Mr. Macadangdang studied chemistry at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines under Dr. Binag (an outstanding young scientist in the Philippines) focusing on conducting polymers. He earned his professional license in Chemistry while working on his Masters degree in Teaching Chemistry. While in the academe, Rome has shifted his interest in smart materials, and photocatalytic studies for environmental applications. To date, he has published at least 10 Scopus indexed papers on materials science and photocatalysts. He is on his way to finishing his Ph.D. at St. Paul University, Philippines.