Dr T Pradeep (Professor, IIT Madars and Alumni, Department of Chemistry, Farook College) Crowns the 25th Nikkei Asia Prizes (2020) in the Science and Technology Category

Nikkei Asia Prizes, which are awarded each year, are designed to recognize outstanding achievements that contribute to the region's sustainable development and to the creation of a better future for Asia.Please visit for more details.

"The 56-year-old professor is a pioneer of nanotechnology-based water purification. He developed the world's first filters for drinking water that incorporate the deionizing technology he established. The filters help supply clean water for 2 paisa (0.03 cents) per liter in India" (Source: