Meet Our Mentors

The Advisory board has been entrusted with the task of envisioning Nanotechnology progress areas and deciding ways in which NSTC can provide the best service and quality offerings to its stakeholders.
Their experience and insights will be invaluable in giving us the necessary thrust and direction.

Major Key Roles 

Constructive feedback and strategic direction
Consultancy relevant to industrial needs.
Guidance over customized curriculums.
Mentorship in training Programs and events

Advisory Board Panel of NSTC

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NANOTECHNOLOGY

Prof. Himadri B. Bohidar

NCEAN, TERI-Deakin, Nanobiotechnology Center, Gurgaon

Dr. Himadri B. Bohidar is currently associated with National Center for Excellence in Agro- nanotechnology TERI-Deakin Nanobiotechnology Center, Gurgaon, NCR. He received his Ph.D. Degree in Physics from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 1981 and earned Academic Experience of 31 years in Teaching & Research. Then earned Administrative Experience in JNU for 8 Years. He is having 12 Years of Administrative Experience at National Level. His Area of Expertise includes Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Nano-bio interface science, Soft Matter Science, Polymer Physics, Biophysics. He has 221(h index: 28) Publications in International Journals and author of 2 Books i.e., Polymer Physics and Molecular Biophysics: Cambridge University Press, 2014, UK, and Self-Assembly of Nanoparticles: Wiley- VCH, Berlin, Germany, 2017). He has filed 9 Patents (one granted). He has supervised 23 Ph.D. students in his career till now. Externally funded Projects Handled is of Rs. 207 lakhs (from DST, DBT and SERB).

Dr. SHIV SINGH

Scientist, CSIR-Advanced Materials and Process Research Institute

Dr Shiv Singh is a Scientist and Assistant Professor at the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research-Advanced Materials and Process Research Institute. He received his Ph.D. Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur in 2015 and earned his postdoctoral from the Korea Institute of Materials Science, South Korea. Then worked as a DST INSPIRE Faculty in CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow for 3 Years. He is having ~8 Years of Experience in the field of Nanomaterials & Electrochemistry. His Area of Expertise includes: Microbial fuel cell, Microbial electrolysis cell, CO 2 reduction, Electrochemical sensors etc. He is the author of approximately 50 prestigious journals with an average Impact factor ~9, Also recipient of many Grants, awards etc from International and National authorities (DST, CSIR, European Union etc).

Dr. Mohd. Zamir Pakhuruddin

Director, Institute of Nano Optoelectronics Research and Technology at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia.

Dr. Mohd Zamir Pakhuruddin is currently the Director at Institute ofNano Optoelectronics Research and Technology (INOR) and a lecturer at School of Physics, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia. He spent about 8 years in industry as a Senior Engineer of Photolithography and Sputtering (R&D) in SilTerra and Fuji Electric, Kulim Hi-Tech Park respectively. He received his PhD in Photovoltaics Engineering at University of New South Wales(UNSW), Australia. His expertise is in Photovoltaic materials and devices (PVMD). His current research includes black silicon, perovskite and organic solar cells for conventional, solar windows and indoorphotovoltaic applications. To date, he has published more than 40 research papers in the field of photovoltaic. He has been a keynote speaker and an invited speaker in international conferences, seminars and trainings on topics related to the physics of solar cells, optics and light-trapping, photovoltaic technologies andphotovoltaic manufacturing. He is a Professional Technologist (Ts.) in Green Technology, which is awarded by Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT).

Dr. DebasisH Sarkar

Professor, Department of Ceramic Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India

Dr. Debasish Sarkar is a Professor in the Department of Ceramic Engineering at the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India. He received his Ph.D. degree in Ceramic Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India, in 2007. He earned his postdoctoral from the Korea Research Institute of Standard and Science, Daejeon, South Korea. He then worked as a Professor at NIT for 14 Years. He has 26 Years of Experience in Nanoceramics, Bioceramics, and High-Temperature Ceramics. His Area of Expertise includes: Nanoparticles, Ceramic Processing and Fabrication, Microstructure and Mechanical Properties Simulation, and Design and Analysis of Structural Ceramics. He is the author of peer-reviewed 65 SCI publications, four books (CRC Press, Springer-Nature, Wiley), five book chapters, 6 National and International Patents, Govt. of India and Industry sponsored projects with a cost of more than Rs.3.5 crore, and recipient of the MRSI medal 2016, and many more.

