Scientific Advisors

Anil Prabhakar
Domain Expert

Dr. Anil Prabhakar received his PhD in 1997 from Carnegie Mellon University, with a dissertation on the Nonlinear Spin-wave Optical Interactions. He has been with the faculty at the Dept. of Electrical Engineering, IIT-Madras since 2002 with current research interests in the areas of phonics, magnonics, bio-engineering and assertive technologies. He has co-authored a book on Spin Waves, has more than 40 journal papers and 5 patents. He is a Director of an IITM incubated company, Unilumen Photonics, that focuses on fiber laser development. Prior to joining IIT Madras, Dr. Prabhakar held various staff and managerial positions in the hard disk drive industry, working in areas of design, characterization and failure analysis of GMR recording heads. He was a recipient of the 2007 the INAE Young Engineer, for his contributions to optics and electromagnetic.

Publications
http://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=vQhknA0AAAAJ&hl

Sai Siva Gorthi
Domain Expert

Sai Siva Gorthi is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Instrumentation & Applied Physics (D-IAP) and heading the Optics & Microfluidics Instrumentation (OMI) Lab at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. He is also a Faculty Entrepreneur of IISc. and the Founding Director of Shanmukha Innovations Pvt. Ltd.
Prior to joining IISc, he was a post-doctoral fellow of the Rowland Institute at Harvard University, where he developed multiple imaging modalities for recording information of fast flowing cells in microfluidic devices. He obtained his doctorate in Optical Metrology from EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), Lausanne, Switzerland, in 2010. Currently at IISc, part of his group is focusing on the development of various Point-of-Care Diagnostic devices with the combination of optics, microfluidics, and electronics. His research interests include Optofluidics, Flow Cytometry, Computational Imaging and Optical Metrology. He is a recipient of several awards including DBT’s Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award (IYBA 2013), BIRAC’s Biotechnology Ignition Grant (and The Best Innovators Pitch Award) in 2014, DST’s Fast-track Young Scientist Award in 2014, DBT’s Young Investigators Award in Cancer Biology in 2015, and ISOI’s Young Scientist/Engineer Award in 2015. He has published over 50 papers in International Journals and filed over 10 Indian Patents.

Publications
http://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=vQhknA0AAAAJ&hl

Sai Siva Gorthi
Domain Expert

Sai Siva Gorthi is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Instrumentation & Applied Physics (D-IAP) and heading the Optics & Microfluidics Instrumentation (OMI) Lab at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. He is also a Faculty Entrepreneur of IISc. and the Founding Director of Shanmukha Innovations Pvt. Ltd.
Prior to joining IISc, he was a post-doctoral fellow of the Rowland Institute at Harvard University, where he developed multiple imaging modalities for recording information of fast flowing cells in microfluidic devices. He obtained his doctorate in Optical Metrology from EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), Lausanne, Switzerland, in 2010. Currently at IISc, part of his group is focusing on the development of various Point-of-Care Diagnostic devices with the combination of optics, microfluidics, and electronics. His research interests include Optofluidics, Flow Cytometry, Computational Imaging and Optical Metrology. He is a recipient of several awards including DBT’s Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award (IYBA 2013), BIRAC’s Biotechnology Ignition Grant (and The Best Innovators Pitch Award) in 2014, DST’s Fast-track Young Scientist Award in 2014, DBT’s Young Investigators Award in Cancer Biology in 2015, and ISOI’s Young Scientist/Engineer Award in 2015. He has published over 50 papers in International Journals and filed over 10 Indian Patents.

Publications
http://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=vQhknA0AAAAJ&hl