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SERB Distinguished Investigator Award to Two IISER Pune Scientists

Dr. Shouvik Datta (Physics) and Dr. Pinaki Talukdar (Chemistry) have been selected for the Distinguished Investigator Award (DIA) given by Department of Science and Technology (DST)’s Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB). This one-time career award recognises Principal Investigators of SERB projects that have performed well. Scientists whose completed SERB/DST projects in the previous financial … Continue reading

Covalent Organic Framework derived flexible white-light emitters
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Covalent Organic Framework derived flexible white-light emitters

In a collaborative effort from research groups at IISER Pune (R. Vaidhyanathan, Partha Hazra) and IIT Bombay (Dinesh Kabra), a covalent organic framework (COF) material has been synthesized, which can be used for the coating of white-Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) as an alternative for commercially used metallic white-phosphors. Depending on the concentration of this COF … Continue reading

Bhatnagar Prize to Dr Thomas Pucadyil
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Bhatnagar Prize to Dr Thomas Pucadyil

Dr Thomas Pucadyil, Associate Professor in Biology at IISER Pune, has been selected for CSIR’s Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in the area of Biological Sciences for the year 2018. Named after founder Director of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) India, the prize recognizes outstanding contributions to science and technology. The Bhatnagar Prize … Continue reading

Clean energy for a better future: Interview of Prof. Satish Ogale
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Clean energy for a better future: Interview of Prof. Satish Ogale

BS MS student Kartik Nirbhavne chats here with Prof. Satish Ogale whose collaborative work on novel solar devices has recently been awarded the International Newton Prize. The Newton Prize recognizes innovators from around the world who contribute to reducing poverty and aim for developments that will generate lasting benefits for the people of their nation. … Continue reading

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On water fountains of Mumbai: Sahapedia-UNESCO Fellowship

PhD student Swapna Joshi has just completed a short project as a Sahapedia-UNESCO Fellow on pyaavs (drinking water fountains) of Mumbai. Swapna’s study traces the history of pyaavs from their inception in colonial Bombay to the recent efforts to restore and conserve the pyaavs. Swapna documented her observations through articles, interviews, photo essay and a … Continue reading