Award and Honours (2017)

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The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize

for the year 2017

in Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences


The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for the year 2017 in Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences has been awarded to Dr. S Suresh Babu of Space Physics Laboratory, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (ISRO), Thiruvananthapuram for his outstanding contributions towards understanding the radiative impacts of Black Carbon aerosols on atmospheric stability and climate.

Dr. S. Suresh Babu pursued his research career at SPL and received his doctoral (PhD) degree in Physics from the University of Kerala in 2005. Currently, he is heading the Aerosols and Radiative Forcing Section of SPL. His area of interest is space-borne and ground-based observations as well as theoretical studies of earth’s atmosphere for climate science research. He was instrumental in setting up the national network of aerosol observatories over India under ISRO-GBP, designed and executed thematic field experiments using high altitude balloons, aircrafts and research ships and established aerosol observatories at Himalayas and Polar regions. He has published more than 120 papers in internationally reputed journals and edited books.

He has several awards to his credit which includes the prestigious

Swarna Jayanti Fellowship Award of the Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of India;

NASI-SCOPUS young scientist award by Elsevier Sciences;

Indian National Science Academy (INSA) young scientist medal award and

National Academy of Sciences India (NASI) platinum jubilee young scientist award.

He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Earth System Sciences.

 

SPL family congratulates Dr. S. Suresh Babu for his outstanding achievement !!

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