Srinagar, June 23: Dr. Leela Manohar Aeshala, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering from National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar has bagged a prestigious SIRE (SERB International Research Experience) fellowship for the year 2023-2024.
The fellowship is sponsored by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), a statutory body of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
It has been granted for the duration of 6 months with Prof. Arunachala Mada Kannan at The Polytechnic School, Arizona State University, (USA). Dr. Leela will work on the CO2 to Methanol by Electrochemical Reduction: Design and Development of Efficient Process.
In his message Director NIT Srinagar, Prof. (Dr.) Sudhakar Yedla congratulated Dr. Leela Manohar for being selected for the prestigious SIRE fellowship. These fellowships provide a much-needed platform for the young faculty to explore the frontier research that happens in the universities and institutions abroad, he said.
Prof. Yedla said NIT Srinagar has embarked onto a global journey of high-impact research and it is important for the faculty members of NIT Srinagar to get involved more in the research abroad.
"I am sure that we will see more and more faculty getting such invitations in the days to come," Director said.
Institute’s Registrar, Prof. Syed Kaiser Bukhari congratulated Dr. Leela for bringing immense recognition to the institute. It is good to see that our faculty members are making inroads to national and international platforms, he said.
"I look forward to witnessing the significant contributions of Dr. Leela during this fellowship and beyond. His dedication and commitment to research and understanding will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact on your field," Prof. Bukhari said.
Head Chemical Engineering Department; Prof. Mohammad Noor Salam Khan also congratulated Dr. Leela on the SERB fellowship. It is an inspiration to all of us, and your achievement brings great pride to our team and department, he said.
The scientific visit from Dr. Leela Manohar Aeshala to Arizona State University, USA will open new avenues of bilateral cooperation between ASU and NIT Srinagar and also between USA and India.
In his message, Dr. Leela Manohar Aeshala expressed his gratitude to the NIT Srinagar administration for their l consistent support and guidance in fostering a culture of research excellence on the campus.
This SERB International Research Experience (SIRE) by DST is awarded to young researchers (below 40 years) for getting international exposure and Dr. Leela Manohar has bagged via All India Level competition.