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Buckeye alumni worldwide are contributing to solving the most challenging health problems.

Shridhar Narayanan, Pharmacy PhD ’96, founder and CEO of the Foundation for Neglected Diseases Research, is one of these alumni making a global impact and was visited by Ohio State leadership during their time in India.

Narayanan shared memories from his time as a student, how he overcame culture differences and recounted his journey from a pharmacist to a molecular research scientist. In 2019, Narayanan received the College of Pharmacy Jack L. Bean Post-Baccalaureate Alumni Award.

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Mamata webFifty years ago, Mamata Mukhopadhyay became the first woman to graduate with a chemical engineering PhD from Ohio State. Since graduating in 1969, she became an assistant professor then eventually faculty emeritus at IIT Bombay in the Department of Chemical Engineering teaching thermodynamics, supercritical fluid extraction technology, processing with supercritical fluids, production of nanoparticles, food process engineering and cryogenics. Mukhopadhyay also wrote Natural Extracts Using Supercritical Carbon Dioxide and Phase Equilibrium in Solid-Liquid-Supercritical Fluid Systems, the second chapter of Supercritical Fluid Technology for Drug Product Development.

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TataVisitOhio State is building on a long-standing relationship with the Mahindra Institute of Quality and the Tata Group to create global business and operational leaders. During their visit to India, Ohio State leadership visited both companies to discuss their partnerships and explore opportunities for future projects in business, agriculture and engineering.

The Fisher College of Business partners with Mahindra Institute of Quality for certification of the Post Graduate Diploma in Operations Management, and the Sustainability Institute hosted Anirban Ghosh, Mahindra’s chief sustainability officer, on campus during September 2019.

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