8 Filipino scientists among Asia’s best

Two DOST scientists, 4 from UP, 1 from DLSU, 1 from UST are named in the Top 100 scientists of Asia. Credits to Asian Scientist 100.

Filipino scientists have again been named among the best in Asia in the newest edition of Asian Scientist magazine.

The 2019 Edition Asian Scientist 100 lists 8 Filipinos among the region’s most outstanding in their fields, who have made significant scientific discovery, or provided leadership in academia or industry. In 2018, another 8 Filipino scientists were also named in the list.

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The 8 Filipinos in the elite list are the following:

  • Dr. Rosalinda C. Torres (Chemistry), of Technology Development Institute cited for her research on the larvicidal ability of Philippine medicinal plants
  • Dr. Marissa A. Paglicawan (Material Science), of Technology Development Institute was cited for her research on turning Manila hemp or abaca into an engineering material
  • Artemio Salazar (Agriculture), of the University of the Philippines (UP) Los Baños
  • Rody Sy (Biomedical Science) of UP Manila
  • Gay Jane Perez (Environmental Sciences and Geology), of UP Diliman
  • Charissa Marcaida Ferrera (Life Sciences), of UP Diliman
  • Elmer Dadios (Engineering), of De La Salle University
  • Ricardo Balog (Engineering), of the University of Sto. Tomas

The Asian Scientist Magazine is an award-winning science and technology magazine that highlights research and development news stories from Asia to a global audience.

The inclusion of the Filipino in the list of “100 outstanding thinkers and innovators from Asia who are pushing the envelope with their research” is seen in the context of making Asia the striking center of radical research and development efforts.

Asia Scientist Magazine reports that Asia currently supplies the world a quarter of its publications written by Asians now numbering a third of all scientific researchers worldwide.

Congratulate our 8 Filipino scientists contributing to excellence in the world of scientific research!

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