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SRM University Student Acquires MITACS (Canada) Scholarship

Subhashini.K, a final year B. Tech. student of Department ofBiotechnology, SRM University, Kattankulathur is offered MITACS Globalink Research Scholarship from Canada. This scholarship ($5000) is offered to the top students from Universities across 9 countries which includeAustralia, Brazil, China, France, India, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Vietnam. MITACS is a not-for profit organization which aims at providing opportunities to students to explore Canada and experience the lifestyle.

In India, this scholarship is usually offered to the undergraduate students from IITs, NIITs, Central government institutes and Anna University. The students in their pre-final years are offered this scholarship to get hands-on experience and gain cultural experience.

Subhashini. K, gained research experience in the “Bioprocess Engineering Laboratory” under the guidance of Dr.V.Vinoth Kumar, Assistant professor, Department of Biotechnology. Based on her research experience, she was offered the prestigious MITACS scholarship and worked under the guidance of  Dr. Jerald Lalman, Associate professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. She spent three months during the summer of 2015 in Canada working in the field of “Bioenergy Production”. She worked on anaerobic digestion of algae for the production of alternate energy – Methane and Hydrogen with the focus on increasing the yield using long chain fatty acids.  This research work is expected to translate into a peer-reviewed publication for her. 

Further information can be obtained from the University of Windsor webpage:
http://www.uwindsor.ca/dailynews/2015-09-02/research-intern-explores-personal-horizons-along-alternative-energy