In 2017, Dr Prashant Ghediya received the opportunity to further his research career in Australia as part of the Chennupati and Vidya Jagadish Visiting Scholarship and Fellowship Awards. The award gives early career researchers and students from developing countries the chance to travel to the Research School of Physics at Australian National University (ANU) to pursue collaborative research for up to 12 weeks. Here, he shares more about his experience and how it has influenced his work since.
What motivated you to apply for the Chennupati and Vidya Jagadish Visiting Scholarship and Fellowship Awards? I wanted to apply for a Chennupati and Vidya Jagadish Visiting Fellowship so that my research could gain recognition at an international level and also to further my work using the latest facilitaties available at ANU. I feel proud to have been awarded a Fellowship, and am most grateful to Prof. Chennupati Jagadish, a Distinguished Professor of Physics, for initating the award alongside his family. Professor Jagadish invited me to visit ANU without any conditions, providing me with an exceptional learning platform. This visit also marked my very first time visiting a western country.
Can you tell us about your experience with the Fellowship – how did it support your research goals? This fellowship was a turning point in my life as I published two papers with Prof. Jagadish and his team within my short visit to ANU.