IIT-KGP's Prof. Suman Chakraborty selected for GD Birla Award for Scientific Research
Hindustan Times (April 2, 2021)
Chakraborty to get GD Birla Award for Scientific Research
Professor Suman Chakraborty has been selected for the 30th GD Birla Award for Scientific Research for his outstanding contribution to engineering science and its applications in developing technologies for affordable healthcare, the KK Birla Foundation said in a statement on Thursday.
Instituted in 1991, the award recognises eminent Indian scientists below the age of 50 for their original and outstanding contributions to any branch of science or technology. It carries a cash prize of ₹5 lakh. The recipient is chosen by a selection board, whose present head is professor Chandrima Shaha, the president of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA).
Chakraborty, a faculty member at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur’s department of mechanical engineering, completed his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the 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. Chakraborty was also awarded the JC Bose National Fellowship by the Indian government’s department of science and technology. (Read More)