• Dr Ajayaghosh A 
  • Director, CSIR-NIIST
  • ajayaghosh62[at]gmail.com | ajayaghosh[at]niist.res.in
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  1. 1988, Young Scientist Award (Indian Science Congress Association, India).
  2. 1988, Citation and cash award of the Syndicate of Calicut University, Kerala, India for outstanding research contributions during 1994-98.
  3. 1991, INSA Young Scientist Medal (Indian National Science Academy).
  4. 1994, Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Max-Planck-Institut für Strahlenchemie, Germany, 1994-1995.
  5. 2001, Swarnajayanti Research Grant, for outstanding Young Researchers, DST, Govt. India.
  6. 2002, CRSI Medal, (Chemical Research Society of India).
  7. 2004, Adjunct Professor, Material Science Programme, IIT, Kanpur.
  8. 2006, Fellow Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore.
  9. 2007, International Editorial Advisory Board Member, Chemistry- An Asian Journal
  10. 2007, MRSI Medal (Material Research Society of India).
  11. 2007, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Chemical Sciences
  12. 2007, Editorial Board Member, J. Chem. Sci. (Indian Academy of Science).
  13. 2008, International Editorial Advisory Board Member, ACS, Applied Materials & Interface.
  14. 2009, DAE-SRC Outstanding Research Award by Dept. Atomic Energy, Govt. India
  15. 2009, Thomson Reuters Research Excellence-India Research Front Award
  16. A. V. Rama Rao Foundation Award Lecture (2012) of JNCASR, Bangalore
  17. CRSI Silver Medal (2013)
  18. The Infosys Prize for Physical Sciences 2012 by Infosys Science Foundation
  19. Khwarizmi International Award 2012 by Iranian Organisation for Science and Technology
  20. Swadeshi Innovation Award 2012 by the Swadeshi Science Movement, Kerala
  21. Award for Excellence in Science and Technology by Indian Society of Analytical Sciences (2014)
  22. Web of Science-India Research Excellence-Citation Award 2017 by Clarivate Analytics
  23. MRSI Distinguished Lectureship Award, 2019-20, by Materials Research Society of India
    Honors

  1. Certificate of Merit (1987) from the Indian Chemical Society for the best paper presentation, at the Convention of Chemists, 1987
  2. Special Award and Citation (1988) of the Syndicate of Calicut University, Kerala, India for outstanding research contributions during 1985-1988
  3. Member, Board of Post-Graduate Studies in Chemistry (2001-2003), Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India
  4. Swarnajayanti Research Grant (2001), Special research grant to outstanding young researchers by DST, Govt. India
  5. Editorial board member, Resonance, 2003
  6. Adjunct Professor, Material Science Programme, IIT, Kanpur
  7. International Editorial Advisory Board Member, Chemistry- An Asian Journal
  8. Editorial Board Member, J. Chem. Sci. (Indian Academy of Science)
  9. Member, Research Council, North East Institute of Science and Technology, CSIR, Jorhat (2008-2010)
  10. International Editorial Advisory Board Member, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
  11. Member, Research Council, NCL, Pune
  12. Core selection committee member, RAB, CSIR
  13. Chairman, Board of Studies in Nanoscience and Technology, Univ. Kerala
  14. Member, Board of Studies, Chemistry, CUSAT, Kerala
  15. Dean, Chemical Sciences, Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), New Delhi)
  16. Associate Editor, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Royal Society of Chemistry.
  17. Editorial Advisory Board Member, RSC Advances, Royal Society of Chemistry.
  18. Chair on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology,Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala.
  19. The World Academy of Sciences Prize (TWAS) 2013.
    Academy Fellowships

  1. Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore (2006)
  2. Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad, India (2011)
  3. Fellow, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi (2012)
  4. Hon. Fellow, The Kerala Academy of Sciences, Kerala (2013)
  5. Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry, London (2014)
    Research Fellowships

  1. INSA-JSPS Exchange Fellow (1993), Chiba University, Japan during Aug.1993 Dec.1993.
  2. Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (1994), Max-Planck-Institut für Strahlenchemie, Germany,1994-1996.
  3. DST-DAAD Exchange Fellow (2001), University of Regensburg, Germany.
  4. INSA-JSPS Exchange Fellow (2003), AIST Tsukuba, Japan during July-Sept.2003.
  5. Ramanna Fellow, DST (2007)
    Membership in Professional Bodies

  1. Life member, Chemical Research Society of India
  2. Life member, Materials Research Society of India
  3. Life member, Society for Polymer Science, India
  4. Vice-president, Society for Polymer Science, India Trivandrum Chapter