Consultant Scientist (Bio-Chemistry)
Venkatesh Seshadri obtained his B.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of Madras in 1994 and his M.Sc. in Medical Biochemistry from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry in 1997. He was awarded his interdisciplinary Ph.D in Medical Biochemistry and Endocrinology at the University of Madras in 2005.
He worked as Assistant Professor at the Vellore Institute of Technology from 2004 to 2005 and then changed to the BioTech sector, working first as Life Scientist in Randox Diagnostics and from 2006 as Senior Scientist in Bhat Biotech India in the area of in-vitro diagnostics and point-of-care diagnostics. He then joined the Indian Institute of Science as Research Scientist in 2012.
His area of research includes biosensor and bioanalytes detection kit development in the field of biotechnology with a focus on affordable healthcare product development. His professional experience includes concept testing, assay development, product prototype development and validation, scaling up, commercialisation and tech transfer.
Prateek Jha, M.Sc.
Technical Associate (Mechatronics)
Prateek Jha earned his BTech in Instrumentation and Control Engineering from the Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, New Delhi and his M.Sc. (Engg) from the Department of Electrical Communication Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science.
His current research interests include Flexible/stretchable electronics, robotics, computer aided design and manufacturing, and motion control systems.
Shweta Kamath, M.Sc.
Project Assistant (Bio-Chemistry)
Shweta Kamath completed her M.Sc. in Biochemistry from Maharani’s Science College, Bangalore.
Her research interests include working on in vitro diagnostic kit development for the quantification of blood glucose. She is currently working on the development of a kit for water quality analysis
Consultant Technologist (Software Engineering)
Swaminathan Vasanth Rajaraman received a Bachelors degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Anna University, Chennai and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Aalto University, Finland majoring in Mobile Computing (Services and Security). His thesis was based on optimization of LTE UE gateway for uplink video transmission.
He worked with Nomadic Labs, Ericsson Research, Finland and Data Communications Software Laboratory, Aalto University, Finland for three years on projects focusing on energy efficiency of LTE for IoT.
His interests are software product development on Android, Java and Java based platforms.
Project Assistant (Embedded Systems)
Rakshit Ramesh obtained his B.E. degree from M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology in Electronics and Communication Engineering in 2016.
He has won the Texas Instruments Innovation Challenge 2015 and stood second in KPIT Sparkle Innovation Challenge 2016. He is interested in image processing, radar signal processing and mobile application development.
Alok Rawat, M.Des.
Technical Associate (Product Design)
Alok Singh Rawat received a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Dehradun Institute of Technology, Dehradun and Master degree in Product Design and Manufacturing from the Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing at the Indian Institute of Science.
His interests are sketching, product design and development, and form Modelling.
Siddhartha Ahnihotri, B.E.
Project Assistant (Robotics)
Siddhartha Ahnihotri received his B.E. from PES University, Bangalore in Telecommunication Engineering.
His research interests are drones, ground robots, computer vision and autonomous systems based on ROS. He is currently assigned to the CPS/Robotics lab and the research project on autonomous coordinated navigation of drones.