Julian Banzon Biography, Contribution to Science

Julian Banzon is a Filipino scientist and chemist who received the National Scientist Award in 1986.

Personal Information
Full Name – Julian Arca Banzon
Birth Date : March 25, 1908
Died : 13 September 1988 (aged 80)
Birthplace : Balanga, Bataan, Philippines
Spouse: Vicencia Fernandez
Children: 10

Education
College : University of the Philippines Manila
Course : Chemistry
Master : Biophysical Chemistry from Iowa State University (1937)
Doctorate: PhD in Biochemistry with a minor in Microbiology (1940)
* Dissertation: Fermentative utilization of cassava; the production of ethanol

Career Highlights
1981-1988 – Member, National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST)
1972-1973 – Chairman, Division of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Science of the National Research Council of the Philippines
1972-1973 – Food and Science Technology Professor, UPLB
1970-1972 – Officer In Charge, Division of food science and technology at UP Los BaƱos
1963-1970 – Chairman, UPLB Department of Agriculture Chemistry
1960-1963 – Chief Scientist, Philippine Atomic Energy Commission
1951-1955 – Associate Professor and Assistant Chemist, UPLB Department of Agriculture Chemistry

Contribution to Science
Renewable sources of chemicals and fuels particularly the production of ethyl esters from sugarcane and coconut

Awards
1986 – National Scientist of the Philippines
1980 – Distinguished Service Award from the Integrated Chemist of the Philippines, Inc.
1978 – Chemist of the Year Award from the Professional Regulation Commission
1976 – PHILSUGIN Award for research from the Crop Society of the Philippines

RELATED: List of Filipino Scientists and Their Contributions To Science
See also: List of Famous Filipino Authors and Their Books
See also: List of Philippine Presidents and Vice Presidents

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