Recipients of Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship

RECIPIENTS OF PREVIOUS YEARS ABDUL KALAM TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION NATIONAL FELLOWSHIP

Recipients of Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship 2019-20

Nominees Selected During year 2019-20

Prof. Rohit Srivastava, Head, Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai was conferred for his proposal for carrying out research work on “ ‘U can’- World’s first self cervix screening device” leading to portable hand- held solution, which any individual can use with minimum training.

Prof Pushpak Bhattacharyya, Director, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, IIT Patna Main Campus, Amhara, Bihta was conferred for his proposal for pursing the research on “Shushrut”- a system for increasing efficiency and diagnosis-accuracy of clinical workflow in Indian radiology using Automatic Speech Recognition and Natural Language Processing leading to development of a suite of tools to reduce the burden of report generation on radiologists in India, so that they can concentrate on diagnosis only.

Prof. V Kamakoti, Senior Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering , Indian Institute of Technology Madras was conferred for his proposal for carrying out research work on “Design of SHAKTI based secure Micro-processor” leading to development of Processor System-on-Chip (SoC).

Prof. Sujatha Srinivasan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Head, TTK Center for Rehabilitation Research and Device Development, Indian Institute of Technology Madras  was conferred for her proposal for carrying out research work on “Design and commercialization of an indigenous lever-operated orthotic knee” leading to development of an easy-to-operate affordable locked knee joint for Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (KAFO).

Prof. Subhananda Chakrabarti, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai  was conferred for his proposal for pursing the research on “ Development of high resolution and large format (640X512 and 1KX1K) prototype Thermal imagers for night vision and surveillance applications” leading to development of completely indigenous prototypes of large format, thermal imagers for night vision and surveillance applications.

Prof. Bikramjit Basu, Professor, Materials Research Center, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore  was conferred for his proposal for carrying out research work on “Design, manufacturing, pre-clinical validation of novel metallic/ceramic dental implants” leading to development of dental implant in India and to provide globally competitive dental implants at lower cost.

Prof. Debatosh Guha, Professor, Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics, University of Calcutta  was conferred for his proposal for carrying out research work on “Development of Metasurface Enabled Multifunction Antennas for Medical and 5G Applications” leading to development of a novel metasurface based antenna technology to satisfy the special requirements of modern 5G communications and medical applications with improved performance.

Recipients of Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship 2018-19

Nominees Selected During IInd Phase of 2018-19

Dr G Padmanabham, Director, International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy & New Materials (ARCI), Hyderabad was conferred for his proposal for carrying out research work on “Metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) for Repair and Reclamation of Aerospace Components” leading to development of indigenous, novel and affordable technologies and products.
Prof Sudip Misra, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur was conferred for his proposal for pursing the research on “Ambulatory Sensing and Point-of-Care Recommendation for IoT – Based Healthcare” leading to development of smart systems using medical analytics.
Prof Ashwini Kumar Agrawal, Head, Department of Textile Technology, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi was conferred for his proposal for carrying out research work on “Next Generation Filtration Devices for Protection of Environment and Health” leading to development of prototypes and devices.

Nominees Selected During Ist Phase of 2018-19

Prof B Ravi, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay was conferred for his proposal for carrying out research on Accelerating Medical device innovation and to develop, commercialize and create social impact through two innovative medical products for diagnosis of disease and effective treatment.
Prof PV Madhusudhan Rao, Department of Design, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi was conferred for his proposal for carrying out research on Medical and Assistive Devices and to develop Tactile Diagrams for the Visually Impaired and Training, capacity building and dissemination of technology developed.
Prof Amrutur Bharadwaj, Department of Electrical Communication, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore was conferred for pursuing research on Streetcloud for autonomous drones with the objective of using the smart city’s Street cloud Infrastructure to support autonomous drone fleets through hardware design of Pole Compute and Communication Platform.
Dr G Kumaraswamy, Principal Scientist, Polymer and Advanced Materials Laboratory, CSIR -National Chemical Laboratory, Pune was conferred for carrying out research on 3D printing of ceramics, metals and composites using aqueous inks with a view to develop aqueous colloidal solutions as inks for 3D printing of ceramics, metals composites.
Prof Samir K Pal, Senior Professor, Department of Chemical, Biological & macromolecular Sciences, SN Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata was conferred for his proposal for carrying out research leading to Large Scale Validation and Field Trials of an Indigenous Non-Invasive Non-Contact Robust Portable Hand -held Device for accurate measurement of Bilirubin level, Hemoglobin concentration and Oxygen saturation in Neonatal Subject.

Recipients of 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.