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Dr. Amrita Sikder, a former student of Professor Suhrit Ghosh in the School of Applied and Interdisciplinary Sciences, has won the Asutosh Mookerjee Best Thesis Award 2019 for his PhD Thesis entitled "Directional Supramolecular Assembly of π-Amphiphiles"
Professor Jyotirmayee Dash of the School of Chemical Sciences has been awarded the CRSI Bronze Medal.

Professor Jyotirmayee Dash in the School of Chemical Sciences has been awarded the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance Fellowship.

Dr. Praveen Kumar of the School of Materials Sciences has been awarded the DAE Young Achiever Award 2019 of the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India.

Jayita Pradhan in the Research Group of Professor Somobrata Acharya at the School of Applied and Interdisciplinary Sciences has been awarded the MRSI Young Scientist Award 2019.

Professor Somobrata Acharya of the School of Applied and Interdisciplinary Sciences has been awarded the CRSI Bronze Medal.

Professor Satrajit Adhikari, Senior Professor in the School of Chemical Sciences has been elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad.

Dr. Benu Brata Das, Associate Professor in the School of Biological Sciences has been awarded the S Ramachandran National Bioscience Award for Career Development (DBT).

Professor Subham Majumdar, Editor-in-Chief of the Indian Journal of Physics has been awarded Banga Ratna of the Government of West Bengal.

Professor Somobrata Acharya of the School of Applied and Interdisciplinary Sciences has been awarded the MRSI Medal 2020.

Professor Amitava Patra, Dean (Administration) and Senior Professor in the School of Materials Sciences has been awarded the MRSI-ICSC Materials Science Annual Prize 2020.

Professor Ayan Datta in the School of Chemical Sciences has been awarded the B. M. Birla Science Prize for 2017 in Chemical Sciences and also the DST-SERB Distinguished Investigator Award (DIA) 2019.

Professor Subrata Ghosh, INSA Senior Scientist in the School of Chemical Sciences has received the CRSI Silver Medal in recognition of his contributions to research in Chemistry.

Professor Subrata Ghosh, INSA Senior Scientist in the School of Chemical Sciences has been invited to deliver the 2020 Professor A Srikrishna Memorial Lecture of the Department of Organic Chemistry, IISc, Banaglore.
Vigilance Awareness Week 2019 on the theme "Integrity - A way of life" was observed. Some glimpses:
Pre-India International Science Festival 2019 Public Outreach Program at IACS on 24th October, 2019.
Professor Ashoke Sen, FRS, Honorary Fellow of IACS and Professor Santanu Bhattacharya, Director, IACS have been conferred the Degree of Doctor of Science (honoris causa) of the Vidyasagar University at its 21st Convocation held on 29th September 2019

Professor Tapan Kanti Paine, Academic Coordinator (BS & MS) and Professor in the School of Chemical Sciences has been awarded the CRSI Bronze Medal 2019.

Professor Amitava Patra, Dean (Administration) and Senior Professor in the School of Materials Sciences has been awarded the National Prize for Research in Chemical Spectroscopy and Molecular Structure. The Prize is awarded by the C.N.R. Rao Education Foundation and Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research to recognize outstanding contributions in the area by scientists below the age of 55 years.

Professor Abhishek Dey, Professor in the School of Chemical Sciences has received the prestigious SBIC Early Career Award (http://sbichem.org/SBIC-Awards.aspx) for 2019 with the following citation:
"... Abhishek has a truly remarkable track record, with a very broad range of research activities that have had significant impact. His work on bioinspired catalysts combines advanced electrochemical techniques with spectroscopy, synthesis, and computational methods, to provide unprecedented insight into the reactivity of metalloporphyrins as well as other unique metalloenzymes. He has clearly earned international recognition as a leader and pioneer in his field and provides active service to the Indian and international bioinorganic chemistry communities".

