Dr. Gerald Galgana


Professional Background


PhD Geophysics (2009), Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA

MS Geophysics  (2005), Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA

Graduate work, Public Management Program, University of the Philippines Open University, 1999-2002.

Grad. Diploma in R&D Management (1998) – University of the Philippines  Open University, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines

BS Geodetic Engineering (1992) – University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila


Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2009-present)         
Lunar and Planetary Institute, Universities Space Research Association (USRA), Houston, TX

Graduate Research Assistant/Instructor/Associate Instructor (2002-2008)
Department of Geological Sciences, Indiana University-Bloomington, IN, USA

Remote Sensing Specialist (1999-2002)
Manila Observatory, Quezon City, Philippines

Geodetic Engineer/Manager, Surveys and Mapping + Physical Planning Departments (1994-99)
Empire East Land Holdings Incorporated (Megaworld Group of Companies), Makati City, Philippines

Geodetic Engineer/Section supervisor, Surveys and Mapping Group (1993-1994)
Megaworld Properties & Holdings,Inc., Makati City, Philippines

Research Officer (1992-93)
Remote Sensing Center, Philippines-Australia Remote Sensing Project,
University of the Philippines-Diliman, Quezon City


Indiana Academy of Science (2011)
Seismological Society of America (2007-present)
American Geophysical Union (2004-present)
Society of Exploration Geophysicists
American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (2004-2008)
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (2004-2009)
Indiana University Alumni Association (Life member)
Geodetic Engineers of the Philippines
Philippine Association of Research Management (PHILARM)
University of the Philippines Alumni Engineers Association
Philippine Astronomical Society
Geodetic Engineering Club, University of the Philippines


  • Indiana University Matias Ochoada Academic Award, Finalist, November 2008
  • Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Research Fellowship, Finalist, April 2008
  • Patton Research Award, 2007 (Outstanding Research on Indiana Geology);
  • Geology Publications Award, 2007
  • UNAVCO  Conference Grant, 2006
  • USGS-funded Research Fellowships, 2004, 2007–2008
  • NSF-funded Research Fellowship, 2002–2003
  • Teaching Fellowships,  Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences, 2004–2007
  • Manila Observatory Fellowship
  • Professional Regulation Commission, Geodetic Engineering Licensure Medal
  • Outstanding Research Project Award, Univ. of the Philippines Engineering R& D Foundation (UPERDFI)
  • Geodetic Engineering Study Grant, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines


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May 18, 2011