Newdelhi26/9/20:: Prof. Jyotirmayee Dash has got the highest Science and Technology award of India “Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awad 2020” in Chemical Sciences.Prof. Dash is working in the School of chemical sciences, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata.
Dash born in Jagatsinghpur district first is the first Odia woman to receive such an award. She 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.
Prof. Jyotirmayee Dash Academic 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
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).
Ph.D. (Synthetic Organic Chemistry), Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, 2003
(Research advisor: Prof. F. A. Khan).
M.Sc. (Chemistry), Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, India.
Editorial Advisory Board Member, ChemComm, 2020
Selected for CRSI Bronze Medal
DBT/ Wellcome Trust Indian Alliance Senior Fellowship, 2020
Second Charusita Chakravarty Memorial Lecture, February 2019, CRSI India
Swarna Jayanti Fellowship for the year 2015-2016
About Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awad:
The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology (SSB) is a science award in India given annually by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for notable and outstanding research, applied or fundamental, in biology, chemistry, environmental science, engineering, mathematics, medicine, and Physics. The prize recognizes outstanding Indian work (according to the view of CSIR awarding committee) in science and technology. It is the most coveted award in multidisciplinary science in India. The award is named after the founder Director of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar. It was first awarded in 1958.
Any citizen of India engaged in research in any field of science and technology up to the age of 45 years is eligible for the prize. The prize is awarded on the basis of contributions made through work done in India only during the five years preceding the year of the prize. The prize comprises a citation, a plaque, and a cash award of ₹5 lakh (US$7,000). In addition, recipients also receive Rs. 15,000 per month up to the age of 65 years.