Five faculty members of IISc have won awards conferred by the Department of Electronics, Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka and Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology for the years 2020 and 2021.
RV Ravikrishna (Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering) received the Prof Satish Dhawan Young Engineers State Award 2020 in Engineering Sciences. His research focuses on catalytic and MILD combustion, the development of compact combustors based on the trapped vortex concept and atomisation of biofuels.
S Natarajan (Professor, Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit) received the Dr Raja Ramanna State Award 2021 in Science Education. His research interests include synthesis, structure and mechanistic studies of framework solids, Magnetic interactions in low-dimensional solids, Heterogeneous catalysis, photocatalysis, ionic and electronic conduction studies, Li-ion Conduction and Ceramic Pigments.
Balaji Narayanaswamy Kithiganahalli (Professor, Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology) received the Dr Raja Ramanna State Award 2020 in Science Education. His research focuses on the characterisation of fundamental principles of plasticity associated with signal transduction mechanisms in immune cells utilising mycobacteria as a model and demonstrating the cross talk between notch signalling and nitric oxide.
Supradeepa VR (Associate Professor, Centre for Nano Science and Engineering) received the Prof Satish Dhawan Award 2021 in Engineering Sciences. His research interests include High Power Fiber Lasers, Nonlinear Optical Frequency Conversion, Integrated Photonics, Optical Frequency Combs and Metrology and High Bandwidth Optical Communications.
Suryasarathi Bose (Professor, Department of Materials Engineering) received the Prof Satish Dhawan Award 2021 in Engineering Sciences. His research interests include Polymer processing, Polymer Blends, Carbon nanotubes and Graphene based polymer nanocomposites, Structure-property relationships.
More details at: https://www.kscst.org.in/awards_2020_21/st_awards_2020_21.html