Dr Prerna Sharma and Dr Mayank Shrivastava have won the INSA Young Scientist Award

Dr Prerna Sharma (b 20.09.1985), PhD, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru –

For her innovative experimental approach to solving technologically important problems in soft matter physics using colloidal particles as model systems. Her contribution to the quantitative understanding of adhesion in terms of rheological properties of the stresscoupling medium deserves special mention.

Dr Mayank Shrivastava (b 14.09.1984), PhD, Department of Electronic Systems Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru – For contributions to the development, enablement, and integration of nano-scale CMOS and power MOSFET devices in System-on-Chip and power ASIC applications.