Mr. Sujit Kumar (BT/MT/CE/1992/1994), Founder of Cadland Infortech Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore instituted Golden Jubilee Chair on Entrepreneurship & Innovation. The Chair Professor would help foster Innovative Eco System at IIT Kanpur, along with teaching and research in this domain.
Prof. Siddharth Panda, Department of Chemical Engineering, research focuses on chemical sensors and the accompanying transport, reactions and materials processing, utilizing silicon and flexible printable platforms. Prior to joining IIT Kanpur, he was a Staff/Advisory Engineer at the IBM Semiconductor R&D Center, New York, for over six years. He obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Houston in 1999, an M.S. from the University of Cincinnati in 1995 and a B.Tech. from IIT Kharagpur in 1992, in Chemical Engineering. He has about thirty publications, and has filed about forty five patent applications.