Speakers' Profile
Day 2 - Thursday, 9th December 2010
'Nano for Young' Programme
Dr. Shanti Nair
Director, Amrita Center for Nanosciences
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences
Profile: Dr. Shantikumar Nair is Dean of Research, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (University) and Director of Amrita Centre for Nannosciences, both located at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences Healthcare campus of the university. Dr. Nair received his BTech from IIT Mumbai and his M.S. and doctorate degrees from Columbia University, New York, USA. He was subsequently professor Materials Science at the University of Massachusets for 20 years before returning to serve India in 2006 and head Amrita Centre for Nanosciences. He is a past recipient of the Presidential Young Investigator Award from the US President for research in novel materials. Currently his research focuses on regenerative medicine, nanomedicine and energy-based devices.