Sunday, March 22, 2015

Directory of Philippine Professional Astronomers

The following is a listing of the professional astronomers in the country (those with formal education in astronomy), as well as a listing of the schools & universities they've attended.
[Information added to the best of my knowledge. For additions, corrections, or omissions please send me a message. Thank you.]

Post-Doc/Doctoral Level
Those who have completed their post-doc or doctoral work in astronomy/astrophysics.

Dr. Reinabelle Reyes, Ph. D.
Post-Doc, Kavli Institute, University of Chicago
Ph. D. in Astrophysics, Princeton University
Diploma in High Energy Physics, Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics
BS Physics, ADMU

Dr. Jelly Grace Nonesa, Ph. D.
Astrophysics, Hiroshima University (2006)
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
MSU-IIT

Dr. Rogel Mari Sese, Ph. D.


Masteral/Graduate Degree Level
Those who have completed masteral or other graduate degrees in astronomy/astrophysics.

Dr. Armando Lee, M.D.
MS Astronomy, Rizal Technological University

Angelito Sing
MS Astronomy, Rizal Technological University

Mark Glen Victorino
MS Astronomy, Rizal Technological University (2015)

Reuel Norman Marigza, Jr.
MS Astronomy (thesis pending), RTU
Graduate Diploma in Astronomy, RTU
International School for Young Astronomers, Indonesia
BS Physics with emphasis on computer applications, SU

Vanessa Kate (Ramos) Cristo
MS Astronomy (thesis pending), RTU
Graduate Diploma in Astronomy, RTU
BS Physics for teachers, PNU

Lieza Crisostomo
MS Astronomy (thesis pending), RTU
Graduate Diploma in Astronomy, RTU
BS Physics for teachers, PNU

Pamela Luz Labios
MS Astronomy (thesis pending), RTU
Graduate Diploma in Astronomy, RTU
BS Physics for teachers, PNU

Ruby Dela Cruz
Graduate Diploma in Astronomy, RTU
2012 Sokendai Winter School, Japan
International School for Young Astronomers, Indonesia
NARIT-KASI Winter School in Introductory Radio Astronomy, Thailand

Edward Von Delelis
Graduate Diploma in Astronomy, RTU

Engr. Joselito Cruz
MS Astronomy (thesis pending), RTU
Graduate Diploma in Astronomy, RTU

Peejay Lim
MS Astronomy (thesis pending), RTU
Graduate Diploma in Astronomy, RTU

Dhan Deguia
Graduate Diploma in Astronomy, RTU

Mary Ruth Velasco
Graduate Diploma in Astronomy, RTU

Jimdel Macapagal
Graduate Diploma in Astronomy, RTU

Rosalyn Pen
Graduate Diploma in Astronomy, RTU

Ol Honrade
Graduate Diploma in Astronomy, RTU

Mark Anthony Honrade
Graduate Diploma in Astronomy, RTU

Viridiana Paradas
Graduate Diploma in Astronomy, RTU

Frederick Gabriana
Graduate Diploma in Astronomy, RTU
2012 Sokendai Winter School, Japan

Ryan Manuel Guido
MS Astronomy, RTU
Graduate Diploma in Astronomy, RTU
NARIT-KASI Winter School in Introductory Radio Astronomy, Thailand


Undergraduate Level
Those who have completed undergraduate studies in astronomy/astrophysics.
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Frank Kelvin Martinez
MS Astronomy (ongoing)
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2012)

Rhayan Coronel
MS Astronomy (stopped)
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2012)

Lordnico Mendoza
MS Astronomy (stopped)
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2012)

Pauline Pearl Divinagracia
International School for Young Astronomers, Indonesia (2013)
MS Astronomy (ongoing)
NARIT-KASI Winter School in Introductory Radio Astronomy, Thailand
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2013)

Ma. Angela Lourdes Lequiron
MS ,Korean Astronomy Space Science Institute (ongoing)
International School for Young Astronomers, Thailand (2015)
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2013)

Miguel Artificio
MS Astronomy (ongoing)
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2013)

John Christian Lequiron
MS Meteorology, UP (ongoing)
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2014)

Princess Tucio
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2014)

Harry Casimir Merrida
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2014)

