TIRUCHY: S Swaminathan, Director, Center for Nanotechnology and Advanced Biomaterials (CeNTAB) of SASTRA University has been selected for the Young Career Award in Nano Science and Technology for 2015, instituted by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.
The Young Career Award will be presented to him in January 2015 during the Nano India Meet along with Dr P S Anil Kumar, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore who is the other selected for this award. CeNTAB has been involved in the research on the development of novel three-dimensional polymeric nanofibre scaffolds for tissue engineering of skin, cardiovascular arteries and nerve regeneration using aligned and random nanofibres.
Swaminathan received his Ph D from Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA, and his thesis on bone tissue engineering was nominated for the Best Dissertation Award. Swaminathan was the recipient of Materials Research Society of India Medal for 2009 and has also received the Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award from the Department of Biotechnology in 2006.