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Aravind Chandrasekaran, assistant professor of management sciences and associate director of the Center for Operational Excellence in The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, recently traveled to Mumbai to connect with partners at the Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay (IIT-Bombay). During his visit from February 14-19, he met with various faculty members, including the director of the institute.

Chandrasekaran spoke to the Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management at IIT-Bombay about the dual degree certificate operational excellence program with the Fisher College of Business. He also gave lectures at the Taj Lands End Hotel and attended an alumni reception where he addressed attendees on 100 years of the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State.

On February 7, 2017, Ohio State’s Materials and Manufacturing for Sustainability Discovery Theme focus area, Institute for Materials Research and Fisher College of Business co-sponsored an Energy and Environment Discovery Themes seminar. The seminar was given by Ardeshir Contractor, Institute for Materials Research Executive-in-Residence, Founder and CEO of Kiran Energy and Ohio State mechanical engineering alumnus.

The seminar, titled, “Factors Influencing Product Innovation in Solar Markets,” discussed solar ened rgy and sustainability financing. Attendees ranged from those working in materials science, energy policy, clean technology, entrepreneurship, global sustainability, business, finance and innovation.

To learn more about Contractor and his background, visit imr.osu.edu.

Joseph Fiksel, executive director of the Sustainable and Resilient Economy focus area of Discovery Themes at The Ohio State University, recently traveled to India to engage with industry leaders and government officials. The purpose of his visit is to promote and discuss the upcoming Waste Management Innovations Conference in April 2017.

The conference has several partners including, Mahindra and Mahindra. Tata Sustainability Management Group, Aditya Birla and Reliance Group. As a result of the conference, Ohio State hopes to increase partnerships and research programs with these companies.