Dr S Chandrasekhar, deputy director, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) has selected for the prestigious Andhra Pradesh Scientist Award 2008 in recognition of his dedication to quality research and successful achievement in the area of Chemical Sciences.

The Andhra Pradesh State Council of Science and Technology confer the award. The award, which carries Rs 25,000 and a citation, will be presented to Dr Chandrasekhar in mid April.

He has initiated several challenging projects with researchers from France, Germany, Korea, China, Switzerland and the US. His other contribution is introduction of automation. Dr Chandrasekhar has published more than 160 papers in well-reputed national and international journals. He has filed four patents and guided more than 12 students for their degrees.