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September 13, 2011 2:23PM

The following Filipino scientists are the winners of the National Scientist of the Philippines Award.

  • Juan Salcedo Jr. (1978)
  • Alfredo Santos (1978)
  • Gregorio Zara (1978)
  • Fe del Mundo (1980)
  • Eduardo Quisumbing (1980)
  • Geminiano de Ocampo (1982)
  • Casimito del Rosario (1982)
  • Gregorio Velasquez (1982)
  • Francisco Fronda (1983)
  • Francisco Santos (1983)
  • Carmen Velasquez (1983)
  • Hilario Lara (1985)
  • Teodoro Agoncillo (1985)
  • Encarnacion Alzona (1985)
  • Julian Banzon (1986)
  • Dioscoro Umali (1986)
  • Luz Oliveros-Belardo (1987)
  • Jose Encarnacion, Jr. (1987)
  • Alfredo Lagmay (1988)
  • Paulo Campos (1989)
  • Pedro Escuro (1994)
  • Clara Lim-Sylianco (1994)
  • Dolores Ramirez (1998)
  • Jose R. Velasco (1998)
  • Gelia Castillo (1999)
  • Bienvenido Juliano (2000)
  • Clare Baltazar (2001)
  • Benito Vergara (2001)
  • Onofre Corpuz (2004)
  • Ricardo Lantican (2005)
  • Lourdes Cruz (2006)

Arturo Alcaraz

Arturo Alcaraz is a volcanologist specializing in geothermal energy development.

Benjamin Almeda

Benjamin Almeda designed a food-processing machine.

Julian Banzon

Julian Banzon researched methods of producing alternative fuels.

Ramon Barba

Ramon Barba invented practical flower induction treatments.

Benjamin Cabrera

Doctor Benjamin Cabrera has developed innovations in drug treatments against diseases caused by mosquitoes and agricultural soil.

Paulo Campos

Paulo Campos built the first radioisotope laboratory in the Philippines.

Magdalena Cantoria

Magdalena Cantoria is a noted Filipino botanist.

Josefino Comiso - Filipino Physicist

Filipino Physicist Josefino Comiso has been warning the world about global warming.

Lourdes Cruz

Doctor Lourdes Cruz has made scientific contributions to the biochemistry field of conotoxins.

Rolando De La Cruz - Filipino Scientist

Filipino scientist Rolando De La Cruz invented an anti cancer skin cream.

Emerita De Guzman

Filipino scientist Emerita De Guzman researched the propagation of pure makapuno trees.

Fe Del Mundo - Filipino Doctor

Doctor Fe Del Mundo is credited with studies leading to the invention of an improved incubator and a jaundice relieving device.

Anacleto Del Rosario - Filipino Chemist

Filipino chemist Anacleto Del Rosario won the first prize at the World Fair in Paris in 1881

Ernesto Del Rosario - Filipino Chemist

Filipino chemist Ernesto Del Rosario is best known for his achievements in biotechnology and applied physical chemistry.

Roberto Del Rosario - Filipino Inventor

Roberto Del Rosario is the inventor of the Karaoke Sing Along System.

Daniel Dingel - Filipino Inventor

Daniel Dingel claims to have invented a water-powered car.

Pedro Escuro

Filipino scientist, Pedro Escuro is best known for his isolation of nine rice varieties.

Agapito Flores - Filipino Scientist

Agapito Flores has been acclaimed by some as being the inventor of the first fluorescent lamp - is this true?

Pedro Flores

Pedro Flores was the first person to manufactured the yo-yo in the United States.

Francisco Fronda

Francisco Fronda is know as the Father of poultry science in the Philippines.

Carmen Intengan

Food and nutrition researcher Carmen Intengan was a pioneer that helped improve the Filipino diet.

Amando Kapauan - Filipino Chemist

Amando Kapauan was a Filipino chemist who specialized in environmental chemistry.

Hilario Lara

Hilario Lara helped establish the National Research Council of the Philippines.

Felix Maramba

Felix Maramba built a coconut oil-fueled power generator.

Luz Oliveros Belardo - Filipino Chemist

Filipino chemist, Luz Oliveros Belardo researched the phytochemical properties of plants in the Philippines for natural products

Maria Orosa - Filipino Inventor

Pioneering food inventor Maria Orosa - aka Maria Y Orosa - invented Calamansi Nip and Soyalac.

William Padolina

William Padolina has served as the Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology for the Philippines.

Eduardo Quisumbing

Eduardo Quisumbing was a noted expert in the medicinal plants of the Philippines.

Francisco Quisumbing

Filipino chemist Francisco Quisumbing invented Quink ink.

Dolores Ramirez

Dolores Ramirez promoted the development of genetics in the Philippines.

