In recognition of her notable achievements in the field of chemical engineering, Professor Maria Natalia Roxas-Dimaano, PhD,听Research Center for the Natural and Applied Sciences academic researcher and聽Department of Chemical Engineering聽faculty member, was conferred the 2023 Dangal ng Lipi Award in the field of Science and Technology by the Province of Bulacan on September 12, 2023 at the Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center.
The decorated Thomasian chemical engineer who specializes in energy engineering, specifically on biochar, renewable energy, and thermal energy storage, is a multi-awarded researcher who was named the “Most Outstanding Professional in Chemical Engineering” during the 2022 Professional Regulation Commission Awards.
In 2021, she was named by the Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineer as an Outstanding Chemical Engineer for Research and Development. She also received the 2011 Gregorio Y. Zara Award for Applied Research from the Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology (PHILAAST) and is a recipient of the Achievement Award from the National Research Council of the Philippines.
Dimaano is also a faculty member of the聽Graduate School, where she serves as Program Lead for Engineering.
Among the previous recipients of Dangal ng Lipi were former UST Rectors Rev. fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P., PhD and Rev. fr. Ernesto Arceo, O.P., PhD; Prof. Clarita Carillo, PhD; Prof.聽Armando聽F.聽de Jesus, PhD; Prof. Allan B. de Guzman, PhD.
The awarding ceremonies was spearheaded by Dangal ng Bulacan Foundation, Inc.