The Department of Environmental Studies at Ashoka University invites you to EVS Colloquium on "Biomimetics of living and dead color-producing systems for sustainable manufacture" by Dr. Vinod Kumar Saranathan, Krea University to be held on Tuesday, 4th April 2023, 6:30 PM (IST).
Zoom meeting link: Click here to join or https://zoom.us/j/91258396260?pwd=TjFFdkVVK1A0RmVYQmIwZzBmQVJadz09
Dr. Vinod Saranathan is Associate Professor and Discipline Coordinator for Biological Sciences at the Division of Science, within the School of Interwoven Arts and Sciences (SIAS) at Krea University, an elite 4-year liberal arts university in Andhra Pradesh, where he studies the physical and biological basis of structural color-producing biophotonic nanostructures in birds and insects, towards their biomimetic synthesis for technological applications. He has published in leading international scientific journals including PNAS, Advanced Materials, Nano Letters, Cell Reports, Proceedings of the Royal Society B and his research has been featured in prominent international and national print (Quanta Magazine, New York Times, LA Times, Atlantic Monthly, Hindu Business Line, Times of India, etc.) and broadcast news media (BBC, CBC, NPR, Channel News Asia, etc.). Vinod received a bachelor’s degree in Physics with a minor in Philosophy cum laude from Ohio Wesleyan University. Funded by a Dillon and Mary Ripley Graduate Fellowship, he earned a Master’s in 2007 and a PhD in 2011 from Yale University, in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, where he studied structural color production in birds. Subsequently, Vinod was a Royal Society Newton Fellow at the Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford. While at Oxford, he was also elected to an Edward P. Abraham Cephalosporin Junior Research Fellowship at Linacre College. Prior to joining Krea University, Vinod was faculty at Yale-NUS College, and the Department of Biological Sciences at NUS, Singapore, and an adjunct PI at the NUS Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Initiative (NUSNNI).