Six members of the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) are hailed as Asian Scientists for 2021.

The Asian Scientist Magazine launched last April 26 the prestigious list for the Asian Scientist 100 sixth edition (2021 edition). The list is based on the outstanding accomplishments and contributions of the researchers. Honorees are listed because they must have won a national or international prize in 2020 or must have a significant accomplishment in scientific discovery or leadership that benefits the academe or industry.

NRCP members, Desiree M. Hautea, Kathleen B. Aviso, Jonel P. Saludes, Annabelle V. Briones, Francis Aldrine Uy, and Sandra Teresa V. Navarra, are included in the top 100 Asian Scientist list.

1

Dr. Desiree M. Hautea
Regular Member
Division of Agriculture & Forestry
2018 NRCP Achievement Awardee

Dr. Hautea is included in the list because she was conferred the 2020 Leads Agriculture Award by the Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology for her research into the adoption of the genetically modified Bt eggplant.

 

2

Dr. Kathleen B. Aviso
Regular Member
Division of Engineering and Industrial Research
2016 NRCP Achievement Awardee

Dr. Aviso is listed for receiving the 2020 Dr. Michael Purvis Award for Sustainability Research in recognition of her important contributions to environmental systems engineering as well as developing novel optimization models to guide national and global environmental decisionmaking.

 

3

Dr. Jonel P. Saludes
Regular Member
Division of Chemical Sciences
RDLeader, West Visayas State University

Dr. Saludes entered the prestigious list with his 2020 Gregorio Y. Zara Award for Basic Science Research for his research into the chemical biology of natural products from organisms.

 

4

Dr. Annabelle V. Briones
Regular Member
Division of Chemical Sciences
2016 NRCP Achievement Awardee

Dr. Briones is also hailed because of her award in 2020, Gregorio Y. Zara Award for Applied Science Research, for designing a mosquito ovicidal/larvicidal trap system aimed at reducing the incidence of dengue fever.

 

5

Dr. Francis Aldrine Uy
Regular Member
Division of Engineering and Industrial Research

On the other hand, Dr. Uy made to the top list because of his 2020 David M. Consunji Award for Engineering Research for his engineering and innovation projects, including a sensor that monitors the structural integrity of buildings.

 

6

Dr. Sandra Teresa V. Navarra
Regular Member
Division of Medical Sciences

Dr. Navarra is acknowledged for her award Dr. Paulo C. Campos Award for Health Research by the Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology for her research on lupus.

 

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