Dr. Sudhir Ranganath is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Siddaganga Institute of Technology (SIT), Tumkur. He is also the Principal Investigator and founder of the Laboratory for Biomedical Innovations via Engineering & NanoTechnology (Bio-INvENT Lab) at SIT. He is a co-founder and director of a pharma research start-up Tvastra InnoTech Solutions, which is currently being incubated at SIT. He has a research experience of more than 18 years from some of the world's premier universities including Harvard University and MIT, USA, National University of Singapore and Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore.
He received his B.E in Chemical Engineering from Bangalore University, M.S., & Ph.D., in Chemical Engineering from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and postdoctoral experience at Harvard-MIT, USA & JNCASR, India. His interest in biology and medicine backed up by his chemical engineering and nanotechnology skills has enabled him contribute significantly to the field of biomedical engineering. His research is funded by BRNS (Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India), SERB (Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India), DST-Lockheed Martin-Tata Trusts, VGST (Govt. of Karnataka) and ARVO (USA) totaling more than Rs. 1.1 crore and intramurally by SSES (Rs. 60 lakhs) in a short span of three years.He has published 20 international high impact research articles in the areas of cancer therapy, stem cell biology/bioengineering and drug delivery in top journals including Cell Stem Cell, Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, Stem Cell Reports, Nature Scientific Reports, Biomaterials, Pharmaceutical Research, PLoS ONE and AIChE Journal. He also has two patent applications on novel drugs against HIV and nanoparticles for stimulating plant defense.