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C.N.R Rao Chosen for Von Hippel Award

Published on September 26, 2017
C.N.R Rao who is a famous scientist is chosen for the Von Hippel Award for his immense contribution in materials research.

C.N.R Rao Chosen for Von Hippel Award
He has become the first Asian to be chosen for the prestigious
The award will be presented in Boston on November 29, 2017
Von Hippel Award is the US-based Materials Research Society’s (MRS) highest honour.
The award includes a cash prize, trophy and a diploma.

About Rao

  •  He is an Indian chemist who has worked mainly in solid-state and structural chemistry. 
  • He is currently serving as the Head of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India.
  • He was conferred the Bharat Ratna award on 4 February 2014 by President Pranab Mukherjee 
  • He won Padma Shri Award in 1974
  • He was conferred with Padma Vibhushan in 1985

About Von Hippel Award

  • The award is named after Arthur von Hippel (1898-2003), who was a pioneer in the study of dielectrics, semiconductors, ferromagnetics and ferroelectrics. 
  • He was an early advocate of the interdisciplinary approach to materials research, and his example substantially furthered the science of materials. 
  • The award recognizes those qualities most prized by materials scientists and engineers—brilliance and originality of intellect, combined with vision that transcends the boundaries of conventional scientific disciplines.

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