Filomena F. Campos

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This is a photo of a NAST Academician, who proved her academic excellence when she graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of the Philippines Diliman in 1951. Photo courtesy of National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST).

Dr. Filomena F. Campos (born March 30, 1930) is a Filipino botanist, who is recognized for her contributions to cotton research in the Philippines.


  • B.S. (Botany), University of the Philippines, 1951
  • M.S. (Plant Genetics), University of Minnesota, 1954
  • Ph.D. (Plant Breeding/Cytogenetics), University of Maryland, 1958

Career and Contributions

Dr. Campos is famous for her research studies on cotton, which led to the development of technology to speed up cotton production to a relatively short period of three years. She also performed studies on the sunflower, a very promising source of oil and livestock feed. In recognition of her achievements, Dr. Campos was awarded PhilAAS Gregorio Y. Zara Scientists Award (1973), Ayala Award (1974), and as one of the outstanding Filipino Scientists, Presidential Award for Public Service (1976) and Woman of the World Award (1983). [1]


  1. "Dr. Filomena F. Campos." National Academy of Science and Technology, Accessed on December 21, 2020.



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