Monday, January 22, 2007

UK-India Education and Research Initiative

During Prime Minister Tony Blair's visit to India sometime ago (2005?), he announced a new program to promote India-UK collaboration. This program now goes under the name of UK-India Education and Research Initiative. A research project aimed at "developing alloys for use in greener aircraft engines" won one of UKIERI' Major Awards. Prof. U. Ramamurty (Ram), a colleague and friend of mine, is one of the lead researchers in this project,. Here he is, with Chancellor Gordon Brown! (Congrats, Ram!)

The Imperial College, where Ram's collaborator Dr. David Dye is working, has a press release with the above picture.