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 2021-22: June 30, 2021.

List of Nominees conferred with Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship in Financial Year 2021-22:

Prof Hiralal Murlidhar Suryawanshi, Department of Electrical Engineering, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur, conferred for his proposal on Solid State Transformer Technology for Emerging Trends in Electric Mobility and DC Micro-Grid”.

Dr  K.C. James Raju, Centre for Advanced Studies in Electronics Science & Technology (CASEST), School of Physics, University of Hyderabad, conferred for his proposal on “Development of integrated miniature magnet free microwave circulator”.

Dr  Deepa Venkitesh, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, conferred for her proposal on Nyquist Photonic Analog to Digital Converter for instantaneous frequency measurement”.

Dr Mayank Shrivastava, Associate Professor, Department of Electronic Systems Engineering Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, conferred for his proposal on Development of Gallium Nitride (GaN) Based Technology Platform for THz Applications”.

Prof Swades De, Department of Electrical Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, conferred for his proposal onGreen/Sustainable IoT for Smart Environment”.

Prof Pramod Kumar, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Karnataka, conferred for his proposal on Standalone kilowatt scale sCO2 power blocks for Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Generation”.

Dr Dibakar Sen, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, conferred for his proposal on “Smart Prosthetic Arm”.

Prof P. Muthukumar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, conferred for his proposal on “Design, Development, Testing and Commercialization of Porous Radiant Burners for Domestic Cooking and Industrial Applications”.

Prof Vandana B. Patravale, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, conferred for her proposal on Development of drug-eluting coatings for self-expandable peripheral stent for the treatment of in-stent restenosis”.

Dr Jyotsnendu Giri, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, conferred for his proposal on “Autologous Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) Loaded Personalized Wound Care Patch at Patient Bedside for Effective Burn Wound Care”.