Shobhana Narasimhan has been elected as an International Honorary Member to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is a professor from the Theoretical Sciences Unit (TSU) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR). She has been honoured for her distinguished work in the field of sciences. She has done remarkable work on the rational design of nanomaterials, determining the affect of lowering of dimensionality and reduction of size on the properties of material.
The scholars and leaders who have distinguished themselves in the sciences, arts, humanities and public life are honoured by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Albert Einstein, Nelson Mandela and Charles Darwin are some of the previous International Honorary Members being honoured by the society.