Eminent scientist and recipient of Bharat Ratna C N R Rao has been chosen for the first Sheikh Saud International Prize for Materials Research by the Centre for Advanced Materials of the United Arab Emirates. Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research said in a statement that the prize committee unanimously decided to award this to Professor Rao.
The statement said, the award involves a plaque, a medal and a cash prize of 1 lakh US Dollar. The award will be presented to Professor Rao during the International Workshop on Advanced Materials at Ras Al Khaimain UAE on February 25. (AIR)