Joyanti Chutia

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Joyanti Chutia
Born1948
NationalityIndian
CitizenshipIndia
Alma materCotton College (BSc)

Dibrugargh University (MSc, PhD)

University of Pune

Scientific career
FieldsPhysicist
InstitutionsInstitute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology

Joyanti Chutia is an Indian physicist. She was the among the first women who have headed scientific institutions in India when she became the Director of the Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology in Guwahati, Assam, which is the first major research institution in North East India.[1][2] She is a fellow of National Academy of Sciences. She is an Emeritus Scientist at the Department of Science & Technology in the Government of India [3][4][5][6].

Early life and education[edit]

Chutia was one of the first girls to take Mathematics as a main subject in her school.[7] She later studied physics at Cotton College, Assam where she obtained a BSc in 1967.[8] She continued teaching at Cotton College before obtaining an MSc in physics at Dibrugargh University in 1969. Following this, Chutia taught for some time as a lecturer, eventually deciding to continue with research by pursuing a PhD at Dibrugargh University. Her research focused on the conduction mechanism of thin polymer films and she was awarded her degree in 1981.[8]

After finishing her fellowship given by the Japanese Government in 1988 to work in the Plasma Laboratory of the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Tokyo, in 2005 she became the Director of the Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology.[7][9][10][11][12][13]

Research[edit]

Chutia's research focuses on biomedicine, material science and biotechnology.[14] Her research has led to the development of a highly durable and degradable wound suturing material from Muga Silk. [15][16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indian scientists unearth Assam's Muga silk's wound-healing powers". Zee News. 23 December 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Indian scientists unearth wound-healing powers of Assam's Muga silk". Gulf News. 23 December 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Science weds art". Harmony India. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Zone wise list of Fellows & Honorary Fellows (2015 )" (PDF). National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Women scientists continue to face discrimination'". The Sentinel. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Indian scientists unearth Muga silks wound-healing powers". Free Press Journal. 21 October 2014. Archived from the original on 19 November 2015. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  7. ^ a b "My experience with research" (PDF). www.ias.ac.in. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  8. ^ a b The girl's guide to a life in science. Ramaswamy, Ram., Godbole, Rohini M., Dubey, Mandakini. New Delhi: Young Zubaan. 2011. ISBN 9789381017111. OCLC 774206856.CS1 maint: others (link)
  9. ^ "Prof. Joyanti Chutia". www.ewwomen.in. Archived from the original on 19 November 2015. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  10. ^ "INDIA-AUSTRALIA WORKSHOP ON BIOTECHNOLOGY ORGANISED". Report from the Assam Tribune brought to you by HT Syndication Hindustan Times. via HighBeam (subscription required). 22 October 2008. Archived from the original on 20 February 2016. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  11. ^ "KAMAL KUMARI NATIONAL AWARDS PRESENTED". Hindustan Times  – via HighBeam (subscription required). 2 April 2006. Archived from the original on 2 November 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  12. ^ "IASST CELEBRATES FOUNDATION DAY". Report from the Assam Tribune brought to you by HT Syndication Hindustan Times – via HighBeam (subscription required). 8 November 2006. Archived from the original on 20 February 2016. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  13. ^ "WORKSHOP ON PLANT DIVERSITY HELD". Report from the Assam Tribune brought to you by HT Syndication Hindustan Times – via HighBeam (subscription required). 23 November 2008. Archived from the original on 20 February 2016. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  14. ^ "Joyanti Chutia | PhD | Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology, Guwahati | IASST | Division Physical Sciences". ResearchGate. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  15. ^ "Scientists unearth Assam's Muga silk's wound-healing powers". The Shillong Times. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  16. ^ "Can Indian Silk Promote Wound Healing?". Advanced Tissue. 23 January 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2019.