A 32-year-old Filipino assistant professor at the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology has started helping engineering students at his former school with the knowledge and skills he learned in Japan.

“I have close communication with my professor at UP-Diliman. At the same time, I am building a good network here so I can equip myself further with the knowledge and skills that the Philippines could not provide at the moment,” said Mark Anthony Redo who was just given a tenure track with the university’s Department of Food Science and Technology last April 1.

“While doing so, I talked to my professor in UP that sooner or later he can recommend some students here to do exchange studies or graduate studies. In that sense, I can train and teach them here – multiplying the possibilities that going back home could offer,” the native of Caloocan City added.

Redo said his passion for education started way back when he was still in high school. In college, Redo studied Mechanical Engineering then pursued master’s at the University of the Philippines-Diliman under a government scholarship.

Redo then moved to Japan after two years of working as a project engineer in a waste heat recovery system at a manufacturing plant in the Philippines to pursue doctoral degree at Waseda University.

He proposed a general model that would solve the ongoing two-phase flow maldistribution in the state-of-the-art microchannel heat exchanger, enhanced its performance through a novel heat exchanger design instead in collaboration with Samsung Research Institute.

Also, he simultaneously worked on a project with the Ministry of Environment to evaluate the environmental impact of food showcases.