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Geologist Jeffrey Perez lauded as an Outstanding Young Scientist PDF Print
Thursday, 06 July 2017 15:36


Jeffrey Perez, Supervising Science Research Specialist of the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (DOST-PHIVOLCS), is hailed as one of the Outstanding Young Scientists by the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) for his contributions in the field of geology.

NAST, the highest recognition and advisory body to the government and science community on matters related to science and technology, has recognized Perez for his research findings that provided better understanding of the fault distribution, segmentation, earthquake generation potential, and history of surface-rupturing earthquakes along the different segments of the Philippine fault in eastern Mindanao. He led the active faults and paleoseismic studies along the Philippine fault, and was also part of the team that mapped and conducted paleoseismic studies along the Valley Fault System that traverses Greater Metro Manila Area and other active faults in the Philippines.

Their work has updated the active faults map of the Philippines, which is extensively used in seismic hazard assessment by different stakeholders for land-use and disaster risk reduction mitigation plans. He also effectively communicates geohazard information and disaster risk reduction researches to various stakeholders through engaging lectures and seminars for communities to be pro-active in earthquake and tsunami preparedness.

In addition, Perez received various awards such as the 2015 DOST International Publication Award, 2016, 2015 and 2011 PHIVOLCS Research Publication Award and 2007 PHIVOLCS Model Employee (Technical) Award.

The Outstanding Young Scientist Award will be presented to Jeffrey Perez on July 11, 2017 at World Trade Center, Pasay City and on July 13, 2017 during the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) - Annual Scientific Meeting on at Manila Hotel.