Dr. Kingshuk Mukhopadhyay

Scientist ‘G’ / Additional Director Head, DMSRDE (DRDO), Kanpur

He received his Ph.D  Degree in Carbon based Nanomaterials from IIT, Bombay in 1997 and earned his postdoctoral from University of Namur (Belgium) 1997-1998 and Nagoya University (JAPAN) in 1998-1999 under JSPS Program. Then joined as a Research Scientist in DMSRDE, DRDO, Kanpur in 1999.  He is having 28 Years of Experience in the field of Carbon based Nanomaterials. His Area of Expertise includes: Synthesis and Application of Carbon based Nanomaterials. He is the author of 78 peer reviewed journal papers, 7 book chapters and have 19 granted patents.  He is recipient of DRDO Young Scientist Award 2001 and B. D. Bangur Award 2019 from Indian Carbon Society.

Dr. Saroj Kumar Sahu

Emeritus Scientist in CSIR-IMMT, Bhubaneswar.

Dr. Saroj Kumar Singh obtained M.Tech. & Ph.D (Materials Science) from I.I.T., Kharagpur. He retired as Professor in AcSIR, Chief Scientist, and Head of Advanced Materials Technology Department of CSIR- IMMT, Bhubaneswar, in 2016. He has contributed significantly in various fields of Materials Science and Engineering. His contribution towards the development of Advanced Materials through the thermal plasma route from ores and minerals and solid wastes generated from mineral-based industries is particularly praiseworthy. He has developed and designed various plasma reactors indigenously for the above purposes. He completed several projects in Plasma Processing as PI and team members funded by different sponsor agencies such as DST, NALCO, IRELTD, DMSRDE. CSIR, BRNS, NMDC, MoM, MoS, Vedanta Ltd., etc.

Dr. V. Gayathri 

Senior Scientist, KSCSTE- Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute (JNTBGRI), Kerala

Dr V. Gayathri is a Senior Scientist in the KSCSTE- Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute (JNTBGRI), Department of Phyto-chemistry and Phyto-pharmacology Division at the Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment (KSCSTE), Govt. of Kerala. She received her Ph.D. Degree in Biotechnology from University of Kerala in 2006 and earned her postdoctoral from Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Trivandrum, Govt. of India. Then working as a Senior Scientist in KSCSTE-Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute (JNTBGRI)Institute/University for 5 Years. She is having 15 Years of Experience in the field of Pharmacology and Material Science Her Area of Expertise includes: Plant Secondary metabolites to nanomaterials, biomaterials, Toxicology. She/he is the author of more and 20 Peer reviewed journals and recipient of any National funded Grants, 3 awards etc.

Dr. A. O. Surendranathan

Retired Professor, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering Dept., NIT, Karnataka

Dr. A. O. Surendranathan is a Retired Professor in the Metallurgical & Materials Engineering Department of National Institute of Technology Karnataka. He received his Ph. D. Degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Mangalore University in 1994. Then continued to work as a Lecturer (Senior Scale) in National Institute of Technology for 2 Years. He is having 41 Years of Experience in the field of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering. His Area of Expertise includes Powder Metallurgy, Super plasticity, Lithium Battery, and Corrosion. He is the author of a book entitled, "An Introduction to Ceramics and Refractories", recipient of 7 Project Grants. 7 awards etc.

BIOTECHNOLOGY

Dr. DEVENDRA PAL SINGH

Former Principal Scientist, Crop Protection Department, ICAR-IIWBR, Karnal

Dr. Devendra Pal Singh is a former Principal Scientist/Professor in the Crop Protection Department of IIWBR Karnal at the University/ institute of ICAR-IIWBR Karnal. He received his Ph.D. Degree in Plant Pathology from GBPUAT&T Pantnagar University in 1985. Then worked as a Principal Scientist in ICAR-Indian Institute of Wheat & Barley Research Institute/University for 28 Years. He is having 37 Years of Experience in the field of Agriculture. His Area of Expertise includes: Agriculture, Agribusiness, Organic Farming, Agronomy, Seeds, Pesticides, Natural Farming, Farm Management, Training, Digital agriculture, cereals, millets, pulses, spices, oilseeds, bast fibres, Research and Extension, Report preparation, Monitoring, Organising conferences, workshops, Editing. He is the author of 118 research papers and 5 books, recipient of FAO/UNDP, IAEA, DBT Grants, 10 awards etc.

