Dr. Sai Gautam Gopalakrishnan has been selected as an “Associate” by the Indian Academy of Sciences (IASc), Bengaluru. Established by Sir C. V. Raman, IASc is a prestigious collection of Indian scientists and researchers with the main objective of promoting the progress and upholding the cause of science. The Associate program of IASc is aimed at identifying promising young scientists and motivating them to excel further. A maximum of 100 associates, across the disciplines of basic and applied sciences, and engineering, are on the role of IASc at any point. 2022 saw the selection of 17 researchers as Associates. As an associate, Sai Gautam will play an active role in the activities of the academy, including hosting summer internship fellows, editing journals of the academy, hosting workshops, etc.