INAE Young Engineer Award


Purpose of the Award

To recognize outstanding achievements/contributions made by Young Engineers with strong potential for future professional growth impact in any branch of engineering.


Any citizen of India not older than 35 years holding the first tertiary degree in engineering/technology as on 1st of January 2021.


A nomination is valid for one year only. A candidate may be nominated for three times in total subject to his/her age not exceeding 35 years.


Evidence of excellence in engineering research, product/process, design, technology development and transfer specific contribution submitted for consideration of the Award should have been carried out in India.

Call for Nominations

Nominations are invited from young engineers working in academia, R&D laboratories and industry.  The sponsor must be either a Fellow of INAE or Head of the Organization/ Institution where the nominee is working. The nomination is to be submitted to INAE by INAE Fellows or Head of an Organisation /Institute where the nominee is working through any of the following two methods:

   I. INAE Digital Platform

         (a) By INAE Fellows

The provision for Fellows to submit nominations online has been provided, through login facility of INAE Fellows at INAE Digital Platform for which the link is as under.

         (b) By Head of the Organization/ Institution who are Non INAE Fellows where the nominee is working

The provision to submit nominations online through INAE Digital Platform has been provided. The link is as under.


II. Email to INAE: In case of persistent issues in submitting the nominations through INAE Digital Platform, the scanned copy of the nomination to be forwarded by email to INAE Office, Gurgaon at ID:

Last Date for Nomination

The last date for the receipt of nominations is April 10, 2021.

The Award

The Award shall consist of a cash prize of Rs.1 lakh and a citation. All INAE Young Engineer Awardees will also become INAE Young Associates on the conferment of the Award and shall continue to be “INAE Young Associates” till attaining 45 years of age. The decision of the INAE Council in all concerned matters shall be final.

Selection Procedure

The Award is instituted to identify, recognize and encourage young and promising talents in India who have made and are likely to continue to make outstanding contributions impacting engineering research and design, technology development and transfer. The short listed nominees will be invited to make a presentation followed by an interaction with the Selection Committee on dates to be announced later.

Presentation of the Award

The awardees will be invited for the INAE Annual Convention being held in December each year wherein they would be conferred with the Award and also inducted as INAE Young Associates.

Instructions to submit Nominations Online

Instructions for INAE Fellows Click here to view

Instructions for Non INAE Fellows/Head of the Organization/ Institution Click here to view

INAE Young Engineer Awardees 2020

Dr. N.M. Anoop Krishnan, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi(Physics- and data-based modeling of materials)

Dr. Swatantra Pratap Singh, Assistant Professor, Environmental Science and Engineering Department, IIT Bombay (Environmental Engineering)

Dr. Pawan Goyal, Associate Professor, CSE, Department, IIT Kharagpur (Natural Language Processing)

Dr Neeldhara Misra, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (Theoretical Computer Science; Algorithm Design)

Dr. Prosenjit Das, Senior Scientist Design and Manufacturing Research Centre, CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, Durgapur (Materials processing and Manufacturing)

Dr. Ravi Kumar Arun, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Jammu (Microfluidics, Lab on Chip Devices, Energy Conversion and Storage: Fuel cells and batteries)

Dr. Rahul Mangal, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Kanpur (Active Matter, Polymer Physics, Soft Matter, Rheology)

Dr. Swaroop Subhash Gajare, Lead Engineer, Eaton India Innovation Center LLP, Pune (Power Systems)

Dr. Sumit Kumar Pramanick, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, IIT Delhi (Power Electronics and Drives)

Dr. Digbijoy N Nath, Assistant Professor, Centre for Nano Science & Engineering (CeNSE), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (Semiconductor devices and heterostructures, gallium nitride (GaN) based high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) and deep-UV photodetectors, gallium oxide deep-UV opto-electronics)

Dr. Raghvendra Kumar Chaudhary, Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad
(RF & Microwave Engineering)

Dr. Pooja Devi, Senior Scientist, Central Scientific Instruments Organisation, Chandigarh (Material Engineering, Sensors, Water and Energy Harvesting Devices)

Dr. Mudrika Khandelwal, Associate Professor, Dept of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engg., Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (Nanofibrous Composites)

Dr. M. Sathish, Scientist Gr. IV (2), Leather Process Technology Division, CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai (Leather Technology)

Dr. D. Josephine Selvarani Ruth, DST INSPIRE Faculty Fellow, Robert Bosch Centre For Cyber Physical Systems, IISc., Bangalore (Instrumentation and control Engineering)