Shri. Z. H. Sholapurwala, Managing Director of ZEONICS SYSTECH Defence & Aerospace  Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore has initiated awards under the ageis of PSSI, namely,

Z. H. Sholapurwala Award For Best Posters in Fusion Research


  Z. H. Sholapurwala Award For Fusion Research

These awards are for selected Poster presentations of outstanding works on engineering aspects of Fusion science & Technology done in India presented during the annual PSSI plasma conference.


The Idea of the award is to kindle young generation to pick up work in Fusion Research which will be very useful in future. The TWO first & TWO second prizes for the award will carry Certificate of merit & a prize of Rs. 5,000/- & Rs. 2,500/- respectively. The awards will be given every year, beginning from year 2007. Details will be given in the annual Plasma conference announcement.


There is NO age limit for the award. It is open for participants (Only Indian nationals) from all R&D Institutions / Universities situated in India.


There is no need for applying specifically for the award. The awards will be given on the basis of the posters evaluated at the time of the conference.


Only posters presented at the conference will be considered for the award. The primary author or one of the co-authers WILL have to be present at the poster during the session. Please note that unattended posters WILL NOT be considered for the award.


Winner of these awards will have to become a member of PSSI if he/she is not already a  member.



      Past receipients of the award





Title of Abstract


M. Vijay

Bharatiar University, Coimbatore

Bactericidal efects of reactive thermal plasma syntheized titanium diaoxide photocatalysts


N. Tripathi

IPR, Gandhinagar

Development of cast resin multi-secondary 1600KVA transformer for


M. R. Jana

IPR, Gandhinagar

Ion Beam Optics Calculation for Low Current Operation of PINI Ion Source for SST-1 NBI

Rohit Shukla

BARC, Vishakapatanam

Low Voltage Operation of Plasma Focus


S. Ghorui

BARC, Mumbai

Direct probing of arc-anode attachments in non-transferred arc plasma

M. Kakati

CPP-IPR, Guwahati

Development of a segmented plasma torch assisted tailored heat source for performance evaluation of plasma facing components in fusion devices

Dinesh K. Sharma

IPR, Gandhinagar

Programming, testing & integration of new ADC module (IP330) for SST-1 coil power supply system

S. Sasanka Kumar

CUSAT, Cochin

Characterization of fusion debris on tokamak window and development of an automated setup for cleaning the window





Ram Niranjan

BARC Mumbai

Study of ions emitted from a plasma focus device using Faraday cup and solid state nuclear track detector

Pravesh Dhyani

IPR Gandhinagar

Electrode biasing experiment in Aditya tokamak

N C Patel

IPR Gandhinagar

Design & development of 4-channel fast counter for charge exchange diagnostics

Mahesh Kushwaha


Modified design of existing trigger module for series ignitron crowbar system of ITER-India gyrotron test facility (IIGTF)




Rakesh Tanna

IPR, Gandhinagar

Disruption Characterization And Database Generation For Itpa Disruption Database From Aditya Tokamak Discharges

Nitin Bairangi

IPR, Gandhinagar

Application Of Multi Layer Insulation (MLI) On SST-1 Cryogenic Surfaces

Ritesh Sugandhi

IPR, Gandhinagar

Development Of Epics Based Software Toolkit For Critical Heat Flux Computions For Divertor Mockups Testing At High Heat Flux Test Facility

Rohit Agarwal


High Voltage Direct Current Water Load Bank





Chirag Mistry


Thermo-Mechanical Analysis Of Heat Transfer Elements (Htes) Of Second Calorimeter For Neutral Beam Indian Test Facility (INTF)

Priyanka Brahmabhatt

IPR, Gandhinagar

A Tritium Transport Model For Lead Lithium Cooled Ceramic Breeder (LLCB) Test Blanket Module (TBM) System

Neelanjan Buzarbaruah


Helium Ion Irradiation On The Materials Relevant To Fusion Research

Sunil Balsare

IPR, Gandhinagar

Data Acquisition And Control System For The Setup Of New Flux Test Facility At IPR High Heat







Harshita Raj

IPR, Gandhinagar

Effect of multiple Gas-puffs on Plasma density and temperature in Aditya tokamak

Jainish Topiwala


Study of weld defect behavior under the operational conditions of Heat Transfer Element: First phase

Akhil Jha


Development of 12inch Gas Barrier Assembly for Cooling of Transmission Line Components

H L Swami

IPR, Gandhinagar

Neutronic performance optimization study of Indian fusion demo reactor first wall & breeding blanket







  P. K. Sharma

IPR, Gandhinagar

Design of a High CW Power Circulator for LHCD System of SST-1 Tokamak

  M. R. Jana

IPR, Gandhinagar

Water cooling system for SST neutral beam injection system: from concept to engineering design

Mahesh Ghate

IPR, Gandhinagar

Manufacturing Aspects Of Long Length Superconducting Cable In Conduit Conductors

  H. D. Nimavat

IPR, Gandhinagar

Role of Helium leak detection in SST-1 Cryogenics system







Namita Ojah

Tejpur University

Effect Of Atmospheric –Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma On The Surface Properties Of Electrospun Silk/PEO Nanofibers

Kuldeep Singh

GNDU, Amritsar

Effect Of  Polarization Force On Dust Acoustic Kinetic Alfven Waves  In The  Presence Of Trapped Ions

Amulya Kumar Sanyasi

IPR, Gandhinagar

Amplification of Energetic Electrons Driven Whistler Mode by Loss Cone Induced Reflected Particles






Mr. Bharatkuamar Arambhadiya

IPR Gandhinagar

Development, testing & commissioning of automatic charging of high voltage capacitor bank in Aditya-U tokamak

Mr. Biswajit Ojha

IIGM, Mumbai

Observations of Electromagnetic Ion Cyclotron Waves in the Lunar Wake

Dr. Himanshu Singhal

RRCAT, Indore

Strain Propagation Dynamics in GaP (111) Crystal at Pico-Second Time Scale

Mr. Vishnu Patel

IPR, Gandhinagar

Conceptual design of data acquisition and control system of large scale cryogenics plant system


Ms.Nandini Yadava

IIT Kanpur

Impurity Transport in Aditya-U Tokamak with Indigenously Developed Semi-Implicit Impurity Transport Code

Mr.Tanmay Macwan

IPR, Gandhinagar

Novel Explanation of the Cold Pulse Propagation Phenomenon Induced by Gas Puff in ADITYA-U Tokamak

Dr. P. N. Maya

IPR, Gandhinagar

Overview of the Recent Investigations on the Surrogate-Particle-Irradiation in Tungsten Plasma-Facing-Material

Mr. R. Rathore

RRCAT, Indore

Modeling of Ultrashort Two Colour Pump-induced Thermal Strain Propagation in Ge [111]


Mr. Dheeraj Kumar Sharma

ITER-India, IPR, Gandhinagar

Manufacturing Experience of Inigenously Developed Dished Head-Sub Assembly (DH-SA) for High Voltage Bushing(HVB) of Indian Test Facility (INTF)

Mr. L.N.Gupta

IPR, Gandhinagar

Fault Assessment on 3300 kVA multi-Secondary Transformer of regulated high voltage power supply

Ms. Praveena Kumari

IPR, Gandhinagar

Implementation of drift free integrators for Tokamaks

Mr. Sharvil Patel

PDEU, Gandhinagar

Role of MHD activity in Sawtooth Induced Heat Pulse Propagation in Aditya

This award is supported by

Zeonics Systech Defence & Aerospace Engineers Pvt. Ltd.

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