IIT Gandhinagar professor elected as Fellow of National Academy of Sciences

Recently, IITGN’s professor Atul Dixit was awarded the Swarnajayanti Fellowship in the category of Mathematical Sciences for the year 2020-21.

IIT Gandhinagar professor elected as Fellow of National Academy of Sciences IIT Gandhinagar professor wins fellowship of NASI
Vagisha Kaushik | Dec 3, 2021 - 5:01 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar’s professor Vimal Mishra, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, has been elected as a Fellow of National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI).

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“Professor Mishra has received the fellowship in recognition of his noteworthy research contributions in advancing the understanding of land-atmospheric coupling and its role on hydro-climatic extremes, which allowed to quantify the role of natural and anthropogenic factors on the water cycle changes in the Indian sub-continent and is crucial for water sustainability,” said an official statement from the institute.

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His research provided a significant understanding of the changing summer monsoon rainfall characteristics and their effect on groundwater recharge in India. In addition, Mishra has contributed to creating a real-time monitoring and prediction system for soil moisture, streamflow, and droughts that are necessary for managing the depleting water resources in the country.

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Sharing his thoughts on this achievement, Mishra said: “Being a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) is indeed a privilege and recognition of the hard work of all the current and past students of the Water and Climate Lab, IITGN. I am grateful to all my students, well-wishers, and family.”

Recently, Vimal Mishra had also won the prestigious 2021 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Devendra Lal Memorial Medal for his outstanding research and contributions in Earth Sciences.

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Meanwhile, in a related development, IIT Gandhinagar’s professor Atul Dixit was awarded Swarnajayanti Fellowship in the category of Mathematical Sciences for the year 2020-21. The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India announced the fellowships in November.

Adding to the joy, IIT Gandhinagar’s research scholars won the Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Awards 2021. 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.


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