MESA Awards 2014

Citation of Dr. Binoy Kumar Sakia: Er. AC Datta MESA Award - 2014

Dr BINOY KUMAR SAIKIA is working as a Scientist in Coal Chemistry Division, CSIR-North East Institute of Science & Technology, Jorhat. He has been working on different aspects of “Coal Science & Technology” since his doctoral studies. His research interests are “advanced characterization and utilization of high sulfur Northeast Indian coals, green coal beneficiation, nano-mineralogy, elemental chemistry of coal, rare earth elements in coal and coal products”. He has published 35 research papers in reputed journals (SCI) along with three book chapters (ISBN). Dr Saikia has attended and presented many research papers in national as well as international conferences. He had received “Young Scientist Award” from International Union for Crystallography during International Conference on Neutron and X-ray Scattering 2009 (ICNX2009) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He is an editorial board member of ‘International Journal of Coal Science & Technology’ published by Springer publication.

citation of Dr. G. Seshamma : Er. BN Chaterjee MESA Award - 2014

Dr. G. Sheshamma a chemical engineer is presently working with Vizag Steel Plant as A.G.M (QA&TD) and did her Ph. D on Studies on Evaluation of Acute Toxicity Factor for Selected Industrial Effluents using ZEBRA FISH (Danio Rerio) As Test Organism under the guidance of Prof P. King of the department of chemical engineering, Andhra University.
At VSP she established special parameters like Bio-Assay test for effluent waters, Benzo(a) Pyerens for air samples. These are special parameters because only VSP environmental laboratory established these parameters; none of other steel plants had developed. For this work special appreciation was received from CSE (Centre for Science and Environment) team during their visit VSP.
She is currently studying the possibility of agro forestry using discharge water from effluent treatment plant on soils treated with Phosphate Rich Organic Manure. The initial results are very encouraging.

Citation of Dr. Prashant Kumar: Prof. C Mahadevan MESA Award - 2014

Prashant Kumar is a Post -Doctoral Fellow at Department of Chemistry and Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva 84105, ISRAEL. Prashant Kumar did his M.Phil. under the guidance of Dr. R. Nagarajan, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi, Delhi, INDIA and his Ph.D. research work was carried out under the supervision of Dr. S. Uma, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi, Delhi, INDIA. Exploration of various parameters, responsible for tuning the chemical composition and symmetry systems in Copper-Sulfur, Iron-Sulfur and Copper-Iron-Sulfur was the key focus of his research work. Prashant Kumar has published 7 research articles in peer reviewed international journal with high impact factors and his work has been well presented in 5 international conferences in INDIA as well as abroad.

Citation of Er. Alok Tripathy: Prof. C Chiranjeevi MESA Award - 2014

Alok Tripathy has obtained his B.Tech. and M.Tech. in chemical Engineering from N.I.T. Rourkela. He is presently working as Jr. Scientist at CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology, Bhubaneswar. He published 21 technical papers in national/international journals and conferences. He also published 17 technical reports in the area of mineral processing and chemical engineering. He received awards for the best paper presentation in the field of modelling and simulation from IIME at MPT-2009 and from IIME, 2013. He is also the recipient of the GATE scholarship from HRD Govt. of India.

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