Dassault Systemes under their La Foundation India which funds specific fundamental research activities, is a prestigious award from Dassault Systemes offered to select few institutes across the country. PESU is one among 3 such institutes funded by the La Foundation this year and only one in Karnataka state. The project comes under the broad category of computational material science. In particular the work being done at PESU is titled “Powering the world by Artificial Photosynthesis - A clean and sustainable energy solution’’. Work will also involve using Dassault Systemes proprietary software BIOVIA being developed specifically for work related to computational material science and computational chemistry. PESU is proud to associate itself on such fundamental research activities with Dassault Systemes Foundation and thank La Foundation for the opportunity.