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Thanjavur: Professor Baldev Raj wins Sastra award

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Published Mar 1, 2017, 3:08 am IST
Updated Mar 1, 2017, 6:59 am IST
Prof. R. Sethuraman, Vice-Chancellor, SASTRA University presented the awards to them.
R.Sethuraman, Vice-chancellor, Sastra University presenting the Sastra-CNR Rao award to Prof.S.Chandrasekar, director, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad and Prof.Baldev Raj, Director, National Institute of Advanced Sciences, Bangalore at Thanjavur on Tuesday.
 R.Sethuraman, Vice-chancellor, Sastra University presenting the Sastra-CNR Rao award to Prof.S.Chandrasekar, director, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad and Prof.Baldev Raj, Director, National Institute of Advanced Sciences, Bangalore at Thanjavur on Tuesday.

Thanjavur: The Sastra-C.N.R.Rao award for Chemistry and Material Science instituted by Shanmugha Arts Science Technology and Research Academy (Sastra) University was presented to Prof. Baldev Raj, Director, National Institute of Advanced Sciences, Bangalore and Prof. S. Chandrasekhar, Director, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad here on Tuesday, February 28, National Science Day.

Prof. R. Sethuraman, Vice-Chancellor, SASTRA University presented the awards to them. Prof. Baldev Raj, in his acceptance speech, lauded Sastra’s efforts to promote scientific temper and women’s empowerment.

 

He also delivered a talk on advanced materials and manufacturing where he highlighted the advances made in nuclear reactor technology. Prof. Chandrasekhar spoke on molecules with celebrity status.

The award function was held during the two-day international conference on Frontiers in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICFNN), 2017 that had 11 speakers from different parts of the globe delivering lectures on different aspects of nanoscience and engineering.

About 170 participants from various institutions participated in the conference.  
Sastra’s other awards - the Obaid-Siddiqi Award for Life Sciences and G.N.Ramachandran award for Physics were also distributed on the occasion.

 

The first went to Prof. Leslie Griffith from Brandeis University, USA and the second to Prof N.Kumar of the Raman Research Institute, Bangalore. A university press release issued here on Tuesday said that Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Science and Technology, Government of India visited research facilities at Sastra University on Sunday, February  26.

He interacted with researchers and students working on the development of nanosensors, nanofluids, surface coatings, 3D bioprinting and characterization facilities.

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Location: India, Tamil Nadu, Thanjavur




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