The following four teams from IIT Madras have bagged the Innovator Awards / Innovator Appreciations at The Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Awards Ceremony held during the Festival of Innovation at Rashtrapati Bhavan on March 8, 2015 :

·       The team comprising Praveena Gangadharan (CE12D048), Dr.Indumathi M Nambi, Dr.Jaganathan Senthilnathan, former Doctoral Scholar and currently Technical Superintendent, Department of Civil Engineering has won the Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award under ‘More from Less for Many’ category for their project ‘Novel Technique for Energy Generation Coupled with Treatment of Wastewater and Resource Recovery using E-waste as Electrode Material in Microbial Fuel Cell‘. For further details on the work please visit : http://gyti.techpedia.in/project-detail/novel-technique-for-energy-generation-coupled-with-treatment-of-wastewater/3543

·     M. Kranthi Kumar, former doctoral Research Scholar, Department of Chemical Engineering has been awarded the ‘Gandhian Young Technological Innovation 2015 Awardunder ‘More from Less for Many’ category for his PhD thesis work entitled ‘Development of Shape Controlled Palladium Structures as Electrocatalysts for Fuel Cell Applications’. He was guided by Dr. Raghuram Chetty. For further details on the work please visit : http://gyti.techpedia.in/project-detail/development-of-shape-controlled-palladium-structures-as-electrocatalysts-for-fuel/3177

·       The team comprising Sripriya Kalidoss (ME11B133), SD Karthikeyan (ME11B086), Dual Degree Students and Vivek Sarda former Dual Degree student & currently working as Project Officer, Department of Mechanical Engineering has received an appreciation under theSocially Relevant Technological Innovation’ category at GYTI for their project ‘Affordable Power-Assist for Wheelchair’. They have been guided by Dr. Sujatha Srinivasan. For further details on the work please visit http://gyti.techpedia.in/project-detail/affordable-power-assist-for-wheelchair/3493

 ·      The team comprising M.S.Raghuprasad (AM10D003), Abhijit Biswas (AM10D009), PhD Research Scholars and Prof.M.Manivannan, Department of Applied Mechanics has received an appreciation under the ‘More from Less for Many’ category at GYTI for their project ‘Virtual Reality Based Minimally Invasive Surgical Simulator with Haptics Feedback. For further details on the work please visit : http://gyti.techpedia.in/project-detail/virtual-reality-based-minimally-invasive-surgical-simulator-with-haptics-feedback/3655