Arup Lal Chakraborty
Gandhinagar - 382355
Email: arup AT iitgn.ac.in
ISRO approves our new project as part of the Human Space Flight programme
Delighted that our project titled "Ultra-high sensitivity tunable laser-based spectroscopic gas detection system for the Human Spaceflight Programme" has been approved by ISRO as part of their RESPOND framework. The work will be carried out in partnership with the Space Applications Centre (SAC), Ahmedabad. The target will be to jointly develop India's first space-borne TDLAS system.
Chandan wins the INAE Young Innovator & Entrepreneur Award 2021
The INAE Young Innovator & Entrepreneur Award is awarded every year by the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) to encourage and recognise innovation and entrepreneurship among young engineers. Chandan won this years award for his excellent doctoral thesis that describes the development of a fiber Bragg grating-based glove that can measure the flexure of ten finger joints simultaneously. The glove is interfaced to a virtual reality (VR) environment in which the movement of the fingers is picked up in real-time. The work also led to several excellent publications and a patent. He is by far the youngest of the four awardees this year. The award will be conferred on him at the INAE Annual Convention to be conducted online during 15-17 Dec 2021.
Anirban wins the DRDO Dare to Dream 2.0 Innovation Contest
Another delightful piece of news about a very important former member of the lab. Anirban has been adjudged a winner in the DRDO Dare to Dream 2.0 Innovation Contest. He received the award from the Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh and the DRDO Chairman Dr G Satheesh Reddy at DRDO Bhawan, New Delhi on 4 Oct 2021.
Chandan wins the Gold Medal for Outstanding Innovation at IITGN's 10th Convocation
Arup awarded the Distinguished International Associate award of the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK
The award will allow him to undertake collaborative research with Prof Ken Grattan, City University of London over a period of 2 years starting March 2021.
The collaboration will be intensified through another project titled "Novel laser-based monitoring of key environmental parameters – addressing well-being, livelihood and a healthier environment in developing regions of India" in which a UAV-based laser spectroscopic system will be developed to monitor greenhouse gas emissions in urban and rural India