Imphal: Dr Ningthoujam Raghumani Singh, Scientific Officer at Chemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, has been selected for the Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) Bronze medal 2022 in recognition of his contribution to research in the field of Chemistry.
CRSI is an umbrella body that works towards recognizing and promoting the quality of chemistry education in the country. With over 1,800 members in the council, the council organises programmes with sizeable international participation to promote chemistry and research in all its allied branches.
The coveted Bronze Medal conferred by CRSI will be presented to him either during the 28th National Symposium in Chemistry (NSC-28) to be held at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati in February or at IISER Mohali, in July next year.
Associated with BARC since 2006, Dr Raghumani is presently working in the area of Luminescent and Magnetic Nanomaterials and their applications in sensors, imaging, diagnosis and therapy.
Born to Late N Kula Singh and Late Ningthoujam Ongbi Akoijam Meipak Devi from Thoubal Achouba, Manipur, Dr Raghumani obtained his M.Sc. in Chemistry from Manipur University, in 1994. He was awarded PhD in Chemistry from IIT Kanpur in the area of superconductivity, electron transport and magnetic properties of nanostructured transition metal nitrides in 2004.
He has published about 160 papers in the refereed journals, six review articles and 12 book chapters and 3 books.
Dr Raghumani is a recipient of several prestigious awards including the DAE-Scientific & Technical Excellence Award in 2012, Young Achiever Award, SSPS 2010, Fellow, The National Academy of Sciences, India (FNASc) 2016, Maharashtra Academy of Sciences (FMASc) 2013. He has been included in the top 2 per cent of Indian Scientists as well as World Scientists in the survey conducted by the team of faculties from Stanford University, California, USA in 2020. According to Google citation, he has an h-index = 52.
On his new feat, Kanglei Khongyang Thijinyon (KKT), an advanced research centre, based in Imphal, has expressed its profound happiness and wished him for more laurels in the years to come, said a statement issued by its Director Dr S Padmabati Devi. Incidentally, Dr Raghumani is also the Chief Consultant of the Research Centre.