ACEF Speaker

Rogel Santos

Chief, Marine Geological Survey Division,
Mines And Geosciences Bureau

Dr. Rogel A. Santos has been in the minerals and mining industry for over 35 years. Part of his work experience was on audit of the mineralization and mining potential of a property or prospect and on Research and Development (R & D) on various types of ore mineralization but focusing mainly on nickeliferous laterite geochemistry and chromite formation. His recent activities dwell mainly on marine mineral exploration, geochemistry, and mining with their potential coastal effects. Since 2007 Dr. Santos has served several mining companies from being a Senior Consultant to Superintendent for Mine Geology and Exploration and since 2015 as Acting-VP for Mining Operations. Upon his return as public servant, Dr. Santos now serves as the Chief of the Marine Geological Survey Division augmenting his more than two decades of service as Supervising Science Research Specialist under the Philippines Mines and Geosciences Bureau of the DENR. From 2000-2007 Dr. Santos holds the post of Professor 2 at Mapua University for Geochemistry, Resources Geology, and Environmental Geology. He on occasions sits as defense panelist and thesis reader for masteral students both for Mapua University and the University of the Philippines. Dr. Santos presently serves as Chairperson of the Competent Person Accreditation Sub-Committee under the Philippine Mineral Reporting Code of the Geological Society of the Philippines (GSP) and on his third term as Vice President of GSP. He is a recipient of a national award as the Professional of the Year Award in the field of Geology by the Philippines Professionals Regulation Commission in 2016 and an Alumni Achievement Award in 2017 from his alma mater, Quezon City Science High School. He earned his graduate degrees, Master of Science and Doctor of Science, at the Geological Institute of the University of Tokyo. He took his Post-doctoral fellowship at Systems Sciences Department (Applied Chemistry) also at the University of Tokyo. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Geology at the Mapua University under the grant of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau."


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