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Fr. Bienvenido F. Nebres, SJ is no ordinary priest in the Philippines. He successfully reconciled the fields of science and religion with his work, especially in the development of mathematics and science in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia. After finishing his MS and PhD in Mathematics at Stanford University in California, he founded the Mathematical Society of the Philippines. He is also one of the founding officers of the Southeast Asian Mathematical Society. He pioneered a consortium of leading universities in Manila to develop PhD programs in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. This led to the development of a critical mass of scientists in these areas. Fr. Nebres chaired the Engineering and Science Education Project of the DOST and directed a team for the Philippine Department of Education on the development of education plans to strengthen elementary and secondary education in the poorest provinces of the country.

Sex: Male

Education:

  • Berchmans College, USA, Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, 1962
  • Berchmans College, USA, Master Philosophy, 1963
  • Stanford University, USA, Medical Science Mathematics, 1967
  • Stanford University, USA, Doctor Philosophy in Mathematics, 1970

Field of Specialization:

Mathematics, Mathematical Logic, Model Theory and Proof Theory

Dr. Apolinario Nazarea finished both his bachelors and masters degree from the University of the Philippines and his doctorate degree from the University of Chicago specializing in theoretical biology and biophysics. He acquired his Post Doctoral degree from the Faculte des Sciences, Free University in Brussels. He was elected as an Academician in 1990 under the Chemical, Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division (CMPSD) for his contributions to the theories on biophysics and recombinant biotechnology including his own conceptual framework on the structure of RNA/DNA probes. With his internationally cited scientific work and theoretical know how, he has laid the foundation for the design of synthetic vaccines on a sounder molecular basis, using Debye-Waller crystallographic data and other biophysical parameters. At the crossroads of the country's technological surge, his role in the development of biophysics and biotechnology is both pivotal and timely.

Sex: Female

Education:

  • University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, BS S.T/Physics, Chem, 1962
  • University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, MA Economics, 1968
  • Free University of Brussels, Postdoctoral: Faculte des Sciences, 1971-1973
  • University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Magister (M.A.) (Applied Math. Economics), 1968
  • University of Chicago, USA, Ph.D. in Theoretical Biology / Biophysics, 1971 Je

Field of Specialization:

Biophysics, Physical Mapping of Epitopes , Molecular Polysequences Using Fourier Methods, Physical architectonics of DNA/RNA probes, Co-evolutionary dynamics and its theoretical stability, Electric fields and neural dynamics

Sex: Female

Education:

  • University of the Philippines Los Baños, Los Baños Laguna, M.S. in Entomology, 1997
  • University of the Philippines Los Baños, Los Baños Laguna, B.S. in Agriculture, 1982

Field of Specialization:

Biological Sciences, Biological Control, Entomology

Sex: Male

Education:

  • University of the Philippines at Los Baños, College, Laguna, Master Science in Entomology, 1994-1998
  • University of the Philippines at Los Baños, College, Laguna, Bachelor of Science and Arts (Entomology), 1976-1984

Field of Specialization:

Biological Control, Entomology , Insect Systematics, Biological Sciences, Pest Management, Insect Taxonomy, Pesticide Management

A significant contribution of Dr. Navarro to science is the determination of nuclear property in the isotopes of californium, einstenium and dysprosium using cryogenic techniques. His findings were cited in two books and three international tomes of nuclear science and later confirmed at the University of California at Berkeley with the use of advanced instrumentation. Dr. Navarro has also worked on neutron spectrometry and crystallography; and electronics and instrumentation process.

Sex: Male

Education:

  • University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, B. S. Chemistry, 1956
  • University of California, USA, Ph. D. (Nuclear Chemistry), 1962

Field of Specialization:

Nuclear Chemistry