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Pinoy scientist feted by German Federal Ministry for energy research

Monday, November 02, 2015 12:00 AM    Views : 2840by:GMA News Online

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, or BMBF) announced the 27 winners of this year's Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development competition.
 
Out of 550 applicants from 90 countries, 27 scientists from 20 countries received awards from Wilfried Kraus, Head of the BMBF Directorate "Sustainability, Climate, Energy." Filipino Dr. Joey D. Ocon, who has a PhD in Environmental Science and Engineering, was one of the awardees.
 
Ocon was cited for his research into chemistry that may lead to more efficient and environment-friendly batteries.
 
"The jury valued Joey's innovative approach to this important area of research. They believe the Green Talents Forum will help him broaden his understanding on a variety of issues and not just in his circle of competence," notes the Green Talents website.
 
Academic research awarded during the competition included research into urban planning, renewable energy, biodiversity, resource management, and the sociopolitical implications of emerging technology.
The awardees joined a forum in Germany where they visited locations for sustainability research. — Bea Montenegro/TJD, GMA News

Source: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/542889/scitech/science/pinoy-scientist-feted-by-german-federal-ministry-for-energy-research#sthash.UUEmMVDN.dpuf

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