The Mehta Family Centre for Engineering in Medicine
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
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Mehta Family Center for Engineering in MedicineEstablished in 2019 with the generous support from The Mehta Family Foundation
Mehta Family Center for Engineering in Medicine at IIT- Kanpur
Recognizing the fact that many of the more innovative and impactful solutions to challenging medical problems are now coming from the interface of engineering and medicine, IITK plans to set up a medical school on campus that can bring medical practitioners closer to engineers and a centre for ‘engineering in medicine’ that would act as a catalyst for engineers and biomedical scientists to work together on challenging medical problems.
Inauguration ceremony on the Institution Foundation Day
Message from the Center’s first International Advisor
Dr. Shankar Subramaniam
Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, Computer Science & Engineering, Cellular & Molecular Medicine and Nano Engineering, University of California - San Diego
Professor Shankar Subramaniam of the University of California, San Diego and distinguished visiting professor of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering BSBE (biomedical research) said “IIT Kanpur is a premier academic engineering institution in India and Center for Engineering in Medicine has the potential to be is crown jewel, impacting generation of students. The workforce trained at the center will have the ability to revolutionize healthcare in India. Congratulations to IIT Kanpur for spearheading the Engineering in Medicine Initative!”
The Center has three primary areas of research focus – Regenerative Medicine, Molecular Medicine and Engineering, and Digital Medicine. The three areas are expected to revolutionize the way medicine is a practiced in the future. The center would leverage the existing strengths within core engineering departments of IITK and department of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering BSBE (biomedical research) while diversifying into new/frontier areas to enable more impactful research (fundamental and applied).
The vision of the centre is to be able to make a significant impact in health care in India in terms of research/technology output while alongside producing next generation leaders that are well trained in these interdisciplinary areas.
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The Mehta Family Center for Engineering in Medicine is set up at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK) in association with the Mehta Family Foundation, USA.