Shamik Chowdhury, a 29-year-old Indian-origin researcher, recently won the German Green Talent award for adopting innovative ideas to promote sustainable development, resource efficiency, cleaner production and eco-innovation.
Shamik, who is pursuing his PhD in environmental engineering from the National University of Singapore, was among 25 scholars who won the award for their innovative green ideas.
Chowdhury’s research was based on green synthesis of 2D graphene nanosheets and their self-assembly into advanced 3D macrostructures for sustainable urban development. The objective of his research was to make a city life more sustainable through green technologies that will be based on renewable feedstock.
The awards, which were held for eighth time, are given away by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.