Dr. Rakesh K. Jain selected for 2015 National Medal of Science
Indian American professor Dr. Rakesh K. Jain has been selected for 2015 National Medal of Science of the United States.
He will be presented this top award along with 16 other winners by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony in January 2016. All of them were chosen for this award for their individual achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology
About Dr. Rakesh K. Jain
- Rakesh K. Jain is currently working as professor at Harvard Medical School and also is the director of tumour biology laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital.
- He is regarded as a pioneer in the area of tumour micro-environment and widely recognized for his seminal discoveries in tumor biology, in vivo imaging, bioengineering, drug delivery and bench-to-bedside translation.
- He holds B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from IIT-Kanpur. He has received around 75 awards for his contribution to engineering and medical field.
- He is also member of all three branches of the US National Academies viz. National Academy of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering and also of American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
About National Medal of Science
It is an annual award established in 1959 by United States Government. It is bestowed by the US President to individuals in science and engineering. These individuals must have made important contributions to the advancement of knowledge in the fields of behavioural and social sciences, chemistry, engineering, biology, mathematics and physics.