Senior scientists to visit India as part of the Royal Society Yusuf Hamied Visiting Fellowships

01 October 2023

The Royal Society has today announced the four senior grant holders who have been awarded Yusuf Hamied Visiting Fellowships to India.

The programme, which launched in 2017 through a donation from the Yusuf and Farida Hamied Foundation, supports scientific collaboration by bringing the Indian and international scientific communities together to exchange ideas and expertise.

The awardees are:

  • Dr Krzysztof Latuszynski, University of Warwick
    Dr Krzysztof Latuszynski will be visiting Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
  • Dr Philip Mannion, University College London
    Dr Philip Mannion will be visiting the Geological Studies Unit in the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata and the Geological Survey of India, Kolkata
  • Professor Mohsen Rahmani, Nottingham Trent University
    Professor Mohsen Rahmani will be visiting Panjab University, Chandigarh and Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh
  • Professor Manish Tiwari, University College London
    Professor Manish Tiwari will be visiting Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru; Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad; Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Dr Yusuf Hamied FRS said: “The Royal Society settles for no less than excellence in science. Therefore, I am thrilled that through the Royal Society, Yusuf Hamied Visiting Fellowships, these talented scientists will be able to make significant scientific advances through building long-term collaborations with their counterparts in India. For the benefit of humanity, it is vital that we all use our knowledge to build on what we have learnt in the past and prepare for the challenges that lie ahead.” 

Scientists will spend up to 12 weeks visiting research teams in India and exchanging scientific expertise through lectures, seminars, and discussions. The programme provides scientists with the opportunity to build and develop partnerships with Indian researchers and institutions, enabling the exchange of knowledge with Indian scientific communities.