Bhubaneswar, April 30: Prof. Lala Behari Sukla, Director of the Bio-fuels and Bio-processing Research Center at Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) here, has been bestowed with the best professor of the year honour by Asian Education Awards (AEA) this year.
The award was virtually presented to him recently in recognition of his continuing excellence in education.
Prof. Sukla, who was recently named in the list of world’s top two per cent scientists by Stanford University, USA, in the area of mining and metallurgy, earlier worked as Chief Scientist and headed the Bio-resources Engineering Department at the CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology in Bhubaneswar.
Credited with significant contribution for the development of microbiology in India, Prof. Sukla has been the recipient of several prestigious awards including the R.P.Das Memorial Award in hydrometallurgical engineering by the Indian Institute of Metals, Bhubaneswar Chapter in 2019, Global Education and Corporate Leadership Award in 2018 and Prof. S.R. Vyas Memorial Award by Association of Microbiologists of India in 2010.