Professor Emeritus Henry J. Ramos (1950-2024)

We express our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Dr. Henry J. Ramos, Professor Emeritus from the National Institute of Physics (NIP), who peacefully passed away yesterday, March 11, 2024.

Dr. Ramos pioneered plasma physics research in the country. He joined NIP in 1981, where he founded the plasma physics laboratory and developed the plasma physics program. During his stay, he produced over 50 publications and patented inventions, namely CoaTiN, a coating technology for extending the lifespan of metallic tools.

He served as NIP’s Director from 1993 to 2000 and became a UP Scientist III in 2013. After a career that spans more than three decades at NIP, he retired in 2015 and was awarded the title of professor emeritus.

Dr. Ramos received many awards for his contributions, including the UP Advanced Technology Award in 2005, the UP Scientific Productivity Award in 2007, and the DOST 50 Men and Women of Science Award in 2008.

He was the Coordinator of the College of Science Science and Society Program from 2000 to 2003 and the Associate Dean for Research and Extension from 2003 to 2006. Dr. Ramos later served as the Director of the Projects Management and Research Generation Office under the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Development from 2011 to 2014.

Before coming to UP Diliman, Dr. Ramos was an instructor of Mathematics at UP Baguio, where he also finished his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics-Physics. He acquired his master’s degree at Flinders University in South Australia and eventually his doctorate at UP Diliman.

Dr. Ramos’ legacy to the scientific community will forever be remembered. His life will be celebrated from March 14 to 16 at St. Peter’s Chapels Commonwealth, and he will be laid to rest at Himlayang Pilipino on March 17.

Source: UP Diliman College of Science Facebook