INAE Young Engineer Award

Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) was established in 1987 to promote the advancement of and excellence in the practice of engineering and technology and the related sciences and disciplines. It is a 'peer' body of the most distinguished engineers from the entire spectrum of engineering profession in the Government, R&D Laboratories, Academia and Industry.
The Academy undertakes programmes on technology policy issues of national concern and recommends measures for appropriate action by policy makers, planners and administrators for the overall development of the country. One of the objectives of the Academy is to encourage inventions, scientific investigations and research to promote their application for development of all sectors of national economy.
With a view to promoting the pursuit of excellence in the field of 'Engineering', the Academy instituted the INAE "Young Engineer Award" in 1996. The selection for this prestigious Award is made by a Committee of distinguished Fellows of INAE on the basis of prescribed criteria. The names of all previous awardees are given in the INAE Website: (
Purpose of the Award 
To recognize outstanding achievements /contributions made by Young Engineers in any branch of engineering.
Any citizen of India not older than 35 years as on the 1st of January 2017.
A nomination is valid for one year only. A candidate may be nominated for two successive years, subject to his/her age not exceeding 35 years.
Engineering research, excellence in engineering design, technology development and technology transfer. Work submitted for consideration of the Award should have been carried out totally in India.
Call for Nominations 
Nominations are invited from engineers working in academia, government, R&D laboratories and industry. The sponsor must be either a Fellow of INAE or Head of the Organization/ Institution where the nominee is working.
The nominations are to be sent on A-4 size paper in the prescribed format given in the brochure. (Ink signed copy of the nominations are to be sent, in case the same has been downloaded from INAE website). A CD containing a soft copy of the same be also sent in MS Word along with the hard copy of the Proforma.
Last Date for Nomination 
The last date for the receipt of nominations is March 31, 2017.
The Award 
The Award shall consist of a cash prize of Rs.1 lakh and a citation. All INAE Young Engineer Awardees will also become INAE Young Associates” on the conferment of the award and shall continue to be “INAE Young Associates” till attaining 45 years of age.
The decision of the INAE Council shall be final.  
Presentation of the Work of the Nominee 
The Award is in recognition of engineering research, excellence in engineering design, technology development and technology transfer. The short listed nominees will be invited to make a 12 min presentation followed by a brief 8-10 min of interaction with the Selection Committee on dates to be announced later. The 12 min presentation, strictly based on a maximum of TEN slides, shall be made on a prescribed format, which shall be forwarded to the shortlisted nominees, subsequently. C.V. of the candidate is not required for presentation.
Forwarding of Nominations 
The nominations should be addressed to: 
Executive Director
Indian National Academy of Engineering,
6th Floor, Unit No. 604-609,
SPAZE I-Tech Park, Tower A,
Sector 49, Sohna Road,
Gurgaon – 122018
Phone : 0124-4239480
Fax: 0124-4239481
E-mail :
1 Dr. Sudib Kumar Mishra, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kanpur (Seismic Vibration Control, Structural Health Monitoring, Smart Structures and Systems and Probabilistic Safety Assessment)
2 Mr. N Suresh Kumar, Principal Member - Transmission R&D, Tractors and Farm Equipment Ltd. (TAFE), R&D Division, Chennai (Automotive driveline system and Advanced clutch and clutch controls)
3 Dr. DV Pinjari, DST Inspire Faculty Fellow, Chemical Engineering Department, ICT, Mumbai. (Chemical Engneering and Technology, Materials Science and Engineering and Nanotechnology)
4 Dr. Manisha B Padwal, Post Doctoral Fellow, Combustion Laboratory, Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Kanpur. (Propulsion: Atomization and Combustion)
5 Dr. Amartya Mukhopadhyay, Assistant Professor, Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science, IIT Bombay. (Engineering ceramics and composites, Materials for electrochemical energy storage)
6 Ms. Harshita Tolani, Scientist/Engineer-SE, MSRD/MSTG/MRSA, SAC, ISRO, Ahmedabad (RF & Microwave Engineering)
7 Dr. Chandan Saha, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Automation, IISc, Bangalore (Computational Complexity Theory and Algorithms)
8 Dr. Uday Kumar Reddy B, Assistant Professor, Department of CSA, IISc, Bangalore (Compilers for multicore processors, Domain-specific languages and compilers, Automatic parallelization, Parallel and high performance computing)
9 Dr. Santanu Kapat, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur (Control in Switching Power Converters)
10 Dr. Sai Siva Gorthi, Assistant Professor, Department of Instrumentation and Applied Physics, IISc, Bangalore (Biomedical Instrumentation & Optical Metrology)
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