Eight young scientists have won the prestigious Scopus award instituted by the National Academy of Sciences and Elsevier, a leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services.
The winners are: Sanjib Senapathi of IIT, Madras, Sagnik Dey of IIT, Delhi, Satyajit Banerjee of IIT, Kanpur, Partha Sarathi Mukherjee of IISc, Bangalore, Prahladh Harsha of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, Sundergopal Sridhar of Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, Ritesh Agarwal of P.G. Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, and S.B.Shivachandra of Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Mukteswar.
The winners were selected from a pool of more than 250 applications from research institutes and universities from across the country.
Speaking at the award function, Elsevier Management Committee Chairman, Youngsuk Chi noted that it was an “exciting’’ time for Indian researchers. “India is quickly adapting to its role as a world superpower in research and has built up an incredible pool of talented scientists at world class institutions that engage in cutting edge research’’.