Prof. C.N.R. Rao of Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, has been awarded the Ernesto Illy Trieste Science Prize for 2011. This is in recognition of his contributions to materials research. This award is being given for the first time by the Academy of Sciences of the Developing World. The award includes a cash prize of one lakh dollars, a medal and a citation. The award was presented today in Trieste. The award recognizes Prof. Rao’s monumental contributions to the chemistry of materials for more than 50 years. Prof. Rao delivered a lecture on his research contributions after receiving this award.
Prof. Rao also received the Firodia life-time achievement award just a few days ago.