asian Institute of Management (AIM) on science and technology (S&T) entrepreneurship; UK RAEng Residential Program in London, Feb. 14-26, 2016, AIM S&T Entrepreneurship Program, March-August 2016
      5. 2015 Green Talents Award – Selected as one of the 26 worldwide winners of the Green Talents Competition by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for outstanding young scientists with exceptional potential as a researcher in sustainable development. Delegate to the Green Talents International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainability in Germany (Oct. 17-31, 2015)
      6. 2015 NAST Outstanding Young Scientist Award (Chemical Engineering) – Selected for outstanding research output in electrochemistry and catalysis for environmental and energy applications by the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST). One of the youngest NAST OYS recipients to date at 29 y/o
      7. 2015 Lindau Nobel Meeting Fellowship – Selected as the Philippine outstanding young scientist representative to the 2015 Lindau Nobel Laureate Multi–Disciplinary Meeting in Lindau, Germany, June 28–July 3, 2015. Fellow of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany
      8. University of the Philippines System International Publication Awards – For multiple ISI-listed journal papers published in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017
      9. 2013 GIST Presidential Scholarship Award for outstanding performance in research & academics
      10. 2013 Korean Science, Technology, and Policy Institute (STEPI) Fellowship Award
      11. GIST–Korean Government PhD Scholarship (Aug 2011 – Aug 2015)
      12. UP–DOST ERDT PhD Fellowship (Aug 2011 – Jul 2014)
      13. 9th place, Chemical Engineering Professional Licensure Examination (Apr 2009)
      14. DOST–SEI Undergraduate RA 7687 Scholarship (Jun 2003 – Apr 2008)
      15. Cong. Del R. de Guzman Undergraduate Scholarship (Jun 2003 – Apr 2008)

Trainings and Workshops

      1. 2016 Green Talents Alumni Conference for High Potentials in Sustainability Research, KOSMOS, Berlin, Germany, October 27-28, 2016
      2. 2016 Cambridge Masterclass on Advanced Electrochemical Analysis and Sensor Development, National University of Singapore-University Town, Singapore, July 7, 2016
      3. 2016 Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy Workshop, National University of Singapore-University Town, Singapore, July 8, 2016
      4. 2016 InterSolar and Electrical Energy Storage (EES) Europe Conference and Exhibition, ICM Munich, Germany, June 22-24, 2016
      5. USAID-PhilDev IDEA Faculty Bootcamp 2016 – Technopreneurship in Engineering, Asian Institute of Management (AIM), Makati City, March 28-30, 2016
      6. 2016 Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng)-Newton Leaders in Innovation Fellowship Residential Program, London, United Kingdom, February 15-26, 2016
      7. Engineering Research and Development for Technology (ERDT) Research Management Training 2016, Tagaytay City, March 12-13, 2016
      8. Solaric Solar Installer Course 202, Mandaluyong City, November 8, 2015
      9. 2015 Green Talents International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development, Germany, October 16-31, 2015
      10. 2015 AUN-SEED Net Intensive Course in Management of Technology, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 3-14, 2015
      11. 2015 WIPO-Korea Intellectual Property Summer School in Daejeon, Republic of Korea, by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), July 13-24, 2015
      12. 2015 Lindau Nobel Laureate Interdisciplinary Meeting, Lindau Island, Germany, June 28-July 4, 2015
      13. International Workshop on Ambient Pressure-X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (AP-XPS), Gwangju, Republic of Korea, May 2015