Newsletter Edition 4
Prof. Ajit K. Chaturvedi
(BT/MT/PhD/EE/1986/1988/1995) has been appointed as the Director of IIT Roorkee.
Dr. N. R. Narayana Murthy
(MT/EE/1969) has been selected for the ‘Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal 2017’ in Global Innovations. The medals are the highest external honors bestowed by the University of Virginia and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello.
Prof. Veena Sahajwalla
(BT/MME/1986) has been awarded the ‘Jubilee Professorship’ by the Indian Academy of Sciences. She is the first woman to receive this prestigious honour.
Prof. Manindra Agrawal
(BT/PhD/CSE/1986/1991) has been honored with the ‘Goyal Prize 2017’ by Kurukshetra University for his contributions in the field of applied sciences by researching on connections between polynomial identity testing.
Dr. Ankur Gupta
(PhD/ME/2015) has been honored with the ‘ISEES Young Scientist Award’ for his outstanding contributions in the fields of Energy, Environment, Sustainability and Combustion. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor at IIT Bhubaneswar.
Dr. Arindam Bose
(BT/CHE/1975) has been selected as a member of National Academy of Engineering, USA. He receives this membership for making significant innovations in the manufacturing of biologics and contributing to the professional society organizations that represent the biopharmaceutical industry.
Dr. K. M. Abraham
(MT/IME/1989) has been honored for excellence in civil services by the National Campaign for People’s Right to Information. Currently, he serves as an Additional Chief Secretary with the Kerala government.
Prof. Jagdish Narayan
(BT/MME/1969) has been selected as a member of National Academy of Engineering, USA. He receives this membership for contributions in heteroepitaxial film growth by laser ablation in large misfit systems and new materials.
Co-founders of ShareChat
Mr. Farid Ahsan (BT/MME/2014), Mr. Ankush Sachdeva (BT/CSE/2015) and Mr. Bhanu Singh (BT/EE/2014) make it to the prestigious ‘Forbes 30 Under 30’ List 2017. Founded in October 2015, ShareChat is a social media platform in local languages
Co-founder of UrbanClap
Mr. Varun Khaitan (BT/EE/2009) makes it to the prestigious ‘Forbes 30 Under 30’ List 2017.Founded in October 2014, UrbanClap is an online marketplace that connects customers to service professionals.
Dr. Sandip Patil
(PhD/CHE/2012), the co-founder of E-Spin Nanotech Pvt. Ltd. (Incubatee company at IITK), has been honoured with the ‘Young Entrepreneur Award’ by TiE-UP. E-Spin Nanotech has been recently selected as one of the Top 3 start-up innovators of the year by the Times India Award and a Top Nanotechnology company in India by Silicon India.The company is mentored by Prof. Ashutosh Sharma.
Prof. Shailendra Singh
(PhD/HSS/1987) has been appointed as the Director of Indian Institute of Management, Ranchi. Currently, he is the Dean (Research) and a Senior Professor in the area of Human Resource Management at Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.
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