Umesh Waghmare, Associate editor
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research , India
Umesh Waghmare received a B Tech (with institute silver medal) in Engineering Physics from the IIT, Bombay (1990) and a PhD in Applied Physics from Yale University (1996). He worked as a post-doctoral research associate in physics department at Harvard University before joining Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research in 2000, where he is presently a Professor in the Theoretical Sciences Unit and the Dean of Academic Affairs.
His research interests include ab initio modeling and simulations of multifunctional materials, mechanical behavior, nanostructures, topological insulators and materials for energy and enviornment. His work has resulted in over 280 publications.
He is a recipient of DuPont Young Faculty grant award (2003), MRSI medal (2004), a B M Birla award for Physics (2005), a DAE outstanding research investigator award (2009), IBM Faculty Award (2009), SS Bhatnagar award in Physical Sciences (2010) and a GE unrestricted-grant for research (2011). He received the India Citation Award-2012 from the Thomson Reuters Research Excellence, and a JC Bose National Fellowship in 2012. In 2015, he received the Infosys Prize in Engineering and Computer Science. He is a Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad and the Indian National Science Academy, and presently a Secretary of the Indian Academy of Sciences.