Dr VM Tiwari to hold additional charge of CSIR-IICT

Dr VM Tiwari to hold additional charge of CSIR-IICT
Dr VM Tiwari

New Delhi, Dec. 17: Dr VM Tiwari, Director, CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), Hyderabad has been given additional charge of CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), another constituent laboratory of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) based in the Telangana capital.

Dr Tiwari has been signed the additional charge following Dr. S. Chandrashekhar, former director, CSIR-IICT,’ taking charge of the Secretary, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India.

Dr. Tiwari has made a unique and sustained research contributions towards inferring structure, properties, tectonic and hydrogeological regimes of the Indian lithosphere and adjoining regions from multi-scale gravity data using physics-based models. Besides, well-cited research papers in leading journals; he has contributed significantly to many important Research &Development projects for the Oil and Mineral Industries in India.

Newly appointed CSIR-IICT director, Dr VM Tiwari is a recipient of National Merit Scholarship; ONGC-AEG Best Thesis Award; Young Scientist Award from Indian National Science Academy (INSA), CSIR, UP S&T; Krishnan Gold Medal by IGU, National Mineral Award by Ministry of Mines, Govt. of India.

With well recognized scientific contributions, Dr Tiwari is an elected Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA), National Academy of Sciences India (FNASc), Indian Academy of Sciences (FASc) and Telangana Academy of Sciences (FTAS). He is also a member of several national and international committees, the CSIR-IICT statement said.

CSIR-IICT is one of the oldest National Laboratories under the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), known for researching basic and applied chemistry, biochemistry, bioinformatics, and chemical engineering and provides science and technology inputs to the industrial and economic development of the country. (India Science Wire)

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