Arturo Alcaraz Biography, Contribution

Arturo Alcaraz is a Filipino scientist and academician. He is considered as the Father of Philippine Geothermal Energy.

Personal Information
Full Name : Arturo Pineda Alcaraz
Birth Date : March 21, 1916
Died : March 10, 2001 (age 84)
Birthplace : Manila, Philippines

College : University of the Philippines Manila
College : Mapua Institute of Technology (now, Mapua University)
Degree : Marine Engineering (1937)
Master : Master of Science in Geology (University of Wisconsin, 1941)
* Special Training in volcanology, University of California, Berkeley
* Special Training in geothermal energy, Kyushu University

Career Highlights
* Consultant, Philippine National Oil Company
* Chief, National Power Corporation Geothermal Division (Retired in 1981)
* Chief Geophysicist, Philippine Weather Bureau
* Scientist, Bureau of Mines

Contribution to Science
Dr. Alcaraz was responsible for the establishment of geothermal power plants in rural areas in the country namely, Tiwi, Albay, Mt. Makiling, Mt. Banahaw, and in Leyte.

1982 – Ramon Magsaysay award for Government Service

RELATED: List of Filipino Scientists and their Contributions to Science

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