Polymer Research Laboratory - Research and Publications


As the name implies, the Polymer Research Laboratory focuses on polymer research, particularly the characterization of novel polymeric substances, research on additive processes, testing of novel rubber processes and/or additives, and similar studies. This is supported by the use of crucial equipment available in the laboratory such as but not limited to:

  • Universal Testing Machine (for rubber samples)
  • Thermal Press
  • Electrospinning Set-up
  • Planetary Ball Mill (for comminution)
  • Corrtest Potentiostat (for cyclic voltammetry, etc.)
  • Optical Microscope
  • Puzzlebox 3D Printer



[The following list is still being updated:]

Journal Articles

Jovellana, J. A., & Pajarito, B. (2019). Carbon Dioxide Adsorbent Preparation by Coating Amine-Functionalized Pectin onto Zeolites. Key Engineering Materials,801, 179-184. doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/kem.801.179

Pajarito, B. B., & Ali, M. R. (2019). Moisture Diffusion in Silica/Clay/Natural Rubber Hybrid Composites. Diffusion Foundations,22, 9-18. doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/df.22.9

Bello, J. S., Pajarito, B. B., & Perez, J. (2019). Effect of Modified Natural Rubber on Morphology, Chemical Structure, and Crystallinity of Electrospun Polyvinylidene Difluoride Nanofibers. Materials Science Forum,950, 128-132. doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/msf.950.128

Tan, D. J., & Pajarito, B. B. (2018). Assessment on the Synthesis and Performance of Low-Cost Chitosan-Coated Natural Zeolite Adsorbent for Post-Combustion Carbon Dioxide Capture. Key Engineering Materials,775, 383-389. doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/kem.775.383

Pajarito, B. B., Caguntas, A. J., Felices, N. B., Tubalinal, H. O., & Leuterio, G. L. (2018). Effect of Silane-Treated Mineral Fillers on Corrosion, Wettability, and Adhesion of Saturated Polyester Coated on Carbon Steel. Key Engineering Materials,775, 305-310. doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/kem.775.305

Pajarito, B. B., Castañeda, K. C., Jeresano, S. D., & Repoquit, D. A. (2018). Reduction of Offensive Odor from Natural Rubber Using Zinc-Modified Bentonite. Advances in Materials Science and Engineering,2018, 1-8. doi:10.1155/2018/9102825

Pajarito, B. B., Leon, M. T., & Pacumio, E. R. (2018). Moisture Sorption and Desorption in Epoxy Composites Reinforced with Triangular and V-Shaped Bars: Determination of Diffusion Coefficient and Effect of Varied Factors. Defect and Diffusion Forum,383, 43-48. doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/ddf.383.43

Conference Proceedings

Pinton, N., & Pajarito, B. (2017). Effect of replacing carbon black with surfactantmodified silica clay on mechanical properties of natural rubber composites. In IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering. IOP Publishing. doi:10.1088/1757-899X/201/1/012028

Requejo, B., & Pajarito, B. (2017). Effect of degrading yellow oxo-biodegradable low-density polyethylene films to water quality. In IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. IOP Publishing. doi:10.1088/1757-899X/201/1/012004

Santiago, D., & Pajarito, B. (2017). Mechanical properties and water sorption of geothermal silica/thermoset composites. In IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. IOP Publishing doi:10.1088/1757-899X/201/1/012003

Tilendo, A., & Pajarito, B. (2017). Effect of type and loading of surface-modifying agent on mechanical properties of modified geothermal scale powder/stereolithography polymer composite. In IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. IOP Publishing. doi:10.1088/1757-899X/201/1/012005


Buensuceso, M. C., Julio, W. J., Uy, J. N., Pajarito, B., 2019. Recycled Plastic Sachets as Filler in Anti-Corrosion Coatings

Bartolo, P. M., Fabros, J. M., Noche, J. J., Pajarito, B., 2019. Metal-Doped Biogenic Silica from Rice Husk for Antimicrobial Applications and Deodorization of Natural Rubber

Benipayo, P. I., Margate, E. S., Ocon III, R., Pajarito, B., 2019. Biomimetic Superhydrophobic Concrete Surfaces Inspired by Chicken Feathers

Aviles, G., Lumandas, D. I., Nuguid, J. R., Pajarito, B., 2019. Electrodeposited Molecularly Imprinted Poly(O-Phyenylenediamine) on Inkjet-Printed Silver Radio-Frequency Identification Tags for Near-Field Wireless Sensing of Nitrofurantoin

Kho, J. A., Mayo, R., Ong, J. S., Pajarito, B., 2019. Slow Release of Fertilizer Using A Novel Pectin/CA-Bentonite Hydrogel