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

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

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

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See also: List of Famous Filipino Authors and Their Books

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