Chennai, India – March 10, 2023: IIT Madras Research Park (IITMRP), India’s first university-based research park, today announced that Professor Ashok Jhunjhunwala, President, IITMRP was conferred with the prestigious “Prof. Krishnaji Memorial Lecture Award (2022)” by The National Academy of Sciences (NASI) on the occasion of recently conducted National Science Day.
Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, deemed a pioneer in nurturing Industry-Academia interaction in India towards R&D, Innovation, Product Development & Commercialization, was felicitated for his instrumental role in conceptualising IIT Madras Research Park, an innovation paradigm ecosystem and India’s first University based research park, envisioning necessary Industry-Academia Intervention and Incubation.
Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala was also acclaimed for his manifold contributions to Wireless Local Loop & Digital Payment Technology, Solar-DC and In-Battery Systems for Electric Vehicles, through the IITM Incubation Cell and Rural Technology Business Incubator (RTBI). Professor also served as the principal advisor to the Ministry of Power in the Govt. of India and the Ministry of Railways during the year 2017-18.