In its third year of publication, the Asian Scientist Magazine’s 2018 Edition of Asian Scientist 100 has included eight Filipinos who showed exemplary performance in the field of research, academics, innovation and business in Asia.
The annual listing by the Singaporean-based magazine requires honorees who has won a national or international prize in 2017 for their scientific research, ranging from space exploration to structural biology—and everything in, or leadership.
The awardees from the Philippines include:
- Aletta T. Yñiguez (University of the Philippines-Diliman) who received the 2017 National Academy of Science and Technology Outstanding Young Scientist Award for her work on “modeling the dynamics of the ocean ecosystem to build early warning systems”
- Phillip A. Alviola (UP-Los Baños) who received the 2017 National Academy of Science and Technology Outstanding Young Scientist Award “for his research on biodiversity and bat virology”
- Nathaniel P. Hermosa II (UP Diliman), a 2017 recipient of the Eduardo A. Quisumbing Medal for his research on “the fundamental properties of light and light-matter interactions.” He also received the 2017 National Academy of Science and Technology Outstanding Young Scientist Award
- Rogel Mari D. Sese, who spearheads the Philippines’ National Space Development Program and was commended for his outreach efforts at the Department of Science and Technology’s “30th-anniversary celebrations”
- Mario Antonio L. Jiz II (Research Institute for Tropical Medicine [RITM]), who was named a 2017 National Academy of Science and Technology Outstanding Young Scientist for his work on schistosomiasis, an infection that presents significant public health problems in the Philippines
- Jeffrey S. Perez, a research specialist from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, who gained a spot for his contribution in updating the active fault map of the country
- Lanndon A. Ocampo (Cebu Technological University) who received the 2017 Outstanding Young Scientist Award from the National Academy of Science and Technology “for contributing to manufacturing sustainability and risk analysis”
- Lucille V. Abad (Philippine Nuclear Research Institute) who earned the Julian A. Banzon Medal as a 2017 Outstanding Research and Development Awardee for her research on “using irradiated seaweed as a plant growth supplement”
In this listing, the magazine aims to highlight and promote the sciences being done in the region and hopes that the success of the Asian Scientist 100 will inspire young scientists in Asia towards excellence in science.
Source: Asian Scientist