Professor Navakanta Bhat, completed his B.E in Electronics & Communication from SJCE in 1989. Presently Professor Navakanta Bhat is the Chairperson of Centre for Nano Science and Engineering at IISc. Recently the Infosys Science Foundation (ISF) has announced the winners of the Infosys Prize 2018 and Professor Navakanta Bhat has been awarded in the Engineering and Computer Sciences category. His contributions include designing novel transistors, biosensors and ultra-precise gas sensors for space and environmental monitoring. The award includes a pure gold medal, a citation and a prize purse worth $100,000.