Functionaries FAN 2018

Faculty Alumni Network
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

The Indian FAN Symposium 2018 on Smart and Sustainable Cities

January 20, 2018

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

Petety V. Balaji
Dean - Research and Development (R&D),
Professor, Biosciences and Bioengineering,
IIT Bombay

Educational Qualifications:

  • B.Sc. (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics): University of Mysore
  • M.Sc. (Biochemistry): University of Mysore
  • Ph.D. Indian Institute of Science of Bangalore, 1991

Research Interests:

  • Computational Biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Glycobiology
    • Specific research area: Annotating the molecular functions of enzymes involved in glycosylation in bacteria, identifying structural templates for substrate recognition based on sequence and 3D structure data of protein

Awards/ Recognitions:

  • Excellence in Teaching award, IIT Bombay

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

Abhay Karandikar
Dean - Faculty Affairs (FA)
Institute Chair Professor, Electrical Engineering,
IIT Bombay

Educational Qualifications:

  • BE (Jiwaji University), Gwalior
  • MTech (IIT Kanpur)
  • PhD (IIT Kanpur)

Research Interests:

  • Quality of Service and Resource Allocation in Wired/Wireless Networks
  • Frugal 5G and Rural Broadband
  • Resource Allocation, Mobility Management and Dual Connectivity in Heterogeneous Wireless Network
  • Device to Device Communication
  • Software Defined Networking
  • TV White Space and its Potential for Affordable Broadband Access in India

Awards/ Recognitions:

  • Winner of Mozilla Open Innovations Challenge for our Gram Marg solution for Rural Broadband. 98 submissions were made from 27 countries and our solution was adjudged as the best in a presentation in New York and declared Winner on 29th March 2017 in Brussels.
  • IEEE Standards Medallion awarded by IEEE Standards Association, USA for accomplishments that have resulted in revolutionary changes to Indian Technology, Policy and Standardization in December 2016 in New Jersey, USA.
  • Award for Excellence in Teaching, IIT Bombay 2011.
  • Award for Excellence in Teaching, IIT Bombay 2006.
  • IIT Bombay Research Award for Impactful Research, 2017.
  • VASVIK Industrial Research award 2013 for Electrical and Electronics Sciences and Technology.
  • National Academy of Sciences of India (NASI)-Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Award 2012 for Application Oriented Research.
  • Hari Om Ashram prerit Dr Vikram Sarabhai Research Award 2009.
  • Prof K Sreenivasan Memorial Award of IETE, 2006.
  • Prof SVC Aiya Memorial Award by Prof SVC Aiya Trust, 2006.
  • Dr PK Patwardhan Technology Development Award of IIT Bombay, 2004.
  • Best Paper award in Workshop on Indoor and Outdoor Small Cells, Modelling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks (WiOpt) 2014 held in Hammamet, Tunisia, May 12-16, 2014.
  • Finalist for the Best Paper award in National Conference on Communications (NCC) 2014 held in IIT Kanpur, February 28 – March 2, 2014.
  • Finalist (one of the three) for the Best Paper award in IEEE Local Computer Networks (LCN) 2012 held in Florida, USA, October 22-25, 2012.
  • Best Paper Award in ACM Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoC), 2009 held in Louisiana, USA, May 18-21, 2009

 

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

 

 

Ravi Sinha
Dean, Alumni and Corporate Relations (ACR),
Professor, Civil Engineering,
IIT Bombay

Educational Qualifications:

  • B. Tech., Civil Engineering, IIT Bombay, 1986
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 1987
  • Ph. D., Civil Engineering, Northwestern University, 1991

Research Interests:

  • Dynamics behaviour of structures and equipment
  • Development and design of energy absorbing and base-isolating devices
  • Earthquake resistant design and vulnerability evaluation of structures and facilities
  • Service life assessment and rehabilitation of structures
  • Vibration control of structures and equipment
  • Earthquake disaster mitigation and management
  • Experimental techniques in structural dynamics

Awards/ Recognitions:

  • Member, Civil Engineering Safety Committee, Atomic Energy Regulatory Board
  • Member of Expert Committee, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
  • Member, Earthquake Engineering Sectional Committee, Bureau of Indian Standards
  • Member, Special Structures Sectional Committee, Bureau of Indian Standards
  • Member, Expert Committee on Mass Housing, Government of Maharashtra
  • Member, Gujarat Anjar Area Development Authority, Government of Gujarat
  • Member, Core Group on Earthquake Disasters, National Disaster Management Authority