Padmakumar Nair, Ph.D. Dr. Eng., MBA
Dr. Nair brings his 25 years of industry and academic experience and his expertise as an accomplished researcher, teacher, and management consultant to AcuBiz. He is currently serving as the Director and Dean of LM Thapar School of Management, Thapar University. He is also the Dean of Organizational Effectiveness at Thapar University. His areas of specialization are Organizational Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Nanotechnology with more than 50 publications in journals of international repute to his credit. In the last twenty years, he has been cited more than 1800 times in academic journals with an H-factor of 23.
His current interests are in the areas of social entrepreneurship, sustainable business strategies & leadership. He has taught, consulted, researched and conducted executive and leadership development workshops in the US, India, Japan, the Netherlands, China, UK and South Korea, in companies such as Alcatel-Lucent, Citi Bank, Compucom, Ericsson, Genesys Labs, Hitachi, Lennox, Kao-Japan, NEC, NEI, Pfizer-Japan, Texas Capital Bank, etc.
Dr. Karunagaran brings over 25 years of academic and research experience to AcuBiz. He currently serves as the Head of the Department of Biotechnology at IIT-Madras, Chennai, India. His research specializations lie in Cancer Biology and he has published over 50 research papers in journals of international repute. Before joining IIT, he worked for the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology in Thiruvinandapuram, India as a senior scientist. In 2003, he was a recipient of the C. R. Krishnamurti Lecture Award conferred to him by the Society of Biological Chemists (India).Dr. Karunagaran is currently the Vice President of the Society of Biological Chemists (India) and an editorial board member of Cell Research.
Manoj Parameswaran, Ph.D.
Dr. Parameswaran has 25 years of experience as an academic and a researcher. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Foster School of Business in the University of Washington, Seattle. His area of expertise is in E-Commerce and the Economics of Information Systems and he has published many research papers in reputed journals.
Before his current position, Dr. Parameswaran worked as an Assistant Professor for the Leavey School of Business in Santa Clara University. He has many honors and awards to his name including the Best Teaching Certificate of Recognition from the University of Maryland and the David Bruton, Jr. Graduate Fellowship from the University of Texas, Austin. He did his M.Tech from Indian Institute of Science and Ph.D. from the University of Texas, Austin, USA.
Sudha Chellamma, Ph.D.
Dr. Sudha Chellamma has been working as Associate Faculty at Collin College and Richland College, Dallas, USA. Prior to this, she was an Assistant professor at St. Xavier University, IL. She received her Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, where her graduate studies included Inorganic, Organic and Analytical aspects of Chemistry. Later, she did Post Doctoral research in the field of Inorganic materials and lipoproteins at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Chicago, respectively. She has several research publications in internationally acclaimed scientific journals.