Mandi IITian bags Young Scientiast Award

SHIMLA- A student of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mandi, has received the prestigious Young Scientist Award for 2014-15. Aditya Chauhan, a student of Masters in Science (MS), received the award in Material Science category.Jury selected his research work for the award after scrutiny of nearly 1,000 applications. Aditya was working in the area of materials selection, energy harvesting and solid state refrigeration using piezoelectric ceramics under the guidance of Dr Rahul Vaish. Piezoelectric ceramics have the property of developing an electric charge when mechanical stress is exerted on them. ~ The Tribune

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