IIT Mandi faculty earns NASI Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee award
The National Academy of Sciences, India has awarded Dr Garima Agrawal of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi the NASI-Platinum Jubilee Young Scientist Award 2022. (NASI).
Agarwal was honoured in the field of 'Chemical Sciences' for her significant accomplishments. This award comes with a medal and a citation, as well as a monetary prize of Rs 25,000.
She is fascinated with the formation of colloidal particles and functional polymers with precisely regulated chemical structures. Her research group is especially interested in the chemical design of macromolecules that display stimuli-sensitive behaviour, self-assembly, and programmed degradation, drawing inspiration from nature. The research team is particularly interested in the synthesis of novel micro/nanomaterials and how to use them to create interactive materials with active features for a variety of applications such as controlled release, plant care, active packaging, biomaterials, drug delivery, tissue engineering, and so on.