Arcilla, Gabriel (+), among Asia’s best scientists

(OCT. 15)—Prof. Carlo A. Arcilla, PhD, of the College of Science and the late Prof. Alonzo A. Gabriel, PhD, of the College of Home Economics were among this year’s Top 100 Asian Scientists named by the “Asian Scientist Magazine.”

To be acknowledged in the list of honorees, as posted on the Magazine’s website, “the honoree must have received a national or international prize in the preceding year for his or her research. Alternatively, he or she must have made a significant scientific discovery or provided leadership in academia or industry.”

Arcilla and Gabriel have shown excellence in the field of environmental science and geology, and food safety and quality, respectively.


A professor at the UP National Institute of Geological Sciences, Arcilla ( received the 2019 Gregorio Y. Zara Award for Basic Research for his contributions to resolving sensitive issues on mineral resource development, water management and developing peaceful applications for nuclear energy in the Philippines. He is now on secondment at the DOST-Philippine Nuclear Research Institute as its execuitve director.

Gabriel (†)

Gabriel ( was a professor at the UP CHE-Department of Food Science and Nutrition. The multiawarded and noted food scientist received the 2019 Eduardo A. Quisumbing Medal for his research into microbial stress adaptation on food safety and quality.

The “Asian Scientist 100” was established in 2016 and “celebrates the success of the region’s best and brightest, highlighting their achievements across a range of scientific disciplines”