Global Energy Prize for the year 2022

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Kaushik Rajasekhar, an Indian-origin professor at the University of Houston, has won the prestigious Global Energy Prize for the year 2022.

Important facts

  • He has won the award for his outstanding contribution to transportation electrification and energy efficiency technologies while reducing energy generation emissions.

  • Out of a record 119 nominations from 43 countries, only three people were selected for the honour, presented by the Global Energy Association.

  • Rajashekhar has been announced as the 2022 prize winner by Viktor Orlov, chief expert at the Centre for Innovative Technologies (Rosatom in Russia) and a pioneer in thermonuclear physics.

  • The award ceremony will be held during the Russian Energy Week in Moscow on 12-14 October 2022.

About Global Energy Prize 

  • It was founded in 2002 at the initiative of a Nobel Prize in Physics laureate Zhores Alferov.

  • The media and the professional community consider it "the biggest Russian award" and "one of the biggest in the world".

  • The prize is awarded by the President of Russia or "a person authorised by the president".

  • This award was given for the first time in the year 2003.

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