There are a number of different scientific fields that Pio Andrade Jr. has managed to excel at, including his studies into the world of radiation chemistry, food product development, ethno-botany, and the energy levels of biomass. He has also delved into the world of textile chemistry. With such a wide array of different interests, Andrade has managed to distinguish himself professionally and contributed to the economy of the Philippines with his findings, which have a direct impact in many cases on the different industries that he has discussed in his publications.
One of the more controversial sides of the work that Pio Andrade Jr. has completed is his publication of a book about the food industry, called "The Fooling of America." This was written after he completed extensive studies into food technology and handling practices, which he has a high interest in. He graduated from the Mapua Institute of Technology with a Bachelors of Science degree, and then went on to pursue his graduate studies at the University of Florida in 1974, studying food technology at this time.
In his academic and professional life, he has also received a number of honors for his work around the world. Pio Andrade Jr. was named an associate member of Sigma XI, at the Scientific Research Society of America, for his work that was completed about the subject of pesticide biodegradation. Andrade has also published a number of journalistic pieces about his research, and has shown an interest in writing a history column for the Philippines Daily Inquirer, that discusses the history of agriculture and how this all relates to technology and chemistry.
In addition to his research work in the world of chemistry, Pio Andrade Jr. has also received professional experience as a freelance technical consultant. This includes working closely with organizations, non-profits, government offices, and religious groups throughout the world. His expertise in food growth, technology, and rural industrialization have helped those who are interested in more sustainable food sources for impoverished areas or as a safe guard against the future. Agriculture and its applications are the primary focus however of Andrade, despite his many professional pursuits. He still researches not only the history of agriculture, but what the best practices are to keep it alive and relevant in different communities throughout the world. This has led to him being a lecturer in many different venues, as well as a published author.