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Department of Earth and Space Sciences
Awards and Honours

 

Best Thesis Award for the year 2018

Hearty Congratulations to Dr. Veena V.S., who has received the K. D. Abhayankar Best Thesis Award for the year 2018 by the Astronomical Society of India (ASI) at their 37th meeting in Bangalore. Dr. Veena worked for her Ph.D. in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences from 2013 to 2018 under the supervision of Dr. Sarita Vig. The title of her PhD thesis is “IRDCs to Star Clusters: In-depth study of the Structure, Evolution and Kinematics of few Southern Massive Star Forming regions”. She will soon begin her post-doctoral research at the University of Cologne, Germany as a Humboldt Fellow.

 

Best Oral Presentation Award

Mr. Asif Iqbal Kakkassery (JRF in Department of Earth and Space Sciences) was selected for the best oral presentation award for the paper titled ‘Implications for fluvial and glacial processes from Eos Chaos region of Valles Marineris, Mars’ in the 2nd International conference on Geology: Emerging Methods and Applications (GEM-2019) organized by the Department of Geology and Environmental Sciences, Christ College, Irinjalakkuda, Kerala and sponsored by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Ministry of Earth Science (MoES) and National Centre for Earth Science Studies (NCESS) during 17th to 19th January 2019. He is working under the guidance of Dr. Rajesh V.J. (Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Space Sciences) on ISRO funded Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM-1) AO project

Poster Award

P. M. Thesniya, JRF (Earth System Science) was awarded the second best poster prize for the poster titled "Characterization of localized pyroclastic deposits in the Grimaldi Basin of the Moon" presented at Brainstorming Session on Vision and Explorations for Planetary Sciences in Decades 2020 - 2060. This was organized by Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad. She is working under the guidance of Dr. V. J. Rajesh, Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Space Sciences.

 

Young Scientist Award

Dr Ambily KM, Inspire faculty, Department of Earth and Space Sciences has been selected for the young scientist award from URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (GASS) young scientist award. The award function will be held in Montreal Canada during URSI GASS conference on August 19-26, 2017.

 

Best Poster Award

V. Pralay Raj , M.Tech ( Earth System Science) was awarded the best poster award for poster titled "Morphological features of plasma irregularities estimated using geostationary satellites" presented at 29th Kerala Science Congress at Mar Thoma College, Thiruvalla. This was organized by Kerala State Council for Science,Technology and Environment(KSCSTE), Govt. of Kerala. He is working under the guidance of Dr. K M Ambili, Inspire Faculty, Department of Earth and Space Sciences.

 

Astronautical Society of India Award

Hearty Congratulations to Prof. A Chandrasekar for bagging the prestigious Astronautical Society of India Award for the year 2014 for his contributions in the field of Space Sciences.

Astronautical Society of India (ASI) is a professional society set up in 1990 serving for the promotion of astronautics and space in the country through dissemination of knowledge and information related to the subject. It has instituted awards to recognize talented scientists and engineers who have made outstanding achievements in their life time career and, significant contributions in different areas of astronautics, namely; Rocket and related technology, Spacecraft and related technology, Space sciences and applications and Space systems management.

The various categories of ASI awards are

  • Aryabhata Award (any one of the four areas)
  • Astronautical Society of India (ASI) Award (each one of the four areas)
  • ISRO-ASI Award (each one of the four areas)
  • Space Gold Medal Award (each one of the four areas)
  • ISRO-ASI Best Women Scientist Award (any one of the four areas)
  • ISRO-ASI Young Scientist Award (any one of the four areas)
  • ISRO-ASI Team Achievement Award (any one of the four areas)

All the above awards winners are selected annually based on two high level expert committee’s recommendations. The Space Sciences and Applications ASI award goes to Prof. A Chandrasekar of Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvanathapuram for the year 2014.

 

Green Talents 2015 Young Scientist Award

Mr Arun Prasad Kumar, research scholar, has been selected for the Green Talents 2015 Young Scientist Award by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research, Government of Germany. The award includes participating in the two weeks science forum in Germany during October followed by a fully funded research stay at an institution of his choice in 2016. He is working under the supervision of Dr. Gnanappazham L, Department of Earth and Space Sciences.

 

 

Young Scientist Award

Dr Ambily KM, Inspire faculty, Department of Earth and Space Sciences has been selected for the young scientist award from URSI Asia-Pacific Radio Science Conference (APRASC).

The award is for studies related to the origin of ionosphere at Moon using physics based ionospheric models and observations.

The award will be distributed during 2016 URSI Asia-Pacific Radio Science Conference (APRASC) to be held on 21-25 August at Seoul, Korea.

 

 

Best Student Paper Award

Mr.Bibin Wilson, M.Tech (Geoinformatics) was awarded the best student paper award for paper titled "Hyperspectral and LiDAR data fusion for species classification(3D)" presented at the Geosmart India 2016 at Greater Noida, conducted by Geospatial Media and Communications. He is working under the guidance of Ms. Ramiya A.M and Dr. Rama Rao Nidamanuri.

The award was sponsored by unigis - university of Salzburg AUSTRIA

 

 

Young Scientist Award

Dr Ambily KM, Inspire faculty, Department of Earth and Space Sciences has been selected for the young scientist award from International Radio Science Union (URSI-RCRS).,

The selected paper for the award is "On the origin of the ionosphere at Moon : a study using results from Chandrayaan-I S-Band Radio Occultation Experiment and a photochemical model".

The award will be distributed during 2015 URSI Regional Conference in Radio Science (URSI-RCRS 2015) to be held on November 16, 2015. The conference is organized by the Indian Committee for International Radio Science Union (INC-URSI) under the auspices of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. .