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Unlocking New Horizons with an Impressive Induction at NASI

October 4, 2023 snfblog
Dr. Upendra Kumar Pandey

Dr. Upendra Kumar Pandey, Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence (deemed to be a university), has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences India (NASI) in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of “Organic and Flexible Electronics.” His research focuses on exploring the intricate relationship between organic semiconductor materials and their applications in large-area and flexible electronics. Dr. Pandey’s work stands at the forefront of innovation, investigating critical factors such as material structure, processing techniques, device architecture, and overall performance.

Founded in 1930 as “The Academy of Sciences of the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh,” NASI has played a vital role in providing a national platform for the dissemination of research conducted by Indian scientists and fostering an environment for the exchange of knowledge and ideas among scientific luminaries. The institution’s inception was marked by the visionary efforts of seven distinguished scientists, including Prof. Meghnad Saha, Prof. K.N. Bahl, and Prof. A.C. Banerji. Their enduring legacy continues to inspire scientific inquiry throughout the nation.

The late Prof. N.R. Dhar, one of the founders of NASI, played a pivotal role in its growth and prosperity. His generous donation of the land on which the Academy now stands exemplifies the deep commitment of these pioneers to the advancement of scientific knowledge in India.

Dr. Pandey’s election to NASI is a testament not only to his individual brilliance but also to the vibrant culture of research and academic excellence fostered at SNIoE. The community eagerly anticipates the continued impact of his work in the field of organic and flexible electronics. It is also exciting to soon witness the exciting advancements that will undoubtedly arise from his ongoing endeavors. Dr. Upendra Kumar Pandey continues to receive well-deserved recognition for achieving this milestone.

The Shiv Nadar Foundation runs varied literacy programs in India to support communities across the country. The foundation has been instrumental in catalyzing Dr. Upendra Kumar Pandey’s groundbreaking contributions to “Organic & Flexible Electronics.” Through robust support and resources, the Foundation empowered Dr. Pandey at every stage of his research journey. Funding for cutting-edge equipment, access to state-of-the-art laboratories, and a nurturing academic environment have been pivotal in facilitating his pioneering work.

The Foundation’s commitment to fostering an atmosphere of innovation and academic excellence at the Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence has created fertile ground for Dr. Pandey’s endeavors. This steadfast support has not only elevated his research but also underscored the Foundation’s dedication to advancing the frontiers of science and technology. Through innovative strategies and forward-thinking initiatives, the Shiv Nadar Foundation has played a pivotal role. By leveraging technology and fostering a dynamic learning environment, the foundation has been catalyzing digital transformation in education to revolutionize the way knowledge is accessed and shared.


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