Praveen Kumar Gorakavi

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Praveen Kumar Gorakavi
Praveen Kumar Gorakavi
Born24 May 1989 (1989-05-24) (age 29)
Alma materOsmania University[1]
Known forMultidisciplinary research
AwardsNational Bal Shree Honour
Ugadi Gavrav Puraskar
National Science Medal
Best Technologist for Disabled Empowerment
Recognition Award : Scientific Research
Appreciation Award : Design
Scientific career
FieldsChemistry, Chemical Engineering, Optical engineering, Mathematics, Physics.
InstitutionsIndian Institute of Chemical Technology
Osmania University
WebsiteThe Official Website of Gorakavi

Praveen Kumar Gorakavi (born 24 May 1989) is an Indian scientist, chemical engineer, inventor and consultant, recognised as a polymath and former child prodigy for his works in science and engineering from childhood.[1][2]

Early Life and education[edit]

Gorakavi studied chemical engineering at the Osmania University.[3][1]


Gorakavi's innovations span multiple scientific fields. He has developed a low-cost artificial limb, products for water purification, food storage, and biofuel synthesis.[citation needed] He has also designed a low-cost mechanical brailler to increase braille literacy in the developing world.[4]

Gorakavi was named Outstanding Engineer/Scientist for 2009-10 by FAPCCI[5] and is considered to be the youngest recipient of this award. Prior to this he had been awarded the Balshree by the Government of India and the state of Andhra Pradesh had conferred its Ugadi Gaurav Puraskar award.[6] He has also been named the "Best technologist – for disabled people empowerment" by Andhra Pradesh.[citation needed]

Currently, Gorakavi is working on hybrid solar energy encapsulation technology, involving solar spectrum bifurcation and subsequent concentration, as a part of doctoral studies at Indian Institute of Chemical Technology in Hyderabad, India.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c Sreedhar, Nemmani (6 June 2011). "A ‘technopreneur'in the making". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Archived from the original on 5 November 2018. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Young Judge". The Hindu. 29 May 2004. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  3. ^ Sharma, Swati (7 April 2019). "Hyderabad scientist makes it to Forbes list". Deccan Chronicle. Archived from the original on 25 April 2019. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  4. ^ Andrew Leibs. "Low-Cost Mechanical Brailler for Blind Students".
  5. ^ Venkat (2 August 2011). "FAPCCI awards by Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh". Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  6. ^ "Ugadi Gaurav Puraskar 2004". The Hindu. 22 March 2004. Retrieved 6 April 2013.

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