2019 Young NanoScientist India Award Winner Announcement

The Nanotechnology Forum for Indian Scientists (NT Forum) is extremely happy to announce Dr. Mandar M. Deshmukh as the winner of its ‘Oxford Instruments Young NanoScientist India Award 2019’.

Dr. Deshmukh’s award winning research titled as “Quantum Hall Physics in few layer graphene – role of symmetry and Berry Phase”, and was chosen unanimously by the NT Forum Selection Committee after a thorough evaluation of all the nominations received by the NT Forum.

Initiated in the year 2015, the NT Forum provides inspiration to all those working in the field of Nanotechnology in India and recognises their outshining accomplishments in this field. The ‘Oxford Instruments Young Nanoscientist India Award’ has become a benchmark for Nanotechnology Researchers in India. The Award is presented biennially by the NT Forum and acknowledges the researcher’s efforts in the field of Nanotechnology.

In the words of the Chairman of the Selection Committee, Bharat Ratna Professor C.N.R Rao, “The NT Forum has now established itself as a platform for researchers to get acknowledged and it continues to attract nominations from the best of the Nano Technology research being carried out in India. The committee also found that the quality of the nominations is enhanced than before and quite a few outstanding nominations were contesting for the award this year.  Dr. Mandar Deshmukh’s nomination has been decided as the winner of the Young NanoScientist Award 2019.  The committee is delighted to have completed the process of selecting the winner and feel that this award will inspire many new scientists competing for this award in future.


Mr. Mangesh Kulkarni, INDIA Country Director, Oxford Instruments India Pvt. Ltd. said “Oxford Instruments congratulates Dr. Mandar Deshmukh for winning this award. With the nominations received from some of the renowned researchers this year, we are delighted to note that this award and NT Forum is now catching attention of many new researchers encouraging them to compete for the award. It is very interesting to see that the quality of nominations is improving every time and we really appreciate the guidance and support extended by the committee in creating this benchmark in the field of Nano Technology research in INDIA.”

The felicitation ceremony will soon be arranged by Oxford Instruments alongside NT Forum, formally recognizing Dr. Mandar Deshmukh for his contribution in the field of Nano Technology.

Dr. Mandar Deshmukh will be presented with a medal, certificate and cash prize for his accomplishment upon winning the ‘Oxford Instruments Young NanoScientist Award 2019.  Further ahead, a visit to a number of foreign universities will also be arranged for him, where he will deliver talks as a Guest Lecturer.