Dr. Bhat told in the interview with Infosys that he wants to deliver scientific work to the society in terms of real application to transform the lives of people.
Dr. Navakanta Bhat is a professor at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. He was honored with the Infosys prize, in 2018, which is one of the most prestigious awards in India. Dr. Bhat has completed his Ph.D. from Stanford University, CA, USA (1996). He pursued masters in Microelectronics from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay (1992). He has done remarkable work with Motorola, in Austin, Texas, as a Device Engineer.
Dr. Bhat joined IISc in October, 1999. He played a key role in establishing the Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE). He has 11 patents (and 13 patents in process), and approximately 250 publications on his name. He has received several awards such as, Dr. Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship (2018), Prof. Rustum Choksi Award (2017), Confederation of Indian Industry -Industrial Innovation Award (2017), Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering, Swarnajayanti Fellowship (2005), Professor Satish Dhawan Award (2005) etc.
In the 21st century, medical instruments are advancing with rapid growth and technological evolution! New types of precise sensors and compact designs are making diagnosis faster and more accurate. The detection of medical defects has become easy due to these biosensors.
PathShodh Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. is incubated at CeNSE, IISc, Bangalore. Research and development in the field of biosensors is conducted under the guidance of Dr. Bhat. This company has been established with a social mission of making healthcare services affordable to all citizens. Dr. Bhat, in an interview with Infosys, said he wants to deliver his scientific work to the society, in order to transform the lives of people. He also looks forward to bring India at the top position in chip manufacturing ecosystem. This vision of his made him come back to India, and develop the Nanotechnology lab, jointly with IISc.
With a philanthropic attitude, passion towards science and technology and gratitude towards society, such great scientists are needed to make this world a better place.