What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your research

I am currently an assistant professor in the department of biotechnology and Medical Engineering at the National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Rourkela, and Odisha, India. My research interest lies in the field of design and development of micro-devices by applying principles of biomimicry, manufacturing and materials for healthcare and life-science applications.

Why did you choose to participate in the ASAPbio Fellows program?

I chose to participate in ASAPbio Fellows program to understand the thought processes of people involved in open-access, preprints and other models of publications that expand the reach of science and technology among common people. The program may help me to understand the elements of science communication to large audience and its effective dissemination through different platforms

What are you excited about in science communication?

I am excited out knowing how people of different cultures having different languages communicate science to broader audiences. Is the educational background, culture, language shaping our approach to scientific communication? If yes, how can we overcome these biases in science communication?

Ask me about…

My hobbies include book reading of science, philosophy and self-help. I am involved in my start-ups for commercialization of a couple of products. I am also involved in mentoring and creating awareness about higher studies on LinkedIn.

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