The associate professor of Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) Kanishka Biswas on Tuesday, received the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize.
Biswas was honoured with the same for his exceptional work in Chemical Science and his discoveries in the solid-state inorganic chemistry and thermoelectric energy conversion.
A release from the Ministry of Science and Technology said said, “Biswas’ research involves a fundamental understanding of the relationship between structure and property of inorganic solids to develop lead (Pb)-free high-performance thermoelectric materials, which can efficiently convert waste heat to energy and are being translated into cost-effective technologies."
Biswas hails from Habra, Kolkata. An avid student of chemistry, he completed his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Science (IISC) , Bengaluru.
Jeemon Panniyammakal, is currently an assistant professor at the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum. Jeemon is also one of the eleven recipients of the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology for his groundbreaking research work.
Another researcher, T Govindaraju, has been rewarded with Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology.
He bagged the prize for his concepts and discoveries, which have significant potential for diagnosis and treatment for Alzheimer's, lung cancer among other health problems.