Drexel H. Camacho

Drexel H. Camacho

Field of award: Chemistry

Year awarded: 2007

Division: Chemical Sciences


In recognition of his significant contributions in the utilization of organometallics in catalysis which afforded novel methods that are high yielding, environmentally friendly and atom economical in synthesizing biologically important compounds, difficult to prepare macromolecules and unique conjugated systems. The innovative macrocylic organometallic compounds he designed have found application as catalysts that can tolerate industrial conditions in preparing polymers with novel properties. His contribution in the semiconductor industry paved the way of an optimized process conditions, improved product yields, and better quality through understanding of polymer chemistry allowing the development of next generation materials and processes that are economical to the semiconductor manufacturing in the Philippines.

Current Position: Associate Professor
Office Address: Chemistry Department, De La Salle University, 2401 Taft Avenue, Manila
Education: PhD (Chemistry), Tohoku University, Japan 2002; MS (Chemistry), De La Salle University, Manila 1997; BS (Chemistry for Teachers) magna cum laude, Philippine Normal University 1992