On 1st May 2020, Professor Shobhana Narasimha head of the Computational Nanoscience group from the Theoretical Science Unit(TSU), Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research(JNCASR), an autonomous institute under the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India has been elected as an International Honorary Member to the American Academy of Arts and Science.Key Points:
i.Prof. Shobana Narasimhan worked on the rational design of nanomaterials, examining how the lowering of dimensionality and reduction of size affect material properties.
ii.She actively promotes the women in STEM in India and abroad. And has been co-organizing Career Development Workshops for Women in Physics since 2013 at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics(ICTP), Trieste, Italy and ICTP-EAIFR,Kigali, Rwanda.
iii.She was a member of the National Task Force on Women in Science, and the Standing Committee on Women in Science of the Government of India to advise the government on promoting the cause of women scientists.
i.She became a fellow of National Academy of Sciences, India in 2011
ii.She won the Stree Shakti Samman Science Award in 2010 and the Kalpana Chawla Women Scientist Award of the Government of Karnataka in 2010.
She completed her Masters in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) Bombay in 1996 and PhD in Physics from Harvard University under the supervision of Prof.David Vanderbilt.
About American Academy of Arts and Science:
Chair of the Board– Nancy C.Andrews(Duke University School of Medicine)
President– David W. Oxtoby (American Academy of Arts and Sciences)
Vice Chair of the Board– Diane P.Wood(U.S. Court of Appeals)
Location– Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.
Founded in– 1780