On September 11, 2023, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR) Director General N Kalaiselvi announced the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (SSB) awards for Science and Technology 2022 to be distributed to 12 young scientists across India.
- The announcement was made at the launch event of ‘One Week One Lab’ programme of CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Policy Research (CSIR-NIScPR), in the presence of Minister of State (MoS) Dr. Jitendra Singh (Ministry of Science and Technology), Vice President, CSIR in New Delhi, Delhi.
- The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding Indian work in science and technology.
Here is the list of Winners:
CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (IICB), Kolkata, West Bengal
CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH), Chandigarh
|3||Maddika Subba Reddy|
Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), Hyderabad, Telangana
|4||Akkattu T Biju |
Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, Karnataka
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, Maharashtra
|Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences|
|7||Dipti Ranjan Sahoo |
|8||Rajnish Kumar |
IIT, Madras, Tamil Nadu
|10||Neeraj Kayal |
Microsoft Research Lab India, Bengaluru
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) Mumbai, Maharashtra
Winners Contribution in the Field of Science:
1.Dipyaman Ganguli awarded for clinical and translational Covid-19 research, including an RCT (Randomized controlled trials).
2.Ashwani Kumar recognized for biofilm-induced infections in TB (Tuberculosis) pathophysiology.
3.Maddika Subba Reddy awarded for new functions of phosphatases in cellular protein sorting.
4.Akkattu T Biju honored in the field of chemical sciences.
5.Debabrata Maiti recognized for contributions to transition-metal catalysis in agrochemicals and pharmaceuticals.
6.Vimal Mishra awarded for research on hydrologic extremes and water resources in India.
7.Dipti Ranjan Sahoo acknowledged for seismic mitigation in buildings and bridges.
8.Rajnish Kumar recognized for carbon sequestration and methane recovery from marine gas hydrates.
9.Apoorva Khare honored for contributions in representation theory, combinatorics, and matrix analysis.
10.Neeraj Kayal awarded for developing algorithms in algebra, number theory, and arithmetic complexity.
11.Anindya Das recognized for understanding electrical and thermoelectric properties of 2-D materials.
12.Basudeb Dasgupta awarded for research on neutrinos in astrophysical environments and dark matter detection method.
About SSB Prize:
Instituted in memory of the first Director General of the CSIR, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar, is is an annual recognition usually announced on September 26, CSIR’s foundation day.
- It honors outstanding researchers under 45 in seven scientific disciplines and includes a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh.
- The seven disciplines are Biological Sciences, Chemical sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Medical Sciences, Physical Sciences., Engineering Science and Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary sciences.
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About Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR):
Director General– N. Kalaiselvi
Parent Ministry– Ministry of Science & Technology
Headquarters– New Delhi, Delhi