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Strengthening scientific research with India10 October 2012
The premier scientific society of India, the INSA was founded in 1935 with the aim of promoting scientific research and translation into practical applications within India. Professor Sridhar is one of only four Foreign Fellows appointed for 2013 and is the fourth Australian ever elected.
He was honoured for his pioneering research contributions, particularly in the area of reaction engineering, and long-standing collaborations with colleagues in India. Election to the Academy is by nomination only.
Professor Sridhar said he was honoured to be recognised by his peers in India.
"This election is also a recognition of the improved research links between Monash and India which has been fostered by the IITB Monash Research Academy,” Professor Sridhar said.
Professor Sridhar's latest appointment caps off an outstanding record of international acknowledgement of his contributions to engineering. He is a Fellow of Engineers Australia, the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the Institution of Chemical Engineers (UK) and the Australian Academy of Science. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers. He was appointed an Officer in the Order of Australia earlier this year.
Professor Sridhar completed his PhD at Monash before taking up a senior teaching position. With the exception of a position at the State University of New York, he has remained with the University, heading the Department of Chemical Engineering before taking up the position of Dean in 2002.
Throughout his career, he has authored more than 140 academic publications, been awarded more than 40 competitive research grants and supervised numerous PhD students.