Srivari Chandrasekhar, ISCR IRP partner, nominated “Secretary, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India”

Dr S. Chandrasekhar, Director of the Indian Institute of Technology in Hyderabad and Indian Director of the IRP "NPSAH" between the IICT and the ISCR was nominated last December in Delhi
Srivari Chandrasekhar, ISCR IRP partner, nominated “Secretary, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India”

Dr Srivari  Chandrasekhar, Director of the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad and Indian Director of our IRP "NPSAH" (ex LIA) between the IICT (Indian Institute Of Chemical Technology) and the ISCR (Rennes Institute of Chemical Sciences), has just been appointed "Secretary, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India "at the Indian Ministry of Science and Technology in Delhi.

With a rank equivalent to that of a State Secretary, Srivari Chandrasekhar will be responsible for all the activities related to Science and Technology under the direct responsibility of this Indian government Ministry.

Our best wishes to him in his new functions !

A bit of history

The international laboratory associated with IICT Hyderabad was created in 2008 under the leadership of René Grée and Jhillu Singh Yadav (Chemistry for sustainable development at interfaces). It was renewed in 2012 and its dynamism made it possible to continue with a new LIA (Natural Products and Synthesis for Health) co-directed by Joël Boustie and Srivari Chandrasekhar since 2017. It as been renewed as an IRP (International Research Project) for the period 2021-2025.

These long-standing relationships have made it possible to:

  • co-sign more than 100 international publications,
  • organize more than 10 joint seminars and conferences,
  • have an ongoing exchange of students (more than 50 Rennes students from Master1 to PhD hosted at IICT and as many Indian doctoral students hosted in Rennes for assignments of 2 to 6 months).

It should also be noted that these relations resulted in nominations as Doctors Honoris causa of Rennes 1 of Prof. G. Mehta in 2015 and Jhillu Singh Yadav in 2018 and that of René Grée as Honorary Fellow of the Chemical Research Society of India and Foreign Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences of India in 2015.

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Contacts

  • René Grée, Univ Rennes, ISCR-CNRS UMR 6226, F-35000 Rennes, France
    rene [dot] greeatuniv-rennes1 [dot] fr
     
  • Joël Boustie, Univ Rennes, ISCR-CNRS UMR 6226, F-35000 Rennes, France
    joel [dot] boustieatuniv-rennes1 [dot] fr

 

Published January 07, 2022