DR. DIOCEL HAROLD M. AQUINO                                                                            Assistant Professor and the Deputy Director for Academic Programs of the                          UP Institute of Civil Engineering.

He is a Civil Engineer by training and profession. He obtained is bachelor’s and master’s degree in Civil Engineering at the University of the Philippines Diliman, and his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering degree at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. He is currently an Assistant Professor and the Deputy Director for Academic Programs of the UP Institute of Civil Engineering. He is also an affiliate faculty of the Environmental Engineering Program of the UP College of Engineering. He is also a fellow of the UP Resilience Institute, a young scientist fellow at the Integrated Research on Disaster Risks, and a mentor at the Coalition of Disaster Resilient Infrastructure. His work is centered around the theme of Sustainable and Resilient Built Environment. Among his major involvements include the review and revision of the National Building Code of the Philippines in order to mainstream the issues of Sustainability and Disaster Resilience. He is also well-immersed in community-based engineering practice in partnership with civil society organizations.