BITS Pilani appoints new director Prof Soumyo Mukherji for Hyderabad campus

Mukherjee is presently serving in the Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering as the Madhuri Sinha Chair Professor in Biomedical Engineering at IIT Bombay.

BITS Pilani today announced the appointment of Prof Soumyo Mukherji as the director of their Hyderabad campus for five years. He will take over the charge from Prof G Sundar. Mukherjee is presently serving in the Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering as the Madhuri Sinha Chair Professor in Biomedical Engineering at IIT Bombay. He is also an associated faculty member at the Centre for Research in Nanotechnology and Sciences and the Centre of Excellence in Nanoelectronics.

Apart from this, Mukherji has served in several administrative positions at IIT Bombay. He has been the Dean of Student Affairs (2015-2019), as the Head of the Centre for Research in Nanotechnology & Science as well as the Head of the Sophisticated Analytical Instrument Facility (2010-13).

Prof Mukherji obtained his PhD from the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, USA). He completed his BTech in Instrumentation Engineering from IIT Kharagpur and did his MS from Colorado State University (Fort Collins, USA). He has been conferred the Fellowship of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (FNAE) and Fellowship of the National Academy of Sciences, India (FNASc).

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