Ronald D. Villanueva
Field of award: Marine Science
Year awarded: 2009
Division: Biological Sciences
In recognition of his outstanding contributions in seaweed research that covers topics from seaweed extraction, characterization, and formulation studies to culture and effects of seaweed malaise. His papers on seaweed science have tremendous impact that have led to his inclusion in the network of international phycologists. Through his work on polysaccharides, some problems of the Philippine seaweed industry are now better understood and his works on seaweeds and corals have created positive effects on the Philippine seaweed and mariculture industries as well as in the conservation of the marine environment.
Current Position: Research Assistant Professor
Office Address: The Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines DIliman
Education: PhD (Marine Science) University of the Philippines Diliman 2006; BS (Industrial Pharmacy) University of the Philippines Diliman 1994