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Dr. Indira Hewlett

Designation: Branch Chief, CBER-FDA USA.

Research: Improving Safety of the Blood Supply from Transmission of HIV/AIDS and Other Emerging Blood Borne Viral and Biodefense Agents by Developing Sensitive Diagnostic Tools and Investigating Disease Pathogenesis

Prof. Govind Rao

Designation: Director, Center for Advanced Sensor                                                     Technology, UMBC, MD, USA.


 Dr. Rao’s research has focused on applications of fluorescence spectroscopy to bioprocess engineering. His lab has developed next-generation sensors for low-cost non-invasive monitoring of oxygen, pH and pCO2 in bioreactors. 

Prof. Noriyoshi Matsumi

Designation: Professor, School of Material Sciences, Japan Advances Institute of Science and Technology, Japan.

Research: Prof, Matsumi and his team are challenging research fields of high social demand such as lithium ion batteries and solar cells by means of hetero-atom chemistry.

Dr. Yordan V Kostov

Designation: Assistant Director, Center for Advanced Sensor Technology, UMBC, MD, USA.


 Dr. Kostov’s research has focused on optical and electronic instrumentation design, Biomedical sensor development and microfluidics. 

Prof. Lakshminarayanan

Designation: Professor, Soft condensed Matter Laboratory, Raman Research Institute, Bangalore.

Research focus: Self-assembled monolayers of organic thiol molecules on gold; Scanning probe microscopy- Instrumentation and applications; Nanocomposites -Physical studies of nanoparticles doped Discotic/lyotropic liquid crystalline systems; Electron transfer processes in lyotropic systems; Nanomaterials dispersed conducting polymers as electrocatalysts.

Dr. Dinesh Jagadeesan

Designation: Assistant Prof. Chemistry,

                             Indian Institute of Technology, Palakad.


 Dr. Dinesh’s research has focused on Materials Chemistry, Heterogeneous Catalysis, Environmental Catalysis. 

Dr. Koushik Venkatesan

Designation: Associate Prof. in Chemistry, 

                            Macquarie University, Australia

Research: His research broadly focuses on organic and organometallic materials chemistry. It involves the rational design and creation of novel molecular and macromolecular structures for light emitting devices (energy to light conversion), solar cells (light to energy conversion) and molecular electronic applications.

Prof. C Subramaniam

Designation: Assistant Prof., Department of Chemistry,

                             Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.


 Dr. Subbu’s research interests can be termed as "application-directed fundamental research" on the properties and behavior of materials in the nano-dimension. Specifically, I am interested to understand the transport properties (electrical, thermal and mass) of one-dimensional and two-dimensional nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, inorganic layered materials and their doped variations

Dr. Shivakiran Bhaktha

Designation: Associate Prof. in Physics,

                             Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 

Research: His research broadly focuses on randon lasers, Optofluidics and Glass photonics.

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