Farook College Alumnus Prof. Thalappil Pradeep received Padma Shri Award.
Reported on: 2021-11-08
Farook College Alumnus Prof. Thalappil Pradeep received Padma Shri Award 2020 on November 08, 2021 at Rashtrapati Bhavan. He received the award by President Ram Nath Kovind. Prof. Thalappil Pradeep has been conferred the Padma Shri for developing affordable water solutions using Nanotechnology: Nanochemistry Based Water Purification and Arsenic Removal. He is currently the Institute Professor* at the Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru in 1991. He is also the Chairman of EFCS conference series initiated by PG & Research Department of Chemistry,Farook College (Autonomous).
(*) Institute Professor is the highest title a professor can earn in an institute/university. Prof. Pradeep is the second faculty member to earn this title at IIT Madras, among a faculty of 600. There are six Institute Professors at IIT Madras currently.