ask theory, climate technology, john frederick tapia

Hosted by EIC Mikael Angelo Francisco, Ask Theory shines the spotlight on Pinoy scientific brilliance, in a fun and entertaining “kwentuhan” format. Each episode of Ask Theory  features a Pinoy scientist from one of the various scientific disciplines. In a very casual conversation, guests explain what they do in simple terms, as well as share their fascinating stories: how they got into science, the challenges they face, what motivates them to pursue their fields, what future scientists from the Philippines can look forward to, and so much more.

Episode 102: “Scientific Immortality”: Paano Ba Nakakamit?

Dr. John Frederick Tapia is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering of De La Salle University Manila. His research interests include process systems engineering applied to different low-carbon energy systems. He is one of the recipients of the 2022 Outstanding Young Scientists Award given by the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST).

We talked about the ongoing effort to mitigate climate change, little-known technological solutions for the climate crisis, the role of Pinoy youth in science and technology, achieving scientific immortality, becoming an Outstanding Young Scientist, and more.

How to contact Dr. Fred:

  • Email: john.frederick.tapia@dlsu.edu.ph

Listen to Ask Theory Episode 102 here:


(Full transcript to follow; watch this page for updates)


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Author: Mikael Angelo Francisco

Bitten by the science writing bug, Mikael has years of writing and editorial experience under his belt. As the editor-in-chief of FlipScience, Mikael has sworn to help make science more fun and interesting for geeky readers and casual audiences alike.