(GIST OF SCIENCE REPORTER) CSIR Young Scientist Awards 2021
CSIR Young Scientist Awards 2021
- The “CSIR Young Scientist Awards” are given to Young Scientists (below 35 years of age) in the CSIR system to promote excellence in various fields of science and technology. The awards are given every year in the following fields:
- Biological Sciences
- Chemical Sciences
- Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences
- Engineering Sciences
- Physical Sciences (including instrumentation)
- Each award consists of a citation, a cash prize of rupees fifty thousand and a plaque. CSIR Young Scientist Awardees are also entitled to a research grant of rupees five lakh per annum for a period of five years and an honorarium of rupees seven thousand and five hundred per month till the age of 45 years.
Here are the prize winners of the CSIR Young Scientist Awards 2021 talking about what fetched them the award this year.
- The CSIR Young Scientist Award for the year 2021 in Biological Sciences has been awarded to Dr Divya Tej Sowpati of CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, for his outstanding contributions to understand the mechanisms of regulation of gene expression using genomic technologies.
- The CSIR Young Scientist Award for the year 2021 in Biological Sciences has been awarded to Dr Rakesh Shamsunder Joshi of CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, for his significant contributions in the understanding of neglected insect metabolisms and targeting them to provide a sustainable alternative to existing pest management.
- The CSIR Young Scientist Award for the year 2021 in Chemical Sciences has been awarded to Dr Amit Ashok Vernekar of CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai, for his significant contributions in the area of bio-inspired chemistry, focusing on engineering crystal systems that impart enzyme-like functions to nanomaterials, and its applications in chemistry and biology.
- The CSIR Young Scientist Award for the year 2021in Chemical Sciences has been awarded to Dr K. Giribabu of CSIR Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi, for developing a unique sensing platform for the electrochemical detection of several biomarkers by interfacial tuning of immiscible liquid-liquid junctions. This way of fabrication of non-enzymatic biosensor using biogenic amines has profound implications in designing early warning systems for medical diagnostics and food degradation.
- The CSIR Young Scientist Award for the year 2021 in Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences has been awarded to Dr Shilpi Kushwaha of CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar for her innovative research on the extraction of Uranium from secondary sources such as seawater and acidic effluents using crystalline thin films and polymer nanorings.
- The CSIR Young Scientist Award for the year 2021 in Engineering Sciences is awarded to Dr Achu Chandran of CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram for developing printed electronic materials and devices for strategic and societal applications.
The CSIR Young Scientist Award for the year 202I in Engineering Sciences is awarded to Dr Bhavya B. Krishna of CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun, for her substantial work on devising strategies for the effective utilization of lignocellulosic biomass using thermochemical conversion processes.
Courtesy: Science Reporter