Dr. NEELU NAWANI

Professor and Incharge, Microbial Diversity Research Centre, Dr. D. Y. Patil Biotechnology & Bioinformatics Institute, Tathawade, Pune

Dr. Neelu Nawani is a Professor and Incharge in the microbial Diversity Centre, Dr. D. Y. Patil Biotechnology & Bioinformatics Institute, Pune, India. She received her Ph.D. Degree in Microbiology from University of Pune, Pune and earned her postdoctoral experience as Scientist and Research Associate from University of Pune itself. She was awarded the title of “Peace Ambassador to United Kingdom” at the hands of Hon’ble Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam. She has more than 25 years of research and teaching experience in Environmental and Health Biotechnology. Her Area of Expertise include Environmental, Health and Medical Biotechnology. She has successfully completed 13 research projects funded by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sweden and DST and DBT, Government of India with project value of nearly 20 crores. To date, she has 102 publications and 252 technical abstracts to her credit, 08 patents (Indian, PCT, US patents), edited 05 journal volumes and 02 books. 

Dr. Atul Vashist

Principal Scientist, Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), Faridabad, Haryana

Dr. Atul Vashist is a Principal Scientist in the Department of Infection and Immunology, Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), Faridabad, Haryana, India. He received his Ph.D. Degree in Biotechnology from National JALMA Institute for Leprosy and Other Mycobacterial Diseases, Agra and earned his postdoctoral from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and Cornell University, Ithaca, USA. He has more than 15 years of research and teaching experience for conducting laboratory sessions in Microbial Genetics, Molecular Biology and Recombinant DNA Technology. His Area of Expertise include infectious diseases, molecular biology, protein chemistry, mycobacteriology, nuclear medicine, hydrogel technology. To date, he is the author of 20 research articles published in peer reviewed international Journals and authored Five Book Chapters etc.

ARCHITECTURE

Dr. JANMEJOY GUPTA

Dean, Research, University of School of Planning & Architecture, Vijaywada

Dr. Janmejoy Gupta, is the Dean in the Department of Architecture at the University of School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada, (An Institute of National Importance under Ministry of Education, Government of India), Andhra Pradesh, India. He received his Ph.D. Degree in Architecture from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi (Deemed to be University) in 2017. Then worked as an Assistant Professor (2011-2018) and then Associate Professor (2018-till date) in Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi and School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada, respectively for 12 Years. Inclusive of 6 years of Industrial Experience, he is having total 18 Years of Experience in the field of Architecture, Sustainable Architecture and Urban Planning. His Area of Expertise includes: Energy-Efficient Buildings, Thermal Performance of Buildings, Climate Responsive Architecture, Passive Design Startegies in Built Forms, Natural Ventilation, Green Buildings, Sustainable Urban Forms, Sustainable Urban Planning and Vernacular Architecture. He is recipient ofmany key Grants, awards, Achievements. To date, he is the author of 25 research articles published in peer reviewed international Journals,  author of 1 Book, 1 Monograph and 3 Book Chapters etc.

Computer Sciences

Dr. Lovleen gaur

Professor, Amity University, Noida, India 

Dr. Lovleen Gaur is a Professor, Amity University, Noida, India, Adjunct Professor, School of Computer Science, Taylor’s University, Malaysia and Adjunct Professor, Graduate Business School, University of the South Pacific, Fiji. She has received a Ph.D. in computer application from Jodhpur National University in 2011. Then worked as an Professor at three major National/ International Universities of repute. She is having total approx 19 Years of Experience in the field of advanced-era specialized courses, including Predictive Analytics, Data Visualization, Social Network Analytics, Deep Learning, Power BI, Digital Marketing and Digital Innovation. Her Area of Expertise includes: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, Internet of Things, Data Analytics and Business Intelligence. She has introduced courses related to the Artificial Intelligence specialization including, Predictive Analytics, Deep and Reinforcement learning etc. To date, she is the author of 33 research articles published in peer reviewed international Journals, author of 1Book, 28 Conference Papers, and 2Book Chapters etc.

