Elsevier and NASI Honor Promising Young Scientists in India for their Excellence in Academic Research

NEW DELHI, August 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Nine young scientists in India announced as winners of NASI-Scopus Young Scientist Awards

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and the National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) honor the academic research achievement of nine young scientists at the 7th NASI-Scopus Young Scientist Awards.

The ceremony, held yesterday at The Park Hotel, New Delhi, was attended by more than 150 guests representing India's top scientific fraternity, including Shri S. Jaipal Reddy, Honorable Minister of Science & Technology of the Ministry of Earth Sciences India, who presented the awards.

Recognizing India's increasing contribution to world science, Elsevier first launched the Scopus Young Scientist Awards in 2006 to honor the talent, knowledge and expertise of India's early career researchers.

Elsevier's collaboration with NASI began in 2009 when the award was officially institutionalized within the Indian scientific community. The award honors researchers who are building their careers in academic research and is designed to help them gain recognition of their work.

Into the seventh year, the Scopus Young Scientist Awards attracted more than 600 applications from multiple premier research institutions from across the country. Applications were judged by a distinguished panel of 37 subject matter experts from India's academic community. The jury looked at: the quality and number of publications, fellowships of academies, awards and grants received, relevance of the scientific work and its outcome, and the overall presentation and discussion at the in person meeting. Special consideration was also given to novel ideas and innovations which have potential for future research and commercial application.

The nine selected winners represent academic research excellence in nine different fields of science which will help drive innovation and development at a national level.

The winners are:

Agriculture

Dr. Mukesh Jain

Staff Scientist, National Institute of Plant Genome Research -New Delhi

Biological Sciences

Dr. Sathyanarayana Gummadi

Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology -Chennai

Chemistry

Dr. Tapas Kumar Maji

Associate Professor - Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore

Earth, Oceanographic & Environmental Sciences

Dr. SupriyoMitra

Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata

Engineering

Dr. Yogesh M. Joshi

Associate Professor - Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Mathematics

Dr. L Sunil Chandran

Associate Professor - Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Medicine

Dr. Surinder Singh Rana

Assistant Professor- Post Graduate Institute of Medical education and Research, Chandigarh

Physics

Dr. Soma Veugopal Rao

Associate Professor, University of Hyderabad

Social Sciences

Dr. K Jaishankar

Senior Assistant Professor - Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tamil Nadu

"It is a pleasure for our academy to be associated with Elsevier for the Scopus Young Scientist Awards to promote excellence and nurture creativity in science. I hope our collaboration will continue with vigor in years to come and am confident that the NASI-Elsevier Scopus Young Scientist Awards program will play its commendable role in future," said Dr. K. Kasturirangan, President, National Academy of Sciences India.

"At Elsevier, we are very excited to be supporting and nurturing Indian research not only through our high-quality content and innovative solutions, but also through events like the Scopus Awards. Through our partnership with the National Academy of Sciences, India, we have been able to bring even more talented individuals to the award ceremony, making this experience all the more meaningful. In this way, the Scopus Awards both honor the excellent work of young scientists and bring together a dynamic group of researchers at the ceremony - we're recognizing and building on the outstanding research being done in India today," said Youngsuk "Y.S." Chi, Chairman of Elsevier.

About NASI

Founded in the year 1930, the National Academy of Sciences, India is the oldest Science Academy of the country and is located at Allahabad. The main objective of the Academy was to provide a national forum for the publication of research work carried out by Indian scientists and to provide opportunities for exchange of views among them. http://www.nasi.org.in/

About Scopus

Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize scholarly research. Its vast database contains abstracts and references from 21,000 titles from more than 5,000 publishers worldwide, ensuring broad interdisciplinary coverage in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences and Arts & Humanities. Scopus was designed and developed with input from researchers and librarians internationally; and features direct links to subscribed full-text articles, other library resources and interoperability with applications such as reference management software.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, Reaxys, ClinicalKey and Mosby's Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, helping research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world leading provider of professional information solutions. The group employs more than 30,000 people, including more than 15,000 in North America. Reed Elsevier Group plc is owned equally by two parent companies, Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. Their shares are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RUK and ENL.

Media contact
Manik Sethi
Elsevier
+91-124-477-4204
m.sethi@elsevier.com

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