Thommy

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Gender MALE
Industry Technology
Occupation Scientist & Cartoonist
Location Trissur, Kerala, India, Highlands Ranch, CO, United States
Introduction While young I enjoyed sketching people around and at school I was notorious for cartooning my teachers. My first cartoon appeared in print when I was only 17 and over 2000 have now appeared in publications around the world: The Express, The Week, Onlooker & City Journal (India), India-New England, Malayalam Patram & New-Indian Express (USA), Malayalam News (UAE) & CNN. I am a scientist involved in advancing new energy technologies and earned my Ph.D from IIT-M. I am a recipient of UNESCO fellowship for promising young scientists and an author of ~ 75 papers & 15 patents. Cartooning keeps me creative in my pursuit of excellence in R&D. In 2003, Kerala Center (NY) honored me for “Extraordinary combination of talents as an Outstanding Scientist & Gifted Cartoonist”. My cartoons have won the Union of Concerned Scientists (USA)contest (2008), “Chemistry is Life” International Contest by UNESCO (2010) and Kerala Lalithakala Academy Honorable Mention Award (2011). While at IIT, I met renowned cartoonist, Shri. R.K. Laxman and inspired me pursue cartooning along with science. This what I crave to do.
Interests World Politics, Material Science, Energy Technology, Solar Energy, Battery Technologies, Superconductors, Phase Transitions, Editorial Cartoons, Sports, Music, Trissur, Kerala, IIT
Favorite Movies Gods Must be Crazy, Good Bad Ugly
Favorite Music Talat Mohamad, Yesudas, Jayachandran, Baburaj, Vayalar, Devarajan, Philip V. Francis
Favorite Books Wings of Fire by Dr. APJ Kalam, My Experiments with Truth by Mahatma Gandhi