Dr. Kolluru Sree Krishna, Chief Scientist, CSIR - National Institute of Oceanography, has been selected for the first "Anni Talwani Memorial Prize" for the year 2013. Dr. Krishna will receive the award at the 50th Annual IGU Convention, which will be held on 8th January 2014 at NGRI, Hyderabad.
This award is instituted by Indian Geophysical Union (IGU). Under this award nominations were invited from meritorious scientists who have contributed significantly in the field of Earth System Science. The Indian Geophysical Union is dedicated to serve the society, in general and Geoscientific community in particular, by bringing all the Earth system scientists on a common platform to address, assess and suggest solutions for various challenges faced by the society / industry.
Dr. Krishna joined the National Institute of Oceanography in 1984, since then he has continued his research in understanding the plate break-up process of the central Indian Ocean, rift-initiation process between the Eastern Continental Margin of India (ECMI) and East Antarctica, and ridge-hot spot interactions during the formation of the volcanic ridges.
Dr. Krishna has over 60 research papers to his credit published in various journals of repute in geology and geophysics. His research in the field of Marine Geophysics, particularly in understanding the structure and tectonics of the Indian Ocean has brought out several new findings, which led to supersede several of the earlier concepts.
Congratulations to Dr. Krishna. For more information please visit http://www.nio.org/index/option/com_researcherdisplay/task/show/tid/2/sid/69/rid/855