Ahmedabad University - A Liberal Education

Speakers

Pankaj Chandra

PANKAJ CHANDRA

Professor Vice Chancellor and Chairman, Board of Management, Ahmedabad University
PhD (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)

Research Interest:
Manufacturing Management, Supply Chain Coordination, Building Technological Capabilities, Higher Education Policy


Gopalkrishna Joshi

GOPALKRISHNA JOSHI

Executive Director at Karnataka State Higher Education Council
PhD in Computer Science from JNTU, Hyderabad


Known for leadership and innovations in Engineering Education. Skilled in Outcome Based Education, Curriculum Design, PBL, Educational Technology, Engineering Education Research.


Manish Jain

MANISH JAIN

Associate Teaching Professor, Centre for Creative Learning, IIT Gandhinagar
B.Tech: IIT Kanpur 1993

Research Interest:
Hands-on & Experiential Pedagogy, STEM Education and Creative Learning 3D Geometry, Polyhedra, Geodesics, Machines & Mechanisms, Recreational Math


Mehul Raval

MEHUL RAVAL

Associate Dean – Experiential Learning & Professor at School of Engineering and Applied Science, Ahmedabad University
PhD in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (2008) from SPPU

Research Interest:
Computer Vision, Engineering Education, Image Processing


JEAN HUANG

JEAN HUANG

Associate Professor of Biology, Olin College of Engineering
Ph.D., Biology, California Institute of Technology

Research Interests:
Microbial Diversity and Cultivation Photosynthetic bacteria, Microbial Ecology and Community Interactions


RAGHAVAN RANGARAJAN

RAGHAVAN RANGARAJAN

Dean of the Undergraduate College, Ahmedabad University
PhD, Physics (University of California)

Research Interest:
Cosmology and particle physics, particularly in inflation (a period of accelerated expansion in the early Universe), and in high energy phenomena that occur in an inflationary Universe.


APARAJITA BASU

APARAJITA BASU

Assistant Professor, School of Arts & Sciences, Ahmedabad University
PhD, Modern South Asian History (University Of California)

Research Interest:
Internationalist and Transnational Dimensions Of Anticolonial Political Ideologies That Emerged In This Period, Such As Pan-Asianism And Diasporic Nationalisms.


MINAL PATHAK

MINAL PATHAK

Senior Scientist, IPCC WGIII Technical Support Unit, Global Centre for Environment and Energy, Ahmedabad University
PhD, Life Sciences (Gujarat University and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR, New Delhi))

Research Interest:
Mitigation pathways and sustainable development, climate and development in cities, demand side mitigation actions in urban transport and buildings


RICK MILLER

RICK MILLER

President Emeritus, Olin College of Engineering
Ph.D., Applied Mechanics, California Institute of Technology

Research Interest:
Applied Mechanics, Earthquake Engineering, Design of Deployable Spacecraft


GEETHA NARAYANAN

GEETHA NARAYANAN

Founder Director at Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
PhD (Sheffield Hallam University)

Research Interest:
The use of new media art based technological tools in the enhancement of learning, The blended use of design thinking and PLA tools in the classroom, The integration of experience and contemplation in developing wellness and wellbeing in learners


FRED LEICHTER

FRED LEICHTER

Founding Director, The Rick and Susan Sontag Center for Collaborative Creativity (the Hive) at the Claremont Colleges.

Research Interests:
Creativity, Design Thinking, Engineering, Innovation


PATRICK AWUAH

PATRICK AWUAH

Founder and President of Ashesi University.
MBA (UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business)
Honorary Doctorates from Swarthmore College and Babson College