OPPI award for Dr Srini­vas Reddy

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Dr. D Srini­vas

Reddy who is do­ing re­search at

Na­tional Chem­i­cal

Lab­o­ra­tory, Pune, has re­ceived the pres­ti­gious Or­gan­i­sa­tion of Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal Pro­duc­ers of In­dia ( OPPI)

Sci­en­tist award

2017 for his re­search work in the area of phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal sci­ences.

The OPPI award, con­sist­ing of a tro­phy, a ci­ta­tion and a cash prize of ` 1 lakh, was pre­sented to Dr. Srini­vas Reddy dur­ing the OPPI’s 51st an­nual day cel­e­bra­tions. He is known for the ap­pli­ca­tion of Sil­i­con­switch ap­proach, a man­age­ment pro­to­col for treat­ing dis­eases af­fect­ing the cen­tral ner­vous sys­tem in his re­searches and is a re­cip­i­ent of the Bronze Medal of the Chem­i­cal Re­search So­ci­ety of In­dia, NASIReliance In­dus­tries Plat­inum Ju­bilee Award and the Drug Re­search Ex­cel­lence Award of the Cen­tral Drug Re­search In­sti­tute.

D. Srini­vasa Reddy grad­u­ated in chem­istry from Os­ma­nia Univer­sity in 1991. En­rolling for his doc­toral stud­ies un­der the guid­ance of Goverd­han Me­hta, a noted chemist and for­mer vice chan­cel­lor of Univer­sity of Hy­der­abad, he moved to In­dian In­sti­tute of Sci­ence when Me­hta took up the po­si­tion as the head of the depart­ment of or­ganic chem­istry at IISc. His PhD came from Hy­der­abad Univer­sity in 2000, and he pro­ceeded to the US where he did his post-doc­toral work at the lab­o­ra­to­ries of Sergey A. Kozmin of the Univer­sity of Chicago and Jef­frey Aubé of Univer­sity of Kansas­dur­ing. In 2010, he left for Na­tional Chem­i­cal Lab­o­ra­tory where he works as a se­nior sci­en­tist.

Reddy also was elected as a fel­low of the Na­tional Academy of Sci­ences, In­dia (NASI) and re­cently he was also awarded the pres­ti­gious Shanti Swarup Bhat­na­gar prize in chem­i­cal sci­ences. Last year he was elected as a fel­low of Te­lan­gana and Ma­ha­rash­tra Academies of Sci­ences.

The de­ci­sion was taken at the board meet­ing of FAI. This will be the sec­ond term for K S Raju as Chair­man, FAI. He was Chair­man of FAI dur­ing 2008-2010. Solvay has in­au­gu­rated its Solef polyvinyli­dene

® flu­o­ride (PVDF) plant in China. This will help the com­pany meet boom­ing global de­mand for this ther­mo­plas­tic poly­mer in en­ergy-ef­fi­cient, en­vi­ron­men­tal and in­dus­trial ap­pli­ca­tions.

Solef PVDF is used for ap­pli­ca­tions such as lithi

® um-ion bat­ter­ies (li-ion) in hy­brid and elec­tric ve­hi­cles (xEV), for off­shore oil and gas pipes and lin­ers and in mem­branes for wa­ter pu­rifi­ca­tion. Solef PVDF pro

® duc­tion in Chang­shu started in July.

“Solvay’s con­sis­tent ex­pan­sion on the Chang­shu site, this time with a new Solef PVDF plant, shows

® we are com­mit­ted to serve our cus­tomers from Asia, where de­mand is par­tic­u­larly strong. Our Solef PVDF

® pro­duc­tion pres­ence now spans the globe with plants in three key con­ti­nents: Europe, the United States and Asia,” said Au­gusto Di Don­francesco, Pres­i­dent of Solvay Spe­cialty Poly­mers Global Busi­ness Unit.

K S Raju Manoj Mishra

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