Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship

Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship

Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) and Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology (DST) had launched the INAE-SERB, DST Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship in the year 2017 to recognize, encourage and support translational research by Individuals working in various capacities of engineering profession, in public funded institutions in the country.

The nominee should have a minimum of 5 years’ service left in the parent organization. The Fellowship amount is Rs 25,000/- per month in addition to salary being drawn and a Research Grant of Rs.15.00 lakh per annum will also be provided. An Overhead of Rs.1.00 lakh per annum will also be provided to the host institute. A Maximum of 10 Fellowships will be awarded per year. The duration of the Fellowship will be initially for three years, extendable by upto two more years depending on the performance and the Fellowship can be held for a maximum of 5 years.

Nominations are accepted throughout the year. In view of the unprecedented crisis due to impact of Covid-19 Virus, the submission of the Nomination form along with all supporting documents/appendices can be submitted by email as a pdf file to INAE (inaehq@inae.in), as a special provision for this year. In case, the document is not signed by the nominator, an email should be sent by the nominator authenticating the nomination.

A Nominee who had applied in previous Financial Years and not selected is eligible to apply again, provided the nominee has a residual service of five years left in his/her parent organization.

The last date for the receipt of nominations for the call of 2022-23: July 10, 2022.

List of Nominees conferred with Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship in Financial Year 2022-23:

Prof Amit Mehndiratta, Centre for Biomedical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, shortlisted for his proposal on “Robotic and Augmented Reality Virtual Reality enabled Assistive Technologies in Rehabilitation for upper-limb disability”.

Prof Prasanna Subhash Gandhi, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay, shortlisted for his proposal on “Productization and field trials of Spanda1: India’s first 3D SLA microprinter based on resonant displacement amplification of compliant mechanisms”.

Prof Shyamanta M Hazarika, Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, shortlisted for his proposal on “Intelligent Wearable Hand Exoskeleton for Robotic Neurorehabilitation”.

Dr Praveen Kumar, Department of Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, shortlisted for his proposal on “Prototype development + Incubation of a start-up company: Pattern creation at micro-and nano-scales using electric field induced reaction and subsequent flow of liquefied reaction product”.

Dr Palash Kumar Basu, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Valiyamala, Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala shortlisted for his proposal on “Design and Development of Low Power, Low Cost, High-Performance Gas Sensor Array for Exhale Breath analyzer: A Point-of-Care based Non- Invasive Early Detection and Prognosis of Cardiovascular Diseases”.

Dr S Venkata Mohan, Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, shortlisted for his proposal on “CO2 to Value-added Products: Sustainable Process Development for Succinic acid and Hexanol Production through Hybrid Fermentation Route”.

Prof  Udayan Ganguly, IIT Bombay, shortlisted for his proposal on “Design for Secure Indigenous Spiking Neural Network Chip with OTP Memory on 180nm CMOS for Voice Recognition”.

Prof Kedar Khare, Associate (Institute Chair), Optics and Photonics Centre, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi shortlisted for his proposal on Lens-less Computational Microscopy: Concepts, Devices and Bio-Medical Applications”.

Prof  Mahesh Kumar, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur shortlisted for his proposal on “IoT enabled 2D Materials functionalized AlGaN/GaN transistor for water quality monitoring”.

Prof  Dipanwita Roy Chowdhury, Department of Computer Science & Engg, IIT Kharagpur shortlisted for her proposal on “Design and Implementation of Secure Implantable Medical Devices (IMDs)”.