10. Dr. Rajah Vijay Kumar
Dr Rajah Vijay Kumar's invention – the Boom Tube Resonator – recovers water fit for drinking and gives high value fertilizer as a byproduct. It uses no chemicals or micro-organisms. An invention by a Bengaluru-based scientist has seen his campus recover 10,000 litres of water from sewage every day and use it for drinking too.Recovering water from sewage wasn't a possibility until recently. Facing one of the worst drinking water crises, India may need to consider this for a better future. The country's groundwater table is depleting and surface water undrinkable.
9. Dr Thanu Padmanabhan
Dr Thanu Padmanabhan from the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, threw a challenge to the international community of astrophysicists to prove his ideas on dark energy wrong by 2016.
8. Dr. Vasant Natarajan
Dr Vasant Natarajan from the Physics Department of IISc Bangalore, refined on concept that salt water-run battery is as powerful as four AA batteries, and can power an LED lamp for 1,500 hours (or a little more than two months) at a stretch. The concept is one that most are familiar with in high school chemistry. Electricity can be produced when two electrodes (one that can readily give away its electrons, and another to accept them as easily) are dipped in an electrolyte.
7. Dr.S. Asokan
Dr S. Asokan, Professor at Department of Instrumentation and Applied Physics, IISc Bangalore, and his team developed a novel sensor they claim can simultaneously measure both cardiac and respiratory activities. The new device is non invasive, and can be wrapped around a person's chest. It can help in early clinical diagnosis of many conditions associated with lung and cardiac health. The device is robust, portable, shock-proof, non-electric. They've also developed sensors for various healthcare applications including measuring blood pressure, cardiac markers, blood glucose levels.
6. Dr. Amitabha Chattopadhyay
Prof. Amitabha Chattopadhyay, JC Bose Fellow at the CSIR-CCMB, has been awarded the prestigious TWAS (The World Academy of Sciences) Prize in biology for 2016.
5. Dr. Kumarasamy Thangaraj
Dr Kumarasamy Thangaraj in collaboration with Estonian Biocentre, Estonia, and five other research institutes carried out extensive skin survey of about a thousand individuals from across 27 populations to arrive at the fact that it is genetics that determine the skin colour. The research study was published in the latest issue of The Journal of Investigative Dermatology. According to the researchers, there is a gene called SLC24A5 that is known to make skin lighter. The gene explains about 25-38% of the pigmentation differences between Europeans and West Africans.
4. Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Ojha
Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Ojha a team member who developed BGR-34. They had in-depth study of over 500 renowned ancientherbs and finally identified the 6 best herbs listed in Ayurvedic ancient texts for various ailments and indications namely Daruharidra (Berberisaristata), Giloy (Tinosporacordifolia), Vijaysar (Pterocarpus marsupium), Gudmar (GymnemaSylvestre), Majeeth (Rubiacordifoila) and Methika (Trigonellafoenum-graecum) to be combined in different fractions &quantity and processed meticulously to develop a marvelous anti-diabetic formulation. The herbs were further subjected to optimization studies to establish the right proportion.
3. Dr. A.K.S. Rawat
Dr A.K.S. Rawat and his team developed an effective, safe, patient friendly solution towards management of type 2 Diabetes mellitus BGR-34. They had in-depth study of over 500 renowned ancientherbs and finally identified the 6 best herbs listed in Ayurvedic ancient texts for various ailments and indications namely Daruharidra (Berberisaristata), Giloy (Tinosporacordifolia), Vijaysar (Pterocarpus marsupium), Gudmar (GymnemaSylvestre), Majeeth (Rubiacordifoila) and Methika (Trigonellafoenum-graecum) to be combined in different fractions &quantity and processed meticulously to develop a marvelous anti-diabetic formulation. The herbs were further subjected to optimization studies to establish the right proportion.
2. Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy
Dr G. Satheesh Reddy, Scientific Advisor to Raksha Mantri and Director General, Missiles and Strategic Systems, DRDO. This Aerospace Scientist well renowned for his R&D in Missile Systems and sustained contributions towards advancement of Aero space technologies & industries in India. His decades of expertise have been providing the necessary thrust for the programmes of national importance. As Director, Research Centre Imarat, the Avionics laboratory founded by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, he led the development of Avionics technologies in critical areas for Indian Missiles and other defence programmes.
1. Mr. Alur Seelin Kiran Kumar
ISRO is again at top in Indian science research. ISRO has achieved remarkable goals in last year. Mr Alur Seelin Kiran Kumar, Distinguished Scientist (Apex), Chairman, Space Commission and Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). He leads ISRO to achieve remarkable goals in year 2106.
Note: We have calculated the score on the basis of their research news hits and TV, radio appearances in the past 12 months, plus social media. Finally we scored our candidates on their impact.