Prof. Anunay Samanta, senior faculty in the School of Chemistry at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) received the APA Award at a ceremony on December 19, 2018 during the Asian Photochemistry Conference at Taipei, Taiwan.

Prof Vivian Yam (President) and Prof T. Kawai (Secretary) of the Asian Photochemistry Association presented the award to Prof. Samanta.

The Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Association (APA) has chosen Prof. Samanta for the APA Award this year in recognition of his research work in photophysics; in particular, his pioneering studies on ionic liquids, which contributed to the understanding of structure and dynamics of these substances. This Award, which carries a citation, is given every alternate year to scientist(s) working in photochemistry or related areas and presented to the recipient(s) during the biennial Asian Photochemistry Conference.