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Mehta Family Center for Engineering in Medicine

Established 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

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!”

Research Focus

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.

Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative Medicine

With the advent of improvements in medical treatment, the ageing population is on the rise...

Molecular Medicine and Engineering

Molecular Medicine and Engineering

An existing research area at BSBE that encompasses attributes of fundamental...

Digital Medicine

Digital Medicine

Increased penetration of internet and mobile technologies, along with advances in AI...

The Bhupat & Jyoti Mehta Family Foundation

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.