Three Faculty Members have been elected as INSA Young Associates 2024

Dr Surendra Kumar Makineni (27.06.1986), PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.

For pioneering contribution to the development of lightweight cobalt-base superalloys for high-temperature applications and advanced correlative microscopy techniques to study the atomic-scale structure and composition of defects, grain, and phase boundaries that control the overall properties of engineering alloys.

Dr Ved Vivek Datar (13.11.1987), PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of  Mathematics, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.

For fundamental contributions to the differential geometry of Kähler manifolds that explore their connections to mathematical physics and complex algebraic geometry

Dr Awadhesh Narayan (19.10.1988), PhD, Assistant Professor, Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.

Recommended for his outstanding work in the field of quantum theory of materials,especially, on predictions of electrically tunable Berry curvature dipole in graphene analogs, discovery of a new two-dimensional structure of WS2 with topological properties and a Berry curvature dipole, development of the theory of high critical temperatures in two-dimensional magnetic materials, demonstration of strain as a control parameter over polar metallicity, innovative approaches to control exceptional points in non-Hermitian quantum systems, machine-learning method for identifying non-Hermitian topological phases, and a new framework to classify exceptional points using techniques from tropical geometry.

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