Pune: Dr Sakya Singha Sen, a senior scientist of CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL), Pune, will receive the precious INSA Young Scientist Medal 2018 by the Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi.
INSA scheme rewards young scientists with extraordinary promise and creativity who make notable research contributions in the field of science and technology.
Dr Sen completed his MSc (chemistry) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in the year 2006 and obtained his PhD in chemistry from the University of Göttingen, Germany in 2010.
Later, he received Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellowship and joined the laboratory of Professor Holger Braunschweig at the University of Würzburg, Germany.
His research group works includes topics such as synthesis of low oxidation state and low coordination number, s-and p-block compounds and its application into small molecule activation as well as in catalysis.
He has more than 50 research papers published in peer-reviewed international journals and has been guiding six students for PhD.
He is also the recipient of CSIR-Young Scientist Award in chemical sciences in 2017 and has been selected as a Young Associate of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore (2017-2020).
The award will be presented to Dr Sen in the anniversary general meeting of the academy to be held in December this year.