Aditya Chauhan received the Young Scientist Award (2014-2015) in the Materials Science category in the 102nd Indian Science Congress. The award consists of Rs 25,000 and a Certificate of Merit. An MS student, Aditya is working in the area of materials selection, energy harvesting and solid state refrigeration using piezoelectric ceramics under the guidance of Dr. Rahul Vaish. He has for the first time experimentally demonstrated giant refrigeration effect in piezoelectric ceramics. He has published over twenty research articles in peer reviewed international journals, gaining over 160 citations in just 2 years. The Science Congress was hosted by the University of Mumbai.
More details can be found here: http://www.sciencecongress.nic.in/html/young_scientists_awards.php