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Indian-American Sivanadane Mandjiny won UNC Board of Governors 2015 Award

May 14, 2015 09:24 IST

Indian-American professor Sivanadane Mandjiny on 12 May 2015 won University of North Carolina Pembroke’s UNC Board of Governors 2015 Award for Excellence in Teaching. Mandjiny is currently serving as a Chemistry Professor at the University of North Carolina (UNC) in US.

Annually, the Board of Governors of the University names one professor at each of the 17 UNC campuses to receive the award. The award consists of the prize money of 12500 US dollars and a commemorative bronze medallion.

Mandjiny joined the University's Department of Chemistry and Physics in 1996 as a teaching associate and earned tenure in 2006. He became department chairperson in 2011.

Mandjiny came to Pembroke from France where he obtained his PhD and was doing post-doctoral research. As a native of Tamil Nadu, he earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Madras and a master's degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).

Mandjiny is a distinguished scholar with many published research papers, dozens of conference presentations and significant grant work. He has mentored 118 student research projects on subjects applicable to alternative energy, agricultural science and chemistry in zero gravity.

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