Team at Module is a mix of young and experienced people making a combination that is apt for our mission of making innovative products.
Sachin is the Cofounder of Module Innovations and serves as the Chief Executive. He is a stern advocate of team work and believes in its power. Sachin has been involved with NCL for Technology commercialisation and is a talented business oriented scientific mind. Sachin also served as Chief Operating officer at Fournira Optime Publishers. He is also part of the healthcare accelerator program at IIM,Ahmedabad and has executive education from IIM-A as part of the top 50 innovators under India Innovation Growth Program (IIGP 2.0). He has been awarded twice back to back prizes at IKMC 2014 and 15 in the diagnostics category. He is also a SLP fellow for 2014-15.He did his B.Tech and M.Tech in Nanotechnology from the Centre for Converging Technologies, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. Well, he loves long driving and is crazy about gadgets and automobiles.
Usman Khan, CoFounder & COO
He has experience to his credit for being a successful event organizer and thus will be instrumental in handling the operations of the team.His acumen in the area of biotechnology and biological analysis will help a lot in the development of the products envisaged in the company’s pipeline.Usman has worked as Technology Commercialisation Intern at NCL and also part of the healthcare accelerator program at IIM, Ahmedabad. Usman is an ardent Volleyball, TT and Badminton player.He is a B.Tech and M.Tech in Biotechnology & Bioinformatics from CCT, UOR, Jaipur
Dr. Priyadip Das, PhD, CSO
Dr. Das did his PhD from CSIR-CSMCRI , Gujarat and worked in the area of Molecular recognition based on supramolecular chemistry and relevant Bio-analytical applications. PostPhD he did his postdoctoral studies from The Institute of Chemistry , Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. His postdoctoral research was mainly focused on peptide based bio-molecular self assembly for designing various nanostructures and their potential bio-analytical applications. He has conducted his research in diverse research fields with an aim to develop new materials for various applications, especially biological detection. He has 29 publications and has an H index of 14. Priyadip is a great cook and can crave your taste buds with his exquisite delicacies.
Maya KV, Research Scientist
Maya holds a M.Tech degree in Industrial Catalysis from CUSAT, Kochi and M.Sc chemistry from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerela. Prior to Module Maya has 3 years of extensive research experience at CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune on some very interesting research fields including polymers, catalysts, fuel cells, electrochemistry and nano materials. Maya was also actively involved in groups for enhancing communication at NCL. Maya has a paper and a patent to her credit as well. Maya’s motivation to bring affordable healthcare using technology to masses made her entry into Module. In her free time Maya can be found cooking new delicacies or looking videos for dancing.
Dr. Sandanaraj Britto., PhD
Dr Britto is an Assistant Professor at IISER, Pune. He did his PhD from University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and did his post doctoral studies at Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research-Basel & Cambridge & The Scripps Research Institute- La Jolla, California. He also holds a M.Tech degree in Biomedical Engineering from IIT, Bombay. His work mainly revolves at the interface of chemical biology especially for developing new technologies for accurate and specific detection of active enzymes. His expertise in chemical conjugation is of immense help to Module.
Dr. Dherendra Sharma, MBBS
Dherendra earned his MBBS degree from M.P Shah medical college, Jamnagar, Gujarat and did his internship from Guru Gobind Singh hospital. He has worked with Railway hospital, Ajmer giving him much needed experience in a government setup that is of immense value to Module. Dherendra was also engaged in critical care with Santokba Durlabhji hospital, Jaipur. Dherendra is a passionate advocate for out of the box solutions and sternly believes in quality of work. Dheru as we call him is a techie by heart and a devoted foodie. If not medical he would have his hands onto a brush and not a scalpel.
