Samvit Menon was awarded a Marie-Skladowska Curie fellowship in August 2020 and moved to Ireland in December 2020 to work at CAPPA, CIT and IPIC, and the Tyndall National Institute. His current focus is on developing fluorescent nanodiamonds for different applications in medicine and healthcare. His work has a strong industry component with his current PhD students spending time both in the lab and in industry, making sure they have the right aptitude for life in academia or industry on graduating.
In 2012, Samvit joined Manipal University to pursue his PhD. The core objective of his PhD was to develop rapid microwave recipes for the synthesis of metal oxide nanomaterials for photocatalysis and photoluminescence. After his PhD, Samvit moved to the University of the Free State in South Africa as a postdoc where he focused on developing phosphors with persistent luminescence for biomedical applications, collaborating with the Technical University of Denmark and Ghent University, Belgium.
Samvit graduated from the University of Calcutta in 2008 with an Honours in Physics after which he obtained his M.Sc. in Physics from Bangalore University in 2010 where he was a university Gold Medalist. Soon after his master’s, Samvit worked as a research assistant at Bangalore University’s physics department where he calculated the levels of Radon and Thoron at various residential and abandoned buildings across Bangalore. Soon after, he moved to the Indian Institute of Science to focus on the dynamics of Active Galactic Nuclei. Between 2011 and 2012, Samvit took a short sabbatical from academics to pursue his passion as a writer and ended up writing several radio and television ad jingles along with constructing blogs for various IT companies.
Topics to be discussed on this fireside chat
Life science product development
How to design and structure R&D
Problems in taking the lab-scale product to mass production
Industry expectation of products
Munster Technological University, Rossa Avenue, Bishopstown, Cork, Ireland
Centre for Advanced Photonics and Process Analysis (CAPPA)
Dr. Samvit G. Menon is an SPARKLE –Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellow, Centre for Advanced Photonics and Process Analysis (CAPPA) at Munster Technological University, Rossa Avenue, Bishopstown, Cork, Ireland, T12 P928 and Tyndall National Institute, Lee Maltings, Cork, Ireland.