Dean Uy receives Engineering Excellence Award from Manila Water Foundation

Manila Water Foundation (MWF) honored four Filipino engineers who made significant social impact at the MWF Prize for Engineering Excellence Awarding Ceremony on February 3 at Seda Hotel Vertis North in Quezon City.

The Manila Water Foundation Prize for Engineering Excellence (The Prize) is the only recognizing body in the Philippines that honors engineers who made notable contributions in solving development problems in the areas of water, sanitation, environment, and sustainability.

In partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Philippine Technological Council (PTC), the umbrella organization of the thirteen professional engineering organizations in the Philippines, The Prize honored four awardees this year -- Engr. Alexis T. Belonio, Dr. Michael A. Gragasin, Dr. Ruel M. Mojica, and Dr. Francis Aldrine A. Uy.

Dr. Uy, a civil engineer, invented the Universal Structural Health Evaluation and Recording (USHER) System which helps structural engineers and other related professionals to conduct regular structural integrity monitoring and detect damage levels on their own. His invention is especially helpful to the disaster preparedness of the country that is vulnerable to earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions.

Now on in its third run, MWF, PTC, and DOST conduct a biennial nationwide search for extraordinary Filipino engineers to recognize their contributions, help them achieve a wider reach and help promote their technologies to contribute to national progress.