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September 23, 2017

Bharat Ratna C.N.R Rao becomes 1st Asian to receive Von Hippel Award

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Eminent scientist and a well recognized international authority on solid state and materials chemistry Prof. CNR Rao was chosen for this year's Von Hippel Award. Mr Rao will be first Asian to be chosen for the prestigious award.

About Von Hippel Award

This international award is the US-based Materials Research Society’s (MRS) highest honour. It recognises “those qualities most prized by materials scientists and engineers — brilliance and originality of intellect, combined with vision that transcends the boundaries of conventional scientific disciplines. The award includes a cash prize, trophy and a diploma. The award will be presented in Boston on November 29, during the MRS meeting.

About C. N. R. Rao

CNR RAo (Chintamani Nagesa Ramachandra Rao) is a renowned Indian chemist. He currently working as the Head of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India. He has published over 1,400 research papers and 45 books and received honorary doctorates from 60 universities around the world. He was honored with Bharat Ratna (the highest civilian award of the Republic of India) in the year 2013. He was only 3rd scientist after C.V. Raman and A. P. J. Abdul Kalam to receive the award.

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