Category Archives: Filipino Scientists

Dr. Josefino Comiso: NASA’s Filipino Physicist

Josefino Comiso is a senior scientist at the Cryospheric Sciences Branch of the Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. At Goddard, he co-authored the first satellite atlases on sea ice that revealed for the first time the true extent and … Continue reading

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Dr. Ramon Gustilo: World-Renowed Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Ramon Gustilo has been successful in both academic medicine and orthopaedic device design. He received his Bachelor’s degree in 1953 in the field of Pre-Medicine, from the University of the Philippines. He continued with Medical School at the University … Continue reading

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Francisco Fronda: Father of Poultry Science

Francisco M. Fronda (December 22, 1896-February 17, 1986) is recognized as the Father of Poultry Science in the Philippines for his immense contribution to the poultry and livestock industry. In his childhood in Aliaga, Nueva Ecija, Fronda was regarded as … Continue reading

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Rolando de la Cruz: Discovered Cashew Nut Extracts

It was during Rolando de la Cruz’ work as a barber that he became familiar with various skin problems suffered by his clientele: “Many of the people who came to me for haircuts suffered fungal infections and other skin diseases. … Continue reading

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Abelardo Aguilar: Filipino Scientist Discovered Erythromycin

Abelardo Aguilar, a Filipino scientist, sent some soil samples to his employer Eli Lilly in 1949. Eli Lilly’s research team, led by J. M. McGuire, managed to isolate Erythromycin from the metabolic products of a strain of Streptomyces erythreus (designation … Continue reading

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4 RP green projects showcased in INTEL Science Fair

Four science investigatory projects that have strong impact on the environment will represent the Philippines in the prestigious Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2010 in San Jose, California, USA, from May 9 to 14. The science projects for … Continue reading

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Wayne Dell Manuel: Proud Pinoy GoogleMapmaker

MANILA, Philippines – A 23-year-old “citizen cartographer” from the University of the Philippines bested 700 other contestants to become the winner of the first Google Map Maker Global Competition. Wayne Dell Manuel won a US$50,000 donation from UNICEF for the … Continue reading

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Watercar: Philippine Innovation

Watercar Daniel Dingel’s water-powered car traces its development back to 1969, per Philippine newspaper accounts and the inventor’s own claim that he has invested at least thirty years’ worth of work. Dingel has had several cars converted since that time … Continue reading

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Filipino Version of Bill Gates: Diosdado Banatao

Diosdado Banatao, a native of Iguig, Cagayan and an electrical engineering graduate from Mapua Institute of Technology in Manila is credited for eight major contributions to the Information Technology. Banatao is most known for introducing the first single-chip graphical user … Continue reading

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Energy Efficient Invention

Energy efficiency is one of the solution in combating climate change. Scientists, inventors, innovators, govermental funded institutions, non-governmental organization and multinational corporation are heading towards a common goal. They are in one way or another developed technologies that they consider … Continue reading

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