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Prof Suman Chakraborty gets GD Birla Award for Scientific Research


New Delhi, Apr 2 (ILNS) The K K Birla Foundation has chosen Suman Chakraborty, currently working as Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, for the 30th GD Birla Award for Scientific Research.

Prof Chakraborty has been chosen for his outstanding contribution to Engineering Science and its applications in developing technologies for affordable healthcare, the Foundation said in a statement here on April 1.

Instituted in 1991, the award is given annually to an outstanding and original research from any branch of science, done by an Indian scientist, who is below the age of 50, living and working in India. The recipient of the award, carrying a cash prize of Rs 1.5 lakh, is chosen by a selection board, whose present head is Professor Chandrima Shaha, president of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA).

Prof Chakraborty, Professor Chair and Dean of Sponsored Research and Industrial Consultancy at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, completed his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Jadavpur University in 1996. He went on to get a Masters degree and a PhD from the Indian Institute of Science.

He has also been an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Indo-US Research Fellow, and a visiting Professor at various leading institutions across the world. Prof Chakraborty was also awarded the JC Bose National Fellowship by the Indian government’s Department of Science and Technology.

Prof Chakraborty has authored several text books and edited several research monographs. He has also developed several video lecture courses, under the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning. He has received research funding from various Government and Private bodies, including International funding agencies (such as the British Council, Royal Academy of Engineering UK, Indo-US Science and Technology Forum, JSPS, Japan). ILNS/SNG/RJ


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