C.N.R. Rao Indian chemist Pioneer in solid-state and structural chemistry

C.N.R. Rao – Pioneer in solid-state and structural chemistry

Category : Personalities
Published by : Data Research Analyst, Worldofchemicals.com

Biography & Contributions

C.N.R. Rao (Chintamani Nagesa Ramachandra Rao) is born on June 30, 1934 in Bangalore, India.Rao is an Indian chemist who has worked mainly in solid-state and structural chemistry

He is currently the National Research Professor and Linus Pauling Research Professor and Honorary President of the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research in Bangalore, India

Rao mainly worked on transition metal oxides.He synthesized two-dimensional oxide like La2CuO4. Rao has published over 1000 research papers and wrote 35 books

Awards & Prizes

2000, the Hughes Medal by the Royal Society

2004, Indian Science Award

2005, Dan David Prize

2013, China's top science award

Honours

Chevalier de la Legion d'honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour) from French Government

Padma Shri from Indian Government

Padma Vibhushan from Indian Government

Karnataka Ratna from Karnataka State Government

2004, He was awarded with Doctor of Science by University of Calcutta

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