Dr. Joel Marciano, Jr. • Director General • Philippine Space Agency
Dr. Joel Joseph S. Marciano Jr. was appointed as the first Director General (DG) of the Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) in January 2020, where he is now leading the buildup and mobilization of the newly created national government agency. As PhilSA DG, Dr. Marciano holds the rank of a Department Secretary and provides executive direction and supervision over the entire operations of the PhilSA and its attached units. Immediately prior to the PhilSA, Dr. Marciano served as the Director of the Advanced Science and Technology Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-ASTI). He is also a Full Professor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at the University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) where he held the Dado and Maria Banatao Professorial Chair.