Awards

Awards

Important Medals, Prizes and Honours
 

(a) International

MARLOW MEDAL for outstanding contributions to Physical Chemistry, Faraday Society, England (1967).

CENTENNIAL FOREIGN FELLOWSHIP of the American Chemical Society (1976).

THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY (LONDON) MEDAL for outstanding contributions to Solid State Chemistry (1981).

HEVROVSKY GOLD MEDAL, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (1989).

HONORARY FELLOWSHIP, The Royal Society of Chemistry, London (1989).

BLACKETT LECTURESHIP, The Royal Society, London (1991).

ALBERT EINSTEIN GOLD MEDAL, UNESCO, Paris (1996).

LINNETT VISITING PROFESSORSHIP, University of Cambridge (1998).

CENTENARY LECTURESHIP AND MEDAL, Royal Society of Chemistry, London (2000).

HUGHES MEDAL for Physical Sciences, The Royal Society, London (2000).

OFFICIER DE L’ORDRE DES PALMES ACADEMIQUES, France (2002).

ORDER OF SCIENTIFIC MERIT, GRAND-CROSS, President of Brazil (2002).

GAUSS PROFESSORSHIP, The Academy of Sciences, Gottingen, Germany (2003).

SOMIYA AWARD of the International Union of Materials Research Society (IUMRS) (2004).

THE DAN DAVID PRIZE for Science in the Future Dimension in the field of materials science (2005).

CHEMICAL PIONEER, American Institute of Chemists, USA (2005).

CHEVALIER DE LA LÉGION D’HONNEUR by the President of the French Republic (2005).

HONORARY FELLOWSHIP, Institute of Physics, London (2006).

NIKKEI ASIA PRIZE FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION from Japan (2008).

ORDER OF FRIENDSHIP, by the President of Russia (2009).

THE ROYAL MEDAL (THE QUEEN’S MEDAL), by the Royal Society, London, U.K (2009).

THE AUGUST-WILHELM-VON-HOFFMANN MEDAL for outstanding contributions to chemistry by the German Chemical Society (2010).

A.D. LITTLE LECTURER IN CHEMISTRY, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2010).

ERNESTO ILLY TRIESTE SCIENCE PRIZE (2011) for materials research.

ALBERT EINSTEIN PROFESSOR of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and INTERNATIONAL AWARD (Gold Medal) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (2012).

ORDER OF THE RISING SUN, GOLD AND SILVER STAR by the Emperor of Japan (2015).

WIGNER MEMORIAL LECTURE, Oakridge (2015).

PRESIDENTIAL DISTINGUISHED VISITOR, Temple University (2015)

THE EMPEROR OF JAPAN BESTOWED THE ORDER OF THE RISING SUN, GOLD AND SILVER STAR IN 2015

THE HIGHEST AWARD FOR MATERIALS RESEARCH, THE VON HIPPEL AWARD BY THE MATERIALS RESEARCH SOCIETY, IN 2017.

THE CENTRE FOR ADVANCED MATERIALS OF RAS AL KHAIMA HAS CONFERRED THE FIRST SHEIKH SAUD INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR MATERIALS RESEARCH (2019).

ENI INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR RESEARCH IN ENERGY FRONTIERS (2020)

 

(b) National

BHATNAGAR PRIZE in Chemical Sciences, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India (1968).

PADMA SHRI, National honour bestowed by the President of India (1974).

S.N. BOSE MEDAL for Physical Sciences, Indian National Science Academy (1980).

PADMA VIBHUSHAN, National honour bestowed by the President of India (1985).

MEGHNAD SAHA MEDAL, Indian National Science Academy (1990).

GOLDEN JUBILEE PRIZE in Physical Sciences, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, India (1991).

KARNATAKA RATNA, Highest honour of the State of Karnataka (2001).

INDIA SCIENCE AWARD (2004), First recipient of the highest scientific recognition of the Government of India.

DHIRUBHAI AMBANI LIFE-TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR INNOVATION (2011).

BHARAT RATNA (Jewel of India), highest civilian award of India (2014).

