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Prof. Sunil Bhagwat from ICT-Mumbai appointed as the next Director of IISER Pune

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IISER Pune is delighted to announce the appointment of Prof. Sunil Bhagwat from the Institute of Chemical Technology-Mumbai as the next Director of IISER Pune. Prof. Bhagwat will be the third Director since the founding of IISER Pune in 2006, and will succeed Prof. Jayant Udgaonkar who has led IISER Pune since 2017. 

The appointment as Director of IISER Pune is made by the Honourable President of India, in her capacity as the Visitor of IISER Pune.

Prof. Bhagwat is currently a Professor and Dean, Academic Programmes at the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. He has had a distinguished career with many noteworthy publications and patents to his name. A chemical engineer by training, Prof. Bhagwat's research is in the areas of interfacial science and engineering, energy and exergy engineering, computer process simulation, and artificial neural networks. He has been a popular teacher and has received several awards on this front including the Indian National Science Academy's (INSA) Best Teacher Award in 2016.

The IISER Pune community is delighted to welcome Prof. Sunil Bhagwat as the Director of the institute and looks forward to his leadership.