This lecture series was instituted by Dr. Arindam Nath Bose (BT/CHE/1975) in memory of his late father, Shri Arabindo Nath Bose, who established the department of Food Technology at Jadhavpur University in Calcutta in early 1950s. Dr. Arindam Nath Bose did his B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 1975 and subsequently obtained a Master's degree from University of Michigan College of Engineering in 1977 and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University in 1980.
Prof. Bose has over three decades long career in the biopharmaceutical industry including positions in bioprocess development, clinical supply manufacturing, corporate biotechnology strategy and advocacy for science-based regulations for biologics. He also served as Vice-President, External Affairs and Biosimilar Strategy for the Biotherapeutics Pharmaceutical Sciences organization of Pfizer Worldwide R&D. At Pfizer, his group focused on biopharmaceutical product development outsourcing, competitive intelligence and external influencing in addition to developing and executing Pfizer's entry strategy for biosimilars.