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What ARE Chem-e-talks?

Do you want to meet international academicians, researchers, entrepeneurs and industrialists? Do you want to interact with these dignitaries and gain knowledge through their experience? Then come join us at the Chem E talks and explore the world of chemical engineering and take home an inspiring and encouraging experience. Below mentioned are the eminent speakers and their achievements and work, who will be enlightning us through their talks.


Taslimarif Saiyed

Dr. Saiyed’s initial training has been in neurosciences, where he received his PhD from Max-Planck Institute for Brain Research, Germany and followed it up by postdoctoral training at University of California San Francisco (UCSF). He has had training in management for Biotech and Innovation from QB3 at UCSC, UC Berkeley and UC Davis. He is currently the CEO and Director, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP) and has also consulted for many biotech firms in the US. He is actively involved in promoting innovation in life science / healthcare by supporting translation of discoveries to application, entrepreneurship and technology development.

Sanjay Venugopal

Mr. Sanjay Venugopal is a Senior Technologist (advanced process control specialist) responsible for technology marketing at Yokogawa India,Bengaluru. He has delivered technical talks on advanced process control and optimization related topics in various institutions of repute like IIT-Chennai, NITK-Surathkal, NIT-Trichy,BITS-Pilani. He also has patents on model development for nonlinear process control.

Santosh Avvannavar

Santosh Avvannavar is one of the eminent alumni of NITK. Starting his career as a consultant and Soft Skills Trainer, today he is the honorable Chief Commercial Officer at QtPi Robotics. He has worked as a researcher at University of Eindhoven, University of Twente, and IISc, Bangalore. He is a RJ, notable author (check out She: Ekla Cholo Re if you are into books), columnist whilst having over 25 published research documents,16 conference papers and numerous articles all over the world. He has also motivated the society as a TEDx organizer and 7-time speaker and now spends time as editor of the website Amrita foundation for HRD. More than 57,000 people in India and abroad have attended Santosh Avvannavar’s seminars and training sessions over the last seven years.


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