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sood: Veteran Senior Scientific Advisor in Quantum Research | Bangalore News

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Bengaluru: Prof. Ajay K Sood of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) is the new Chief Scientific Advisor to the Government of India. He succeeds Professor K Vijayraghavan of the National Center for Biological Sciences in Bangalore.
The PSA office, established in 1999, advises the Prime Minister and the Union Cabinet on matters related to science, technology and innovation. Sood, Year of Science Professor in the Department of Physics at the IISc, is known for his pioneering research in quantum materials and soft condensed matter.
He was born on June 26, 1951 in Gwalior, received a master’s degree in physics from Panjab University, Chandigarh in 1972, and obtained a doctorate in physics from IISc in 1982. From 1973 to 1988, Sood was a scientist at the Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research. at Kalpakkam, with a postdoctoral stay (1983-85) at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart, Germany.
“Since 1988, Sood has been on the faculty of the IISc’s Department of Physics, where he has produced an outstanding record of research published in the most sought-after journals…” reads a statement from the IISc. .
Additionally, Sood served as President of the Indian National Academy of Sciences and Indian Academy of Sciences; Secretary General of the World Academy of Sciences; Chairman of the IISc Division of Physical and Mathematical Sciences and Chairman of key decision-making bodies and editor of influential journals.
He is a member of the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council on Science, Technology and Innovation.
Received Padma Shri in 2013′
“Sood was awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Physical Sciences in 1999, the Third World Academy of Sciences Prize in Physics in 2000, and Padma Shri in 2013. In recognition of his research on nanosystems and soft matter, he has was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. of London in 2015,” says the IISc note.