 

(c) Other Awards and Recognitions

YEDANAPALLI MEDAL AND PRIZE for outstanding research contributions in Physical Chemistry, Indian Chemical Society (1973).

JAWAHARLAL NEHRU FELLOWSHIP, Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund (1973).

P.C. RAY MEDAL in Chemistry, University of Calcutta (1975).

SIR C.V. RAMAN AWARD for experimental research in Physical Sciences by the University Grants Commission (1975).

FICCI AWARD in Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Federation of the Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (1977).

ZAHEER LECTURESHIP, Indian Chemical Society (1980).

KARNATAKA STATE AWARD (1982).

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS MEDAL, Indian Institute of Science (1983).

P.C. RAY MEDAL, Indian Chemical Society (1984).

NATIONAL FELLOWSHIP, National Institute of Education (NCERT) (1986).

HONORARY MEMBERSHIP, Society of Materials Science, India (1987).

JAWAHARLAL NEHRU AWARD for scientific research (1988).

B. ROY MEDAL of the Indian Physical Society (1988).

K.G. NAIK GOLD MEDAL for Chemical Technology (1988).

ZAHEER LECTURESHIP, Zaheer Science Foundation (1988).

C.V. RAMAN CENTENARY MEDAL (1988).

HONORARY FELLOWSHIP, Institution of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineers (1988).

HONORARY FOREIGN FELLOWSHIP, Institute of Fundamental Studies, Sri Lanka (1988).

SARABHAI LECTURESHIP, Indian Council of Social Science Research (1989).

G.M. MODI AWARD for innovative scientific research (1989).

HONORARY MEMBERSHIP, International Academy of Ceramics (1989).

HONORARY FELLOWSHIP, Electrochemical Society of India (1989).

HONORARY MEMBERSHIP, Materials Research Society of Japan (1990).

HONORARY MEMBERSHIP, Materials Research Society of South Korea (1991).

HONORARY FELLOWSHIP of the Institution of Engineers (1991).

GOYAL PRIZE IN CHEMISTRY of the Sri Kala Ram Trust (1992).

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY AWARD of the Kamal Kumari Foundation (1992).

MRSI PRIZE in Superconductivity and Materials Science (1992).

DISTINGUISHED MATERIALS SCIENTIST MEDAL, MRSI (1993).

G.P. CHATTERJEE MEMORIAL AWARD of the Indian Science Congress (1993).

U.S. NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES INTERNATIONAL LECTURER (1993).

P.C. RAY MEMORIAL AWARD of the Indian Science Congress (1994).

HONORARY FELLOWSHIP of the Indian Institute of Science (1994).

DR. MAHENDRA LAL SIRCAR Prize of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (1994).

SAHABDEEN INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR SCIENCE, Sri Lanka (1994).

KELLY LECTURER, Purdue University (1994).

N.R. DHAR AWARD of the National Academy of Sciences (1994).

ISCA MEDAL of the Asiatic Society (1995).

ASUTOSH MOOKERJEE MEMORIAL MEDAL of the Indian Science Congress (1996).

HONORARY FELLOWSHIP, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (1996).

HONORARY FELLOWSHIP, Korean Association for the Advancement of Sciences(1997).

HONORARY FELLOWSHIP, Cardiff University of Wales (1997).

H.K. FIRODIA AWARD for Excellence in Science & Technology (1997).

VIGYAN RATNA, Indian Society of Analytical Scientists (1998).

HONORARY FELLOWSHIP, Indian Chemical Society (1999).

HONORARY FELLOWSHIP, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (1999).

SHATABDI PURASKAR, Indian Science Congress (1999).

HALLIM DISTINGUISHED LECTURER, Korean Academy of Science & Technology (1999).

COMMANDER OF THE NATIONAL ORDER OF LION, Senegal (1999).

HONORARY MEMBERSHIP, The Indian Institute of Metals (2000).

HARI OM ASHRAM PRERIT SENIOR SCIENTIST AWARD (2000).

MILLENNIUM PLAQUE OF HONOUR, Indian Science Congress (2001).

