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Indian Based American scientist to receive National Medal of Science award from US President Barack Obama

A 65 year old India American Scientist Rakesh K Jain has been honored with US Prestigious “National Medal of Science” from the US President Obama for his contribution towards Engineering field

Venue: White House, US
Date: 19th May 2016

About Rakesh K Jain

  • Professorof Tumourbiology at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Harvard Medical School
  • Alma Mater: B-Tech Degree from  IIT—Kanpur, Chemical EngineeringIndian Based American scientist to receive National Medal of Science award from US President Barack Obama
  • Received numerous awards for his work on tumour biology- tumour blood vessels and improving the effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment

About The Award

Founded in 1959

Administration: National Science Foundation

Awarded every year for the outstanding contributions to Science, Engineering and Mathematics

Recognition: Contributions to America’s competitiveness and quality of life and helped strengthen nation’s technological workforce.

Honoured by: President of the United State

The twelve members presidential Committee: Responsible for selecting award recipients

Other Winners: 2015

Sl Category Winners
1 Behavioral and social science Albert Bandura
2 Biological Sciences Stanley Falkow, Rakesh K. Jain, Mary-Claire King, Simon Levin
3 Chemistry A. Paul Alivisatos, Geraldine Richmond
4 Mathematical, Statistical, and Computer Sciences Michael Artin
5 Physical Sciences Shirley Ann Jackson