INSA Young Scientist Award for Hyd-based Professor
Aravind Kumar Rengan, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology – Hyderabad has been awarded the prestigious(प्रतिष्ठित) Indian National Science Academy (INSA) medal in the Young Scientist category for 2017.He is being recognised for having devised(तैयार) a novel way of nano delivery using liposomes and gold nano particles. This is useful for both imaging and therapeutics.
Since 1974, INSA annually presents the Young Scientist Award to distinguish young scientists who have made notable research contributions in science and technology. The INSA Young Scientist Medal award carries a bronze medal and a cash prize of Rs 25,000. There are some other incentives attached with this award as well. The INSA Young Scientists Award is considered to be the highest recognition of promise, creativity and excellence in a young scientist.
This research, through which he was able to engineer a biodegradable nano-system for photothermal therapy of cancer and proved its in-vivo biodegradability, has got immense translational potential and can be used to treat cancer in an affordable way with minimal side effects.
His research work was published in the journal of NANOSCALE (Impact factor 7.76) and ACS NANO LETTERS (Impact Factor: 13.78) both being prestigious journals in nanotechnology. Dr Aravind’s entire bio-engineering research work was carried out in India, bringing credits to our country in the International arena.
Prof Aravind Kumar studied M B B S and his keen interest in Biomedical Engineering and Nano research pushed him to take up M Tech at Amrita Centre for Nano sciences and Molecular medicine - DST Centre of Excellence. He secured university rank and was selected for his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at IIT Bombay under the guidance(दिशा निर्देश) of Prof Rohit Srivastava co-guided by Prof Rinti Banerjee at the Dept of Bioscience and Bioengineering, in collaboration with Dr Abhijit De, ACTREC – Tata Cancer Centre.
Indian National Science Academy (INSA) -
The Indian National Science Academy in New Delhi is the apex body of Indian scientists representing all branches of science and technology.
Founded: 7 January 1935
Location: New Delhi, India