HONORARY FELLOWSHIP, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (2001).

COMMANDER OF THE ORDER OF RIO BRANCO, President of Brazil (2002).

HOMI BHABHA LECTURE, TIFR, Mumbai (2002).

AVRA FOUNDATION AWARD, Hyderabad (2002).

D.S. KOTHARI LECTURESHIP, Indian National Science Academy (2002).

HONORARY PROFESSOR, Jilin University, Changchun, China (2002).

CHANCELLOR LECTURER, Lousiana State University, (2002).

LIFE-TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, Indian Chemical Society (2003).

MENTOR OF SCIENCE Gold Medal, Indian Science Congress (2003).

SARVADHIKARI MEDAL, Calcutta University (2004).

LIFE-TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, Indian Science Congress (2004).

HONORARY FELLOWSHIP of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (2005).

MEDAL OF HONOR, Chemical Research Society of India (2005).

BARRETT LECTURE, Illinois University (2005).

WATT LECTURE, University of Texas (2005).

BURSTEIN LECTURE, University of Pennsylvania (2005).

PINNAMANENI AWARD for science (2005).

SRI CHANDRASEKARENDRA SARASWATI NATIONAL EMINENCE AWARD FOR SCIENCE (2005).

L. SINGHANIA-IIM LUCKNOW AWARD for leadership in Science & Technology (2005).

INDIA CITATION LAUREATE 2006 (Thomson/ISI, USA).

NATIONAL RESEARCH PROFESSORSHIP, by the Government of India (2006).

INSA MEDAL FOR PROMOTION AND SERVICE TO SCIENCE, 2006.

MAGNA LECTURE, Brazilian Academy of Science, 2007.

HONORARY FELLOWSHIP, St. Catherine’s College, Oxford (2007).

LIFE MEMBER, Christ Church College, Oxford, 2007.

DURHAM LECTURES, 2007.

KNOWLEDGE MILLENNIUM AWARD, ASSOCHAM, 2007.

BANGALORE NANO NATIONAL AWARD 2007 by Government of Karnataka.

FIRST JC BOSE LECTURE, Kolkata, 2007.

FIRST LAUREATE OF THE 21ST KHWARIZMI INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE AWARD by the Iranian Research Organization for Science & Technology (2008).

ABDUS SALAM MEDAL FOR SCIENCE, TWAS (2008).

THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR MATERIALS SCIENCE by MRSI (India) (2009).

KELLY LECTURE, Cambridge University (2009).

HONORARY FELLOW, Chinese Chemical Society, China (2010).

DISTINGUISHED LECTURER, Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology (2010).

FIRST PC RAY LECTURE, IACS Kolkata (2010).

Speaker at the 350th anniversary of the Royal Society (London), June 2010.

EDGE Award for leadership in education (2011).

Speaker in the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the first Solvay Conference on Physics in Belgium (October 18, 2011).

FIRODIA LIFE-TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (2011).

ACADEMY PROFESSOR, Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research 2013.

LANGMUIR LECTURER, INST Mohali (2014).

BASAVASHREE AWARD by Basava Vedike, Karnataka (2014).

DISTINGUISHED ACADEMICIAN, IIT Patna (2014).

SIVANANDA EMINENT CITIZEN AWARD, Sanathana Dharma Charitable Trust (2014).

VIJNAN VYASA, PES University (2014).

DISTINGUISHED FELLOWSHIP of the Institute of Engineers, India (2014).

Pitchaiah Foundation Award, 2015.

DR. KANBARKAR AWARD, (2015), Shivaji University.

GITAM Foundation Award (2016).

BHASKARACHARYA PURASKAR (2016), Vijayapura.

WOCKHARDT RESEARCH PRIZE (2017), by Centre for Organization Development, Hyderabad.

 KAYAK SHREE Award (Gokak) (2019)

PROF. M.G.K. MENON MEMORIAL AWARD (2019) BY THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, INDIA (NASI).

HONORARY FELLOWSHIP of the Karnatak Association for the Advancement of Science (KAAS) 2022.