Achievements/Distinctions/Awards/Honours

§   National Loan Scholarship, Govt. of WB, (1987-1989)

§   MCM Fellowship, IIT Kharagpur (1990-1992)

§   M.Sc. (2nd rank, CGPA 9.30, 1992)

§   GATE (98.16 percentile, All India 16th rank, 1992)

§   NET (Both JRF and Lectureship, 1992)

§   M.Tech. (2nd rank, CGPA 8.84, 1994)

§   IIT Kharagpur, Institution Fellowships (MTech & PhD, 1990-1993)

§   Post-Doctoral Fellowship, KAIST (South Korea, 2001)

§   SCI (Society of Chemical Industry: www.soci.org) a learned society founded in 1881, with international headquarters in London, UK and members in over 70 countries offered a year's complimentary membership of the Society for the year 2006.

§   Marquis Who’s Who included in Biography of USA, 2006

§   Honoree member of SPE (Society of Plastics Engineers) 2011

§   ‘Siskha Rantan Puraskar’ by India International Friendship Society, New Delhi, 2012

§   Best poster awarded for presentation on ‘Fluorescence properties of renewable oil based polyester/clay silver nanocomposites’ by U. Konwar and N. Karak at National Seminar on Photonics and Quantum Structures, 2009

§   Best poster awarded for presentation on ‘Fluorescence tailoring of polyaniline nanofiber-nanocomposites’ by R. Konwarh, S. Pramanik, R. Barua and N. Karak at National workshop on Nuclear and Atomic Techniques based Pure and Applied Sciences, 2011

§   Best poster awarded for presentation on ‘Antimicrobial and antilarvacidal silver nanocomposites through Greener approach’ by S. Barua, R. Konwarh, M. Mondal and N. Karak at National workshop on Recent trend in Nanoscience and Technology,  2011

§   Best poster awarded for presentation on Electrospun cellulose acetate mats for automotive applications, by R Konwarh, A K Mohanty, M Misra and N Karak  at Ontario Biocar Initiative, 8th Biannual Research Meeting, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, 2011

§   Best poster awarded for presentation on ‘Vegetable oil based mMWCNT/polyurethane nanocomposites for bone tissue engineering applications’, by B. Das, P. Chattopadhyay and N.   Karak, at national conference TEZCON 2012.

§   RSC offers 12-month complimentary online RSC e-membership, 2012

§   Dr. J.N. Baruah Memorial Science Award, in Chemical Science, by Assam Science Society, 2012

§   Dr. Arvind Kumar Memorial Award  by Indian Council of Chemists (ICC), 2012

§   3rd National Award (one winner and one commendation) for Technology Innovation in Petrochemicals and Downstream Plastics Processing Industry by Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Govt. of India, 2013

§   Material Research Society of India (MRSI) medal award  by MRSI 2014

§   9th Polymer Foundation Award by PSMPF 2015

§   4th Dr. S. S. Deshpande National Award  by Holkar Government (Model, autonomous) Science College- Indore, 2015

§   Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) Bronze medal by CRSI 2016

§   Editorial Board member for the international Journals: Journal of Nanotechnology in Diagnosis and Treatment by Savvy Science Publisher, since 2014, Advances in Nano Research (ANR), An International journal by Techno Press, since 2015 and American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences by Science Publications, 2015.

 

Membership of Professional Bodies

·          Life member of Alumina Association of IIT Kharagpur and Tezpur University

·          Life member of The Polymer Society of Indian (KI26)

·          Life member of Assam Science Society

·          Life member of Materials Research Society of India (LMB1691)

·          Life member of Oil Technologist’s Association of India (L276)

·          Life member of Indian Science Congress Association (L21133)

·          Life Member of Chemical Research Society of India (LM1587)

·          Life member of Asian Polymer Association (L381)

·          Life member of PSMPAF (founding member)