Seven UP researchers included in Asian Scientist 100 for contributions to their fields

Seven UP researchers in the fields of biomedical sciences, mathematics, environmental sciences and geology, and sustainability have been recognized in the 2017 edition of Asian Scientist 100.

They are Dr. Maria Czarina Acelajado and Dr. Emmanuel P. Estrella of UP Manila; Dr. Menandro N. Acda of UP Los Baños; and Dr. Joseph M. Pasia, Dr. Windell L. Rivera, Dr. Maria Corazon A. De Ungria and Dr. Augustus C. Resurreccion of UP Diliman.

Compiled by Asian Scientist Magazine, the list includes scientists, innovators and leaders who have received national or international prizes for their scientific research or have made significant contributions to scientific discovery or leadership that benefited the academe or industry.

All seven UP researchers in the list received the Philippines Promising Star Awards 2016 by Thomson Reuters for their “world-class research papers as indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection.” 

Asian Scientist says that while the list is “by no means an exhaustive compilation”, it still gives “a valuable snapshot into the exciting science taking place in Asia and raises the profile of researchers that are making invaluable contributions to their fields.” 

Last year, three UP researchers from the natural sciences were chosen to be part of the inaugural Asian Scientist 100.