Luz Oliveros Belardo Biography, Contribution

Luz Oliveros Belardo is a Filipino scientist and pharmacist. In 1987, she was awarded National Scientist of the Philippines for her extensive research on herbal medicine and essential oils.

Personal Information
Full Name – Luz Oliveros Belardo
Birth Date : November 3, 1906
Died : December 12, 1999
Birthplace : Navotas City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Spouse : Ricardo A. Belardo
Children: 2 Daughters

Education
College : University of the Philippines (1928)
Course : Pharmacy
Master : Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of the Philippines
Doctorate : Pharmaceutical chemistry, University of Connecticut

Career Highlights
* Director of the Natural Sciences Research Center at the Philippine Women’s University
* Dean, College of Pharmacy of Philippine Women’s University in 1947

Contribution to Science
Luz Belardo did extensive research on phytochemical properties of plants in the Philippines for essential oils and herbal medication. Specifically, she was able to extract at least 33 essential oils such as Cymbopogon citratus otherwise known as lemon grass oil.

Awards
1987 – National Scientist of the Philippines
1984 – National Research Council of the Philippines Award in Phytochemistry
1974 – Achievement Award in Natural Science by Philippine Association of University Women
1963 – Outstanding Pharmacist Award by Philippine Pharmaceutical Association

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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