ask theory, environmental engineering, susan gallardo

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 125: Mas Malinis Na Tubig At Hangin Sa Pilipinas: Posible Ba?

Dr. Susan Gallardo is a retired professor of Chemical Engineering at De La Salle University (DLSU). In 2019, she received the David M. Consunji Award for Engineering Research for her work in environmental engineering and catalysis, as well as industrial and hazardous waste treatment and management. She is actively involved in community service and organizations like JSPS Alumni Association, Association of Tokyo Tech Alumni and Research Scholars, Women Engineers Network and more.

We talked about clean air technologies in the Philippines, what it would take for most, if not all Filipinos to have clean water, challenges in hazardous waste management in the Philippines, her community service work, and more.

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