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Breaker of Boundaries: Interview with Dr. Thomas Pucadyil

Dr. Thomas Pucadyil runs the Reconstitution Biology lab in IISER Pune. His research is based on a novel approach to address questions in membrane biology that he pioneered during his postdoctoral work. His techniques have found great success, as evidenced by the many accolades he has received, the most recent of which is the Shanti … Continue reading

Illuminations: Interview with Dr G V Pavan Kumar
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Illuminations: Interview with Dr G V Pavan Kumar

A landmark paper in Nano Letters, senior membership of the Optical Society (OSA), and DST’s Swarnajayanti Fellowship: the year 2018 turned out to be remarkable for Dr. G.V. Pavan Kumar. Working in the areas of plasmonics and nanophotonics, his research group is trying to understand how light interacts with nanostructures and molecules. In this conversation … Continue reading

Clean energy for a better future: Interview of Prof. Satish Ogale
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Clean energy for a better future: Interview of Prof. Satish Ogale

BS MS student Kartik Nirbhavne chats here with Prof. Satish Ogale whose collaborative work on novel solar devices has recently been awarded the International Newton Prize. The Newton Prize recognizes innovators from around the world who contribute to reducing poverty and aim for developments that will generate lasting benefits for the people of their nation. … Continue reading

Unfolding the Mood of the Monsoon: Interview with Dr. Neena Joseph Mani
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Unfolding the Mood of the Monsoon: Interview with Dr. Neena Joseph Mani

From being a bachelor student in physics to a researcher in climate science, Dr. Neena Joseph Mani’s career story takes us through the vagaries of the weather and the means to understanding the same. At IISER Pune’s Earth and Climate Science discipline that investigates systems with timescales as varied as hundreds and thousands of years … Continue reading

Caring for every plant: Interview with horticulturist Dr. Murari Mohan Jana
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Caring for every plant: Interview with horticulturist Dr. Murari Mohan Jana

Dr. Murari Mohan Jana is a rose specialist and is IISER Pune’s very own horticulturist, a doctor and nurturer to the ever increasing vegetation covering the sprawling 98 acre campus. BS MS student Lokahith Agasthya sat down with him for tete-a-tete to learn about Dr. Jana’s career and work, horticulture, plants and life. Here’s an … Continue reading