Professor Susanta Lahiri was awarded prestigious the Hevesy Medal Award 2015.
The award was presented to him for his outstanding contributions in heavy ion induced radioisotope production, converter targets, tracer packet technique and green chemistry.
About Professor Susanta Lahiri
- He is a Professor at Chemical Sciences Division at Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics in Kolkata.
- He is credited for co-creating super heavy chemical element Ununseptiumm which has atomic number 117.
- He is also a professor at Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai.
Apart from Lahiri, Professor Kattesh V. Katti of the Centre for Radiological Research, University of Missouri, Columia were also awarded this award.
About Hevesy Medal Award
- It is an international award of excellence that honours scientist for their outstanding achievements in nuclear and radio chemistry.
- Established in 1968 by Editor-in-Chief and the publishers of the Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry (JRNC).
- Named after renowned chemical scientist George de Hevesy who was awarded Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1943.
- At present the award is administrated by International Committee on Activation Analysis of the Modern Trends in Activation Analysis Conferences (ICAA-MTAA).