Miscellaneous

Prof. S.A. Abbasi

Emeritus Scientist, Centre for Pollution Control and Environmental Engineering, Pondicherry University

Prof S. A. Abbasi has been a Full University Professor and centre director during 1987-2015 and is an Emeritus Professor since then. Prior to it he was Head-in-charge of the Water Quality & Environment Division at the Centre for Water Resources, Kozhikode (1979-87), and a Visiting-cum-Adjunct Professor at California State University (1984-1987). He has also been a Visiting Professor at the universities of Minnesota, Florida, California−Berkeley, Malaya and Al-Ahsa. With 46 books, over 400 papers in indexed journals, 10 patents, over 19,500 citations and a Hirsch Index currently at 75, Prof Abbasi is among the world’s foremost experts in the fields of process safety and environmental engineering. In the recent Stanford University study, he was ranked among the world’s top 0.5% scientists, and among the top 100 Indian scientists, independent of the area of specialisation. Among numerous coveted honours and awards received by him are the National Design Award in Environmental Engineering, the IPCL award for Safety and Hazard Management in Petroleum Industries, the National Hydrology Award, the International Desalination Association’s prize, and fellowships of the National Academy of Sciences and the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers

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BIOTECHNOLOGY

Dr. Vipin Singh

Ph.D. - CCMB, Hyderabad, Post Doctoral Fellow - 2019-20, IBENS, Paris

Dr. Vipin Singh is a former Associate Professor in the University Institute of Biotechnology, Chandigarh University, Mohali, India. He received his Ph.D. Degree in Biotechnology from Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad and earned his postdoctoral from Institute of Biology, Ecole Normal Superior, IBENS – Paris. He has more than 11 years of research and teaching experience in Genome data analysis, Molecular biology, Bioinformatics. His Area of Expertise include Molecular Biology, rDNA Technology, Genetics, Genomics and Proteomics, Bioinformatics -NGS Data Analytics, PERL, R, Python, Awk, Biopython. To date, he has been the resource person for 10 Workshops, the author of 9 research articles published in peer reviewed international Journals etc.

Dr. GAURAV MUDGAL

Associate Professor, University Institute of Biotechnology, Chandigarh University, Mohali, Punjab

Dr. GAURAV MUDGAL is an Associate Professor in the University Institute of Biotechnology within Chandigarh University, Mohali, Punjab. Previous to this he headed science clusters at Auronya College, Pondicherry and Mangalayatan University, Aligarh. He is a La Caixa fellow, and received his Ph.D. Degree in Molecular Biosciences with the highest distinction from the Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain in 2014 with his work on molecular biology of coronavirus-host interactions realized at the CSIC center of excellence -National Center of Biotechnology. He had previously worked as a nationally recruited scientific officer at the CGIAR headquarters of ICRISAT in Hyderabad and had handled many projects related to transgenic crop developments. He is having 16 years of research experience in biotechnology. His area of Expertise includes: Molecular biology of virus-host interactions, plant-microbe interaction, plant and animal biodiversity, underutilized crop translations and bioremediation. He is the author of many publications with the journals like PLOS, MDPI, Nature, Springer, Elsevier and Taylor & Francis and a recipient of a core research grant of 4.3 million INR for his work on DNA barcoding and morphometrics on Indian tardigrades.

Dr K. Binita Chandra

Senior Consultant, Nitya Enterprises Solutions

Dr K. Binita Chandra is a Sr. consultant in Nitya Enterprises Solutions. She received her Ph.D. Degree in 2018 from Bansthali University, and earned her postdoctoral from AIIMS, New Delhi, working as a Senior research Fellow and Scientist B. She is having 9 Years of Experience in the field of Clinical Proteomics. Her Area of Expertise includes: clinical proteomics, protein biochemistry, chromatographic techniques, westron blotting, ELISA immunohistochemistry and genomics. She is the author of several peer reviewed international papers, recipient of DST Women Scientist (SR, WOS-A/LS-232/2009) under the Women Scientists Scheme (WOS-A) for Research in Basic/Applied Sciences, and received best poster presentation award for Exploring Differential Salivary Proteome in search of Early Screening Markers of Ovarian Cancer" in Global Conference on Reproductive Health with focus on occupational, environmental and life style factors and 29th Annual Meeting of the Indian Society for the study of Reproduction and Fertility (ISSRF), held on 22nd- 24th February, 2019 at JNU, New Delhi etc.

