Mr. S. Abdul Kalam has received the BEST ORAL presentation award at the 32nd National Symposium on Plasma Science & Technology (Plasma-2017), organized by the Plasma Science Society of India (PSSI) and Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar, Gujarat during 07-10 November, 2017. He presented his work entitled “Femtosecond LIBS based standoff detection of explosive molecules,” along with E. Nageswara Rao and S. Venugopal Rao.

Mr. Abdul is a fifth year student pursuing his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Soma Venugopal Rao at Advanced Centre of Research in High Energy Materials (ACRHEM), University of Hyderabad. His thesis is based on Femtosecond Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy for detection of explosive molecules in the standoff mode.