Odisha’s Prof. Jyotirmayee Dash Gets Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award 2020

New Delhi: Odisha’s Prof. Jyotirmayee Dash has been given the “Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awad 2020” in Chemical Sciences, the highest Science and Technology award of India

Prof. Dash, who is working in the School of Chemical Sciences, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata is the first Odia woman to have got the honour.

Born in Jagatsinghpur district, Dash is among the 12 scientists to get the award which was announced during the foundation day of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on Saturday.

The award is given to Indian scientists below the age of 45 for outstanding research in seven fields — Biology, Chemistry, Environment Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine and Physics.

Dash who had done her MSC in Chemistry from Ravenshaw University received her Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur.

Let’s take a look at her profile

Professor,  IACS, since 2018.

Associate Professor, IACS, 2014-2018

Assistant Professor, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Kolkata, 2012-2014

Assistant Professor,  Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata, 2009-2012

Research Experience

Visiting Fellow, May-July 2010, University of Bristol, UK

(with Professor Stephen Mann, FRS).

Marie-Curie  Fellow, 2007-2009, University of Cambridge, UK

(Research advisor: Professor Sir Shankar Balasubramanian, FRS).

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2006-2007, ESPCI-Paris, France

(Research advisor: Professor Janine Cossy).

Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, 2004-2006, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

(Research advisor: Professor Dr. Hans-Ulrich Reissig).

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