• Sumon Chakraborty is a school member on the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur’s division of mechanical engineering.

Professor Suman Chakraborty has been chosen for the 30th GD Birla Award for Scientific Research for his excellent contribution to engineering science and its purposes in growing applied sciences for inexpensive healthcare, the KK Birla Foundation stated in an announcement on Thursday.

Instituted in 1991, the award recognises eminent Indian scientists under the age of 50 for his or her authentic and excellent contributions to any department of science or know-how. It carries a money prize of 5 lakh. The recipient is chosen by a range board, whose current head is professor Chandrima Shaha, the president of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA).

Chakraborty, a school member on the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur’s division of mechanical engineering, accomplished his undergraduate diploma in mechanical engineering from the Jadavpur University in 1996. He went on to get a Masters diploma and a PhD from the Indian Institute of Science. He has additionally been an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Indo-US Research Fellow, and a visiting professor at varied main establishments internationally. Chakraborty was additionally awarded the JC Bose National Fellowship by the Indian authorities’s division of science and know-how.

He is credited with establishing the primary microfluidics laboratory within the framework of an instructional establishment in India to facilitate the examine of how tiny volumes of fluids move by way of small channels. Apart from being a good educational, Chakraborty has invented applied sciences that haven’t solely been patented but in addition licensed to industrial homes for commercialisation.

He has innovated various inexpensive medical units, together with a low-cost spinning disc for assessing Complete Blood Count, extremely correct paper-strip based mostly know-how for frequent blood checks, tumour-on-a-chip machine for probing most cancers cell migration, and a low-cost nucleic-acid based mostly platform know-how for speedy detection of Covid-19 an infection (COVIRAP).

He has additionally been a recipient of the Scopus Young Scientist Award (Elsevier, 2008), the Santi Swaroop Bhatnagar Award (2013) and various Young Scientist/ Young Engineer Awards from all the foremost nationwide academies, which is testomony to his contributions to the scientific subject.

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