asias rising scientists

Asia’s Rising Scientists: Andreia Carrillo

Fascinated by our galaxy’s 13 billion-year history, Dr Andreia Carrillo is using stars as fossils to understand the Milky Way while helping foster a growing community of Filipino astrophysicists.

Professor Cheong Sok Ching smiling directly at the camera. The Head of Research in the Head and Neck Cancer division of Cancer Research Malaysia, Cheong wants to show Malaysian scientists abroad that it is possible to conduct impactful research that benefits the public back in their homeland.

Asia’s Rising Scientist: Cheong Sok Ching

Professor Cheong Sok Ching is championing the battle against cancers that disproportionately affect Asians, and leading drug development research in Malaysia.

Asia’s Rising Scientists: Senjuti Saha

Dr Senjuti Saha is advocating for an equitable global research landscape, and for researchers to reclaim their power and take charge of the problems their countries face in the Global South.

Asia’s Rising Scientists: Wan Iryani Wan Ismail

Professor Wan Iryani Wan Ismail is leading the research in showcasing the health and economic benefits of honey and beekeeping in Malaysia.

Asia’s Rising Scientists: Champika Ellawala Kankanamge

As invasive species threaten to take over aquatic ecosystems, Dr. Champika Ellawala Kankanamge works to restore the biodiversity of native plants and animals. We are revisiting this interview with her today on International Women's Day 2022.

Women Wunderkinds

To celebrate this year’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we take a look at eight shining examples of scientific excellence in Asia.

Asia’s Rising Scientists: Tatsuya Honda

Inspired by his time as a sign language interpreter, Tatsuya Honda designed Ontenna—a device that allows the Deaf to experience sound through vibration and light.

Asia’s Rising Scientists: Erika Legara

Committed to making a positive impact, Erika Legara works with decision makers, fellow researchers and students to uncover the value behind the wealth of data created every day.

Asia’s Rising Scientists: Ian Vega

By investigating the gravitational phenomena governing the Universe, Professor Ian Vega and his team are expanding the horizons of physics research in the Philippines.

Asia’s Rising Scientists: Jyotirmayee Dash

By flipping the switch on rogue genes, Dr. Jyotirmayee Dash hopes to add more tools in the ongoing crusade against cancer.