Professor Amitava Patra, Senior Professor in the School of Materials Sciences has been awarded an honorable position of Micro Fellow at the ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia as a part of their Fellowship and Professorship Program.

Dr. K D Mallikarjuna Rao, Scientist D in TRC and affiliated to the School of Applied and Interdisciplinary Sciences has received the SRM ICONN Young Researcher Award in the International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN 2019) organized by Department of Physics and Nanotechnology, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, in association with Shizuoka University-Japan and NCTU-Taiwan, GNS-New Zealand, ACCMS, CSIR-NPL-India and IET.

Professor Narayan Pradhan, Professor in the School of Materials Sciences has been elected as a Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore (FASc).

Professor Tarun Kumar Mandal, Senior Professor in the School of Chemical Sciences has been awarded the Professor M Santappa Award in Polymer Science of The Society for Polymer Science (India) for the year 2018.

Professor Jyotirmayee Dash in the School of Chemical Sciences has been recommended for Wellcome Trust/ DBT India Alliance Senior Fellowship.
Professor Jyotirmayee Dash, Professor in the School of Chemical Sciences has been invited to deliver the second Charusita Chakravarty Memorial Lecture of CRSI.

Dr. Ipsita Saha, a former student of Prof. Dilip Kumar Ghosh at the School of Physical Sciences has been awarded the Rahul Basu Memorial Award of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences for her thesis (completed at IACS under Prof. Ghosh's supervision).

Professor Sourov Roy, Senior Professor in the School of Physical Sciences has won the APS-IUSSTF Professorship Award -2018 in Physics, being among the only two Professors selected from India and among the four selected for the year.

Ishita Rehman, PhD student (SRF) of Dr. Benu Brata Das has been selected for the "Best Poster Award" in the SINP international Cancer Meeting: SINP international Cancer Meeting: "SINP school of Epigenetics" held at the Saha Institute Of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata.

One of the papers from IACS, published by Dr. Arnab Das in Physical Review E (PRE), has been selected as a PRE Anniversary Milestone. Since 1993, PRE has published 50,000 papers through its 25 years of existence. From those, they have selected 25 papers as anniversary Milestones, one for each year. The particular paper has been selected as the Milestone of 2014.

Professor Amitava Patra, Senior Professor in the School of Materials Sciences has been invited to become a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of ChemPhysChem.

Professor Abhishek Dey, Professor in the School of Chemical Sciences has been inducted in the International Editorial Advisory Board of Chemical Reviews.

Professor Surajit Sinha, Professor in the Department of Organic Chemistry and his research group for their promising invention of morpholino based oligos. An invention that has huge possibility in the drug industry, and for the benefit of society and mankind at large. The work has been granted US Patent (No. US 9,914,745 B2 dated March 13, 2018.

Professor Tanusri Saha-Dasgupta, Senior Professor, Satyendra Nath Bose Chair Professor and Head of the Centre for Mathematical, Computational and Data Science has won the "Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam HPC Award 2018".

Dr. Debashree Ghosh, Associate Professor in the Centre for Mathematical, Computational and Data Science has been been invited been invited in the Editorial Board of "Electronic Structure".

Dr. Debashree Ghosh, Associate Professor in the Centre for Mathematical, Computational and Data Science has been been invited to join in the Editorial Advisory Board of International Journal of Quantum Chemistry.
Dr. Biman Jana, Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Chemistry has been selected for the INSA Young Scientist Medal for the year 2018.

Professor Prasanta Kumar Das, Senior Professor in the Department of Biological Chemistry has been awarded the MRSI Medal 2017

Miss Nibedita Nandi, a research scholar under Professor Arindam Banerjee in the Biological Chemistry Department, IACS has received the best poster award at the 20th CRSI (Chemical Research Society of India) National Symposium in Chemistry held at Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam during February 2-5, 2017. The award was instituted by Prof. G. Mehta.

