Amrita faculty member, Dr. Shantanu Bhowmik, Head of the Research and Projects at Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore campus, received the 8th Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray Award from the Institute of Pulmocare and Research, Kolkata, on 26th August, 2017.

Dr. Tapan Misra, space scientist, Dr. Sujoy Guha, biomedical engineer; Dr. Tinku Acharyya, founder and managing director of Videonetics; Dr. I.B. Chatterjee, joint coordinator, Dr. B. C. Guha Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology; Dr. P. P. Chakraborty, computer scientist; Dr. Ajay Roy and Dr. P. P. Majumder, Professor at Interdisciplinary Centre for Water Research, were the previous recipients of this award.

Dr. Bhowmik also delivered a lecture, “Igniting Innovation in Young Minds”, on 27th August, 2017, to the attendees of the conference. In the lecture, he discussed his own innovative idea of a lightweight thermoplastic bullet-proof vest designed for the Indian Army and also discussed the emerging technology in the field of nuclear technology.

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