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IIT Mandi Faculty Bags NASI-Young Scientist Award

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  • Indian Institute of Technology Mandi faculty Dr. Garima Agrawal has been awarded NASI-Platinum Jubilee Young Scientist Award 2022.
  • NASI-Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Award is an initiative by the NASI for Indian/Overseas citizens of India below 35 years of age.
  • The award has been instituted to recognize promise, creativity and excellence in young scientists. NASI-Platinum Jubilee Young Scientist Award is a prestigious recognition for young scientists notably contributing in any branch of Science and Technology recognized by the NASI on the basis of work carried out in India.
  • This annual scientific award has been given to Dr. Garima Agrawal in the ‘Chemical Sciences’ category in recognition of notable contributions made by her.
  • This award carries a medal and a citation with a cash prize of Rs. 25,000.
  • Dr. Agrawal is interested in developing functional polymers and colloidal particles with controlled chemical structure and morphology.
  • Taking inspiration from nature, her team focuses in particular on the chemical design of macromolecules that show stimuli responsive behavior, self-assembly, and programmable degradation.
  • The research group is particularly interested in the synthesis of novel micro/nanomaterials and using them for designing interactive materials with active properties for targeted applications such as controlled release, plant care, active packaging, biomaterials, drug delivery, tissue engineering etc.

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