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PNRI Scientist Awarded as DOST Woman Leader During Women’s Month

PNRI Scientist and Atomic Research Division Chief Dr. Lucille Abad (2nd from left) was among several awardees acknowledged as Women Leaders of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) during the Women's Month Celebration on March 19 at the Hotel Jen Manila, Pasay City.

The award was presented by DOST Secretary Fortunato De La Peña (2nd from right), DOST Undersecretary for Scientific and Technical Services Dr. Carol Yorobe (extreme right) and Director Elizabeth Fontanilla of the DOST Administrative and Legal Service (extreme left).

Dr. Abad is a Career Scientist II under the Scientific Career System, and a Civil Service Commission Dangal ng Bayan Awardee. A specialist in radiation chemistry, she served as lead country and national project coordinator for various projects by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) involving radiation processing for agricultural, industrial and medical purposes.

She was previously the head of the PNRI Chemistry Research Section, and among her major R&D projects are the Carrageenan Plant Growth Promoter for increasing the yield of rice and other crops, and the Hydrogel Wound Dressing for burns, wounds and bedsores.

The National Women's Month celebration every March is part of the worldwide celebration of International Women's Day every March 8.

With selected photos from DOST-Science and Technology Information Institute


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