Dr. Ashwin Joy, Department of Physics has been awarded the Parvez Guzdar Young Scientist Award 2015 for his outstanding research contributions in the field of strongly coupled plasmas.  The Award instituted by the Parvez Guzdar Memorial Fund and the Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar is awarded to select Indian scientists below the age of 35 years and carries a citation and a cash prize of Rupees 50,000/-.