G.D.Birla Award to Pro. Suman Chakraborty

Pro.Suman Chakraborty

Work of Pro.Suman Chakraborty :

      The ‘Feluda test’ of corona diagnosis is one of the scientists doing research in biology and technology.  Suman Chakraborty.  The use of engineering to create some facilities in health sciences has recently led them to pursue a degree in science research. 

Briefly about the award:

 The award, which has been given since 1991 in the memory of businessman Ghanshyamdas Bills, is worth Rs 5 lakh.  A selection committee headed by Chandrima Saha, president of the National Academy of Sciences of India, took note of Chakraborty’s work.


      Chakrabarti is a professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.  Received Alexander Humboldt Scholarship, Indo-US Research Scholarship.  He was also awarded the Jagadish Chandra Bose Scholarship by the Government of India.

 Pro. Chakraborty’s research:

      Microbiology is the subject of his research for which he set up the first laboratory in India.  The study of how semiconductor substances travel through different pathways is done in this science.  He patented many inventions and gave them to industries for commercial use.  His key achievements include low-cost ‘spinning discs’ for blood cell counts, more accurate paper strip technology for blood tests, ‘tumor on a chip’ technology for how cancer cells behave, and low-cost covid infection detection tests based on nucleic acids.

 Awards received by Chakraborty:

      He has received the Young Scientist Award in 2008 and the Shantiswarup Bhatnagar Award in 2013.  He has done new research in both microfluidics and nanofluidics.

References : E-Paper Loksatta

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