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Research Advisory Board

Research Advisory Board

Prof. L. K. Maheshwari - Chairman - Research Board & Professor Emeritus - VGU

Prof. L. K. Maheshwari is the Professor Emeritus, Advisor to the Chancellor, BITS, Pilani. He is the Former Vice-Chancellor of BITS, Pilani. Professor Maheshwari has professional experience of over forty years in teaching, research and educational administration as Chief, Instrumentation Centre; Dean, Research & Consultancy; Deputy Director (Academic); Director, Pro-Vice Chancellor-cum-Director and Vice Chancellor, all at BITS, Pilani.

Dr. Suman Kapur - Co-Chairperson - Research Board, VGU

Dr. Suman Kapur is the Dean, Research & Consultancy at the Hyderabad Campus of BITS and joined BITS, Pilani in 2004 as Professor in the Centre for Biotechnology, Biological Sciences Group. She has worked in the capacity of Unit Chief, Community Welfare and International Relations since 1st January, 2007. Dr. Kapur and her team of a dozen research scholars has been instrumental in building a state of the art Human Genomics Laboratory at BITS, Pilani.

Dr. V. K. Chaubey

Dr. V. K. Chaubey is the Head, Dept. of Electrical & Electronics Engineering and Dept. of Electronics & Instrumentation at BITS, Pilani. He earned an M. Sc (Physics) and Ph.D from Banaras Hindu University. Dr. Chaubey is a paper setter in various Public Service Commission Examinations.

Dr. Sudhir Sachdeva

Dr. Sudhir Sachdeva is an Assistant Professor of Business Management at Farmingdale State College, New York, USA. He is also the Principal at Oyster Bridge Group. Dr. Sachdev has over twenty five years experience of working in several European and Asian international businesses. He has also been an instructor and moderator at American College and at the University of Phoenix, USA.

Dr. Rauf Ali

Dr. Rauf Ali is the Managing Trustee, Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning(FERAL) in Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu. He is one of India's leading ecologists and researchers. Last year he was a runner-up for the St. Andrews Prize for the Environment for the project titled, "Virgin Coconut Oil". Dr. Ali has been a Consultant, World Wildlife Fund International; Teaching Assistant, Harvard University, USA, and Research Assistant, Smithsonian Institution, USA. He has authored several scholarly publications. Dr. Ali earned a B.Sc.(Hons.) from BITS, Pilani and his Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Bristol, UK.

Dr. Ravindra P. Singh

Dr. Ravindra P. Singh is the Scientist at Nanotechnology Application Centre, Allahabad University. He has worked with Pusan National University and Sogang University in South Korea. His work and research interests include biochemistry, biosensors, nano biotechnology, electrochemistry, material sciences and applications of biosensors in biomedical, environmental, agricultural and forensics. Dr. Singh did his B. Sc. from Allahabad University and his M.Sc and Ph.D in Biochemistry from Lucknow University.

Dr. Shashwat Sharad

Dr. Shashwat Sharad is the Postdoctoral Fellow from the Centre for Prostate Disease Research, USA. His research focuses on the regulation, expression and functions of prostate cancer associated genes. Dr. Sharad obtained his Master of Microbiology degree and completed his Ph.D. in neurobiochemistry from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, India in 2007.