List of Honors & Awards



2020 Top 40 Under 40 Most Influential Asian Australian Leadership Award, Asia Link


2021 Global Talent Independent (GTI) Visa Program Grant by the Australian Government

GTI program is a highly competitive program that provides a streamlined visa and immigration (citizenship) pathway to bring globally mobile, highly-qualified, experienced, and exceptionally talented (“specialized”) individuals with an international record of exceptional and outstanding achievement to work and live permanently in Australia.

2021 Paul Harris Fellow Recognition, Rotary International/Rotary Club of Sydney

2021 Rotary Club of Sydney’s recognition for youth leadership and service.

Expertscape Global (2021-2022) – Top 0.52%, 0.38%, 0.34%, 0.51%, 0.46%, and 2.2% globally of experts in the fields of Perfusion, Stroke, Cerebrovascular Disorders, Central Nervous System Diseases, Cardiovascular Diseases, and COVID-19, respectively.  


Scholar in Residence AAHCI Fellowship 2020, Washington DC, USA


Finalist, NSW Health Pathology Statewide 2019 Awards in the “Recognising the Pioneering Spirit Category”, Newcastle, Australia


First Prize, Battle of the Mentors, Health Beyond Showcase, South Western Sydney
Local Health District and Ingham Institute, Liverpool, Australia.

2018 Finalist, Clinical Safety and Quality Awards, South West Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD).

2017 and Prior

2017 Nomination for Best Thesis Award at Health Services & Policy Research Conference, Australia.

2014 Nomination for “Young Investigator Awards oral paper category” at Brain Ischemia Conference, Rome, Italy.

2013 Clinical Research Fellowship and Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) & Centre for Translational Neuroscience & Mental Health (CTNMH) Top-Up Scholarship, University of Newcastle, Australia.

2013-2016 International Doctoral
Fellowship, School of Public Health & Medicine, University of Newcastle, Australia, 2013-2016.

2013 Travel Grant, Hunter New England (HNE) Health, Newcastle for Stroke Society of Australasia (SSA) Annual Meeting, Hamilton Islands, Australia

2012 EU Marie Curie Fellowship, St Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, Netherlands.

2010 International Talent Program (ITP) in Medicine & Life Sciences, Dutch Ministry of Health and Hyphen Projects/BCFJobs
One among the top 50 top clinician and biomedical scientists selected from all over the world; Nijmegen, Utrecht & Amsterdam, Netherlands.

2009 Prof AR Rao Memorial Young Scientist Award
Award for outstanding contributions to translational research/medicine, School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India (December 21, 2019).

2009 Travel Bursary & Visiting Scholarship, Max Planck Institute, Gottingen, Germany.

2009 Visiting Fellowship, Helmholtz Institute Munich, Munich, Germany.

2008 Spanish Ministry of Health Award Fellowship, DGA (Diputación General de Aragón), Ministry of Health and Education, Gobierno de Aragón, Spain.

2007 International Merit Scholarship, Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain

2007 International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) Scholarship

2007 ISI Foundation, University of Torino, Italy Scholarship

2007 Young Scientist Colloquium Award Paper Nomination, at Annual Conference of Indian Academy of Neurosciences (IAN), Lucknow, India

2007 Second Prize, Best Poster Presentation, Bio Bangalore 2007, Bangalore, India

2007 Indo-US Full Scholarship, and Travel Award, Workshop on Mathematical Aspects of Neuroscience, Indian Institute of Science (IISC), Bangalore, India
Funded jointly by the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum, Department of Science and Technology (DST), and Défense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Government of India.

2006 First Prize, Best Poster Presentation, Bio Bangalore 2006 at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

2006 Oral Presentation (invited) at NASA Idaho Space Young Scientist Consortium, Idaho, USA

2004 First Prize, Best Paper Presentation at the XXI Inter-Collegiate Maths Colloquium, Anna University, Madras, India

1999 CSIR Student Research Associate Fellowship Award

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