K.V.S.N. Raju, senior scientist in organic coatings and polymers division of Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) here, has bagged the prestigious “Akzo Nobel Excellence Award for coating research and promotion 2010-11”. Dr. Raju was chosen for the award given away by the Society for Surface Protective Coatings India for his significant contribution for the development of eco-friendly and functional organic coatings. –Staff Reporter