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Meet Our Innovators

DIAT Trailblazers

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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 ( 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.

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