IIT Gandhinagar PhD scholars win Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Awards 2021

Harini Gunda, a PhD student of Chemical Engineering, Dr Chandan Kumar Jha, a PhD alumnus and postdoctoral fellow in Electrical Engineering won the award.

IIT Gandhinagar PhD scholars win Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Awards 2021 IIT Gandhinagar (Source: Official Website)
Vagisha Kaushik | Nov 14, 2021 - 5:54 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar’s research scholars have won the Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Awards 2021.

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Harini Gunda, a PhD student of Chemical Engineering, has won SRISTI-GYTI Award 2021, and Dr Chandan Kumar Jha, a PhD alumnus and now a postdoctoral fellow in Electrical Engineering, has won BIRAC SITARE-GYTI Appreciation Award 2021, an official statement from IIT GN said.

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Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Awards celebrate the spirit of student innovation in all the fields of engineering, science, technology and design through extremely affordable/frugal solutions or the ones that push the technological edge for various areas of social and industrial applications.

Harini has received this award for developing ‘Novel Boron Nano-additives for Improving the Performance of Solid Propellants’.

Ms%20Harini%20GHarini Gunda, PhD student, Chemical Engineering, IIT Gandhinagar

Sharing her thoughts on this achievement, she said: “It is a great honour and privilege for me to receive the prestigious SRISTI-GYTI Award 2021. I am thankful to IITGN for providing the world-class research environment and especially thankful to my advisor for giving me the freedom and support to explore out of the box. Developing energy-efficient fuels for both defence and space applications is the need of the hour to meet our nation’s targets and be among the top space-faring nations.”

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Chandan has received the award for developing ‘An Intelligent Hand Rehabilitation and Assessment System for Stroke Patients’. It is a highly sensitive and reliable instrumented glove that uses fibre-optic sensor technology to assist stroke patients in performing various hand exercises efficiently to enable faster recovery from their disability.

Dr%20Chandan%20Kumar%20JhaDr Chandan Kumar Jha, Electrical Engineering, IIT Gandhinagar

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Sharing his thoughts, he said: “I feel humbled and honoured to receive this award for my work. I would like to thank the BIRAC SITARE-GYTI Award committee, my mentors and my team at IITGN for extending all the support and guidance throughout the development of this system. With our innovation, we wish to bring a change in the lives of stroke patients.”


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