Meet Our Innovators
Dean (Academics), Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Prof. Bala has lead DIAT into the frontline of innovation, patent, and technology transfer. Pavitrapati, an ayurvedic and Biodegradable 3 Ply Mask to contain COVID-19 is one of the most successful products launched in the market. Ashudhatara is a trademark for antimicrobial Coating/Membrane/Fibres/Fabrics for Respirator & PPE Kits which is being currently manufactured by various leading companies. Most recently, Healthy Air, a patented Herbal based immunity boosting room fresher was launched. Click to know more about these products and their patents.
Professor in Physics, Department of Applied Physics
Prof. Kale is a renowned scientist who works in the fields of nanotechnology, nanoparticles and nanomaterials for their sensing and biomedical applications. Her research pursuits have floated Ananya, a universal coating material to combat microbial infection and COVID-19, in the market through technology transfer to many renowned companies. She started the first private company ‘Navyukti Innovations Private Limited’, on campus under the banner of DIAT's Incubation Centre. Click to know more.
Prof. K.P. Ray
Professor and Head,
Department of Electronics Engineering
Defence Institute of Advanced Technology
Prof. Ray's work on microwave technologies is recognised worldwide. Under his able leadership, the technology behind Atulya, a microwave steriliser to kill the coronavirus was developed. After technology transfer, Maser, an Indian medical MSME working on microwave technology for disinfection solution, has launched the product to enable sterilization of surfaces, surroundings and aerosols during COVID 19 spread. Click to know more.
Dr. Sunita Dhavale
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Engineering
Dr. Dhavale lead her team to create C3IA, a CNN based COVID-19 Chest X-ray Image Analysis Tool. C3IA was made freely accessible for all Indian citizens on DIAT Website (https://www.diat.ac.in) during Year 2020 supporting the humanitarian response towards global pandemic situation. Click to read more about C3IA.
Dr. Pankaj Sharma
Scientist ‘É’ on Deputation
Dr. Pankaj Sharma is a DRDO scientist who developed Aashray, a medical bed isolation system to combat COVID-19. Click to know more about the technology.
Associate Professor, Vice President (DIAT-IIC), Department of Applied Physics
Dr. Bhave is a reputed physicist whose research on nanomaterials and materials for energy applications is well known. Among her numerous laurels, she was recently granted a patent for an invention entitled DEVICE AND PROCESS OF MAKING NANOPARTICLE DRUG COMPLEXES. Click here to know more about the claims covered in the patent and the details of the technology.
Associate Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry
Dr. Bhongale is a faculty member at the Department of Applied Chemistry with expertise in catalysis and organic chemistry. He is the Director at Carpe Diem Laboratories, a healthcare company incubated at DIAT. The firm mainly works on supplying high-quality impurity standards, a regulatory requirement of the pharma industry, and develops specialty building blocks, and active pharma ingredients. KSM, etc. Click here to know more about the company.
Dean Student Affars, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Prof. Kumaraswamy is a reputed for his work on Solid Mechanics/Contact Mechanics, Stress Analysis, Tribology, Static Indentation, Nano Scratching, Dynamic Indentation-High Strain-Rate Flow Behavior of Materials for Defence Applications, Finite Element Analysis. He has recently filed a patent titled ‘A Mounting assembly for attenuating vibrations of a Machine (202111011136)’ with the Indian patent Office. Click here to know more about the technology.