With the 𝟮𝟬𝘁𝗵 𝗔𝗣𝗖𝗖𝗵𝗘 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗴𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀 fast approaching, we become closer to delving into diverse fields of science and technology with an intent to foster greater unity among chemical engineers, chemists, and those of related professions across the Asia Pacific region. To help make this possible, we have the highly acclaimed 𝗗𝗿. 𝗥𝗮𝘆𝗺𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝗥. 𝗧𝗮𝗻 of the Philippines as our 𝟐𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐫 who will share invaluable insights and expertise to help propel the community towards progress and development.
At the present, Dr. Raymond R. Tan is the Vice President for Research and Innovation of De La Salle University (DLSU), which is a top-leading academic institution that placed 401-600th in the Impact Rankings 2022 and 1201–1500th in the World University Rankings 2023. At the same time, he is also a Distinguished Full-time Professor of the Department of Chemical Engineering and a University Fellow of DLSU. Besides these, he is currently an Academician at the Philippine National Academy of Science and Technology.
In the Scopus database, Dr. Tan has over 500 publications and 11,000 citations, with an h-index of 54 — a score suggesting that his works are beyond outstanding. His research revolves around process systems engineering with applications to carbon management and process integration. To name a few of his numerous breakthroughs, he is the co-developer of the carbon emissions pinch analysis (CEPA) algorithm, an editor-in-chief of Process Integration and Optimization for Sustainability, an associate editor of Sustainable Production and Consumption and Cleaner Engineering and Technology, and an editorial board member of Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy.
With all of his accomplishments, Dr. Tan received multiple scientific awards from organizations in the Philippines and even ranked in the “Stanford List” of the top 2% of the world’s scientists, as well as the Reuters “Hot List” of the world’s 1,000 most influential climate researchers.