Full Name: LILIA ROBLES-AUSTRIACO
Present position/ title: CONSULTANT
How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals
The AIT degree helped me significantly in the development of my career goals considering that at the time of my graduation there are few women engineers and fewer with master degree. My AIT degree was the key to work in the Philippines, Malaysia and AIT, Thailand. It was the key to be accepted by the professionals that I have to work with globally.
· Ph. D. in Communication (Summa Cum Laude), 1997,La Salle University, U.S.A.
· Diploma in Advanced Business English (with Distinction), 1983, Business Training Limited, England
· Diploma in Business English (with Distinction), 1982, Business Training Limited, England
· Master of Engineering (Structural Engineering), 1965, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
· B. S. Civil Engineering (Cum Laude and Gold Medalist), 1962, Mapua Institute of Technology, Philippines
· First Grade Government Civil Service, Philippines, 1963 to date
· Registered Civil Engineer (Third Place), Philippines, 1963 to date
Career/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT:
Dr. Austriaco had 21 years experience as an educator in the Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand. She institutionalized the research and community services in her institutions. She had 21 years experience as information professional, managing four information centers at the Asian Institute of Technology. She provided leaderships in the transfer of technology in developing countries and established three operational international networks to facilitate the exchange of information and technology transfer. She is currently serving as consultant to a civil engineering design and construction firm. The following honors and awards she received is recognition of her accomplishments: Fellow of the International Ferrocement Society; International Woman of the Year 1991-1992 from the International Biographical Centre of Cambridge, U.K.; Research fellow of the American Biographical Institute (ABI), U.S.A.; ABI Distinguished Leadership Award and Medal of Honor for outstanding achievements; International Biographical Center, U.K., Certificate of Merit for distinguished service in information science and cited in sixteen (16) Who's Who publications; Diploma for International Leadership on Ferrocement: Research and Development, and Technology Transfer, from Union Nacional de Arquitectos e Ingenieros de la Construccion de Cuba (UNAICC) and the International Ferrocement Society (IFS); The Outstanding Mapuans Award in 2000 from Mapua Institute of Technology and the National Association of Mapua Alumni (NAMA); 2003 AITAA Distinguished Alumni Award on Academic and Research Excellence; 2004 Outstanding Alumni Award in the Academe, CE-EnSE Alumni Association, Inc., Mapua Institute of Technology, Philippines. AITAA Mother Chapter Executive Secretary 1992-1999. Active member of eight (8) international and nine (9) national professional organizations.