Functionaries

The Diamond Jubilee Faculty Alumni Network (FAN) Symposium (US)

Date: Saturday, 13th October 2018

Venue: The Koret Taube Conference Center, SIEPR, John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Building,
366 Galvez St, Stanford, CA 94305

Profiles 

Devang Khakhar
Director,
Professor, Chemical Engineering,
IIT Bombay

Educational Qualifications:

  • B.Tech, IIT Delhi, 1981
  • Ph.D, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1986

Research Interests:

  • Research interests include mechanics of
  • granular materials and polymer processing

Awards/ Recognitions:

  • Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize (1997),
  • Swarnajayanti Fellowship (1998),
  • Excellence in Teaching Award IITB
  • Mathur Award for Research Excellence

Prasanna Majumdar
Deputy Director, Finance and External Affairs (FEA),
Professor, Aerospace Engineering,
IIT Bombay

Educational Qualifications:

  • B Tech., Aeronautical Engineering, IIT Bombay 1981
  • M Tech., Aeronautical Engineering, IIT Bombay, 1983
  • Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, IIT Bombay, 1988

Research Interests:

  • Vibrations and Structural Dynamics, Structural Stability,
  • Aeroelasticity and Aeroservoelasticity, Composite Structures,
  • Experimental Techniques, Aerospace System Design,
  • Multidisciplinary Design Optimization, Aeroelastic and
  • Aeroservoelastic Optimization, MDO Software Development,
  • MAV/UAV development

Awards/ Recognitions:

  • Shri H. H. Lala & Smt J. H. Lala Teaching Excellence Award, Dept of Aerospace Engg, IIT Bombay, 2011
  • Excellence in Teaching Award,IIT Bombay, 2010
  • Excellence in Aerospace Teaching Award, Aeronautical Society of India, 2009
  • DB Research Excellence Award, presented at the Aeronautics Research & Development Board Silver Jubilee Celebration, NAL Bangalore, May, 1996

Suhas Joshi
Rahul Bajaj Chair Professor,
Mechanical Engineering,
IIT Bombay

Educational Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. - Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay, 1997
  • M.E. - Manufacturing Technology, National Institute
  • of Technology, Tiruchirapalli, 1991
  • B.E. - Production Engineering, V. J. T. I., Bombay, 1988
Research Interests:
  • Ultra-precision machining (UPM) processes,
  • Modelling and machining of 'difficult to machine' materials,
  • Modelling and development of micro-machining processes,
  • Laser micro-machining, LIGA, Nano-polishing

Awards/ Recognitions:

  •  2002-BOYS CAST Fellowship by Department of Science and Techno., Govt. of India
  •  2008-Dr. P.K. Patwardhan Technology Development Award of IIT Bombay for 'Development of Tool-based Micromachining for Development of micro components'
  •  2008-Best Faculty Award, Mechanical Engineering Department, IIT Bombay

Krishna P. Kaliappan
Dean of Faculty Affairs (FA)
Professor, Department of Chemistry,
IIT Bombay

Educational Qualifications:

  • Ph.D., Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 1997
  • M.Sc., Madurai Kamraj University, 1990

Research Interests:

  • Total Synthesis of Biologically Active Natural Products
  • Synthesis of Natural Product like Molecules Design and
  • Synthesis of Novel Hybrid Natural Products Development
  • of New Chiral Ligands for Asymmetric Synthesis Organocatalysis.

Awards/ Recognitions:

  • A.V. Rama Rao Foundation Lecture at JNCASR, Bengaluru (2018)
  • Prof. S. C. Bhattacharyya Award for Excellence in Pure Sciences at IIT Bombay (2017)
  • Juliot Visiting Professor at ESPCI, Paris (2016)
  • Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences (2016)
  • Professor C. N. R. Rao National Prize in Chemical Sciences (2015)
  • Advisory Board Member of "Chemistry: an Asian Journal" (2014)
  • Member-Synthesis Sub Committee-IUPAC, Organic and Biomolecular Division III (2014)
  • Advisory Board Member of "Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry Journal" (2013-)
  • Chairman, ICOS 21, held at IIT Bombay (2016)
  • CRSI Bronze Medal (2013)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award (IIT Bombay-2011)
  • IIT Bombay Best Research Paper Award (2009)
  • Swarnajayanti Fellowship (2006-07)
  • B. M. Birla Science Prize for Chemistry (2006)
  • Vice President, RSC West India Section (2012-2014)
  • Professor S. Sivasubramaniam Endowment Lecture, Madurai Kamaraj University (2007)
  • Professor S. Swaminathan Endowment Lecture, University of Madras (2003)
  • DAE Young Scientist Research Grant Award (2002)
  • International Foundation for Science (Sweden) Research Grant Award (2002, 2004 & 2006)
  • BH Iyer Medal of Organic Chemistry, Department, IISc for the best Ph.D. Thesis (1997)
  • Awarded the Certificate of Merit from C.S.I.R. for being one among the top six candidates in Chemical Sciences in the Joint CSIR-UGC Test, 1990
  • T.P. Meenakshi Sundaram Prize (Gold Medal) from Madurai Kamaraj University in M.Sc (Chemistry)

Memberships and Fellowships of Societies:

  • Elected Fellow: Indian Academy of Sciences (FASc) since 2016
  • Elected Fellow: Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC, London) since 2008
  • Member: Synthesis Sub Committee of IUPAC since 2014
  • Member: American Chemical Society since 1999
  • Life Member: Chemical Research Society of India since 2002
  • Member: NOST Council (2010)

Soumyo Mukherji
Dean of Student Affairs (SA)
Professor, Biosciences and Bioengineering
IIT Bombay

Educational Qualifications:

  • B Tech., Aeronautical Engineering, IIT Bombay 1981
  • M Tech., Aeronautical Engineering, IIT Bombay, 1983
  • Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, IIT Bombay, 1988

Research Interests:

  • Vibrations and Structural Dynamics, Structural Stability,
  • Aeroelasticity and Aeroservoelasticity, Composite Structures,
  • Experimental Techniques, Aerospace System Design,
  • Multidisciplinary Design Optimization, Aeroelastic and
  • Aeroservoelastic Optimization, MDO Software Development,
  • MAV/UAV development

Awards/ Recognitions:

  • Shri H. H. Lala & Smt J. H. Lala Teaching Excellence Award, Dept of Aerospace Engg, IIT Bombay, 2011
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, IIT Bombay, 2010
  • Excellence in Aerospace Teaching Award, Aeronautical Society of India, 2009
  • DB Research Excellence Award, presented at the Aeronautics Research & Development Board Silver Jubilee Celebration, NAL Bangalore, May, 1996