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Introducing the award


The Scopus Young Scientist Awards were first launched by Elsevier in 2006. In 2009, India officially adopted the program within its scientific community through Elsevier's collaboration with NASI. The program honors young researchers who are building their careers in academic research, helping them gain recognition for their work.

Winners of 2016

The Award Ceremony was held on 15th September 2016 in New Delhi.

Dr. Sachin KumarWinner of the Agricultural Category

Dr. Sachin Kumar

Assistant Professor,
Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
Dr. Amit SinghWinner of the Biological Sciences Category

Dr. Amit Singh

Assistant Prof 
Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Dr. Rajnish KumarWinner of the Chemistry Category

Dr. Rajnish Kumar

Senior Scientist,
CSIR National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
Dr. Vinayak SinhaWinner of the Earth, Oceanographic & Environmental Sciences Category

Dr. Vinayak Sinha
Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali
Dr. Manav BhatnagarWinner of the Engineering Category

Dr. Manav Bhatnagar

Associate Professor,
Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi
Dr. Jaydeb SarkarWinner of the Mathematics Category

Dr. Jaydeb Sarkar

Associate Professor,
Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore
Dr. Biman B. MandalWinner of the Medicine Category
Dr. Biman B. Mandal
Associate Professor,
Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
Dr. Sanjib Kumar AgarwallaWinner of the Physics Category
Dr. Sanjib Kumar Agarwalla
Reader-F,
Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar
Dr. Vishal GuptaWinner of the Social Sciences Category

Dr. Vishal Gupta
Associate Professor,
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

Winners of 2015

Agricultural Category: Dr. Gnanavel Venkatesan, Scientist, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Nainital and Dr. Swarup K. Parida, Staff Scientist, National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi

Biological Sciences Category: Dr. Suvendra Nath Bhattacharyya, Principal Scientist, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata

Chemistry Category: Dr. Subi Jacob George, Associate Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore

Earth, Oceanographic & Environmental Sciences Category: Dr. Tarun Gupta, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur 

Engineering Category: Dr. Subhransu Ranjan Samantaray, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar

Mathematics Category: Dr. UK Anandavardhanan, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai

Medicine Category: Dr. Rajnish Kumar Chaturvedi, Scientist, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow

Physics Category: Dr. G. V. Pavan Kumar, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Pune

Social Sciences Category: Dr. Subharati Ghosh, Assistant Professor, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

Winners of 2014

Agricultural Category: Dr. Vigneshwaran Nadanathangam, Senior Scientist, Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology, Mumbai

Biological Sciences Category: Dr. Sanjeev Das, Staff Scientist-V, National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi

Chemistry Category: Dr. Rahul Banerjee, Scientist, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune

Earth, Oceanographic & Environmental Sciences Category: Dr. Suryendu Dutta, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai

Engineering Category: Dr. Neelesh B. Mehta, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Mathematics Category: Dr. Partha Sarathi Chakraborty, Professor G, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai

Medicine Category: Dr. Narendran Gopalan, Scientist C, National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis, Chennai

Physics Category: Dr. Sushil Appasaheb Mujumdar, Associate Professor G, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai

Social Sciences Category: Dr. Sanjay Kumar Singh, Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow

Winners of 2013

Agricultural Category: Dr. Mukesh Jain, Staff Scientist, National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi

Biological Sciences Category: Dr. Sathyanarayana Gummadi, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai

Chemistry Category: Dr. Tapas Kumar Maji, Associate Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore

Earth, Oceanographic & Environmental Sciences Category: Dr. Supriyo Mitra, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata

Engineering Category: Dr. Yogesh M. Joshi, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Mathematics Category: Dr. L Sunil Chandran, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Medicine Category: Dr. Surinder Singh Rana, Assistant Professor, Post Graduate Institute of Medical education and Research, Chandigarh

Physics Category: Dr. Soma Veugopal Rao, Associate Professor, University of Hyderabad

Social Sciences Category: Dr. K Jaishankar, Senior Assistant Professor, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tamil Nadu

Winners of 2012

Agricultural Category: Dr. Mukesh Jain,Staff Scientist, National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi

Biological Sciences Category: Dr. Sathyanarayana N. Gummadi, Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai

Chemistry Category: Dr. Tapas Kumar Maji, Associate Professor, Chemistry and Physics of Materials Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore

Earth, Oceanographic & Environmental Sciences Category: Dr. Supriyo Mitra, Associate Professor, Department of Earth Sciences
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata

Engineering Category: Dr. Yogesh M. Joshi, Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technolgy Kanpur

Mathematics Category: Dr. L. Sunil Chandran, Associate Professor, Computer Science & Automation Department, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Medicine Category: Dr. Surinder Singh Rana, Assistant Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh

Physics Category: Dr. Soma Venugopal Rao, Associate Professor, Advanced Centre of Research in High Energy Materials, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad

Social Sciences Category: Dr. K. Jaishankar, Senior Assistant Professor & Member Syndicate, MSU, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu

Winners of 2011

Agricultural Category: Dr. Sathish Bhadravati Shivachandra, Senior Scientist, Clinical Bacteriology Laboratory, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Nainital

Biological Sciences Category: Dr. Sanjib Senapati, Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai

Chemistry Category: Dr. Partha Sarathi Mukherjee, Associate Professor, Inorganic & Physical Chemistry Department, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Earth, Oceanographic & Environmental Sciences Category: Dr. Sagnik Dey, Assistant Professor, Centre for Atmospheric Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Engineering Category: Dr. Sundergopal Sridhar, Senior Scientist, Membrane Separation Group, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad

Mathematics Category:Dr. Prahladh Harsha, Reader, School of Technology & Computer Science, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai

Medicine Category: Ritesh Agarwal, Associate Professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, PG Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh

Physics Category: Dr. Satyajit Banerjee, Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Background

In its 7th year of inception, Nasi-Scopus young scientist award attracted more than 600 applications from multiple premier research institutions across the country. The selection of the winner involves both quantitative and qualitative measures. Scopus (www.scopus.com) provides quantitative analysis of the work of the applicants and quality is judged by the esteemed subject experts from across the country. As continuous efforts are being made towards taking these awards to higher levels, we would want to heartily thank all those who contributed to the success story of these awards, starting with the National Academy of Sciences, India for their continued support and association with the awards. We are extremely thankful to all the subject experts who have provided their invaluable time and expertise for the selections. But the real heroes of this event are the young scientist who took time out to apply for this recognition.

Application Process

The nomination process for the Elsevier research awards is executed based upon agreement between Elsevier and the sponsoring organization in the country or region where the award is issued. The nomination process of researchers or institutions is subject to the timing defined in the rules and regulations for each individual award.

Criteria for application:

  • An Indian citizen, residing and working in India
  • Have completed atleast PhD/MD or equivalent degree
  • Must be born on or after January 1st, 1976.

The selection of winners among nominated researchers or institutions for awards and their related prizes is carried out according to the rules and regulations for the specified award such as:

  • Quality and number of publications
  • Nature and uniqueness of research
  • Outcomes of research
  • Impact on society
  • Vision of the researcher

Contact

If you would like more information about the NASI-Scopus Young Scientist of the year award please get in touch with:

Manik Sethi
Customer Development Manager
Elsevier-Science and Technology
m.sethi@elsevier.com

Award partners

The National Academy of Sciences, India