Dr. Dan Sporea
National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Romania
Dr. Dan Sporea received the MS degree in Electronics Engineering from “Politehnica” University, Bucharest, Romania, in 1972 and a PhD degree in Physics Engineering from the Institute for Atomic Physics, Magurele, Romania, in 1992. He is currently heading the Laser Metrology and Standardization Laboratory, at the National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics (INFLPR), Magurele, Romania. For the last four years he acted as technical Deputy Director for a project focused on the development of a research infrastructure – the Center for Advanced Laser Technology, which includes a PW-class laser. Within this project he was in charge with the set up of the Photonics Investigations Laboratory. He coordinated several research projects for the European Fusion Program and over 15 national projects related to laser metrology, radiation effects in devices and materials, optical fiber sensors for critical installations. He holds one American patent and over 20 Romanian patents. He co-authored several book chapters on optical information processing, optoelectronics, optical fiber and optical fiber sensors in radiation environments. He coordinated Romanian participation to intercomparisons projects organized by NIST, the Laser Centrum Hanover, and Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt.
Mr. Guruprasad Rao
Imaginarium India Pvt. Ltd, India
Mr. Guruprasad Rao is a Director & Mentor (Leadership Team) at Imaginarium India Pvt. Ltd., Asia’s largest 3D printing company. His current focus is on Technology mentoring, building Imaginarium Academy and technology partnerships across domains.
Mr. Rao is a technocrat with over 30 years of experience encompassing Industry & Academia. He holds BE (Mech) with PG in Tool Engineering from GTTC and M.Des in Product Design from IISc, Bengaluru. For his terminal degree, he worked on Medical applications of 3D Printing at IIT Bombay. He is also persuing Medical Law at NLSIU.
His industrial assignments include Titan, Tanishq, Crompton & Greaves and presently at Imaginarium. He joined Imaginarium as CEO and is presently designated as Mentor - Director. He has taught design at IISc, NIFT, JSSATE and NTTF. He was Professor & Head, Project Office IICD, Jaipur.
He has bagged many awards including 3 Gold medallions. As an accomplished industrial designer, he holds 8 patents and 100 plus design registrations. His research interests include product design, product aesthetics, design
management, 3D printing and its applications in the medical domain.
He is a Member of the FICCI capital goods committee. He is a trained Assessor for CII-EFQM Business Excellence
Award , Member, Board of Studies, NIT Warangal. He is a Member, Board of Studies, Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management & Engineering, Industry Member, Academic Council, Terna Enineering College, Navi Mumbai, Industry Member, Academic Council, DJSCE, Mumbai, Mentor, KIIT Technology Business Incubator Bhubaneswar, Mentor, SIBD at AIIMS, New Delhi, Industry Partner with BETiC, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, Mentor at SINE, IIT Bombay, Review Member, NASSCOM Sector Skill Council. He was a part of the Grand Jury for the 6 th and 7th Manufacturing Excellence Awards hosted by Manufacturing Today. He is an Adjacent Faculty of Engineering at RGIET, Mumbai. Member, Advisory Board of the MIT-WPU School of Design.
Dr. Mahesh Kumar
Indian Institute of technology, Jodhpur, India
Dr. Mahesh Kumar has received M.Tech degree in Solid State Materials from IIT Delhi and Ph.D degree in Engineering from IISc Bangalore. He worked at Central Research Laboratory of Bharat Electronics Ltd. (CRL-BEL) Bangalore as Scientist from 2005 to 2013. During his stint at CRL-BEL, he has worked on industry-academia collaboration that involved CRL-BEL and Materials Research Centre, IISc Bangalore. He was involved in the development of GaN based blue LEDs, Quantum-well infrared photodetectors, Solar cells and III-V quantum dots based detectors. He also worked at University of Paderborn, Germany as visiting scientist under Bilateral Exchange Programme of INSA. He has received INSA Medal for Young Scientists-2014,the MRSI Medal-2016 by Materials Research Society of India, Young Achiever Award-2016 by Department of Atomic Energy and ISSS Young Scientist Award 2017 by the Institute for Smart Structures and Systems. He has been awarded among top-10 outstanding reviewers for CrystEngComm (RSC) in 2016. He is founding Member and Chair of Indian National Young Academy of Sciences (2015-2019), Member of Global Young Academy (2017-2022) and IEEE Senior Member from 2016. He has been selected for the prestigious Bhaskara Advanced Solar Energy Fellowship supported by the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, and the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum. He has published more than 80 research articles.
Dr. Arun Prakash
Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, India
Dr. Arun Prakash received his BE from the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, MJP Rohilkhand University, India in 2001, M.Tech. in Digital Communication from APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, India in 2006 and PhD from the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, MNNIT Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT) Allahabad, India in 2011. He was a Visiting Research Scholar at the University of Waterloo, Canada during September 2008 to February 2009.
Dr. Prakash worked as Lecturer in the Department of ECE at Indian Institute of Information Technology Allahabad from 2010 to 2012. From 2012 to 2018, he worked as Assistant Professor in the Department of ECE at MNNIT Allahabad. Presently, he is working as an Associate Professor in the Department of ECE at MNNIT Allahabad.
His research interests are in the area of wireless and mobile communication, Ad hoc networks, Vehicular Networks (Intelligent Transportation System-ITS), Cognitive Radio Networks and Wireless Sensor Networks. He has published more than 50 papers in international journals and conferences, contributed 04 book chapters on wireless communication and networking, and supervised 04 Ph.D. students. He is an associate editor of IEEE Access and a guest editor of Journal of Computer Networks and Communications. Dr. Prakash is a member of IEEE and IETE. Dr. Prakash worked as an ad hoc reviewer for 14 International journals and served as program committee member of several international conferences in the area of wireless communication and networking.
Dr. Rajesh Kumar
Malviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India
Dr. Rajesh Kumar received the Bachelor of Technology in Engineering degree with honors in Electrical Engineering from the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, India in 1994, Master of Engineering with honors in Power Engineering from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India in 1997 and Ph.D. degree in Intelligent Systems from Department of Electrical Engineering, Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MREC, University of Rajasthan), India in 2005. He is currently Professor at Department of Electrical Engineering; Adjunct Professor at Centre of Energy and Environment at Malaviya national Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India.
He has been Research Fellow (A) at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at National University of Singapore from 2009-2011. He has been Reader from 2005-2009, Senior Lecturer from 2000-2005 and Lecturer from 1995-2000 at Department of Electrical Engineering, Malaviya National Institute of Technology. He is the Founder of ZINE student innovative group. His background is in the fields of Computational Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent Systems, Power and Energy management, Robotics, Bioinformatics , Smart Grid and Computer Vision.