Tuesday, Oct 04, 2022

IIT-Madras professor T Pradeep got selected for Nikkei Asia prizes 2020

Professor T Pradeep was accorded this honour in recognition of his pioneering work in nanotechnology-based water purification

IIT-Madras Professor T Pradeep. Image source: 

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-Madras) Professor T Pradeep has been chosen for the Nikkei Asia Prizes 2020 in ‘Science and Technology’ category. As per a statement, he was accorded this honour in recognition of his pioneering work in nanotechnology-based water purification.

The nanotechnology-enabled water filters helped to deliver clean water for at a cost of just 2 paisa per litre. “My work is because of the intense devotion of my students, the environment we have at IIT-Madras, my funding agencies and my country. It has been my dream to do something for my country,” T Pradeep said. The nation conferred Padma Shri on him recently.

The faculty was recently awarded with the highest civilian honour of the country- Padma Shri.

Lauding the professor, Director IIT-Madras Prof Bhaskar Ramamurthi said, “Prof Pradeep has brought laurels to himself, his research team, the Institute and the country. Apart from the excellent scientific research pursued by the group led by him, the faculty is making a huge contribution in the very critical area of clean water. The Institute is proud of the excellent work done by him and his team.”

Subscriber Only Stories
Govt saw fodder crisis coming over two years ago, but plans remained on p...Premium
ExplainSpeaking: As RSS sounds alarm, taking stock of India’s poverty, in...Premium
Svante Paabo awarded Nobel Prize in Medicine: Mapping Neanderthal genomePremium
With reverses in Ukraine, Putin’s options are shrinkingPremium

The Nikkei Asia Prizes are conferred to those individuals who have contributed to the region’s sustainable development. They are awarded annually in three areas — Economic and Business Innovation, Science and Technology and Culture and Community.

Nikkei Asia Prizes has entered its 25th edition, and includes a prize money of 3 million Yen. The award ceremony is scheduled to be held in Tokyo later this year.

First published on: 01-05-2020 at 01:09:04 pm
Next Story

Non-subsidised LPG cylinder prices reduced sharply; here’s how much it will cost in your city

Latest Comment
Post Comment
Read Comments