IICT Chief Scientist Receives STF Award
Dr B.Mahipal Reddy, chief scientist and head of the inorganic and physical chemistry division of CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology has been presented with the Best Scientist Award of Science-Tech Foundation (STF), Bangalore for year 2013.
The main objective of STF, which was established in 2007, is to encourage innovations and honour scientists in the field of science and technology.
Dr Reddy has been selected for the award for his extensive efforts in basic and applied research that resulted in the development of novel catalysts for air-pollution, bio-mass conversion to value-added products, synthesis of fine chemicals and solar fuels, and conversion of greenhouse gases to useful chemicals, a press release said on Monday.
He is credited with 220 publications in international journals and eight patents, and he guided 25 students for their PhDs. Further, he is a recipient of CSIR Young Scientist Award and Catalysis Society of India.