SS Bhatnagar Award 2016
Prof. Subramanian Anantha Ramakrishna (MSC5/PHY/1995) who has been chosen for the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award 2016 for Physical Sciences category by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India.
Currently, Prof. Ramakrishna is a Professor in the Department of Physics at IIT Kanpur. Prof. Ramakrishna's works in the areas of Optics/ Photonics (metamaterials, plasmonics), micro- and nano-structured materials (metamaterial and photonic nanostructures), and condensed matter physics
The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award is given each year for outstanding contributions made by Indian scientists in the field of science and technology. The SSB Prize carries with it a citation, a cash award of Rs.5,00,000 and a plaque for each scientist selected for the award.
Past recipients (Alumni) of this prestigious award are:
• 1993 - Prof. Shridhar R. Gadre (CHM)
• 1994 - Prof. Ashok Sen (PHY)
• 1994 - Prof. Eluvathingal Devassy Jemmis (CHM)
• 1998 - Dr. Ashok Jhunjhunwala (EE)
• 2002 - Prof. Ashutosh Sharma (CHE)
• 2006 - Prof. Sanjay Mittal (AE)
• 2008 - Prof. J. Narasimha Moorthy (CHM)
• 2009 - Prof. Rajesh Gopakumar (PHY)
• 2010 - Prof. Manindra Agrawal (CSE)
• 2011 - Prof. Sirshendu De (CHE)
• 2011 - Prof. Mahan Mitra (MTH)
Manu Prakash (BT/CSE/2002) Named MacArthur "Genius"
The MacArthur Foundation announced the 2016 MacArthur Fellows today, commonly known as the “genius grants,” and this year’s class includes Indian Institute of Technology alum Manu Prakash. Manu and 22 other Fellows will receive a no-strings-attached $625,000 grant for their exceptional creativity and potential for future contributions to their fields.
“While our communities, our nation, and our world face both historic and emerging challenges, these 23 extraordinary individuals give us ample reason for hope” said MacArthur Foundation President Julia Stasch. “They are breaking new ground in areas of public concern, in the arts, and in the sciences, often in unexpected ways. Their creativity, dedication, and impact inspire us all.”
Manu Prakash is a physical biologist and inventor integrating techniques from soft matter physics, fluid dynamics, and field ecology to create novel tools with the goal of democratizing knowledge of the microscopic world. He is a leader in the “frugal science” movement and the inventor of the Foldscope, an affordable but powerful microscope used around the world in educational settings. He also invented low-cost microfluidic chips that enable widespread collection of samples from infectious insects in remote locations. For more information including videos, please visit https://www.macfound.org/fellows/965/
Paul Baran Young Scholar Award 2016 by the Marconi Society
Dr. Dinesh Bharadia (BT/EE/2010) for his outstanding achievement of being chosen for the Paul Baran Young Scholar Award 2016 by the Marconi Society for his contribution to send and receive radio (wireless) signals, including mobile telephony and data on the same frequency band.
The Paul Baran Young Scholar Award recognizes outstanding young scientists and engineers anywhere in the world who have demonstrated exceptional capabilities and potential. This award was established in 1974 by the daughter of Guglielmo Marconi, the Nobel Laureate who invented radio. The award consists of a cash prize of $4000.
Book by Shayamal Banerjee Every incident in our daily life carries a story. Sometimes they are tragic and in some occasions they are hilarious. But the incidents carry some messages, which help one to face the practical life. The old proverbial statement “Life is a tale told by an idiot” will remain true throughout the ages. But idiocy in our daily life has to be kept under control to derive maximum from our beautiful life. Tagore said, “I do not want to die in this beautiful world (Morite Chahina Aami Ei Sundar Bhuboane)”.
Autobiography book by Anil K Rajvanshi
This is an autobiography of Anil K Rajvanshi. Dr. Rajvanshi is a graduate of IIT Kanpur and a US trained engineer who left a lucrative career in US in early 1980s to come back and work in rural Maharashtra. He and his wife Dr. Nandini Nimbkar run a small NGO called
Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute, which works in the areas of agriculture, renewable energy, animal husbandry, and rural and sustainable development. He firmly believes that technologies for rural areas should be developed by the use of high technology.
Besides his technology work, he also writes regularly on issues of spirituality and technology and believes that the mantra of India’s development should be “Spirituality with High Technology”. For more detail (Click here)
Dr. B. L. Dhoopar passed away at his residence in Faridabad at 8PM on Sunday 11/6 after he returned from dialysis treatment. His funeral will be held on Tue. morning (11/8). Rakesh Dhoopar (his son) is his on his way to India and will be the point of contact if any of you are in Delhi and want to attend his funeral. Rakesh's cell number is (408) 660-6803.
Women Alumni Convention, 11th April 2015
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