Dr. Atul Kulkarni

Research Prof & Head

Research Area: Multidisciplinary sensors development & Point-of-care diagnostic devices
Phone: +91 20 28116306 / 6316

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Atul Kulkarni is currently associated with Symbiosis Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (SCNN) of the Symbiosis International (Deemed University), India, in the capacity of Research Professor and Director.

He was in Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), Department of Mechanical Engineering; South Korea under the Brain Korea Plus (BK21+) and brain Pool fellowships. He received his MS (1995) from Department of Instrumentation Science, University of Pune and Ph. D. from the Department of Physics, University of Pune in 2005, India, in 2005. During and prior to his Ph.D, he worked in Indian industries for more than 17 years (from 1989 to 2005) in various disciplines.

In Dec. 2006, he was offered a postdoctoral fellowship at SKKU, South Korea. Since then, he is actively involved in multidisciplinary sensor development. He has published over 85 research papers in international journals and has 10 patents (Korean, US and PCT) to his credit.

Brief CV:

  • Research Professor, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea. (Brian pool, BK+ Fellowship), South Korea 2014-2017
  • Chief Technical Consultant, BioFD&C Co Ltd, Incheon, South Korea 2014-2017
  • Project Scientist, Centre for Sensor Studies, University of Pune, India 2012-2013
  • Associate Research Professor, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea. (Brian pool, BK+ Fellowship), South Korea 2006-2012
  • Product development manager, Evincere Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd, Pune, India 2000-2005
  • QA Engineer, DGP Hinoday Industries Ltd, Pune, India -1993-2000
  • QA Engineer, Level Tech Pvt. Ltd., Pune, India 1989-1992

Dr. Mandar Shirolkar

Assistant Professor

Research Area: Functional nano-oxides and nano composites
Phone: +91 20-28116376

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Dr. Mandar Shirolkar obtained his PhD from the University of Pune (UOP), India in 2012. While working for his doctoral degree, he also worked as Research fellow in Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune.

After submitting doctoral thesis in 2011, Dr. Mandar was shifted to Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) as Institute Postdoctoral fellow after which in 2012, he shifted to Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale, University of Science and Technology of China, China as Postdoctoral Fellow, under Foreign Expert joint Programme of India - China Government for advancement of Scientific Research. In 2017, Dr. Shirolkar shifted to Tamkang University Taiwan. His research interests range from functional nano-oxides, polymer based nanocomposites and biocompatible functional materials. Dr. Shirolkar is associated with SCNN since August 2018.

Brief CV:

  • 2017 – 2018: MOST Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Tamkang University, National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, Taiwan. (Host: Prof. Way-Faung Pong)
  • 2012 – 2017: NSFC and China Postdoctoral Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow (CPSF), Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, University of Science and Technology of China. (Host: Prof. Haiqian Wang)
  • 2011 – 2012: Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India. (Host: Prof. Subhabrata Dhar)
  • 2012: Ph. D. in Physics, University of Pune, Maharashtra, India.
    Thesis supervisor: Prof. Sulabha Kulkarni

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