Awards & Honors

·         Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) July-2015.
·         Awarded Govt. of India 7th National Research Award in Nano Science & Technology-2013.
·         Awarded the Indira Foundation Faculty Mobility Fellowship for the year 2013 to visit Northwestern University, USA.
·         Awarded the MRSI - ICSC award for his outstanding contribution to the field of Materials Science during MRSI-AGM held at Bhopal, Feb, 2011.
·         Awarded life time achievement award in 41st Annual function of SWAJAN for the research work related to cancer therapy using nano structured materials, Mumbai, March, 2008.
·         Awarded the Materials Research Society of India medal for the year 1996.
·         Awarded the visiting fellowship under INSA- Royal Society, London exchange program to work at Cavendish laboratory, Cambridge, U.K, 1985-86.

Invited members of the following National/International committees
·         Invited member of physics project advisory committee of condense matter and materials science, SERB, 2018- 2021
·         Invited Member of National Science Advisory Committee of DBT, Govt. of India (DBT SAC-N), Oct. 2015.
·         Invited member of review panel for Scientific Assessment of Research proposals of Graphene Flagship of European Science Foundation, Jan. 2014-.  was invited for its first meeting to be held at Amsterdam, Holland,7-8th April, 2014.  
·         Invited member and Co-chairman of the Task Force on Nanobiotechnology, DBT, Government of India, 2014- 2017
·         Invited member of Programme Advisory Committee (PAC) on Technology Systems Development Programme (TSDP) of DST, Govt. of India, 2013-2017.
·         Invited member of DAE XI and XII Plan Committee on Specialist Group on Materials Science& Technology, 2012-2017.
·         Invited member of Sectional Committee on Nanotechnology 2007-2012, of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), 2010-2018.
·         Invited member of the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of Mazumdar Shaw Centre for Translational Research (MSCTR), the research wing of Mazumdar Shaw Medical Foundation, Bangalore, 2013-2018.
·         Invited member of Technical Advisory Group of ARCI’s Centre for Nonmaterials and Centre for Carbon Materials, 2013- 2017.
·         Invited Member of review Committee for PG Programne Nano Science and Technology, supported by DST, Govt. of India, 2011-2015.
·         Invited Member of the National Advisory Board (TUE) of Amrita Centre for Nano Science, Kochi, 2012–2016.
·         IIT, Bombay coordinator towards MOU signed between IIT, Bombay and the Mazumdar-Shaw Medical Foundation, Bangalore to conduct Nanotechnology Research for Biomedical Applications.
·         Invited member of the Council of Material Research Society of India,2004-2011.
·         Invited member of the six member Indo French joint committee for Indo French Laboratory for Solid State Chemistry Laboratory (IFLaSc), 2003-2005.
·         Invited member of Project Advisory committee of DST on Materials, Mining and Mineral Engineering,2007-2012.
·         Invited member of screening committee for evaluation of concept notes in area of nanotechnology , Department of Biotechnology (DBT) Government of India, 2013
·         Life Member of: Materials Research Society of India, Chemical Research Society of India, Magnetic Society of India, Indian Institute of metals and member of American Chemical Society and fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry.

Conferences Organized
·           Organized an international symposium on recent advances in inorganic materials (RAIM 2002) at IIT, Bombay, December 11-13, 2002.
·           Convener of an Indo-Singapore symposium on Advanced Functional Materials held at IIT, Bombay February, 25-26, 2006. Also organized an one day discussion meeting on Advanced Function Materials on 24th February, 2006 at IIT, Bombay as a satellite meeting of the Indo-Singapore symposium.
·           Program chairman for FAN-IITB workshop on Nanotechnology, January, 2005.
·           Invited by nanomission of DST, Government of India to organize the fourth International Conference of Nano Science and Technology (ICONSAT 2010) held in February (2010) at IIT Bombay. 
·           Invited by nanotechnology division of department of electronics and information technology (DEITY), Govt. of India to organize symposium/workshop on cancer theranostics. Was Convener for International Symposium on nanotechnology and cancer theranostics (ISNACT 2015)held in IIT Bombay during 19 to 21st Feb. 2015.
Editorial board members of journals
·         Invited member of editorial board of Scientific Reports (Nature     Publication group), 2016- present
·         Invited member of editorial board of Chinese Journal of Clinicians, 
·         Invited member of editorial board of "ICFAI University Journal of Nanotechnology", 2010-present.
·         Invited member of editorial board of Journal of Magnetism and  Magnetic Materials, 2013- 2016 (Elsevier publication)
·           Invited member of the editorial board on Interdisciplinary Journal of applied & Biomedical Sciences, 2015-.
·           Invited member of the editorial board of “Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology”, 2015-
·           Invited member of the editorial board for Advances in Modern Oncology, 2015-
·           Invited member of the editorial advisory board of the Bulletin of Material Science, 2005-2011.
·      Invited member of the editorial advisory Board of the Transactions of Indian Institute of Metals, 2004-2005.
·           Invited theme editor for a special issue of Advanced drug delivery review (Impact factor ~15) entitled: Hybrid nanostructures for diagnostics and therapeutics. (Elsevier publication)
·      Guest editor, International Journal of Science Research, 2012.


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