By Gautami Kongara
“Time consuming process like granting of adequate funds for research by the university and moving research related files are big problems for every scientist,” said Dr. Rajadurai Chandrasekar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston talking about the reasons why many prospects of scientific discoveries in India are left unexplored and abandoned.
Dr. Rajadurai, Associate Professor, School of Chemistry of University of Hyderabad was speaking on the occasion of the 5th Anuual Young Investigator Meeting (YIM) at Boston, USA where he was awarded the ‘Young Scientist Award’ on September 27th 2013 for his contribution to the field of material science.
The award was preceded by a 15-minute talk where Dr. Rajadurai expressed that the award would motivate and help improve the morale of the students currently working on various projects. “It will help them focus on their projects,” he noted. He stated that the passion to work and contribute to India’s scientific community and to change the perception of Indian science was the zeal behind his achievements.
Dr. Rajadurai is currently working on a ‘Organic optical wave guides’ with his team of 8 Ph.D students and a post doctoral fellow.