Republic of the Philippines
Prof. Dr. Evelyn B. Taboada
Dr. Evelyn B. Taboada is the dean and professor, School of Engineering, University of San Carlos, Cebu City, Philippines. She has over 10 years of experience in holding workshops and trainings related to engineering education as well as in giving talks, lectures, research-related presentations in workshops and conferences. Her research interests include bioprocess engineering, sustainable production and consumption, integrated food/water/waste/energy engineering, circular economy, and intellectual property (IP). She is a two-time awardee of the prestigious WIPO Gold Medal for Inventors for her technological innovations and outstanding achievement in utilizing IP for social and economic development. She also received the Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award from the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organizations (AFEO) and the maiden Prize for Engineering Excellence Award from the Manila Water Foundation in 2015. She completed her PhD Biochemical Engineering (2005) and advanced Master’s degree in Biotechnology (2001) from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.