Sheffield University PhD Student from India Receives Lady Engineer Award

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Cyril Zachariah
Updated on Dec 28, 2020 04:35 PM IST

Manasi Mulay, an Indian student pursuing PhD at the University of Sheffield, has received the Lady Engineer Award, the top award for women working in the engineering field in India awarded by the Institution of Engineers India (IEI).

 

Sheffield University PhD Student from India Receives Lady Engineer Award

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Manasi Mulay, a PhD student and chemistry researcher at the University of Sheffield, has received the Lady Engineer Award from the Institution of Engineers India (IEI). It is the top award for women working in the engineering field.

The award was honoured on the Annual Engineers Day celebration that marks the birth anniversary of a renowned Indian civil engineer Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, earlier this year.

The Ahmednagar local of the Institution of Engineers recognised the work of Manasi on sustainable and clean energy research and her efforts to promote diversity in science, engineering and technology and decided to honour her within the Lady Engineer Award.

Manasi Mulay has completed her bachelors engineering degree from College of Engineering, Pune after which she became an associate member of the Institution of Engineers. Later on, she completed her masters course in nanomaterials from the University of Sheffield's Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

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After receiving the award Mansai said that the awards are an encouragement for young girls like her especially for someone who aspires to pursue a career in the STEM field. She further said that for her the award means a moral responsibility to work continuously for a greater good in the future.

About Manasis Research Work

Currently Mansai is completing her PhD with Dr Natalia Martsinovich in the Department of Chemistry, and is also a Grantham Scholar with the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures.

The project she is working on involves the study of surface interactions of water pollutants with photocatalyst by computational chemistry methods like ab initio molecular dynamics and density functional theory.

Manasi said that she did not expect to receive the award at an early age of her career however, it is all because of the continuous efforts she has put in her work and projects. She further added that it always a pleasure to get recognition from the naive place and the award reminds that the efforts are being acknowledged, no matter what the innovation and expertise is.

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