2 professors of IITGN to receive prestigious Award

2 professors of IITGN to receive prestigious Award

2 professors of IITGN to receive prestigious Award

The award ceremony will be held on July 5, 2018 in Mumbai at the World Education Congress on “Sustainable Development Goals, Quality Education for All”

2 professors of IITGN to receive prestigious Award

Palaj, Gandhinagar: Two faculty members of Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN), Prof Uttama Lahiri and Prof Prachi Thareja, will receive the prestigious – “Prof. Indira Parikh 50 Women in Education Leaders” award.

The award ceremony will be held on July 5, 2018, in Mumbai at the World Education Congress on “Sustainable Development Goals, Quality Education for All”. The award is given to 50 women after a rigorous process of selection.

Prof Uttama Lahiri is Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering. She has worked extensively on Automated Techniques for Stroke Rehabilitation and Autism Intervention, with one of her ideas (for which patent application has been filed) moving towards commercialization.

Expressing her thoughts on this achievement, Prof Lahiri said, “I feel excited about being selected for this prestigious award. This award will help encourage my endeavours in carrying out cutting-edge research to deliver tangible technological devices beneficial to the mankind.” Her research interests include Virtual Reality based Human-Computer Interaction used in affective computing, Eye Tracking and Physiology-based modelling techniques, Human-Robot Interaction used in cognitive studies.

Prof Prachi Thareja is an Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering. Her research seeks to answer how the underlying microstructure influences the flow properties of “soft materials”.

Several examples of soft materials exist around us – gels, polymer blends, emulsions, liquid crystals. How they flow when a stress is applied or removed is of immense interest to industry and academicians.

At IIT Gandhinagar, she is studying novel suspensions, gels for adsorption, a nanoparticle containing hydrogels for antimicrobial action and food grade emulsions. Speaking on this achievement, Prof Prachi said, “I am honoured to receive this award. This award inspires me and the women scientists fraternity to undertake impactful research and to educate the next generations of engineers and scientists.”