NASI Scopus Young Scientists Awards 2018

NASI-Scopus Young Scientist Awards 2018

The Scopus Young Scientist Awards, first launched by Elsevier in 2006, is part of an Elsevier’s global initiative to support early career researchers in their quest to advance the frontiers of science across a broad range of disciplines. In 2009, India officially adopted the program within its scientific community through Elsevier's collaboration with The National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI).

The program honours outstanding young researchers in India who are building their careers in academic research, helping them gain recognition for their work. As of 2018, 106 winners have been announced.

The NASI – Scopus Young Scientist of the year receives:

  • A citation & a plaque
  • Cash prize of INR 75,000

Chief Guest

Elsevier and the National Academy of Sciences, India thank the Hon’ble Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu for gracing our event and awarding honors to the Winners of the 2018 NASI-Scopus Young Scientist Awards.

His encouragement to the Indian Science fraternity, motivating them to achieve significant advances in Science & Technology was truly inspirational.

The 12th NASI SCOPUS YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARDS CEREMONY | 21 NOVEMBER | VIGYAN BHAWAN, NEW DELHI

Winners for 5 Multi-Disciplinary Award Categories

WOMEN IN SCIENCE

To recognize India’s most promising women researchers who have demonstrated excellence in scientific field. Female applicants only.

Winner

  • Dr. Zhumur Ghosh, Assistant Professor, Bose Institute, Kolkata

Shortlisted Candidates

  • Ranjani Viswanatha , Associate Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru
  • Richa Singh, Associate Professor and Associate Dean, IIIT Delhi
  • Dr. Zhumur Ghosh, Assistant Professor, Bose Institute, Kolkata

AGRICULTURE, PLANT SCIENCES AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

To recognize India’s most promising researchers who are working in the field of AGRICULTURE and are committed to developing sustainable models that help in increasing food security and improving the quality of life of people living in rural areas.

Winner

  • Dr. Jitender Giri, Staff Scientist III, National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi

Shortlisted Candidates

  • Dr. Jitender Giri, Staff Scientist III, National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi
  • Sunil Kateriya, Associate Professor, School of Biotechnology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • Dr. Dharmendra Kumar, Scientist (Senior Scale)Animal Physiology and Reproductive Division, ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes, Hisar, Haryana

ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

To recognise India’s most promising researchers who are working in the field of EARTH, OCEANOGRAPHIC,  ENVIRONMENTAL and ECOLOGICAL STUDIES, SOCIAL SCIENCES and ECOSYSTEM and are contributing to protecting our planet and conserving its natural resources.

Winner

  • Dr. Vimal Chandra Srivastava – Associate Professor, IIT Roorkee

Shortlisted Candidates

  • Dr. Vimal Chandra Srivastava – Associate Professor, IIT Roorkee
  • Dr. Sebastain C Peter – Associate Professor – Jawaharlal Nehru center for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru
  • Dr. Sujoy K. Das – Scientist, CSIR- Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai

BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH AND HEALTHCARE

To recognize India’s most promising researchers who are working in the field of MEDICINE AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES and are making groundbreaking contributions toward improving health and wellbeing of citizens.

Winner

  • Dr. Maddika Subba Reddy, Group Leader and Staff Scientist-V, CDFD, Hyderabad

Shortlisted Candidates

  • Dr. Maddika Subba Reddy, Group Leader and Staff Scientist-V, CDFD, Hyderabad
  • Dr. Durba Sengupta, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
  • Dr. N. Ravi Sundaresan, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

INNOVATION IN ENGINEERING AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

To recognize India’s most promising researchers who are working in the field of ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY and are harnessing it to drive disruptive and sustainable growth, with a potential for high industrial and/or societal impact.

Winner

  • Dr. Ajay S. Karakoti, Associate Professor, Ahmedabad University

Shortlisted Candidates

  • Dr. Kantesh Balani, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
  • Dr. Ajay S. Karakoti, Associate Professor, Ahmedabad University
  • Dr. Akkattu T. Biju, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Highlights of the 12th NASI-Scopus Young Scientist Awards 2018

The Honorable Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, presided over the 12th NASI-Scopus Young Scientist Awards 2018 at a gala ceremony held at Vigyan Bhawan in the nation’s capital. The Awards recognize young early career researchers from the scientific community who have contributed towards bolstering key flagship national programs through their body of research work such as the “Make in India”, “Digital India”, “Healthy India” and “Clean India” initiatives.

About 800 applications were submitted for the 2018 NASI-Scopus Young Scientist Awards from researchers of premier academic institutions across India. Elsevier provided quantitative analyses from Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, and applications were judged by a panel of 19 subject experts from India's academic community. The awards were given to winners in 5 multi disciplinary subject categories.

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Contact

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Aparajita Verma
Marketing Manager, South Asia
Elsevier-Research Solutions Sales
Tel : +91 124 477 4632 | aparajita.verma@elsevier.com