November 18, 2022
Prof. Suman Chakraborty Wins Infosys Prize 2022 for Affordable Healthcare Innovations
Suman Chakraborty, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Dean of R&D at IIT, Kharagpur, won the Infosys Prize 2022 in the field of Engineering and Computer Science for his innovation in diagnostic devices. The devices have simplified the diagnosis of infectious diseases as they are cost-effective as well as low-tech.
Chakraborty’s pioneering work involved elucidating the interaction of fluid mechanics, interfacial phenomena, and electromechanics at the micro and nano scales. Using this understanding, he has helped to advance healthcare in resource-limited settings through the invention of novel low-cost medical devices for sensing, diagnostics, and therapeutics.
Chakraborty’s novel diagnostic technology for pathogenic infectious diseases was co-funded by the IIT Kharagpur Foundation USA for a US patent that was granted in September this year.
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