Dr. S. Vasudev Award


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Dr. S. Vasudev Award
Dr. S. Vasudev Award is a prestigious award instituted by the KSCSTE in memory of  Dr.S.Vasudev, former Chairman of  Science, Technology and Environment Committee(STEC) for the best project completed under the Science Research Scheme(SRS) of KSCSTE. SRS is the flagship activity of the Council, aims towards promotion of R&D activities in the State both in fundamental and applied research. Final Technical Report (FTR) of the completed SRS projects will be processed for Dr. S. Vasudev Award.  The FTR submitted within 6 months of the completion of the project period with publications in peer reviewed journals will only be considered for Dr. S. Vasudev Award.
A panel of referees will evaluate the Final Technical Report and an award committee will finalize the award for the best research project. The Award carries a certificate, citation and cash prize of Rs. 50,000/-.  Award for the best SRS project will be presented to the Principal Investigator of the project during the inaugural session of the Kerala Science Congress by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Kerala. 
List of Dr. S. Vasudev Awardees
Year Name & Address of Principal Investigator Project Title
Dr. M. Indira
Dept. of Biochemistry
University of Kerala
Studies on the effect of administration of Cassava rich diet and alcohol
Dr. K. D. Prathapan
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Entomology, 
Kerala Agricultural University, Vellayani, Thiruvananthapuram
Systematic studies on fleabeetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Alticinae) infesting Piperaceae in Kerala
Dr. Sam Solomon
Dept of Physics, St. Johns College,
Anchal, Kollam
Rare earth titanium niobate and tantalite dielectric resonators for communication systems
Dr. Laly A Pothen
Selection Grade Lecturer
Department of Chemistry Bishop Moore College Mavelikkara
Development of chemically modified bio fibre composites and their applications
Dr. P. Vinod 
Asst. Professor
Dept. of Civil Engineering College of Engineering
Studies on improving the engineering behavior of Kuttanad clay using preloading technique
Dr. P. Mohanan
Dept. of Electronics , CUSAT, Cochin 
Compact dual band dielectric resonator for mobile phone antenna with reduced radiation hazards
Dr. E. A. Siril
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Botany, University of Kerala, Karyavattom, Thiruvananthapuram
Evaluation and propagation of Annatto (Bixa orellana L.)- A food dye yielding plant
Dr. K. D. Prathapan
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Entomology
Kerala Agricultural University, Vellayani ,Thiruvananthapuram 
Studies on host plants of flea beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelide: Alticinae) in south India
Dr. Lizymol P.P
Scientist D, 
Dental Products Laboratory, 
Biomedical Technology Wing, SCTIMST, Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram
Development of smart dental composites consist of calcium containing resins and fillers
Dr. T. T. Sreelekha
Scientific Officer Gr-1
Division of Cancer Research, RCC, Thiruvananthapuram
Preparation and characterization of nanoparticles from antitumor polysaccharide PST001 and elucidation of its pharmacokinetics
Dr. G. Anilkumar
Associate Professor
School of Chemical Sciences
Mahatma Gandhi University
Kottayam – 686 560
Copper-catalyzed C-C, C-O and C-S bond formations using N and O containing bidentate ligands
Dr. A. Gangaprasad
Assistant Professor Dept. of Botany, University of Kerala,
Kariavattom, Thiruvananthapuram
Conservation strategies and in vitro production of anthraquinones in Gynochthodes umbellata (L.) Razafim. & B. Bremer (Rubiaceae) – a potential dye yielding plant
Dr. M. K. Jayaraj
Professor, Department of
Physics, Cochin University
of Science and Technology,
Growth of carbon nanotubes for transparent electronics applications