Dr V.Premnath,PhD Advisor-Marketing and strategy
Dr.Premnath is currently the Head, NCL Innovations – the group within National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) charged with the responsibility of championing the cause of technology innovation within NCL. Premnath also provides leadership for the Intellectual Property Group at NCL – one of India’s leading IP management groups based out of research institutions. He holds a B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. He has also been a Chevening Technology Enterprise Fellow with the Centre for Scientific Enterprises, London Business School and Cambridge University, UK. He brings with him considerable experience in technology development and commercialization (two successfully commercialized families of biomedical products), working with start-up companies (in Cambridge-UK and India) and engaging with large corporations on research and consulting projects as project leader.
Prof. Vincent M Rotello, Scientific Advisor
Vincent Rotello is the Charles A. Goessmann Professor of Chemistry and a University Distinguished Professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He received his B.S. in Chemistry in 1985 from Illinois Institute of Technology, and his Ph. D. in 1990 in Chemistry from Yale University. He was an NSF postdoctoral fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1990-1993, and joined the faculty at the University of Massachusetts in 1993. He has been the recipient of the NSF CAREER and Cottrell Scholar awards, as well as the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar, the Sloan Fellowships, and the Langmuir Lectureship, and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and of the Royal Society of Chemistry (U.K.). He is also recognized in 2014 and 2015 by Thomson Reuters as one of the “Most Influential Scientific Minds”. He is currently the Editor in Chief of Bioconjugate Chemistry, and is on the Editorial Board of 14 other journals. His research program focuses on using synthetic organic chemistry to engineer the interface between hard and soft materials, and spans the areas of devices, polymers, and nanotechnology/bionanotechnology, with over 460 peer-reviewed papers published to date. He is actively involved in the development of new nanomanufacturing methods, and in the area of bionanotechnology his research includes programs in delivery, imaging, diagnostics and nanotoxicology.
Dr. Jyoti P Jog,PhD Scientific advisor
Dr. Jog has been a well known personality in the area of Polymer Science and Chemical engineering. She retired as scientist G from National Chemical laboratory, Pune. She has been involved in numerous projects from industry and academia, which include ISRO,DBT,DST Alcoa, RIL, Bajaj etc. She has more than 80 research papers in international peer reviewed journals and numerous issued patents to her credit.
Dr. Kadhiravan Shanmuganathan, PhD, Scientific Advisor
Dr. Kadhiravan Shanmuganathan is currently working in the Polymer Science and Engineering Division of CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India. His research laboratory focuses on the design, synthesis, processing and characterization of nanofibrous and nanocomposite materials. During his doctoral thesis research, Dr. Kadhiravan made pivotal contributions to the development of a new class of stimuli-responsive mechanically dynamic nanocomposites using cellulose nanocrystals. He has authored several publications and patents and the significance of his work has been recognized by several awards from various scientific communities including Material Research Society (USA), and American Chemical Society. His formal education includes a B.Tech in Textile Technology from Anna University (Chennai), a M.S from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (USA) and a Ph.D in Macromolecular Science and Engineering from Case Western Reserve University (USA).
Rutuja is a 3rd year integrated M.Sc Biotechnology student at Institute of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology at SPPU, Pune.
Mohd. Saquib Khan
Saquib is a final semester B.Tech-M.Tech student from the Centre for Converging Technologies, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur in Nanotechnology. He is pursuing internship at Module and NCL as part of his M.Tech project. Saquib is a technology enthusiast and loves working on nanotechnology application in life sciences and other similar realms. He has worked on Graphene composites with CdS for solar cell applications at the Physics dept. at UoR. He loves making scientific models and is a food maniac. At Module he is worked on testing new compounds for their antimicrobial properties.
Anuj is currently pursuing B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from Malviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur. He worked as a Research Intern at Module and NCL for a span of 2 months. Enthusiastic and curiousness defines him. He has presented a presentation in an international conference ‘OYCE’ conducted by IICHE. A fun loving guy,he likes to explore new places. Also he is crazy about cars and a food freak alike every other person at Module. At Module he worked on nanofiber based membranes for Arsenic filtration from water.