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Prof. Suman Chakraborty, Dean, Sponsored Research & Industrial Consultancy Cell and Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering has been named for the prestigious Newton-Bhabha Fund Researcher Link Workshop Grants 2020-21.
The program is funded by the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) under the Newton Bhabha Fund facilitated by the British Council. He will be collaborating with the faculty experts from the University of Glasgow, the United Kingdom to hold a series of workshops focusing on high-impact research in the area of healthcare technology for public health preparedness and response to emerging disease outbreaks/pandemics. 
British Council through Newton Bhabha Fund announces Researcher Links Workshop Grants 2020 in collaboration with the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is promoting international development- relevant research and professional development of early-career researchers. The program gives financial support to bring together a UK-India cohort of early career researchers in a workshop with a potential for long term sustainability. 
Prof. Suman Chakraborty is a stalwart in the areas of Microfluidics, Nanofluidics and Computational Fluid Dynamics. One aspect which distinguishes Prof. Chakraborty’s research work from many others is the strong link between outstanding fundamental scholarly work and innovative technology development relevant to industries and society. His contributions on fluid flow in miniaturized devices, leading to the development of low cost medical diagnostic devices, has set the course to revolutionize the healthcare technology industry through the innovation of rapid, portable, accurate, and inexpensive medical diagnostics with very low sample consumption, thereby addressing perhaps the most challenging proposition of the underprivileged and remote population groups across the world. His most recent innovation is COVIRAP – a viral diagnostic device that is portable and low-cost while capable of delivering rapid results matching the accuracy of the gold standard of viral diagnostic devices. The device has been certified by ICMR and is ready for commercialization.
In recognition of his pioneering research contributions in Engineering Sciences, Prof. Chakraborty has been conferred the Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Prize, the highest scientific honour from the Government of India. He has also become a Fellow of various National Academies of Science and Engineering, and a fellow of ASME, APS and the FRSC. More info: http://www.iitkgp.ac.in/department/ME/faculty/me-suman
By Shreyoshi Ghosh

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