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Awards and Recognitions

2011 Academician, World Academy of Ceramics
2011 Visiting Professorship, National Institute of Science Education & Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar (Odisha, India)
2010 Visiting Professorship, Central South University, Changsha (China)
2010 Global Star Award of the ECD of American Ceramic Society
2009 Lectureship ASM International-­Indian Institute of Materials (ASM-­IIM)
2009 Research Award of the Industry & Chamber of Commerce, Schweinfurt (Germany)
2005 INOLEC Lecture Award, University of Brno, Brno (Czech Republic)
2005 Research Award of the Federation of German Chemical Industries (VCI)
2002 First Prize for the Best Technical Presentation in the American Ceramic
Meeting, Advanced Ceramics for the New Millenium, Florida (USA)
2003 Young Observer Prize of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemists (IUPAC) 
1994-1996 Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for
advanced studies at the Saarland University, Saarbrücken (Germany)
1988-1992 Scholarships of the Council for Industrial Research (India) for performing
doctoral and post-­doctoral research