Scientist Profile

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Bernardo Acena

Expertise: Chemistry

Association

    • Rho Chi, Member
    • Phi Sigma, Member
    • Sigma Xi, Member
    • Gamma Sigma Delta, Member
    • National Research Council of the Philippines, Mamber
    • Society for the Advancement of Research, Member
    • American Association for the Advancement of Science, Member
    • Institute of Food Technologist, Member
    • Chemical Society of the Philippines, Board of Directors
    • Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers, Member
    • Philippine Assoc. for the Advancement of Science, Founder-Fellow
    • Philippine Association of Agriculturist, Founder-Fellow
    • Philippine Council of Science and Technology, Board of Governors
    • Institute of Nutrition, Member, Board of Directors
    • National Economic Council, Member, Technical Committee
    • Universal Corn Products, Inc., Consultant
    • Cassava Planters and Millers Association of the Phil., Consultant
    • Applied Nutrition Project, Member/Consultant, Advisory Committee
    • Food Commission of the Philippines, Member
    • Food and Agriculture Organization, Member, National Comm. on Food Utilization
    • UN ECAFE, Bangkok, Thailand, Consultant, Food Processing Industries
    • Regional Center Commission, UNESCO, Member

Employment

    • University of Washington, Research Chemist, 1934 - 1937
    • Alaska Pacific Salmon Corporation, Vice-Foreman, 1936 - 1939
    • Bureau of Science, Chief, Agricultural Chemistry Section, 1940 - 1942
    • Bureao of Science, Research Chemist, Agricultural Chemistry and Plant Utilization Div., 1943 - 1944
    • San Carlos Distillery, Owner-Manager and Chemist, 1944 - 1947
    • Laboratory Services Division, Chief, 1947 - 1967
    • Bureau of Plant Industry, Acting Director, 1948 - 1949
    • National University, Professor of Chemistry
    • Araneta University, Professorial Lecturer
    • Sta. Scholastica's College, Professorial Lecturer
    • Lingayen Gulf Electric Power Co., Inc., President and Chairman, Board of Directors
    • Feed Yeast and Industrial Chemicals, Inc., President
    • Suyom Lime and Mineral Products, Inc., President

Award

    • Alumnus Summa Award, University of Washington Filipino Association, 1969
    • Citations for Outstanding Accomplishment , Industrial Research and Development of the Philippines
    • Awardee, Process Patents, Philippine Patent Office
    • Awardee, Invention No. 5158, Philippine Patent Office
    • Awardee, Invention No. 5259, Philippine Patent Office
    • Awardee, Invention No. 5260, Philippine Patent Office
    • Awardee, Invention No. 5299, Philippine Patent Office

Education

    • Saint Martin's College, Lacey, Washington, USA, A. A., 1928
    • Saint Martin's College, Lacey, Washington, USA, B. S., 1933
    • Saint Martin's College, Lacey, Washington, USA, M.S., 1935
    • University of Washington, Washington, USA, Ph. D., 1939

Publication

    • (1950) Guava jelly making as a home industry
    • Lands Volume v. 2, No. no. 1
    • George Mesina Sandoval, (1954) A cassava processing plant
    • Journal of the Philippine Agricultural Engineering Volume v. 4, No. no. 4
    • Dionisio T. Salon, (1954) An economic study of the cassava industry
    • Plant Industry Digest Volume v. 17, No. no. 9-10
    • Guillermo D. Puno, (1st & 2nd Q. 1955) A study on the use of cassava in the beer industry
    • Philippine Journal of Agriculture Volume v. 20, No. no. 1-2
    • Profirio C. Macatangay, (Jan. 1957) The use of acetylene gas and chemicals for degreening and coloring of citrus fruits and the subsequent effect on the nutritive value
    • Plant Industry Digest
    • Profirio C. Macatangay, (Jan. - March 1958) The use of acetylene gas and chemicals for degreening and coloring of citrus fruits and the subsequent effect on the nutritive value
    • Nutrition News Volume v. 11, No. no. 1
    • Dionisio T. Salon, (Jan. - March 1958) Soy-peanut -malt emulsion, tis prepartion and consumer acceptance
    • Nutrition News Volume v. 11, No. no. 1
    • Dionisio T. Salon, (Sept. - Oct. 1958) Starch from corn "binlid"
    • Plant Industry Digest Volume v. 21, No. nos. 9-10
    • (March 1959) Corn refining in the Philippines
    • Cooperative Farmer Volume v. 7, No. no. 3
    • (Sept. - Oct. 1959) An economic study of the cassava industry
    • Philippine Industry Digest Volume v. 22, No. nos. 9-10
    • (Oct. 1961) Calcium carbide treatments of fruits and aldehyde poisoning
    • Chemists' Quarterly Volume v. 2, No. no. 3
    • Celso Lobregat, Jr., (Oct. 1961) The cassava industry in the Philippines
    • Chemists' Quarterly Volume v. 2, No. no. 3
    • Eugenia H. Garcia, Adelaida A. Collaga, (4th Q. 1966) Determination of the iron content of some seed board rice varieties and several other varieties of the colorometric method
    • Philippine Journal of Plant Industry Volume v. 31, No. no. 4
    • Porfirio Macatangay, (Feb. 1966) Production of glucose from cassava or corn starch and its use by various industries
    • Sugar News Volume v. 42, No. no. 2

Trainings

    • International Bread Congress, 1955, Germany
    • Regional Seminar on Planning and Evaluation on Applied Nutrition Program, 1966, India
    • Regonal Seminar on Food Technology, 1959, India
    • International Far East Conference on Food and Nutrition, 1967, Manila