Samireddipalle Sripathi has been awarded the AGU Sunanda and Santimay Basu Early Career Award in Sun-Earth Systems Science. The award recognizes an individual scientist from a developing nation for making outstanding contributions to research in Sun-Earth systems science that further the understanding of both plasma physical processes and their applications for the benefit of society. Sripathi’s thesis is entitled “VHF radar studies of E-region plasma irregularities at low latitude.” He was formally presented with the award at the Space Physics and Aeronomy section dinner during the 2009 AGU Fall Meeting, held 14–18 December in San Francisco, Calif.
Sripathi received a B.S. in physics in 1995, an M.S. in physics in 1997, and an M.Tech in atmospheric sciences in 2000 from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, India. He received a Ph.D in physics from Sri Venkateswara University in 2007 under the joint supervision of P. B. Rao of National Remote Sensing Centre, Hyderabad, and S. Vijayabhaskara Rao of Sri Venkateswara University. His research interests include ionospheric physics, ionospheric electrodynamics, and ionosphere-atmosphere coupling.