Field of award: Geology
Year awarded: 1993
Division: Physical Sciences
In recognition of his significant researches in igneous petrology, order geochemistry, economic geology and tectonics. Economically viable mineral deposits discovered through the parameters set by his researches may help the country in terms of revenue and employment generation and may translate to savings in exploration costs, time and effort.
Education: DSc (Geology) University of Tokyo, Japan 1990; MS (Geology) University of Tokyo, Japan 1987; BS (Geology) University of the Philippines, Diliman 1980