Friday, September 27, 2013

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awards 2013

This year (2013) eight scientists have been selected for the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awards for Science & Technology. Awards were announced during CSIR’s 71st foundation day.

Biological Science
1. Dr Sathees Chukkurumbal Raghavan, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, IISc, Bangalore.
Research Areas: Cancer Genetics, Genomic instability, DNA repair and recombination

Chemcial Sciences
1. Dr Yamuna Krishnan, Reader, National Centre for Biological Sciences, (TIFR) UAS-GKVK, Bangalore.
Research Areas: Structure and Dynamics of Nucleic Acids.

Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean & Planetary Sciences
No Award in this category.

Engineering Sciences
1. Dr Bikramjit Basu, Materials Research Centre, IISc, Bangalore.
Research Areas: Biomaterials for hard tissue replacement applications, External field assisted cell-biomaterial interaction, Spark Plasma Sintering of Nanoceramics and Nanoceramic composite
2. Dr Suman Chakraborty, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT KGP.
Research Areas: Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, Interfacial Phenomena and Phase Change, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

Mathematical Sciences
1. Dr Eknath Prabhakar Ghate, Associate Professor, School of Mathematical Sciences, TIFR, Mumbai

Medical Sciences
1. Dr Pushkar Sharma, National Institute of Immunology (NII), New Delhi
Research Areas: Dissection of eukaryotic cell signalling pathways.

Physical Sciences
1. Dr Amol Dighe, Professor, Department of Theoretical Physics, TIFR, Mumbai                                         2. Dr Vijay Balakrishna Shenoy, Department of Physics, IISc, Bangalore.
Research Areas: Physics of strong correlations (High Tc, Manganites,Topological Insulators), Cold quantum gases and optical lattices, Nanoscience with focus on correlation effects in nanosystems


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