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Dr. Murali Sastry: CEO

Dr Murali Sastry is one of India’s leading nanotechnologists and brings with him close to 25 years of experience in the field of materials chemistry.

An author of over 360 international publications, 10 chapters in books and an inventor of 20 Indian and US patents, Dr Sastry is well recognised in the Indian and global markets as a leader in his field.

Taking on the role of Chief Innovation Officer at Tata Chemicals in 2005, Dr Sastry established an innovation centre that delivered the award-winning Swach nano-silver water purifier.

In November 2011, he moved to DSM India, where he was Director of Innovation incubating new businesses for DSM in areas of national relevance.

Dr Sastry has served on the International Advisory Board of seven leading chemistry journals and the advisory boards of various government departments.

His current research interests include developing new industrially-relevant renewable materials, ethical issues in nanomaterial application, and addressing societal challenges via cutting-edge technology.