Recipients of Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship

RECIPIENTS OF PREVIOUS YEARS ABDUL KALAM TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION NATIONAL FELLOWSHIP

Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship 2017-18

2017

Prof Sirshendu De, Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur was conferred for his proposal for developing processes with prototype building & field trail on fluoride removal from groundwater; removal of heavy metals from groundwater; removal of cyanide from steel plant effluent and scaling up of cold sterilization technique for storing tender coconut water with high shelf life using suitable membranes.

Prof Krishnan Balasubramanian, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras was conferred for his proposal for carrying out work on developing of the Ultrasonic Waveguide Sensor Systems.

Prof GK Ananthasuresh, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore was conferred for his proposal for carrying out work on developing of the following viz. Insitu soil-moisture sensor; Intracranial pressure sensor and chair for the elderly and arthritics.

Prof Navakanta Bhat, Centre for Nano Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore was conferred for his proposal for pursing the research on Nanostructured Semiconductor Gas Sensors with prototype building & Field Trials: New materials and device structures for highly sensitive and selective gas sensors; Optimization of single chip gas sensor array for multiple gas sensing and processing gas sensors in a cleanroom and calibration of gas sensors.

Dr Sudipta Mukhopadhyay, Associate Professor, Department of Electronics and EC Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur was conferred for his proposal for pursing the research on Real Time Image Enhancement: Rain and Fog Removal from Videos with software/technology development and Field Trials on development of Embedded rain and fog removal software solutions with appropriate interface and Algorithms beneficial in ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) to improve the safety in various transportation systems and outdoor video coverage.

Dr Abhishek, Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur was conferred for his proposal for pursing research on various aspects of Aerospace Technology with prototype building/ Field Trials and commercialization of Rotary Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle with 5Kg and 10kg payload capacity; High efficiency Vertical Axis Wind Turbine with dynamic blade pitching and Hybrid Multirotor Convertiplane UAV.