City scientist Prof Purushottam Chakraborty has been adjudged the 'most eminent mass spectrometrist of India' by the Indian Society for Mass Spectrometry (ISMS).
Chakraborty, who is involved in research of the surfaces and interfaces of condensed matter systems at the Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP), was given the coveted award at the silver jubilee symposium on mass spectrometry held at Goa on January 27 jointly organised by ISMS and National Institute of Oceanography.
The scientist was felicitated by Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Anil Kakodkar with a gold medal and citation in recognition of his 'meritorious and valuable contribution in the field of secondary ion mass spectrometry' (SIMS), SINP sources here said.
SINP is credited with having built the first indigenous SIMS machine, the sources said.
An expert on SIMS, Chakraborty has more than 75 publications to his credit including several reviews and a book on ion beam analysis recently published in New York, they added.