Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati’s Prof. Biman B. Mandal a DST SwarnaJayanti Fellow has been recognized by Vigyan Prasar among 75 Scientists Shaping Today’s India. Hon’ble Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh released the coffee-table book published by Vigyan Prasar titled “75 under 50: Scientists Shaping Today’s India” on National Science Day. This book explores the personal lives and professional accomplishments of 75 scientists, providing an in-depth look at the diversity surrounding them, such as their differing backgrounds, reasons for becoming scientists, obstacles they faced, and their work in different disciplines.
Prof. Biman B. Mandal has been working in the domain of ‘regenerative medicine and tissue engineering which is s a highly interdisciplinary translational research domain, which deals with the body’s ability to repair, heal and regenerate. This field has tremendous applicability being directly associated with human health, welfare and has the potential to contribute towards addressing an unmet world problem related to ‘organ shortages’. His team has so far published 160 highly cited high-impact research articles in prestigious journals, filed 23 patents, and licensed 3 technologies with 01 product in the market. The book has featured some of the research works of Prof. Mandal as mentioned below:
- ‘Non-mulberry Silk Based Ink for Fabricating Mechanically Robust Cardiac Patches and Endothelialized Myocardium-on-a-chip Application’. Advanced Functional Materials (2020)
- ‘3D printed silk-based biomimetic tri-layered meniscus for potential patient-specific implantation’. Biofabrication (2020)
- ‘Silk-based multilayered angle-ply annulus fibrosus construct to recapitulate form and function of the intervertebral disc’. PNAS (2018)
- ‘Immunomodulatory injectable silk hydrogels maintaining functional islets and promoting anti-inflammatory M2 macrophage polarization’. Biomaterials (2018)
Born in Purulia district of West Bengal Prof. Mandal graduated from Presidency College, Kolkata, and completed his master’s from the Department of Biotechnology, HP University, Shimla. He obtained his Ph.D. from IIT Kharagpur and post-doctorate from the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University, Boston, USA. Currently, Prof. Mandal is a Professor at the Department of Biosciences & Bioengineering, School of Health Sciences and Technology and Centre for Nanotechnology, IIT Guwahati and he also holds the Associate Dean, Academics (Undergraduate) position.