IIT Kharagpur Foundation USA Alumni Newsletter


IIT Kharagpur Foundation (USA) NEWSLETTER                                  Volume: 09.24.2022

Dear Reader,     

This week we bring you a range of stories about Kgpians, from striving for gender equity to the blockchain, Bollywood to smart agri-tech. 

If you have such stories and achievements about your work and your fellow Kgpians please write to us at meenakshi@iitkgpfoundation.org       

Promoting Gender Equity in Science

Chandralekha Singh, Kgpian, eminent physicist, and distinguished professor of physics at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, investigated how gender experiences and career expectations factor into the gender imbalance in physics.

Looking for Something to Watch this Weekend... Catch this KGPian on OTT

Kota Factory, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, and Panchayat — what’s common in these? The Bollywood star and KGPian Jitendra Kumar. You can watch some of the award-winning and critically acclaimed work of Jitendra on OTT platforms.

The New Geeks in Blockchain

Do the new developments in Blockchain technology leave you wanting to know more? A Kgpian-led startup, Timechain Labs Pvt Ltd (TCL),  might just bring you some fresh updates. Rohan Saran, the founder of TCL, a BSV Blockchain-focused venture, is partnering for tokenization and smart contracts to build end-to-end blockchain solutions.

In Memoriam: Arnab Sarkar

Arnab graduated from IIT Kharagpur as a chemical engineer and the best All Rounder. Arnab earned his Ph.D. in Material Science specializing in Fiber Optics. His work took him all over the world, and he held 20 patents and authored chapters in books on the subject. He was passionate about science and loved mentoring young people in their careers.

Making Indian Farm Sector Climate-Smart with Deep-Tech

Ecozen, a Pune-based start-up, co-founded by three Kgpians, raised ₹ 54 crores ($ 6.78 million) to expand its offering in the agricultural sector for irrigation and cooling in India. Devendra Gupta, Prateek Singhal, and Vivek Pandey started Ecozen Solutions in 2010 with a vision to disrupt the way perishables are handled across the value chain, with clean and innovative technology. They aim to expand the market base for smart and sustainable solar-based solutions for irrigation and cold storage that help improve livelihoods.


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