Siberian Federal University: World-famous scientist Sabu Thomas is presented with the mantle of the honorary professor of Siberian Federal University

On 8 October 2021, Siberian Federal University held a ceremony of presenting the diploma and mantle of the honorary professor of Siberian Federal University to Sabu Thomas.

The decision to award Sabu Thomas the honorary title was made at the Academic Council of Siberian Federal University in May 2020. The ceremony was attended by Ruslan Baryshev, vice-rector for Research, and Vladimir Shishov, acting director of the School of Fundamental Biology and Biotechnology.

“Today I am very happy and proud. I believe this is the result of the fruitful work of two universities — Siberian Federal University and Mahatma Gandhi University. In recent years, many conferences have been held, many joint scientific papers have been written. I am very glad to be a part of the SibFU team and I hope that our cooperation will be long–term. This is my first such award in Russia and the third in the world. Such an honorary title gives motivation to work further,” commented Sabu Thomas.

Prof. Thomas became the seventh scientist awarded the title of Honorary Professor of Siberian Federal University. The first award was in September 2012 to Nobel laureate Osamu Shimomura.

Sabu Thomas Chatukulam is a vice–chancellor and director of the International & Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University (India); was awarded the 2019 European Union Prize (Best Chemist), and a medal of the Materials Research Society of India (MRSI). In 2008 he was included in the list of the most productive researchers in India. H–index: 100 (Web of Science). Since 2018, he has been the head of the laboratory for innovative preparations and materials of Siberian Federal University.