Dr. Ashok Kumar received his Ph.D in Biotechnology in 1994 jointly from Institute of genomics and integrative biology, Delhi and Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India. He conducted his postdoctoral research at IIT Delhi, Nagoya University, Japan and Lund University, Sweden. He worked as faculty of Biotechnology at BITS Pilani, Lund University, Sweden and also worked as a group leader in a Biotechnology company in Sweden. He also served as a co-coordinator for the center for Bioseparation in the area of nano/microparticle separations in Sweden during 2001-2004. He is currently Professor of Bioengineering at the Department of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. His current research interests are in the area of advanced biomaterials, stem cell research, regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, bioprocess engineering and environmental biotechnology. He has published more than 100 peer reviewed research papers, has written fourteen book chapters and has several patents in his area of research. He is the editor of three books. He is on the editorial board of several Biological and Biotechnological Journals. He is the executive board member of the Federation of Asian Biotechnology and serves for several committees of Biomedical research in India. He has organized several International conferences/symposiums both in India and abroad. Dr. Kumar has received several awards including TATA fellowship of DBT-India, JSPS fellowships of Japan, Brain pool fellowship of Korea, Samsung research programme, etc. He is conducting active International research collaborations with UK, USA, Japan, Korea, Slovenia, France and Sweden.
Biography Updated on 23 June 2013