Mangaluru, Dec 6: Dr Sandhya Shenoy, associate professor from department of Chemistry of College of Engineering and Technology, Srinivas University, Mukka has been honoured with the prestigious NASI-Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Award for the year 2021. The National Academy of Sciences India, the first science academy of India located in Prayagraj (Allahabad), Uttar Pradesh has instituted the award to recognize promise, creativity and excellence in young scientists in India. The number of awards in any year is limited to five and is based on the research work carried out in India.
Dr Sandhya was conferred the award for her outstanding contributions in the field of energy and environmental applications involving thermoelectric and photocatalytic materials on December 5, 2021. The award carries a citation, a medal and cash prize.
Dr Sandhya has also been awarded certificate of appreciation as top 5 percent highly cited author internationally by Royal Society of Chemistry, London. Her research was amongst the top 100 papers published across Royal Society Chemistry (RSC) journals globally in terms of citations in 2020. Her publications were also designated as most popular article and hot article in RSC journals.
These achievements have been highly appreciated by chancellor Dri CA A Raghavendra Rao and pro-chancellor Dr A Srinivas Rao of Srinivas University.