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Sanjay Krishna, professor of electrical and computer engineering and the new George R. Smith chair in the College of Engineering visited Mumbai, India June 28 - 30. One of the main purposes of his visit was to meet IIT-Bombay International Relations Dean Dr. Rajiv Dusane to discuss the joint research and student exchange program. The IIT Bombay students selected for these programs would conduct their research at Ohio State for two years and at their home institution for three years. This collaboration would promote collaboration and the advancement of academic research and a global partnership between IIT-B and Ohio State. Krishna also engaged with alumni and potential corporate partners during his visit as well as meeting with staff at the Ohio State India Gateway.

Ohio State and the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences Delhi will be working together in the fields of clinical cancer research, the treatment and prevention of cancer and patient care delivery. A team from Ohio State’s Department of Radiation Oncology and AIIMS-Delhi recently signed a Memoranda of Understanding to formalize the partnership.

Julie Sussi, chief administrative officer of the Department of Radiation Oncology and G. Rath, MD and B.R. Amdekar, MD, all signed the MOU on June 23. Others on hand for the signing ceremony included Kimberly Mahler, Erica Bell, MD, Nilendu Gupta, MD from the Department of Radiation Oncology and Priya Kurle with the Ohio State India Gateway. The group also interviewed six candidates from AIIMS-Delhi for a postdoctoral fellowship available at Ohio State.

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Ratnesh BhattacharyaRatnesh Bhattacharya spoke as an invited panelist at the U.S. Consulate General Mumbai “DirectLine for American Business” webinar on “Waste-to-Energy: Opportunities for U.S. Businesses in India.” The DirectLine webinar was hosted by the US-Consul General, Thomas Vajda, in Mumbai and forty American companies registered for the event. Director at the India Gateway, Bhattacharya spoke about the role of universities in facilitating technology partnerships with local partners to develop research-driven commercial opportunities for market entry with local corporate partners. Bharat Kris “BK” Rao, chairman & CEO, Bharco Ecotechnologies; Stewart Klevan, technology consultant at Antony Lara Enviro Solutions; and Sonal Thengane, post-doctoral fellow at IIT-Bombay, also served on the panel with Bhattacharya.

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