Philippines – Surprisingly, A Filipina researcher has won the lofty Green Talents grant from the German government. In view of this, Dr. Chosel Lawagon was among the current year’s awardees in the Green Talents International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development, facilitated by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
Along with this, Authorities of the Philippine international safe haven in Berlin went to the virtual granting function and were given a private virtual space to interface with Lawagon.
The Green Talents International Forum includes a global rivalry for remarkable youthful researchers focused on advancing manageability in their networks. Lawagon was among the 25 chosen by a board of German specialists from 467 candidates from 78 nations.
Lawagon is a chief at the Center for Green Nanotechnology Innovations for Environmental Solutions at the University of Mindanao (UM). Her center is upcycling waste through nanotechnology. One of Lawagon’s examination projects, subsidized by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), is about the transformation of waste into nanoparticles that can be consolidated into brilliant cement. This undertaking could assist with tending to the requirement for stronger framework in seismic tremor inclined Mindanao.
Her subsequent exploration project includes the incorporation of nanomaterials from agrarian and plastic waste into a nanogenerator. This can possibly be a less expensive sustainable power option in contrast to sunlight based chargers.
Along with the UM College of Engineering and College of Arts and Sciences, Lawagon is likewise leading examination on the effect of landfill leachate on neighboring streams in Davao City.
Morever, As a Green Talents Awardee, Lawagon partook in the virtual Green Talents Science Forum, which gave her and her individual awardees an outline of Germany’s maintainability research scene and the chance to connect with German analysts. She will go to Germany one year from now for quite a long time of exploration in a German accomplice establishment of her decision. Lawagon got back to the Philippines in 2020 under the DOST’s Balik Scientist Program.