Nanotechnologist honoured with CRSI Medal

Globally-acclaimed material scientist and Australia’s leading nanotechnologist, Professor Ajayan Vinu will be recognised with the prestigious Council of the Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) medal.

Professor Ajayan Vinu

The Director of the University of Newcastle’s Global Innovative Centre for Advanced Nanomaterials, Professor Vinu is leading the charge in translating basic materials research into real-world products. The centre has established a global research environment with a high standard of novel ideas for developing excellent advanced technologies for the betterment of society, specifically looking at energy, environment and health solutions.

The esteemed CRSI medal is conferred on chemists of Indian origin working outside India and who have contributed extensively to the promotion of chemical research.

Professor Vinu will be officially presented with the CRSI Medal when he delivers a lecture at the 24th CRSI National Symposium in Chemistry in Chennai during February 8‐10.

CRSI was established in 1999 and represents around 1800 lifetime members, who participate in the study, practice, teaching and promotion of chemistry. The main objectives of the CRSI are to recognise, promote and foster talent in chemistry and chemical sciences and to improve the quality of chemical education at all levels.

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