ALABANG, Muntinlupa City- Dr. Enrico Paringit, Professor of the University of the Philippines Diliman College of Engineering, was one of the five outstanding researchers recognized during the annual convention of the Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology (PhilASST).
Paringit contributed almost two decades of his research and development (R&D) works to utilization of various spatial technologies such as resource management, environmental monitoring, and hazard assessment, which led to the creation of models for hazard and disaster risk reduction and mitigation.
He graduated with a degree of BS Geodetic Engineering in 1997, MS Remote Sensing in 1999, and Doctor of Engineering in 2003 and dedicated his professional career in serving his academe, the University of the Philippines.
“Dr. Paringit’s academic leadership is exemplified when he held the positions of Chairman and Director of the UP Department of Geodetic Engineering and Training Center for Applied Geodesy and Photogrammetry (TCAGP),” PhilASST cited.
Paringit was also entrusted with government-based projects by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and Climate Change Commission such as the sensor calibration and validation component of DIWATA, the Philippines' first microsatellite, and hazard mapping of the Philippines using LiDAR, a surveying method using laser light.
His award, the David M. Consunji Award for Engineering Research, was recently established by PhilASST and DMCI Holdings, Incorporated to give recognition to outstanding researchers in the field of engineering. ■