Phil De Luna named to Bay Street Bull 30×30 and Clean50 Individual awards

Toronto, Ontario

Youngest scientist to head multi-million dollar research

Teodoro ‘Ted’ Alcuitas

Editor, Philippine Canadian News.Com

The youngest scientist to head a multi-million research facility was recently honoured with two top awards recognizing his excellence and leadership in the field.

Dr. Phil De Luna was named  to the 2021 Bay Street Bull 30X30. The 2021 Bay Street Bull 30X30 guide showcases a group of incredible individuals who are redefining the way we do business and championing their communities. From social media savants and industry-transforming entrepreneurs to game-changing entertainers and healthcare heroes, each of this year’s inductees is challenging Canadians to think (and work) differently for a brighter future.

De Luna was also named to the 2021 Clean50 Individual awards selected from 16 diverse categories that transcend industries, academia, different levels of government, thought leaders and advocates, and are based on accomplishments delivered over the prior two years. Meant to celebrate Canada’s sustainability heroes, it aims to accelerate collaboration towards a job-rich, cleaner, healthier, innovation based low-carbon economy supporting all Canadians.

A proven research scientist with over 42 published papers, the  29-year old scientist  is Program Director, National Research Council of Canada, where he directs the Materials for Clean Fuels Challenge Program with a budget of $57 million over seven years.

He leads a 40- person world class team whose mandate is to develop transformative technologies to help Canada achieve net-zero GHG emissions by 2050, They are seeking ways to make renewable fuels and chemicals from air and water via three thrusts: CO2 conversion, H2 production, and AI-accelerated materials discovery. To date, the team has over 20 collaborative projects with 15 world leading universities and start-up companies in Canada and abroad including five  patents.

Meet 28-year-old youngest director in Canada’s Nat’l Research Council

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