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Four Indian researchers on the list of Green Talents Competition awardees

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Four Indian researchers on the list of Green Talents Competition awardees

In a press announcement, the Green Talents programme, held under the patronage of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany, has announced this year’s 25 winners from all over the word. These awardees, called ‘Green Talents’, will travel to Germany in late October to attend the Science Forum for talented junior researchers from the field of sustainability science. This year, the theme of the programme is “Smart Green Planet - Solutions for a Sustainable Future”. The Green Talents award, currently in its tenth year, provides young scientists with a platform for sharing their innovative green concepts to help shape a more sustainable future.

Among those awarded are four researchers from India, Debanjan Das, Priyanka Sarkar, Dr Vikram Soni and Dr Sheikh Adil Edrisi. Debanjan Das is a PhD scholar from the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, working on material science, water splitting, hydrogen production and electro-catalysts. Priyanaka Sarkar, a PhD student from Assam University, works on ecosystem services, conservation and sustainable management of wetlands. Dr Soni holds a PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and his research focuses on phase change material-based waste energy storage and recovery for comfort management and thermal performance enhancement using nano-additives. Dr Edrisi holds a PhD from the Banaras Hindu University and his research focus is on land management, bioenergy, and ecosystem services.

This year, 837 applicants from 97 countries, vied for top honours. The prize gives an opportunity for the winners to visit German research institutions, universities and organisations concerned with sustainability science and discuss their projects with experts. It also hosts a Networking Conference, bringing together the awardees, distinguished German experts from the field of sustainability research, and selected Green Talents alumni. The winners will be honoured on the 24th of October, 2019, in a ceremony in Berlin.