Prof. N. Balakrishnan

Awards / Honours / Recognition’s received

  1. Padmashree by the President of India, 2002- One of the highest CIVILIAN HONORS bestowed upon for seminal contributions to Science and Engineering- Has its origin in the Knighthood in the Pre- independent India
  2. Distinguished Alumni Award of the Indian Institute of Science, 2016
  3. Prof S N Mitra Memorial Award, Indian National Academy of Engineering, 2013
  4. IETE Diamond Jubilee Medal, Institution Of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, India, 2013
  5. Academy Excellence Award,  Defence Research and Development Organization, 2009 for his contributions to Information Security and high speed network data analysis CDAC-ACS Foundation Lecture Award, 2008
  6. JC Bose National Fellowship, 2007- Till date. One of the most prestigious award for an Indian Scientist.
  7. Homi J. Bhabha Award for Applied Sciences Hari Om Ashram Trust Awards, University Grants Commission, 2004
  8. D. (Honoris Causa), Punjab Technical University, 2003
  9. Prof Satish Dhawan Chair Professor, IISc, 2003-2006
  10. IEEE Distinguished Visitor, Asia-Pacific Region, 2004-2007
  11. Jawaharlal Nehru Centenary Lectureship 2001 by Indian National Science Academy
  12. Alumni Award for Excellence in Engineering Research by the Indian Institute of Science, 2001
  13. Millennium Medal of the Indian National Science Congress, 2000
  14. Award for the Contributions to Computers and Communications, Institute for the Future, USA at the Asia Outlook Conference in Hongkong, 1998
  15. Excellence in Education Award of the Aeronautical Society of India, 1998
  16. Neelakantan Memorial lecture award for the year 1997
  17. Sri Hari Om Prerit Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Research Award, 1995 for contributions to Electronics, Informatics and Telematics
  18. Platinum Jubilee lecture Award of the Indian Science Congress, 1997
  19. C. Bose Memorial Award 1987 for the Best Engineering Science oriented paper entitled “Accurate estimation of ILS glideslope in the presence of terrain irregularities” awarded by the Council of Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), India, awarded in 1989
  20. C. Bose Memorial Award 1999 for the Best Engineering Science oriented paper entitled “Non Resonant Edge Slot Antenna for Phased Array Applications” awarded by the Council of Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), India, awarded in 2001
  21. UNESCO/ROSTSCA Young Scientist 1985 for Contributions to the Application of Computers to Science Research and Informatics awarded by the Regional Office of Science & Technology in South Central Asia, awarded in 1986
  22. NRC/NOAA Senior Resident Research Associateship 1987-1989 Awarded by the National Research Council of the United States of America

Fellowships of Academies and Honorary Professorships

  1. Fellow of the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Trieste, Italy
  2. Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy (Vice President 2006-2008)
  3. Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences (Secretary 1998-2003, Treasurer 2004-2006)
  4. Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering
  5. Fellow of the National Science Academy, Allahabad
  6. Fellow of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India)
  7. Honorary Professor of the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research.

Directorship and Membership of Boards

Academic Institutions

  • Member, Board of Governors, IIT Kharagpur (2011- till date)
  • Member, Board of Governors, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur (2015 – till date)
  • Member, Advisory Council, SSN College of Engineering till date
  • Member, Board of Directors, Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Kerala since 2014- till date.
  • Member, Jury Panel for the Infosys Prize in Engineering and Computer Science 2016-
  • Member, Governing Council, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata till 2015
  • Member, Court, Goa University till 2015
  • Member, Governing Council, Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies, Hyderabad till 2015
  • Member, Board of Governors, IIT Madras (2008-2010)
  • Member, Board of Governors, IIT Delhi (2006- 2008)
  • Member, Executive Council, Sri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Jammu, August 2000-2005
  • Visitor’s Nominee, Council of Nagaland University, Kohima, Nagaland, May 2003-2006
  • Member, Academic Council, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, 1998-2002

International Bodies

  • Member, Joint Advisory Board, Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar Campus (2010- till date)
  • Member, Advisory Committee of International Knowledge Centre for Engineering Sciences and Technology (IKCEST), Beijing, China Since 2015- till date
  • Member of the Materials Science Advisory Council, Elsevier – (2014 – 2016)

Industries / Companies

  • Director, Equitas Small Finance Bank, Chennai
  • Director, Data Security Council of India (at one time its Chairman) (2008-till date)

Member of Editorial Boards

  • International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, Taylor and Francis – (till date)
  • Editor-in-Chief, World Digital Libraries, an International Journal (till 2013)
  • Electromagnetics, Taylor & Francis (till 2006)
  • International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering (USA) (till 2006)