IIT Prof. Pradeep Thalappil bags VinFuture Prize 2022


Thalappil has been awarded the ‘Special Prize dedicated to Innovators from Developing Countries’ for his development of a low-cost filtration system to remove arsenic and other heavy metals from groundwater.

Edappal: Renowned researcher and Madras IIT Professor Pradeep Thalappil has bagged the VinFuture Prize 2022 instituted by the VinFuture Prize Council to honour breakthrough research projects.

Thalappil has been awarded the ‘Special Prize dedicated to Innovators from Developing Countries’ for his development of a low-cost filtration system to remove arsenic and other heavy metals from groundwater. The prize consists of a purse of Rs 4 crore.

Earlier, Thalappil was conferred with the Padma Shri in honour of his work to develop affordable and safe drinking water solutions using nanomaterials.

The award was presented by Prize Council Chairman Richard Friend at a ceremony in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi.

Professor Thalappil is the son of poet and retired teacher NN Thalappil and PP Kunjilakshmi Amma, natives of Edappal.

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