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Our Team and Mentors

 Dr. Swetha S

Swetha Seshagiri has a Masters  degree  in  Microbiology  and  Doctoral  degree  in
Agricultural Microbiology. She has  over  nine   years   of   research   experience   in domains    like    Nanotechnology   and   Agricultural   Microbiology.   She   also   has experience in testing of Ayurvedic Formulations She has  to  her  credit  more  than twenty five publications in peer reviewed international journals. She  has  attended several entrepreneur development programmes. She has also successfully worked on funded projects of VTU, DST and DRDO during  her  research  career.  Swetha  is also   a   certified   Coffee  barista  and  taster.  Currently  she  heads  Operations  at Nuvohelix Bioinnovations Pvt Ltd.
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 Mr. Sandeep Suryan

Sandeep Suryan  is  a  Postgraduate  in  Industrial  Biotechnology  from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore  with  over  a  decade  of  experience  in  research,  training, administration, and management of lab resources. He also has rich  experience  in sales and marketing of educational and other products through his stints with  his earlier employers. He has several publications in international journals to his credit and   has   received  accolades  for  outstanding  contribution  to  various  research activities. Besides  his  professional  interests,  Sandeep  is  also  passionate  about travelling,   photography,   and   automobiles.   Sandeep  currently  heads  Business Development at Nuvohelix Bioinnovations Pvt. Ltd .
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Dr. G. S. Nagananda

Nagananda   is   a  Doctor   of   Philosophy   in   Botany  from  Karpagam  University, Coimbatore.   He   has   rich  experience  in  herbal  product  development  and  has several awards to his credit, one of the most notable being the Askel Love prize for best   original  research  paper.  His  expertise  spans  across  various  domains  like traditional and  folklore  medicine,  Plant  Tissue  culture  and  herbal  formulations. Under the guidance of Prof. Ananda Rao, Orchidologist and former  president  “The Orchid Society of Karnataka” Nagananda was instrumental in establishing an  open air orchidarium in Lalbhag ,  where  he  has  collected  numerous  orchids  from  the Western   Ghats   and  developed  a  strong  database  on  the  medicinal  aspect  of orchids. He currently heads the  Technology  division  at  Nuvohelix  Bioinnovations Pvt. Ltd. He is also a trained Hindustani and Carnatic musician .
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Dr  Aravind  Bagade   is   a  Mysore   based   Ayurvedic   and   Functional   Medicine practitioner and researcher who is the Chief of  Health  and  Nutrition  at  Hashtag Ayur Health and Wellness which is a Holistic  healthcare  centre  based  in  Mysore, Karnataka. He is also the Director of Health and Nutrition  at  Doman  International Institute which is an US based Institute  offering  Holistic  Integrative  services. He also teaches Ayurveda at Mysore  Krishnamachar  Yoga  Shaala.  He  specialises  in Integrative  Ayurvedic  and  Functional  medicine  based  approach  to  health  and wellness.   He   also   does   integrative   nutritional   consultations   combining   the principles of Dietetics and Ayurvedic nutrition to offer a holistic nutrition to clients. His   research   interests    include    use    of    Nutraceuticals    and    Botanicals    in Neurological, immunological and Metabolic  issues.  He was  invited  to  present  his research at Harvard Medical school and was awarded  a  certificate  of appreciation for his work in 2014.


Krishna Venkatesh a GATE  scholar,  Mechanical  Engineer  by  profession  and   an alumni of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore holds a Ph.D in Nanotribology. He   has   over   25   years   of   Industrial,  Research,  Academic,  Consultancy  and Administrative  experience.  He  is  currently  the  Founder  Director  of  CIIRC  and  has established research cum incubation labs in different domains of  S&T.  He  is also   the   VTU   Executive   Council    Member,    Member    Karnataka    Knowledge Commission (UAS) and Steering Committee Member TUV Rheinland.
During   his   two   decade   career  he  has  worked  with  NAL,  BEML,  IISc,  DRDO, Visvesvaraya Technological University and Jain University in  different  capacities. As   Special   officer   of   VTU   he   was  responsible  for  numerous  trans-national initiatives   to   set   up   academic  and   research   programmes  with  the  likes  of Honeywell for Avionics, FESTO for Mechatronics, Diamant for Tribology and others. At Jain University he was  responsible  in  shaping  numerous  initiatives  and  held concurrent roles as the Dean  and  Director  of  Research  and  Engineering  having been  the  Founder  Director  of  Centre  for  Emerging  Technologies.  He  was  also responsible   for  the  Technology  Business  Incubator  at  JU  funded  by  DST and Alstom from France being its CEO and a  FIST  centre  from  DST  for  an  Advanced Instrument   Facility.   Additionally   he   established   the   TUV   Rheinland   Energy programme at JU.
He has also completed numerous research projects and was instrumental in Jain University getting more than 25 projects worth about 20 Crores funded by DRDO, DOS,   DST,   DOS,  DAE,  MOFPI,  NRB,  KCTU  and  private  bodies.  Venkatesh  has numerous research publications, citations, products, monographs, book chapters and patents (filed) to his credit and has been conferred with awards from Diamant of Germany, KSCST, Honeywell, Indian Institution of Engineers and others. Additionally he also happens to be the  Director  of  Drone  Aerospace  a  company that is into the development of Micro Air Vehicles. Drone Aero represented India at The   US   Army-Asian   technology   demonstration   for   Micro   Air   Vehicles   and Unmanned ground vehicles and finished in the top 10 from competitors competing worldwide in 2008 and Drone  in  partnership  with  DC  enterprises  won  the  2014 edition of NP-MICAV event in mission mode sponsored by DRDO and CSIR.
His research interest include Tribology, Autonomous Systems and  Energy.  He  is also a fellow of various professional bodies like  IEI, TSI, ISAMPE,  IIPE  and  others besides having been a delegate to various countries as part of FICCI, GoK etc. An avid sports person he also represented the State  and  University  in  his  younger years as a swimmer and is the recipient of many awards. Besides  he  is  also  into white water rafting and spice farming.