Dr. N. Vigneshwaran, Principal Scientist from ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology, Mumbai has been selected for the International Cotton Researchers Association (ICRA) – ASIA Young Scientist Innovation Medal - 2019 and the same will be conferred to him in the framework of the 8th meeting of the Asian Cotton and Development Network, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan during September 9-12, 2019. This award, setup by ICRA, International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC), Washington DC, USA, recognizes the young cotton researchers from Asian countries. Dr. Vigneshwaran’s research group at ICAR-CIRCOT is working in field of application of nanotechnology in cotton textiles, pulp & paper technology and composites towards the development of novel and value added products under the dynamic leadership of Dr. P. G. Patil, Director ICAR-CIRCOT, Mumbai. The state-of-the-Art Nanotechnology facility at ICAR-CIRCOT caters to the need of cutting edge research, specialized trainings, incubation & entrepreneurship development. Dr. P. G. Patil felicitated Dr. N. Vigneshwaran on this occasion.