Last Updated: 04 Dec, 2022 | Views: 204
Other Profession(s): Chemist
Higher Education: Indian Institute of Science University of Oxford
C. N. R. Rao is a well-known Indian chemist born in Bangalore. He made a substantial contribution to the advancement of the subject during his more than five-decade professional career, which included his investigation of transition metal oxides. He was a pioneer in synthesizing two-dimensional oxide materials like La2CuO4. He has significantly contributed to nanomaterials over the past twenty years and his work on hybrid materials.
In 1940: Rao studied in a high school for the first time when he was six.
Despite being the newest student in the class, Rao used to tutor his peers in both English and maths.
In 1944: Rao earned the top grade in his class VII exam, even though he was just ten years old.
In 1951: Rao received a first-class bachelor's degree from "Mysore University" when he was seventeen.
In 1958: Rao graduated with a Ph.D. in chemistry physics from Purdue University in the United States, finishing the program in two years and nine months.
In 1959 Rao returned to Bangalore and joined the IISc as a lecturer drawing a salary of Rs. 500 per month.
Rao is the International Center for Materials Science's director (ICMS).
Achievements and Awards:
In 2014, Rao received the "Bharat Ratna," the highest civilian honor.
Among other honors, Rao has won the "Padma Shri" (1974), "Padma Vibhushan" (1985), and "Karnataka Ratna" (2001).
Rao avoid using computers and never checks his emails on his own since he is technophobic.
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