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Biotechnology & medicine

Ajay Prakash Kottapalli

Nature-inspired miniaturized sensors that create new standard of care in biomedical flow sensing.
Ajay Kottapalli

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Singapore MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART)

Asia Pacific

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In 2013, Ajay received his Ph.D from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, along with a Singapore-MIT Alliance Graduate fellowship. Between 2014-2016, he was a Postdoctoral Associate and as Research Scientist at SMART. In 2013, 2015 and 2017, Ajay was a visiting scholar at MIT. He is currently a Project Investigator (PI) for research projects funded by the SMART Innovation Center and the CENSAM Research Initiative. His research focuses on nature-inspired sensor technologies, biomimetic materials, MEMS/NEMS, nanotechnology, biomedical devices etc. In 2016, Ajay founded a startup company called Sensornomics Pte Ltd which envisions to create new standards of care in biomedical devices. He is a young entrepreneur who leads a team of 4 researchers. He has published about 45 peer-reviewed papers, authored 1 book and held patents in sensor technology.