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Three Indian Students Among the Winners of Green Talents Competition - 2018

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SI TeamThe International Science Forum at Germany will feature the 25 winners of this year’s Green Talents Competition. They will be honored during a festive award ceremony attended by representatives of the participating institutions, jury members, embassy representatives and other distinguished guests. Honoring talented researchers since 2009, Green Talents programme is under the patronage of the Federal Minister of Education & Research, Anja Karliczek.

Three winners from India, namely Ishani Khurana, Mohit Saraf and Vishal Tripathi will be representing the country the global front. Their research focuses were on: synthesis of grapheme based composites for the removal of water pollutants, nanomaterials for electrochemical energy storage and sensors and bioremediation of contaminated soils for achieving the UN sustainable development goals respectively.

The 25 researchers were chosen by a high-ranked jury of experts from 736 applicants from more than 100 countries. And this year saw Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Ecuador, Mauritius, Sri Lanka and Zambia registered for the first time among the winners’ countries of origin. The much important prize comprises one of the treasured tickets to the “Green Talents-International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development”.

The Green Talents will be visiting hotspots of green science in Eastern Germany and meeting with sustainability research elite and some of the most renowned institutions and companies such as Dresden University of Technology, the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, the HEINZ-GLAS GmbH & Co. KGaA, the Energieavantgarde An halt, the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research as well as the Institute for Social-Ecological Research in Frankfurt/Main.