We welcome Mr M S Unnikrishnan who has joined as our Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on September 14. He takes over from Professor Murali Sastry, who moves to a fulltime research position in the Faculty of Engineering, Monash University, Australia.
Welcoming Mr Unnikrishnan, who has earlier had a long and successful stint with Thermax as its Managing Director and CEO, to the IITB campus, Professor Subhasis Chaudhuri Director, IITB, said, “The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay always looks for creating more research opportunities for our students and professors. With Mr Unnikrishnan’s vast experience as an Industry leader, I am sure that the Academy will get a big boost in industry-focused and translational research under his leadership, benefiting both Indian industry and academia.”
In a statement released earlier, Professor Margaret Gardner AC, President and Vice-Chancellor, Monash University said, “Mr Unnikrishnan’s successful leadership and research innovation, together with his strong ties with industry, will provide a strong platform for him to continue the Academy’s world-class collaborative research, and to find innovative solutions for areas of global significance, including clean energy, sustainable water management and next-generation infrastructure”.