Alfredo Mahar Francisco A. Lagmay, Ph.D.



University Scientist III

Educational Background

PhD in Geology (Physical Volcanology, Volcano-Tectonics, Computational Fluid Dynamics) - 2001
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Research Interests

Volcano-Tectonics, Remote Sensing, Geohazards  

Selected Publications

A.M.F. Lagmay, B. van Wyk de Vries, N. Kerle and D.M. Pyle. (2000) Volcanic instability induced by strike-slip faulting. Eos. V31-D003.

A.M.F. Lagmay, R.P. Agaton, M.A. Bahala, J.B. Briones, K.M. Cabacaba, C.V. Caro, L.L. Dasallas, L.L. Gonzalo, C.N. Ladiero, J.P. Lapidez, M.F. Muncal, J.R. Puno, M.C. Ramos, J. Santiago, J.K. Suarez, J.D. Tablazon. (2015). Devastating Storm Surges of Typhoon Haiyan. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. V. 11 pp. 1-12.

E. Paguican, B. Van Wyk de Vries and A.M.F. Lagmay. (2014). Hummocks: how they form and how they evolve in rockslide-debris avalanches. Landslides, Vol 11, Issue 1, pp 67-80. 10.1007/s10346-012-0368-y.

Other Information

Notable Awards

  • Asia’s Top 100 scientists – ranked number 10 in 2016, by the Asian Scientist Magazine (ASM)
  • 2015 European Geosciences Union (EGU) Plinius Medal
  • 2013 Outstanding Filipino (TOFIL) Award

Other positions

  • Academician, National Academy of Science and Technology
  • Head, Volcano-Tectonics Laboratory
  • Executive Director, University of the Philippines Resilience Institute
    • established in 2016 to undertake research and creative work, disseminate research findings, and improve the capability of the UP System to formulate and implement advanced academic programs on disaster resilience in the Philippines and the Pacific Rim region.
  • Director, UP Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH) Center
    • research center established to conduct research, development, and extension services on natural hazards, disaster risk reduction, and climate change actions