INSA Young Scientist award for NGRI Scientist

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Hyderabad, May 16 (UNI) Scientist at the Hyderabad-headquartered National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) P Senthilkumar, has been selected for the INSA Medal for young scientist Award 2008.

Dr Kumar has been selected for this award for his outstanding work on ''Determination of thermal structure beneath Achaean and Proterozoic terrains in India''and on the study of fracture propagation around meteorite impact craters.

The award, instituted by the Indian National Science Academy (INSA), carries a medal and a cash prize of Rs 25,000.

Dr Kumar is presently working on meteorite impact catering processes, Geology of inner Solar System planets, Thermal structure of continental crust and Crustal evolution of Precambrian crust.

''Most of his research contributions were published in high impact factor Journals,'' an NGRI release here said today.

In 2006, he received the BOYSCOST fellowship from the Union Department of Science and Technology and was also selected as an associate of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, in 2007.

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