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Mr. Sam Pitroda, Chairman

Sam Pitroda is an internationally respected development thinker, policy maker, telecom inventor and entrepreneur, who spent over four decades in Information and Communications Technology. Read More

Mr. Arun Maira

Arun Maira was appointed a Member of the Planning Commission in the Government of India in 2009. Read More

Dr. K. Kasturirangan

For over nine years until 2003, Dr. Kasturirangan steered the Indian Space programme as Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Read More

Dr. Ramesh Mashelkar

Dr. R.A. Mashelkar, CSIR Bhatnagar Fellow, is presently also the President of Global Research Alliance, a network of publicly funded R&D institutes from Asia-Pacific, Europe and USA with over 60,000 Read More

Mr. Kiran Karnik

Kiran Karnik held the office of President of NASSCOM, the premier trade body for the IT software and services industry in India, till 2008. Read More

Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty

Dr. Devi Shetty is a renowned cardiac surgeon and his team has pioneered neo-natal cardiac surgery. Read More

Mr. R. Gopalakrishnan

R. Gopalakrishnan has worked for thirty one years in Hindustan Unilever, and for twelve years in Tata. Read More

Ms. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

A successful technocrat of global standing, Ms. Shaw heads India Read More

Mr. Shekhar Kapur

Shekhar Kapur is considered one of India’s most visionary film directors. Read More

Mr. Saurabh Srivastava

Saurabh Srivastava, Chairman of CA Technologies, India, is one of India Read More

Dr. Anil K. Gupta

Presently, Dr. Gupta is a Professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and Visiting Professor of Innovation Management in Emerging Markets, European Business School, Berlin. Read More

Dr. Sujatha Ramdorai

Sujatha Ramdorai is Professor at the School of Mathematics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR). She has been with TIFR since 1985. Read More

Mr. Chandrajit Banerjee

Mr Banerjee has held several senior posts with the CII for twenty two years (in all four regions of CII). He has been the Director General of CII since 2008. Read More

Dr. Samir Brahmachari

Dr. Samir K. Brahmachari Ph.D., former Professor, IISc, Bangalore; Founder-Director, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, (CSIR) Delh. Read More

Dr. Sanjay Dhande

Dr. Sanjay Govind Dhande has been the Director of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur since 2001. He was the Founder Director of PDPM Indian Institute of Information Technology Design & Read More

Mr. Sam Pitroda, Chairman Mr. Arun Maira Dr. K. Kasturirangan Dr. Ramesh Mashelkar Mr. Kiran Karnik Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty Mr. R. Gopalakrishnan Ms. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw Mr. Shekhar Kapur Mr. Saurabh Srivastava Dr. Anil K. Gupta Dr. Sujatha Ramdorai Mr. Chandrajit Banerjee Dr. Samir Brahmachari Dr. Sanjay Dhande

Prof. (Dr.) Indranil Manna

Prof. (Dr.) Indranil Manna, Director of IIT Kanpur was born on January 22, 1961. Prof obtained his B.E degree from Calcutta University (B.E. College) in 1983 and M Tech degree in 1984 from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur. After a brief stint at Mishra Dhatu Nigam, Hyderabad, he joined IIT, Kharagpur in 1985 as Lecturer and rose to the position of Full Professor in 2003.

Prof Manna is a metallurgical engineer, a renowned educator and a prolific researcher. His significant contributions in the studies of amorphous/nanocrystalline Al-alloys, nano-fluid and laser/plasma assisted surface engineering greatly inspired the scientific community. His early contributions in moving boundary phase transformation are still widely cited. As a teacher, Prof Manna has developed several new courses and taught subjects related to phase transformation, materials engineering, surface engineering, thermodynamics and X-ray diffraction. His research interest spans from structure-property correlation in engineering materials including synthesis/application of nano-materials, surface coating/engineering, phase transition, fuel cells, sensors, bainitic steel and mathematical modeling.

Prof Manna worked as guest scientist in several institutions of excellence and universities abroad such as Max Planck Institute at Stuttgart, Technical University of Clausthal, Nanyang Technological University, Liverpool University, University of Ulm, etc.

Prof. Manna is a recipient of INSA Medal for Young Scientists, Young Metallurgist and Metallurgist of the Year Awards, MRSI Medal, AICTE career award, DAAD and the prestigious Humboldt Fellowships. He is also a recipient of the Acta Materialia Best Referee Award for years 1999 and 2003, respectively. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Bonn appointed Prof Manna as Honorary DAAD Advisor in India for three years, INAE selected him for Indian National Academy of Engineering-All India Council of Technical Education (INAE-AICTE) Distinguished Industry Professorship for 2007-08 to work with Tata Steel, and the Indian Institute of Metals (IIM) conferred upon him the GD Birla Gold Medal for 2008.

He has published about 225 peer-reviewed papers, supervised 14 Ph.D, 35 M. Tech. and 50 B. Tech. theses, carried out 32 sponsored projects worth over Rs. 16 crore and also obtained a patent on amorphous AlCuTi alloy.

Prof. Manna is a Fellow (FNAE) of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, New Delhi; a Fellow (FNASc) of The National Academy of Sciences of India, Allahabad; and a Fellow (FASc) of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore.

Prof. Manna was the President of the Materials Science Section of the 97th Indian Science Congress held in Trivandrum during January 3 - 7, 2010. The INAE has recently awarded him the prestigious "INAE Chair" for two years. To date, he remains the third recipient of this prestigious chair.

 


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