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Dr. Arjak Bhattacharjee

Dr. Arjak Bhattacharjee

Dr. Arjak Bhattacharjee is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the David Kaplan’s Lab, Department of biomedical engineering, Tufts University, Boston, USA. Arjak is currently pursuing his research in a highly reputed group under Prof. Kaplan, which is ranked within the world's top three cited research groups in the domain of tissue engineering, biomaterials, and regenerative medicine. He did his Ph.D. (December 2022) from the School of Mechanical and materials engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, USA under Prof. Susmita Bose and Prof. Amit Bandyopadhyay. His research area is 3D-printed implant manufacturing for various cancer treatments and tissue engineering applications, including lab grown artificial meats without animal killing with the help of ayurvedic medicines such as turmeric extract. He completed his M. Tech (2018) in materials science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, and received a gold medal from then the president of India, Mr. Ram Nath Kovind, for overall best performance. Arjak did his B. Tech (2016) in ceramic technology from Govt. College of Engineering and Ceramic Technology, Kolkata. He directed the world’s first documentary on ceramics titled “Oneness with the Infinite” in collaboration with Prof. Hmadri Shekhar Maiti, Prof. Indranil Manna, Prof. Bikramjit Basu, and Prof. Kantesh Balani, which won two international awards in 2017. Arjak was felicitated by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, then the minister of the science of technology, Govt. of India for his contribution to scientific documentary-making. Arjak has a total of more than 16 national- international awards in his credit, including the Best Ph.D. Researcher award. He has directed and edited a unique documentary on the scientific significance of each ritual followed in a Vedic marriage ceremony, named “Vivaha”. Arjak has authored & co-authored a total of 16 peer- reviewed international journal articles in reputed scientific journals based on his research. Arjak is currently serving as the president of Tufts University's postdoctoral scholars' association (PDA). Previously he has served in multiple leadership roles including graduate school senator during his Ph.D. at Washington State University and head of IIT Kanpur Vivekananda Samiti during his M. Tech at IIT Kanpur. During COVID, he served as a United Nations Online volunteer teacher for underprivileged kids.