Jose Rodriguez

Jose Rodriguez is a noted Filipino scientist and researcher who has invented methods of controlling leprosy.

Eduardo San Juan

Eduardo San Juan worked on the team that invented the Lunar Rover or Moon Buggy.

Alfredo Santos

Filipino chemist Alfredo Santos is a noted researcher in the chemistry of natural products.

Francisco Santos - Filipino Chemist

Filipino Chemist Francisco Santos studied the nutritional problems associated with the Filipino diet.

Gregorio Velasque

Filipino scientist, Gregorio Velasque made intensive studies of bluegreen algae.

Carmen Velasquez was a noted Filipino biologist.

Gregorio Zara - famous Filipino scientist Gregorio Y Zara

Prescillano Zamora - best known for his research in plant anatomy-morphology including the taxonomy of Philippine ferns and the discovery of more fern species.

Famous Filipino Scientists

Just a few of the many who have contributed to the various fields of science:

Felix Maramba - built a coconut oil-fueled power generator

Eduardo San Juan - astronomy - helped invent the Lunar Rover

Charle Mar Abelo - zoologist - study about animals

Jezrel Canlas - botany - study about plants

Jose Cruz- electrical engineering

Emerito de Guzman -work on the growth and development in vitro of the makapuno coconut embryo

Caferiono Follosco - Electrical and Agricultural Engineering.

Francisco Fronda H development of poultry industry not only in the Philippines but in the Asia region too.

Angel L. Lazaro III -Civil Engineer and Environmental Planner

Dr. Salcedo biochemistry, nutrition, physiology.

Gregario Velasquez -pioneered Philippine phycology and made the first intensive study of Myxophyceae or bluegreen algae

Teodula MTopacio Jr -leptospiral disease of domistecated animals

Joventino Soriano - plant cytogenetics and mutations

Angel Alcala is behind the invention of artificial coral reefs used for fisheries in Southeast Asia.

Arturo Alcaraz is a volcanologist specializing in geothermal energy development.

Benjamin Almeda designed a food-processing machine.

Julian Banzon researched methods of producing alternative fuels.

Ramon Barba invented practical flower induction treatments.

Doctor Benjamin Cabrera has developed innovations in drug treatments against diseases caused by mosquitoes and agricultural soil.

Paulo Campos built the first radioisotope laboratory in the Philippines.

Magdalena Cantoria is a noted Filipino botanist.

Josefino Comiso Filipino Physicist has been warning the world about global warming.

Doctor Lourdes Cruz has made scientific contributions to the biochemistry field of conotoxins.

Rolando De La Cruz Filipino scientist invented an anti cancer skin cream.

Emerita De Guzman researched the propagation of pure makapuno trees.

Doctor Fe Del Mundo is credited with studies leading to the invention of an improved incubator and a jaundice relieving device.

Anacleto Del Rosario Filipino chemist won the first prize at the World Fair in Paris in 1881

Ernesto Del Rosario is Filipino chemist best known for his achievements in biotechnology and applied physical chemistry.

Roberto Del Rosario is the inventor of the Karaoke Sing Along System.

Daniel Dingel claims to have invented a water-powered car.

Pedro Escuro is best known for his isolation of nine rice varieties.

Agapito Flores has been acclaimed by some as being the inventor of the first fluorescent lamp

Pedro Flores was the first person to manufactured the yo-yo in the United States.

Francisco Fronda is know as the Father of poultry science in the Philippines.

Carmen Intengan - Food and nutrition researcher a pioneer that helped improve the Filipino diet.

Amando Kapauan was a Filipino chemist who specialized in environmental chemistry.

Hilario Lara helped establish the National Research Council of the Philippines.

Felix Maramba built a coconut oil-fueled power generator.

Luz Oliveros Belardo researched the phytochemical properties of plants in the Philippines for natural products

Maria Orosa - Pioneering food inventor invented Calamansi Nip and Soyalac.

William Padolina has served as the Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology for the Philippines.

Eduardo Quisumbing was a noted expert in the medicinal plants of the Philippines.

Francisco Quisumbing invented Quink ink.

Dolores Ramirez promoted the development of genetics in the Philippines.

Jose Rodriguez is a noted Filipino scientist and researcher who has invented methods of controlling leprosy.

Eduardo San Juan worked on the team that invented the Lunar Rover or Moon Buggy.

Alfredo Santos is a noted researcher in the chemistry of natural products.

Francisco Santos studied the nutritional problems associated with the Filipino diet.

Carmen Velasquez was a noted Filipino biologist.

Gregorio Zara - discovered the physical law of electrical kinetic resistance called the Zara effect

Prescillano Zamora - is best known for his research in plant anatomy-morphology including the taxonomy of Philippine ferns and the discovery of more fern species.

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