Congratulations to Professor Sohini Kar-Narayan, a Fellow of Clare Hall, who has been awarded the the Royal Society of Chemistry Peter Day Prize this year. The Peter Day Prize is for the most meritorious contributions made by a mid-career scientist in any area of materials chemistry.
Sohini Kar-Narayan is Professor of Device & Energy Materials in the Department of Materials Science at the University of Cambridge. She leads an interdisciplinary research group working on functional nanomaterials and devices for energy, sensing and biomedical applications. In 2009, she received her PhD in Physics from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. In 2012, she was awarded a prestigious Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship.
Sohini was recognised as one of the ‘Top 50 Women in Engineering of 2021’ by the Women’s Engineering Society, and was elected Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IoM3) in 2022. She is a recipient of the World Economic Forum Young Scientist Award and a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant (2015). In 2023, Sohini was awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant. In 2022, she received the Cambridge University Student-led Teaching award for “Innovative Teaching”. She is also an associate Editor of the journal Applied Materials Today.
Sohini is a co-founder and director of ArtioSense Ltd, a spin-out from the University of Cambridge that seeks to commercialise a microfluidic force sensing technology for applications in orthopaedic surgery. The company was awarded the Armourers & Braisiers’ Venture Prize Award in 2022.
Sohini’s research group is developing new materials and technologies that will have a broad impact on how healthcare is administered around the world. They have developed novel polymeric materials that can convert ambient vibrations and waste heat in the environment into electrical energy to power autonomous, wearable health monitoring devices. Sohini has worked closely with clinicians and surgeons to offer sensor-based solutions that can significantly improve patient outcomes. Her group has also been developing novel point-of-care microfluidic devices to speed up diagnostics and drug screening.
The Peter Day Prize is for the most meritorious contributions made by a mid-career scientist in any area of materials chemistry. We extend our whole hearted congratulations to Sohini on this great honor.
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