ISSS AWARDS

This page contains information about ISSS Young Scientist Award, ISSS Technology Award and various categories of Student Awards instituted by ISSS.  Procedure for nominating/applying for these awards and a names of past awardees are listed below.

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The submissions for 2017 awards will open on January 15, 2017 and end on April 30, 2017.  Awards were presented at the 2017 ISSS International Conference held during 4-7 July 2017.

ISSS Young Scientist Award

ISSS presents a Young Scientist Award for outstanding researchers (aged below 40 years as on the nomination/submission deadline) for their work done in India in the area of micro and smart systems.  From 2015, this award carries an ISSS Medal, a Citation, and a Cash prize of Rs 50,000. This award is for someone who has carried out extensive research beyond their academic programs, on a topic relevant to this area.

Nomination in the prescribed form should include the list of publications and a short description of the nominee’s contributions. Nomination by “self” should be supported by reference letters by two experts familiar with the nominee’s work. Nomination by an ISSS member should be seconded by another ISSS member or a subject expert and should contain a brief justification for the nomination. Nomination by Head of Institution should contain details of the nominee’s work at the institute and a recommendation from an expert such as thesis supervisor or a senior member of faculty.

Nomination format is available to download [ysa nomination].  Nominations will be carried forward for subsequent years, provided the nominee meets other requirements of this award. Nominations may be sent to [email protected] [with a cc to [email protected]].

The winner is required to make  a short presentation summarising his/her recent research work and receive the award at a special session at the ISSS International conference at IISc Bangalore, to be held during 4-7 July 2017.

ISSS Young Scientist Award Winners

2017 (jointly by)- Dr. Mahesh Kumar Dept of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute Technology, Jodhpur and Dr. Prabhu Rajagopal Dept of Mechanical Engneerng , Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

2016 – Prof. Partha Bhattacharyya, Dept of Electronics & Telecommunications, Indian Institute of Engineering, Science and Technology, Shibpur

2015 – Prof A. Arockiarajan, Dept of Applied Mechanics, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

2015 – Dr Chirasree RoyChoudhuri, Dept of Electronics & Telecommunications, Indian Institute of Engineering, Science and Technology, Shibpur

2014 – Dr. Dhananjay Bodas, Agarkar Research Institute, Pune

2013 – Prof Shantanu Bhattacharya, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

2012 – Prof. D. Roy Mahapatra, Aerospace Dept, IISc Bangalore

 

ISSS Technology Award

ISSS has initiated a Technology Award for scientists/engineers who undertake major initiatives to commercialize a product in the area of micro and smart systems.  The award will carry a Citation and a Cash prize of Rs 50,000.

This award is intended to promote technology development, innovation and entrepreneurship in India in the area of micro and smart systems. This award is intended to recognize contributions made by (i) an entrepreneur who has set up, or is at an advanced stage of setting up start-ups pertinent to the general area devices or systems using micro and nano technologies and applications or (ii) someone who have championed the cause of commercialization with appropriate technology innovation, leading to a product or application.

Please note that the nominee is expected to have demonstrated maturity towards commercialization of the product or has made sustained progress towards commercialization during the recent years. Documentary proofs for claims may be included with the nomination form. Nominations for this award in the prescribed format may be sent to [email protected] [cc to [email protected]] by April 30, 2017 and may be made by self, head of organization or ISSS members.

Nomination by “self” should be supported by reference letters by two experts familiar with the nominee’s work. Nomination by an ISSS member or the Head of Institution should be seconded by another ISSS member or a subject expert. Nominations will be valid for up to three years.

Nomination format is available online.  [technology award nomination] Nominations may be sent to [email protected] [cc to [email protected]].

The winner is required to make  a short presentation summarising his/her activities and receive the award at a special session at the ISSS International conference at IISc Bangalore, to be held during 4-7 July 2017.  In order to keep the standards high, the judging panel may choose not to offer this award in a given year.

ISSS Technology Award Winners

  • 2015 – Dr. J. Raviprakash and M.N. Manoj, Bigtec Labs Pvt Ltd, Bangalore

[nomination form]   [announcement 2017]

ISSS Student Awards

[templates for UG/PG/PhD submissions]
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ISSS has instituted special student awards for full time regular students in India to recognize their outstanding contributions in the area of micro and smart systems. There are separate categories for undergraduate (BSc, BE, BTech, etc) postgraduate (MSc, MS, ME, MTech, MPhil, etc) and research (PhD) students. To qualify for these awards, the student(s) should have completed the reported work during the respective academic programs. A summary/synopsis of the research work during the tenure of the respective degree program may be sent for consideration for these awards.   In the case of UG award, an individual or a team of up to four members can submit their contributions. The Academic supervisor(s) of award winning students will be given a Commendation Certificate.

