Prof. Dhirendra S Katti

Prof. Katti received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from Fergusson College, Poona University (1990); B.Sc. Tech in Chemical Technology from Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai (1993); and Ph.D. in Chemistry from Bombay University (1999) [worked at CSIR – Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad under Dr. A. V. Rama Rao, then Director, IICT].

He then worked at the laboratory of Prof. Cato T. Laurencin as a post-doctoral fellow at the Dept. of Chem. Engg., Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA (1999-2001) and subsequently as a Research Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Chem. Engg., Drexel University (2001-2003). Prof. Katti then moved on as Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA (2003-2004).

Prof. Katti returned to India in 2004 as Assistant Professor at the Department of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering (BSBE), IIT Kanpur and rose through the ranks to become Professor in 2012. He was Head of the BSBE Dept. from 2016-2019 and was the Gireesh Jankinath Chair Professor from 2018-2021. He was the Chairman of JEE for 2019 and 2020 and helped conduct the JEE nationwide in India during the challenging times of COVID-19. Prof. Katti was appointed as the Dean of International Relations (2022-2024) and the Rajeeva and Sangeeta Lahri Chair Professor (2022-2024) at IIT Kanpur.

Prof. Katti serves on the editorial board of Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology (American Scientific Publishers) and Trends in Biomaterials and Artificial Organs (India) and served as the Associate Editor (Asia) of International Journal of Nanomedicine (Dove Press) 2009-2016.

Prof. Katti is the recipient of the prestigious Tata Innovation Fellowship by Department of Biotechnology (2023) and is an elected Fellow of the Society of Biomaterials and Artificial Organs (FBAO) India (2023) and serves as the President of the Society for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine India (STERMI) (2024-2027).

Prof. Katti has more than 200 publications (including book, book chapters, research publications, patents and conference papers) and a total of over 6500 citations. Prof. Katti has completed 20 and has 4 ongoing extramurally funded projects. Prof. Katti has supervised 125 students (including undergraduate, postgraduate, post-doctoral fellows and project fellows)

His research interests are in the areas of Biomaterials, Drug Delivery Systems, Tissue Engineering, Nano-biotechnology, Nanomedicine, Drug Target Identification, and Disease Model Systems.



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