Bharat Ratna to Prof. C.N.R. Rao
Government of India has announced Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award, to eminent scientist Prof. C.N.R. Rao who is internationally recognized for his pioneering work in the areas of solid state and materials chemistry.
IISER Pune is elated at this announcement and is proud and privileged to be associated with Prof. Rao who has been instrumental in designing IISERs’ policy guidelines.
With his relentless drive and commitment to science and contributions to capacity building and science education, Prof. Rao is one of the most inspiring scientists of the country. His main research interests are in solid state and materials chemistry to which areas he made pioneering contributions. He is an author of over 1400 research papers and 45 books. Prof. Rao is a member of several major science academies and has received numerous awards and honors in recognition of his contributions to research in basic sciences.