Dayrit, Fabian M.
Ph. D. Chemistry
In recognition of his outstanding scientific researches in the field of chemistry, spectroscopy and environmental science which in various ways, have contributed in the growth of science and science education in the country.
His research in natural products has led to a better understanding of bioactives and the identification of a new compound from indigenous plants particularly lagundi. He has explored the use of nuclear magnetic resonance for chemical analysis as well as structural analysis of polysaccharides, espcially carrageenan from Philippine seaweeds.
he has developed a methodology using Gas Chromatography coupled with high resolution Mass Spectrometry for low-level analysis of various compounds, including 3-MCPD in soy sauce and drugs in urine, that show our capabilities in doing world-class chemical analysis.
His scientific and academic works have resulted in various publications in ISI-listed and non-ISI-listed journals, thus raising the bar of Philippine research standards in chemistry, spectroscopy, and environmental science.