Aravind Kumar Rengan, Assistant Professor in Department of Biomedical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Hyderabad has been awarded the prestigious Indian National Science Academy (INSA) medal in the Young Scientist category for 2017.
- Prof. Aravind has been awarded the medal for devising a novel way of nano delivery using liposomes and gold nanoparticles which is useful for both, imaging and therapeutics
Details about Prof. Aravind Kumar Rengan’s Research:
Arvind’s research, through which he was able to engineer a biodegradable nano-system for photothermal therapy of cancer and proved its in-vivo biodegradability, has got immense translational potential and can be used to treat cancer in an affordable way with minimal side effects.
- His research work was published in two prestigious journals of nanotechnology field.
- Prof Aravind Kumar has studied MBBS. He had keen interest in Biomedical Engineering and Nano research.
- He took up M Tech at Amrita Centre for Nano sciences and Molecular medicine – DST Centre of Excellence.
- After securing university rank, he was selected for PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay under the guidance of Prof Rohit Srivastava, co-guided by Prof Rinti Banerjee at the Dept of Bioscience and Bioengineering, in collaboration with Dr Abhijit De, ACTREC – Tata Cancer Centre.
- Prof. Aravind will receive the award in December 2017, during the anniversary general meeting of INSA.
About Indian National Science Academy (INSA):
- Formation Year: 1935
- Location: New Delhi
- Objective: To promote science in India and harnessing scientific knowledge for the cause of humanity and national welfare.
- Current President: Ajay K. Sood
- INSA Young Scientist Medal: Presented annually since 1974 to young scientists who have made outstanding research contribution in science and technology. Besides a bronze medal, the award carries Rs. 25000 cash prize and other incentives.