Elsevier first launched the Scopus Young Scientist Awards in 2006.In India, theprogram was officially institutionalized within its scientific community through Elsevier’s collaboration with NASI in 2009. The program honors young researchers who are building their careers in academic research and helps them gain recognition of their work.
· Quality and number of publications;
· Nature and uniqueness of research;
· Outcomes of research;
· Impact on society;
· Vision of the researcher.
Special consideration was also given to novel and innovative ideasthathold potential for commercial application.
Per discipline, the award winners are:
Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Nainital
Dr. Swarup K. Parida
National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi
Dr. Suvendra Nath Bhattacharyya
CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata
Dr. Subi Jacob George
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore
Earth, Oceanographic & Environmental Sciences
Dr. Tarun Gupta
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Dr. SubhransuRanjan Samantaray
Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar
Dr. UK Anandavardhanan
Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai
Dr. Rajnish Kumar Chaturvedi
CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow
Dr. G. V. Pavan Kumar
Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Pune
Dr. Subharati Ghosh
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
“NASI Scopus Young Scientists awards are now considered as a premier recognition of hard work, innovations and aspirations of young scientists of India” said Professor AkhileshTyagi, President, NationalAcademy of Sciences, India. “We are proud to associate with Elsevier for the same as they encourage healthy competition, instill confidence and help establish credibility of first steps taken in the pursuit of scientific excellence.
Youngsuk “Y.S.” Chi, Chairman of Elsevier, said, “I congratulate this year’s winners who continue to advance research excellence in India and all around the world. At Elsevier we are honored to support these award recipients and other stakeholders across the Indian scientific community with highest quality content and cutting edge digital solutions. We are thrilled to be part of this exciting time for Indian Science, and tonight’s event is a celebration of this country’s commitment to driving forward innovation and growth through research”.