Vijayawada: Eminent leather technologist Dr T Ramaswami has been selected for the prestigious Dr Y Nayudamma Memorial Award for the year 2008, for his contribution to science and technology, according to P Vishnu Murthy, founder and managing trustee of Dr Y Nayudamma Memorial Trust.
Nayudamma Memorial Trust, Tenali, in Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh, instituted the award in 1986 to commemorate the distinguished scientist and internationally renowed leather technologist Dr Y Nayudamma.
The award will be conferred to Dr Ramaswami at a special function at Tenali, the home town of Dr Nayudamma on 6December, 2008 wherein Dr Ramaswami will deliver the 17th Dr Y Nayudamma Memorial Lecture on the theme ‘towards people centric innovations foresight of Nayudamma", a press release here said.
Dr Ramaswami joined the Central Leather Research institute to (CLRI) Chennai as a scientist in 1984 and served as its director for more than ten years before taking over as secretaty Department of Science and Technology in May 2006. CLRI earned a global leadership status during Dr Ramaswami’s tenure as its director as evidenced by 35% global share of publications, 7% share of global patents, positions in farecasting and the level of public private partnership in leather research.
He has won Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for chemical sciences in 1993 and the coveted national civilian award Padma Sri in 2001, the release added.