  • ISSS UG Student Project Awards: Rs. 15,000   Eligibility: Student of BSc, BE, B.Tech, or equivalent undergradualte degree programs.  Submissions are limited to 4 pages and should highlight the project work reported.  Short-listed teams will be asked to demonstrate the project during the ISSS International Conference to be held at IISc Bangalore during July 4-7, 2017.  Partial travel support may be provided to these short-listed teams at the discretion of the ISSS Student Award Committee.  They are expected to stay through the conference to be eligible to claim the travel reimbursement.
  • ISSS Post Graduate Student Award:  Rs. 20,000 Eligibility: MSc, ME, MTech, MS, or MPhil .or equivalent postgraduate degree programs.  Submissions are limited to 4 pages and should highlight the thesis/ research/ project work reported.  Short-listed students will be asked to demonstrate the project during the ISSS International Conference to be held at IISc Bangalore during July 4-7, 2017.  Partial travel support may be provided to these short-listed students at the discretion of the ISSS Student Award Committee. They are expected to stay through the conference to be eligible to claim the travel reimbursement.
  • ISSS PhD Thesis Award:  Rs. 25,000  Submissions may include a synopsis of the research towards the PhD degree and a list of all publications and/or patents during the course of research.  The Award jury may select a winner who will be informed by May 31.  The award winner will be required to present the work as an oral seminar paper during the ISSS International Conference to be held at IISc Bangalore during July 4-7, 2017.  Supervisor/guide of the student(s) is required to give an undertaking that the work was carried out during the respective academic course program for which the submission is considered. Students of integrated degree programs may be considered for the award category based on their year of enrollment. Please note that one person will be considered only once for one category of award.

[announcement for 2017]
[templates for UG/PG/PhD submissions]  [template for certificate from guide/supervisor/advisor]
Submissions for these awards should be sent directly to [email protected] [cc to [email protected]].

At least one of the contributor(s) is required to present/demonstrate the work at the conference and receive the award in person.  However, please note that submissions for these awards will not be included in the conference proceedings.  Regular papers from student researchers can however be submitted along with other papers before the conference submission deadlines. Please see the conference website for submission guidelines and deadlines.

Award winners will be given a Memento, Cash prize as above, and an Award Certificate.  The Academic supervisor(s) of award winning students will be given a Commendation Certificate.

  • Student projects executed at NPMASS supported National MEMS Design Centres are specially welcome for this competition.
  • Decision of the awards committee appointed by the governing council of ISSS will be final in all respects.
  • The committee may not offer an award if it does not find a suitable candidate in a given category.
  • A second prize for up to one of the student award categories may be included in a given year.
WINNERS OF ISSS STUDENT AWARDS 2017 (Presented during ISSS 2017 at IISc , Bangalore)
  • ISSS Postgraduate Student Award (PhD) 2017:  I Place: Jayaprakash Reddy, Centre for Nano Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Science,Bangalore
  • ISSS Postgraduate Student Award (PhD) 2017:  II Place: Basanta Bhowmik, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur
  • ISSS Postgraduate Student Award (Masters) 2017: Niharika Gupta, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • ISSS Undergraduate Student Award 2017: M. Farhana Mobin and Harshita T.K, Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology, Bangalore
WINNERS OF ISSS STUDENT AWARDS 2016 (Presented during ISSS NC8 2016 at IIT Kanpur)
  • ISSS Postgraduate Student Award (PhD) 2016:  Arnab Hazra, Indian Institute of Engineering, Science and Technology, Shibpur (Guide: Prof. Partha Bhattacharyya)
WINNERS OF ISSS STUDENT AWARDS 2015 (Presented during ISSS NC7 2015 at CUSAT Kochi)
  • ISSS Postgraduate Student Award (PhD) 2015:  K.B. Vinaya Kumar, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (Guides: Prof. K. Rajanna and Prof. N.S, Dinesh)
  • ISSS Postgraduate Student Award (Masters) 2015: Arunabha Mitra, Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata (Guide: Prof. Madhurima Chattopadhyay)
  • ISSS Undergraduate Student Award 2015: (no award was given)
WINNERS OF ISSS STUDENT AWARDS 2014 (Presented during ISSS 2014 at IISc Bangalore)
  • ISSS Postgraduate Student Award (PhD) 2014: I Prize: V. Mahendran, IGCAR, Kalpakkam (Guide: Dr John Philip)
  • ISSS Postgraduate Student Award (PhD) 2014: II Prize: Vijay Kumar Sutrakar, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (Guide: Dr D Roy Mahapatra)
  • ISSS Postgraduate Student Award (Masters) 2014: Major Krishna Kanth Sharma, Defense Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune (Guide: Dr Suwarna Datar)
  • ISSS Undergraduate Student Award 2014: Tharini T and Shalini S, Velammal College of Engineering & Technology, Madurai (Guide: A. Suban)
WINNERS OF ISSS STUDENT AWARDS 2013 (Presented during NC6 at R&DE Pune)
  • ISSS Postgraduate Student Award (PhD) 2013 Pijus Kundu Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  • ISSS Postgraduate Student Award (Masters) 2013 Hrilina Ghosh Bengal Engineering and Science university, Shibpur
  • ISSS Undergraduate Student Award (First Place) 2013 Jagjeet Singh Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
  • ISSS Undergraduate Student Award (Second Place) 2013 Navin
  • Anwani and Saurabh R. AnmadwarVisvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur
WINNERS OF ISSS STUDENT AWARDS 2012 (Presented during NC5 at Karpagam Univ. Coimbatore)
  • ISSS PG Award (I Place): Sambuddha Khan, Mechanical Engg, IISc, Bangalore
  • ISSS PG Award (II Place): Sukomal Dey, CARE, IIT Delhi, New Delhi
  • ISSS PG Award (Special Masters Level): Anupam Datta, EECS, IIT Kharagpur
  • ISSS UG Award: Ananya R.B., Ashwin S., Prahlad E., Shravan Gurukar H.S., NITK Surathkal