PNRI bags highest number of DOST IPA awards with 47 int'l publications
Congratulations to the DOST - Philippine Nuclear Research Institute for once again winning the highest number of awarded publications among DOST agencies for the third straight year!
A total of 47 publications authored by 32 PNRI scientists and researchers were each awarded the International Publication Award as part of the 2020 DOST Intellectual Property Awards.
Meanwhile, members of the PNRI Isotope Techniques Section won the DOST Utility Model Award for their work and successful registration of the "Method for Pretreating Alumina for Chromatographic Separation in Radionuclide Generator".
The awards were announced during the 5th DOST Virtual Flag Raising Ceremony hosted by the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST PHL), the Philippines’ leading advisory and scientific recognition body.
The DOST International Publication Award is given annually to DOST scientists and researchers who were able to publish their research outputs in Thomson Reuters (formerly ISI) or Scopus indexed journals in the last three years before the year of the nomination.
The DOST Granted Patent and Utility Model Registration Awards are given in recognition of the efforts of DOST technology developers whose technologies have been granted patent or utility model registration in the last three (3) years preceding the award.
The record number of publications is the highest achieved by PNRI as yet, having continuously garnered the awards since the first DOST IPA in 2013. PNRI has also previously won the most number of publications among DOST agencies, having earned the same distinction in 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2019.
PH nuclear S&T innovations go online at Atomic Energy Week
Online is the way to go this season as the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (DOST-PNRI) celebrates the 48th Atomic Energy Week (AEW) from December 7-11, 2020. Throughout the week, the Institute will use the online platform to showcase the latest developments in the local nuclear S&T community.
Comprising virtual events, contests, exhibits, and a research conference, this year’s online celebration will be simulcast across various social media platforms to reach more attendees while ensuring everyone’s safety.
With the theme “Agham at Teknolohiyang Pangnukleyar: Sandigan ng Kalusugan, Kaayusan, Kabuhayan at Kinabukasan," the Institute highlights the atom’s role in addressing pressing problems in the society and in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The theme also highlights nuclear energy’s potential in contributing to economic recovery and adapting to the “new normal” particularly through the government’s recent interest in nuclear power as the government studies its inclusion in the energy mix.
Research confab features 73 local & int'l nuclear studies
Presenting their latest innovations, some 73 researches in the field of nuclear science will be on spotlight at the 2nd Philippine Nuclear Research and Development Conference (PNRDC 2020) to be hosted by the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (DOST-PNRI) from December 8 to 10, 2020.
With the theme “AmBisyong Nukleyar Tungo sa Maunlad na Pilipinas,” the PNRDC highlights the growing role of the atom in national development, such as the diverse applications of nuclear energy that respond to society’s pressing needs and the possible inclusion of nuclear power in the country’s energy mix.
“Through the PNRDC, we aim to disseminate the latest advancements of national and international trends in nuclear R&D, impacts, and policies to the public,” says Dr. Angel Bautista VII, PNRDC chairperson. “The PNRDC will likewise provide a forum for nuclear S&T and policy discourse among researchers and the general public.”
Dr. Bautista said that as of this writing, the PNRDC 2020 already has on its list of participants some 237 authors with 53 affiliations from eight countries
PH Nuclear Institute at the 2020 National Science and Technology Week
Highlighting the indispensable role of science in the country’s rise from the pandemic, the Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (DOST-PNRI) joins hands with the DOST and its line agencies in the virtual celebration of the 2020 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) from November 23 to 29.
With the theme “Agham at Teknolohiya: Sandigan ng Kalusugan, Kaayusan, Kabuhayan at Kinabukasan”, the 2020 NSTW will highlight technologies that focus on addressing pressing problems while responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and helping the economy and society adjust to the new normal. These virtual exhibits and activities were divided into four thematic clusters, namely Kalusugan, Kaayusan, Kabuhayan, and Kinabukasan.