Kurukshetra University announces awardees of Goyal Prizes

  • By TOI
  • | Monday | 13th February, 2017

KURUKSHETRA: Four renowned scientists from the fields of chemical sciences, physical sciences, life sciences and applied sciences have been named by Kurukshetra University for Goyal Prizes for 2017.In chemical sciences, Dr S Chandrasekhar, director, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, has been recognized for his research work on scarce marine natural products and organo catalysis. He is also the recipient of Sir JC Bose Fellowship. The young scientists selected for this award are Prof Govindasamy Mugesh , department of inorganic and physical chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Benguluru, in the field of chemical science; Dr Avinash Kumar Agrawal of the department of mechanical engineering, IIT, Kanpur, in physical sciences. Prof Manindra Agrawal, department of computer sciences, IIT, Kanpur, has been selected for his contribution in the field of applied sciences by researching on connections between polynomial identity testing.The committee also selected four scientists below the age of 45 for Rajib Goyal Prize for young scientists. Dr Rahul Pandit of the department of physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, has been selected for the award in physical sciences for his work on turbulence model for cardiac tissue and statistical mechanics and non-linear dynamics.Dr Jitendra Paul Khurana , head, department of molecular biology, Delhi university, has been selected in the field of life sciences for his research work on signal perception and transduction in plants.


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