Siddartha Khastgir

Mechanical Engineer and Engineering Evangelist

Awards

Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe 2018 – Industry

Siddartha has been recognised as part of the prestigious FORBES 30 Under 30 Europe Industry list. Siddartha joined other ‘young disruptors’ at an exclusive launch event in London on Monday 22 January 2018, to celebrate the brightest young entrepreneurs and breakout talent in Europe. Siddartha’s citation reads:

“Khastgir is a PhD researcher at the University of Warwick, where his work is focused on developing standards for driverless vehicles and developing test methodologies for driverless systems. He is also a UK representative to the ISO technical committee responsible for creating standards in the field of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Automated Driving.”

 

IIT Kharagpur Young Alumni Achievers Award 2018

IIT Kharagpur Director, Partha Pratim Chakrabarti, said:

“The awards were given on August 18th, Institute Foundation Day. We were deeply impressed by the high quality of achievements of the younger breed and its very good to see young stars of KGP shining so brightly all over the world.”

 

TU Automotive Rising Star of the Year 2018 – Finalist

 

TechWorks Young Engineer (Under 30) of the Year Award 2017

Siddartha Khastgir, has been declared the UK’s leading engineer under 30 at the TechWorks Awards 2017. Siddartha’s citation reads:

“Siddartha’s personal skill set, work effort and initiative are making a big difference to WMG. Whilst still at an early stage in his career, he is already recognised widely, and internationally.”

The awards celebrate the year’s key electronics innovations, people and companies from across the UK and Ireland. While these are the inaugural TechWorks Awards, they follow on from the NMI Awards, which ran from 2001 to 2016.

 

ITS UK Young Professional of the Year 2017

For his contributions to the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) sector in the UK and internationally, Siddartha was awarded the ITS UK Young Professional of the Year 2017 by ITS UK. His nominator Prof. Paul Jennings said:

“I nominated Siddartha for this award because his work, learning how to make autonomous vehicles trustworthy, is making an impact on the industry in a very challenging area, and at the same time his boundless enthusiasm and passion for intelligent vehicles research is inspiring engineers at all levels – from schoolchildren to senior industrialists and policy makers.”

STEM for Britain 2017

For his research contributions, Siddartha was selected among UK’s top 30 young researchers as a part of the STEM for Britain 2017 event and invited to present his research at the UK Parliament.

 

Top 3 Innovator, Goodyear ThinkGoodMobility Challenge 2016

Siddartha’s smart mobility concept, “SmartMobi” was adjudged to be among the top 3 in a pan-European competition.

 

IMechE Young Visionary of the Year 2014

Siddartha was awarded Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)’s Young Member Visionary 2014 for having demonstrated exceptional activity and commitment in engineering outreach; innovation; inspiring the next generation; or talent development, such as mentoring others.