Saturday, February 2, 2019

Dr. Mohan Raghavan

Assistant Professor,
Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
& Co-founder & Co-Head,
Center for Healthcare Entrepreneurship
IIT Hyderabad, Telangana, India


Professional accomplishments:

Mohan Raghavan researches and teaches at the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the broad area of computational neuroscience and motor systems in particular. His lab is focused on building 3D multiscale multidisciplinary computational models of human movement machinery spread across the spinal cord and its integration it with musculoskeletal systems.

At the Center for Healthcare Entrepreneurship, his work centres around bringing together academic research, design thinking methodologies and healthcare technology for benefit of society at large. He has mentored several startups in the area of healthcare.
He has been a post-doctoral fellow at National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore and holds a PhD in the area of computational neuroscience from IISc, Bangalore. Prior to entering academics, he spent 7 years at Motorola, working in the areas of Embedded Systems, Software Engineering and Signal Processing.

Interests in Indic Culture:

Mohan is passionate about Indology and researches on Indic concepts using scientific methodologies.. Over the last 20 years, he has given numerous lectures on the scientific basis of Indic culture such as dress, language, worship, rituals, festivals and many others. He has contributed numerous articles to ayvm online magazine. He writes short fiction that deal with cultural themes embedded in a contemporary context. One of his short stories titled ‘One night stand in Hariharapuram’ was published by Penguin as part of the anthology ‘Love stories that touched my heart’