Meet the young and hot chemist from DOST – Elyson Encarnacion. He breaks the stereotype of a nerdy, geeky and crazy mad scientist in movies and cartoons.
According to Joseph Ubalde’s Facebook post, DOST Chemist Elyson Encarnacion is the innovator behind its latest prototype – the Hybrid Electric Train.
“LOOK : DOST’S Hybrid Electric Road Train! Here’s what it looks like inside this modern train. Also, look at the proposed stations for the train. I hope the govt supports this endeavor. Pictured here is DOST’s own chemist, Elyson Encarnacion.”
Elyson Kieth Encarnacion studied MS Environmental Science at University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.
He was a member of the UP Chemical Society before working as Science Research Specialist at the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).
The Hybrid Electric Road Train (HERT) had a test run in Clark Freeport, Pampanga last June 25. The HERT has 5 connected coaches (measuring up to 40 meters) that can accommodate 240 commuters and run up to 50 kilometers per hour. It is called Hybrid for it runs on both diesel fuel and electric battery.
Elyson Encarnacion is one of the invertors together with other Filipino engineers from DOST’s Metal Industry Research and Development Center under Makina at Teknolohiya para sa Bayan Program (Makibayan).
In his Tumblr account, he describes himself as “a chocoholic half-panda, half-polar bear who loves to bungee jump.” And in his Instagram account, “traveler/ half-panda, a quarter-polar bear, and a quarter-koala/ can survive with salmon sashimi and dark chocolate as food.” Most of his posts are pictures of his travels and adventures in and out of the country.
Yesterday, July 28, was the last day for DOST’s National Science and Technology Week at the SMX Convention Center, MOA Complex, Pasay City.