Dr. Ramon Abarquez, Jr. is recognized for his outstanding accomplishments in cardiovascular diseases. He is known for his pioneering research work on Electrocardiogram (ECG) methodology. He devised a way to record ECG during exercise. He is also known for the introduction of nonmetallic electrode skin contact.
- UP College of Liberal Arts, Diliman, Quezon City, AB, 1948
- UP College of Medicine, Manila, MD, 1953
Field of Specialization
Medicine, Cardiology, Cardiovascular Diseases
Dr. Lucille V. Abad is a radiation chemist, specializing in radiation chemistry and processing of polymers. She has been a lead country and national project coordinator of IAEA regional projects on subjects related to radiation crosslinking, degradation and grafting of polymers for health, agricultural and industrial applications. She also undertakes researches on radiation processing, as program or project leader, within the country. She is a Career Scientist, currently heads the Chemistry Research Section, and the Officer-in-charge of the Atomic Research Division of the PNRI.
University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Master of Science in Chemistry, 1993
Field of Specialization:
Nuclear Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Nanomaterials, Biomaterials, Polymer Processing, Biopolymers, Plastics, Crosslinking, Polymer Technology, Natural Fibers, Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC), Carbohydrate Polymers, Grafting, Bioplastics, Gelation, Thermal Properties, Biodegradable Polymers, Material Characterization, Mechanical Properties, Thin Films and Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials, Polymeric Materials, Polymerization, Thermal Analysis, Polymer Synthesis, Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Thermogravimetry (TGA), Polymeric Biomaterials, Optimization in Formulation Development
Dr. Jose Edgardo Aban holds a Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science in Remote Sensing from Chiba University, Japan, and University of the Philippines, respectively, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the latter university. He is a strong advocate of self-sufficiency through education in satellite development among ASEAN, and has initiated a number of campaigns in the Philippines for its own local satellite development and applications. Dr. Aban is a seasoned research manager, having served for many years at the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) of the Philippines. Prior to joining UBD, he also served as Project Manager of the GIS-based project dubbed, “Communication and Information Systems for the Control of Avian Influenza (CISCAI) of the ASEAN Foundation. His research interests are quite varied ranging from land use/cover change analysis; global change analysis; ecosystems change research; applications of non-parametric methods for global change analysis and modeling (power and singular spectrum analysis of multi-temporal datasets) using satellite data (e.g. NDVI) and climatic data; development of pre-processing algorithms for noise reduction in satellite images; phenological change analysis and its relationship with changes floral and faunal populations; and climate change impacts (sea-level rise scenarios) modeling with the use of digital elevation modeling (DEM); climatic oscillations (e.g. ENSO, PDO).
- Chiba University - Japan, Chiba Prefecture, Chiba, Japan, Doctor of Philosophy in Remote Sensing, Satellite/Environmental Remote Sensing, 2004
University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Master of Science in Remote Sensing, Satellite/Environmental Remote Sensing, 1997
University of the Philippines, College of Arts and Sciences, P. Faura, Ermita, Manila, Bachelor of Science in Biology, 1988
Field of Specialization
Remote Sensing, Biology, Satellite/Environmental Remote Sensing, Global Environmental Change, Ecosystems Change Research, Watershed and Climate Change Impacts, GIS, Climatic Oscillations
Aspects of Social Capital in the Philippines: Results from a National Survey, forthcoming as an SWS Occasional Paper (Social Weather Stations 2006) and in the Philippine Sociological Review.
Acting Lessons from Rolando and Ella, in Love of Acting, edited by Anna Valdes-Lim.
A Short Introduction to Sociology for Filipino Students, a textbook on sociology for college students.
(2005) The Fetish for Grades, Lessons, Makati: NOTED and Metrobank Foundation (2005).
Abad, R.G., (2004) The Asian Face of Globalization: Reconstructing Identities, Institutions, and Resources
Kuala Lumpur: IKMAS and the Nippon Foundation
- Doreen Gamboa Fernandez Professorial Chair, Ateneo de Manila University, 2004-2005
Frank Lynch Professorial Chair, Ateneo de Manila University, 2005-2006