Computer Sciences

Dr. cHITRA dHAWALE

Professor, Datta Meghe Institute of Education and Research

Dr. Chitra Dhawale is a Professor in the Science and Technology Department of Datta Meghe Institute of Education and Research (Deemed to be University). She received her Ph.D. Degree in Computer Science from S.G.B.Amravati University in 2009. She is having 25+ years of teaching and research experience in computer science. Her area of Expertise includes: Data Science, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Python Programming, R Programming, Tableau. She/he is the author of 02 books, 08 book chapters and 78 research papers.

Dr. Muhamad Kamal Mohammed Amin

Academic Consultant, Global Solution United, Malaysia

Dr. Muhamad Kamal Mohammed Amin is an Academic consultant at Global Solution United, a company established to serve students in their scholarly research. He received his Ph.D. Degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering from University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom in 2009. He was a Senior Lecturer in the Electronic Systems Engineering Department of Malaysia-Japan Institute of Technology at the University Technology of Malaysia (UTM) Kuala Lumpur campus, Malaysia. He worked in Malaysia-Japan Institute of Technology at the University Technology of Malaysia (UTM) Kuala Lumpur campus, Malaysia for 11 Years and had served the Institute as the Head of Electronic Systems Engineering Department and headed the Bio-inspired System Technology Research Group. He is having more than 10 years Experience in the field of Computer Science and Engineering and his Area of Expertise includes Machine Learning, Neuroscience, Neural Networks and Cognitive Psychology. He has authored several academic publication in these fields and recipient of international and national Grants and various faculty awards etc.

LAW

MS. BIJETRI ROY

Managing Director at Institute for Pioneering Insightful Research & Edutech Pvt Ltd (InsPIRE)

Ms. Bijetri Roy is Managing Director at Institute for Pioneering Insightful Research & EdutechPvt Ltd (InsPIRE). She received her LLM. Degree in Public International Law from Queen Mary University of London. She has 7.5 years of Experience in the field of Banking Law, Climate Change andAdvisory. Her Area of Expertise includes: Climate Change Law & Policy, Banking Law, ProjectFinance Legal Advisory.

MISCELLENEAOUS

Dr. Shama Parveen

Sustainability Officer, Kognoz Research and Consultancy Pvt. Ltd., Gurugram, India

Dr Shama Parveen is a Sustainability Consultant at Kognoz Consultancy Pvt. Ltd., Gurugram and Gender Equality Advisor at GreenLungs Earth Foundation, Faridabad. She has received her Ph.D. Degree in Environmental Ethics from Jawaharlal Nehru University in 2019 and is working on her postdoctoral research proposal entitled, “Ecology of Gender”. She was a lecturer at Jawaharlal Nehru University from 2017-2018, NavGurukul Social Welfare Foundation, Delhi from June 2022- December 2022. She is having 15 Years of Experience in the field of teaching, environmental sustainability, counselling and social work. Her Area of Expertise includes: Academic teaching, Environmental consultancy, Personality Development Coach, Curriculum development and Counselling. She is the author of “Ecology as a Political Theory”, “Can there be a long-term solution to ecological crisis?”, “The root cause of Ecological Crisis: Anthropocentrism”. 

Mr. Amit Kumar

Master Trainer & Principal Consultant 

Mr. Amit Kumar is a Master trainer & Principal consultant working in the area of Lean Six Sigma, Operational excellence. He is having more than 14 years of Experience in the field of Lean Six Sigma, Operational excellence, worked both India & abroad. His Area of Expertise includes process improvement in Manufacturing, Services, Garments, IT/ITES, Automobile. He is also a trainer on various Lean Six Sigma topics like Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt with many organizations like Henry Harvin, Simplilearn, National Productivity Council and Quality Council of India.

Dr. Mohammad Rafiq Lone

Senior Assistant Professor

Dr. Mohammad Rafiq Lone is a Senior Assistant Professor in Business Management in the Department of Commerce at Government Degree College Sumbal (J&K), affiliated to University of Kashmir. He received his Ph.D. Degree in Business Management from the University of Kashmir in 2022. He has a teaching experience of more than 12 years at UG/PG level and has delivered lectures in many Colleges and Universities all across India. He is also a certified corporate trainer and has worked for corporates before joining academics. In 2016, he was awarded with Accredited Management Teacher certification from All India Management Association (AIMA New Delhi). He is also a lifetime member of Indian Institute of Banking and Finance. He is the author of book titled ‘Basic concepts in Foreign Trade’ published by Beyond-Leer Publishing House India. 

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