Dr Nandini Bhattacharya awarded a Fellowship at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia

Nandini Bhattacharya, Lecturer in History, has been awarded a 2014-15 Herbert D Doan Fellowship in the History of the Chemical Industries at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia (CHF) for her project "The Making of an Industrial Nation: a history of the pharmaceutical and chemical industries in India".  The Fellowship involves a two-month stay at the institute next summer and a stipend of $6,000 in order to make use of the CHF's archival and intellectual resources.

The winning project is part of her broader project on the history of pharmaceutical industries in India, and during her stay she hopes to particularly develop the part on the convergences between chemical and drugs industries, a link that seems critical as several of the drugs manufacturing companies in India were also manufacturing industrial chemicals such as industrial alcohol and sulphuric acid. 

Dr Carin Berkowitz, Director of the CHF, congratulated Dr Bhattacharya on the award and noted that her "application was a very strong one in a year in which we had a record number of applicants."