Prof. Thalappil Pradeep of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras has been selected as the laureate of the 10th edition of the prestigious ‘Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water’ (PSIPW). He was selected for the Award under ‘Creativity Prize’ category given for ‘breakthrough discovery’ in any water-related field.
Prof. T. Pradeep’s Research Group developed environmentally friendly ‘water positive’ nanoscale materials for the affordable, sustainable, and rapid removal of arsenic from drinking water. Prof. Pradeep has been recognized earlier with the Padma Shri, and Nikkei Asia Prize, among many others and his technologies are delivering clean water to over 1.2 crore people.
The bi-annual international scientific award was established on 21 October 2002 by Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia. The prize carries a cash component of US$ 2,66,000 (Rs. 2 Crore Approx) besides a gold medallion, a trophy, and a certificate.
The Awards Ceremony will take place on 12th September 2022 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The award mentions Prof. T. Pradeep’s team members – Mr. Avula Anil Kumar, Mr. Chennu Sudhakar, Ms. Sritama Mukherjee, Mr. Anshup, and Mr. Mohan Udhaya Sankar.
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