Girlie Cortez
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2015)

Joanna Marie Cayas
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2015)

John Ariel Marcelino
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2015)

Frank Fitzgerald Batin
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2015)

Mariel Juanillo
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2015)

Mary Crystalline Araracap
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2015)

Rose Ann Bautista
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2015)

Jerome Felicidario
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2015)

Ehmir Cristobal
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2015)

Jhoana Tabios
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2015)

Jerick Pajanustan
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2015)

Andreia Carillo
BS Astronomy and Astrophysics, Michigan University

Ren Avell Flores
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2016)

Margareth Custodio
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2016)

Aldrin Gabuya
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2016)

Ben Geronimo
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2016)

Jhan Curt Fernandez
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2016)

Macky Villa
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2016)

Jeron Lamatao
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2016)

Reynan Campana
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2016)

Joem Inguito
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2016)

Sharmae Hajar
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2016)
International School for Young Astronomers, Thailand (2015)

Michael Figueroa
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2016)

MAry Grace Arcenal
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2016)

Joshua Guda
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2016)

John Paul Arroyo
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2016)

Paulo de Mesa
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2016)

Julie Anne Delda
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2017)

Jhan Jhan Abel
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2017)

Xyrene Angeles
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2017)

Paul Arce
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2017)

Carmela Ariñas
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2017)

John Anthony Castillo
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2017)

Ramcis Allen Chan
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2017)

Jerald Llante De Leon
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2017)

John Nehemiah Dones
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2017)

Bryan Españo
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2017)

Val Gerald Garrido
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2017)

Jeroh Hiyastro
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2017)

Princess Catherine Pornea Ilagan
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2017)

Jason Kalaw
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2017)

Lanz Anthonee Lagman
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2017)

Christine Miranda
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2017)

Ma. Christina Nuñez
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2017)

Jomar Tutor Razo
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2017)

Abigail Tañola
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2017)

Pauline Grace Viñas
BS Astronomy Technology, RTU (2017)


IAU Individual Members
Philippine Members to the International Astronomical Union

Dr. Jesus Rodrigo Torres, Ph. D.
IAU individual member:
  • Member of Division A Fundamental Astronomy
  • Member of Division C Education, Outreach and Heritage
  • Member of Division C Commission 46 Astronomy Education & Development]

  • Dr. Cynthia Celebre, Ph. D.
    IAU individual member:
  • Member of Division C Education, Outreach and Heritage
  • Member of Division C Commission 46 Astronomy Education & Development]

  • Dr. Jose Perico Esguerra, Ph. D.
    IAU individual member:
  • Member of Division A Fundamental Astronomy
  • Member of Division C Education, Outreach and Heritage
  • Member of Division H Interstellar Matter and Local Universe
  • Member of Division A Commission 7 Celestial Mechanics & Dynamical Astronomy
  • Member of Division H Commission 33 Structure & Dynamics of the Galactic System
  • Member of Division C Commission 46 Astronomy Education & Development
  • Member of Division C Commission 55 Communicating Astronomy with the Public

  • Dr. Bernardo Soriano, Ph. D.
    IAU individual member:
  • Member of Division C Education, Outreach and Heritage
  • Member of Division C Commission 46 Astronomy Education & Development

  • Dr. Rogel Mari Sese, Ph. D.
    IAU individual member:
  • Member of Division A Fundamental Astronomy
  • Member of Division B Facilities, Technologies and Data Science
  • Member of Division C Education, Outreach and Heritage
  • Member of Division F Planetary Systems and Bioastronomy
  • Member of Division G Stars and Stellar Physics
  • Member of Division B Commission 40 Radio Astronomy
  • Member of Division C Commission 46 Astronomy Education & Development
  • Member of Division B Commission 50 Protection of Existing & Potential Observatory Sites
  • Member of Division C Commission 55 Communicating Astronomy with the Public

  • Dr. Renato Vinluan, Ph. D.
    IAU individual member (inactive)

    *Note: local universities abbreviated
    RTU - Rizal Technological University
    ADMU - Ateneo De Manila University
    UP - University of the Philippines
    MSU-IIT - Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology
    PNU - Philippine Normal University
    SU - Silliman University

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