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Royal Academy of Engineering award for RRI professor

Prof Urbasi Sinha, from the Light and Matter group at the Bengaluru-based institute, is one of the 11 academicians selected globally for the award in the fourth round of the DIA programme
Last Updated : 28 May 2024, 11:38 IST
Last Updated : 28 May 2024, 11:38 IST

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Bengaluru: The Royal Academy of Engineering, the United Kingdom, has selected Professor Urbasi Sinha from the Raman Research Institute (RRI) for the Distinguished International Associates (DIA) programme.

Prof Sinha, from the Light and Matter group at the Bengaluru-based institute, is one of the 11 academicians selected globally for the award in the fourth round of the DIA programme, to be held between May 2024 and May 2025. This year, the theme of the programme is ‘Technologies for the Future’.

Prof Sinha heads RRI’s Quantum Information and Computing (QuIC) laboratory and has been actively working in the field of quantum technologies, with special emphasis on developing secure quantum communications using satellites and other photonic quantum technologies.

RRI will receive a sum upto £ 10,000 for a period of one year, towards undertaking collaborative scientific activities and research between Prof Sinha and Prof Adrian Kent, lead UK collaborator, University of Cambridge, the institute said in a statement on Tuesday.

“Having completed a large part of my education in the UK, specifically in the University of Cambridge, I am excited at this opportunity for renewed formal ties and further expansion of the global scope of our research in India,” Prof Sinha said.

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Published 28 May 2024, 11:38 IST

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