William G. Padolina
Field of award: Phytochemistry
Year awarded: 1982
Division: Chemical Sciences
In recognition of his varied studies and works in phytochemistry, including identification and isolation of biologically-active components of Philippine medicinal plants, preparation of new coconut fatty acid derivatives, extraction of natural insecticides from indigenous plants, biogas generation from crop residues and reduction in breeding time of important crops.
Current Position: President
Office Address: National Academy of Science and Technology
Education: PhD (Phytochemistry), The University of Texas at Austin 1973; BS (Agricultural Chemistry), University of the Philippines 1968