Executive Director
UP Resilience Institute (UPRI)

He is the executive director of the UP Resilience Institute (UPRI) and director of the UPRI-NOAH Center. He has been a leading expert in the research of disaster risk reduction strategies, climate change actions, and natural hazards. He is also an Academician of the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) and Professor at the National Institute of Geological Sciences (NIGS), University of the Philippines Diliman.

Through both the UPRI and UPRI-NOAH Center, Dr. Lagmay provided both his leadership and expertise in the research, development, and provision of extension services on natural hazards, disaster risk reduction, and climate change actions. 

He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of the Philippines and holds a Ph.D. degree in Earth Sciences form the University of Caimbridge (2001). He was a visiting scientist at the Geophysics Department of Stanford University from April 2006 to March 2007. 

An awardee of the Ten Outstanding Filipinos (TOFIL) in 2013, he is a geologist, scientist, and teacher by profession. Yet he is beloved by many for his insightful and witty insights on studying hazards, climate change, and disaster mitigation and management.