Roger D. Posadas, PhD
Professor 12, College of Science
Posadas served as chancellor from 1993 to 1996. Posadas is credited for the establishment of the Technology Management Center (TMC), an institution offering advanced studies on science and technology management, in February 1995. The Master of Technology Management program was first offered under the TMC in June 1996. The Center for Environmental Research, Education and Services, the Archaeological Studies Center, and the Materials Science and Engineering Center were also established during his term.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in Physics from UPD in 1964. In 1970, he earned a PhD in Relativity Physics from the University of Pittsburgh through a scholarship grant from Rockefeller Foundation. He earned the doctoral degree even without a master’s degree.
He also received several awards, namely: the Presidential Award for Distinguished Service to the University of the Philippines as an Institution Builder of the College of Science, given by UP President Jose V. Abueva on June 18, 1993; the Professional Award for Physics from the University of the Philippines Alumni Association (1988); UP Outstanding Administrator Award (1985); Outstanding Young Scientist Award in Physics from the National Academy of Science and Technology of the Philippines (1984); and the Achievement Award for Mathematical and Physical Sciences from the National Research Council of the Philippines (1981).
He joined the university as an instructor in 1964 and left to pursue a doctoral degree. When he returned in 1970, he became assistant professor and a few months later was appointed chairman of the Department of Physics, in recognition of his ability to lead and administer. In 1983, he became the first dean of the newly formed College of Science and served in that capacity for the next 10 years.
He retired in 2009 and was a Professorial Lecturer at the TMC.
He passed away on August 20, 2017.