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26 Mar 2020

Prof. Laurence DELINA was awarded The Balik Scientist Award

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Prof. Laurence DELINA, Assistant Professor of from Division of Environment & Sustainability was awarded The Balik Scientist Award in November 2019.

The award, presented by the Department of Science and Technology of Republic of the Philippines, aims to encourage Filipino Scientists, like Prof. DELINA, or Scientists of Filipino descent to return to the Philippines to share their expertise to strengthen the scientific and technical human resources of the academe, the public and private institutions including the industry to accelerate the flow of new and strategically important technologies that are vital to national development.  More details on the award program can be found here: https://bspms.dost.gov.ph/.

As part of the award program, in 2019 winter, Prof. DELINA spent a few weeks at Philippines to give talks in universities and draw up plans for sustainable projects, including a project on climate resilient energy systems for typhoon-prone islands.  His visit at Philippines was covered by ABS-CBN News: https://news.abs-cbn.com/spotlight/12/19/19/can-ph-rest-of-world-shift-to-100-renewable-energy

  • Prof. Laurence DELINA (2nd left), Assistant Professor of Division of Environment & Sustainability, was awarded The Balik Scientist Award, presented by the Department of Science and Technology of Republic of the Philippines, in November 2019

  • Prof. Laurence DELINA presented his research findings at Philippines