Hema Priyamvada R, PhD Research Scholar(CE12D040), Department of Civil Engineering has won the Second Prize for Best Oral Presentation for her paperentitled ‘Need and Assessment to Investigate the Properties of Biological Aerosols as Potential Allergens : A Case Study from IIT Madras’co-authored with E.V.Aswathy (CE13D018), Dr.R.Ravikrishna (CH), Dr.Rama Shanker Verma (BT), Dr.K.P.Sudheer (CE)and Dr. Sachin S. Gunthe (CE) at the Indian Aerosol Science and Technology Association Conference (IASTA-2014) held at Varanasi during November 11-13, 2014.