Our Organization

University of the Philippines Academic League of Chemical Engineering Students (UP ALCHEMES) is an academic organization primarily composed of undergraduate students of the Chemical Engineering program of the University of the Philippines, Diliman. It is a non-political and non-sectarian student organization under the College of Engineering of the University, and was founded on 13 January 1999.

Our Mission

UP ALCHEMES aims to promote academic excellence within and outside the organization, and foster holistic growth and development of its members. Hence, it organizes worthwhile programs and projects that assist in the pursuit of higher scholastic achievements and prepares its members for their professional careers. The organization also serves as a venue for the exchange of ideas and interests, as well as development of camaraderie among chemical engineering majors.

Our Vision

UP ALCHEMES shall be recognized as among the premier student organizations in the University in terms of academic excellence, holistic growth, and professionalism. As such, UP ALCHEMES shall continuously produce highly competent and professional chemical engineers, provide service to the University and the country, and conduct activities with the highest possible professional, academic and socio-civic standards.

Our Core Values

We live by these values.


“the action of helping or doing work for someone.”


“a modest or low view of one’s own importance; humbleness.”


“interested in or excelling at scholarly pursuits and activities”


“a person who engages in an activity with great competence”


“an action, characteristic, feature, etc, in which a person excels; the quality of being outstanding or extremely good.”


Know more of the history.
  • 1999

  • 1999

    Est. 1999

    With the Certificate of Recognition signed by the former UP College of Engineering Dean Edgardo Atanacio, UP ALCHEMES was founded with 60 founding members and Teofilo Garcia, Jr. as the founding president.

  • 2001

    Research Fair

    Research Fair as flagship event of UP ALCHEMES was founded.

  • 2005

    TAYO Finalist

    UP ALCHEMES was a finalist in the prestigious Ten Accomplished Youth Organization.

  • 2008

    Chemical Engineering Students Summit Philippines

    Chemical Engineering Students Summit Philippines, first called “Chemical Engineering Summit”, as flagship event of the organization for chemical engineering students was founded.

  • 2010

    Engineering Excellence

    UP ALCHEMES emerged as Champion in Engineering Organization Excellence Awards (EOEA).

  • 2012


    UP ALCHEMES was finally a member of Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers - Junior Chapter Luzon.

  • 2012

    Alumni Association

    UP ALCHEMES Alumni Association was founded.

  • 2014

    Best PIChE-JCL Organization

    UP ALCHEMES received the ‘Outstanding PIChE-JCL Chapter School Organization’ award after just 2 years of being a member of PIChE-JCL.

  • 2015

    Best Engineering Organization

    Once again, UP ALCHEMES was named as the Best Engineering Organization in Engineering Organization Excellence Awards (EOEA).

  • 2015

    The story continues.

    Witness as the organization gets bigger and better.

Fun Facts

Numbers don't lie.
Awesome Years
Nationwide Events
Summa Cum Laude Graduates
Latin Honor Recipients
Gawad Chanselor Awardees
ChE Board Exam Topnotchers



We take pride in our members.

The Committees

Seven strong standing committees.

The Executive Committee

A.Y. 2017 - 2018

Creative Groups

We bank on our members’ holistic well-being and skills, other than being excellent with books.


The Bands of UP ALCHEMES are known to give an exceptional concert to their audiences with their powerful instruments and voices.


Known widely in the college, UP ALCHEMES Chorale is a home to the organization’s angelic voices.


Isentropes is UP ALCHEMES’ very own dance troupe, composed of Alchemists passionate to move and own the dance floor.


Alchemists stir into theatrical performances of multiple genres through the training of the Paradigm.

Communication Arts

When Alchemists desire to put power in their pen and share it to the world, Communication Arts best trains them.

The Catalyst Online

Latest news and features from in and out of the org.
Jan 2
Jan 2

ICE Canteen: An Oasis in the Engineering Complex

By: Diana Padilla It is an additional burden for the students of the Engineering Complex to consume a satisfying lunch. A hike to the canteens of the National Science Complex or a long walk to the green carts and stalls at the ASCAL Walk is necessary. Instead of having full meals, students resort to the […]

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Jan 2
Jan 2

Modern Day Alchemists

By: Kevin Adrian Wong With the passage of time change becomes an inevitability. What once was is almost never what one will be. The same is true for organizations and people and so the same is true for UP ALCHEMES. With the coming and going of every academic year, new members are warmly welcomed while […]

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How To Apply?

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Please wait for further announcements regarding A.Y. '17-'18 2nd Semester applications.