Filipino Inventions

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Filipino Inventors and Filipino Scientists

1. Angel Alcala - Filipino Biologist :

Angel Alcala has more than thirty years of experience in tropical marine resource conservationa. Angel Alcala is considered a world class authority in ecology and biogeography of amphibians and reptiles, and is behind the invention of artifical coral reefs to be used for fisheries in Southeast Asia. Angel Alcala is the Director of the Angelo King Center for Research and Environmental Management. Angel Alcala - Degrees:

← Undergraduate degree Silliman University
← Ph.D. Stanford University
Angel Alcala - Awards:
← 1994 - The Field Museum Founders' Council Award of Merit for contributions to environmental biology Magsaysay Award for Public Service Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation Work with Philippine Amphibians & Reptiles:

Angel Alcala has done the most comprehensive studies on Philippine amphibians and reptiles, and minor studies on birds and mammals. His research done between 1954 to 1999 lead to the addition of fifty new species of amphibians and reptiles.

2. Arturo Alcaraz - Volcanologist:

Doctor Arturo Alcaraz is a volcanologist specializing in geothermal energy development. In 1967, Arturo Alcaraz and team powered an electric light bulb using steam-powered electricity. Power coming from a Volcano near the town of Tiwi. This was the first geothermal power generated in the Philippines.

3. Benjamin Almeda - Significance:

Benjamin Almeda designed several food-processing machines.
Almeda Cottage Industry:

In 1954, Benjamin Almeda founded the Almeda Cottage Industry (now the Almedah Food Machineries Corporation) which manufactured his basic food processing inventions including his rice grinder, meat grinder and coconut grater.

4. Julian Banzon - Filipino Chemist:

Filipino chemist, Julian Banzon researched methods of producing alternative fuels. Julian Banzon experimented with the production of ethyl esters fuels from sugarcane and coconut, and invented a means of extracting residual coconut oil by a chemical process rather than a physical process.

Julian Banzon - Degrees:
← BS in Chemistry from the University of the Philippines - 1930 ← Ph.D. in Biophysical Chemistry from Iowa State University - 1940 Julian Banzon - Awards:
← 1980: Distinguished Service Award - Integrated Chemist of the Philippines, Inc. ← 1978: Chemist of the Year Award - Professional Regulation Commission ← 1976: Philsugin Award - Crop Society of the Philippines 5. Ramon Barba - Best Known For:

Filipino scientist, Ramon Barba is best known for his advancements in mango farming research and tropical tree physiology. Ramon Barba invented techniques to promote crop flowering using a potassium nitrate spray. The Philippines is a leading exporter of mangoes and mango products.

Ramon Barba - Education:
← B.S. Agronomy (Fruits) University of the Philippines, 1958 ← M. Sci. Horticulture, University of Georgia, 1962
← Ph.D., Horticulture, University of Hawaii, 1967
Ramon Barba - Other Accomplishments:

Ramon Barba has advanced the research for many tropical crops including bananas, cassava, sugarcane on plant physiology and plant breeding.

6. Benjamin Cabrera - Filipino Scientist:

Doctor Benjamin Cabrera has written more than a hundred scientific publications on medical parasitology and public health - in particle research on filariasis. He has developed innovations in drug treatments against diseases caused by mosquitoes and agricultural soil.

Benjamin Cabrera - Degrees:
← 1945 - M.D. at the University of the Philippines
← 1950 -M.P.H.in Medical Parasitology and Public Health at Tulane University Benjamin Cabrera - Awards:
← 1996 - Philippine Legion of Honor Presedential Award
7. Paulo Campos - Filipino Scientist:

Filipino scientist, Doctor Paulo Campos is a specialist in nuclear medicine and the award winning writer of over seventy-five scientific papers including:...
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