4th Young Nanoscientist India Award Presented

NT Forum promoted by OXFORD Instruments INDIA announces the 4th NT Forum award registration wherein the various researchers and scientists are welcome to register themselves as a potential winner of the next “OXFORD Instruments Young NanoScientist India Award 2021”. 

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About the Forum

The Nanotechnology Forum for Indian Scientists has been formed to encourage and support novel work of young scientists conducting research in the field of nanotechnology. The Forum initiates programmes to enhance growth and acknowledge outstanding achievements in this field.

The focus of the forum is to:
•Promote research in Nano Science and Nano Technology 
•Motivate young Indian researchers in the field of nanotechnology
•Increase scientific exchange between India and United Kingdom




Forum Committee

The selection committee consists of four eminent professors.

Professor C.N.R. Rao – Honorary President, JNCASR

Prof. C.N.R. Rao (born on 30 June 1934, Bangalore, India) is

Professor A.K. Sood – IISC

Prof Sood has a Ph.D in Physics from the Indian Institute of

Professor K. N. Ganesh – Director IISER Tirupati

Prof. K. N. Ganesh is the founding director of Indian

Professor V. Ramgopal Rao – Director, IIT Delhi

Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao is currently the Director, IIT Delhi.

Young Nanoscientist India Award 2021

The Young Nanoscientist India Award 2021, sponsored by Oxford Instruments, will recognise and encourage young scientists in India.

The Award will be presented biennially to a scientist, younger than 45* years of age, for outstanding research in the highest level in Nano Science and Nano Technology. Nanotechnology Forum for Indian Scientist has a Committee comprising of 5 senior professors. This committee will select the winner from those candidates who have been nominated for the award. The award will comprise of a commemorative certificate, a trophy, a cash prize of INR ₹200,000 and a unique opportunity to give invited lectures at selected foreign University. (* Age would be considered as of 31st December 2020, which means you should be born on or after 1st January 1976.)

About the Award

Objective of the Award

To support and recognise the novel work of young Indian scientists conducting research in the fabrication and characterisation of nano materials and structures in physical or bio nanotechnology.

Research Area

The prize will be awarded for outstanding research in the fabrication and characterisation of nano materials and structures in physical or bio nanotechnology.


Candidates should be producing work in theory or research to a post-doctoral level (up to the age of 45). Nominations for individuals who are conducting work at an equivalent level who have not undertaken a PhD are also welcome. The work should be at least peer reviewed and preferably published.

Selection and Prize

The Nanotechnology Forum committee members will review all nominations and select the winner of the Young Nanoscientist India Award. The winner will receive a cash prize of INR ₹200,000, a trophy and a commemorative certificate. The Award will also include an invitation to present at an invited lecture in a foreign university to be agreed between Oxford Instruments and the winner.


Opening date for nominations: January 2021


Closing date for nominations: 7th March 2021


Notification of winner: March 2021


Award Ceremony: May 2021


Award Nomination

• Nominations: Nominations should be recommended by a recognised expert in the field of Nano Science and Nano Technology. Self nomination is not acceptable. Candidates can be of any nationality and research should have been predominantly conducted in an Indian Institute. Submission can be based on work conducted in work placement in last 5 years. Entrants must be lead author of work. Applicants can re-enter the same work for one term only.

Application process: Send the completed nomination form together with details of 2 referees to the Secretariat of Nanotechnology Forum for Indian Scientists by email to info@ntforum.in

Nomination Method : Nominations should be in writing using the appropriate nomination form. All references and papers should be in English language.




Nomination form

Please enter the required fields below to receive your 2021 nomination form.

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