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NAST Outstanding Young Scientists

The Outstanding Young Scientist (OYS) Awards are given annually to young Filipino scientists (must not be 41 years old within January to December in the year of the awarding) who have made significant contributions to science and technology.

Twelve OYS Awards are available, split among the following divisions: Agricultural Sciences, Biological Sciences, Chemical, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Engineering Sciences and Technology; Health Sciences; and Social Sciences.

As of 2020, 32 faculty members were recognized as Outstanding Young Scientists.

2020

Aries A. Arugay, PhD (Political Science)
Professor of Political Science
Co-convenor, Strategic Studies Program, Center for Integrative Development Studies

Marlon T. Conato, PhD (Chemistry)
Associate Professor, Institute of Chemistry

Francis Norman C. Paraan, PhD (Physics)
Assistant Professor, National Institute of Physics

Betchaida D. Payot, PhD (Geology)
Assistant Professor, National Institute of Geological Sciences

2019

Pia D. Bagamasbad, PhD (Molecular Endocrinology)
Associate Professor, National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Lilibeth A. Salvador-Reyes, PhD (Biochemistry and Pharmacology)
Associate Professor, The Marine Science Institute

Michael Francis Ian G. Vega II, PhD (Theoretical Physics)
Associate Professor and Deputy Director, National Institute of Physics

Michael C. Velarde, PhD (Physiology and Biophysics)
Associate Professor and Deputy Director for Research and Extension, Institute of Biology

2018

Rinlee Butch M. Cervera, PhD
Assistant Professor and Head of the Energy Storage and Conversion
Department of Mining, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Others

2018 TWAS Prize for Young Scientists in the Philippines

(+) Alonzo A. Gabriel, PhD
Professor 1, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, College of Home Economics

2017

Nathaniel P. Hermosa II, PhD (Physics)
Physical Sciences
Program Coordinator, Photonics Rsearch Laboratory
National Institute of Physics, College of Science

Aletta Concepcion T. Yñiguez, PhD (Marine Biology and Fisheries)
Biological Sciences
The Marine Science Institute, College of Science

2016

Mary Donabelle L. Balela (Materials Science and Engineering)
Engineering Sciences and Technology
Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, College of Engineering

Manuel Joseph C. Loquias (Mathematics)
Mathematical Sciences
Institute of Mathematics, College of Science

Majah-Leah V. Ravago (Economics)
Social Sciences
School of Economics

Aaron Joseph L. Villaraza (Chemistry)
Institute of Chemistry, College of Science

2015

Clarissa C. David, PhD (Social Sciences)
Social Sciences
College of Mass Communication

Joey D. Ocon, PhD (Chemical Engineering)
Engineering Sciences and Technology
Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering

Enrico C. Paringit, PhD (Geodetic Engineering)
Engineering Sciences and Technology
Department of Geodetic Engineering, College of Engineering

2014

Geoffrey M. Ducanes, PhD (Economics)
Social Sciences
School of Economics

Ian Kendrich C. Fontanilla, PhD (Genetics)
Biological Sciences
Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Prize for Young Scientist in the Philippines
Institute of Biology, College of Science

Richard S. Lemence, PhD (Mathematics)
Mathematical Sciences
Institute of Mathematics, College of Science

May T. Lim, PhD (Physics)
Physical Sciences
Professor and Deputy Director for Academic Affairs
National Institute of Physics, College of Science

2013

(+) Alonzo A. Gabriel, PhD (Food Microbiology and Hygiene)
Biological Sciences
Department of Food Science and Nutrition, College of Home Economics

 

2011

Christopher P. Monterola, PhD (Physics)
Physical Sciences Division
National Institute of Physics, College of Science

Joseph M. Pasia, PhD (Social and Economic Sciences)
Mathematical Sciences
Institute of Mathematics, College of Science

2010

Gayveline C. Calacal, MS (Molecular Biology)
Biological Sciences
Natural Sciences Research Institute, College of Science

Fredegusto Guido P. David, PhD (Biomedical Engineering)
Mathematical Sciences
Computer Science Research Center, College of Science

Eric A. Galapon, PhD (Physics)
Physical Sciences
National Institute of Physics, College of Science

Rachel June Ravago-Gotanco, MS (Molecular Biology and Biotechnology)
Biological Sciences
The Marine Science Institute, College of Science

2009

Julius M. Basilla, PhD (Mathematics)
Mathematical Sciences
Institute of Mathematics, College of Science

Stella Luz A. Quimbo, PhD (Economics)
Social Sciences Division
School of Economics

Ronaldo D. Villanueva, PhD (Marine Science)
Biological Sciences
The Marine Science Institute, College of Science