Arnel A. Salvador
Field of award: Physics
Year awarded: 2002
Division: Physical Sciences
In recognition of his significant work and accomplishments in the fields of Physics specifically in III-V compound semiconductor materials. His work is highly cited and covers areas in fundamental physics, materials science, and optoelectronics. His most recent contribution to the Philippine Science is his pioneering in the field of molecular beam epitaxy- a current technique in growing thin films for semiconductor devices, and opto-electronics. Through his efforts, he has set up an active semiconductor research group in the Philippines. He has demonstrated the capability to grow, fabricate and characterize Group III semiconductor devices, which will bring us at par with our more advanced Asian counterparts in the fields of semiconductor research.
Current Position: Director
Office Address: National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City
Education: PhD (Physics), University of Illinois 1993; BS (Physics), University of the Philippines 1983