6th Annual India-Purdue Collaborative Lecture Series

The 6th-annual India-Purdue Collaborative Lecture Series in honor of Purdue alumnus, Bharat Ratna, Professor CNR Rao took place the week of February 24 in New Delhi, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru, with the feature event on February 29, 2020 at the Leela Palace hotel with a crowd of over 100 Boilermakers and friends. This year’s speaker was Professor Pedro Irazoqui, the Reilly Professor of Biomedical Engineering. His keynote talk “Electroceuticals” explored a modern device-driven alternative to pharmaceuticals for treating illnesses and how implantable wireless technologies may allow for the treatment of patients with certain biological and physiological disorders, including glaucoma and epilepsy, with fewer side effects than traditional therapies. A lively panel discussion on the larger topic of The Future of AI and the Human Body with Dr. Vijay Raghunathan (moderator), Dr. Ramaswamy Subramanian, and Dr. Pooja Rajdev followed. Later that evening, Purdue alumni and friends gathered for a reception and gala dinner. Thanks to platinum sponsors: Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, GVK, SMT, and TVS Motor Company and to black & gold sponsors: DCM Shriram and Purdue Alumni India.

A summary of the keynote and speaker bios available here. Photo album available here.

Overseas Visiting Doctoral Fellowship Program

SERB Overseas Visiting Doctoral Fellows, Purdue Faculty and Staff, and SERB Staff - Research Symposium September 2019

As per the Memorandum of Understanding between Purdue University and the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) of India, SERB will sponsor 12-month research visits to Purdue by visiting doctoral students who are pursuing their doctorate degrees at Indian Institutions under the Overseas Visiting Doctoral Fellowship program. Students must be enrolled in PhD programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (including Medicine, Pharma, Agriculture and related S&T area disciplines). The program aims to provide meaningful international research experiences for top PhD students enrolled in Indian institutions while fostering collaborations between research groups in order to strengthen institutional partnerships between Purdue and Indian higher education institutions. The Fall 2020 call has now closed and results are expected in April 2020.