Election as “Foreign Fellow” (FNA) of The National Academy of Sciences, India
Prof. Mathur has been elected “Foreign Fellow” (FNA) of The National Academy of Sciences, India. His nomination was based on his distinct and successful research accomplishments and his role as a true international ambassador of science. Through his binational and bicultural identity, he has established a productive network of scientific and academic alliances between Europe and Asia that has benefitted a large number of researchers and students of the global scientific community.
The National Academy of Sciences, India was founded in 1930 by well-known Indian scientists like Raman, Bose, Saha, and many others. It is financially supported and recognized by the Government of India, the Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi and also recognised by the Ministry of Science & Technology. The Academy has established many fruitful collaborations with the scientific bodies of national & international repute to pursue its activities as per its mandate- 'Science & Society'; and it consists of a large base of the membership spread all across the globe.