Ms. Hiya Lahiri (DST-INSPIRE Fellow) working under Prof. Rupa Mukhopadhyay in the Department of Biological Chemistry, was selected as one of the representatives from India to attend the 9th HOPE Meeting with Nobel Laureates by the Department of Science and Technology (DST, India) and Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS), and was nominated as "JSPS HOPE Fellow" by the JSPS

Heartiest Congratulations to Professor Narayan Pradhan for receiving "The Young NanoScientist India Award" for the year 2017, presented biennially by Oxford Instruments to a Indian scientist, younger than 45 years.

Professor Prasanta Kumar Das of the Department of Biological Chemistry has been elected a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Banaglore.

Professor Suhrit Ghosh in the Polymer Science Unit has received the Kaushal Kishore Memorial Award 2016 of the Society of Polymer Science, India (SPSI).

Dr. Jyotirmayee Dash in the Department of Organic Chemistry has received the Swarnajayanti Fellowship Award in Chemistry of the DST 2016.

Dr Ayan Datta, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Spectroscopy has been been appointed as an Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) member of the Journal of Physical Chemistry A/B/C/Letters from January 2017 onwards.

Professor Narayan Pradhan in the Department of Materials Science has been invited to join the Editorial Advisory Board (EAB)of *ACS Energy Letters*.

Professor Indra Dasgupta, Senior Professor in the Department of Solid State Physics has been awarded the MRSI Medal 2016.

Professor Narayan Pradhan in the Department of Materials Science has been invited to join the Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) of *Chemistry of Materials*, starting in January of 2017.

Professor Narayan Pradhan in the Department of Materials Science has been appointed as a Senior Editor of JPC A/B/C.

Professor Arindam Banerjee, Senior Professor in the Department of Biological Chemistry has received the C.N.R. Rao National Prize in Chemical Sciences, instituted by C.N.R. Rao Education Foundation for promotion of Chemical Research, under the auspices of CRSI.

Professor Narayan Pradhan in the Department of Materials Science has received the Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) Bronze Medal- 2017.

Professor Amlan Jyoti Pal, Senior Professor in the Department of Solid State Physics has been conferred the J C Bose Fellowship of DST.

Manish Debnath, a PhD student (DST-Inspire-JRF) working under Professor Jyotirmayee Dash in the Department of Organic Chemistry was selected as one of the representatives from India to attend the 8th HOPE Meeting with Nobel Laureates by the Department of Science and Technology (DST, India) and Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS). On successful participation, he has been nominated as "JSPS HOPE Fellow" by the JSPS.

Professor Narayan Pradhan in the Department of Materials Science has been conferred the Young Career Award of the Nano Mission of DST.

Professor Amitava Patra in the Department of Materials Science has been elected as a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore.

Professor Pradyut Ghosh in the Department of Inorganic Chemistry has been elected as a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore.

Professor Suhrit Ghosh in the Polymer Science Unit has received the Swarnajayanti Fellowship Award in Chemistry of the DST 2016.

Professor Amitava Patra in the Department of Materials Science has been elected as a Fellow of The National Academy of Sciences, India.

Professor Amlan Jyoti Pal in the Department of Solid State Physics has been elected as a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy.

Professor Kankan Bhattacharyya, Ex-Director and Senior Professor in the Department of Physical Chemistry has been elected as a Vice-President of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA).

Professor Narayan Pradhan has been nominated for membership to the 2016 JPC Editorial Advisory Board (EAB), the term for which is January 2016 - December 2018.

Dr. Nikhil Ranjan Jana has been invited to serve as Editorial Advisory Board of ACS Applied Materials & Interface for 2 years, beginning January =1, 2016.
Dr Abhishek Dey has been invited to join the editorial advisory board of ACS Catalysis.

Professor Arindam Banerjee received the Thomson Reuters Research Excellence India Citation Award 2015.

Professor Pradyut Ghosh received the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Chemical Sciences for the year 2015